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I am an artist & writer from Cumbria, based in Glasgow, working across and between art writing, creative publishing, art education and printmaking. I co-edit a journal called Pala Press, and lecture in Fine Art.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions, commissions or ideas for collaboration.


Instagram: @kate_timney





Glasgow School of Art

MLitt Art Writing


Glasgow School of Art

BA(Hons) Communication Design, Illustration, 2:1


University of Central Lancashire,

Postgraduate Certificate in Education: 1st



University of Cumbria

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design



Publishing as Pala Press:

Issue 6: Caesura, upcoming Autumn 2023

Issue 5: Subterrane, Summer 2022

Issue 4: Fluorescence, March 2022

Issue 3: Catalyst, August 2021

Issue 2: Proxemics, May 2021

Issue 1: Dark Matter, January 2021

Art Writing

Stereoscope, in "This is not a biography*", ed. Laura Haynes, Alice Hill-Woods and Kate Timney. (Glasgow: The Yellow Paper: 2023) 

(Including book design and illustration)

Anecdote, in “A SOCIAL PROCESS OF UNKNOWING YOURSELF IN REALTIME”, an anthology of writing on dialogue, ed. Kate Briggs, (Glasgow: The Yellow Paper, Upcoming 2023).

Two beaches, in "The Yellow Paper Edition 4", ed. Laura Haynes, (Glasgow: The Yellow Paper, 2023).

A blue to uproot skyscrapers, a response to “IT IS NIGHT IN AMERICA” by Ana Vaz, to coincide with screening. Commissioned by CAMPLE—LINE.

(Including design of print and audio versions) 

Pink Uncertain Landscape, a response to “CATATONIA” by Jack Dunnett at Arusha Edinburgh.

"ALL AT ONCE AT A PACE OF AWE", A review of 'Look closely at the mountains' by Ana Vaz, MAP Magazine, November '22

AfterimageWriting About Art: SPLIT ENDS, GSASA, Summer 2022, pp.10.

Research / Presentations

"Begin Anywhere", Through the Looking Glass: Reflective Research in Post Compulsory Education, Vol.16, University of Central Lancashire, 2021, pp.93 - 101.

Spiralling Upwards: Foundation cycles and the plasticity of time..., written and presented in collaboration with Paul Taylor, International Network for Foundation Educators Symposium, 22/06/21

This is this is this: Object Manifestos and the Performance of Certainty, written and presented with Paul Taylor, International Network for Foundation Educators Symposium, 3/12/21

Artists' Books:

Communication as Currency, Hand printed book made with Alice Rooney & Zoe Pearson for Glasgow Open House Festival, 2015

The Gloaming, 2014

to the desert go prophets and hermits, 2014

Sinews, 2013

Publishing as Beaumont Press:

Song Cycle by Lucian Moriyama, illustration, design & publishing, 2016

Arrival by Grant Simpson, illustration, design & publishing, 2016


Boys With Books, French Street, Glasgow 10th March 2023

Art School Film Club, An archive show curated by Marc Baines, The Reid Building, Glasgow School of Art, 2019

New Work, An exhibition with Ailsa Sutcliffe, Stallan Brand, Glasgow, 2019

re:deckorate, A collaborative project and exhibition with SkatePalre:ply, Harringay London, 2019

Inward Also, Solo show, House for an Art Lover, Glasgow, 2017

The Great Print Exhibition, Rheged, Cumbria, 2017

Cumbrian Artist of the Year Award, C-Art, Rheged, Cumbria, 2017

Beaumont Press: Book Launch and Exhibition, Funded by Ideastap, The Old Hairdresser's, Glasgow, 2016

Glasgow Print Studio Members' Christmas Show, Glasgow Print Studio, 2015

A Thousand Words, The Glad Cafe, A collaborative project and exhibition with The Glad Writers' Circle, Glasgow, 2015

Communication as Currency, Project Cafe, Glasgow Open House Festival, Glasgow, 2015

Analogue Social, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, 2014

GSA Design School at the Commonwealth Games, Also ran an open workshop; Experimenting with Drawing and Print, Glasgow, 2014

Communication Design '14 London Exhibition, The Rochelle School, London, 2014

Degree Show, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, 2014

Work in Progress, Fleming House, Glasgow, 2014

Prophets and Hermits, Glasgow School of Art: The Proun Room, Solo exhibition, Glasgow, 2013

Come See Come Buy, CCA, Glasgow, 2013

Game of Life, The New Glasgow Society, Exhibition with A Feral Studio, Glasgow, 2013

Best of Foundation, Chelsea Triangle Gallery, London, 2011



AiRborne, Art Park, House for an Art Lover, Glasgow, 1st May - 1st August 2017

Spring Fling, Upland residency at Wigtown, 27th - 29th May 2017

Wigtown Book Festival, Upland residency throughout book festival, 23rd September - 2nd October 2016

St. Aloysius' College, Glasgow, September - November 2016

Selected Commissions

Biographical Fictioning, promotional material, Art Writing at Glasgow School of Art, 2022

Cinescapes X Aquarela Riso Posters, 2021

Karma Skateboards, 15 Year Anniversary set of three skateboards, 2019

Whiskeria Magazine, Editorial illustrations in quarterly magazine, 2015 - 2018

Strathbungo Window Wanderland, Poster & promotional materials for community arts festival, February 2017, 2018, 2019

Peter Cat, EP design, logo and identity, Summer 2017

The Skinny (Scotland), Editorial Illustrations, Sep 2015, Dec 2015, April 2016

Scottish Textile Terroir, Illustration and design for promotional materials, Scotch Broth Events & Ten30, 2016

Merchant City Festival at Tontine Lane, Mural and sign painting at pop-up festival space, 2015

ReSource at Tell it Slant, branding and design of Open House festival resource in poetry bookshop, Glasgow 2015

Creativity Connects, Inverness Public Art Conference, Illustrations for visual identity, 2015

The Rite of Spring: MONAD, Animations for Projected Set Design, Tramway, Glasgow, 2013

The Rite of Spring: MONAD, Illustration for posters and flyers, Tramway, 2013


Lecturer in Fine Art, Carlisle College of the Arts, 2018 - Present

Visiting lecturer, Communication Design at Glasgow School of Art, 2023

Volunteer Tutor, Project Ability, Glasgow, (Weekly classes) February 2016 - March 2017

Printing Masterclass, 12 week course as part of St. Aloysius' College residency, Sep-Nov 2016

End Papers, Workshop series, Wigtown Book Festival, September 2016

Experimental Printmaking, 2 day print workshop and pop-up show, House for an Art Lover, Glasgow, 2016

Experimenting with Drawing & Printing, Open Workshop, Commonwealth Games Activities Programme, Glasgow Green, 2014



Independent Press Highlight: Pala Press, White Cube, London, 2022

Coverage of Wigtown/Spring Fling Residencies '16; UplandThe HeraldGlasgowLive, 2016

Ideastap Innovators Fund, 2015

Feature in Creative Review, 2014





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