Georgia Grace Gibson
Georgia Gibson is an visual artist from north east England, currently working between the north east and Manchester, while studying for her BA in Fine Art at Manchester School of Art. Within her practice, she deals mostly with identity: mostly looking at cultural heritage, family and growing up within the social media generation. Overall Georgia's work attempts to find out more about herself and her "identity", and asks viewers to do the same.
Tchaikovsky’s Toon Army (2016)
Satirical performance piece, looking at stereotypical aspects of the North East of England; football, drinking, and Billy Elliot. Within this piece, the artist attempts to create a comical portrait of herself as a young girl who attended both ballet classes and played for the junior school football team, before eventually both were ditched before coming to the age her friends started drinking. Part of a larger body of work on ‘identity crisis’ that deals with various North East identities, the artist uses various performances as a humorous coping mechanism; performing and mapping it all out, blurring the line between stereotypes and proud identity.
National Biennale: Derby 2016