2 June 2021 — Announcement

What if…?/Scotland – Exhibition Films

What if…?/Scotland films on show at the V+A Dundee (Image by Alan Richardson)

What if…?/Scotland worked with citizens, designers and architects to explore hopes and possibilities for their places asking about their wishes for their place. Reflective and immersive, the five films by Bash Art Creative, are now available online. Read more

21 May 2021 — Announcement

What if…?/Scotland opens at V&A Dundee on 22 May

What If...?/Scotland, photo by Alan Richardson, Pix-Ar
What If…?/Scotland, photo by Alan Richardson, Pix-Ar

People from across Scotland will showcase their hopes, dreams and ideas for their local areas in a post-pandemic world at Scotland’s design museum. Since the beginning of 2020, 30 people of all ages, from Annan, Edinburgh, Elgin, Dundee, Lerwick and Paisley- have worked with designers, architects and artists to reflect on the place they call home for an exhibition opening this week at V&A Dundee. Read more

3 May 2021 — Resource

What if…? / Resources

Alan Thomson Harbour Development Officer, Jordan McCrae, Collective Architecture, Nicola Atkinson, Beautiful Materials Design Studio and Calum McDougall worked together in early 2020 to add their hopes, wishes and ideas for Annan to What if…?/Scotland (Image by Bash Art Creative)

If you want to explore any of the themes in the What if...?/Scotland exhibition further, here is a list of relevant resources and tools. The Place Standard The Place Standard tool provides a simple framework to structure conversations about place. Read more

30 April 2021 — Announcement

Cloud of Dreams: Get Involved with What if…?/Scotland

In early 2020, citizens of Lerwick worked with designers and architects to add their hopes, wishes and ideas for What if…?/Scotland (Image by 7N Architects)

What if…?/Scotland worked with citizens, designers and architects to explore wishes and possibilities for their places asking about their wishes for their place. To mark the opening of What if…?/Scotland at V&A Dundee on 22 May, we are inviting you to share a wish for your place. Read more

15 April 2021 — Announcement

Press Release: What if…?/Scotland

Anne Duff and Cathy Houston, Voices of Experience, and Johannes Gonani worked together in early 2020 to contribute their hopes, wishes and ideas for Paisley for What if…?/Scotland (Image by Bash Art Creative)

The Scotland + Venice partnership is delighted to announce that the exhibition What if…?/Scotland, designed to be staged in Venice as part of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, will now open at V&A Dundee on Saturday 22 May and run until Sunday 21 November 2021. Read more

7 April 2021 — Commission Announcement

Alberta Whittle

Commissioned by the Scotland + Venice Partnership and curated by Glasgow International On behalf of the Scotland + Venice partnership, Creative Scotland is delighted to announce that Alberta Whittle has been commissioned to represent Scotland at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia with an exhibition of new work at the Arsenale Docks, S. Read more

image: Alberta Whittle by Matthew A Williams

23 March 2021 — Announcement

Scotland + Venice commission by 7N Architects and Architecture & Design Scotland to debut at V&A Dundee

A group of 11 people stand in a line in front of a concrete building. The person on the left is in a wheelchair
The group of citizens, designers and architects who worked together in Paisley to explore how we will live today as part of as part of What if…?/Scotland. Image Courtesy of 7N

What if…?/Scotland Shared hopes, dreams and wishes for the future of the places where we live Scotland + Venice commission by 7N Architects and Architecture & Design Scotland to debut at V&A Dundee Exhibition dates: Sat 22 May – Sun 21 Nov 2021 Free museum entry. Read more

26 May 2020 — Announcement

30th Anniversary of Scotland at the Venice Biennale

Curator Clare Henry
Curator Clare Henry at the 1990 Venice Biennale

This week marks 30 years since the 1990 Venice Biennale, so far the first and only time Scottish art was part of the official Venice Biennale as a country in its own right, along with 39 other nations in the Giardini. Read more

21 May 2020 — Announcement

The View from Here


'The View from Here' is a film created by British Council Scotland that captures the thoughts and experiences of the young Scottish artists who worked at the Scottish Pavilion during the Venice Biennale 2019, which hosted the work of Glasgow artist, Charlotte Prodger. Read more

16 December 2019 — Announcement

Open call for proposals for Scotland + Venice 2021


The Scotland + Venice partners are beginning preparations for participation in the 59th International Art Exhibition, the Venice Biennale, in 2021. For the artist/s selected, Venice provides a significant opportunity for the development and presentation of new work. Read more

