Ayesha Tan-Jones is an artist and musician whose 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. Tan-Jones approaches activism through art, creating diverse, eco-conscious narratives that aim to connect, enthral and induce audiences to think more sustainably and ethically. Traversing pop music, sculpture, alter-egos, digital image and video work, Tan-Jones sanctifies these mediums as tools in their craft. Tan-Jones 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, Tan-Jones was awarded the Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s graduate residency award, giving them space and materials to research and make work on the grounds, which culminated with a show in March 2017.