GEM Eco Studio
Using found objects and foraged natural materials, telling stories through fantasy objects crafted from waste and handmade biomaterials. Specialising in plant dyes, articulated puppets and nature replica.
Grace Emily Manning b.1992 is an artist, maker and world-builder with an environmentally driven practice encompassing sculpture, film, textile, performance and experimental storytelling.
She holds an MA in Experimental Animation from the Royal College of Art and a BA in Performance Desisgn from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.
Grace conjurings expansive site-specific projects rich with research into the history, ecology and folklore woven in a landscape. From field work to fantasy. Crafed through a unique material tactility.
Grace has created work for The Royal Opera House, Glastonbury Festival and Disney. Her work in response to the climate crisis was showcased at the Victoria and Albert Museum for the London Design Festival 2021.
Grace is co-founder and director of Terra Attune CIC. Faciliting community projects with conservation at their heart.
Working across Birmingham, London, Kent and Cornwall UK
All work and images © Grace Emily Manning 2022