8 July 2021 — News

Fruitmarket unveils with a retrospective of Karla Black

New warehouse space at Fruitmarket. Karla Black : sculptures (2001–2021) details for a retrospective 07.07.21–24.10.21 Photo: Tom Nolan

Congratulations to Edinburgh's Fruitmarket which has reopened this week after a £4.3m redevelopment project to refresh its existing galleries and expand into the warehouse space next door. We are delighted that the Fruitmarket launches with a major retrospective exhibition of over 30 works, including some major new commissions, by renowned Scottish sculptor Karla Black. Read more

7 April 2021 — Commission Announcement

Alberta Whittle

Commissioned by the Scotland + Venice Partnership On behalf of the Scotland + Venice partnership, Creative Scotland is delighted to announce that Alberta Whittle has been commissioned to develop new work which will be put forward to represent Scotland as a collateral event at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia at the Arsenale Docks, S. Read more

image: Alberta Whittle by Matthew A Williams

21 May 2020 — News

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 — News

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 — News

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 — News

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 — News

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 — News

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

11 January 2019 — News

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 — News

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

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 — News

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

5 April 2018 — News

Open Call for Scotland + Venice 2019 curators


The Scotland + Venice partners are beginning preparations for participation in the 58th International Art Exhibition, the Venice Biennale, in 2019. For the artist/s selected, Venice provides a significant opportunity for the development and presentation of new work. Read more

20 July 2017 — News

Spite Your Face to return for UK premiere in February 2018


Following its world debut in Venice in 2017, Rachel Maclean's Spite Your Face returns to Scotland at Talbot Rice Gallery in Edinburgh for its UK premiere from 24 February – 5 May 2018. Referencing the Italian folk-tale The Adventures of Pinocchio, Maclean’s new commission offers a powerful critique of contemporary society, critiquing the underlying fears and desires that characterise the zeitgeist we find ourselves in today. Read more

20 May 2017 — News

Spite Your Face: Opening Week Reviews


The whirlwind of Vernissage was the first chance to see Rachel Maclean's work in the stunning interior of Chiesa di Santa Catarina in Canareggio. We have put together a selection of the opening reviews and articles from the week past... Read more

9 May 2017 — News

Scotland + Venice unveils Rachel Maclean’s Spite Your Face

Rachel Maclean Spite Your Face Photo by Patrick Rafferty

The Scotland + Venice partnership today unveils Spite Your Face, a major new film commission by Edinburgh College of Art educated artist Rachel Maclean for the 57th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. Read more

6 March 2017 — News

Rachel Maclean reveals themes of new film commission


Rachel Maclean, the artist representing Scotland + Venice 2017, will present a major new film commission in Venice: a dark Venetian fairytale entitled Spite Your Face. Speaking for the first time about the themes of her new commission, Maclean – at this weekend’s Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival - revealed that the new work will be a powerful critique of the contemporary ‘post truth’ political rhetoric. Read more

1 February 2017 — News

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival 2017 programme announced

It's What Inside That Counts by Rachel Mclean

Hawick becomes focus for international community of film-alchemists as Scotland + Venice curators announce festival line-up Over 50 filmmakers and artists from around the world will be landing in Hawick on March 2nd for the seventh edition of Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival. Read more

26 January 2017 — News

Scotland + Venice partnership announces participants in the 2017 Professional Development Programme


The Scotland + Venice partnership is delighted to announce that fourteen art students from six Scottish art colleges have been selected for the Professional Development Programme as part of the Scotland + Venice presentation of a solo show of new work by Rachel Maclean at the 57th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia (13 May – 26 November 2017). Read more

5 October 2016 — News

Venue selected and Producers announced for Scotland + Venice 2017

Chiesa di S. Caterina, Fondamenta Santa Caterina,
Chiesa di S. Caterina, Fondamenta Santa Caterina, Venice.

The Scotland + Venice partnership is delighted to reveal further details about Rachel Maclean’s solo presentation: the new venue for the exhibition has been selected, and the Producers of the new film commission have been chosen. Read more

18 August 2016 — News

Scotland + Venice Project Manager Announced

Karen Shaw

We are delighted that Karen Shaw will be joining Alchemy Film & Arts as our newly appointed Project Manager for Scotland + Venice. Karen brings a wealth of experience to the project, with 18 years experience of arts management, including having produced the last two editions of Glasgow International as Festival Manager. Read more

10 May 2016 — News

Scotland + Venice 2017 announcement


The Scotland + Venice partnership is delighted to announce that Rachel Maclean has been selected to represent Scotland at the 57th International Art Exhibition, the Venice Biennale, running from 13 May to 26 November 2017. Read more

28 April 2016 — News

Graham Fagen at CGP London, 5 May – 26 June 2016


Graham Fagen's drawing, sculptural and audio-video work originally made for Scotland + Venice 2015 and organised and curated by Hospitalfield will be exhibited as part of a large show across the two venues of CGP London. Read more