Introducing the Exhibitors
Artists, activists, performers and curators who will also appear at the Tate:
I worked as an artist most of my life, beginning as a freelancer in 2007. Over the next three years I founded my promotions company, which supplied body painted performers to London venues, e.g. Koko, Brixton Electric, Matter, Scala, Zoo8 Festival. In addition, I created hand painted T-Shirts and shoes, working alongside artist Johnny Cotter in Folkestone.
Artist, Musician & Performer
Pete Docherty is a Pop star who likes to use his artistic talents to highlight the social injustices he sees around him daily. Former lead singer of the Libertines, Peter Doherty exhibits drawings and paintings. He will exhibit a piece around Traveller injustice.
Graham Lewinton Self Taught Quaker Artist. Worked for NHS over 30 years while practising his art. Iwas in the bottom stream throughout school and Remainded at 13 (put back a year) into a holding class, where teachers just came and did their marking. The following year I returned to normal schooling, only further behind everyone else.
At school the only thing I was good at was art. I wanted to do A level art. The school said I wouldn’t understand it or the concepts, but I was a competent drawer.
My first exhibition was at Borne hall Ewell. For me, it's a precious memory.
Geoff has used his photography to illustrate the open wound of the devastation of the Dale Farm eviction 8 years after its completion.
The Mc Carthy Sisters
The McCarthy sisters strongly resisted the Dale Farm eviction by using their creativity.
Their performance outside the London High Court invited meaningful dialogue with politicians, rather than a costly and violent eviction.
They will recreate this scene for Tate Modern audiences in June 2019.
Activist, writer and archive owner
Activist, writer and archive owner Grattan was a founder member of the Gypsy Council. He holds an extensive archive of political activity from the 1960s across Europe and the UK in support of Travellers' rights.
My last large action was to resist eviction of Dale Farm (2011), which many families continue to occupy".
Artist & Showman
Designer & Children's Author
Tamara Phoenix is a Kent born children's author and designer. Tamara is of Pavee Traveller heritage.
Tamara will be exhibiting artwork depicting the prejudices against Traveller communities and the negative impact the media and news agencies create towards Travellers.
Artist & Showman
Joe Brown is a showman from Margate, Kent. Joe uses
social comment in "defence" of his world.
Marc is a business man from Kent from a Pavee background.
Marc will be exhibiting a painting at the exhibition
entitled "Carnage", depicting the destruction caused by the Dale farm eviction.
Pavee Traveller Band
Saoirse is a Pavee Traveller band playing throughout England and Ireland
James Terrence Rattigan
Spoken word performer
James is from a Pavee Traveller family and will be presenting a piece on the Traveller experience of prejudice.
Artist Brian Davenport. Born South London. Painting from a young age. Paints and teaches art at his studio and gallery in Margate, Kent
Elizabeth is a Pavee Traveller who makes bespoke cakes as exhibition pieces but also for consumption. Self-Taught she revels in the challenge of the complexity of some of her commissions
Will bring together themes of movement, eviction and solidarity.
Performed in and around the exhibits (4pm Friday, 3pm* Saturday and 3pm Sunday)