Brixton House announces its inaugural Associate Artists

Brixton House (formerly known as Ovalhouse) is a modern theatre in the heart of Brixton which opens later this year. It will be a place for people to come together, to create and enjoy performances and to learn and share skills. It will enable a new generation of creative people to stage new experiences which develop community strength and promote social change.

Brixton House announced today the inaugural 10 Associate Artists who will work with the new venue over its first two years. The aim is to encourage these artists to take an active role in the growth and development of Brixton House, as well as furthering their own creative skills.

The artists are drawn from a wide range of disciplines and include writers, performers, directors, composers and film-makers.

Gbolahan Obisesan, Artistic Director and Joint CEO of Brixton House said

 “Our Associate Artists are an invited group of brilliant creatives from a broad range of artistic expressions. During their two years with us, we hope to integrate their thinking, processes and projects into our programming and be enriched by their contributions.”

The Associate Artists are

Daniel Bailey (Theatremaker, Filmmaker, Writer, Performer)

Ivan Michael Blackstock (Multidisciplinary Artist, Curator)

Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu (Writer, Director) @tristanfaiduenu

Anna Himali Howard (Director, Theatremaker, Dramaturg)

Cecilia Kuska (Creative Producer, Curator)

Eska Mtungwazi (Vocalist, Songwriter, Composer, Choral Conductor, Producer) @ESKAonline

Quiplash (Creative, Performance and Consulting Project)

Bek Wa Goro (Writer, Cultural Artist)

Jaz Woodcock-Stewart (Director, Artist) @jazwoodstew

Belinda Zhawi (Literary and Sound Artist) @ma.moyo

“As creatives it’s a dream for someone to recognise your work and worth and offer resources, time and space to create whatever you would like. As queer disabled people this isn’t something that comes our way very often, usually we have to fight for every scrap, so it’s an honour to be asked and we can’t wait to see what we come up with (we have some fun ideas…)!” Quiplash