Soon Come

Matthew Arthur Williams 


About the publication

We are delighted to publish a new book as part of Glasgow-based artist Matthew Arthur Williams’ solo exhibition at DCA this winter; both titled Soon Come.

The publication contains newly commissioned writing on Williams’ practice by Gabriella Gay and Nydia A. Swaby, alongside an introduction by DCA’s former Head of Exhibitions, Eoin Dara. Also contained within its pages are full colour images of the exhibition, film stills, and personal artefacts interspersed by translucent inserts.

Date March 2023
Edition of 400
Design Valerie Norris & Maeve Redmond
ISBN 978-1-8382711-3-8
Dimensions 20.9 x 12.6cm
Pages 55

About Matthew Arthur Williams

Matthew Arthur Williams is a visual and sound artist, photographer and DJ. Williams was born in London and now lives and works in Glasgow. He completed his BA at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2012.

His work has recently been exhibited at Jupiter Artland and Johnson Terrace Gardens as part of a commission for Edinburgh Art Festival (2021). He has further developed exhibition projects and commissions with the Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow (2022), Viborg Kunsthal (2021), Street Level Photoworks (2019) and Transmission Gallery (2017).

Recent close collaborations include ongoing work with Ajamu and Alberta Whittle, and Williams’ research has recently been supported through programmes at CCA Glasgow, The Bothy Project, Hospitalfield and LUX Scotland.

About Gabriella Gay

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.

About Nydia A. Swaby

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.