Artist / bookmaker b. 1995, Sunderland. Currently based in Manchester at Wellington Studios, Ancoats. 

Interested in fanaticism, community, traditional bookbinding, and the hit 2000s science fiction drama Lost


Open for commissions, workshops and teaching; for enquiries contact georgegracegibson@gmail.com.

Projects in italics are with collaborative with Shy Bairns. 

education :

2020-2022 : Alternative MA : School of the Damned 

2015-2018 : BA Fine Art : Manchester School of Art

2014-2015 : Foundation Arts Diploma : Sunderland University

 

selected exhibitions : 

2022, September : ABC OFFICE : Dzialdov, Berlin

2021, November : Blood From a Stone : Gloam Gallery, Sheffield 

2021, October : Ride Your Pony : Abingdon Studios, Blackpool
2021, September : Warning Bells : Turf Projects, Croyden

2021, March : REMOTE WORK : The Grundy, Blackpool
2020, September : Soft Bodies, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

2020, January : Open, HOME, Manchester 

2019, October : Millenialism, Paradise Works, Manchester 

2019, May : Guiltee Pleasures : Ohh Kay Gal, York
2019, April : Multipack : Bunker Gallery, Manchester 

2018, December : Bloomberg New Contemporaries : South London Gallery

2018, November : Love & Care Of The Countryside, PS Mirabel, Manchester 

2018, July : Bloomberg New Contemporaries: LJMU, Liverpool

2017, April : Ceci est Mon Corps : Eglise des Trinitaires, Metz

2017, January : Fiction(s): Le Consortium, Dijon

2015, Aug : Press Go & Wait : Newbridge Project, Newcastle 

35mm shots by Burt Burton,

    taken at Bergen Art Book Fair, Norway, 2022

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collections : 

2022+ : Library of Artistic Print on Demand, Bavaria 

2021+ : The Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool 

2018+ : GRRL Zine Library, Southend

2018+ : Notts Zine Library, Nottingham  
2018+ : MMU Special Collections, Manchester 

curation :

2022 : Sunderland University 

2019, November : Fanspeak : Castelfield Gallery, Manchester 

2017, December : EMO TIONAL : Yr Mom's Basement, Manchester

2017, April : Where's Your Coat You're Going To Be Cold : Caustic Coastal, Salford

selected workshops :

2021, April : Make Your Own Portals : Independents Biennial 2021, online 
2020, August : S.P.A.M Spreads : BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, online 
2020, July : Digital Zine Making : Rewrite, Reimagine, Replay, online 
2020, January : Shy Bairns Rewrite The Future : SITE Gallery, Sheffield

2019, November : Shy Bairns Develop Your Creative Practice : Tate Britain, London

2019, July : My Head Is Disconnected : HOMEmcr, Manchester 

2019, February : Bairns Respond To New Contemporaries : South London Gallery

2019, February : 1523 Manifesto Zine Workshop : Nottingham Contemporary 

2019, January : Festival of the Not : Star and Shadow, Newcastle 

2018, July : Liverpool Biennial Zine Making with New Contemporaries : The Bluecoat, Liverpool 

2018, March : Digital Collections as part of The House That Heals The Soul : The Tetley, Leeds

2017, May : Middlesbrough Art Weekender : Dundas Market, Middlesbrough 

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self published :

2022, March, : A Brief History of Goblin Mode

2021, September : I think I crashed your plane
2020, March : Other Kin

2019, October : Queering Godzilla 

2019, May : WET 

2019, March : Are You A Witch? 

2018, November : Big Cats In Cumbria 

2018, July : In Conversation with Andy Mansion

2018, July : Mannequin Mansion
2017, December : Music and Misery
2017, February : Big Meeting

published w/ Bairns:

2020, December : Shy Van Vocht
2020 - 2022 : Things We Liked This Month

2020, February : Lonely Hearts

2019, October : Shy Bairns Fill The Void 
2019, July : An Appointment at the End of the World 

2019, January : Shy Bairns Get Contemporary (6 zines) 

2018, December : Lonely Christmas (2018, 2019, 2020)

2018, January : Facebook Chat 

2017, April : Where's Your Coat, You're Going To Be Could

2017, January : The Only Pizza Shop Where I Live Burnt Down 

dvd extras :

2022+ : ABC [Artists' Book Co-op] member

2021, April : Liverpool Independents Biennial

2020, April : 30/30 2020

2019 - 2021 : 20:20 Print Exchange Participant
2019, February : UKYA Artist Talk : Nottingham Playhouse

2019 - 2022 : a-n Artist Council member

2019+ : Manchester School of Art bindery technician

2018, September : Artist In Residence : Grasmere YHA

2018, August : UKYA Creative Leadership Participant

2018, July : Castlefield Gallery MSoA Graduate Mentee Award

2017, May : Artist Led Hot 100 

2017, February : Abingdon Studio Blackpool Residency

2016+ : Shy Bairns