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Callum Diffey (b.1997) is a multi-disciplinary artist currently based in Glasgow. Their practice utilises photography, sculpture, painting and video. Toeing the line between sensitivity and brutality, their work investigates dichotomies of pain and pleasure, the sacred and profane, collective memory and trauma. Themes of identity as well as the beauty found in the debased are a constant source of interrogation. When two opposing ideas or feelings are whole or experienced simultaneously. Visually referencing motifs present within queer and internet subcultures, Callum’s work becomes a collage of different symbols aiming to challenge fixed interpretations, creating situations where everyday objects are altered or detached from their original context, where the personal becomes universal.


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BA (Hons) Fine Art (photography), The Glasgow School of Art (2021)


The Society of Scottish Artists New Graduate Award (2021)

ABOUT://44 @ The Glasgow School of Art, 2017

Make Equality Happen for Stonewall @ Out of The Blue, Edinburgh 2017

IMG_021 @ 16 Nicholson Street, Glasgow 2018

Rooted @ Where People Sleep, Glasgow 2018

Grab the Beehive, Cut it in Half, Lick the Honey @ Wasps Artists Studios, Glasgow 2019

Film Screening @ CCA, Glasgow 2020

Goose Chase @ House for an Art Lover, Glasgow 2020

The Glasgow School of Art Degree Show 2021 (online) 2021

The Alternative Degree Show Festival @ French Street, Glasgow 2021

Vice x Photobook Cafe Student Open Call @ Photobook Cafe, London 2021


The Society of Scottish Artists 123rd Annual Exhibition @ RSA Upper Galleries, Edinburgh 2021

Gulabi Photo 4th Birthday Group Show @ Outliner, Glasgow 2023

Visiting Hour, Guest Artist @ Transmission, Glasgow 2024

Hart Magazine

Babestation -
Page 3

Interview with Sick Love Zine

The Sunday Times



The Society of Scottish Artists

The Scottish Artists Union

Transmission Gallery

Streetlevel Photoworks


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