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Jane Topping’s post-digital interdisciplinary practice draws from subjects as diverse as sci-fi, feminism, the archive, intertextuality, the screen and the life and works of writers Naomi Mitchison and Philip K. Dick. Mixing them with elements of autobiography she creates alternative pasts, presents and futures through her work.


2019 - Present Domestic Bliss, GoMA, Glasgow 

2022 The Man Who Fell to Millom in Gothic Nature Journal: New Directions in Ecohorro and EcoGothic, Issue 3



2018 She Was A Visitor, a No. 35 Project, curated by Alex Hetherington, Stirling

2016 Screen Used, Patricia Fleming Projects, Glasgow 


2013 The Women, Patricia Fleming Projects, Glasgow


2011 There’s Some on Her Palm and in the Crook of Her Arm Nomi’s Kitchen, Glasgow


2010 Black Magic, Glasgow Project Room, Trongate 103, Glasgow


2009 Persuasion Intermedia, CCA, Glasgow 


2006 Cuckoo Revue, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow


2005 They Are the We of Me, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow


2003 Look, For Your Information, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh


2000 Bulkhead 24 hr Window, Bulkhead Gallery, Glasgow


2000 Paintings For Airports, British Airways Executive Suite, Glasgow Airport


2000 Big Store, 254 High Street, Glasgow



2022 Art Walk Projects, Murky Waters, film programme curated by Rosy Naylor, Live Screening, Edinburgh

2022 Art Walk SALT Exhibition, Edinburgh

2022 Art-O-Rama, Immaterial Salon, The Hypnotised Machine, curated by Francesca Zappia

2021 8 x 6, Anderson Gallery, Carpenter’s Wharf, London


2019 Domestic Bliss, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow UK

2018 The Influencing Machine, nGbK, Berlin GER

2018 Matter Matters, Moving Mountains Festival, Millom Palladium Millom, Cumbria UK

2018 The 16th International Festival Signes de Nuit, Maison du Japon, Paris

2018 The Psychedelic Film and Music Festival, New York, USA

2018 Old Hair, Glasgow International 2018, The Old Hairdresser’s, Glasgow UK

2018 Wanderers and other Nomads: Ecologies of Place brought to Mind, The Vallum Gallery, University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts, Carlisle UK

2018 Experiments in Cinema v13.6, Guild Cinema, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA


2017 Picnic at Tornado Sands, Show Reel, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London


2017 The Fifth Annual Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival, New York


2017 ANTIPHON, Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kerala, India (curated by Lux Scotland)


2016 Video Festival, Transmission, Glasgow


2016 Glasgow Short Film Festival, Glasgow


2016  TRANSIT #3: and everything crooked will become straight, Locations around Glasgow


2016 Eye Eye screening, FOMO#3, The Dancehall at The Rum Shack, Glasgow


2015 FILM OPEN, ICA London


2015 FILM OPEN, S1 Artspace, Sheffield


2015 FILM OPEN, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester


2015 White Watch, The Old Fire Station, Carlisle


2015 LUX Scotland’s Artists Moving Image Festival Prologues, Tramway, Glasgow 


2015 The Fisher Street Social, Fisher Street Social Club, Carlisle


2015 Caldewgate, Caldewgate Building, University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts, Carlisle 


2015 FILM OPEN, Eastside Projects, Birmingham 


2015 FILM OPEN, Spike Open, Spike Island, Bristol


2015 The 31st Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany


2015 Ripples on the Pond, GoMA, Glasgow


2014 The 12th International Festival Signes de Nuit, September 15 – 21, Studio des  Ursulines & Institut Finlandais, Paris


2014 Pulse, Various sites in East End of Glasgow, GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Glasgow


2014 Discordia, The Poetry Club, GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Glasgow


2014 Discordia, Patricia Fleming Projects, GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Glasgow 


2014 The Manchester Contemporary, Manchester


2014 ART 14, London


2014 The Luck of Edenhall, The Old Fire Station, Carlisle


2014 Peter, Screening, Mildred’s Lane, Narrowsburg, New York, USA


2014 It’s Not All About Me: My Performance in Blade Runner, Paper & Screening, Doctoral Colloquium, University of Cumbria, Lancaster


