This is the first major community outreach project for the new Scottish National Portrait Gallery, culminating in an exciting display at the newly refurbished Gallery in 2013. This nationwide project will be the principal focus of our community outreach activity from 2011-14.
We will work in-depth with communities and local partners in four selected Scottish regions and our fifth project will draw participants from across Scotland. Encounters between the past and the present, the national and the local, will link local heroes, characters and events to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery collection.
Participants will create artworks representing key historical moments relevant to their region. The five projects will be unified through a contemporary video artwork by filmmaker Daniel Warren, to be exhibited in the Contemporary Scotland Gallery at the Portrait Gallery in October 2013.
Spanning key regions and encompassing crucial turning points in the nation’s history, The Nation//Live will add up to a dramatic vision of Scotland’s story as interpreted by its communities today.