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Area of academic expertise - outline


Moving image works include an international  feature documentary 'Orwell: Against the Tide' (2003) which I developed, wrote and co-produced, featuring interviews  conducted with Noam Chomsky and Richard Rorty, 'Back to Life: Restoring Paisley's Grand Fountain' (2014)a survey of the award winning conservation project and its interface with the community it belongs to featuring songs written for the project;'Finding the Seam: Rab Wilson's Poetic Journey' (2011) a feature documentary exploring award winning poet Rab Wilson's exploration of the coal industry in the west of Scotland where he himself once worked, featuring poems specially written for the project; 'Ozu's Tomb - A Journey' (2015) documenting a performative pilgrimage to the tomb of Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu with colleagues  Professor Katarzyna Kosmala and Dr. Gill Jamieson, featuring haiku; 'Down the Great Drain' - a documentary focusing on  Paisley's forgotten medieval past and the excavation and investigation of the great drain of Paisley Abbey, once a major european centre of religion, trade and learning.

Written publications include work on Community Media, Cultural Heritage and Screen Adaptation.


Current research activities

 A Car for Women - research project on Dorothée Pullinger and the Galloway car with Professor Katherine Kirk and Professor Katarzyna Kosmala et al.  Producing practice-based research film output.

Beyond Image, Beyond Language -  with Professor Katarzyna Kosmala -  academic and research exchange with Tokyo Metropolitan Univeristy's IDEEALab.



I have a background in practice-based research and documentary filmaking but also wide ranging interdisciplinary  research interests at the intersections of culture, archaeology and industrial heritage, literature and creative media practice.

Desired research direction

I am interested in exploring the interface between artist moving-image and documentary practice.  In particular, I aim to investigate the intersections between science and art.


  • N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
  • Moving Image
  • Documentary

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Research Output

Galloway Girl: Dorothée Pullinger, Engineer

Grace, T., 6 Jun 2019

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

  • More than just a line of sight: cinematic windows and their significance

    Grace, T. & Jamieson, G., 2019, Dedans Dehors: Approches Pluridisciplinaires de la Fenêtre. Katsika, K. (ed.). France: Presses universitaires de Franche-Comté

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • ‘Fuckin’ cheesecake. Of course there’s a contract out on us and all’: adapting George V Higgins

    Grace, A. & Jamieson, G., 31 May 2018, Crime Fiction: A Critical Casebook. Butler, S. & Sienkiewicz-Charlish, A. (eds.). Peter Lang, (Transatlantic Studies in British and North American Culture).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Azimuth: sound/image

    Kosmala, K., Kushiyama, K., Bell, A., Clifford, A., Truslove, G., Flynn, R., Grace, A., Holmes, P., McGeechan, P., McMeekin, R., Scott, D., Sherlock, S., Baba, T., Kanai, T., Kikukawa, Y., Suzuki, T., Yoshiike, T., Suda, H., Adams, V. & Jamieson, G., Apr 2016

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

    Open Access
  • 211 Downloads (Pure)

    Azimuth: Sound/Image: Scottish version

    Kosmala, K., Clifford, A., Truslove, G., Bell, A., Grace, A., McGeechan, P., Scott, D., Jamieson, G., Holmes, P., Baba, T., McMeekin, R., Sherlock, S., Haimes, P., Kushiyama, K., Kanai, T., Kikukawa, Y., Kotegawa, T., Suda, H., Suzuki, T., Yoshiike, T. & 1 others, Kushiyama, K., 7 Dec 2016

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

  • 89 Downloads (Pure)


    A Car for Women and Other Stories Exhibition Launch event for Audacious Women festival hosted by City Art Centre, Edinburgh

    Katarzyna Kosmala (Chair), Anthony Grace (Presenter), Dr Nina Baker (Contributor), Ilona Koscieja (Participant) & Katherine Kirk (Speaker)

    22 Feb 201924 Feb 2019

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

    Trailing Trailblazer’, celebrating STEM careers for all with drama and creative technical workshops

    Katarzyna Kosmala (Chair), Evi Viza (Host), Jenni Manson (Advisor), Dr Nina Baker (Contributor), Anthony Grace (Contributor), Hannah Brackston (Contributor) & Alison McCandlish (Organiser)

    11 Feb 2019

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Work on advisory panels for social community and cultural engagement


    "On Song - Bridging the gap between teaching, research and impact"

    Anthony Grace (Speaker) & David Scott (Speaker)

    26 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Reconfiguring past and present through creative research in “A Car for Women and Other Stories”

    Katarzyna Kosmala (Speaker) & Anthony Grace (Speaker)

    28 Aug 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    CCA hosted symposium and screenings: Out of the Past, Into the Present: Reframing Heritage through Art Practice

    Katarzyna Kosmala (Chair), David Scott (Member of programme committee), Anthony Grace (Speaker), Paul McGeechan (Speaker), Graham Jeffery (Speaker), Ilona Koscieja (Invited speaker), Cahoime Henron (Invited speaker), Joshua McGeechan (Speaker) & Gordon Doherty (Speaker)

    6 Mar 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference


    Press / Media

    A car for a woman and other stories

    Katarzyna Kosmala, Katherine Kirk, Anthony Grace, Dr Nina Baker , Neil Johnson-Symington & Evi Viza


    2 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Being Human: Digital and Analogue

    Katarzyna Kosmala, Anthony Grace, Paul McGeechan, Sam Firth, David Scott, Josip Zanki & Jerry Padfield


    3 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Driving ambition ahead of her time

    Katarzyna Kosmala, Katherine Kirk, Evi Viza, Anthony Grace & Dr Nina Baker


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    UWS Academics in search for Dorothee Pullinger's Paisley connection: Featuring in My Story of Paisley in Paisley 2021 for the UK City of Culture

    Katarzyna Kosmala, Katherine Kirk, Anthony Grace, Evi Viza & Dr Nina Baker


    2 items of Media coverage, 1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research