LUX Scotland Collection Project

LUX Scotland is currently undertaking a series of public events over the coming years with the intention of establishing a new distribution collection of artists’ moving image based in Scotland. The intention for the LUX Scotland Collection project is not only to promote and make this work publicly accessible on both a national and international level, but also to explore how such a collection might function as a way of consolidating a history or tradition of moving image culture in Scotland.

LUX Scotland’s collection building process is conceived as an open research project, working in consultation with the arts community across Scotland over the next few years. Through these public events and discussions, we hope to open out some of the questions around what it means to establish such a collection and what should be included, as well as acknowledge some of the precedents for collection building that already exist within Scotland.

Towards a Scottish Collection of Artists’ Moving Image

CCA, Glasgow, Friday 13 January 2017

What does it mean to build a Scottish collection of artists’ moving image? What should such a collection comprise and what functions should it fulfil? What might be distinctive about the tradition and culture of artists’ moving image in Scotland? How might a collection encompass a history of this work?

Kicking off our LUX Scotland Collection project, ‘Towards a Scottish Collection of Artists’ Moving Image’ sought to explore these questions through a panel discussion and screening programme entitled ‘Five Propositions’, in which five people working in different roles within the Scottish arts sector were invited to make a personal proposition for a work that should be included in the collection.

Panel Discussion: listen via Soundcloud

Pannelists included: Julie-Ann Delaney (Curator, Scottish National Galleries of Modern Art), William Fowler (Curator of Artists’ Moving Image, BFI National Archive), Cloudberry MacLean (Co-founder, Curator, GLITCH Film Festival), Adam Lockhart (Archivist, Visual Research Centre, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design) and Francis McKee (Director, CCA Glasgow). The panel was chaired by writer and academic researcher, Sarah Neely (University of Stirling).

Five Propositions: listen via Soundcloud

‘Five Propositions’ included:

Moira Jeffrey (Writer): Rosalind Nashashibi & Lucy Skaer, Flash in the Metropolitan, 2006
Alexander Hetherington (Artist, curator and writer): Sarah Forrest, The Pot, 2015
Alexander Storey-Gordon (Artist): Stuart Gurden, Awl-love, 2006
Dr Sarah Smith (Head of Art Context & Theory, GSA): Duncan Campbell, Bernadette, 2008
Anne-Marie Copestake (Artist): Margaret Tait, On the Mountain, 1973

These recordings are also available in written format for those who may require it. If you would like to receive a copy, please email us at

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