Gemma Black

Gemma is an artist, teacher and calligrapher from Tasmania, Australia. In 1991 she received a Winston Churchill Fellowship to study in Europe and is a Fellow of the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society, UK. Gemma teaches for organisations throughout Australia and has also 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, Letterform Archive San Francisco and Parliament House Canberra.

Her area of expertise is calligraphic history, evolution of the western alphabet from the Roman period through to the 21st century. Gemma shares her passion and love for letterforms with enthusiasm and gusto and welcomes all-comers to her classes.