Artists in Residence
Dan Simpson and Maya Campbell are the Artists in Residence for Greenwich and Hammersmith & Fullham.
Photo credit: Suzi Corker.
Dan Simpson | Spoken Word Poetry
Dan Simpson is a writer, performer, producer, and educator. He makes highly engaging and contemporary work that is entertaining, intelligent, and thought-provoking. His subjects include science and technology; history and place; art and culture; people and poetry. A former Canterbury Laureate, Dan has been Poet-in-Residence at Glastonbury Festival, Waterloo Station, National Trust Stowe, Imperial College London, and St Albans Cathedral. His two collections of published poetry (Burning Eye Books). As an educator he convenes and lectures the ‘Writing for the Spoken Word’ module at Canterbury Christ Church University, and delivers primary and secondary school workshops, including work for First Story, Barbican Centre, and Apples and Snakes.
Maya Campbell | Visual Arts
Drawing inspiration from the longstanding traditions of mask-making and masquerade in the Caribbean and Nepal, Brixton-based artist Maya Gurung-Russell Campbell creates evocative landscapes that explore her dual heritage in a range of mediums. Incorporating sound, moving image, oral history, poetry and analogue photography, her practice centres matrilineal mythologies and lived experience, whilst still interrogating universal themes. Currently she is looking to music and movement as forms of liberation within the African diaspora, activating the site of the black female body as both an archive and a space of transcendence beyond the confines of categorisation.