Georgia Spain is a visual artist and musician. She was born in London in 1993, and now lives and works in Naarm/Melbourne on Wurundjeri land, following a recent stretch in Sandford, Tasmania on palawa land. In 2020 Spain was the recipient of the prestigious Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship. In 2021 she won the Sir John Sulman Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and the Women's Art Prize, Tasmania. Her paintings explore the complexities of human behaviour; using narrative and storytelling to examine the cultural, political and personal. Her work frequently looks at ideas around human spectacle, theatricality, ritual and ceremony. She is interested in the emotional and performative exchanges between people in social and psychological spaces and in her paintings physical connection is explored through bodies in groupings. Spain holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Victorian College of the Arts, where she was the recipient of the Lionel Gell Foundation Scholarship. This is her first exhibition at Tolarno Galleries.
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