Kamina Walton is an artist, writer, critical thinker and Founder of Rising Arts Agency.
Her practice is sited in community, dialogue and collaboration. In 2021, after 5 years leading Rising, Kamina returned to the world of self-employment. She was awarded Arts Council Developing Your Creative Practice funding to re-imagine herself as an artist activist, radical change-maker & creative provocateur. She is currently participating in the unique year long programme, Press Play, led by artist Emma Gregory, culminating in a group show at Bricks in mid July. The course is designed to help artists understand and sustain their working practice and develop research strategies.
Kamina gained a BA (Hons) in Film, Video and Photographic Arts at the Polytechnic of Central London in the early 1980s. It was the radical teaching around the politics of representation that has influenced the way she thinks and works ever since. In the mid-1990s she was awarded an MA in Design and Media Arts from the University of Westminster. In 2015 she graduated from the Extend Leadership Programme. She joined the Spike Island studio community in 2008.
Having previously worked mainly with photography and installation Kamina is currently experimenting with a range of media to explore her personal relationship with grief.