Press Office

Welcome to the Scotland + Venice Press Office.

Here you can find press releases, images and coverage.

For press enquiries, please contact Creative Scotland’s Media Office.

[email protected]

Scotland + Venice 2023

Access the press pack for A Fragile Correspondence

Selected Press Coverage

Art Plugged, 24.11.23, A Fragile Correspondence returns to the V&A Dundee

The National, 26.11.23, Prestigious exhibition coming to Scottish museum

Shado Magazine, 04.10.23, The Scottish collectives taking the ego out of architecture

Architects’ Journal, 24.05.23, Pick of the Pavilions at 2023’s Venice Biennale (subscription only)

Architects’ Journal, 22.08.23, Scotland’s architecture fringe (subscription only)

Architecture Magazine, 17.05.23, Scotland + Venice launch exhibition at 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

ArchDaily, 18.05.23, 9 Collateral Events to Explore While Visiting the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale

BBC News Online 28.05.23, The woman at the centre of the Venice whirlwind

The Scotsman, 21.05.23, Scotland is well represented at architecture’s most prestigious event in Venice

Design Boom, 21.05.23, Venice Architecture Biennale 2023: the ultimate guide

Bella Caledonia, 24.05.23, “Just Listen to the Birdsong Now” – Possibilities for people and nature in community-owned woodland

Wallpaper*, 03.05.23, Venice Architecture Biennale 2023: the ultimate guide

E-Flux, 02.05.23, Scotland + Venice: A Fragile Correspondence

Dezeen, A Fragile Correspondence – Scotland + Venice

Review Sphere, 20.05.23, A Fragile Correspondence and Scotland at La Biennale di Venezia 2023

Urban Realm, 20.10.22, Architecture Fringe, ism and /other plan to surface language & land at the Venice Biennale

Broadway World, 20.04.23, A Fragile Correspondence comes to the Arsenale Docks

Daily Brit, 22.05.23, Correspondence’ at 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia


Scotland + Venice 2022

Selected Press Coverage

The Art Newspaper, 30.11.21, As interest in artists of Caribbean heritage grows, Tate Britain show aims to create ‘landmark’ moment

Guardian, 27.11.21, Black British Painting

Evening Standard, 29.11.21, Life Between Islands at Tate Britain

New York Times, 07.01.22, Navigating Worlds An Ocean Apart, Through Art

FT, 01.03.22, Something in the water – the rise of aquatic art

ARTnews, 03.03.22, A Guide to the 2022 Venice Biennale

BBC Two, 14.03.22, Inside Culture: Can Art Save The Planet?


Scotland + Venice 2021

For press enquiries relating to What If…?/Scotland, please contact [email protected]

Coverage on the What if…?/Scotland exhibition at the V&A Dundee.

Selected Press Coverage

The Architects’ Journal (subscription) 23.03.21 (UK) 
British Pavilion sets course for Venice Biennale as Scotland pulls out

The Northern Scot 26.03.21 (Scotland)
Elgin to feature in V&A Dundee exhibition – What if…?/Scotland – exploring people’s hopes for their home towns

Wallpaper* 27.05.21 (UK)
Tour the 2021 National Pavilions at Venice Architecture Biennale

Dezeen 21.05.21 (UK)
What if…?/Scotland in Dundee

DesignWEEK 04.05.21 (UK)
Picks of the month: the best design events in May

Scottish Construction Now 05.05.21 (Scotland)
Scotland + Venice commission to debut at V&A Dundee 

The Press and Journal 05.05.21 (Scotland)
Elgin to feature in national exhibit at Dundee’s V&A

Dumfries & Galloway! What’s going on? 12.05.21 (Scotland) 
Annan’s Architecture To Feature In A New National Exhibition

The Scotsman 12.05.21 (Scotland)
Venice Architecture Biennale: Scotland’s exhibit invites communities to think big

Architecture Exhibitions International 12.05.21 (Europe)
Shared hopes, dreams and wishes for the future of the places where we live

North Edinburgh News 13.05.21 (Scotland)
Wester Hailes to feature in National Architectural Exhibition

