Live Painting: Gina Southgate 

We are delighted to welcome back the legendary Gina Southgate as this year's Cambridge Jazz Festival Artist in Residence. Gina will be live painting at a number of key live music events at the Festival and a very special interview with her (filmed recently at Stapleford Granary) is presented here in this page via Youtube.

The Festival will soon present a digital gallery and video of her work from this year and last year. If you would like to purchase a particular painting or print, please contact Gina here. A full list will be available soon - watch this space!


'My live painting is concerned with the essence of the moment and my alignment to that moment.  A musician's unique relationship with their instrument informs my visual response' 


Gina Southgate is a live painter, best known on the UK's international jazz scene where she produces spectacular, qualitative, real time paintings. For three decades she's painted at gigs and festivals capturing the vitality and nuance in her unique portraits of world class musicians.

From soloists to orchestra's Southgate creates, before the audience, spontaneous, site specific artworks which become a vibrant lasting testament of the event. Her imagery is used for music graphics, site and stage decoration. As an educator and workshop facilitator she stimulates art of the highest quality.

Her original paintings and limited edition prints hang in public and private collections worldwide. She has collaborated with, been resident artist for and exhibited at (among others); EFG London Jazz Festival, Gateshead International Jazz festival, All Tomorrows Parties, Jazz Leeds, Jazz North East, Jazz in the Round, Jazz on 3, Vortex Jazz, UK. Jazzahead!, Konfrontationen, and Kaleidophon Festivals, Europe. Vision Festival, USA.

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