15/03 2023 6:00pm
Join artist Matthew Arthur Williams, poet and scholar Gabriella Gay, and writer and curator Nydia A. Swaby for a conversation to mark the launch of our new publication, Soon Come, as part of Williams’ exhibition [https://www.dca.org.uk/whats-on/event/matthew-arthur-williams-soon-come] at DCA. Contained within the pages of this new book is not only Williams’ work, but also newly commissioned texts and poetry by Gay and Swaby.
Gabriella Gay is a Trinidad born page-stage poet, artist, teacher, researcher and creative producer based in Staffordshire. She is regularly commissioned to perform, write, organise events and facilitate workshops for a wide range of organisations include the BBC, the NHS and the National Theatre. Underlying all of Gabriella’s written, performed, and socially engaged work, is the power of building strong connections and community. As a creative producer, she is well known for creating collaborative work for herself and other artists.
Nydia A. Swaby is a Black feminist practice-based researcher, writer, and curator. Her practice engages archives, auto/ethnography, photography, the moving image, and the imagination to curate programmes and visual narratives, write research and performance texts that explore the gendered, diasporic, and affective dimensions of Black being and becoming.