About Jemma Gunning
Jemma's practice researches into industrial decline exploring spaces that have been abandoned and left to fall into disrepair. She is interested in recording our heritage before it is obliterated from our landscapes and our past culture becomes lost. Drawing underpins her practice and informs her printmaking processes. Specialising in etching and stone lithography, these methods resonate with the subjects Jemma comes to find herself documenting. They use an enforced decay, whereby acids erode metal and physically alter the surface of a limestone, echoing with the natural decay of the architectural forms she draws. Jemma's work asks us to slow down and consider the buildings that too many of us just walk straight past and ignore. Each location she documents deserves to be remembered with all their underlying social history and not just another derelict and bankrupt industrial structure scattered amongst the landscape. Alongside her practice she works as a technical instructor at UWE and is also a printmaking fellow at The City and Guilds Art College in London.
Traditional printmaking processes - specialising in etching and lithography
Open to the Public?
Yes, by appointment only
Provides Course / Training
Available for Craft Fairs
Available - please ask about pricing
Etching Including hardground, sugarlift, aqautint and open bite
Edition of 20
Printed on Somerset Satin 300gsm
Plate size – 60x84cm