Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art

Jamie Bolland

Jamie Bolland was born in Aberdeen and now lives in Glasgow with their partner and twin daughters. They are a primary school teacher specialising in additional support needs and activism within the trade union movement. They founded slo-mo books in 2013 and have been publishing poetry and other writing there and elsewhere including The Burning Sand, 2013-2016, and Dostoyevsky Wannabe 2021 with Denise Bonetti. They have more forthcoming in an anthology by Very Bon Books. Jamie makes performance work as the tin-foiled alter ego Mercuro-Chrome, exploring their experience as a survivor of the mental health system. Notable gigs include Supernormal festival, 2019, and the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, 2023.