Marcus Jack is a curator and writer based in Glasgow, mostly working with the moving image.


He also collaborates with organisations and artists on print and digital design.

Marcus recently completed an AHRC-funded PhD at The Glasgow School of Art with a thesis submission titled “Artists’ Moving Image in Scotland: Production, Circulation, Reception, 1970–2021.” In early 2022 he was resident with Archive/Counter-Archive at York University, Tkaronto/Toronto, as part of a UKRI-Mitacs Globalink Doctoral Exchange researching Scottish-Canadian filmmaker Norman McLaren and his participation in transatlantic programmes of cultural nation-building.

Marcus is the founding editor of DOWSER (2020–), an open-access serial concerning artists’ moving image in Scotland, and established Transit Arts (2015–) as an itinerant platform for the support of artists’ filmmaking working through public programmes and experimental publishing.

He is a Trustee for Glasgow Artists’ Moving Image Studios SCIO (2020–) and the Steering Group of the British Art Network (Tate and Paul Mellon Centre, 2019–2022). He has sat on submissions panels for the Glasgow Short Film Festival (2016–2020; 2021), Open City Documentary Festival, London (2019–2021), and coordinated the Margaret Tait 100 (2018–2019).

marcus [at] transitarts [dot] co.uk

@MarcusFJack