In Conversation: Nick Jordan, Chris Paul Daniels and Parham Ghalamdar + Guests

Join the Gallery Spring 2023 exhibiting artists and their guests in conversation on their solo exhibitions and wider practices.


Nick Jordan joined by Naziha Arebi

Naziha Arebi is a BAFTA nominated British-Libyan artist and filmmaker working at the intersection of art and activism – drawn to stories centering identity, class, ecology and collective power. Adjacent to art and filmmaking, Naziha also works as a mentor, programmer and cultural facilitator, alongside a love of growing, ecology and exploring creative sustainable solutions related to food sovereignty and land rights. She has produced and shot multiple features and shorts for Cinema, TV, NGO’s and other screens – platformed by Mubi, Criterion Channel, Rai Cinema, ARTE, Aljazeera, The Guardian, BBC and Tenk, amongst others and screened at festivals globally including TIFF, BFI LFF, IDFA, CPH:DOX, Sheffield DocFest, BlackStar, Ajyal, Hot Docs etc. Naziha is a Sundance Edit Lab fellow, Hot Docs Blue Ice alumni, co-founder of HuNa Productions, Rawiyat Collective and part of Lumières D’Afriques. Her artwork, photography and writing has been published both extensively in print and exhibited globally.


Chris Paul Daniels joined by Derek Horton

Derek Horton had an early career in community-based arts education, working on adventure playgrounds and community arts projects since the late-1970s. Later he taught art for many years in higher education, and was Director of Research at Leeds Metropolitan University’s School of Contemporary Art and Graphic Design until 2008. He writes, mostly about art, in reviews, interviews and essays for books, catalogues and magazines. He co-founded the online magazines, ‘/seconds’ and ‘Soanyway’, which he currently co-edits. He was part of a three-person collective that ran &Model gallery in Leeds from 2013 to 2017, and has been Visiting Professor at the School of Art, Birmingham City University. Recently, as an independent research curator alongside the art historian Dr Alice Correia, supported by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, he co-curated the exhibition A Tall Order! Rochdale Art Gallery in the 1980s, for Touchstones Rochdale.



Parham Ghalamdar joined by Shezad Dawood

Shezad Dawood is a multidisciplinary artist who interweaves stories, realities and symbolism to create richly layered artworks, spanning painting, textiles, sculpture, film and digital media. Fascinated by ecologies and architecture, his work takes a philosophical approach, asking questions and exploring alternative futures through what Dawood describes as ‘world-building’ and ‘imagineering’. His practice is animated by research, working with multiple audiences and communities to delve into narrative, history and embodiment. Selected collections include Guggenheim; Arts Council Collection; Tate; UBS; LACMA, Los Angeles; National Gallery of Canada; Government Art Collection, UK; US Government Art Collection; The British Museum, London; Sharjah Art Foundation; Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Delhi; Rubin Museum of Art, New York; and Mathaf, Doha. His film works have been screened internationally, including at the ICA, London; MoMA, New York, Guggenheim, New York, and at various film festivals including CPH:DOX, Sharjah Biennial 14 (awarded Special Mention Jury Prize 2019); Oberhausen, Aesthetica (awarded Artist’s Film Prize 2015); his 2013 Feature Film, Piercing Brightness, was released theatrically and on Blu-Ray/DVD by Soda Pictures.

3 hours

Tickets £5.