Exhibiting from 31st January to 10th March in the Atrium.
'My live painting is concerned with the essence of the moment and my alignment to that moment. A musician's unique relationship with their instrument informs my visual response'
Gina Southgate is a live painter, best known on the UK's international jazz scene where she produces spectacular, qualitative, real time paintings. For over three decades she's painted at gigs and festivals capturing the vitality and nuance in her unique portraits of world class musicians.
From soloists to orchestra's Southgate creates, before the audience, spontaneous, site specific artworks which become a vibrant lasting testament of the event. She also performs creating real time audio/visual 'sculpture' and/or responsive paintings with improvising musicians.
Her imagery is used for music graphics, site and stage decoration.
Her original paintings and limited edition prints hang in public and private collections worldwide.
She has collaborated with, been resident artist for and exhibited at (among others); EFG London Jazz Festival, Gateshead International Jazz festival, All Tomorrows Parties, Jazz Leeds, Jazz North East, Birmingham Jazz, Cambridge Jazz Festival, We Out Here festival, Jazz in the Round, Jazz on 3, Vortex Jazz, UK. Jazzahead!, Konfrontationen, and Kaleidophon Festivals, Europe. Vision Festival, USA.
'Over many years, British painter Gina Southgate has built a reputation as a daring and witty proponent of spontaneous action painting, working specifically in the milieu of free jazz and improvisation, creating live visual accompaniment and documentation of countless gigs in London and beyond, providing a striking and always entertaining visual counterpoint to the music on stage' (Dan Spicer - Journalist)
Header image credits: Nick Clague