Current and Upcoming

The Cloud of Unknowing: Encounters with the UFO Phenomenon, Mildred’s Lane, Narrowsburg, New York, USA, July 2024

From Glasgow to Saturn: A Literary Journal at the University of Glasgow, Issue 52: Radical Joy Edition

Domestic BlissGoMA, Glasgow 2019 - Present


Solo Shows

Drew Barrymore's Island Hotel from Hell, Patricia Fleming Gallery, Glasgow, 2023

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

Screen Used, Patricia Fleming Projects, Glasgow 2016

The Women Patricia Fleming Projects, Glasgow 2013

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

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

Persuasion Intermedia, C.C.A., Glasgow 2009

Cuckoo Revue Glasgow School of Art, Renfrew Street, Glasgow 2006

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

Look, For Your Information Western General Hospital, Edinburgh 2003

Bulkhead 24 hr Window Bulkhead Gallery, Glasgow 2000

Paintings For Airports British Airways Executive Suite, Glasgow Airport 2000

Big Store  254 High Street, Glasgow 2000

Separates : Showcasing Fledgling Technology Free Gallery, Glasgow 1999


Selected Group Shows/Festival Screenings

The Weird and the Eerie, New Glasgow Society, 1307 Argyle Street, Glasgow, 2024.

Class Matters, Annex Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, 2024

Queereal Secretions, Annex Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, 2023

Art Walk Projects, Murky Waters, film programme curated by Rosy Naylor, Live Screening, Portobello Promenade, by Pipe Street, 8.30pm 10th September 2022 & later online

Art Walk SALT Exhibition, 189 Portobello High Street Edinburgh EH15, 1-11 September 2022

Immaterial Salon curated by Francesca Zappia (C-E-A – French Association of Curators), ART-O-RAMA, Marseille, August 2022

The Influencing Machine, nGbK, Berlin, 2018

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

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

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

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

Picnic at Tornado Sands, Arcade East, 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), 2017

Video Festival, Transmission, Glasgow, 2016

Glasgow Short Film Festival, Scottish Competition 3: I'm Deranged, CCA, Glasgow, 2016

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

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 OPENEastside 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 2015

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

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

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

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

The Manchester Contemporary, Manchester (with Patricia Fleming Projects) 2014

ART 14, London (with Patricia Fleming Projects) 2014

The Luck of Edenhall The Old Fire Station, Carlisle 2014

Plus Jamais Seul, Standards, Rennes, France 2013

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

Rise The Galley, Carlisle 2012

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

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

Vault The Bank, Carlisle 2011

Vocal Sans (w/ Ciara Philips) 48 King Street, Glasgow 2010

Little Magazine Studio Warehouse, Glasgow. Curated by Alex Pollard 2010

FIELD (w/Ciara Phillips) Satellite, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne 2010

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

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

From the Collection Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow 2008

Naked Intruder Tries on Jacket Aye Aye Book Depot, Glasgow 2007

Out of Nowhere Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark 2007

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) 2006

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 2005

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 2004

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 2003

October Public Art Event, St. Vincent Street, Glasgow 2001

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

Louder Than Love ING Cultural Centre, Brussels 2000

Museum Magogo PB Gallery, Melbourne, Australia 1999


Conferences: Papers, Screenings...

Transitions: Annual Conference of Science Fiction Research Association, University of Tartu, 7-11 May 2024

Queer Materialities Live!, Glasgow School of Art, 14 March 2024

Research Methods & Methodologies in Practice Symposium, Glasgow School of Art, 2023

Fiction Machines IV, Bath School of Art, Film & Media, 20 July 2023

Feminist Histories of the Future, Henry Moore Foundation, Leeds, 10 May 2023

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

The Man Who Fell to Millom: Introduction and Screening, Communication Measures to Bridge 4.543 Billion Years, 12 & 13 May 2022, University of Cumbria Institute of Arts, GeoWeek 2022.

