2017 Professional Development Programme students - photo by Neil Hanna

Learning Programme 2017

Fourteen art students from six Scottish art colleges have been selected for the Professional Development Programme as part of the Scotland + Venice 2017 presentation of a solo show of new work by Rachel Maclean.

The Scotland + Venice Professional Development Programme began fourteen years ago in 2003. Since then, the programme has provided the opportunity for over eighty students from eight colleges to spend time in Venice alongside like-minded artists, experiencing the distinctive setting of Venice and expanding their own practice.

Find out more about this year’s programme in this press release.

Meet the students

The Professional Development Programme includes arts students: Catrina Barquist (Borders College); Mhairi Rew and Michelle Fisher (City of Glasgow College); Jo Hanning, Laura Gray and Nicola Donaldson (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design); Brandon Logan, Isotta Page, Florence Richardson and Siobhan McLaughlin (Edinburgh College of Art); Fenella Gabrysch and Tess Wood (The Glasgow School of Art); Jessica Barrie and Svetlana Panova (Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University).

The senior team, visiting Venice for a period of 10 weeks on rotation, will include Gemma Batchelor (Edinburgh College of Art), Claire Hills (University of Edinburgh) and Dawn Berry, an artist from Hawick.

Jessica Barrie
Catrina Barquist
Nicola Donaldson
Michelle Fisher
Fenella Gabrysch
Laura Gray
Jo Hanning
Brandon Logan
Siobhan McLaughlin
Isotta Page
Mhairi Rew
Svetlana Panova
Florence Richardson
Tess Wood

Senior Team
Gemma Batchelor
Claire Hills
Dawn Berry

Borders College
City of Glasgow College
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design
Edinburgh College of Art
The Glasgow School of Art
Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University