Ewelina Bartowska is working on our Community Curriculum with Rochester Square, collaborating with families who are part of The Mockingbird Programme. Ewelina Bartowska is a ceramic sculptress and clay activist exploring the transformative power of raw materials. Her practice embraces sustainable processes; she has become an alternative kiln builder as a way to link place and community. She believes in the transformative power of raw materials and the benefits of time spent on making together. Currently she is
developing a series of vessels made with recycled clay and decorated with a glaze from the Thames. Ewelina has worked with Rochester Square, Mud Gang Pottery, Hampstead School of Art, CSM and Tate Exchange. Instagram: @ewe_space
Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck is our Garden artist in residence for 2022/23 collaborating with local schools. Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck (b.1990, Strasbourg, France) is a painter, transdisciplinary artist, and cultural practitioner artist based in rural Oxfordshir. Her practice composed of painting, drawing, installation, sculpture, film, photography and writing often conceals ecological messages, rendered in soft and delicate methods. In several of the artist’s projects, interaction with the environment and others plays a central role. Solo exhibitions include Dreaming of Tomorrow at Nidi Gallery in Tokyo. Books on her practice have been published by InOtherWords Imprint, Chose Commune and Jane & Jeremy. In 2014, Johanna founded the positive and collaborative cultural project Poetic Pastel. In 2018, the artist cofounded the publication series Journal du Thé – Contemporary Tea Culture. In 2021 she founded The Gardening Drawing Club. Instagram: @johannatagada
Lily Ash Sakula is leading our Family Takeover for autumn/winter 2022. Lily Ash Sakula is a trans non-binary artist, animator and educator living in Deptford, London. They make collaborative animated films that seek to link different generations and communities, creating spaces in which they take their lead from
participants’ ideas and processes. They want to create imaginative space for a world without borders, without prisons, without gender. Lily runs participatory projects in schools, museums, galleries
and theatres working with a wide range of ages and backgrounds. Recent partners have included: Meet me at the Albany, Camden Arts Centre, House of Illustration, Watts Gallery, Alexandra Palace, Create, Carers Lewisham, John Chilton School, Galop, Queer Youth Art Collective, Project Indigo and Ministry of Stories.
Lily is interested in capturing joy and freedom through movement, creating magical spaces in which social norms can be broken, and seek through their work to be an active practitioner of radical hope. Instagram: @lashesofsakula
Nqatyiswa Mendu was part of our Transformative Future’s Youth Collective through 2021-22. Nqatyiswa Mendu also known as Nikki is an artist whose practice and interests lie in storytelling, participatory workshop facilitation and writing. She is motivated by the importance of conversation and dialogue as a tool for social change. Currently, she enjoys exploring institutions, power, and the agency we all experience in such spaces. Instagram: @n_mendu_