Support Collective Lead
Esther Springett supports the in-house programmes and leads the Support Collective. Esther is an advocate for her sister who has complex support needs and uses non-verbal communication. As an artist, Esther likes to explore approaches to art making that build social connectedness using photography, moving image, text, sound, walking, drawing or anything that comes to hand.
Esther has worked on diverse creative and cultural participation programmes for Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill, Towner Art Gallery Eastbourne and Dv8 Sussex. In 2015 she co-founded Quiet Down There, a community interest company specialising in amplifying everyday creativity. Esther has worked as a filmmaker with Bouffant Collective and Anti-Ghost Moon Ray and has screened her films at BFI London and the Barbican Centre.
Esther has a BA in Critical Fine Art Practice and a PGCE in Post-compulsory Education.
Watch Gabby and Mandy: Home Life and the Future directed by Esther Springett and Tim Corrigan, part of the Family Stories film series.