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Opening talk: Alberta Whittle | create dangerously (in person)

Scottish National Gallery Hawthornden Lecture Theatre
  • Friday 31 March, 12.45–1.45pm

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This event is fully booked.


To mark the opening of her major solo exhibition at Modern One artist Alberta Whittle will be in conversation with chief curator Lucy Askew. The largest showing of the artist's work to date, this immersive exhibition addresses the brutality of colonialism and racism through a lens of compassion and collective care.

Space is very limited, please do not come to this event without a pre-booked ticket. To meet demand we are also offering an online live stream of the event.

Photograph of an installation by Alberta Whittle

Alberta Whittle, Entanglement is more than blood, 2022.

Tapestry woven by Dovecot Studios.

Cotton, linen, whaling rope, fishing rope, Venetian trading beads, children's hair clips, manillas, and cowrie shells; steel.

Co-commissioned by Scotland+Venice and Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh. Tapestry by Dovecot Studios. Installation view 'deep dive (pause) uncoiling memory', Scotland + Venice, 59th Venice Biennale, 2022. Courtesy of the artist and The Modern Institute / Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow. Photo: Cristiano Corte.

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Detailed information on accessibility at the National Galleries of Scotland

We are currently working on improving our galleries. During this time some rooms will be closed and some facilities will be temporarily removed. There will be limited disabled access to some areas.

There is limited on street parking close by including for those with a blue badge.

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  • Café
  • Restaurant
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The Scottish National Gallery can be found just off Princes Street in the city centre.

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  • Open daily, 10am–5pm
The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

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