Emma Phillips / Salt / November 27 – December 21 2013



Quiet! Quiet! We shall neither go to nor run from the white city,” said the first brother. “And I assure you that as soon as the moon disappears behind those clouds, so too will the City of Salt. For these twin cities of heaven and hell are like ourselves, born of the same egg. And I ask you this: is the salty taste of our tears not the same from joy as it is from sorrow?”

– Richard Selesnick & Nicholas Kahn from ‘City of Salt’


Emma Phillips was born in Sorrento in 1989. She graduated with high distinction in BA Photography from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2010. After her move to New York in 2011 she worked under the photographer Annie Leibovitz. ‘Salt’ is her first solo exhibition in Melbourne.

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Press / Media:
Monster Children, Emma Phillips // Salt, 9 December 2013
Dan Rule, Your weekend: In the galleries, The Age, 7 December 2013