2021 Artists

Meet the artists, speakers and curators for Estuary 2021

Laura Blake

Laura Blake joins our Crude Britannia discussion on climate and the estuary on Sat 22 May.  She is Chair of the Thames Crossing Action Group, formed to protest against the proposed, new Lower Thames Crossing.

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Laura Daly

Laura Daly is a multi-award-winning artist who creates site-specific and site-related artworks that range significantly in scale.

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Lazarus Tamana

Lazarus Tamana is an international activist, a defender of human rights, environmental and Indigenous issuses. He is currently the President of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) Nigeria

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Leo Boix

Leo Boix is a bilingual Latinx poet born in Argentina who lives and works in the UK.

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Leonard Alf

Leonard Alf is a student environmentalist studying Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at King's College London.

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Lisa Mattocks

Lisa has been documenting, recording, facilitating and making visual art, digital art and performance for just over a decade.

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Liz Bylett

Liz Bylett is an artist, author who is passionate about promoting self-realisation and empowerment for all through art.

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Lora Aziz

Lora Aziz is an interdisciplinary artist - visual anthropologist, herbalist and experimental calligrapher. 

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Lu Williams

Lu Williams creates cross-disciplinary artworks, social practice, events and printer matter.

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Lucia Dove

Lucia is a writer from Southend-on-Sea, living in the Netherlands. She is interested in ideas of heritage, memory, place and home.

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Luke Branch

Luke Branch is frontman and songwriter of the band Asylums and founder of Cool Thing Records.

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Lydia Brockless

Lydia Brockless is an artist working across sculpture, print, drawing, text, conversations and participation.

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Maggie Harris

Maggie Harris is a poet, prose writer, and visual artist. Originally from Guyana, she lived in Wales before relocating to Thanet, Kent.

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Marcus Coates

Marcus Coates work is an enquiry into the degrees to which we can understand, know and relate to others, including the non-human.

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Marcus Orlandi

Marcus Orlandi's practice is heavily influenced by a mix of high and low brow cultures that range from the Theatre of the Absurd to professional wrestling.

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Maria Amidu

Maria Amidu is a UK-based visual artist and writer, developing national and international site-specific and public realm projects. 

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Marley

Often found immersed in the natural world, behind the lens of the camera.

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Martha Pailing

Martha Pailing is a spoken word and performance artist hailing from Blackpool.

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Mary Mattingly

Mary Mattingly founded Swale, an edible landscape on a barge in New York City to circumvent public land laws that make it illegal to pick food on public land.

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Maya Scarlette

Maya Scarlette is a self taught designer, taking household items and upcycling them into wearable fashion.

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Melanie Smith

Melanie Smith is a visual artist based in Brighton.

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Michael McMillan

Michael McMillan is a London based writer, playwright, artist/curator and academic, known for his critically acclaimed installation-based exhibition.

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Mikhail Karikis

Mikhail Karikis is a Greek/British artist based in London and Lisbon who works with moving image, sound, performance and other media.

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Mimi Khalvati

Mimi Khalvati has published nine poetry collections with Carcanet Press, including The Meanest Flower, shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize 2007, and Child: New and Selected Poems 1991-2011, a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation

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Morgan O’Hara

Morgan O’Hara has been a conceptual artist for over 60 years. She has committed her life to making art which observes and renders visible aspects of the human experience of living in both 20th and 21st centuries.

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Morgan Quaintance

Morgan Quaintance is a London-based artist and writer.

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Nadav Kander

Nadav Kander's on-going series, Dark Line - The Thames Estuary, is a personal reflection on the landscape of the River Thames at its point of connection with the sea.

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Natasha Bird

Natasha Bird is an artist based in London who makes sculptural objects that speak about industrial and bodily functions.

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Nathalie Coste

Nathalie Coste is a Visual Artist and a Textile designer specialising in reusing textiles and recycled materials in her artwork.

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New Art Films

Andy Delaney is a filmmaker from Leigh-on-Sea who set up Newartfilms.com to focus on artists, art institutions and schools.

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Osman Yousefzada

Osman Yousefzada is a British born multi-disciplinary artist.  His practice revolves around modes of story telling, merging the autobiographical with the fictional and “ritual.”

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Patrick Wright

Patrick Wright is a writer, broadcaster and academic.

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Peter May

Peter May has spent his life working on the Thames Estuary, starting out as a laborer at the Occidental Refinery on Canvey Island and rising to Marine Controller, responsible for the safe movements of ships, berthing, discharge and liaising with the Port of London Authority river pilots, ships captains, lighterman, shipping agents and BP’s trading division.

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Phil Coy

Phil Coy works across a range of media, collaging concepts rooted in the radical art and literature of the 20th century, with languages and architectures of contemporary global commerce.

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Rachael House

Artist who makes events, objects, performance, drawings and zines.

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Rachel Lichtenstein

Rachel Lichtenstein is a British artist, writer and curator who is internationally known for her books, multi-media projects and artworks that examine place, memory and identity.

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Raju Rage

Raju Rage is proactive about using art, education and activism to forge creative survival.

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Rebecca Moss

Rebecca Moss (b.1991, Essex, UK) is an artist whose work critically examines heroic narratives through humorous and absurdist gestures.

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Rees Broomfield

Rees Broomfield is a freelance recording engineer, producer, musician and owner of SS2 Recording in Southend on Sea.

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REHLM

‘REHLM - Creative Producers’ formed in 2021, coming together while studying at The University of Essex, East 15 Acting School.

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Estuary 2021 is made possible by

Principal Partners

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Major Partners

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Commissioning Partners

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Festival Partners

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Festival Supporters

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