London-based artist Lateisha Davine Lovelace-Hanson (b. 1989) will be our Family Artist-in-Residence during Beatrice Gibson’s exhibition Crone Music. Working predominantly in the mediums of theatre and poetry her practice is visual, playful and cosmic.
Her work concerns ideas of liberation, growth and human connection as a form of Afro-Diasporic creative resistance. Her practice makes use of spiritual tools and is rooted in methods such as story-telling, movement, and spoken word, seeking to empower individual ideas and actions while creating time and space for personal, collective and environmental healing from colonial trauma.
She is Artistic Leader of Hit The Ground - a collective theatre project and producing space working towards social awareness and social justice. She is currently producing and facilitating a new workshop series at Platform Southwark called ‘How Do We Live Now’, exploring the present-self, liberated forms and collective purpose as decolonial action. She has also co-produced events with Actors For Human Rights about the UK Asylum System as well as participated in residencies at Free Word Centre, Lyric Hammersmith and the Barbican.
During the residency, Lovelace-Hanson will take up residence in the Drawing Studio and lead Family Takeover, our weekly drop-in programme for families, leading creative activities inspired by the exhibition Crone Music by Beatrice Gibson.
Our Family Programmes are directly supported by The Andor Charitable Trust; The Cecil and Hilda Lewis Trust; The Chapman Charitable Trust; The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust; and The John S Cohen Foundation.