15 November 2019 — Announcement

Scotland + Venice to close early due to flooding

SaF05 Installation view

After careful consideration the Scotland + Venice partnership have decided to close Charlotte Prodger’s 2019 solo presentation of SaF05 early, due to the unprecedented recent flooding in Venice. Our sincere apologies for anyone hoping to visit us over the next week. Read more

7 November 2019 — Announcement

Charlotte Prodger’s SaF05 receives homecoming screening at Aberdeen’s Belmont Filmhouse

Still from SaF05

Aberdeen’s Belmont Filmhouse will host a special film screening this month of new work by award winning, internationally acclaimed artist, Charlotte Prodger. The film, SaF05, was commissioned by the Scotland + Venice partnership for presentation at one of the world’s most prestigious visual arts festivals, La Biennale di Venezia, and has been showing there to critical and public acclaim, since May. Read more

7 May 2019 — Announcement

Charlotte Prodger: SaF05 – Scotland + Venice 2019 official Collateral Event for the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

SaF05 still (Charlotte Prodger)

The Scotland + Venice partnership presents SaF05, a new single-channel video by 2018 Turner Prize-winning artist Charlotte Prodger for the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. This commission – the artist’s most ambitious to date – is curated by Linsey Young with Cove Park and takes place from 11 May – 24 November 2019 at Arsenale Docks in the utilitarian workshop of a boatyard, repurposed for Prodger’s installation. Read more

7 March 2019 — Announcement

The 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia confirms Charlotte Prodger’s Scotland + Venice presentation as official Collateral Event

Charlotte Prodger (Sara Lee)

Today the President of La Biennale di Venezia, Paolo Baratta, confirmed Charlotte Prodger’s Scotland + Venice presentation as one of the official Collateral Events of the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, May You Live In Interesting Times, to take place across Venice from 11 May – 24 November 2019. Read more

19 February 2019 — Announcement

2019 Scotland + Venice Professional Development Programme Details and Team Announced


Scotland + Venice is delighted to announce the names of the 17 Scotland-based individuals that will take part in the 2019 Professional Development Programme. The programme offers a significant opportunity to support Scotland’s presentation of new video work by Charlotte Prodger at this year’s Venice Biennale of Art, May-November 2019. Read more

11 January 2019 — Announcement

Scotland + Venice Professional Development Programme Opportunity announced


Scotland + Venice and Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN) are looking for one Exhibition Assistant (for four weeks) and one Senior Exhibition Assistant (for ten weeks) to join the team taking part in the Scotland + Venice Professional Development Programme (PDP), for the Venice Biennale between May and November 2019. Read more

4 December 2018 — Announcement

Congratulations Charlotte Prodger – 2018 Turner Prize winner!

Charlotte Prodger. Portrait, 2017. Photography © Emile Holba 2018

The Scotland + Venice partnership is delighted to extend huge congratulations to Charlotte Prodger, who has tonight won the 2018 Turner Prize, as well as to the other shortlisted artists Forensic Architecture, Naeem Mohaiemen and Luke Willis Thompson. Read more

27 August 2018 — Announcement

Scotland + Venice 2019 Project Manager Announced

Emma McIntyre - Scotland + Venice 2019 Project Manager

We are delighted that Emma McIntyre will be joining the Scotland + Venice 2019 team as Project Manager. Emma McIntyre has produced and managed numerous large scale events, festivals and commissions, and has most recently held positions as Associate Producer at Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art and Tramway, Glasgow. Read more

4 August 2018 — Announcement

The Happenstance Dispatches

Learning Fellows at the entrance to The Happenstance

The Happenstance was a three-phased project that took place in Scotland, Venice and Scotland. We have created a series of twelve publications or ‘dispatches’, exploring the themes of, and learning from the project. Read more

31 May 2018 — Commission Announcement

Charlotte Prodger

On behalf of the Scotland + Venice partnership, Creative Scotland is delighted to announce that Charlotte Prodger has been selected to represent Scotland at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Read more

Charlotte Prodger

12 April 2018 — Announcement

Rachel Maclean: Artist Talk


In this video, Rachel Maclean discusses her exhibition Spite Your Face at Talbot Rice Gallery, as well as her broader practice. https://vimeo.com/263206334 Commissioned for the Venice Biennale in 2017, Rachel Maclean’s Spite Your Face returns to Scotland at Talbot Rice Gallery for its UK premiere. Read more