For her Venice Biennale film, Spite Your Face, Scottish artist Rachel Maclean has created a re-working of the Pinnocchio story that explores power, political lies and the rise of populism. Moira Jeffrey talks to her about the themes and form of the work.
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The UK’s presence at this year’s Venice Biennale is particularly strong, with Phyllida Barlow’s sculptures at the British Pavilion, Rachel Maclean’s new film for Scotland + Venice, James Richards’ sound and film work representing Wales, and the new Diaspora Pavilion reflecting the diverse cultural backgrounds of UK-based artists. Moira Jeffrey reports.
Spite Your Face, Scottish artist Rachel Maclean’s new commission for Scotland + Venice, is presented in a deconsecrated church and takes on post-truth politics.
London and Scotland-based artistic duo Thomson & Craighead have created a new generative moving image work for the Look Again festival in Aberdeen. They talk to Jack Hutchinson about the impact of the internet on our lives and how splitting their time between rural and urban areas has benefitted their practice.
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Richard Parry, currently curator-director of Grundy Art Gallery in Blackpool, has been announced as the new director of the biennial Glasgow International festival.
The Scottish border town of Hawick is to host the seventh edition of the annual Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, which will feature over 120 films, including 24 world premieres and 12 moving-image installations.
An exhibition at Glasgow Print Studio presents over five decades of prints from the organisation’s archive, and includes work by 52 artists spanning screenprinting, lithograph, etching and much more.
22 awards totalling over £40,000 have been presented at the opening of the RSA New Contemporaries exhibition in Edinburgh, which showcases works by 2016 graduates form art and architecture schools in Scotland.
The artist receives a £10,000 commission to produce a new film work, to be premiered at next year’s Glasgow Film Festival.
The decision by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to close the gallery after over 30 years of exhibitions has prompted a storm of protest from artists and those working in the visual arts, with the latest ‘mass visit’ designed to keep the pressure on.
Artists including Sir Antony Gormley, Martin Boyce, Cornelia Parker and Douglas Gordon have created new works utilising debris from the Glasgow School of Art fire, to be auctioned at Christie’s London to raise funds for the restoration of the art school’s Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed building.
Should Scotland have its own archive of artists’ moving image work, and if so what form should it take and what should be in it? Chris Sharratt reports on a recent Lux Scotland event exploring the feasibility of a ‘distribution collection’ of Scottish works.
The Glasgow-based artist, who first came to prominence in the 1990s, this year became the recipient of the newly created Freelands Award for women artists. She shares her thoughts on 12 months that also saw her first substantial show in Scotland for 10 years.
The Stove Network in Dumfries, Scotland has won the ‘creative regeneration’ category in this year’s SURF Awards For Best Practice in Community Regeneration. Chris Sharratt reports.
Scottish culture secretary Fiona Hyslop has intervened in the protests over the recent closure of Inverleith House gallery in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
‘Of Other Spaces: Where does gesture become event?’ is a two-‘chapter’ exhibition and symposium at Cooper Gallery, Dundee that presents contemporary and historical feminist art from the 1970s onwards in an attempt to create a dialogue between “artists, thinkers, artworks and practices”. Dundee-based artist Valerie Norris reports from Scotland’s ‘she town’.
An open letter signed by artists including Tracey Emin, Douglas Gordon and Ed Ruscha, as well as the actors Val Kilmer and Ewan McGregor, has called on the board of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to reopen the recently closed Inverleith House as a gallery for contemporary art.
Hot on the heels of the closure of Inverleith House gallery in Edinburgh comes the news that Glasgow Sculpture Studios is to end its exhibition programme. Chris Sharratt sees worrying signs for the resilience of the visual arts sector in Scotland.
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Scottish artist Katie Paterson has recently published her first monograph, documenting almost 10 years of multidisciplinary projects that range from a 100-year artwork to streetlights powered by lightning. Anneka French finds out more.
The arts community in Scotland and beyond has responded to the shock announcement that Edinburgh’s Inverleith House gallery is to close, with a petition calling for the decision to be reversed.
The inaugural award for mid-career female artists will see the Edinburgh gallery present a new exhibition by Glasgow artist Jacqueline Donachie.
London-based artist Zoe Childerley has been walking the English-Scottish border as part of a residency with Visual Arts in Rural Communities in Northumberland. Pippa Koszerek talks to her in the lead up to an end of residency exhibition