I am an English-St.Lucian artist, born, living, and working in the regenerated east-end of London.

I am a transdisciplinary Ahhtist and Qurator negotiating variant/alternative ephemeral (and durational) activity.

I dance across drawing and painting, moving image installation, text, sound, and sculpture, generating new relationships between process and form, leading with a reflexive embodied practice.

My practice encourages powerful moves towards unity with self, other, and environment. I gesture towards and through Otherness: the scintillating matter of Blackness; Queerness; Faith; and more life shaping dimensions.

I limn sustainability through my work.

I understand sustainability as life healing across various fragmented dimensions of reality. The urgency of my work is motivated by my desire to heal from harmful systemic structures and institutions — and thrive — facilitating this change for myself and others.

As a community leader, I value the privilege of being humane, embodying this state in multifarious social and environmental relations.

I advocate for individual and collective agency, experimentation, research, and activism to discover and grow towards more sustainable futures.

Upcoming:

SυΠℜISε τð SυΠSετ SS21

Camden Arts Centre Youth Collective online

Bright Dynasty supported by Jerwood Arts (Jerwood Bursary Artist 2020)

Recent:

Dance Art Journal,
Percolate residency, supported by Siobhan Davies Dance

Umbra, Penumbra, Antumba
CONSTELLATIONS 2020/21
supported by UP Projects & Flat Time House

Long Play Liberation commissioned by Newham London
Long Play Liberation transmission for The Place ‘What does the future look like?’ Festival

Leave your vessels
with Esmé Lewis-Gartside

writing for Dance Art Journal


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