How Many Electric Sheep?: Yet Another Adaptation of Blade Runner, 53rd Annual Conference of the North Eastern Modern Language Association, University at Buffalo, 10-13 March 2022

nou: A Discussion of Language in a Speculative Fiction, 52nd Annual Conference of the North Eastern Modern Language Association, University at Buffalo, 2020

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

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?/Blade Runner, An Introduction and discussion, Borderlines Book Festival, Carlisle, 2018

Peter & nou, Cumbria Research and Innovation Conference, University of Cumbria, Lancaster, 2018

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

The Permeable Screen, Performance/Paper, Research Practice Practice Research, NAFAE Conference, University of Cumbria, 2016

The Nabokov Paper, Forms of Criticism, University of Westminster, 2016

On the jury: No Budget Competition, 32nd Hamburg International Short Film Festival, 2016

Peter, Q&A sessions, Festivalzentrum Halle 5, Kolbenhof & Lichtmeß, Gaußstraße 25, Hamburg, Germany, 2015

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 2014

‘It’s Not All About Me’: My Performance in Blade Runner, Paper & Screening, Arts Research Initiative 2, University of Cumbria, Carlisle 2014

The Ugly Construction of Beauty, Paper, Mod Art ’13, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, Turkey 2013

The Women: 8 Films An Explanation, of SortsPoster & Screening, University of Cumbria Doctorial Summer School, Lancaster 2013



Shit Hair, 2024

A Nebulous Void and Null, Artist Pages in Queereal Secretions, 2023

Peter & nou, Jane Topping, designed and published by Good Press, Glasgow, 2018 ISBN: 978-1-9995858-0-8, Launched at Glasgow International 2018

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

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

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

Centrefold, Canned Magazine, Issue 2 2011

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

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

Switchspace publication 2004


Green Margarine exhibition catalogue 2003

October public art project publication 2001

Bulkhead Prize publication 2000

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


Awards, Commissions, Residencies

Research & Development Funding, Glasgow School of Art, 2023 & 2024

nou: Semi-Finalist: The Australian Independent Film Festival 2018

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

Hospitalfield Summer Residency, 2017

British Council Film Fund Travel Grant 2015

Creative Scotland Film Fund Award 2015

University of Cumbria Research & Development Grant 2015

University of Cumbria Staff Development Award 2011 & 2009

University of Cumbria Research Funding Award 2010

Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award 2010

Hope Scott Trust Award 2010

The Scottish Arts Council Amsterdam Residency 2007-2008

Glasgow Visual Arts Assistance Grant 2009, 2006, 2004, 2001

Edition commissioned by Transmission Gallery for The Armory Show 2006

Poster commissioned by Patricia Fleming for Bankley Studios & Gallery 2006

Scottish Arts Council Assistance Grant 2005 & 2004

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

Scottish Arts Council Assistance Grant 2002, 2001 & 2000

Shortlisted for Prospects 2001

Finalist for the Bulkhead Prize 2000

New work commissioned by PACE for Lanarkshire Acute Hospitals Trust, Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride 2000

Cargill Trustees Travel Scholarship 1999

British Airways Travel Award 1999



Ina Benigni: Jane Topping, Made in Bed, Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London and New York, 23 January 2024

Matt Lloyd (Director Glasgow Short Film Festival): ‘The best Blade Runner sequel is Peter by Jane Topping’, Facebook, 11 Oct. 2017.

Outer Places: The Top Indie Sci-Fi Films From the 2017 Philip K. Dick Film Festival The Portalist, no date.

Dan Abella (Director Philip K. Dick Film Festival), Facebook, For Fans of Blade Runner Peter is a Film to Watch, 22 May 2017

Cumbria Professor Shines at New York Film Festival,, 2 June 2017

Matt Lloyd: Cineuropa Shorts Top 5 European Shorts 2015

David Briers: Art Monthly, Dec-Jan 13-14, p372 2013

Emma Cummins: a-n Magazine, Interface 2010

Steven Cairns: Map Issue 12 pp18-19 2007 – Amsterdam Interview

Laurence Figgis: Map Issue 7 p56 2006

‘Visual Art’, The List 555 & 554 2006

Sarah Smith: Untitled 36, p66 2005

Susannah Thompson: Map Issue 2 p58 2005

Preview Jan/Feb/Mar 2006 pp 18 & 19 2005

Alexander Kennedy: The List 535 p91 & 534 p92 2005

‘Visual Art’, The List Issue 533 pp 85 & 86 2005

The List 478 p85 & 475 p34 2003

Moira Jeffrey: The Herald 05/09/03 p24 2003