2013 Plus Jamais Seul, Standards, Rennes, France


2013 The Nabokov Paper, The Laurence Sterne Trust, Shandy Hall, Coxwold, North Yorkshire


2012 Rise The Galley, Carlisle


2012 The Irregular Correct: New Work From Glasgow, Fremantle Arts Centre, Australia


2013 Smoking Forever, Co-collaborator in Clare Stephenson performance piece, Commissioned by Radar, Loughborough University


2011 Vault, The Bank, Carlisle


2010 Vocal Sans, 48 King Street, Glasgow


2010 Little Magazine, SWG3, Curated by Alex Pollard, Glasgow 


2010 FIELD, Satellite, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne


2010 Fizz Up and Dissolve, Glasgow Project Room, Trongate 103, Glasgow 


2009 The Corridor of Uncertainty, Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle, Australia


2008 From the Collection, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow


2007 Naked Intruder Tries on Jacket, Aye Aye Books, Glasgow


2007 Out of Nowhere Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark


2006 The Square Root of Drawing, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin


2006 Down With You, Bankley Studios and Gallery, Manchester


2006 The Poets Still Throwing Up their Hands, The Changing Room, Stirling


2006 NADA Art Fair, Miami (with Transmission) 


2006 The Armory Show 06, New York (with Transmission)


2005 All at once, Together, at the Same Time, Colony, Birmingham 


2005 Low Lights and Trick Mirrors, Generator Projects, Dundee


2005 Doubtful Works and Copies, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow


2004 Spacemakers, Lothringer Dreizehn, Munich


2004 Coco Switchspace, Sword Street, Glasgow (two person show with Lynn Hynd)


2004 What Appears to be Yours, The Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee


2003 Green Margarine, Curated by Lapland, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow


2003 Past Standing, The Changing Room, Stirling


2003 The Chateau Cells Out, Old Briggate Police Station, Glasgow


2000 Who The **** Do You Think You Are?, Bulkhead Gallery, Glasgow


2000 Louder Than Love, ING Cultural Centre, Brussels


1999 Museum Magogo, PB Gallery, Melbourne, Australia






2017 Early Career Researcher Grant, University of Cumbria Institute of the Arts


2017 Hospitalfield Summer Residency


2015 British Council Film Fund Travel Grant


2015 Creative Scotland Film Fund Award 


2015 University of Cumbria Research & Development Grant


2011 University of Cumbria Staff Development Award


2010 University of Cumbria Research Funding Award 


2010 Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award 


2010 Hope Scott Trust Award 


2007-08 The Scottish Arts Council Amsterdam Residency


2006 Edition commissioned by Transmission Gallery for The Armory Show 


2006 Poster commissioned by Patricia Fleming for Bankley Studios & Gallery


2003 Artist in residence at the Wellcome Trust Research Facility at the Western2 General Hospital (in association with Artlink), Edinburgh 


2001 Shortlisted for Prospects 


2000 Finalist for the Bulkhead Prize 


2000 New work commissioned by PACE for Lanarkshire Acute Hospitals Trust, 

Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride


1999 Cargill Trustees Travel Scholarship


1999 British Airways Travel Award





2016 Transit#3 and everything crooked will become straight, Marcus Jack ed., Transit pp 26-33


2013 The Nabokov Paper, Kate Briggs & Lucrezia Russo eds., Information As Material 


2012 Artists pages in Pist Protta, Volume 71, Danish Visual Art Periodical


2011 Centrefold, Canned Magazine, Issue 2


2006 Exhibition catalogue, Cuckoo Revue, Glasgow School of Art Exhibitions Dept. Essay by Fiona Jardine


2005 Exhibition catalogue, They Are the We of Me, GoMA. Essay by Laurence Figgis


2004 Switchspace publication




2003 Green Margarine exhibition catalogue


2001 October public art project publication


2000 Bulkhead Prize publication


1999 Exit ‘99: Catalogue for painting department, Glasgow School of Art

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