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Graham Fagen selected for Scotland + Venice 2015

The Scotland + Venice partnership is delighted to announce that Graham Fagen has been selected to represent Scotland at the 56th International Art Exhibition, the Venice Biennale, running from 9 May to 22 November 2015, in a solo presentation commissioned and curated by Hospitalfield Arts, Arbroath.

Graham Fagen is one of the UK’s foremost contemporary artists. His work mixes media and crosses continents; combining video, performance, photography, and sculpture with text, live music and even, plants. His recurring artistic themes, which include flowers, journeys and popular song, are used as attempts to understand and talk clear-sightedly about the powerful forces that shape our lives.

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The 2015 presentation is being commissioned and curated by Hospitalfield Arts, Arbroath. 

Hospitalfield Arts is based in the early arts and crafts house and grounds of the 19th century artist and collector, Patrick Allan-Fraser. Located just to the south of Arbroath, the house, collections and estate were left in trust on Allan-Fraser’s death and in 1901 Hospitalfield was established as a place of work and learning for artists and students, making a significant contribution to 20th century Scottish art.  Today a series of nationally and internationally significant residency programmes for artists, curators and writers, continue to be accommodated within the house and purpose built studios.

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Job Opportunity

The Scotland and Venice partners are looking for a dynamic team to deliver the Press & PR campaign for Scotland and Venice 2015 which will offer opportunities to raise awareness & achieve positive media profile about Scotland’s representation at the Venice Biennale in 2015. The contract will run from October 2014 – July 2015.  Apply by 4 Aug 2014. For further information and the full brief please register on Public Contracts Scotland.