Emma Cunningham


Emma is a full time practising artist, living and working in a rural valley on the outskirts of Whanganui, New Zealand.

From her Flying Dog Studio she creates contemporary artwork - sculpture, assemblage, drawings and jewellery made from vintage silverware. 

Emma graduated from the ASA School of Art, Auckland NZ with a Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in printmaking in 1995.

She completed her studies at The Frink School of Sculpture in Stoke-on-Trent, England, in 1998.

She has been awarded several national and regional art awards and is a regular exhibiting artist.

She has travelled and lived in some of the most beautiful cities in the world, yet is most at home in the countryside, surrounded by her family and their animals, or in a dingy fly fishing Lake Taupo.   

Emma draws inspiration from nature and is concerned with the preservation of it. She is interested in ancient mythologies and folklore, and how our past stories are interwoven with our present day. Birds and animals appear as signposts or messengers in her work.

The Flying Dog Studio - Art is Life

Emma Cunningham FlyingDog studio