Karen Mailley-Watt

Published: 3 November 2016

Glasgow Girls Revisited: Designing, Making & Exhibiting Women's Industrial Design in the Gilded Age

University of Glasgow

The Glasgow Society of Lady Artists (1882-1942): A Feminist Sanctum of Opportunity, Visibility and Community?

Academic History:

2008 - 2009 MLitt Decorative Arts & Design History

2002 - 2007 MA (Hons) History & English Literature


Dr Marina Moskowitz (University of Glasgow)

Dr Frances Robertson (Glasgow School of Art)

David Robertson (Four Acres Charitable Trust)

Research Interests:

Gendered spaces and use of space, modes of protest and activism, protest art, women's societies/organisations, Scottish industrial craft & design and history of technical design schools & art schools.

Previous Research Projects:

Glasgow's Gilded Age Project 1864-1914 brought together like minded organisations to help celebrate & promote the glamour & the grit of Glasgow's industrial design heritage within an international context.


ARCS Funded PhD


 ‘A school is not a product of any one person or of any one mind’: The Impact of Charles H Scott and other Scottish Artists on the Vancouver School of Applied Art and Design' in the forthcoming The Scottish Society for Art History Journal, Volume 25 (2019-2020).

‘Creating Connections: The Cross-Cultural Influence of the Glasgow Designer Grace Wilson Melvin (1892-1977)’, The Decorative Arts Journal, Volume 43 (2019).

‘Women’s Work Praised: The Glasgow Society of Lady Artists (1882-1938)’, The Scottish Society for Art History Journal, Volume 23 (2018-19).

‘Fivers, Footnotes and Frivolous Language: Women and Scottish History’, The Drouth, 2017.

‘Women and the Scottish past and present – how do we properly pay homage and why?, Bella Caledonia, 2016.

Contact Details:

Email: k.mailley-watt.1@research.gla.ac.uk

First published: 3 November 2016