Georgia is an artist and writer, she cares about poetics, a politics of care and the intimacy of access needs being met. Using poetics as a medium to project the imagining and making of an inverted world, her work questions how we can build empathic structures as a resistance to the neoliberal pervasion of individualism.
Her work always starts as writen text and then takes the form of video, installation and sometimes sculpture. As time has gone on, she also considers the interpersonal, facilitation, or art worker roles she holds as practise also. This is all art making.
Some current questions Georgia is asking include - What would look like if we admitted the inevitable failure of any form of body to meet the demands of capitalist working structures? What would it look like if instead of offering up our sickness for scrutiny and acceptance, if instead there was a refusal as a potentially propulsive form of solidarity? How can we continuously reject individualism, the fabrication of scarcity and towers of hierarchal power? And, if we can dismantle our conceptualisation of power and governance, who gets to be in control of our bodies?
Current areas of interest/research include - myths of wholeness, holding faith, spilling love & rage, the materiality of language, coded systems, being alive to your own pulse, shame, confusion, queerness and my own neurodiversity.
Professional Facilitation & Training
February 2024- Present - Steering Group for ‘We Contain Multitudes’ Lux Scotland, DCA, Collective
October 2023 - Present - Access support/ project producer for Dawson James
September 2023- Present - Creative Producer for Gillian Katungi (PAIX)
October 2022, Consultancy for Scottish Connected Arts Network – Advisory support for the Reset research project.
September 2022- Present - Youth Arts Consultant - Birds of Paradise
As a YAC, I provide Disability Equality Training (DET) and access consultancy to external organisations across the creative industry. This work is part of a strategic outreach project, to improve the accessibility for disabled people in engaging in arts activities.
August 2022, Research Consultancy with Dr. Paul Gault - Developing a ‘toolkit’ for artists, to disseminate the importance of working with Creatively Embedded Access.
January 2022, Training with Raju Rage at EMBASSY Gallery Internal training facilitated by independent educator Raju Rage, focusing on ARI governance frameworks. Working to incorporate care and accountability within our programming and facilitation.
June 2021 – July 2023 Committee member – EMBASSY Gallery, Edinburgh
EMBASSY is an artist-led organisation based in Edinburgh that seeks to support early-career artists through the facilitation of exhibitions, commissioning opportunities, events and public-facing programming. EMBASSY was established in 2003 and has since been run by a rolling non-hierarchical committee. As a committee member, I served as a co-director, managing the organisation and delivering a year-round programme of events.
September 2021, Queer Audio Description Workshops by Quiplash, hosted by LUX Scotland