Gemma Black is an Australian calligrapher and lettering artist. In 1991 she received a Winston Churchill Fellowship to study in Europe that allowed her to research, observe and learn the practice of calligraphy. She is an Honoured Fellow and Fellow of the prestigious Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society, UK. For nearly thirty years Gemma has taught extensively for calligraphy, bookbinding, art & craft organizations around Australia and more extensively internationally. She has also joined the faculty at international lettering-art conferences in the USA, Canada, Italy, Germany 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. Gemma teaches calligraphy primarily along with simple book structures, decorative paper techniques, abstract watercolour painting and grounds for calligraphy. She also has a series of very enjoyable illustrated calligraphy lectures available for presentation and is an engaging speaker.