Scotland + Venice 2003 for the 49th International Art Exhibition

13 June – 2 November 2003, Palazzo Giustinian-Lolin


The exhibition showed works specially commissioned from the three artists in a magnificent venue comprising five majestic rooms in the 17th century Palazzo Giustinian-Lolin, overlooking the Grand Canal near the Accademia bridge.

Alongside the main exhibition a screening and events programme ran in a more contemporary venue (a school gym), a few minutes’ walk away from the exhibition venue, in Dorsoduro in the opening week of the Biennale.

Screenings and events:

This programme of live events, performances and screenings included newly commissioned work from a wide range of artists including Dave Allen, Katy Dove, Graham Fagen, Luke Fowler, Rob Kennedy, Torsten Lauschmann, Rosalind Nashashibi, Stephen Sutcliffe, Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan.

Palestra and playground behind Belle Arti Hotel, Rio Terrà Antonio

Foscarini, Dorsoduro

12, 13, 14 June 2003

Commissions for publications / web / audio:

New work was also commissioned to accompany the Zenomap project in the form of posters, flyers, t-shirts, audio and web based work. These were distributed during the opening week in Venice.

Amongst these commissions were new works by Beagles and Ramsay, David Blyth, Kate Davis, Colin Kirkpatrick (Cowboy Puck), Michael Mallett, Dan Norton, Gary Rough, David Sherry, David Shrigley, Ian Stephen, Lucy Skaer and Hanneline Visnes.

The project was part of the ‘Extra 50’ group of exhibitions.

Exhibition Dates

June 13 2003 to November 2 2003


Palazzo Giustinian-Lolin