Writing commission and performed reading

‘Fyxen’ was commissioned for Wei Zhou’s solo exhibition, ‘The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable’, held at Intermedia Gallery in September 2023.

‘Fyxen’ was written as a creative response to Wei Zhou’s research materials and our conversations surrounding the topics explored in her new body of work.

This commission was devised as both a piece of writing and a vocally playful, slippery, and rhythmic performed reading, given on the exhibition opening night on 8th September.

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Projections of Love


Writing and reading commission

‘Let’s fall in’ is a prose poem commissioned for ‘Projections of Love’; an event curated by ho.rr collective comprising screenings, readings, and an accompanying publication.

Projections of Love was a Valentine’s themed event at Strange Field’s French Street screening moving image works from Morgan Quaintance (A Human Certainty), Jill Magid (Trust), and Maryam Tafakory (Nazarbazi نظربازی) exploring love through distance, break ups, voyeurism and censorship.

We invited Glasgow-based writers, Lydia Davies, Sara O’Brien and Clara Raillard to share newly commissioned writing on the theme of love for our accompanying publication.’

Publication available from:
Good Press
hh.or collective

Exhibition photographs taken by Kasia Tym and Alan McAteer 

Re spir ing


Writing commission

‘Re spir ing’ was commissioned for the collaborative exhibition ‘to tease, to hold these stories through and through‘, by artists Alkmini Gkousiari, Isobel O’Donovan, and Rosie Trevill.

‘Re spir ing’ was developed as a response to the artists’ research informing this exhibition.

The exhibition took place at Glasgow Project Room in January 2023.

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Photographs of workshop taken by Theresa Lou


a holding place: Collaborative writing workshop

Co-run with Jess Holdengarde
Hosted by Ilali Collective in Berlin, July 2022

A day workshop that built on some of the processes of collaboration we developed in our joint publication, a holding place.

‘In the workshop, we will collaborate through listening and storytelling. We will use voice and writing to nurture a correspondence with one another, as we investigate the places we hold and the places that hold us.

We are asking attendees to bring along a pen and some paper, an object you are willing to let go of, and an anecdote of an object you lost. This workshop is for anyone interested in exploring collaborative writing.’

MAP Magazine website


Personal Phrases: Choreography, Redundancy & Ventriloquy


Edited by Alice Bain, published online with MAP Magazine

This trio of short prose pieces reflect on personal phrases; the unique phrases we devise and repeat to those close to us, exploring their relationality, rhythm, currency, and the affects of their repetition and quotation.

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Part I: Choreography |  Part II: Redundancy | Part III: Ventriloquy



MAP Magazine website

Being Beside Oneself


Edited by Alice Bain, published online with MAP Magazine

‘Writing by Lydia Davies brings together a selection of short stories and segments from an eponymous essay that explores relational and narrative constructions of self through the transformative potential of souvenirs, grief and voice. Lydia is the recipient of this year’s John Calcutt Prize for Critical Writing, presented by The Glasgow School of Art in collaboration with MAP.’

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Part I | Part II | Part III


A5 loose-leaf risographs

The Naming of Things


Exhibition and publication, curated by Bryony Dawson

Sriwhana Spong / Charlie Godet Thomas / Jeanne Constantin / Sarah Tripp / Jessica Higgins / Lydia Davies / Bryony Dawson

‘The artists in this exhibition use writing as both tool and material within moving-image, sculpture and sound in order to interrogate the act of naming: its desires, textures, moods and virtual spaces; but also its complex role in the performance and construction of selfhood.’



Trio of folded risographs inside A5 translucent sleeve

a thing that remembers itself


Exhibition and publication, curated by Holly Rose O’Brien

‘The show and publication capture an ephemeral experience exploring memory as embodied, and yet more than the body, leaking and excessive, and encoded onto objects. Framed in a moment of excess, the show and publication use leftovers, residues, and waste, to pause on dim or fleeting memories. The space becomes a theatre for continual dress rehearsals, things held in a delicate balance begin to slip, rupture and blur, enacting the fragility of memory, feelings, and constructions of the self.”

“The publication traces the odyssey of rubbish and accompanies the exhibition. Writing is central to each artist’s practice and the publication includes creative writing from each artist on the themes of memory and longing.’

June Volume 1


Publication by MFA@GSA Productions

‘June Volume 1 is the inaugural publication by MFA@GSA Productions. June features work by the 2021 graduating cohort of the MFA programme at the Glasgow School of Art, compiled by Sarah Tripp, designed by Jana Parvee, and printed by Gomer Press.

June is available to purchase from Good Press and Aye Aye Books in Glasgow.’