Some of the artists employed to invigilate the Selective Memory exhibition in Venice, along with Gallery Education staff who had seen the Scottish Pavilion there, gave free 30-minute guided tours of the exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. These tours, which took place on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the exhibition’s run, enabled gallery visitors to explore the themes and ideas behind the work with people who knew it well.
Spin Visit to the Venice Biennale (Oct 2005)
A four-day tour of the Venice Biennale was organised for Spin, our contemporary art members group. This tour included visits to the Giardini and the Arsenale, the two key sites of the Biennale, to the Scottish Pavilion to view Selective Memory, and also to some of the thirty other exhibitions spread across the city.
Teachers’ Preview Evening
A private view of the Selective Memory exhibition, organised by the Galleries’ Schools Education Officer, gave school teachers a chance to focus on the works and discuss them in an informal fashion. Gallery educators were on hand to advise on group visits and extending gallery learning to the classroom.