Rebecca Achieng Ajulu-Bushell
The daughter of Rok Ajulu and humanitarian aid worker Helen Bushell, Rebecca grew up all over Africa, before returning to the UK to pursue her sporting and academic careers. After competing at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, she stepped away from the UK Olympic team to focus on education; she graduated from Brasenose College, Oxford, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Whilst there she founded Peerless Women’s Network, held multiple solo exhibitions, and read extensively on aesthetics and the autonomy of contemporary art. Following Oxford Rebecca moved to Paris where she learnt French, worked in communications strategy, and continued to make art. She has worked in the education department at the Saatchi Gallery, the gender department at Oxfam, and as a History of Art tutor and mentor. She is currently in post-production for her first feature documentary; an exploration of her late fathers life. Rebecca splits her time between London, Oxford, and her family homes in the Cotswolds and South Africa. Last season she was the Art Historian in residence, lecturing at the Dantzig Gallery. She continues with her strategy work as a consultant, whilst also running NKG and Coretta Productions; continuing to make, produce, and talk about art.
Raphael has collaborated with Rebecca since 2012 where he was a key part of the team that was responsible for the inception of Peerless Women’s Network. He is currently reading for a degree in Theology at Oxford with a view to ordination. When he’s not in the library it’s difficult to keep track of him. He works in the prehospital care environment utilising skills he cultivated in the British Army to repatriate British nationals who fall seriously ill or injured in Europe. Or, he is supporting students from non traditional backgrounds through access schemes to tertiary education. Raphael currently leads two projects as part of Nyar K’Odero Group’s Social Justice in Action programme: he is working to reform the Joint Enterprise Doctrine and overseeing a media monitoring project.
Oliver Bradley-Baker is a Visual Artist and Video Director based in Oxford, specialising in documentaries. He is currently studying for a Masters in Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University. He is in post-production for two documentaries: one looking at nomadic lifestyles within western society, the other is Breakfast in Kisumu: the history of a Kenyan activist to the backdrop of the South African apartheid. Both projects make extensive use of the medium of film - shooting in a mix of Digital, DV CAM, VHS and 16mm film. Ollie’s personal interest lies in revealing narrative form through the creation of an experiential informed documentary cinema.