The Guardian 26.05.21 (UK)
May design news: skateboards, stations and sculpture

Daily Record 20.05.21 (Scotland)
Annan’s sandstone architectural heritage to be celebrate at V&A Dundee

Edinburgh Evening News 20.05.21 (Scotland)
Wester Hailes residents wishes set to feature in V&A Dundee exhibition

The Courier 21.05.21 (Scotland)
WHAT IF?: The big design project that made its way to Dundee instead of Venice

The Edinburgh Reporter 21.05.21 (Scotland)
Wester Hailes features at the new V&A Dundee exhibition

The RIBA Journal 21.05.21 (UK)
Dundee substitutes for Venice in search for civic role of architecture

The Afternoon Show, 19.05.21 BBC Radio Scotland, (Scotland)
No longer available online 

STV News 21.05.21 (Scotland) 
Dreams for future of towns and cities explored in exhibition

Express and Star 21.05.21 (UK)
Dreams for future of towns and cities explored in new exhibition

Belfast Telegraph 21.05.21 (Northern Ireland)
Dreams for future of towns and cities explored in new exhibition

Project Scot 21.05.21 (Scotland)
New exhibition to showcase what Scots want future neighbourhoods to look like

Shropshire Star 21.05.21 (UK)
Dreams for future of towns and cities explored in new exhibition

Creative Scotland News 21.05.21 (UK)
What if…?/Scotland opens at V&A Dundee on 22 May

Northern Scot 24.05.21 (Scotland)
WATCH: Elgin locals reimagine town in trailer for ‘What if…?/Scotland’ exhibition

Urban Realm 06.05.21 (Scotland)
Biennale Architettura swaps Venice for Dundee in grassroots shift

Jersey Evening Post 03.06.21 (UK)
Dreams for future of towns and cities explored in new exhibition

The Courier 01.06.21 (Scotland)
Dundee is the new Venice: Architects swap canals for Dighty as surprise V&A exhibit boosts communities

The Evening Telegraph 01.06.21 (Scotland)
Dundee is the new Venice: Architects swap canals for Dighty as surprise V&A exhibit boosts communities

The Scotsman 12.06.21 (Scotland)
After Covid, what will our cities of the future look like ? – Prof Brian Evans

Crumble Magazine 14.06.21 (Scotland)
Review: What If…?/ Scotland

The Scotsman 06.07.21 (Scotland)
Taking a greener look at urban planning – Mike Harrison

Fleming collection: Scottish Art News 28.07.21 (Scotland) 
What if…?/Scotland – Review 

The Scotsman 09.11.21 (Scotland) – using What if…?/ image to illustrate
Designing new ways to tackle climate change – Leonie Bell

Urban Realm 19.11.21 (Scotland)
Scotland + Venice shares 10,000 wishes for a better Scotland 

The Courier 19.11.21 (Scotland)
V&A Dundee reveals most common wish submitted to ‘Cloud of Dreams’ in last six months

Print coverage (no online access)

Art Monthly Magazine  August 2021 (UK)
Paisley Daily Express 05.21 (Scotland) 
The Times 22.05.21 (UK)
The Telegraph 22.05.21 (UK)
FX Magazine 28.10.21 (UK)
Images in iNewspaper (19.11.21)

Scotland + Venice 2019


View and download installation shots, stills and images of Charlotte Prodger.

Press Releases

Tickets for UK premiere of Charlotte Prodger’s SaF05 now available 

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

Charlotte Prodger: SaF05 Scotland + Venice 2019, evento collaterale della la 58. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte – La Biennale di Venezia

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

2019 Scotland + Venice Professional Development Programme Details and Team Announced

Scotland + Venice Professional Development Programme Opportunity announced

Congratulations Charlotte Prodger – 2018 Turner Prize winner!

