Commissions and grants
Research and development grant from Creative Scotland
Commission from BBC and LUX Scotland
Commission from Talbot Rice Gallery, The University of Edinburgh
Residency at Talbot Rice Gallery, and research trip at Venice Biennale
Clason-Harvie Bursary Award
18th Video Art Biennale, Videonale.18, Kunstmuseum, Bonn
Research and development grant from Creative Scotland: O monstrous! O strange! (part-time Feb 2020-Feb 2021)
Buy now! Pollyfilla performance at Royal Scottish Academy
Commission from BBC and LUX Scotland: Lupi Lupi Lu.
Pollyfilla performance at Embassy Gallery, hosting sourSOP (group performance night)
Commission from Talbot Rice Gallery: Tonight Tonight No One No More (solo exhibition)
RSA New Contemporaries 2018, (group exhibition) Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017, (group exhibition) Block 336, London
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017, (group exhibition) BALTIC, Gateshead
Adam Castle and Adrian Hester, Talbot Rice Gallery, (screening)
Residency, Talbot Rice Gallery
Footnotes (group exhibition), (group exhibition) KisUzem, Budapest
Mapping the Local (group exhibition), (group exhibition) Telep, Budapest
Mean Most (solo performance), Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London
Hold me, baby (group exhibition), Meridian Club Gallery, Beijing
Incubarte Festival (festival screening),Valencia
Direct Action/Direct Object (group exhibition), Threewalls Contemporary Art, Chicago
International Symposium for Electronic Arts (festival screening), Vancouver
Fool me once don’t fool me again (screening), Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson and Dikeou Collection, Denver
Felt Book, touring group screening in USA at Recess, New York; Vox Populi, Philadelphia; SEDIMENT, Richmond; Double Double Land, Toronto; The Cave, Detroit; Skylab, Columbus; The Luminary, St. Louis; Threewalls, Chicago; The White Page, Minneapolis; Leisure Gallery, Denver; FalseFront, Portland; StoreFront Lab, San Francisco
Miami New Media Art Festival (festival screening), Miami
Shift and Spin (group exhibition), Stanley Mills, Perth, working with Historic Scotland experts
Digital Muddy Expanded Media Festival (online festival screening), Illinois
Ickle Film Fest (festival screening), Dundee
Puppet Karaoke, (solo performance) at JW3 Jewish Cultural Centre, London
Curator and producer, Centre for Cultural Value, University of Leeds (July 2020 – November 2020)
Curating two week programme of talks with over 55 artists and cultural workers
Director and curator, Edinburgh Artists’ Moving Image Festival (EAMIF)
Festival for video art and experimental film.
2015 festival: 4 events at Filmhouse and Summerhall.
2016 festival: 10 events at Filmhouse, Talbot Rice Gallery, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh College of Art. Including symposium on Gender and the moving image from a queer, trans and people of colour’s perspective at Talbot Rice Gallery and African Lines on African moving image and music The Fruitmarket Gallery
2020: events at The Fruitmarket Gallery including Sing and fight! on AIDS activist musicals.
Curator, Ginkgo Projects (Freelance commission October 2017 – January 2018)
Curating programme of artists’ moving image to be shown permanently in NHS Lothian hospital.
Curator, The Fruitmarket Gallery
(commission for two events: April 2017 / February 2018)
Curating and two events of artists’ moving image on humour and dance.
Winner: The Leadership Award at the Creative Edinburgh Awards 2016
In recognition of founding and directing both Pollyanna and Edinburgh Artists’ Moving Image Festival and. This award ‘recognises an outstanding individual for their leadership and contribution to their sector, or the creative industries as a whole.’
Pollyanna (2015 - present)
Queer live art collective, showcasing cabaret and drag artists at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015-2019
I host the shows and perform as my drag character Pollyfilla.
Reviews for Pollyanna:
‘A bona fide asset to the Fringe’ ★★★★ The Scotsman 2016
‘Messy, queerly experimental and reassuringly different’ ★★★★ The Scotsman 2017
‘It's a show, a happening and a movement. You’re life is poorer for not having been.’ ★★★★★ ScotsGay.
‘A cacophony of rampant filth and backyard decadence, Pollyanna is the only queer collective you want to see.’
★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
‘Political and sexual, aggressive and hilarious … For those seeking the edge of queer creative talent, this is not one to miss’
Intermedia Art (BA) Hons: First class honours, 2014-2017, Edinburgh College of Art
Foundation in Art & Design: Distinction, 2013-2014, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London