Gemma Black is an artist and calligraphic-designer. Gemma was a recipient of a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship to study in Europe that allowed her to research, observe and learn the practice of calligraphy. She is an Honoured Fellow of the prestigious Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society, UK. For over 25 years Gemma has taught extensively for calligraphy, bookbinding, art & craft organizations around Australia including the Australian National University.

Gemma has taught in Italy, Germany, Spain, South Africa, 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.

Her work involves mostly calligraphy, book structures, decorative paper techniques, abstract watercolor painting and grounds for calligraphy.

Gemma calls Australia home!

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Gemma Teaches

  • Foundational Lettering,
    a comprehensive course

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“If I am honest, my aim in teaching is rather simple: to instill a sense of pure joy in my students love and want for letters, through striving for excellence, creativity and sound practical application.”

-Gemma Black