British Council: Shakespeare Reworked
"The Narrow World'

October / November 2015

Gemma is working with Melanie Wilson on a film and performance project exploring female empowerment in Tunisia and the UK. The work will be developed in Tunis, where both artists will work with Tunisian women to explore how Shakespeare can be used as a provocation to explore the question of what it is to be a woman.


Folkestone Moves selected for Lightmoves Festival of Screendance.
November 2015

Folkestone Moves (2014) has been selected as an installation work in this year's LightMoves Festival of Screendance


Research residency with ZondD, Bucharest, Romania
July 2015

A two-week supported platform to continue experimental research with dance artist Laura Murphy, along with invited artists Rogerio Nuno Costa (PT, performance artist ), Replika Centre for Educational Theatre, RO. A sharing of process was presented at Replika on 29.7.15.


An Evening with Primrose
June 2015

Two weeks spent developing video elements for An Evening with Primrose by Abigail Conway at National Theatre Studios. Exploring ideas around time, circadian rhythms and the very act of waiting, this R&D put the evening primrose plant in the spotlight.


Tate Modern: Tate Thought Workshops publication launch.
30th May 2015

One 30 individuals selected to take part in a year-long programme of dialogue around the idea of change with Tate and Quarantine. Our final meeting at Tate Modern presented a new publication for the project.


Les 3 Du Trois, Luxembourg
3rd June 2015

Presentation of film work made during E-Motional residencies at TROIS C-L (Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois).


Participation in Zagare Fringe Festival, Lithuania. 8-10th May 2015

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Folkestone Moves: website

A website presenting the research and process of 2014 Arts Council-funded project Folkestone Moves is now live.

Presentation at Lightmoves Symposium
Between screen and live performance
9th November 2014

Presentation of work made in collaboration with Choreographer Laura Murphy.

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Folkestone Moves Sept/Oct 2014

A successful application to Arts Council England to produce a new artwork in Folkestone Harbour as part of this year's Folkestone Fringe.

Exhibition at the Brewery Tap Gallery, Folkestone
16th - 19th October 2014

Installation in Folkestone Harbour 25th October 7-10pm

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Step has been selected for screening at the Whitstable Biennial 2014

Step, a short film made in collaboration with dance artist Laura Murphy will be screened on the 13th June at the Horsebridge Art Centre Gallery. More info here.

Tate Thought Workshops come to a close

Since July 2013 i have been participating in a Tate Live initiative that brings together people from a range of disciplines to discuss the idea of change. The project reaches completion this weekend with a public panel discussion chaired by John McGrath (Artistic Director, National Theatre of Wales) including panelists Shami Chakrabarti and Ben Okri. On Sunday we will have our closing workshop led by Quarantine.

Public panel discussion
Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium
Saturday 1 March 2014, 14.00 – 16.00


Unfold: Exhibition of collaborative work at Cork Film Centre
Sept 2013
Film work created in collaboration with dance artist Laura Murphy will form part of an exhibition at the Cork Film Centre in September 2013. The exhibition will also include work by Monique Besten.


Selection for Tate Thought Workshops

Gemma has been selected to be one of the 30 participants in the most recent incarnation of the BMW Live: Tate Thought Workshops. The project will bring the participants together to explore the theme of change through ideas in art, thought, technology and more. The workshops will being in July 2013 and span through to March 2014.

More info here
Tate blog


Selection for screening in Hastings' Coast Currents Arts Festival

Two films produced in collaboration with dance artist Laura Murphy were selected for a screening on Sunday 22nd September as part of the Coastal Currents Arts Festival in Hastings.

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Live visual performance at Totaldobze Art Centre, Riga. 6th June 2013

Gemma was invited to Totaldobze Art Centre in Riga, Latvia, to perform at Urban Poetry - an event that brings together poets, visual artists and musicians for an improvised jam.

April 2013: E-Motional Festival at MNAC, Bucharest

Gemma travels to Bucharest in April to participate in the last of three residencies within the European mobility initiative E-Motional Bodies and Cities. The project culminates in a festival which brings together all the strands and activities within the last two years of the project.

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April 2013: Internal Facade at Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest

Internal Facade is a video and performance work produced as a collaboration between Gemma, Laura Murphy and Mircea Andrei Ghinea. We take the piece to Bucharest in April to show it to audiences as part of the E-Motional Festival: moving bodies and cities.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest

March 2013: Residency at the Firkin Crane, Cork

Gemma has been supported to undertake a residency to collaborate with Firkin Crane’s Dancer in Residence, Laura Murphy and Romanian dancer, Mircea Andrei Ghinea. The residency will culminate in a performance on 21 Mar 2013, 08:00 pm