Upcoming + Recent

18 Feb 2024 - Sticky Fingers Publishing Fair, Lewisham Arthouse, London

10-11 Feb 2024 Fruitmarket Artists' Bookmarket, Edinburgh

12-18 Jan 2024 -"LOVE STORIES", duo exhibition with Edward Gwyn Jones, Glasgow Project Room

Books with:

CCA Derry
Good Press, Glasgow
Typewronger Books, Edinburgh

About

Lydia Davies is an artist and writer based in Glasgow, working across moving image, sound, performance and bookmaking. Lydia is preoccupied with interpersonal dynamics, bodily gestures, and the shifting registers of voice and narration. Her work draws attention to the ways in which selves are both sustained and undone through their relations.

Her writing and artist books can be found at Good Press in Glasgow, Typewronger Books in Edinburgh, CCA Derry and MAP Magazine.

Radio + Writing

2023 This one’s for the, a radio work commissioned by David Dale Gallery, broadcast on Clyde Built Radio on 10/09/23 @ 12pm. → Listen back here
2023 Fyxen, a text commissioned for Wei Zhou’s solo exhibition, ‘The Unspeakable in Pursuit of the Uneatable’, Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow. → Read here
2023 Radiophrenia Broadcast, in ‘Shorts 14’ programme 27/08/23 @ 3 – 4pm, Streamed online, on Resonance extra and Glasgow 87.9fm
2023 Lets fall in, a prose poem commissioned by ho.rr collective for ‘Projections of Love’; a publication and Valentine’s event with artist moving image, readings, and music from DJ peanut. French Street, Glasgow. → Publication available here
2023 Re spir ing, a text commissioned for the exhibition ‘to tease, to hold these stories through and through’ by artists Alkmini Gkousiari, Isobel O’Donovan and Rosie Trevill. → Read here, or listen here
2022, a holding place: Collaborative writing workshop with Jess Holdengarde, hosted by Ilali Collective, Berlin
2022 Personal Phrases, published online with MAP Magazine in Feb #64.
→ Read here: Part I: Choreography |  Part II: Redundancy | Part III: Ventriloquy
2022 Radiophrenia Broadcast, in ‘Shorts 25’ programme 17/02/22 @ 1 – 2pm, Streamed online, on Resonance extra and Glasgow 87.9fm
2021 Being Beside Oneself, published online with MAP Magazine in Nov #64. → Read here: Part I | Part II | Part III 
2021 June Volume 1, Publication by MFA@GSA Productions → Publication available here
2020 ‘Vibration lets me know you are there’, Radio Series, episode 3: 27/12/21 @ 2pm, Market Gallery, Glasgow
2020 Radiophrenia Broadcast, in ‘Shorts 20’ programme 14/11/20 @ 8 – 9am, Streamed online, on Resonance extra and Glasgow 87.9fm
2019  ‘RUNG Magazine Issue #02’, print launch at Latch, Bristol

Reading + Performance

03 Nov 2023 This one’s for the, a live performance , ‘Listening Party’ at David Dale Gallery featuring artists Hannan Jones, Yulia Carolin Kothe and Sgàire Wood
08 Sep 2023 Fyxen, a reading for the opening of Wei Zhou’s exhibition, ‘The Unspeakable in Pursuit of the Uneatable’, Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow
11 Feb 2023 Reading of Lets fall in, aprose poem commissioned by ho.rr collective, for ‘Projections of Love’; a Valentine’s event with artist moving image, readings, accompanying publication, and music from DJ peanut. French Street, Glasgow

Selected Exhibitions + Screenings

2024 “LOVE STORIES”, duo exhibition with Edward Gwyn Jones, Glasgow Project Room
2023 Film screening with Spryte, streaming on a continuous loop between 12:00 and 00:00, UTC +1, 03/09/23
2022 ‘Acid Free’, Glasgow Project Room, Glasgow
2022  ‘Ai Mi Tagai 2022’, White Conduit Projects, London
2021  ‘The Naming of Things’, curated by Bryony Dawson, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
2021  ‘A thing that remembers itself’, curated by Holly Rose O’Brien, The Deep End, Glasgow
2021  ‘Ai Mi Tagai 2021’, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo
2021  ‘HOT WHEELS’, The Glue Factory, Glasgow
2021  ‘The Thread Itself’, part of ‘GLUE’ online exhibition programme, Glasgow School of Art
2020  ‘A Slip of Certain Measure’, 142 Crownpoint Road, Glasgow
2020  ‘Picture Window’, curated by Bryony Dawson, Soft Spot online, Manchester
2019  ‘Ai Mi Tagai’, Denchu Hirakushi House and Atelier and Tokyo Geidai, Tokyo
2017  ‘Project #17’, The Brick Cube, London
2016  ‘Dream Works’, Lethaby Gallery, London
2016  ‘Everything Must Go’, Acme Glassyard Studio 109, London
2015  ‘One Box & One Piece’, Youkobo Gallery and Tokyo Geidai, Tokyo
2015  ‘Juice’, Acme Project Space, London
2015  ‘so-so’, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo
2015  ‘Liquid’, Youkobo Gallery, Tokyo
2015  Online commission for Acme Studios homepage, London
2014  ‘Image to Scale’, William Road Gallery, London

 

Residencies + Awards

2023 Creative Lab Residency, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
2022 Shortlisted for the RSA Morton Award
2022 Visual Artist and Craft Makers Award (VACMA), Creative Scotland and Glasgow Life
2021 John Calcutt Prize for Critical Writing
2020  Shortlisted for Open the Door Festival 2020 Digital Calm Slam, Glasgow Women’s Library
2019  Residency at Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo
2017  Residency at The Brick Cube, London
2015  Artist-In-Residence Exchange Program, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo 
2013-16  CSM Associate Studio Programme, (Acme Studios, Double Agents and CSM) London

Talks, Presentations + Teaching

2024 Visiting tutor, seminar for the postgraduate Creative Publishing elective, Glasgow School of Art
2024 Visiting tutor for publishing project with BA Communication Design, Glasgow School of Art
2023 CCA Introducing, Instagram takeover on 19/10/23, with CCA Derry
2023 Artist Talk for Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
2021 Artist talk for Musashino Art University
2020 Artist talk for ‘Research Methods and Methodologies in Practice: Artist’s Voices’, Glasgow School of Art
2018 Research study presentation, ‘In-between Academic and Technical roles: Perception and Praxis‘, for UAL Learning and Teaching Conference 2018, Camberwell College of Arts, London
2017  Visiting artist studio crit, Acme Glassyard Studios, London
2016  Artist talk for group exhibition Dream Works, Lethaby Gallery, London
2015  Artist talk for solo exhibition so-so, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo
2014-2015  Guest speaker and seminar leader roles for BA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins, London

Education

2021  Master of Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art (distinction)
2018  PgCert Academic Practice in Art, Design and Communication, UAL, London (distinction)
2013  BA (Hons) Fine Art, Central Saint Martins, London (first class honours)
2010  Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Central Saint Martins, London