Launch: Georgia Bates - Mother of the Mountain

Following a three-month residency with Tyneside Cinema, recent graduate Georgia Bates will present her new film Mother of the Mountain. Georgia has been working in the Northumberland landscape and with local women’s groups to make a film which addresses issues surrounding motherhood, childlessness and ageing. 

The screening includes a conversation between Georgia and artist Kathryn Elkin, which will be followed by a reception to which everyone is invited.

Our Graduate Artist Residency programme is a partnership with Northumbria University.

Friday 8 February 2019
Tyneside Cinema (Roxy)

About the artists

Georgia Bates studied BA Fine Art at Northumbria University. Her work centres on social engagement, using film to create platforms for individuals and communities to be heard.

Kathryn Elkin is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art and Goldsmiths College, and former LUX Associate Artist. She is currently based in Berwick upon Tweed. Her performance and video works concern role-playing and improvising, alongside experiments with the outtake and clowning on set. She has an ongoing interest in shared cultural memory (as produced by popular music, television and cinema) and the melding of this information to biographical memory.

Elkin was a participant in the BBC project Artists in the Archive in 2014, and completed a solo exhibition at CCA Glasgow titled ‘Television’ in 2016. She has shown work throughout the UK, including ICA, Tate Modern, Collective Gallery, Transmission, S1 and CCA Derry. She has screened works at London Film Festival and Union Docs, New York and will show an overview of work at Courtisane Festival in Ghent, April 2017. She is the recipient of the 2017 Warwick Stafford Fellowship at Northumbria University and teaches part-time at Liverpool John Moores University.