BECONTREE PUBLIC ART COMMISSION

New public artwork and procession culminating from workshops at The White House on the Becontree Estate with Barking and Dagenham-based foster carers and children in care for the Becontree Centenary Programme in August 2021

Posted: 01.03.2021

ONLINE FILM SCREENING AND TALK

Black Girl Essex: Here We Come, Look We Here: Screening and In-Conversation with Sepake Angiama, Artistic Director, Iniva and Jon Blackwood, curator, lecturer and writer, Firstsite online. Wed 3 Feb 2021, 6.30 pm 

Posted: 15.02.2021

FOCAL POINT GALLERY 

Contributed self-portrait drawing for the 30th-anniversary commemorative tea towel, Nov 2020

Posted: 01.11.2020

ESTUARY 2021

Selected co-curator for the Opening Weekend Online Live Broadcast Programme, Nov 2020

Posted: 01.11.2020

 

IN OTHER WORDS

Contributing artist for a new collection of urgent reflections published by Metal and the Live Art Development Agency, Oct 2020 

Posted: 30.10.2020

SELECTED ARTIST FOR SYLLABUS VI

A national collaboratively-produced alternative learning programme delivered by five arts organisations to support ten artists across the UK, Sept 20 - July 21

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Posted: 01.09.2020

CREATE LONDON COMMISSION

Collaborating with foster families at The White House on the Becontree Estate in Dagenham to engage with the identity of place and explore what makes people feel at home from Sept 2020 to March 2021

     Becontree Estate: Circa 1945|Getty Images

Posted: 10.09.2020

METAL SOUTHEND REMOTE RESIDENCY

Artist selected for month-long residency focusing on new research, 1-31 August 2020

Posted: 30.07.2020

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

New collaboration between the Centre for Place Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University and writers, artists and film-makers, 15 July 2020  

Posted: 17.07.2020

CARING AS AN ACT OF RESISTANCE

Panellist with Marc Garrett (Co-director, Furtherfield), Cassie Thornton (Artist) and Tomislav Medak (PhD researcher), RadicalxChange Annual Conference online, New York, 19 June 2020

Posted: 30.06.2020

BLACK GIRL ESSEX & LOVE IN SOCIAL PRACTICE FILMS DISCUSSION 

Curator Chloe Austin chats to Katy Hessel about the two films, 17 June 2020

Posted: 20.06.2020

AXISWEB: IN CONVERSATION 

With artists R.M Sanchez-Camus and Sian Willams, 17 June 2020

Posted: 30.06.2020

AUTOGRAPH: A CALL TO CARE SERIES

A new online series of conversations during Covid-19 inspired by the ProFest Campaign, 11 May 2020

Posted: 11.05.2020

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Due to current public health concerns relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Elsa James Artist

Posted: 19.03.2020

POLICY MAKING: EXHIBITION

New vinyl wall text installation and 'The Black Essex Flag' in The Agency of Visible Womxn exhibition, Beecroft Art Gallery, 8 March to 31 May 2020

Posted: 08.03.2020

ARTIST TALK 

PEER Gallery, 21 Feb 2020

Elsa James Artist

Posted: 02.03.2020

IN CONVERSATION AT FIRSTSITE

Firstsite Gallery, Sat 21 Mar 2020

Elsa James Artist

Posted: 02.03.2020

CO-LEAD ARTIST COMMISSION

Climate Emergency inter-generational women and girls project with Sue Mayo for Magic Me, January - August 2020   

Magic Me

Posted: 31.01.2020

CURATING SUPER BLACK 

Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme website feature, 14 November 2019

Elsa James Artist

Posted: 18.11.2019

 

RADIO INTERVIEW 

The Dave Monk drivetime show interview on Princess Dinubolu, 17 October 2019

BBC Essex | Elsa James Artist

Posted: 21.10.2019

FIRSTSITE PRESENTS: BLACK GIRL ESSEX 

Short film about the Black Girl Essex residency and exhibition, 25 September 2019

Elsa James Artist

Posted: 25.09.2019

ESSEXISM PROJECT

Included in a new portrait photography project to challenge the Essex girl stereotype, August 2019

Elsa James Artist

Posted: 01.09.2019

SUPER BLACK 

New work coming to Arts Council Collection National Partners Exhibition, Firstste Gallery,11 October 2019 - 12 January 2020    

