Gemma Banks is an Ōtautahi born artist and designer based in Sydney. Her interest in books has recently generated collaborative projects with kuku-yalanji artist Tiarna Herczeg and journalist Brittany Mann exploring how essays shared online can take other lives, and the way book-making and reproduction can shift the encounter of artworks. Gemma has an ongoing connection with Running Water Community Press a publisher in Mparntwe/Alice Springs devoted to writing and truth-telling from the central desert. She has been involved in designing and printing a number of books for Canterbury University Press and has recently been published in Share/Cheat/Unite, Hamster and Femisphere. Her work on Heart of Glass for Enjoy Contemporary Art Space was nominated as a finalist in the AGDA Awards 2019 and the DINZ Best Awards 2019.
Gemma currently works at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.