Turps Surgery Visiting Mentor 2019
Emma Biggs has a BA in Fine Art from Leeds University. She works collaboratively as Biggs & Collings with her partner Matthew Collings, making paintings. She has an independent practice as a mosaic artist. Biggs & Collings are represented by Vigo Gallery. Biggs is a senior tutor in mosaic at West Dean College, where she has taught on the Short Course Program for the past 30 years. She has also taught more general courses in colour and in pattern. She has given lectures and tutorials at amongst other places, The Royal College, the Slade School of Art, Manchester School of Art, Central St Martin’s School of Art and Design & Sheffield University. On a number of occasions she has been a keynote speaker at the Society of American Mosaic Artists annual conference, the British Association of Modern Mosaic, and the Mosaic Artists of Australian and New Zealand. She has written a number of books about mosaic. Her most recent public mosaics completed in 2018 – mosaic versions of the paintings of Biggs & Collings -- can be seen in Brushfield St, opposite Spitalfields Market.