1. Practice: Contemporary Artist
2. Location: London, Born and raised in Luton
Georgia Lucas-Going is a Contemporary UK artist from Luton born in 1988. Currently a scholar at the Lee Alexander McQueen foundation, her practice exists in a range of mediums from installation to sculpture, performance and video art – her work confronts themes of stereotypes, power dynamics, also exploring humour and the everyday.
What do you find most inspiring about the art/world right now?
Art students. Alternative Art schools that do not charge fee’s. Non monotone poets. Art grants. Peak gallery London. Sarabande foundation. Chalton Gallery. POC collectives. My favourite art tutors (one being Jon Thomson). Performances and funny artwork.
How have the cloud/cloud communities helped you?
First off I wish everyone a sense of community. It’s been vital not only for my work but for personal preservation and great memes.
How would you say [ Luton ] expresses itself?
Luton is desperately trying to express itself more and funding needs to go to the right curators and spaces. It is honest, critical, curious and hardworking to the bone. For example Kerry Campbell, John Fischer, Dom from Luton, Ashleigh Holmes - to name a few.
Tell us about a creative queer POC the world should be paying attention to.
Ricky Wesley Harriott, not only like a brother to me but an undeniably talented fashion designer. Rosa Johan and Clotilde Jimenez, currently both 2nd year MA students at Slade School of Art. I feel lucky to know them and their artwork to be honest.