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by Georgie Fay
19 April – 9 July 2018
A thought-provoking collection of photographs and prints exploring the notion of home, and the everyday journeys we make which are often taken for granted.
Halfway Home contains striking observations of place and space by London based artist Georgie Fay. Her work for this exhibition explores the notion of flight and the journeys made by migrating birds, using the current migrant crisis as a point of poignant reference. Georgie’s work represents the feelings of homesickness and nostalgia, which are often evoked when travelling and experiencing unfamiliar landscapes.
Participation, sharing and a socially engaged practice are at the heart of Georgie’s art and has led her to explore contemporary issues. Halfway Home researches the themes of loss of imagination, finding home and mapping our world, particularly exploring them in relation to den building and collaborative map making.
Prints in the exhibition were created by combining traditional techniques of etchings with digital processes. Additional embroidery stitching, colour and dry felting, collected by the artist, has then been added to some of the work to create a patchwork of styles and reminiscences.
Photographs, taken by the artist on exploratory journeys, show significant landscapes and places that have been given a dreamlike quality by additional layers of imagery.
Georgie Fay is a participatory artist and printmaker. She runs workshops and activities responding to her practice with various participants in and around central London, and as a freelance artist facilitator. Georgie will be running workshops for schools at Half Moon as part of her residency.
Halfway Home runs from 19 April – 9 July 2018 at Gallery @ Half Moon during the theatre opening hours: Monday – Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-4.30pm.
There will be an official gallery opening event on Thursday 26 April, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm, where you can chat to the artist in a relaxed atmosphere.
Beneath the artwork, there are chalkboards for visitors of all ages to make their own responses to the art. For all our exhibitions, we provide a gallery trail for children. School and community groups can visit free of charge by pre-booking and can the exhibition to support Arts Award Discover and Explore. For details contact Androulla on 020 7709 8908 or via email.
Gallery @ Half Moon schools workshop programme generously supported by The Finnis Scott Foundation.