Arsenale Docks revealed as venue for Charlotte Prodger’s exhibition during Venice Biennale 2019

Scotland + Venice 2019 Project Manager Announced

Charlotte Prodger to represent Scotland at 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

Selected Press Coverage

The Telegraph, 15.05.19 (UK)

Every highlight from this year’s Venice Biennale by Louisa Buck

The Scotsman, 14.05.2019 (Scotland/UK)

Art reviews: Charlotte Prodger and Cathy Wilkes at the Venice Biennale by Susan Mansfield

Christie’s, 13.05.19 (UK)

How to spend 72 hours at the Venice Biennale by Jessica Lack

The Scotsman, 13.05.2019 (Scotland/UK)

Charlotte Prodger on representing Scotland at the Venice Biennale: “Obviously you can’t represent a country” by Susan Mansfield

Vogue, 13.05.2019 (UK)

10 Female Artists Shoring Up The Venice Biennale by Louise Long

Frieze, 13.05.2019 (UK)

Beyond the Biennale: The Shows to See Around Venice by Pablo Larios

Wallpaper*, 13.05.2019 (UK)

Venice Biennale in pictures

The Guardian, 13.05.2019 (UK)

Venice Biennale in pictures

The Herald, 12.05.2019 (Scotland/UK)

Scotland and Venice: How Scottish art became a key part of the international festival by Phil Miller

The Guardian, 12.05.2019 (UK)

Mawkish monuments and the beach from hell: our verdict on the Venice Biennale by Adrian Searle

Elephant, 11.05.2019 (UK)

Death Is in the Air at the Venice Biennale by Emily Steer

The Scotsman, 10.05.2019 (Scotland/UK)

Turner Prize winning artist represents Scotland at Venice Biennale by Susan Mansfield

Frieze, 10.05.2019 (UK)

Frieze’s Guide to What to see at this year’s Biennale by Andrew Durbin

Whitewall, 09.05.19 (UK)

Whitewaller Venice 2019: The Ultimate Guide to the 58th Biennale Arte Pavillions by Country

The Guardian, 08.05.2019 (UK)

My queer lioness: meet the artist unleashing a gender-bending cat on Venice by Charlotte Higgins

BBC, 08.05.2019 (UK)

Artists unveil Scottish work at Venice Biennale by Moira Jeffrey

The Independent, 08.05.2019 (UK)

Turner Prize winner Charlotte Prodger on her Venice Biennale show: ‘I want experiencing my work to feel like an altered state’ by Hettie Judah

The National, 07.05.2019 (Scotland/UK)

Charlotte Prodger’s show at the Venice Biennale revealed by Phil Miller

The Herald Scotland, 07.05.2019 (Scotland/UK)

A mysterious maned lioness at the centre of Scotland’s national show at the Venice Biennale by Phil  Miller

The Skinny, 07.05.19 (Scotland/UK)

Tracking Shot: Charlotte Prodger on their Venice Biennale work by Adam Benmakhlouf

Apollo, 06.05.2019 (UK)

What not to miss at Venice Biennale by Richard Martin

 The National, 05.05.19 (Scotland/UK)

10 things that changed my life by Lorraine Wilson

The Art Newspaper, 03.05.2019 (UK)

National pride, national shame and the ‘post-national’: the question of identity at the Venice Biennale by Tim Cornwell

Elephant, 27.04.2019 (UK)

An Unusual Time for Women at the Venice Biennale by Charlotte Jansen

BBC Radio Scotland, 21.04.2019 (UK/Scotland)

Good Morning Scotland: The Weekend Edition 20/21, 2019 by Pauline MacLaine

The List, 18.04.2019 (UK/Scotland)

Alexia Holt on Cove Park’s holistic worldview: ‘Artists can find their own rhythm here’ by Neil Cooper


Vogue Australia, 15.05.19 (Australia)

Meet the women taking centre stage at the Venice Biennale in 2019 by Hettie Judah

Artforum, 09.05.2019 (USA)

Persons of Interest by Kate Sutton

Der Spiegel, 09.05.2019 (Germany)

Kuscheln wirkt by Carola Padtberg

Icon Design, 08.05.2019 (Italy)

Cosa vedere alla Biennale d’Arte di Venezia by Riccardo Conti

Elle Decor, 08.05.2019 (Italy)

Fuori Biennale 2019: Le Mostre Da Vedere Tra Calli e Canali di Venezia by Benedetta Lamberti

Hong Kong Tatler, 08.05.2019 (Hong Kong)

Venice Biennale 2019: 10 International Pavilions To Visit by Oliver Giles


Artmag, 22.02.2019 (UK/Scotland)