Elsa James Artist

Posted: 01.08.2019

BLACK GIRL ESSEX 

Exhibition of fims and launch of a new residency at Firstsite Gallery, 22 June - 22 September 2019    

Elsa James Artist

Posted: 21.06.2019

THE GUILTY FEMINIST LIVE TOUR SOUTHEND

Panel discussion hosted by Deborah Frances-White with local writer Sadie Hasler

and artistic director Colette Bailey, Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, 12 May 2019   

Elsa James Artist

Posted: 20.05.2019

THE C WORD...CLASS! 

Part show, part discussion with Scottee & friends, The Albany, 11 May 2019 

Elsa James Artist

Posted: 29.04.2019

SUMMIT RESEARCH BLOG 

Commissioned blog, a-n The Artist Information Company, 25 April 2019

Elsa James Artist

Posted: 25.04.2019

ARTIST TALK 

University of East London,19 Feb 2019

Elsa James Artist

Posted: 26.02.2019

JOSHUA SOFAER WORKSHOP

Artist nominated to take part in Joshua Sofaer's radical experimental workshop for Axisweb, 30 Nov 2018

Elsa James Artist

Posted: 01.11.2018

SOCIAL ART SUMMIT

Artist invited to devise a lab for the Summit, Site Gallery, Sheffield, 1- 2 November 2018

Elsa James Artist

Posted: 18.10.2018

IN CONVERSATION WITH MARIA ANASTASSIOU AND REN STEDMAN

Who am I? Identity and Belonging, Focal Point Gallery,13 October 2018

Focal Point Gallery | Elsa James Artist

Posted: 01.10.2018

BLACK HISTORY MONTH SCREENING

Forgotten Black Essex showing on Big Screen Southend, 6 - 31 Oct 2018

Elsa James Artist

Posted: 01.10.2018

DECORUM: ACCEPT | REJECT

Special Launch & Film Preview at Twenty One, Southend, 16 July 2018

Elsa James Artist

Posted: 01.07.2018

FORGOTTEN BLACK ESSEX CITED IN RADICAL ESSEX BOOK

Focal Point Gallery publication launch, 30 June 2018

Elsa James Artist | Radical Essex

Posted: 01.06.2018

PANEL DISCUSSION AND AUDIENCE Q&A 

With artist Ingrid Pollard and historians Caroline Bressey and Gemma Romain, 9 May 2018

Posted: 16.04.2018

WORKSHOP: FOCAL POINT GALLERY

Inspired by Alexandra Leykauf 'Caprona' exhibition for the Start schools programme, 16 - 20 April 2018

Elsa James Artist

Posted: 16.04.2018

CO-LEAD ARTIST COMMISSION

Artist commissioned to co-lead Magic Me project in partnership with Metal Southend, April - July 2018

Elsa James Artist

Posted: 01.03.2018

ESSEX GIRLS LIBERATION FRONT COLLECTIVE

Selected to create one of the hundred centenary banners for Artichoke Processions, April - June 2018

Elsa James Artist

Posted: 30.03.2018

THE ESSEX GIRLS LIBERATION FRONT 

New t-shirt design for a pop-up gallery at Essex Book Festival, Firstsite, 4 Mar 2018

Elsa James Artist

Posted: 24.02.2018

SOLO EXHIBITION: METAL SOUTHEND

Forgotten Black Essex, Chalkwell Hall, 22 Feb 2018

Elsa James Artist | Princess Dinublou

Posted: 12.02.2018

 

RADIO INTERVIEW ON HESTER WOODLEY

Peter Holmes Sunday Breakfast Show, 18 Feb 2018

On air at 06.40hrs and 07:40hrs

BBC Essex | Elsa James Artist

Posted: 26.02.2018

GROUP EXHIBITION: BEECROFT GALLERY

Video screening: Goat Curry & Rap (2010), 17 Feb to 14 April 2018

Elsa James Artist

Posted: 12.02.2018

WORKSHOP: FOCAL POINT GALLERY

Inspired by Hilary Lloyd 'Theatre' exhibition for the Start schools project, 9 - 11 Oct 2017

Elsa James Artist

Posted: 06.10.2017