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

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

3 August 2022 — News

UK Premiere and Scottish cinema tour for Alberta Whittle’s new film Lagareh – The Last Born

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.

Tuesday 20 Sept 2022 – Wednesday 1 March 2023 Scotland + Venice and LUX Scotland, with support from Art Fund, are delighted to announce the UK Premiere and Scottish cinema tour of Alberta Whittle’s new film, Lagareh – The Last Born, at venues across Scotland between September 2022 and March 2023. Read more

20 April 2022 — News

Press Release: Scotland + Venice presents Alberta Whittle and ‘deep dive (pause) uncoiling memory’

Image: deep dive (pause) uncoiling memory, 2022 Installation Shot Photographer Cristiano Corte, © Alberta Whittle. Courtesy the artist, Scotland + Venice & Forma London

The Scotland + Venice partnership is delighted to present Alberta Whittle and her new body of work deep dive (pause) uncoiling memory at Biennale Arte 2022. At a time in history when it is not enough for the world to merely acknowledge global injustice, this remarkable exhibition invites us to unravel contested and difficult histories and creates an open space for conversation, hope, healing, and reconciliation. Read more

15 April 2022 — News

The Countdown to Venice Continues

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

With just over a week until deep dive (pause) uncoiling memory opens in Venice we are thrilled to continue the journey with our latest newsletter detailing what’s new and upcoming. As installation wrapped up in Venice be sure to keep an eye on our Instagram Stories for a behind the scenes look at all of the installation action. Read more

15 April 2022 — News

Three questions with Forma

Image is a still from the film RESET by Alberta Whittle. It is of a brown arm reaching out behind a tree trunk with a field of wheat in the background.
Alberta Whittle RESET, 2020 Co-commissioned & co-produced by Frieze and Forma © Alberta Whittle Photograph by Matthew A Williams

With Alberta Whitte's deep dive (pause) uncoiling memory opening in Venice next week, we're taking a moment to pause to embrace the community that helps brings the spirit of collaboration to life. This week's 'Three questions with...' interview sees us chat with Chris Rawcliffe, Artistic Director at Forma. Read more

8 April 2022 — News

Three questions with Art Night

Image of Alberta Whittle and Helen Nisbet stood on a red carpeted staircase.
Helen Nisbet, Artistic Director of our Scotland + Venice Creative Partner Art Night, with Alberta Whittle after Alberta’s Art Night 2021 performance at @twotempleplace

Collaboration is one of the many joys that Alberta Whittle encompasses in her practice. Whether it be fellow collaborators in her artwork or organisations committed to decolonising the arts and widening participation across Scotland, the UK, and the world; for her, it is a powerful tool for creation. Read more

7 April 2022 — News

The Countdown to Venice Begins

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.

Following the exciting announcement of Alberta Whittle’s deep dive (pause) uncoiling memory Collateral Event for the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, the road to Venice has officially begun as April gets under way. Read more

30 March 2022 — News

Press Release: 2022 Scotland + Venice Professional Development Programme Announced

Image: Matthew Arthur Williams

Following the announcement of Alberta Whittle's Biennale Arte 2022 Collateral Event with Scotland +Venice - set to open to the public on April 23rd - students and early career practitioners from nine universities, colleges and arts organisations across Scotland have embarked on a career-defining journey designed to provide them with an invaluable learning experience in the visual arts. Read more

7 March 2022 — News

Press Release: Alberta Whittle to present deep dive (pause) uncoiling memory

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

  The Scotland + Venice partners are delighted to confirm a major exhibition of new work by Alberta Whittle has been confirmed by La Biennale di Venezia as a Collateral Event at the 59th International Art Exhibition, taking place from 23rd April - 27th November 2022. Read more

21 December 2021 — Learning post

Professional Development Opportunity Supported by SCAN

Scottish Contemporary Art logo

Scotland + Venice and Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN) are looking for an Exhibition Assistant to join the team taking part in the Scotland + Venice Professional Development Programme (PDP), for the Venice Biennale 2022.  This opportunity will take place over 4 weeks during the Biennale, between April 2022 and November 2022 and is supported by Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN). Read more

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 — News

Alberta Whittle

image: Alberta Whittle by Matthew A Williams

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

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