The Others

Meet The Others: Emily Besser

The Game Changers. The Rule Breakers. The Innovators. Discover some of the fantastic emerging talent showcasing their work at The Other Art Fair.

Emily Besser showcased her colourful abstract works of art in her at The Other Art Fair in her home town Sydney last October.



How would you describe your artwork?

My work is mostly abstract – sometimes gestural and loose or geometric and tight. I really enjoy bouncing between different ways of drawing and painting. 

What does making art mean to you?

Art for me is a discipline, a mantra practised daily in solitude, my livelihood, and an obsession as well as a joy. 

How did you get started making art?

I can’t remember when I wasn’t making. At age 4 and 5 I filled exercise books with drawings and collage, which had a lot to do with learning to read and write and language, but also to do with trying to draw what I saw around me and telling stories. 

What is it like to be a part of The Other Art Fair?

Being part of the The Other Art Fair for the first time was really exciting, and to be honest utterly terrifying. I really didn’t know what to expect.
The team at TOAF is very supportive but it’s really up to you to bring your drive and turn it into what you want. I was in awe of the effort all the artists put into it and I found the whole experience really inspiring. It was very grounding connecting with an audience too.