Emma Fitts


Emma Fitts completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) at the University of Canterbury in 2002 and a Master of Fine Art from the Glasgow School of Art in 2010. Based in the UK since 2009, Fitts returned to Christchurch as the Olivia Spencer Bower awardee for 2014.

Her individual practice and collaborative work as Fitts & Holderness and Victor & Hester, has seen her participate in exhibitions and residencies both nationally and internationally. Most recent projects include Scottish solo show with Victor & Hester VH-16- 22-7-12-3-22-5 Dreams of Machines at Transmission, Glasgow (2015); Fit-out for Olivia Spencer Bower at Ilam Gallery (2015); 74 Heaton St Christchurch with Kirstin Carlin, (2014); Bomber Jacket for Marilyn Waring at St Paul St Gallery, Auckland (2014); Sports Jacket for Marlow Moss at the Physics Room, Christchurch (2014).


Selected Media.

  1. Fitts on Spencer Bower
    Warren Feeney, Eyecontact review
  2. Silk, Linen, Leather, Denim, Grass, Cotton, Felt
    Melanie Oliver, Ilam Gallery exhibition text
  3. Painting in The Physics Room
    Andrew Paul Wood, Eyecontact review


  1. Emma Fitts | Art Collector magazine
  2. Emma Fitts | McCahon House Residency Announcement
  3. Emma Fitts & Kirstin Carlin | Crane Brothers Pop Up
  4. Emma Fitts | From Pressure to Vibration - The Event of a Thread | Dowse Art Museum
  5. An Occasional Rant | Female representation in New Zealand Galleries
  6. Kirstin Carlin & Emma Fitts | Necessary Distraction Publication
  7. KIRSTIN CARLIN & EMMA FITTS | Necessary Distraction | Auckland Art Gallery
  8. Florence and Friends | Flotsam and Jetsam Pop-up Project
  9. EMMA FITTS | Embodying the Archive | The Physics Room
  10. Guest Artist | Emma Fitts