05/03 SEAS/SAN March talk: Social (Distanced) Art Diaries


For March’s network meet up we’ll be discussing navigating social art-making and cultural justice under lockdown.


The zoom event is free. Please register here

For March’s network meet up we’ll be discussing navigating social art-making and cultural justice under lockdown with the wonderful Brighton-based artist Subira Joy and the brilliant Manchester-based curator Nikita Gill. Subira is a queer, Black, non-binary spoken word poet and activist, based in Brighton, UK. Creator of award-winning solo spoken word show, Subira, and co-creator of Joy Nduku, Subira’s work weaves together the personal and political, through experiences and imaginations, spoken with rage, softness, and laughter. (They/them) Nikita Gill is a creative and curator in training with the International Institute of Visual Arts (INIVA) and Manchester Art Gallery. She received her MA in Art Gallery and Museum Studies from the University of Manchester in 2019. Her previous work includes support of the production of Excavating the Reno (2017 – 2018), Portraits of Recovery with David Hoyle and Mark Prest (2017), Bodies of Colour (2018) and Joy Forever (2019) at the Whitworth art gallery. Each of these experiences has helped to shape thinking around decolonial practices, centred on care within the context of art gallery collections. Currently, Nikita is working on Future Collect, supporting Jade Montserrat’s commission by INIVA (2020) to produce a body of work focusing on care as an act of resisting oppression and silence. Nikita Gill is also a member of the Black Curators Collective. (she/her) Image credit: Subira Joy