The SPACE Patrons & Friends Studio Bursary in partnership with Chelsea College of Art, 2018 has been awarded to Georgina Tyson. SPACE Patrons & Friends Studio Bursaries are created to support exceptional artists at a crucial time in the development of their practice. Their aim is to reduce the impact of cost on success through provision of free workspace within a supportive studio environment. This is the third SPACE Patrons & Friends Studio Bursary in partnership with Chelsea College of Art, providing Georgina with a free studio and support at SPACE Triangle for 6 months.
Georgina's practice focuses on low cost, low brow and low resolution works which deal with themes of sex, class and navigating the world through the internet and social media. Issues and ideas that are often presented in the work range from her own personal experiences with gender, sexuality and class and how these all intersect.
Georgina says: “Coming from a working class background I would never have thought it would be possible to have a studio space in London but thanks to this bursary I have a designated space to create work and discuss ideas with like-minded artists.”
Georgina Tyson (b.1992, Liverpool; works and lives in London) recently graduated with an MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art. Almost a year ago, Georgina started an online gallery called Low Res Camera Roll which has so far shown 33 artists and evolved into a space to develop curatorial ideas and become a networking hub for artists without studios or gallery representation. Georgina is currently a member of School of the Damned class of 2019 which is an alternative art course directed by its students.