Reading/Writing from a Distance – screening

April 8, 2024 12:40 pm
A granny analogue image of a hand holding an insect.
Hope Strickland, I’ll Be Back! (2022), courtesy of the artist

Saturday 20th April / 6-8pm. 13 Ross St, G1 5AR. Free but ticketed.

Following their Reader Residency* at Market Gallery across February and March, Glasgow based British-Barbadian writer, editor, curator and artist Harvey Dimond has programmed the screening event Reading/ Writing from a distance. The programme expands on some of the themes teased out during their residency, including maroon communities and culture (as metaphor for self-determination), ecologies as resistance and a reflection on their own family’s history and experience of incarceration.

The three films explore wholly different national contexts which are inevitably bound together by historical and contemporary experiences of settler colonialism, white supremacy and apartheid – and how people have resisted.

*The Reader Residency is an opportunity to respond to Market Gallery’s Resource Library, offering the artist the chance to research, create and interact with the library itself, at their own pace. This residency is an invitation to reflect on work that has come before, and to open up new discussions around the importance of reading through this time of environmental, social, political and creative apocalypses.


Access: Market Gallery is located at 13 Ross Street on a street facing space that is wheelchair accessible and is equipped with wheelchair accessible and gender neutral toilets. Drinks and light snacks will be provided. We have travel and childcare bursaries available, please get in touch to request these and discuss any other access requirements on

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