Meet the artists, speakers and curators for Estuary 2021
Ackroyd & Harvey's multi-disciplinary work intersects art, activism, architecture, biology, ecology and history, and references memory and time, nature and culture.
Adam Chodzko explores the interactions and possibilities of human behaviour by investigating the space of consciousness between how we are and what we might be.
Alison Moore's short fiction has been included in Best British Short Stories, Best British Horror and more.
Amina Atiq is a Yemeni- Scouse writer, a performance artist, facilitator and activist.
Andrea Luka Zimmerman is a Jarman Award winning filmmaker and artist whose engaged practice calls for a profound re-imagining of the relationship between people, place and ecology.
Andrew’s work defies neat boundaries to include research, socially engaged arts practice, performance, evaluation, writing, theatre making and public health.
Andy Freeman has produced digital and visual artworks and interventions since the late 1990s.
Angela Chan is a curator, artist and researcher focused on climate change.
Anja Kirschner is an artist living and working in Berlin and London.
Anne Hardy is internationally recognised for her works which combine physical materials with light and sound to create immersive and sensual environments.
Arbonauts create bold site-specific performance, challenging the meeting point between theatre, dance and installation.
Belinda Zhawi is a Zimbabwean literary & sound artist.
Benedict Drew works across video, sculpture, music and their associated technologies.
Bernadette is a working class author, storyteller, artist and activist.
Bob Smith is an artist interested in words and how they look.
Caroline Bird is a poet with six collections of poetry published by Carcanet
Carolyn Downing is an award-winning sound designer working in a variety of fields.
Chloe Aridjis is a Mexican writer based in London. She is a member of XR Writers Rebel, a group of writers who focus on addressing the climate emergency.
Chloe Cooper is a socially engaged writer and artist based at Bow Arts in Thamesmead.
Bringing communities together through the arts, public education and sport.
Dominic Snow, AKA Elephantman, is a sculptor and painter living and working in London, part of Bow Arts Open.
Dot Dash is a collaboration between writer James Wilkes and artist Lawrence Bradby.
Eelyn Lee is an award-winning artist and filmmaker with a socially engaged practice.
Elsa James' work intervenes in the overlapping discourses of race, gender, diaspora and belonging.
Eric MacLennan has been making avant-garde performance work for over thirty years.
Esi Eshun is a London based multidisciplinary artist and independent researcher.
Artist developing projects at the intersection of design, feminisms, and free software.
Fiona MacDonald works with human and nonhuman beings as Feral Practice to create art projects and interdisciplinary events that develop ethical and imaginative connection across species boundaries.
For over two decades Fiddian has been fascinated by the creative application of digital technology in the physical domain.
Gabriella Hirst works primarily with moving image, performance, and with the garden as a site of critique and care.
Gareth Evans is a London-based writer, editor, film and event producer and Whitechapel Gallery’s Adjunct Moving Image Curator.
Gideon Mendel’s intimate style of image-making and long-term commitment to socially engaged projects has earned international recognition.
Born and bred in South London, Hannah is a filmmaker and writer currently based in Sydney, Australia.
Artist and writer currently living on a narrow boat on Regent’s Canal.
Helen Pritchard is an artist, and geographer.
"Walking, weathering, watching, experiencing. Recording, reflecting. And, when possible, reporting. Reworking. Revising. Walking again."
appearing courtesy of artist Calum F Kerr who expresses ideas through performance, sculpture, film and sound.
Jack is a writer, director and deviser working principally in live performance, but also across a range of audio, visual, online and analogue media.
James Marriot is an artist, activist and naturalist.
Jara is a culture mediator working through techocultures.
Jas Dhillon is a multimedia practitioner inspired by the people, script, language, symbolic objects...
Jay Griffiths is an award-winning author of more than six critically acclaimed books.
Jem Cohen is a filmmaker and photographer from New York City.
Jo describers herself as "an award-winning, middle-aged, provincial, international artist".
John Walter is a London-based artist working across a diverse range of media including painting, performance, moving image, installation and curating.
Jonathan Wright makes sculpture, installations and drawings, he observes and subverts functional structures that support and service our everyday lives.
Lata Upadhyaya is a British Indian visual artist and social commentator, who migrated to the UK in the late nineties.
Laura Daly is a multi-award-winning artist who creates site-specific and site-related artworks that range significantly in scale.
Lisa has been documenting, recording, facilitating and making visual art, digital art and performance for just over a decade.
Lora Aziz is an interdisciplinary artist - visual anthropologist, herbalist and experimental calligrapher.
Lu Williams creates cross-disciplinary artworks, social practice, events and printer matter.
Luke Branch is frontman and songwriter of the band Asylums and founder of Cool Thing Records.
Marcus Coates work is an enquiry into the degrees to which we can understand, know and relate to others, including the non-human.
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.
Maria Amidu is a UK-based visual artist and writer, developing national and international site-specific and public realm projects.
Often found immersed in the natural world, behind the lens of the camera.
Martha Pailing is a spoken word and performance artist hailing from Blackpool.
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.
Melanie Smith is a visual artist based in Brighton.
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.
Morgan Quaintance is a London-based artist and writer.
Natasha Bird is an artist based in London who makes sculptural objects that speak about industrial and bodily functions.
Nathalie Coste is a Visual Artist and a Textile designer specialising in reusing textiles and recycled materials in her artwork.
Andy Delaney is a filmmaker from Leigh-on-Sea who set up Newartfilms.com to focus on artists, art institutions and schools.
Patrick Wright is a writer, broadcaster and academic.
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.
Raju Rage is proactive about using art, education and activism to forge creative survival.
Rees Broomfield is a freelance recording engineer, producer, musician and owner of SS2 Recording in Southend on Sea.
Robert Macfarlane is the author of bestselling and prize-winning books about nature, people and place.
Ruth Ewan is an artist with long-term interests in social justice, alternative systems and radical histories.
Sadie Hennessy is a multi-disciplinary artist creating immersive environments and events.
Independent practice based researcher who since 2016 has researched washing machines as influential but unnoticed agents of cultural and technical change.
Sarah Wood is an artist and film maker. Ali Smith is a novelist.
Season Butler is a writer, artist, dramaturg, and lecturer in Performance Studies and Creative Writing.
A writer, essayist and social researcher with a focus on social and environmental justice.
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.
Shona Illingworth is an artist working across sound, film, photography and drawing.
Sonia Hughes is an artist, writer, performer currently working with Jo Fong on their conversation project Neither Here Nor There.
Sophie is a theatre and film director staging productions in unusal spaces and places.
Stanley Schtinter has been described as an 'artist' by the Daily Mail and as an 'exorcist' by the Daily Star.
Thamesmead Texas is a nomadic artist led project space, based in Thamesmead founded by artists & filmmakers Vanessa Scully & Liam Scully.
The People of 1381 is a cross-disciplinary multi-institution research project.
Time is Away (London-based duo Jack Rollo and Elaine Tierney) work across radio, research and site-specific sound-works.
When not walking, reading or writing, writer, Tom King tends to his hilltop garden, overlooking the Thames Estuary
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.
Caitlin and Andrew Webb-Ellis are British/Canadian artist filmmakers.
YoHa is an artist group led by Matsuko Yokokoji and Graham Harwood.
Zoë Svendsen directs the performing arts company METIS making participatory theatre performances and installation works.