Gemma King Australian, b. 1989

Gemma King returned from living and studying in Sydney and abroad in 2016, to live and work on the family farm in rural New South Wales, in the small agricultural town of Walcha, set in the icy tablelands of the New England where she grew up.

 

King’s work is an exploration into the worlds around her, using multiple disciplines to help manifest each idea or thought, she aims to address her time so far through the warped glass and fickle nature of memory.

 

Her main disciplines include Linocutting (especially reduction multiplate linocuts), Carved wooden Sculpture and Charcoal drawings… her work, more recently has had a focus on markmaking, colour theory and experimentation - bending away from tradition multi edition prints in favour of unique or limited editions. The effects of watching the farm changing dramatically from day to day or month to month, year to year has bled into her subject, a new farmers insight to the ground and the weather’s unpredictable nature is visible in her new work.