Emily Hunt works in printmaking (primarily etching), watercolour, collage and ceramics. She has a deep interest in the history and aesthetics of German Renaissance printmaking, caricature and absurdist and satirical publications. The latter is a domain that enables her to combine all her interests.
Hunt completed her Master of Fine Arts (Print Media) at Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney in 2011. Also in 2011 she undertook an Erasmus Exchange Scholarship and studied ceramics at Sint-Lucas Beeldende Kunst in Ghent, Belgium. In 2013, she undertook a mentorship at the Zentrum für Keramik (Center for Ceramics) in Berlin where she worked with ceramics masters, Thomas Hirschler and Kaja Witt. Between 2006 and 2009, Hunt produced a collaborative satirical journal with fellow artist, Raquel Welch (Caballero) called DUKE Magazine. Five issues of DUKE were published (2000 copies each). It employed absurdist visual and written material and abused 1970s and 1980s kitsch sources. DUKE was a spoof on traditional and current magazines. It made a significant cultural impact in Sydney during the years of its activity.