T H E M A R K M A K E R
It is a great honour to be a part of
Women of the Island short video series.
G E M M A is an artist and calligraphic-designer. In 1991 Gemma received a Winston Churchill Fellowship to study in Europe that allowed her to research, observe and learn the practice of calligraphy. She is an Honoured Fellow and Fellow of the prestigious Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society, UK. For over 25 years Gemma has taught extensively for calligraphy, bookbinding, art & craft organisations around Australia including the Australian National University.
She has in the past joined the faculty at international lettering-art conferences in Italy, Germany, the USA, Canada and the UK. Her work is housed in private and public collections including the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK, the European Parliament and Parliament House Canberra.
Gemma enjoys a variety of art techniques that involve mostly calligraphy, simple book structures, decorative paper techniques, abstract watercolour painting and grounds for calligraphy. Gemma lives in Tasmania, Australia
If you wish to contact Gemma please use the contact form. And, if you would like to read about the day to day life of a lettering designer please visit Gemma's BLOG
Short YouTube interviews with Gemma:
What and why I study
On commercial work and apprenticeships
On The Apology
What students can achieve
My advice to students
Gemma Black's images are copyrighted. She is however, happy to speak with you regarding permission and information.