Jamie Crewe, Ashley at SQIFF 2020

5 — 18 October 2020


Jamie Crewe, Ashley, 2020. Courtesy of the artist.

LUX Scotland is delighted to present Jamie Crewe’s 2019/​20 Margaret Tait Award commissioned film, Ashley, as part of the Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF) 2020.

Dragging a wheelie case behind them, Ashley arrives at an isolated, beachside cottage. They hope that this weekend in the countryside might be the change they need: a change from depression, from heartbreak, from the pain of a shifting identity. As the weekend unfolds, however, their hope wavers: things go wrong in their body, or perhaps in their mind — or perhaps there really is something, outside, developing an appetite for them…”

Jamie Crewe was the recipient of the 2019/​20 Margaret Tait Award, Scotland’s most prestigious moving image prize for artists. Inspired by the pioneering Orcadian filmmaker and poet Margaret Tait (1918 – 99), the award recognises experimental and innovative artists working with the moving image, offering a unique avenue of commissioning and production support and providing a high-profile platform to exhibit newly commissioned work. Established in 2010, the Margaret Tait Award is a LUX Scotland commission delivered in partnership with Glasgow Film, with support from Screen Scotland.


Recorded introduction by Kitty Anderson, Director of LUX Scotland

Jamie Crewe, Ashley, 2020. HD video, 45 mins.

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The film has English audio with English language captions.

Content notes: discussion of mental health issues including brief mention of suicide, and sex; depiction of mental distress, mild threat, and blood.

Jamie Crewe

Jamie Crewe is a beautiful bronze figure with a polished cocotte’s head. They live and work in Glasgow.