2021 Artists

Meet the artists, speakers and curators for Estuary 2021

Ackroyd & Harvey

Ackroyd & Harvey's multi-disciplinary work intersects art, activism, architecture, biology, ecology and history, and references memory and time, nature and culture.

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Adam Chodzko

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.

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Adam Dant

Adam is an international renowned artist whose large-scale narrative drawings and prints can be found in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, Tate, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon as well as many leading private collections including that of HRH The Prince of Wales.  

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Akeim Toussaint Buck

Akeim Toussaint Buck is an interdisciplinary performer and creative, born in Jamaica and raised in England.

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Aleema Gray

Aleema Gray is Community History Curator at the Museum of London and PhD researcher at Warwick University.

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Alison Cooke

Alison Cooke is a ceramic artist. She works site responsively with clay dug from interventions such as mining, scientific research or construction.

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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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Amy Pennington

Amy Pennington makes work that uses humour to connect human experiences and socio-political issues.

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Andrea Luka Zimmerman

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.

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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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Andy Merritt

Andy Merritt is one half of the duo Something & Son. They explore the social and environmental issues that define our time via everyday scenarios, criss-crossing the boundaries between the visual arts, architecture and design.

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Angela Chan

Angela Chan is a curator, artist and researcher focused on climate change.

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Ania Bas

Ania Bas is an artist and writer. Through her practice she explores how narratives shape understanding, mythology and knowledge of places and people.

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Anita Sethi

Anita Sethi was born in Manchester, UK.

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Anja Kirschner

Anja Kirschner is an artist living and working in Berlin and London.

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Anne Hardy

Anne Hardy is internationally recognised for her works which combine physical materials with light and sound to create immersive and sensual environments.

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Antonio Roberts

Antonio Roberts is an artist and curator based in Birmingham, UK, working primarily with video, code, and sound.

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Arbonauts

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

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Ayesha Tan Jones

Ayesha Tan Jones (AKA YaYa Bones) has a spiritual practice that seeks to present an alternative, queer, optimistic dystopia, through ritual, meditating, music and movement.

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Belinda Zhawi

Belinda Zhawi is a Zimbabwean literary & sound artist.

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Benedict Drew

Benedict Drew works across video, sculpture, music and their associated technologies.

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Bernadette Russell

Bernadette is a working class author, storyteller, artist and activist.

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Bob & Roberta Smith

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

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Bryony Gillard

Bryony Gillard is an artist, curator and educator whos work attempts to create a space for genealogies of intersectional feminist practice that are elusive, messy and entangled in contemporary concerns.

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Carol Donaldson

Carol Donaldson is a writer and Ecologist, living in Medway. Her book On the Marshes is an engaging journey into the waterlands of the north Kent Marshes.

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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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Caryn Franklin MBE

Caryn Franklin MBE, former fashion editor and co-editor of i-D Magazine and prime-time BBC TV presenter throughout the eighties and nineties, is a multi-platform broadcaster, fashion and identity commentator and activist. 

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Chloe Aridjis

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.

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Chloe Cooper

Chloe Cooper is a socially engaged writer and artist based at Bow Arts in Thamesmead.

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Christopher Sacre

Christopher Sacre is a deaf signer and has been a visual artist and art facilitator for over 20 years. He specialises in providing creative workshops/activities that are accessible to deaf people and their families, supporting other facilitators to improve the accessibility of their provision at galleries, museums, and other creative events.

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Cohesion Plus

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

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Dirish Shaktidas

Dirish is a London based yoga teacher, immersed in the world of holistic healing.

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Dominic Snow

Dominic Snow, AKA Elephantman, is a sculptor and painter living and working in London, part of Bow Arts Open.

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Dot Dash

Dot Dash is a collaboration between writer James Wilkes and artist Lawrence Bradby.

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Dr Vandana Shiva

Dr Vandana Shiva is an eco-activist and agro-ecologist who has been campaigning for over 40 years

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Dubmorphology

Artists Trevor Mathison and Gary Stewart form Dubmorphology a London based research, production and performance group who make experimental sound and visual installations that examine the relationship between culture, technology and creativity.

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Dzifa Afi Benson

Dzifa Benson is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work insects science, art, the body and ritual which she explores through poetry, theatre-making, performance, essays, and criticism.

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Major Partners

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