Rocca Holly-Nambi is an internationally award-winning Cultural Producer. Boom. She is Director of b-side, a contemporary arts organisation and biennale festival based on the Isle of Portland. 

Holly-Nambi is undertaking a practice based PhD in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London, on Queer Abstraction in Kenya and Uganda. 

This website documents artworks, projects, and ideas. You are welcome to explore.

Image Credit: Darlyne Komukama

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Press and Words


Forces of Art. Perspectives from a changing world. Chapter 9: Creating Space for Queerness. November 2020. Published by Valiz.

Forthcoming: Queer Abstraction: Visual strategies to see new queer futures, Arts Open Access Journal by MDPI, 2021

Femmolution 2.0. A poetry submission titled Zalea. November 2020.

Nataal Magazine, July 2017 – Interview with Philippa Ndisi-Herrmann

Nataal Magazine, June 2017 – Jalada Literary Festival

Art Africa, December 2015, ‘The Artists’ Gaze’

KLA ART 014 Festival Catalogue. Introductory text. September 2014.


Arts Professional, Holly-Nambi to take over from Rogers at b-side

September 2018: East Africa Arts on KTN News

February 2018: A wee interview in the East African 

Rocca Gutteridge

Yale Radio Interview, April 2017

ISPA Global Fellow 2016

The New Vision, March 2018, ‘East Africa art programme launched’

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British Council to support entrepreneurs in the creative arts

KLA ART 014:

BBC News Africa, October 2014, ‘Art on motorbikes in Uganda’s capital Kampala’

The Ugandan Arts Trust:



The British Council:  32 East supports visual arts in Uganda

START Journal:  Creativity, innovation and experimentation sets a new pace for the Ugandan Visual Arts



Africans in London.net:  Documentation of the Ugandan Arts Trust’s auction at Bonhams


Big Prom on the Promenade:


The Scotsman:  Artists and band want Portobello back like ‘hey day’ for Tea Dance


 ten til ten.


MAP Magazine:  Artist Run Spaces in Glasgow and Beyond.



Shared Territories:


The Scotsman:  It’s for one night only, but LeithLate is proof of an underground creative spirit blooming in the capital | The Scotsman




Exhibitions and Curating: