Interview with local artist Georgina Glanville

Georgina Glanville, 28, is an artist living and working in Melbourne. In her work, Georgina is actively exploring a range of different mediums such as fabrics, papers, paints, dye, earth, ecological matter, video, and found imagery. Her art has been shown in galleries across Melbourne and in 2013-2014 she participated in the Melbourne Now exhibition at NGV, as part of the artist trio Pamela together with fellow artists Jon Campbell and Minna Gilligan.


When did you realise you enjoyed making art?
I’ve always loved making art, since I was as young as I can remember. It’s always been a part of me. My mum went to art school and loves art, and so it has always been in my environment and I was always encouraged to make art as I was growing up.


Did you study art or are you self-taught?
I went to VCA and completed my BFA with Honours in Painting.


Do you have a favourite medium to work in?
I don’t really have a favourite medium. I love paint, wax, fabrics – anything bodily and visceral.


What’s your favourite thing about being an artist?
My favourite thing about being an artist would be that you are creating something from nothing. You are creating the rules and parameters and you are making your own path completely.


How would you describe a typical day of art making for you?
A typical day for me would be me in the studio, experimenting with materials. My process is very haptic, material, and experiential.


What or who inspires you?
Really great art shows, conversations, people, children, often things outside the art world. It’s nice to escape the vacuum sometimes.


If you could give an advice to someone who just started studying art, what would that be?
Do what inspires and interests you, as long as you are enjoying what you’re doing – just keep going.

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