Georgina Bowden

Artist / Composer

An original and mature artistic voice

Dr. Dominic Murcott, composer

A breath of fresh air ... a thought-provoking piece of work

John Alexander, composer

Georgina Bowden creates music, art and architectural crossovers.  Her multidisciplinary creative work is often inspired by the vivid colours and sounds of Australian nature.  She has Master’s in Architecture from Cardiff University, and Music Composition from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where she studied with Gwyn Pritchard, Errollyn Wallen, Stephen Montague and Derek Aviss.  Her pieces are performed in venues throughout London such as King’s Place, St John’s Smith Square and Blackheath Halls, and in Czechia for the Ostrava Days Contemporary Music Festival.  Georgina won the West Torrens Emerging Artist Prize in 2021 for her artwork ‘Brave Growth’.

Georgina makes spatially-designed music, such as her 360° piece ‘Revelations’, for instruments and voices, live computer processing and acoustic reverb tube, premiered at London’s Albany Theatre (below).  She also creates art-music crossovers, such as Yaban Ariları an art score for Stephen Upshaw, released on ‘Into The Ocean’ (see below).  Recently she participated in the Festival of Laurence Crane at Guildhall with a moving underwater artwork response to composer Laurence Crane’s ‘See Our Lake’.

Georgina’s nature-based artwork is exhibited in the UK and South Australia, where she won a 2021 Emerging Artist Prize for her artwork inspired by the wild blue Australian sky and rustic gumtree bark texture.  Georgina founded and runs art classes ‘Adelaide Art Outside’. which last year focussed on spring colours in the Botanic Gardens.

She is a radio presenter for Resonance FM with her soundwalking programme ‘Palimpsest’, and for South Australian radio station 5mbs presenter for contemporary music.  Georgina has been a tutor of Architecture at the University of South Australia in 2021. She has previously been a critic at Coventry University for a Soundwalking module in 2019.

Contact Georgina

PROJECTS

View list of all works

Brave Growth | 2021

Emerging Artist Award | West Torrens Art Prize

oils on canvas | triptych

Inspired by river gumtrees stretching upward to infinity, like cracks in the wild blue sky

Tiny landscapes of South Australia | 2021

oils on tiny canvas | triptych

Flinders Ranges at evening; Desert sunset with blue; Mound spring on salt flat

Palimpsest | 2020 - ongoing

Radio | resonance fm

https://www.mixcloud.com/discover/georgina-bowden/

https://soundcloud.com/georgina-bowden

https://www.instagram.com/georginaonthetrail/

Yaban Ariları [wild bees] | 2019

solo viola - visual score | 6'00"

for Stephen Upshaw

released on ‘into the ocean’:

https://intotheoceanseries.bandcamp.com/track/yaban-ar-lar-wild-bees

Revelations | 2018

dancer, electronics, soprano and chorus, violins, brass and wind, bass drums, glass objects and space tube | 4'00"

Radium | 2018

short opera for strings and female voices | 15'00"

Incisions | 2018

for string quartet

Soru Cevap | 2019

for open score

The Ice Carol | 2019

climate change based piece for mixed choir. text by Annie Hayter | 3'00"

The Distant Sax | 2017

digital track | 2'37"

Ascent | 2018

for chamber orchestra | 5'00"

collaged portraits | 2012 - 2016

oil on canvas

Up They Rise | 2016

for string quartet | 4'00"

Alone | 2017

for solo soprano | 7'00"

John Condon | 2018

for soprano and double bass | 10'00"

Weather Architecture | 2012

drawing for Architecture Master's Thesis