A key element of Kamina Walton’s practice involves collaboration and conversation with others. The work she has produced and exhibited over the years has grown from these collaborations. Using mainly photography and installation, she explores a range of challenging issues and a sense of community.
In September 2015 Walton founded Rising Arts Agency, a Bristol-based micro social enterprise born out of conversations with young people in response to their need for support. Rising’s mission is to be the creative voice of radical change – championing diverse participation, staffing and leadership across Bristol’s creative sector.
Walton gained a BA (Hons) in Film, Video and Photographic Arts at the Polytechnic of Central London in the early 1980s, and an MA in Design and Media Arts at the University of Westminster in the mid-1990s. In 2014-15 she took part in the Extend Leadership Programme, and between 2015–16 and 2018–19 has been an active participant in the School for Social Entrepreneurs Start Up and Trade Up programmes. In the past year or so she has received significant support from the Network for Creative Enterprise. She joined the Spike Island studio community in 2008.