I am an artist, curator, creative producer, and lecturer.

I won the Leadership Award at the Creative Edinburgh Awards 2016 for my work on Pollyanna and EAMIF. “This award recognises an outstanding individual for their leadership and contribution to their sector, or the creative industries as a whole.

I am the founder and director of Pollyanna, where I hosts live cabaret shows as my drag creature alterego Pollyfilla, and collaboratively create projects blending moving image and cabaret.

I create musical artist films, that use song and dance to explore themes including queer lives and medical diagnosis.

I founded and directed the Edinburgh Artists’ Moving Image Festival, a festival event celebrating video art, experimental film and films made by artists.

Creative Producer / Curator
I produce and curate cultural projects across the UK including festivals, exhibitions, moving image projects and training events. 


Exhibitions, film festivals, performances

Sore Throat (2023)
Collaboration with Davide Bugarin

  • Solo exhibition: Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, November 2023
  • Funder: AHRC via Creative Informatics/University of Edinburgh, Creative Scotland, Fruitmarket

OMOS (2022) (Producer)

  • Film festival: Opening Film of Glasgow Short Film Festival, Glasgow Film Theatre, March 2023
  • Solo exhibition: KINDL Centre for Contemporary Arts, Berlin, March-July 2023
  • Solo exhibition: Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, March 2023
  • Solo exhibition: Stirling Castle, Stirling, October-December 2022
  • Solo exhibition: Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, September-October 2022
  • Solo exhibition: Dunoon Burgh Hall, Dunoon, March-April 2022
  • Funder: Creative Scotland, National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic Environment Scotland, People’s Postcode Trust, City of Edinburgh Council, EventScotland and others.
  • Media: BBC Radio 4, BBC Scotland Radio and in The Scotsman, The List, The Skinny, The Daily Record, Snack Magazine, Somewhere For Us.
  • Funder: Creative Scotland, Heritage Fund, City of Edinburgh Council, Goethe Institut, EventScotland, People’s Postcode Trust

12-month part-time Research and Development (2020)

  • Funder: £15k Creative Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland and others

Lupi Lupi Lu

  • Solo presentation: BBC website, 2019-present
  • Group exhibition: Kunstmuseum, Bonn, March-April 2021
  • Film festival: Glasgow Short Film Festival, March 2021
  • Online archive: blinkvideo curated video art platform, 2021-present
  • Arts festival: Birkbeck, May 2021
  • Funder: BBC Scotland / LUX Scotland

Tonight Tonight No More (2018)

  • Solo exhibition: St Cecilia’s Hall/Talbot Rice Gallery, May 2018
  • Funder: Talbot Rice Gallery

TRG3 Residency (2017-18)

  • Residencey with gallery, plus research trip to Venice Biennale
  • Funder: Talbot Rice Gallery

Entertainment (2017)

  • Group exhibition: Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, March-April 2018
  • Joint solo screening: Talbot Rice Gallery, September 2017
  • Group exhibition: Gallery 23, Edinburgh, August 2018

To Me You Mean The Most (2017) (Co-creator with Ed Twaddle)

  • Group exhibition: Block 336, January-March 2018
  • Group exhibition: BALTIC, Gateshead, September-November 2017
  • Joint solo screening: Talbot Rice Gallery, September 2017

Right Now (2016)

  • Group exhibition: KisUzem, Budapest, May 2016
  • Group exhibition: Telep, Budapest, May 2016

Screensaver (2015)

  • Group exhibition: Threewalls Contemporary Art, Chicago
  • Screening: Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson
  • Screening: Dikeou Collection, Denver
  • Touring US group gallery screening: at Recess, New York; Vox Populi, Philadelphia; SEDIMENT, Richmond; Double Double Land, Toronto; The Cave, Detroit; Skylab, Columbus; The Luminary, St. Louis; Threewalls, Chicago; The White Page, Minneapolis; Leisure Gallery, Denver; FalseFront, Portland; StoreFront Lab, San Francisco
  • Film festivals:
- Incubarte Festival, Valencia
- International Symposium for Electronic Arts, Vancouver
- Miami New Media Art Festival, Miami
- Digital Muddy Expanded Media Festival, Illinois


  • Mean Most (duo performance), Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, 2017
  • Pollyfilla performances, Pollyanna cabaret, various venues, over 100 shows, 2015-present
  • Buy now! and Presents Presently (solo performance), Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 2019 & 2021
  • soursop (solo performance), Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, 2018
  • Puppet Karaoke, (solo performance) at JW3 Jewish Cultural Centre, London, 2013


  • Group exhibition: Meridian Club Gallery, Beijing, 2016
  • Group exhibition: Stanley Mills, Perth, 2016
  • Film festival: Ickle Film Fest, Dundee, 2014


  • Catalague for Videonale.18
  • FELT Book, eFELT epublication, The Institute for New Feeling
  • Catalogue for International Symposium for Electronic Arts
  • Catalogue for Incubarte Festival
  • Interview in Stigmart Videofocus annual video art journal

Curator/Creative producer/Lecturer

Lecturer in Fine Art, Newcastle University
September 2023 - present

Teaching Fellow in Fine Art, Edinburgh College of Art, The University of Edinburgh
September 2023 - present

Associate Lecturer, University for the Creative Arts
January 2023 - August 2023

Associate Lecturer
and Events and Exhibition Producer, Birkbeck School of Arts

December 2019 - present

External Assessor for funding applications, Creative Scotland
October 2021 - present

Curator, Historic Environment Scotland
July 2021 - March 2022

Head of Events, The Audience Agency
March 2021 - present

Producer, Into the New, festival of contemporary performance, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
November to Mach 2020-21, 2021-22, 2022-23

Film Programmer (Dance), Aesthetica Short Film Festival
March - July 2021, 2022 and 2023

Curator and Producer, Centre for Cultural Value
July - December 2020

Industry Events Programmer, BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival
January - March 2020

Film Audience Network Training Coordinator, Film Hub Scotland, Glasgow Film
July 2018 - April 2020

Curator, Open Out week, film night, The Fruitmarket Gallery
February 2018

Curator, Curator commission for Royal Hospital for Sick Children & Department for Clinical Neurosciences, NHS Lothian
October 2017 - January 2018

Events coordinator, Arts & Business Scotland
May 2017 - July 2018

Curator, Open Out week, film night, The Fruitmarket Gallery
July 2017

Co-ordinator of volunteers, Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF)

Advisory Committee member, Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF)
2016 - 2019

Board member, Fruitmarket
2023 - present

Director, Edinburgh Artists’ Moving Image Festival (EAMIF)
2015 - present

Director, Pollyanna
2015 – present

Adam Castle
ome • Film + projects • EAMIF • Pollyanna