Cove Park: Scotland + Venice Professional Development Programme by Isabelle Thull

The Herald, 21.02.2019 (UK/Scotland)

Arts News: Development team for Scotland + Venice, Arisaig concert by McOpera, Martin Boyce show on Bute by Phil Miller

Press and journal, 21.02.2019 (UK/Scotland)

Highland and Aberdeen students selected for prestigious art programme by Kirsten Robertson

The Lochside Press, 20.02.2019 (UK/Scotland)

Scottish students for Venice programme revealed at Cove Park 

The Orcadian, 20.02.2019 (UK/Scotland)

Orkney art student to represent Scotland 

The Orkney News, 19.02.2019 (UK/Scotland)

Venice Biennale Beckons for Artist Jenny Sprenger 

Apollo, 29.12.2018 (UK)

Biennials not to miss in 2019 by Gabrielle Schwarz

Frieze, 18.12.2018 (UK)

The Highs and Lows of Scotland’s Year in Art 2018 by Chris Sharratt

The Guardian, G2, 05.12.2018 (UK)

Turner prize winner Charlotte Prodger on gender confusion, ‘filthy’ iPhones and solitude by Charlotte Higgins

BBC News, 05.12.2018 (UK)

Turner Prize 2018: iPhone artist Charlotte Prodger wins

The Art Newspaper, 05.12.2018 (UK)

‘I wouldn’t be here were it not for public funding’: Turner Prize-winner Charlotte Prodger makes case for state support for the arts by Ben Luke 

The Economist, 05.12.2018 (UK/USA)

Charlotte Prodger wins the Turner prize by Fiammetta Rocco

The Guardian, 04.12.2018 (UK)

Charlotte Prodger’s Bridgit: a memorable, rich and beguiling film by Adrian Searle

Artnet, 04.12.2018 (UK)

Charlotte Prodger Wins the 2018 Turner Prize With a Poetic iPhone Video About Gender Identity, Landscape, and Mythology by Javier Pes

Artnews, 04.12.2018 (UK)

Charlotte Prodger Wins the 2018 Turner Prize by Alex Greenberger

The Herald, 04.12.2018 (UK/Scotland)

Scottish artist Charlotte Prodger claims 2018 Turner Prize by Phil Miller

The Telegraph, 04.12.2018 (UK)

Turner Prize 2018: Charlotte Prodger wins with iPhone video by Anita Singh

Modern Painters, December 2018 (UK)

Top Curators To Watch by Nina Siegal

Frieze, 01.10.2018 (UK)

The 2018 Turner Prize Asks: Do We Share a World? By Erika Balsom

The Observer, 30.09.2018 (UK)

Turner prize 2018; Space Shifters review – from the momentous to the miraculous by Laura Cumming

The Arts Desk, 25.09.2018 (UK)

Turner Prize 2018, Tate Britain review – a shortlist dominated by political issues by Sarah Kent

Evening Standard, 25.09.2018 (UK)

Turner Prize 2018 review: This year’s contenders are so rewarding it’s hard to pick a winner by Matthew Collings

The Guardian, 24.09.2018 (UK)

Turner prize 2018 review – no painting or sculpture, but the best lineup for years by Adrian Searle

The i, 24.09.2018 (UK)

Turner Prize 2018: a time-consuming counterbalance to the rapid churn of the news cycle by Hettie Judah


Folha de Sao Paulo, 11.12.2018 (Brazil)

Vídeos feitos com celular ganham prêmio de arte contemporânea

Happening, 30.11.2018 (France) 

Venice Biennale / Scotland to drop anchor in an old shipyard by Henri Robert

Der Tagesspiegel, 06.12.2018 (Germany)

Turner-Preis geht an Charlotte Prodger

CNN, 05.12.2018 (USA)

Turner Prize 2018: Charlotte Prodger wins with powerful iPhone-shot film by Oscar Holland

Widewalls, 05.12.2018 (Switzerland)

Charlotte Prodger Wins Turner Prize 2018 by Elena Martinique

Connaissance des Arts, 05.12.2018 (France)

Charlotte Prodger remporte le Turner Prize 2018 by Thomas Guillemyn

El Pais, 05.12.2018 (Spain)

