Geraldine Swayne – Fred [London] Ltd, London
Geraldine Swayne won a Northern Arts Travel award in 1990. Although better known as a painter, Swayne has a parallel practice as a film-maker and musician.
In 1999 she made the world’s first super-8 -Imax film, East End, with music performed by Nick Cave and narrated by Miriam Margolyes. East End was selected for the London Film Festival in the same year. She left the film industry and worked as an assistant to Jake and Dinos Chapman, rebuilding Hell.
She has been the keyboard player and singer in seminal Krautrock band Faust since 2005, and has toured widely with them, playing and painting in Museums and Theatres worldwide. In 2010, she was a finalist in John Moores painting prize, Walker Gallery, Liverpool.
Geraldine’s work has been exhibited in a number of high-profile exhibitions in Europe. She lives and works in London and joined Fred [London] Limited in 2012.