2021 Artists

Meet the artists, speakers and curators for Estuary 2021

Alison Moore

Alison Moore's short fiction has been included in Best British Short Stories, Best British Horror and more.

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Amina Atiq

Amina Atiq is a Yemeni- Scouse writer, a performance artist, facilitator and activist.

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Andrew Westle

Andrew’s work defies neat boundaries to include research, socially engaged arts practice, performance, evaluation, writing, theatre making and public health.

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Andy Freeman

Andy Freeman has produced digital and visual artworks and interventions since the late 1990s.

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Angela Chan

Curator, researcher and artist.

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Arbonauts create bold site-specific performance, challenging the meeting point between theatre, dance and installation. 

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Bob & Roberta Smith

Bob Smith is an artist interested in words and how they look.

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Caroline Bird

Caroline Bird is a poet with six collections of poetry published by Carcanet

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Carolyn Downing

Carolyn Downing is an award-winning sound designer working in a variety of fields.

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Cohesion Plus

Bringing communities together through the arts, public education and sport.

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Elsa James

Elsa James' work intervenes in the overlapping discourses of race, gender, diaspora and belonging. 

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Femke Snelting

Artist developing projects at the intersection of design, feminisms, and free software.

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Harun Morrison

Artist and writer currently living on a narrow boat on Regent’s Canal.

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James Marriott

James Marriot is an artist, activist and naturalist.

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Jas Dhillon

Jas Dhillon is a multimedia practitioner inspired by the people, script, language, symbolic objects...

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Jo Fong

Jo describers herself as  "an award-winning, middle-aged, provincial, international artist".

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Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright makes sculpture, installations and drawings, he observes and subverts functional structures that support and service our everyday lives.

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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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Lu Williams

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

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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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Martha Pailing

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

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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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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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Patrick Wright

Patrick Wright is a writer, broadcaster and academic.

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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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Robert Macfarlane

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

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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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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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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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Shona Illingworth

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

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Sonia Hughes

Artist, writer, performer.

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The People of 1381

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

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Tom King

First published 20 years ago, Essex journalist Tom King’s book Thames Estuary Trail told the story of ‘a walk round the end of the world.

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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   ace

Major Partners

ecc uok thurrock thames_gateway selep medway  thames estuary   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

Festival Partners

arts_human uni_south uni_oxford uni_glas send_pier pla opp_se henley c2c roh southeastern

Festival Supporters

essex_diversity   raddison   uber