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Born (1977) and live in London, UK
Graduated from Rose Bruford drama school, BA in European Theatre Arts – 2004

estherbunting@gmail.com

Esther speaks, writes, performs and facilitates around themes of nudity and self acceptance, with feminism and all inclusivity at core.

Fully enhanced online DBS, and have Public Liability Insurance. A member or Artists Union England.

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Panel Discussion

August 2018 at Mall Galleries, called ‘The Body Beautiful?’ about the significance of physical beauty in art.

Girl in Suitcase performances

Girl in Suitcase – an ever-evolving performance of interactive theatre, dance and life art:

  • April 2019 – Roots, Telegraph Hill Festival, London
  • March 2018 – Equinox Performance, Telegraph Hill Festival, London
  • October 2016 – Panic Sermons, Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, London
  • August 2016 – Fragmented Identities, Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Venice
  • April 2016 – Architectures of Identity, Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Venice
  • March 2016 – Telegraph Hill Festival, London
  • May 2015 – Dandifest, Norwich
  • March 2015 – Telegraph Hill Festival, London
  • June 2014 – Hampstead School of Art, London
  • March 2014 – Telegraph Hill Festival, London
  • August 2011 – Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh
  • August 2011 – Mascara Bar, London

Spirited Bodies events

Spirited Bodies – a selection of the many events and workshops I have directed:

  • October 2019 – women’s life modelling workshop with Claire Collison’s ‘Truth is Beauty’ performance, at Metal Peterborough & Metal Liverpool
  • September 2019 – body positive life drawing at Minds & Bodies Late, Dulwich Picture Gallery, London
  • July & August 2019 – REAL LIFE ~ Body Positve Life Drawing for Teenagers, at SPG Youth Centre, Croydon
  • July 2019 – Body Positive Life Drawing for Teenagers, in connection with Lee krasner, at Barbican, also Summer Arts Camp at Guildhall School, London
  • June 2019 and periodically – Body Narratives with London Drawing at Vaulty Towers, Waterloo
  • March 2019 – Truth is Beauty workshop, with Claire Collison at Birmingham Gallery
  • February 2019 – The Life Inside The Model, multi-model with speaking at Camberwell College of Art, London
  • ongoing women’s sessions – Stories of Women, feminist life drawing – at the Feminist Library, London
  • December 2018 – Have I Got Nudes For You, multi-model with news theme at Doodle Bar, Tower Bridge, London
  • May 2018 – Stories of Women with Lucy (mixed), at Hampstead School of Art, London
  • March 2018 – Truth is Beauty with Claire Collison at Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths University, London
  • January 2018 – Good Girls Reveal All, JWT Knightsbridge (with Valentina Rock)
  • November 2017 – Women of the World Festival, Horsecross Centre, Perth, Scotland (women only, Aimee presenting then multi-
  • model discussion)
  • October 2017 – The Mansion, Totnes, Bodykind Festival
  • August 2017 – Whitespace, Norloch House, Edinburgh (with All The Young Nudes)
  • July 2017 and ongoing – at The Feminist Library, Stories of Women series
  • November 2016 – at The Fawcett Society Spirit of Women Changemakers conferences in London and Manchester
  • August 2016 – Studio 24, Edinburgh (with All The Young Nudes)
  • July 2016 – Lewisham Arthouse, London (sound & movement with life drawing)
  • March 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 – Women of the World festival, Southbank, London
    (women only, live and recorded interviews)
  • April 2016 – St John’s Church, London (Loving Bodies charity event)
  • December 2015 – Ugly Duck, Tanner Street, London (soundbath event)
  • November 2015 – Bargehouse Oxo Wharf, London (soundbath event)
  • September 2014 – The Plough and Harrow, Leytonstone, London (interview event)
  • June 2014 – Skylight Centre, Highbury, London (interview event)
  • November 2013 – Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium, London (women only)
  • October 2013 – St John’s Church, London (with London Drawing)
  • August 2013 – Mall Galleries, London
  • July 2013 – St Giles Church, Edinburgh
  • July 2013 – The Flying Duck, Glasgow (with All The Young Nudes)
  • February 2013 – Mall Galleries, London
  • October 2012 – Battersea Arts Centre, London (with London Drawing)
  • February 2012 – Battersea Arts Centre, London (with London Drawing)
  • August 2011 – Mall Galleries, London
  • April 2011 – Mall Galleries, London
  • November 2010 – Mall Galleries, London

Playwrighting and performance

In addition to Girl in Suitcase, I have written and performed the following plays:

  • March 2019 – ‘Roots’, at Mile End Art Pavillion, part of ‘We Grow into the Forest’
  • October 2017 – ‘Carving Our Caves’, at cave Pimlico, Auntie Freeeze festival, London, with Ursula Troche
  • September 2009 – ‘Assisting Sara’, Battersea Arts Centre, London, with Rebecca Bunting
  • March 2009 – ‘An Ordered Kaosz’, Telegraph Hill Festival, London, with Szilvi Keffert

Acting

Selected acting roles in live theatre:

  • October 2008 – ‘Salome’, 2nd Skin Theatre, The Lion and Unicorn Theatre, London
  • Nov/Dec 2006 – ‘Remembering Rose’, Greenwich Playhouse, London
  • November 2005 – ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’, The Landor Theatre, London

Life modelling

Some of the countless venues in which I have modelled – London, unless stated:

  • Heatherley’s School of Fine Art
  • Mall Galleries
    • Hesketh Hubbard
    • New English Art Club
    • The Pastel Society
  • The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
  • The British Museum
  • The Royal Academy of Arts
  • The Royal Drawing School
  • The Slade School of Fine Art
  • University of the Arts
    • Byam Shaw
    • Camberwell
    • Central St Martin’s
    • Chelsea
    • Wimbledon School of Art