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Cordon Ombilical – Life within by artist Emelie Salford and composer Julia Thomsen

The piece celebrates existence and birth.


First exhibited at West Brompton Chapel and at Champions for Change, Millennium Award Exhibition at Ministry of Sound. The project was awarded the Millennium Award Fellowship and Bang & Olufsen also sponsored the exhibition


Emelie Salford’s work often relates to identity issues and is influenced by the human body and the urban landscape. As an artist she is driven by curiosity for life and the unexpected and she seeks inspiration from everyday surroundings


“I’m interested in the core, the essence of everything. I search the beauty in imperfection”


The artists explores mediums, all from drawing, painting, stitching, sculpture, photography and moving image. Her work has in the past been exhibited within a scientific context at Pfizer and the Wellcome Trust as well as in galleries such as Anne Faggionato, UK, Scion Installation Space, LA and with APART nationally and internationally, Hedges and Butlers Members Club, Groucho Club and Chelsea Arts Club in the UK. Collections of work have been commissioned by corporate firms such as Bank of America UK, EBRD, UK.


She was awarded the Millennium Award Fellowship in order to visualize an exhibition entitled ‘Cordon Ombilical’ relating to movement within the human interior.

She was sponsored by The Wellcome Trust to participate in the exhibition ‘Growth & Form’ at Two10 Gallery at The Wellcome Trust. The exhibition later went on tour to Nottingham.

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