Primary Artist Member
Georgina is an artist from rural Leicestershire and studied Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford (2006) and an MPhil, ‘Curating the Farm’ at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen (2011). Georgina’s main area of enquiry is into the relationship between art and farming. She collaborates with the agricultural industry, for example in a partnership with the National Farmers’ Union. She also works as a curator with artists from farms. Drawing remains fundamental to any project. Other aspects of her practice include writing and research. Major project ‘GB Farming’ in 2007 was a tour of 14 farms over 8 months, from the top to toe of Great Britain. Georgina maintains an interest in ways of practicing faith and art. She has worked extensively with Christ Church Spitalfields, London, as an artist, children’s worker and curator of visual forms of worship.
- Journey to the Cross II. Visual liturgy. All Saints, Loughborough, UK.
- Boeing Way to Gas Street: Artists from opposite ends of The Grand Union Canal. The Departure Foundation in Birmingham, UK.
- Always Greener: Views from the Contemporary Countryside [with Alice Carey and Matthew Hoyland] Curated by Rosemary Shirley at the PM Gallery, Ealing Broadway, London, UK.
- Eyes Wide. Participatory artwork. ‘Open House’ Architecture Festival. Christ Church Spitalfields, London, UK.
- How is the Counrtyside Sold? [with Alice Carey] Research project including public artwork ‘Butcher Baker (Village Walk)’, cattle showing workshop, food-buying activity in Tesco’s Extra and a ‘Salon Discussion’ at Dishley Grange farm. Commissioned by Radar Arts, Loughborough University for Green Days. An European Cultural Foundation project.
- Calendar Variations. On the Edge. Research project and exhibitions at Woodend Barn, Banchory, Scotland and The Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium [Curated by Georgina Barney]
Curating the Farm: Exchange and Value. With Lauren Gault, Kate Genever, Helen Thompstone, John Plowman, Anne Douglas, Paul Barnes, at The Yard Gallery, Nottingham [Curated by Georgina Barney]