Xaverine M A Bates is a multi-disciplinary artist exploring themes of gender, memory, mental health and transience. She completed her BA Fine Art at Brighton University in 2008 and has been practising since then in Hastings.

In 2012, she founded riart Grrrls, a feminist arts collective, as well asĀ aGender arts & education in 2013, a charity which works with young people to challenge gender stereotypes through creative media.

She recently collaborated with Clare Whistler on elemental, an experiential exploration of the elements through movement, site-specific artworks and meditation.