• 13th February 2022 to 18th May 2022
  • Villa Merkel Galerien der Stadt Esslingen am Neckar Pulverwiesen 25 73726 Esslingen am Neckar Germany

The group exhibition brings together contemporary positions on the theme of ice. From landscapes of romantic yearning, scientific approaches through to the history of ice cream, the exhibition presents  a wide spectrum of works. The subject however, acquires a new and disconcerting impact in view of climate change and the global impact of disappearing ice at the North and South Poles.

Participating artists: Valentino Biagio Berndt and Marlon Lanziner, Marja Helander, Anastasia Mityukova, Carsten Nicolai, Emma Stibbon, Fridolin Walther and Jun Yang.

  • 12th May 2021

In Search of the Sublime is a 44 minute BBC 3 radio feature.


As the Alps undergo visible changes due to climate warming, the programme follows Emma to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc in France. Highlighting how the Mont Blanc region has a long history of science, alpine climbing and artistic pursuit, it is now undergoing dramatic glacier retreat due to climate warming.  Whilst conducting her own fieldwork in Chamonix, Emma explores the rich history of British landscape artists who came to the region in search of the Sublime. In the 21st-century, Emma argues, we can no longer...

  • 3rd October 2020 to 1st November 2020

The immersive drawing 'Wild Fire' was installed at the Centre of Gravity, a group exhibition at Soapworks in Bristol. For the exhibition Emma Stibbon created a five metre wide wall drawing ‘Wild Fire’ depicting the aftermath of a forest fire. Drawn in charcoal, partially recovered from a recent forest fire in Wareham, Dorset, her monumental drawing includes 3D elements of salvaged burnt conifers.

In 2019 the UK had more wildfires than any year on record and these are getting more frequent – a stark reminder that with climate warming uncontrolled forest fires are now increasing...

  • 14th September 2020

The short film 'Drawing Matters' highlights the central role drawing plays in Stibbon’s art and practice. Her editions start life as drawings made whilst traveling before being worked up in the studio and turned into plates. Stibbon's talents as a print maker lie in her ability to capture the fluidity and spontaneity of her drawing practice within the printed surface. This online exhibition showcases the beauty and dynamism of these works alongside the drawings that inspired them.

Visit the online viewing room here

View the video here

  • 14th July 2020

Cristea Roberts present two new prints by Emma Stibbon, alongside recent graphic works, depicting some of the most environmentally vulnerable parts of the world. In September 2019 Emma Stibbon undertook a residency in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, situated in the Arctic Ocean. A short film accompanies the Viewing Room. Stibbon’s residency at Artica studio, Longyearbyen, Svalbard was supported by The Queen Sonia Print Award.

Click here to access the Viewing Room

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  • 22nd April 2020

The Big Draw announces Emma Stibbon RA as The Big Draw's newest Patron. In 2020 The Big Green Draw Festival #ClimateOfChange focuses on the relationship between people and our living environments and ecosystems. In celebration of #EarthDay2020 the Big Draw have created a short film with Emma where she demonstrates using one of her favourite drawing mediums, indian ink, and talks about her practice.

You can view the video by clicking here

You can read the interview with Emma on the Big Draw website by clicking here

  • 14th November 2019 to 21st December 2019

Solo Exhibition: Rabley Drawing Centre

Exhibition celebrating twenty five-years of Emma Stibbon printmaking career. Launch of a new monograph book on Emma Stibbon’s printed work.

Rabley Drawing Centre

  • 29th March 2019 to 5th October 2019
Touring exhibition: York Art Gallery and Abbot Hall Art Gallery

To celebrate Ruskin's 200th birthday the exhibition reveals Ruskin's response to Turner's vision, together with his own experience of close looking at weather patterns, mountains and the built environment. In showing Ruskin's and Turner's influence today amongst contemporary artists, the exhibition displays a series of large drawings by Emma Stibbon. In June 2018 Stibbon retraced the steps of Turner and Ruskin visiting the Alps, taking the route made by Ruskin in June 1854 where he produced a series of daguerreotypes of Alpine...
  • 15th June 2019 to 1st September 2019

Group exhibition: Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

The exhibition traces the representation of fire in British art across the last four centuries; exploring the symbolism and meaning the element has had for artists throughout history.


  • 3rd July 2019 to 31st July 2019

Solo exhibition: Cristea Roberts Gallery, London

The exhibition documents Stibbon's fieldwork and journeys that have taken her from the frozen extremes of Antarctica to volatile landscapes, such as Hawai'i, which have been shaped by volcanic activity . Sketches made during her travels and ephemera will be displayed alongside drawing and prints made in Stibbon's studio. The exhibition marks the release of a book of the same name published by the Royal Academy of Arts, London.

Cristea Roberts Gallery

  • 1st June 2019 to 13th November 2019

Group exhibition: Kunsthalle Rostock 

An exhibition documenting the Palace of the Republic, the seat of the GDR's Volskammer and public cultural centre that was controversially demolished in 2006 to 2008. The exhibition uses a variety of approaches including a display of contemporary art, to open up public discourse on a shared memory. 

Kunsthalle Rostock

  • 6th March 2019 to 30th June 2019

Group exhibition: Sprengel Museum, Hannover

An exhibition of four artists who deal with the topic of nature and organic structures. Work spans from the shimmering wood prints by Christiane Baumgartner, to delicate, surreal watercolors by Anke Röhrscheid, obscure plant pictures by Miron Schmückle to exploratory ink drawings and prints by Emma Stibbon. 

Sprengel Museum

  • 2nd September 2017 to 30th September 2017

Solo exhibition: Cristea Roberts Gallery

'Volcano' features large drawings and a monumental woodcut and explores the dynamic terrain of volcanic landscape. The work is made in response to Stibbon's residency on the rim of one of the world’s most active volcanoes where she was artist in residence at Hawai’i...

  • 28th April 2017 to 8th July 2017

Solo exhibition: Galerie Bastian, Berlin

An exhibition of large-scale drawings and prints, based on Stibbon’s field observations of volcanic features in volatile environments; flows of molten rock, eruptions, steam vents and fault zones. The remarkable power and scale of this environment presents a dangerous beauty.  In her drawings Stibbon adds volcanic ash, gathered in the field, to her media. By linking the physical and metaphorical dimension to materials, she considers how they have properties of their own and the connection between process and place.

Galerie Bastian

  • 11th June 2015 to 5th September 2019
Solo exhibtion: The Polar Museum, Cambridge

An exhibition of drawings and prints from Stibbon’s recent fieldtrip to the Antarctic Peninsula as artist placement with the Scott Polar Research Institute and the Royal Navy, and a later trip to Svalbard in the High Arctic with thearcticcircle.org. Stibbon’s work represents glaciers and ice shelves as symbols of change and transition. Triggered by recent scientific assessments showing increased instability in the Polar ice sheets, Stibbon’s observations of vast, icy expanses provokes the viewer to consider the beauty and ultimate frailty of...