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About Afra Eisma

Afra Eisma was born in 1993 in The Netherlands, and is an artist who often works with textiles, ceramics and sculpture. Her work is innovative and playful, and she creates immersive experiences for audiences using colourful, fun and larger than life characters to often portray darker themes and feelings, such as social isolation, fear and anger.


Artwork showing several alien figures made from colourful textiles in the atrium of a gallery
splashdown tender by Afra Eisma

There are nine learning resources produced by Beatrice Lee-Knowles for LEEDS 2023 to support students in learning about Afra’s work and with suggestions of how they can engage with her themes and style - see Resources section.