(Postponed) date TBC - Sticky Fingers Publishing Fair,  Lewisham Arthouse, London
'an event bringing together Sticky Fingers’ friends, collaborators and allies for a fair celebrating feminist, queer, disabled-led and local interdisciplinary publishing.'

Jan 2024 - Duo exhibition with Edward Gwyn Jones, Glasgow Project Room


3 Nov 2023 - 6-9pm Listening Party, performance at David Dale Gallery

19 Oct 2023 - Find on @ccadldCCA Introducing Instagram takeover, with CCA Derry

10 Sep 2023 - Listen back - 'This one's for the', Summer Broadcast with David Dale Gallery X Clyde Built Radio

8 Sep 2023 - Read here - 'Fyxen', creative response written for Wei Zhou's solo exhibition 'The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable', performed on 8 September

Books with:

CCA Derry
Good Press, Glasgow
Typewronger Books, Edinburgh


Lydia Davies is an artist and writer based in Glasgow. Working across moving image, voice, sound, and bookmaking, she devises narrative-driven works preoccupied with interpersonal dynamics, bodily experiences, and the sifting and shifting exploits of voice and narration.

Lydia is currently working on a short film supported by VACMA, which expands on research into early projection techniques pre-dating the synchronisation of sound and image. She was recently artist in residence at the CCA Glasgow, to develop a body of research into sonorous and vocal nonsense through melismatic vocals and sound poetry. This ongoing research and body of vocal recordings revels in silly noises, failures and playful outpourings, and considers how clowning the mouth can open up alternative sonorous and affective methods of meaning-making. 

Her recent writing commissions include:
Re spir ing (2023), a text developed in response to the artists’ research for the exhibition ‘To tease, to hold these stories through and through’ at Glasgow Project Room; and, Let’s fall in (2023), a prose poem commissioned by ho.rr curatorial collective, for the artist moving image screening event + publication ‘Projections of Love’, at French Street, Glasgow.

More of her writing and 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
2023 Fyxen, a text commissioned for Wei Zhou’s solo exhibition, ‘The Unspeakable in Pursuit of the Uneatable’, Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow
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

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

2023 CCA Introducing, Instagram takeover on 19/10/23, with CCA Derry
2023 Artist Talk, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
2021 Artist talk for Musashino Art University
2020 ‘Research Methods and Methodologies in Practice: Artist’s Voices’, talk, Glasgow School of Art
2018 ‘In-between Academic and Technical roles: Perception and Praxis‘, research study presentation,
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


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