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Gina Birch (born in Nottingham, lives and works in London) is best known as a founding member of the post-punk band The Raincoats which she founded in 1977 while still taking a degree at Hornsey College of Art. The band set a crucial precedent for feminist work within a DIY punk context and after taking an MA in film direction at the Royal College of Art, Birch also went on to make videos and Super 8 films, often for other bands, and also to play with Red Crayola and the environmental band The Gluts. Birch was a member of the Turps Studio Programme between 2018-20 and now she paints as much as she performs.
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