2007 Liverpool John Moores University PGCE (Post Grad. in Education) Art and Design
2004 Northumbria University, UK M.A. Fine Art (Commendation)
1998 University of Dundee, UK Bachelor of Design(Hons.) Jewellery and Metalwork
2020 Centrum for Fotografi, Sweden CFF Salong Digital
2020 UKColab, UK ‘Judgement’ Online Exhibition
2019 New Spaces, NI Public Sculpture Commission
2018 New Spaces, Sion Mills, NI Joint Exhibition
2018 Catalyst Arts, Belfast Group Exhibition
2017 Artlink, Ireland Group Exhibition
2017 Catalyst Arts, Belfast Group Exhibition
2016 Sculpture in Context, Dublin Group Exhibition
2016 Southbank University, London; ProCreate Project
Manhattan College, New York;
Lace Gallery, Nottingham;
2016 Catalyst Arts, NI Group Exhibition
2015 Goldsmiths College, London ProCreate Project
2015 National Trust Sculpture Exhibition
2015 Hive Gallery, Ireland Emerging Group Exhibition
2004 Gallery North, UK M.A Exhibition
2003 Johnson Atelier, USA Studio Exhibition
2021 Intercult, Sweden. Digital Residency: Woven Network Nordic Project.
2020-2021 ARIM (Artist Mother Residency) Research Project: Assault Protection Unit Series, Sweden.
2017 Arts Council of Northern Ireland SIAP Funding Award for Dendritic Systems, UK.
2015 National Trust, NI Studio Residency
2003 Johnson Atelier, USA Sculpture Scholarship
2001 University of Ulster, Belfast Artist Residency
2018/2019 New Spaces, Public Sculpture Commission, Londonderry, NI.
2016 The Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths University, London
2004 Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
2003 Johnson Atelier, Institute of Sculpture, USA
2002 Newtownabbey Community School, Belfast
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE/ RESEARCH
2021 Visual Research Project Grief Cartographies: Mapping the Invisible
2019-2021 Stockholm, Sweden Artist-Educator
2018-2019 Ardmore House, UK. Artist-Educator
2017 Arts Council Northern Ireland Dendritic Systems, (Lagan Minor)
2016 Visual Research Project Terra Incognita (Mapping in Light)
2015 Golden Thread Gallery Artist Programme (Esmee Fairbairn Award)
2015 Visual Research Project Rural Histories (The Rural Vernacular)
Burns, K., 2019. Productive Friction. Visual Arts Ireland. 9th January, p29-29.
Hirsk, Emma, Procreate Project Archive, Procreate Project, 2015, Hybrid Book Format.
Hirsk, Emma, 2015, Rural Histories, Photobook.
Evans, D., 2006. Modern Ulster Architecture, Ulster Architectural Heritage Society, p.022, p.028, p.029.
2019-2020 CFF (Centrum for Fotografi), Stockholm, Sweden.