Gemma Thompson: Quartet for Graphic Score
Gemma Thompson with quartet
Gemma Thompson studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths and after graduating in 2008 developed her interest in working with sound, forming the critically acclaimed band Savages in 2011. Having toured the world and written two Mercury A ward nominated records she continued her drawing practice to understand how the language of music informed her visual art. Since studying at the Royal Drawing School she has developed a practice through printmaking and drawing, looking for the essenc e that moves beyond the contours of the subject.
Winner of the 2022 working drawing award, Gemma Thompson will be joined by musicians Sam Sherry, Adam Sherry, and Monika Khot to perform her drawing Graphic Score for Quartet.
Exotic Sin are Naima Karlsson and Kenichi Isawa, a collaborative duo combining improvisation with composition and repetition. The project began with, and continues to take roots from, the music and instruments in the Cherry family household - not to emulate, but to put into practice the teachings and spirit of the art and music as a living thread - in addition to Naima and Kenichi's own musical interests.
Naima Karlsson is an artist and musician from London. Her practice includes photography, drawing, assemblage, text and music composition. She is a granddaughter of Moki and Don Cherry, and an archivist and coordinator for the Estate.
Kenichi Iwasa is an artist and musician from Japan, based in London since 1997. Improvisation and collaboration are paramount in his approach. He conducts musical and visual platforms for international and local artists on a regular basis