Kamina Walton is an artist, producer and Founder/Director of Rising Arts Agency. Her practice is sited in community, conversation and collaboration. Focusing mainly on photography and installation her work explores a range of challenging issues related to health and wellbeing, representation and community.
Kamina founded Rising Arts Agency in September 2015, a Bristol-based micro social enterprise born out of conversations with young people in response to their need for sector access and support. Rising’s mission is to be the creative voice of radical change – championing diverse participation, staffing and leadership across Bristol’s creative sector. Her intention was always to hand on the leadership of the agency to young people after 5 years and this transition is taking place in September 2021.
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.