Georgie Fay runs participatory workshops and activities responding to her practice with various participants as part of the October Gallery Education Programme in and around central London, and as a freelance artist facilitator. Participation, sharing and socially engaged practice is at the heart of her work and has led her to explore particular themes.
Her practice is both installation and print based, it currently explores themes like ‘Loss of Imagination’, 'Finding Home', 'Mapping our World' and 'Nature versus Man-made'. All these themes are derived from her own engagement with the world; from the city pavement to the flight pattern of migrating birds; from everyday journeys we take for granted to global travelling and experiencing unfamiliar landscapes. The art and photographs created in her participatory workshops, and the ideas we as a group have formed and reflected upon together are a form of inspiration for the print-based work she then produces in the studio.
The printmaking studio enables her to use traditional methods as a means of translating participatory projects into something more representative and less ephemeral. Fay likes to work with photography, digital imagery and found materials as inspiration. She then translates them in the print studio through traditional intaglio techniques to produce etchings and using drawing and mark making to explore this contrast of digital and analogue.
Fay is currently interested in developing projects in which nature, science and art collide. She is keen to use nature and the way in which humans process the natural world, attempting to make sense of it through scientific and artistic means as a starting point to create a series of heavily processed prints and etchings.
Kingsgate Studios, Lancaster 'Something Called Home' 15 March - 16 April 2018
Solo Exhibition at Half Moon Gallery 'Halfway Home' 18 April - 9 July 2018
A thought-provoking collection of photographs and prints exploring the notion of home, and the everyday journeys we make which are often taken for granted.
Halfway Home contains striking observations of place and space by London based artist Georgie Fay. Her work for this exhibition explores the notion of flight and the journeys made by migrating birds, using the current migrant crisis as a point of poignant reference. Georgie’s work represents the feelings of homesickness and nostalgia, which are often evoked when travelling and experiencing unfamiliar landscapes.
Dulwich Festival - Open House Dulwich, Ian Dunn Woodwork Studio, East Dulwich Road: - 3tenCollective Group Show 12 May - 20 May
Brockley Max Festival: - 3tenCollective 2 - 3 June 2018
ASC Gallery, London: Bainbridge OPEN 'An Exhibition of Contemporary Print 8 June - 16 June 2018
RK & Burt Gallery, Union Street, London: Concatenate Print 10 June - 15 June 2018
GX Gallery, 43 Denmark Hill, London: Windows 5 November - 18 November 2018
Woolwich Print Fair, London: 21 November - 25 November 2018
Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington: Christmas Exhibition 5 December - 16 December 2018
MidWales Art Centre: Poetry and Prints Exhibition 24 March - 29 April 2019
Derby Print Open: 7 June - 29 June 2019
Joseph Wales Studies, Happenstance Gallery, Margate: Salon des Refuses 20 July - 10 August 2019
October Gallery, London: Pioneer Place 25 July - 30 July 2019
Artlicks Festival, London: 3tenCollective 17 October - 21 October 2019
Artizan Collective Gallery, Torbay: The Design Room 14 March - 18 July 2020
Derby Print Open: 5 June - 27 June 2020
Artizan Collective Gallery, Torbay: Winter Exhibition 20 November - 4th January 2021