Edwin Morgan Poetry Award
22 August 2022
Judge and host of the 2022 Edwin Morgan Poetry Award
Edinburgh Book Festival
19 August 2022
Reading the World live event.
Centre Culturel Irlandais Residency
1 June 2022
Residency at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris.
Northern Ireland’s Feminist and Queer Art Histories
21 January 2022
Special screening and reading at Northern Ireland’s Feminist and Queer Art Histories symposium, The Courtauld, London.
CARPA7 Colloquium on Artistic Research
27 August 2021
Keynote presentation at Performing Arts Research Center (Tutke), Theatre Academy, Uniarts Helsinki Colloquium on Artistic Research.
History of the Present
Royal Opera House
12 July 2021
Opera-in-progress at the Royal Opera House.
Museum of the Home
12 June 2021
Eleven-channel sound installation and radio broadcast.
British Art Talks
Paul Mellon Centre
28 April 2021
Me talking about the encounters, materials, voices and texts that have shaped my writing: Audre Lorde, Quatermass, Jon Snow & Gerry Adams, Leigh Bowery.
For God's sake bring me a large Scotch. What a bloody awful country.
Aftereffects and Untold Histories, Politics and Spaces of Performance since the 1990s
15 April 2021
My keynote at the conference 'Aftereffects and Untold Histories, Politics and Spaces of Performance since the 1990s'.
School of Advanced Study
18 March 2021
What new tools are emerging for recording and sharing cultural heritage?
Writing is... Art
16 March 2021
Writing is…Art / with Kathryn Scanlan and Maria Fusco
A Belly of Irreversibles - reading
19 February 2021
An essay about working class method.
Practice Research Assembly
The Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities
4 November 2020
Convener of Practice Research Assembly at The Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities.
Abbey Theatre award
Abbey, National Theatre of Ireland
3 November 2020
Award from The Abbey Theatre Dublin as part of their Engine Room development funding.
Flash Art feature
11 June 2020
A feature about my work.
Royal Opera House Engender Fellowship
8 March 2020
Working with the Royal Opera House to develop a new opera.
TO SEE AND KNOW MORE - event
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
31 January 2020
An event to celebrate my Bothy Project William Grant Foundation residency on Eigg.
Research Writing Studio
international research collaboration
16 January 2020
Research Writing Studio, an international collaboration.
AHRC funded network
15 November 2019
Exploring new creative and critical practices for and about dialect.
Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship
Scottish Book Trust
1 August 2019
I was awarded the The Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship, an annual award from the Scottish Book Trust.
ECZEMA! record launch
Accidental Editions at South London Gallery
5 June 2019
The launch of my limited edition vinyl with Accidental Editions.
On the Creative-Critical
Institute of English Studies & UEA & National Centre for Writing
1 June 2019
Plenary speaker at a summit on the creative-critical.
Legend of the Necessary Dreamer - radio
16 May 2019
Commission from Radiophrenia.
Nine Qwerty Bells
8 May 2019
Whitechapel Gallery invited me to make an exhibition.
Bothy Project residency
18 March 2019
Residency in Sweeney's Bothy on the little isle of Eigg.
art & education interview
8 March 2019
Me being interviewed by Chris Sharratt about my teaching methods in Art & Education.
Gestures Writing that Moves Between
15 February 2019
Keynote speaker at conference about writing as gesture.
Along the Peaceline
BBC Radio 4
13 December 2018
BBC Radio 4 documentary about the peaceline I grew up beside in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
National Theatre Wales
28 July 2018
A play celebrating the 70th anniversary of the NHS commissioned by National Theatre Wales.
VOICE OBJECT VOICE
19 November 2017
A new broadcast work.
Art Writing is an Aesthetic Catalyst
Aarhus Literature Centre
2 September 2017
A symposium examining and testing art writing in the Nordic context.
1 September 2017
Text and visual and spacial culture.
El tejido continúa en lo ilegible
Aeromoto, Mexico City
5 August 2017
Exhibition of books on the theme of illegibility.
We Human Creatures Must Find Our Match in Scale
11 May 2017
A performative lecture at Arnolfini in Bristol.
IUAV University of Venice
5 May 2017
The Happy Hypocrite in Fiamme.
Feminist Library Cataloguing
Leeds College of Art
20 April 2017
A symposium and exhibition on the theme of 'gendered words'.
Whatcha Doin', Marshall McLuhan?
BBC Radio 3 Sunday Feature
19 March 2017
BBC Radio 3 feature about Canadian public intellectual Marshall McLuhan.
In conversation with Jessica Harrison and Jonathan Owen
Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh
15 March 2017
In conversation with artists Jessica Harrison and Jonathan Owen.
The Common Guild, Glasgow
18 January 2017
My new project considering the critical uses of vernacular forms of speaking and writing.
Art and its Theatrical Turn
University of Glasgow
26 November 2016
A symposium about art, theatre and performativity.
The Influence Machine: a conversation
University of Edinburgh
23 November 2016
In conversation with Tony Oursler and James Lingwood.
International Literature Festival Dublin
27 May 2016
Reading at the International Literature Festival in Dublin.
