make art in a whole bunch of different ways.

We are making it up & making art.

In 2019 we formed as an arts collective to make stuff that we think is cool. 

A rented living room. Jess sips on her 4th coffee of the day and feels no effect whilst flicking through listings for 8 more Shakespeare adaptations in parks while Anna throws stuff at a TV screen filled with white men.


Anna     Why won’t anyone pay me to make the work I want to make?


Jess      I’ll pay you.


Anna     You don’t have any money.


Jess      Yet. If I could get paid to make the work I want to make, which I’m pretty sure is 99.9% the same as the work you want to make, then I could pay you. And me.


Anna      And we could make the work we want to make. 




Jess      What if -


Anna     We started…


J & A     A thing?!?


MAGNA is born.


Anna     What’s the work you want to make in that 0.1% that’s different from the work I want to make?


Jess     Dog adverts.

Anna     Oh yeah, yer on yer own there, mate.

co-founded by
Anna Wheatley &
 Jess Daniels