Artist Talk: Jamie Crewe

Date and time
20 January 2022 at 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Type of event
Place and route


A slab — Protesting roses — Two (2020) (Solidarity & Love, Humber Street Gallery, Hull), Photo: Jules Lister

Jamie Crewe (b.‌ 1987, Manchester, UK) is a beautiful bronze figure with a polished cocotte's head. They grew up in the Peak District, England, and are now settled in Glasgow, Scotland. They have presented several solo exhibitions, including Ashley at LUX Moving Image, London (2020); Solidarity & Love at Humber Street Gallery, Hull (2020); Love & Solidarity at Grand Union, Birmingham (2020); Pastoral Drama at Tramway, Glasgow (2018); Female Executioner at Gasworks, London (2017); and But what was most awful was a girl who was singing at Transmission, Glasgow (2016).

In 2019 Jamie was awarded the tenth Margaret Tait Award, and in 2020 they were awarded one of ten Turner Bursaries. They are currently working on a new commission in tandem with a research project at Edinburgh Law School, responding to the theme of identity deception and its history in Scots law; the resultant work, titled False Wife, is a poppers training video which guides a viewer through an ordeal of transformation.



Department of Fine Art