El videoarte de Charlotte Prodger gana el Turner en una edición que margina la pintura y la escultura by Patricia Tubella

ABC Cultura, 05.12.2018 (Spain)

El videoarte de Charlotte Prodger sobre la identidad de género se alza con el premio Turner by Guillermo Ximenis

Al Jazeera, 05.12.2018 (Qatar)

Charlotte Prodger wins 2018 Turner Prize with film shot on iPhone 

Publico, 05.12.2018 (Portugal)

Charlotte Prodger fez um filme autobiográfico com o iPhone e ganhou o Prémio Turner by Lucinda Canelas

De Volkskrant, 05.12.2018 (The Netherlands)

Een film maken met je iPhone? Charlotte Prodger won er de Turner Prize mee by Anna van Leeuwen

NRC, 05.12.2018 (The Netherlands)

Turner Prize voor iPhone-films van Charlotte Prodger by Arjen Ribbens

Il Corriere della Sera, 05.12.2018 (Italy)

Arte contemporanea, svolta al Turner Prize. Vince Charlotte Prodger: il film è realizzato con l’iPhone by Paola de Carolis

Arte Magazine, 05.12.2018 (Italy)

Charlotte Prodger è la vincitrice del Turner Prize 2018

Il Giornale dell’arte, 05.12.2018 (Italy)

Il Turner Prize a Charlotte Prodger 

Monopol, 05.12.2018 (Germany)

Schottin Charlotte Prodger gewinnt Turner-Preis

Le Monde, 05.12.2018 (France)

Le prix Turner pour l’art contemporain sacre un court-métrage tourné avec un téléphone

Numero, 05.12.2018 (France)

Charlotte Prodger reçoit le prix Turner pour son court-métrage tourné avec un iPhone by Laura Catz

El Universal, 04.12.2018 (Mexico)

La Videoartista Charlotte Prosger gana Premio Turner

The New York Times, 04.12.2018 (USA)

Turner Prize Goes to Charlotte Prodger for Films Shot on iPhone by Alex Marshall

Scotland + Venice 2017

The University of Edinburgh acquires Spite Your Face (PDF)

Scotland + Venice unveils Rachel Maclean’s Spite Your Face

Rachel Maclean reveals themes of new film commission

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival 2017 programme announced

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

Venue selected and Producers announced for Scotland + Venice 2017

Scotland + Venice Project Manager Announced

Scotland + Venice 2017 announcement – 10 May 2016


The Sunday Times, Culture – 21 May 2017

Telegraph, Luxury – 19 May 2017

Vogue – 16 May 2017

The Irish Times – 22 May 2017

The Scotsman, Magazine – 20 May 2017

The Spectator – 20 May 2017

a-n – 19 May 2017

a-n – 19 May 2017

The Southern Reporter – 18 May 2017

The Independent – 17 May 2017

The Skinny – 16 May 2017

Apollo – 16 May 2017

A-n – 16 May 2017

The Independent – 15 May 2017

Artnet News – 15 May 2017

The Guardian, G2 – 16 May 2017

The Guardian – 15 May 2017

BBC Radio Scotland, The Janice Forsyth Show – 15 May 2017

Sleek – 15 May 2017

Dante Mag – 16 May 2017

Coffee-Table Notes – 15 May 2017

The Observer, The New Review – 14 May 2017

Royal Academy – 12 May 2017

Luxarazzi – 13 May 2017

Frieze – 12 May 2017

a-n – 12 May 2017

Getty – 12 May 2017

ARTNews – 11 May 2017

The Herald – 12 May 2017

It’s Nice That – 12 May 2017

Art Das Kunstmagazin – 11 May 2017

The Herald – 11 May 2017

The Observer – 11 May 2017

Elephant – 10 May 2017

BBC Arts – 9 May 2017

BBC Arts – 9 May 2017

  • ‘The Making of Spite Your Face’

