Autograph, London

Body and Land Retreat

Sat 22 Oct 2022 || 2 - 5:30pm

Please note that the date for this event has changed, and will now take place on 22 October

Explore ideas that underpin wellbeing, sanctuary and liberation


Rivington Place
London EC2A 3BA, UK



Please book a ticket in advance to join us at this event


Join us for a well-being day at Autograph, prioritising the deeply layered relationship between body, land, and restorative practices. Led by Lateisha Davine Lovelace-Hanson, we'll explore processes that nurture our sense of play, rest and belonging in this world.

We'll examine the need for self, and collective, care in a reflective environment to heal the spirit. Drawing on themes from Autograph's exhibition Mónica de Miranda: The Island, this gathering and space-making retreat invites you to explore ideas and processes that underpin ideas of sanctuary and liberation.

You will work with the energies of ritual, improvisation and meditational states in any way that feels right and comfortable for you, moving playfully through:

The Body: movement, breath, contact-work
Writing: intention, self-knowledge, story
Land/water practices: nature sensory exploration, plant medicine, earthwork
Sound: vibration making, sound-scaping, channelling through voice

We will engage these creative tools to unlock and create space for coming together, remembering who we are and weaving new, revolutionary realities.

Part of the exhibition

Mónica de Miranda: The Island

Free, 24 Jun - 22 Oct 2022
Curated by Renée Mussai and Mark Sealy

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workshop leader

Lateisha Davine Lovelace-Hanson

Lateisha Davine Lovelace-Hanson (b.1989) is from London and Huddersfield, of Jamaican heritage and enjoys swimming in open water, brukking out to bashment and tending to what grows. 

Lateisha is an interdisciplinary artist, community-organiser, and healing justice practitioner with 15 years' experience across the intersections and knowledges between what is called art, nature and spirit–through writing, performance, installation, theatre, facilitation, mentorship and advocacy. 

These knowledges speak critically and creatively to socio-climate justice, class and migration, Black queer trans inclusive feminisms and disability justice as a portal to convene, weave and move beyond colonial-capitalist borders, binaries and barriers within the personal, collective and ancestral Body. Her work can currently be seen in the exhibition An Ecology of Mind at Bethlem Gallery.

Lateisha actively desires, perceives, and shares space for trauma-sensitive interconnection from a survivorship perspective. Calling through critical, imaginative and earthwork actions what it can mean to fortify and unearth life-force power, possibility and dreaming within and around us. Lateisha is the creator of TO THE RITUAL KNOWLEDGE OF REMEMBERING, a community-centred curatorial project space exploring decolonising relationships to our bodies, memory, and the land. Involving a 3 day retreat (co-developed with LADA, supported by performance space).

As a facilitator, Lateisha works independently, as well as with grassroots and institutional organisations such as Bloom: Cordwainers Grow – nature connection programme centring Black women + and femmes practitioners, Queer Youth Art Collective as an educator and mentor and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

As a writer, Lateisha has shared their work with Queer Botany as part of Chelsea Physic Garden, Arts Admin: Apocalypse Reading Room residency curated by Ama Josephine Budge and Camden Art Centre. Lateisha’s current exhibition work ‘An Offering //...’ is a multi-layered installation-portal is commissioned by Bethlem Gallery: An Ecology Of Mind exploring the complex relationship between art, environment and health.

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Banner image: Sara Lima // LADA DIY 2019: To The Ritual Knowledge Of Remembering by Lateisha Davine Lovelace-Hanson

Images on page: 1-2) Ella J. Frost // Artsadmin: How To Survive The End Of The World by misery. well de memory came <3 <3 <3 ritual-installation Lateisha Davine Lovelace-Hanson. 3) Mónica de Miranda, Whistle for the Wind [detail], from The Island, 2021. Commissioned by Autograph. Supported by Art Fund. 4) Lateisha Davine Lovelace-Hanson. Photograph by Max Zadeh. 5) Autograph. Photograph by Zoë Maxwell.