In her studio practice Jo makes objects in which a familiar world is disclosed through the reinterpretation of everyday objects and motifs. Her work draws on individual and shared cultural memories, evoking an intuitive recognition of familiar things, loosened from their bearings in everyday life. In her collaborations with others through writing, curation and performance she seeks alternatives to inequitable approaches in art education. Jo is Head of the Department of Fine Art at Kingston School of Art, Kingston University London.
Janaki Mistry is a 2020 Fine Art Graduate from Goldsmiths University. Her practice is an going exploration to how personal identities play out in wider culture and the sensitivities of talking about race, identity, and colonial histories. She uses the experience of living in white-dominated spaces and questioning western ideals by navigating and contesting what it means to be British.
Campbell attempts to use satirical word play within the context of spoken word poetry and film to question the idea of authenticity of culture and race as a way to add humour to uncomfortable situations, whilst also trying to destabilize her own identity by using her own emotions to exert points of spontaneity from these objects which serves as a form of catharsis.
Amrit Sanghera is 2021 Fine Art Graduate. She is a multidisciplinary artist whose work utilises her personal history, language and memory. Her practice centres around a continuous question and argument about the notions of diasporic experience, home, inheritance and its futurisms. She works with video, writing and up-cycling material to create imaginary dimensions that explore and transcend the associations between cultural, environmental and personal moments.
Working across and amidst sculpture, moving image, and writing, JJ’s work draws from lived experience and stories stolen from eavesdropped conversations, to explore the edges of realities in constructing identity. Through storytelling and world-building, this work (re)searches for an alternative space beyond aggressively progressive capitalist time, seeking new worlds from the ashes of the present.
Tara’s work sits amongst a collection of found, fabricated and family objects that narrate relationships to grief, migration and colonialism. The works often consider a sense of urgency and fear. Furniture and heirlooms are used as talismans of memory, that in many cases no longer exist or were left behind.
Paola Rafaella Kossakowska
Paola Rafaella Kossakowska is a 2019 Fine Art Graduate from Kingston University. Her practice explores location politics and power negotations through the use of space, archive, time and familiar objects/material to create an archived non-location. Paola works with sculpture, installation, movingimage, and photography.
Michelle Williams Gamaker
Michelle Williams Gamaker is a moving image and performance artist based in London. Her work explores the fiction-making machine of 20th Century British and Hollywood studio films by restaging sequences to reveal cinematic construction, and recasting characters to propose alternative endings that counter their often doom-laden plight. Michelle is a Senior Lecturer in BA Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Sarah Howe is an artist making work in photography, writing, moving images and installation. Through collaboration with other people, her practice contributes to cross-disciplinary enquires on mental health, identity, and contemporary portraiture. The work aims to make visible the inevitably close relationships and states of interdependence that play out in our everyday. Sarah is a Lecturer in Photography at Manchester Metropolitan University
Alice Gale-Feeny is an artist who makes performance, via dance, video, writing and facilitation. She uses scripts, objects and sites as ‘containers’ for improvisational processes, considering how language, material forms and bodies (re)construct realities and build fictions. Alice is interested in the emergent possibilities of working with bodies in artworks. Particularly, the ‘accumulation’ of lived experience, and how this may ‘recalibrate’ over time in different contexts, alongside changing bodies and voices. She devises frameworks with the people she works with, often co-writing scripts, and using such texts to guide aesthetic decisions. Alice is a Lecturer in Ba Fine Art at Kingston University.
Francesca is a 2021 graduate from the BA fine art course at Goldsmiths University, and is currently a resident with Conditions Studio Programme. Her practice extracts familiar objects and iconographies to be viewed through the lens of the artefact or heirloom, in order to investigate their relationships to gestures of heritage, assimilation and rituals in the non-spectacular sense. Working in the spaces between sculpture, analogue photography and writing, she constructs speculative anthropological studies of personal family histories, alongside their wider political, cultural and mythological contexts.
Ali Eisa is an artist working as part of Lloyd Corporation, a collaborative project with Sebastian Lloyd Rees. Their practice utilises sculpture, installation, performance and text, often taking inspiration from informal and local economies. Processes typically involve close dialogue, site-specific research and collection of material culture from which their work takes shape. Ali is a lecturer in BA Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London; and the Learning and Participation Manager at Autograph Gallery, where he works with schools, young people and marginalised groups.