Emma Gregory – ‘Semi Permanent Collections’
This project began with an opportunity for Emma to draw in the University’s heritage collections store. Initial lines of enquiry focussed on the particular challenges involved in caring for organic specimens but when her father became ill the project developed in a more personal direction.
The work in this exhibition has been selected from a larger body of prints, drawings and mixed media experiments made during and after these experiences. In the context of family loss and preservation – of collections and memories – it represents a meditation on the transient nature of existence.
Emma Gregory studied drawing and printmaking at Sir John Cass, Central School of Art and UCLan. Between 2003 and 2013 she taught printmaking in Liverpool and re-established the Bluecoat’s print studios. She continues to teach across the North West although she now lives in Bristol, where she is developing projects with Spike Print Studios and Bath Artist Printmakers.