Ayesha Tan Jones
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Ayesha Tan Jones

Artist, Musician, Founder of Shadow Sistxrs Fight ClubLondon, United Kingdom
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Ayesha Tan Jones

Artist, Musician, Founder of Shadow Sistxrs Fight ClubLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Ayesha's work is a spiritual practice that seeks to fuse activism and art to present an alternative, queer, optimistic dystopia. They work through ritual, meditating through craft, and building forms from their dreams. Ayesha approaches activism through art, creating diverse, eco-conscious narratives that aim to connect, enthral and induce audiences to think more sustainably and ethnically. Traversing pop music, sculpture, alter-egos, digital image and video work, Ayesha sanctifies these mediums as tool's in their craft. Ayesha is the founder of Shadow Sistxrs Fight Club, a physical and meta-physical self defence class for women, non binary people and QTIPoC, combining Brazilian JuJitsu and magical/medicinal herbalism to create a holistic approach to self defence. Through community ritual and collective healing, the energy created at SSFC is powerful and creative . ​ In June 2016, Ayesha was awarded the Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s graduate residency award, giving them space and materials to research and make work on the grounds. This culminated with a show in March 2017.
Projects
  • Psychic excavations | Parasites of Pangu
    Psychic excavations | Parasites of PanguMixed media incl:  plaster,wooden branches, inflatable birthing pool, transferable tattoos, bird's nest, copper wires, electronic wires, amethyst, bismuth, shungite, moss, black mirrors, iphone screens, circuit boards, iphone insides, wax, water from River Lea oil spill, black obsidian foraged from Obsidian Butte California, quartz crystals, faux hair, witch fingers, carbon tracing tattoo paper, minerals from a geyser in Iceland, stone from white cliffs of Beachy Head, bio hazard fidget spinner,
  • SHADOW SISTXRS: HOW I’M LEARNING TO PROTECT MY OWN SOUL
    SHADOW SISTXRS: HOW I’M LEARNING TO PROTECT MY OWN SOULBritain is becoming less safe for women. According to Sisters Uncut, UK funding cuts now mean four in five  BME survivors who approach domestic violence refuges for help are being turned away. A report published by the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee last November reveals that, while reports of violence against women and girls in the capital have been increasing over the past four years – with an 11 percent year on year increase in reported rapes and sexual offences – infuriatingly, t
  • The Queer Feminist Fight Club Teaching Ju-Jitsu and Herbalist Healing
    The Queer Feminist Fight Club Teaching Ju-Jitsu and Herbalist HealingArtist Ayesha Tan-Jones is a force to be reckoned with. The 24-year-old’s work blends spiritualism with activism to present a queer, optimistic dystopia through pop music, mixed media sculpture, alter-egos, digital image and video work. In a fantasy world, where universes co-exist, they aim to create diverse and eco-conscious narratives to get people thinking more sustainably and ethically. Among their many ventures, Tan-Jones is the co-founder of Shadow Sistxrs Fight Club, a physical and metaph
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Projects credited in
  • Meet 100 LGBT+ Trailblazers Redefining the Creative Industry
    Meet 100 LGBT+ Trailblazers Redefining the Creative IndustryWe asked influential LGBT+ icons to nominate trailblazers who they believe are redefining the creator landscape. The result? A unique and incredible list of 100 trailblazing LGBT+ folk breaking barriers and inspiring change! We’re on a mission to explore and tackle inequalities in the creative industry - this is why we run diversity initiatives, dedicating our curated projects and people sections on The Dots to undersung groups. This brings together an abundance of dazzling work from diverse cr
Skills
  • Art
  • Art Performance
  • Musician
  • Opera
  • Filmmaking
  • Sculpture
Education
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    (hons) BA Fine ArtCentral Saint Martins
    London, United Kingdom
    1st class Honours
Awards
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    Yorkshire Sculpture Park logo
    Yorkshire Sculpture Park Graduate Residency awardYorkshire Sculpture Park
    Ayesha became the first BA graduate to receive the award, giving them a months residency at YSP culminating in a two day open studio show in the boat house.