The Art Newspaper – 9 May 2017

The Art Newspaper – 9 May 2017

The World of Interiors – June 2017

  • pp.77-80, ‘Venice roundup’ – By Charlotte Edwards. No online link

The Scotsman – 9 May 2017

Edinburgh College of Art – 9 May 2017

a-n – 9 May 2017

Scotsman – 9 May 2017

BBC – 9 May 2017

The Herald – 9 May 2017

The Herald – 9 May 2017

The National – 9 May 2017

The Skinny – 9 May 2017

ARTNews – 8 May 2017

Apollo – 8 May 2017

Frieze – 27 April 2017

Billionaire – 26 April 2017

Aesthetica – 20 April 2017

ArtReview – 13 April 2017

The List – 31 March 2017

Bon – Spring/ Summer 2017

The Herald – 6 March 2017

 The Skinny – 21 February 2017

UK/India, British Council – 20 February 2017

The Southern Reporter – 16 February 2017

Dante Magazine – February/ March 2017

  • pp.16-21, ‘Six Hot Artists to Watch’ (No online link)

Artlyst – 10 February 2017

It’s Nice That – 10 February 2017

The Southern Reporter – 9 February 2017

 The Herald – 27 January 2017

The Courier Dundee Edition – 27 January 2017

  • p.5, ‘Art students selected for Venice Biennale’ (no online link)

The Courier Angus and Mearns Edition – 27 January 2017

  • p.8, ‘Venetian ambassadorial role for arts students’ (no online link)

Edinburgh College of Art – 26 January 2017

  • ‘News – Students set for Venice Biennale’ (no online link)

Widewalls – 14 January 2017

The Guardian – 7 January 2017

The Scotsman Magazine – 7 January 2017

a-n – 5 January 2017

The Scotsman – 3 January 2017

 Arte – 23 December 2016

 Artsy – 9 December 2016

The Art Newspaper, Review – December 2016

The Fifth Sense – 6 November 2016

Artnet News – 24 November 2016

RA Magazine – Winter 2016

Scottish Art News – Autumn 2016

  • pp.24-25, ‘Q&A with Richard Ashrowan’ by Rachael Cloughton (no online link)

Scottish Art News – Autumn 2016

  • p.5, ‘News’ (no online link) 

The New York Times – 28 October 2016

Land of I Adornments – 26 October 2016

Artnet News – 10 October 2016

The Herald – 6 October 2016

Scotland + Venice 2015

Scotland + Venice Opening Week Announcement – 5 May 2015

Scotland + Venice Collateral Event Announcement – 10 March 2015

Scotland + Venice Learning Programme Announcement – 4 February 2015

Scotland + Venice Venue Announcement – 6 November 2014

Graham Fagen Selected to Represent Scotland – 24 March 2014

BBC News 

07 May 2015

‘Trying to shine at venice’

By Will Gompertz


This is Tomorrow

02 July 2015

‘Artist Interview: Graham Fagen’

By Jaime Marie Davis


BBC World Service: Click

19 May 2015

Not credited


The Scotsman 

11 May 2015

‘Art review: Graham Fagen, Palazzo Fontana, Venice’

By Moira Jeffrey


The Art Newspaper, Venice Biennale Guide 2015

‘A Cacophony and a Symphony: the Musical Biennale’, p.28 – 29

By Riah Pryor

No online link



April 2015

‘In Venice, no man is an island’

By Sophie Hastings

No online link


The Independent Radar

4 April 2015

‘In this space it’s all about the making, in the other it’s about the thinking’

By Karen Wright


The List

18 March 2015

‘Graham Fagen: Scotland’s representative at the Venice Biennale 2015’

By Susan Mansfield


The Scotsman, Weekend Life

3 January 2015

‘Tear down the walls’

By Moira Jeffrey

No online link


BBC Radio Scotland, The Culture Studio

10 March 2015

‘Stuart Cosgrove sits in’


BBC News 

06 May 2015

‘Scotland brings Burns and reggae to Venice Biennale’

By Moira Jeffrey



04 May 2015

‘The Venice Questionnaire #24: Graham Fagen’



05 May 2015

‘Venice Biennale: 12 Things to Do During Opening Week’

By Scott Indrisek


The Times (Scotland) 

05 May 2015

By Rhona Taylor


The Independent on Sunday 

Sunday 3 May

‘Venice Biennale 2015: The artists and artworks to look out for – a bluffer’s guide’

By Marcus Field–a-bluffers-guide-10219331.html