EJML Sculpture


Emily Jean Melville Little

Born in Paraparaumu, New Zealand, Emily Little grew up in the UK. She earned an Honors degree in Drawing and Painting from Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland and later moved to Rome, Italy.
She presently lives and works between Edinburgh, Rome and Dublin.

She began painting landscapes in oils, acrylics and watercolours in her early teens while living in West Yorkshire, UK. Contemporary to this period, she was introduced to the world of the studio potter, which influenced and stimulated her ideas of form. Her residence in Italy furthered the study of light and colour in her painting and after winning a place to study at the Italian Mint, she was able to develop her sculptural techniques such as bas-relief as well as further develop her understanding of three-dimensional space, composition and form.


Prix du Conseil General de Versailles (124ème Salon de Versailles, Versailles, France)

Shortlisted for Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust
Dorothy Duff Memorial Prize (VAS 2007 Exhibition)
Dorothy Duff Memorial Prize (VAS 2009 Exhibition)

Professional Development and Residencies
Artist residency and Ceramic Symposium (Seminario de Sargadelos), Lugo, Spain
Hand-made papermaking and watermark. Cartiere Miliani, Fabriano, Italy
Scuola dell'Arte della Medaglia, the Italian Mint, Rome, Italy
Artist residency 2014, Áras Éanna, Inis Oírr, Co. Galway, Ireland
Artist residency 2016, Kulttuuri Kauppila Art Center, Ii, Finland

One-Person Shows
Galerie des Ramparts, Antibes, France
Galleria del Duomo, Tarquinia, Italy
Galleria “Il Voltone della Molinella”, Faenza, Italy
Solo Arte, Milan, Italy
Cairns Gallery, Peebles, Scotland
Heinzel Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland
McNaughtan's Bookshop and Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Kulttuuri Kauppila Art Center, Ii, Finland
Centre Technique du Papier, Grenoble, France

Selected Group Exhibitions
ARGAM (Association of Modern Art Galleries), Rome, Italy
“Art96”, Strasbourg, France
Artefiera, Bologna, Italy
“Arte straniera in Italia, modi di essere”, Milan, Italy
The Atholl Gallery, Perthshire, UK
Broughton Gallery, Broughton, Scotland
Cadogan Contemporary Gallery, London, UK
Catharine Miller Contemporary Art Gallery, London, UK
“Emergenti Stranieri”, Banca Agricola Milanese, Milan, Italy
XVIII Festival “La Versiliana”, Marina di Pietrasanta, Italy
Galerie Albert 1er, Bruxelles, Belgium
Galerie Gallium, Antibes, France
Gilchrist Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Glasgow Art Fair 2006, 2007
John Green Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
John Noott Galleries, Broadway, UK
Laboratorio Calcografia e Incisione, Rome, Italy
Leinster Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
The Lost Gallery, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Manor House Gallery, Chipping Norton, UK
MIART (Milan Contemporary Art Fair), Milan, Italy
Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
“Il Narciso”, Rome, Italy
Oisin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Palazzo Ducale, Urbino, Italy
The Royal Hibernian Annual 2011, Dublin, Ireland
Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition 2009, Mall Galleries, London, UK
Royal Society of Scottish Watercolourists, 2008 & 2013, RSA Galleries, Edinburgh, Scotland
Royal Watercolour Society Annual Exhibition 2013, Bankside Gallery, London, UK
124ème Salon de Versailles, Versailles, France
Scottish Art Promotion, Caledonian Hilton, Edinburgh, Scotland
The Smithy Gallery, Strathblane, Scotland
Solo Arte, Milan, Italy
Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition 2007-2011, RSA Galleries, Edinburgh, Scotland
Stirling Art, Stirling, Scotland
Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition 2007-2011, RSA Galleries, Edinburgh, Scotland
Walton Gallery, London, UK




The Artist (photo by Hugh Fulton)


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