Gina Southgate - painter of live music Friday 9th & Saturday 10th November
'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 three decades she's painted at gigs and festivalscapturing the vitality and nuance in her unique portraits ofworld 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. Her imagery is used for music graphics, site and stage decoration. As an educator and workshop facilitator she stimulates art of the highest quality. 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, Jazz in the Round, Jazz on 3, Vortex Jazz, UK. Jazzahead!, Konfrontationen, and Kaleidophon Festivals, Europe. Vision Festival, USA.
You can see her talking about her work here
Read an article about her here