Georgia Gendall is an artist, facilitator and seasonal shepherd living and working in Cornwall. Rooted in the landscape, she eavesdrops on the lives of rural characters and the structures of their environment: worms, cows, potatoes, scarecrows, deer, gusts of wind, biscuits, kissing gates, the feeling of the inside of a ewe, and fields of grain – commune in her work. Using event structures, sculptures, performances, and videos, she brings these characters together through multi-sensory encounters that take delight in unravelling our preconceptions of the rural as idyll and subverting the familiar to embody queerness.
Georgia Gendall (b. Cornwall 1991). In 2023, Georgia was nominated for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award, received a Henry Moore Foundation Artists Award for sculpture and an Arts Council England Project Grant to run her project space Allotment Club and Falmouth Worm Charming Championships 2023. In 2022, Gendall was awarded the Peoples Choice Award and the Additional Award for her work in Exeter Open Contemporary.
Recent solo/group exhibitions/events/ commissions, and residences include: Falmouth Worm Charming Championships (2021 – 2023); Allotment Club, Penryn (2023); Exeter Open Contemporary, Exeter Phoenix Gallery, Exeter (2022); Stokkøyart, Norway (2022), Bothy Project, Scotland (2022), Thanks for the Apples, Falmouth Art Gallery, Falmouth (2021); When was the last time you lay down to look at the sky? Whitegold, St Austell (2020); In Other Words, Darling, Kestle Barton, Lizard, Cornwall & Auction House, Redruth, Cornwall (2019); also, also, also, Whitstable Biennale, Whitstable (2018)