Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art

Joey Simons

A piece of paper with cuttings of images and text in the colours red, white, and black with information and locations relating to Glasgow.
A white background containing a series cuttings of text and images with information about Glasgow
A photo of a room with a grey table with two TVs sitting on it, the left screen has three people standing outside and the right screen is black with white text reading 'Police Scotland HQ, Shawfield, Glasgow.'  In the background of the image are white walls covered by a series of signs and pieces of paper.

Joey Simons is a writer and artist from Glasgow. He is currently undertaking Glasgow Sculpture Studio’s In-Residence programme, investigating histories of land and housing in the north of the city alongside local communities in Springburn. Working across text, video, montage and archival research, previous projects for the Glasgow Women’s Library, CCA, Collective, SMHAF, and Platform have looked at subaltern histories of working-class poetry, incarceration, and urban class struggles. He recently co-edited Now’s the day, now’s the hour: poems for John Maclean, Tapsalteerie, 2023, and other recent writing commissions include Dowser no.9, 2024 with Mandy McIntosh and for Rosie’s Disobedient Press’s Teneu, 2024. He is also the coordinator of the Glasgow Housing Struggle Archive and leads Open Book’s prison reading programme at HMP Barlinnie and HMP Low Moss.


  • Programme
    Beyond the Forbidden Gate
    A series of overlaid pieces of paper containing pictures of locations in Glasgow.