Lessons in Welcome : Alberta Whittle schools workshops

“How do we feel about our communities changing? Do we think we need borders?

An opportunity to paint, draw, collage and make, this workshop on belonging will invite participants to come together to make and think about how Scotland is changing and how we feel about those changes.

This workshop will be taught by Artist Alberta Whittle and is based on her painting series ‘Lessons in Welcome’ which is being exhibited in The Travelling Gallery’s Spring touring show.  The Travelling Gallery is available to visit school in Lewis and Harris from Wednesday 5th till Monday 10th June.

Workshops available Wed 5th – Fri 7th June in your school. 

Suitable for Upper Primary or S1 – S3. 

The workshop is free.  Call our Education team on 01851 708493 to book.

Alberta Whittle is an artist, researcher and curator. She was a RAW Academie Fellow at RAW Material in Dakar in 2018 and is the Margaret Tait Award winner for 2018/9.  Informed by diasporic conversations, Alberta considers radical self-love and collective care key methods in battling anti-blackness. Her practice involves choreographing interactive installations, using film, sculpture and performance as site-specific artworks in public and private spaces.

Alberta has exhibited and performed in various solo and group shows, including at GoMA, Glasgow (2019), The City Arts Centre, Edinburgh (2019), The Showroom, London (2018), National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (2018), RAW Material, Dakar (2018), FADA Gallery, Johannesburg (2018), the Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg (2017), FRAMER FRAMED, Amsterdam (2015), Goethe On Main, Johannesburg (2015), at the Johannesburg Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale, Venice (2015), and BOZAR, Brussels (2014), amongst others. The Contemporary Art Research Collection at Edinburgh College of Art recently purchased several of her works.

In Spring 2019, Alberta will be showing her work as part of ‘displaced’ at The Travelling Gallery touring various locations Scotland.