Jemma Gunning

Exploring the degeneration of urban landscapes where social and historical significances are visible of being lost, Gunning’s decaying architectural layers provide a trace and glimpse of our past history, fuelling a desire to visually record and document these transient states.

“My fascination of recording the passage of time is evoked with nostalgia and the questions that arise around the lost and forgotten landscapes. Urban exploration and documenting architectural decline reconnects the present day to the past. Drawing, photographing and producing prints permit the experience of authenticity of place which is lacking in our forever developing, shiny and pre-fabricated environments.”

Gunning hopes to make society more aware of their direct environment and the history that is being lost from urban expansion and redevelopments.

“I want people to slow down and properly consider subjects that too many of us would normally walk straight past and ignore.”