21 May 2016
Reading at Hauntings event at the Bluecoat in Liverpool.
Master Rock book launches
30 March 2016
The launches of Master Rock book.
18 March 2016
In conversation with Kreider/O'Leary about experimental writing.
30 January 2016
Writing masterclass on objects and their place in the world.
We are no longer needed by what we created
The MAC, Belfast
23 January 2016
A reading of a newly commissioned piece to accompany Felix Gonzalez-Torres' solo exhibition at The MAC in Belfast.
15 October 2015
A commission from Artangel & BBC Radio 4.
12 March 2015
A poetry reading.
In conversation with Vivienne Dick
11 January 2015
Talking about traces, the experimental and feminist anti-narratives.
PhD Researchers Collective
9 December 2014
An evening about writing about art writing.
In Conversation with Duncan Campbell
The Common Guild
2 October 2014
Punctum: Reflections on Photography
25 July 2014
An exhibition about the nature of photography today.
Aarhus Literature Centre
28 June 2014
Moving Mountains Conference
University of Edinburgh
18 June 2014
An international conference on mountains studies in place, society and cultural representation.
A two day event on New Narratives in art writing.
Legend of Ashlar
3 March 2014
Lawrence Corby's exhibition of paintings.
Flip Project Space
19 February 2014
Group exhibition in Naples.
Jim Elkins Conversation
16 January 2014
A short conversation with Jim Elkins.
14 December 2013
My Fellowship at Hawthornden Castle.
The Happy Hypocrite 6 launches
24 October 2013
Edinburgh and London launches of The Happy Hypocrite issue 6.
With A Bao A Qu Reading When Attitudes Become Form launches
23 October 2013
Launches and readings of my latest book.
Artists Moving Image Festival
28 September 2013
Artists Moving Image Festival at Tramway, Glasgow, examining the ecology of art work. I presented two Belfast-made television documentaries at this diverse range of film, video and performance.
Lisbon Architecture Triennale
16 September 2013
Writer-in-Residence at Palácio Pombal in Lisbon.
Canongate Future 40
2 September 2013
Defining the next four decades.
1 July 2013
Adaptation is a phased year long project considering the effect that changing circumstances can have on forms, with Banu Cennetoglu & Philippine Hoegen, Maria Fusco, Dominic Paterson and Sarah Tripp. I am working on writings based on the film roles of Canadian actor Donald Sutherland.
What Would Thomas Bernhard Do?
23 May 2013
Ten days, one hundred events in Vienna.
International Art Writing Seminar
14 March 2013
I was invited to keynote at the International Art Writing Seminar in Aarhus.
Tyrone Guthrie Centre
24 July 2012
My residency at Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland.
The Happy Hypocrite art writing readings
2 June 2012
The Happy Hypocrite's new cycle of art writing readings.
Convergence: Literary Art Exhibitions
16 June 2011
An exhibition about how reading literature can be at the core of contemporary art practice.
2 June 2011
My residency at Cove Park in Scotland.
London Word Festival
3 May 2011
Me + The Mechanical Copula + London Word Festival.
The Mechanical Copula Launch
5 November 2010
Hot off the press.
27 March 2010
COSEY COMPLEX came crashing into consciousness one Thursday afternoon near Kings Lynn as Cosey Fanni Tutti and I talked about, amongst other things, how nomenclatures can numb, nurture, pay and percolate concepts into life. This wonky process of taxonomy got me thinking on the train back to London if Cosey could be methodology in and of itself.
Volatile Dispersal: Festival of Art Writing
21 November 2009
Maybe the world's first Festival of Art Writing? This parley-based event took as its eponymous starting point issue three of The Happy Hypocrite, Volatile Dispersal: Speed and Reading, as usual themed by methodology, as usual not themed by content.
Art Writing Readings
22 September 2009
Living Clay was a series of bi-monthly reading events, co-hosted by myself and an invited publication, about art writing as a meeting place for deduction, disagreement and debate, part of my role as Writer-in-Residence at Whitechapel Gallery. Guest publications included: Cabinet (New York), The Happy Hypocrite (London), Fillip (Vancouver), MATERIAL (Los Angeles) and F.R. David (Amsterdam).
Who is this who is coming?
Arts Writing Symposium
18 June 2009
A two-day symposium discussing the practice of contemporary art writing at Whitechapel Gallery, London, as part of my role as Writer-in-Residence there. Speakers included: Beatrice Gibson, Jennifer Higgie, Craig Martin and Alexandre Singh.
Make an Icon Out of Popcorn
27 March 2009
An experimental one-day publishing project devised by myself, and produced in collaboration with APFEL A Practice for Everyday Life, Art Quarters Press and Matt’s Gallery, London.
Judgment and Contemporary Art Criticism
27 February 2009
A two-day international conference held at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, Canada. Participants included: Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, Jeff Derksen, Diedrich Diederichsen, Maria Fusco, Markus Miessen, Tom Morton, John O’Brian, Kristina Lee Podesva, Jordan Strom, William Wood and Tirdad Zolghadr.
Put About Conference
27 November 2004
A conference on contemporary independent arts publishing which I convened at Tate Modern.