To celebrate the end of Women’s History Month, we’ve curated a list of amazing creative women who we have had the pleasure of working with here at ONCA in the past year.
Maya is a filmmaker and recent fine art graduate. Her work explores how to confront institutionalised racism and sexism. Throughout her practice, Maya has been focusing particularly on feminism for women of colour. Her work is primarily based in film, creating a variety of documentaries, visual essays and experimental short films in order to discuss her opinions of this constantly changing discourse. Maya was one of two artists who featured in our international Women’s History Exhibition: Desire & Resistance.
Ama Josephine Budge
Ama is a speculative writer, artist, curator and pleasure activist whose work navigates intimate explorations of race, art, ecology and feminism, working to activate movements that catalyse human rights, environmental revolutions and queered identities. Her work challenges neo-liberal feminisms, working to activate and catalyse movements that emphasize human rights, ecological revolutions and de-gendered identities. Ama joined us on the barge in 2018 for our Lost Species Day programme: Some of Us Did not Die, where she discussed the intersections of racial justice, ecological justice and biodiversity. Read more about Ama on her website: www.amajosephinebudge.com
Sarah Edmonds is a self-taught illustrator and designer based in Worthing. Sarah exhibited and hosted workshops for young children in our gallery and on the barge. She’s also the amazing artist behind our ONCA friends membership illustrations! Find out more about Sarah’s work here and have a peek behind the scenes here on Instagram.
Lois O’Hara is an artist from Brighton has gone from strength to strength and has painted Brighton and beyond with her colourful artistic vision. Her vibrant and diverse practice takes in Printmaking, Design & Art Direction, Illustration, Site-specific murals and Painting. Lois also painted a beautiful mural outside our gallery, and has prints available in our gallery and online shop.
Kuchenga is Brighton-based, Black transsexual feminist writer. She has been published in online magazines including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Gal-Dem, Dazed, i-D, and Broadly. Last year Kuchenga hosted a QTIPOC Xmas Dinner on the ONCA Barge, organised as part of the Brighton QTIPOC social event series: Radical Rhizomes.
Tricia is an artist, a brewer and a baker. She came to Brighton from Canada between 2015 – 2018 and ran ONCA’s kombucha classes and fermentation station. She was also the life force behind Brighton’s monthly Morning Jams. She now writes for our blog remotely and we’re proud to stock some of her wonderful creations in our gallery shop. Read more about Tricia’s work and creations here.