Emma Hack is a highly acclaimed Australian artist whose works in the medium of body paint installation and photography have captured the attention of art collectors and lovers around the world.

Emma Hack, Artist, has gained worldwide attention also for her Motor Accident Commission, where she built a sculpture of 17 bodies arranged as a crashed car. She was also commissioned by the WA Ballet for their upcoming program imagery. Emma Hack’s mural ‘Madame Hanoi’ at Nic Watt’s restaurant in Adelaide is currently the largest body art mural in the world standing at 8m and is a particularly memorable work for Emma Hack.

Emma Hack is well known also for her work in the music video for Grammy Award winning musician, Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know”, she painted the set and vocalists. The shoot was for 23 hours straight using photography and stop motion to create the video which has been viewed by over 800 million people worldwide.

Emma Hack works predominantly with body paint installation and photography, using her paintbrush to merge people seamlessly with the background so they become camouflaged like a chameleon. Emma Hack states that “the human is secondary to the work; the human is blended allowing nature to stand first.” She draws inspiration from around the world, from Australian flora and fauna to Oriental influences.

Emma Hack is a pioneer in the artform of body painting, beginning in 1990 and exhibiting since 1999. Emma Hack’s expression of creating on the human form has evolved over the years into a photographic installation work.

Emma Hack’s focus on nature in her works spring from her childhood in South Australia; surrounded by green fields contrasted with the desert she had a constant access to the diversity of the natural world.

“I am always influenced by my journeys and travels, body art is the oldest artform in the world, it’s interesting to explore this within my creations.”

Emma Hack Wallpaper Series (2005-2010) encapsulates this idea, where people painted with animals and birds blend into the ornate wallpaper backgrounds by Florence Broadhurst with such magic realism that one has to double take to realise the living canvas.

Emma Hack now paints her own backgrounds to compliment the artworks and takes her own photography.

“I love illusion, the human is ‘at one’ within their background, it’s a discussion of sense of self and looking after the environment and the beauty within it.”

A limited edition photograph of Emma Hack’s installation work with body paint.

Emma Hack follows her theme of flora and fauna to camouflage the human body with realistic paintings of flowers merging into the background behind.

Emma Hack draws inspiration from around the world, from Australian flora and fauna to Oriental influences.

“You can feel my work, it’s not just aesthetically lovely, it has a meaning, is beautifully executed and presented.”

This piece is from Emma Hack’s Collection ‘Chinoiserie’.

Available in four sizes.

1/1 – An edition of 1
Size 155x110cm
Price £8200

Special Edition – An edition of 3
Size 145x103cm
Price £5500

Large – An Edition of 10
Size 125x90cm
Price £4500

Small – An Edition of 1o
Size 85x63cm
Price £3500

2016

Digital Print

A limited edition photograph of Emma Hack’s installation work with body paint.

Emma Hack follows her theme of flora and fauna to camouflage the human body with realistic paintings of flowers merging into the background behind.

Emma Hack draws inspiration from around the world, from Australian flora and fauna to Oriental influences.

“You can feel my work, it’s not just aesthetically lovely, it has a meaning, is beautifully executed and presented.”

This piece is from Emma Hack’s Collection ‘Geometric’.

“The Geometric collection plays with movement and contorting the human form into statuesque, surreal form.”

Available in three sizes.

Special Edition – An edition of 5
Size 140x110cm
Price £5500

Large – An Edition of 15
Size 120x95cm
Price £3900

Small – An Edition of 15
Size 80x65cm
Price £2500

2017

Digital Print

A limited edition photograph of Emma Hack’s installation work with body paint.

Emma Hack follows her theme of flora and fauna to camouflage the human body with realistic paintings of flowers merging into the background behind.

Emma Hack draws inspiration from around the world, from Australian flora and fauna to Oriental influences.

“You can feel my work, it’s not just aesthetically lovely, it has a meaning, is beautifully executed and presented.”

This piece is from Emma Hack’s Collection ‘Geometric’.

“The Geometric collection plays with movement and contorting the human form into statuesque, surreal form.”

Available in five sizes.

1/1 – An Edition of 1
140x140cm
Price £8200

Special Edition – An edition of 5
Size 120x120cm
Price £5500

Large – An Edition of 15
Size 110x110cm
Price £3900

Small – An Edition of 15
Size 70x70cm
Price £2500

Perspex – An Edition of 20
Size 30x30cm
Price £550

2017

Digital Print

A limited edition photograph of Emma Hack’s installation work with body paint.

Emma Hack follows her theme of flora and fauna to camouflage the human body with realistic paintings of flowers merging into the background behind.

Emma Hack draws inspiration from around the world, from Australian flora and fauna to Oriental influences.

“You can feel my work, it’s not just aesthetically lovely, it has a meaning, is beautifully executed and presented.”

This piece is from Emma Hack’s Collection ‘Chinoiserie’.

Available in four sizes.

1/1 – An edition of 1
Size 155x110cm
Price £8200

Special Edition – An edition of 3
Size 145x103cm
Price £5500

Large – An Edition of 10
Size 125x90cm
Price £4500

Small – An Edition of 1o
Size 85x63cm
Price £3500

2016

Digital Print

A limited edition photograph of Emma Hack’s installation work with body paint.

Emma Hack follows her theme of flora and fauna to camouflage the human body with realistic paintings of flowers merging into the background behind.

Emma Hack draws inspiration from around the world, from Australian flora and fauna to Oriental influences.

“You can feel my work, it’s not just aesthetically lovely, it has a meaning, is beautifully executed and presented.”

This piece is from Emma Hack’s Collection ‘Flight of Fancy’.

Available in four sizes.

1/1 – An edition of 1
Size 150x110cm
Price £6750

Special Edition – An edition of 3
Size 140x104cm
Price £5500

Large – An Edition of 10
Size 120x90cm
Price £4500

Small – An Edition of 1o
Size 80x60cm
Price £3500

2018

Digital Print

A limited edition photograph of Emma Hack’s installation work with body paint.

Emma Hack follows her theme of flora and fauna to camouflage the human body with realistic paintings of flowers merging into the background behind.

Emma Hack draws inspiration from around the world, from Australian flora and fauna to Oriental influences.

“You can feel my work, it’s not just aesthetically lovely, it has a meaning, is beautifully executed and presented.”

This piece is from Emma Hack’s Collection ‘Flight of Fancy’.

Available in four sizes.

1/1 – An edition of 1
Size 150x110cm
Price £6750

Special Edition – An edition of 3
Size 140x104cm
Price £5500

Large – An Edition of 10
Size 120x90cm
Price £4500

Small – An Edition of 10
Size 80x60cm
Price £3500

2018

Digital Print