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Jemma Gunning

Jemma Gunning Printmaker
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Printing the past

  • • Jemma loves the variety of her craft
  • • She uses traditional techniques to record the passage of time
  • • Her works document industrial decline and loss of heritage

From the first time she set foot in a print studio, Jemma Gunning has been fascinated by the all-encompassing nature of printmaking: the smell of the ink, the weight of the presses and the science and alchemy of the process. For her, this craft offers the ability to explore materials, from which she creates works that document industrial and urban decline, crumbling forms and loss of heritage. Using traditional techniques and skills such as intaglio processes, she records the passage of time in a nostalgic manner, reconnecting the present day to the past.

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Works

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Basement

This monochrome hardground etching is part of a series that explores the abandoned Elizabeth Shaw chocolate factory in Bristol, United Kingdom. The etching depicts the basement of the derelict building which has been left to rot and fall into disrepair.

Height 60 cm
Width 42 cm

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Photo: © Jemma Gunning
CwmCokeWorks IV

This monochrome hardground etching is from a larger series that explores the decline of industrial heritage, in this case the obsolete mining culture in Wales. Jemma captures the deterioration of this once-roaring coke works through her detailed reproduction of abandoned buildings and muddy passageway overgrown with vegetation.

Height 41.5 cm
Width 29.542 cm

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Photo: © Jemma Gunning
Elizabeth Shaw

This monochrome hardground etching is part of a series that explores the abandoned Elizabeth Shaw chocolate factory in Bristol, United Kingdom. The series, which documents different views of the crumbling historic buildings, was created as a recording of a moment in time.

Height 60 cm
Width 42 cm

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Photo: © Jemma Gunning
Great British Industrial Estate II

This monochrome hardground etching of a abandoned brick passageway was created as part of a larger series of etchings that documents a derelict industrial estate in Wales. The series fits into a larger study that Jemma has been conducting of declining or obsolete industrial complexes around the British Isles.

Height 51 cm
Width 30 cm

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Photo: © Jemma Gunning
Justified Sins

This stone lithographic print belongs to a monochrome series featuring Whitfield Tabernacle, an abandoned church in Kingswood, Bristol (United Kingdom). At the centre of a family dispute, the beautiful monumental structure is falling into ruin. Jemma has captured the essence of the abandoned building by reproducing the missing floorboards and crumbling and graffiti-covered walls.

Height 65 cm
Width 69.5 cm

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