Emily Floyd in
All the World’s Futures

Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney

May 6, 2015

Emily Floyd in
All the World’s Futures

May 9–November 22, 2015



Emily Floyd’s project for All the World’s Futures is an immersive installation set within a walled garden in the Arsenale’s Giardino Delle Vergini. Incorporating a “Fair Use” field library dedicated to critical perspectives on work and generated through the context of the Biennale, Labour Garden will be a container for ideas, historical perspectives and newly commissioned writings on the subject of labour.

Emily Floyd (b. 1972, Melbourne) works in sculpture, printmaking and public installation. She explores the history of pedagogical play, employing it as a frame for investigations into literature, information display, typography, protest, and the legacy of modernism. Drawing parallels between educational models and contemporary art, Floyd’s works generate spaces for social engagement and interaction whilst provoking discussions about contemporary social, cultural and political potentiality. 

Recent solo exhibitions include Emily Floyd: The Dawn, National Gallery of Victoria, (2014) Far Rainbow, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (2014) This Place Will Always Be Open, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne (2012) Here Small Gestures Make Complex Structures, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, (2012) and New Graphic Sculpture, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney (2012). 

Group exhibitions include Art as a Verb: Artspace, Sydney (2015), Below Another Sky, Glasgow Print Studio, Scotland (2014), There will be new rules next week, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland (2013), Sleep on the Left Side, Seven Art Limited, New Delhi (2012), Kindness/Udarta, Habitat Center New Delhi (2012), Ten Ways to Look at the Past, National Gallery of Victoria (2011), In the Balance: Art for a Changing World, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2010), and Optimism, Queensland Art Gallery (2008).

Emily Floyd lecturers in the Fine Art Program at Monash Art Design and Architecture, most recently she participated in public forums at Sarai New Delhi and the Jaipur Artist Retreat, was awarded a Scottish Print Network Commission, Dundee Print Studio, Dundee, Scotland and the inaugural Monash University Museum of Art Ian Potter Sculpture Commission. In 2013 Floyd was made a Fellow of the Australia Council for the Arts. 

Emily Floyd: Field Libraries will be presented at Anna Schwartz Gallery Melbourne in June 2015.

Emily Floyd is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery Australia.