We are delighted to announce that Abigail Webster has joined the LUX Scotland team as Programme Producer (Scotland + Venice). Abigail will be organising and delivering a programme of screenings of Alberta Whittle’s new work, commissioned by Scotland + Venice and Forma.
Abigail Webster (she/her) is a producer based in Edinburgh. She has previously coordinated projects at Edinburgh Art Festival, Scottish Youth Theatre, and Embassy Gallery, and is currently a postgraduate research student in Visual Cultures at BxNU Institute, Northumbria University.
LUX Scotland is a non-profit agency dedicated to supporting, developing and promoting artists’ moving image practices in Scotland. Working at the intersection of the contemporary visual arts and film sectors, our core activities include public exhibition and touring projects, learning and professional development for artists and arts professionals, distribution, commissioning and production support, research and sector advocacy. From our base in Glasgow, we work with a growing network of national and international partners, including museums, contemporary art organisations, film festivals and educational institutions, to deliver our programme.
Scotland + Venice is a major, international project designed to promote the best of contemporary art and architecture from Scotland on the world stage. Founded in 2003 the project supports the development of new work, fosters international connections and exchange, and positions Scotland as a vibrant place for creative and cultural production. Scotland + Venice is a partnership between Creative Scotland, British Council Scotland, National Galleries Scotland, Architecture & Design Scotland. V&A Dundee and the Scottish Government.
Forma is a contemporary arts organisation based in London. Driven by artists and their ideas, they develop collaborative interdisciplinary projects that challenge existing practices, span multiple artistic disciplines and demand new levels of ambition.
Art Fund is the national fundraising charity for art. It provides millions of pounds every year to help museums to acquire and share works of art across the UK, further the professional development of their curators, and inspire more people to visit and enjoy their public programmes. Art Fund is independently funded, supported by the 130,000 members who buy the National Art Pass.
Alberta Whittle is an artist, researcher, and curator. Her creative practice is motivated by the desire to manifest self-compassion and collective care as key methods in battling anti-blackness. She choreographs interactive installations, using film, sculpture, and performance as site-specific artworks in public and private spaces.