Jemma Baillie

Artist statement

Jemma Baillie (b.1995, Falkirk, Scotland) Jemma is currently studying BA in Art and Design at Forth Valley College. She has participated in many exhibitions since age 13. Jemma has also run art workshops at Reachout With Arts in Mind. Exhibitions include; Forth Valley College (2019,2018), Macroberts Art Centre (2018), The Engine Shed (2017) and Falkirk Council (2008).

Baillie’s work centres around human rights issues such as FGM, Child Marriage and the Refugee Crisis. Through her artwork her aim is to highlight issues which are normally ignored in a hope to make a difference. She strives to convey messages through multiple forms, retelling the stories of often hidden voices.

Baillie uses multiple methods including paint on canvas, textiles, sewing and installation. At times, she incorporates text and statistics to reinforce the message and story.

Her work, ‘Strength in Femininity’ is influenced by the written work by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche. Orly Cogan’s textile work has inspired her to include figures and to use household textiles.


BA Art and Design