18 January 2023 — News

University of Aberdeen to screen new, internationally acclaimed film by artist Alberta Whittle

Image: Alberta Whittle, Lagareh – The Last Born, (film still – single channel video), 2022. Photographer Jaryd Niles-Morris, © Alberta Whittle. Courtesy the artist, Scotland+Venice, and Forma.

Lagareh – The Last Born draws focus on anti-racist and pro-black advocacy, and Scotland’s historic connections to transatlantic slave trade. The free screening is part of a 6 venue Scottish tour & comes ahead of major solo show at National Galleries of Scotland. Read more

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Alberta Whittle, ‘Lagareh – The Last Born’ | Isle of Skye with ATLAS Arts, 11 February 2023 at 19:00

Image: Alberta Whittle, Lagerah – The Last Born, (film still – single channel video), 2022, Photographer Matthew Arthur Williams, © Alberta Whittle. Courtesy the artist & Scotland+Venice. Co-commissioned and produced by Forma Arts, London.

SOUND | MATTHEW ARTHUR WILLIAMS AND RICHY CAREY IN CONVERSATION OVER A SHARED MEAL LUX Scotland and ATLAS Arts are delighted to host a screening of ​‘Lagareh – The Last Born’ at Broadford Hall on the Isle of Skye. Read more

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Alberta Whittle, ‘Lagareh – The Last Born’ | Aberdeen University, 25 January 2023 at 18:00

Alberta Whittle, Lagerah – The Last Born, (film still – single channel video), 2022, © Alberta Whittle. Courtesy the artist & Scotland + Venice

MOVEMENT | DIVINE TASINDA AND EOIN DARA IN CONVERSATION LUX Scotland and Scotland + Venice are delighted to host a screening of ​‘Lagareh – The Last Born’ at the MacRobert Building, University of Aberdeen. Read more

29 November 2022 — Writing

Three questions with The Visual Identities in Art and Design Research Centre (VIAD)

Left: Dr Leora Farber (left), Associate Professor in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, with Alberta Whittle (right) in Venice. Right: Shalom Mushwana, 2022 Professional Development Programme participant from the University of Johannesburg
Left: Dr Leora Farber (left), Associate Professor in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, with Alberta Whittle (right) in Venice. Right: Shalom Mushwana, 2022 Professional Development Programme participant from the University of Johannesburg

The Visual Identities in Art and Design Research Centre (VIAD) is housed within the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA). VIAD supports an international community of Visiting Professors, Research Associates, Affiliated Researchers and Postdoctoral Fellows, whose diverse research projects promote critical thinking (and feeling) around two core thematic currents in relation to visual practice, representation and culture, art and design practices: Africa and African diasporic histories, identities, and creative human practices. Read more

28 November 2022 — News

Unprecedented visitor numbers for Alberta Whittle’s Scotland + Venice exhibition

Image: Alberta Whittle, Lagareh – The Last Born, (film still – single channel video), 2022. Photographer Jaryd Niles-Morris, © Alberta Whittle. Courtesy the artist, Scotland+Venice, and Forma.

Celebrated Scottish artist’s Venice Biennale exhibition attracts 35,000 international visitors, draws critical acclaim & prestigious artist award ahead of major National Galleries of Scotland show confirmed to open on 1 April 2023 Alberta Whittle’s show for the Venice Biennale draws to a close following critical acclaim, unprecedented visitor numbers, prestigious artist award and confirmation of a major solo show at National Galleries of Scotland which is confirmed to open on 1 April 2023. Read more

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Alberta Whittle, ‘Lagareh – The Last Born’ | Mareel, Shetland Arts, 27 November 2022 at 14:30

deep dive (pause) uncoiling memory, 2022 Installation shot photographer Cristiano Corte, © Alberta Whittle. Courtesy the artist, Scotland + Venice

LUX Scotland and Scotland + Venice are delighted to host a screening of ​‘Lagareh – The Last Born’ at Mareel, Shetland Arts in Lerwick, the third event of a screening tour that brings the work to six venues across Scotland. Read more

9 November 2022 — Writing

Alice Rose Archer: Reflections on conservation

Alice Rose Archer crouches in front of a tapestry created for Alberta Whittle's 2022 exhibition in Venice - Image by Joe Satorius
Alice Rose Archer at work in front of the tapestry created as part of Alberta Whittle’s exhibition, deep dive (pause) uncoiling memory Image credit: Joe Satorius

Alice Rose Archer is a preventive conservator originally from the UK and has been based in Venice, Italy, for nearly a decade. After graduating from the University of St Andrews in History of Art and Italian, she moved to Venice and worked on numerous exhibitions as a production manager and curatorial coordinator. Read more

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Alberta Whittle, ‘Lagareh – The Last Born’ | Eden Court, 27 October 2022 at 18:00

deep dive (pause) uncoiling memory, 2022 Installation shot photographer Cristiano Corte, © Alberta Whittle. Courtesy the artist, Scotland + Venice

LUX Scotland and Scotland + Venice are delighted to host of ‘Lagareh - The Last Born’, as part of a screening tour that brings the work to six venues across Scotland between 20 September 2022 - 1 March 2023, with support from Art Fund. Read more

20 September 2022 — News

Internationally acclaimed film by Glasgow artist Alberta Whittle gets UK premiere at Glasgow Film Theatre ahead of Scotland wide tour

An image still from the film Lagareh of a Black dancer wearing a kilt and a white shirt. The dancer holds two long knives in her hands and stands on green grass with a blue sky behind her and a castle-like building to her left.
Alberta Whittle, Lagareh – The Last Born, (film still – single channel video), 2022, Photographer Matthew Arthur Williams, © Alberta Whittle. Courtesy the artist & Scotland+Venice

Alberta Whittle’s Lagareh–The Last Born  - which comes back to Scotland fresh from the 2022 Venice Biennale - draws focus on anti-racist and pro-Black advocacy, and Scotland’s historic connections to Transatlantic slave trade Premiere kicks off a six venue Scottish screening tour & ahead of major solo show at National Galleries of Scotland Glasgow Film Theatre will host the UK premiere of internationally acclaimed Barbadian-Scottish artist Alberta Whittle’s new film, Lagareh – The Last Born, on Tuesday 20 September 2022 (18:00). Read more

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Alberta Whittle, ‘Lagareh – The Last Born’ | Glasgow Film Theatre, 20 September 2022

An image still from the film Lagareh of a Black dancer wearing a kilt and a white shirt. The dancer holds two long knives in her hands and stands on green grass with a blue sky behind her and a castle-like building to her left.
Alberta Whittle, Lagareh – The Last Born, (film still – single channel video), 2022, Photographer Matthew Arthur Williams, © Alberta Whittle. Courtesy the artist & Scotland+Venice

MEMORY | ALBERTA WHITTLE IN CONVERSATION WITH DR PEGGY BRUNACHE LUX Scotland and Scotland + Venice are delighted to host the UK premiere of ​‘Lagareh – The Last Born’ at Glasgow Film Theatre, the first event of a screening tour that brings the work to six venues across Scotland. Read more