2021 Artists

Meet the artists, speakers and curators for Estuary 2021

Rhona Ezuma

Rhona Chioma Ezuma is a stylist, writer and founder and Editor in Chief of THIIIRD. 

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Robert Macfarlane

Robert Macfarlane is the author of bestselling and prize-winning books about nature, people and place.

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Rosa Ainley

Rosa Ainley is a text-based artist, a writer and editor on architecture, space and buildings.

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Ruth Ewan

Ruth Ewan is an artist with long-term interests in social justice, alternative systems and radical histories.

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Sadie Hennessy

Sadie Hennessy is a multi-disciplinary artist creating immersive environments and events.

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Samantha Penn

Independent practice based researcher who since 2016 has researched washing machines as influential but unnoticed agents of cultural and technical change.

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Samuel Restorick

Samuel is a freelance brand identity designer by trade.

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Sarah Wood & Ali Smith

Sarah Wood is an artist and film maker.  Ali Smith is a novelist.

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Sasha Dugdale

Sasha Dugdale has published five collections of poems with Carcanet, most recently Deformations in 2020.

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Season Butler

Season Butler is a writer, artist, dramaturg, and lecturer in Performance Studies and Creative Writing.

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Selina Nwulu

A writer, essayist and social researcher with a focus on social and environmental justice.

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Shamica Ruddock

Shamica Ruddock is research based practitioner working often between sound, text and moving image.

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Shaun C. Badham

Shaun instigates long-term collaborative projects, from local community actions to large-scale sculptural installations, often responding to the socio-political, historical and human attributes of a given site.

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Sheila Coates

Sheila was involved in the content, production and distribution of two zines in the late 70s and early 80s.

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Shona Illingworth

Shona Illingworth is an artist working across sound, film, photography and drawing.

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Simon Faithfull

Simon Faithfull's practice, combines video, digital-drawing, writing and performance and has been described as an attempt to understand, to test and to explore the planet as a sculptural object.

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Sonia Hughes

Sonia Hughes is an artist, writer, performer currently working with Jo Fong on their conversation project Neither Here Nor There. 

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Sophie Austin

Sophie is a theatre and film director staging productions in unusal spaces and places.

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Stanley Schtinter

Stanley Schtinter has been described as an 'artist' by the Daily Mail and as an 'exorcist' by the Daily Star. 

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Stephen Turner

Stephen Turner is a visual artist with an enduring relationship with the Thames & Medway estuaries.

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Terry Macalister

Terry is a journalist, writer and campaigner.

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Thamesmead Texas

Thamesmead Texas is a nomadic artist led project space, based in Thamesmead founded by artists & filmmakers Vanessa Scully & Liam Scully.

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The People of 1381

The People of 1381 is a cross-disciplinary multi-institution research project.

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Time is Away

Time is Away (London-based duo Jack Rollo and Elaine Tierney) work across radio, research and site-specific sound-works.

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Tom King

When not walking, reading or writing, writer, Tom King tends to his hilltop garden, overlooking the Thames Estuary

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Warren Harper

Warren Harper is a curator and researcher based in Essex, where he is Director at The Old Waterworks (TOW), an artist-led charity and artists’ studios in Southend-on-Sea.

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Caitlin and Andrew Webb-Ellis are British/Canadian artist filmmakers.

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Wendy Daws

Wendy Daws is an artist and sculptor whose work takes inspiration from the visually impaired communities she has worked with over the last 17 years.

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YoHa - Graham Harwood and Matsuko Yokokoji

YoHa is an artist group led by Matsuko Yokokoji and Graham Harwood.

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Yomi Sode

Yomi Sode is a Nigerian British writer, performer, and facilitator.

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Zoë Svendsen

Zoë Svendsen directs the performing arts company METIS making participatory theatre performances and installation works.

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Estuary 2021 is made possible by

Principal Partners

Creative_Estuary_New_1   ace

Major Partners

ecc uok thurrock thames_gateway selep medway  thames estuary   ebbsfleet    Ebbsfleet mayor locatekent kentcc gravesham uoe bas_coun   south_coun Here for Culture

Commissioning Partners

book_fest community_fund heritage_fund creative_coast bexleysalford fpg lesnes Essex2020Logo The Old Waterworks Logo UCA1

Festival Partners

arts_human uni_south uni_oxford uni_glas send_pier pla opp_se henley Flowers Gallery logoc2c roh southeastern Thamesmead2 Peabody2 BowArts3 raddison uber arriva Canterbury Dartford Faversham Swale1 Thanet Visit c2c1 Chat

Festival Supporters

essex_diversity SouthEssex1 UniversityCentre1 Churches International Exeter Wales Ramm Artist Grand