A screening event and exhibitions presented by
Audacious Women Festival and Secure Scotland

A documentary about Georgina Smith’s anti-nuclear activism
(dir. Lin Li | completed in 2023 | 57 min)
Screening and post-screening talk by Janet Fenton (Secure Scotland)
Friday 30 June 2023, 7.30-9.30pm
The Space 183 Dalry Rd, Edinburgh EH11 2EB
Entry free, by donations, please book in advance

Exhibitions of Georgina Smith’s artworks

Online exhibition
Audacious Women Festival virtual gallery
1 June – 7 July 2023

Physical exhibition
Words and Actions for Peace
58 Ratcliffe Terrace, Edinburgh EH9 1ST
19-30 June 2023, open daily from 10am to 4pm

Georgina Smith is a Scottish artist and peace activist. The film focuses on her unwavering commitment to nuclear disarmament over the years, including her involvement in the Greenham Common Peace Camp in England and her subsequent anti-Trident protests in Scotland, for which she was imprisoned many times. Through her artworks, poetry and various items from her personal archive, Georgina talks about her actions and prison experiences, such as the important case of her and Jean Hutchinson’s appeal to the House of Lords against their convictions of trespass under the MoD’s RAF Greenham Common Byelaws 1985. In the film she also reflects on what ‘peace’ and ‘activism’ mean to her. Her inspiring experiences and views raise many issues related to common human security, which will be explored in the post-screening talk by Janet Fenton (organiser of Secure Scotland).

Georgina grew up in the West of Scotland and went to art school in London in the 1940s, and later studied at Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford. After getting married following her art training and then raising five children, she was able to concentrate on developing her art in the last few decades while living alone. Her output includes many lino prints, which she has created using simple tools and materials – floor lino from her house, a Stanley knife, a dessert spoon (she does not have a printing press), ink, and paper. Based on observation of her environment, family and friends, Georgina’s artworks have incorporated various elements from her own life. The online exhibition will show a selection of her lino prints and a smaller and different sample of her prints will be on display in the physical exhibition.

Georgina: Art, Morality and Law trailer