Emma Fitts

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1979

Sports Jacket for Marlow Moss

  • 2014
  • Wool, silk
  • Purchased 2018
  • 2510 x 1590mm
  • 2018/038

Emma Fitts has created an abstract portrait of sorts in her collaged fabric tribute to Marlow Moss. Marlow was a British modernist painter and sculptor who in around 1919 renamed herself (from Marjorie Moss), adopted standard masculine attire, and worked in a refined constructivist style until the 1950s. Made during her Olivia Spencer Bower Award project in Ōtautahi Christchurch in 2014, Emma combined an interest in overlooked histories with formalist concerns, using salvaged silk scarves and woven plaid cloth to construct a personal gallery of role models and protagonists.

(Perilous: Unheard Stories from the Collection, 6 August 2022- )

Exhibition History