The Nation//Live is an exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery from 5 October 2013 to 4 May 2014. It features works of art created during five community outreach projects, which investigate the contemporary relevance of major transformations in Scottish history. Inspired by work from the Portrait Gallery collection, artists led local groups in four locations -- Clydebank, Inverness, Dumfriesshire and Skye -- to explore the impact of themes that define the national narrative.
The centrepiece of the exhibition is a feature-length documentary, directed by Daniel Warren, which tells the story of the project.
A performance of film and music
Featuring performances of music from around the world
Wounded Knee (Scotland)
Davno Polish Choir (Poland, Ukraine, Russia)
Do the Gods Speak Esperanto (Scotland, USA, IRELAND)
Rosita Bowcutt (The Philippines)
Glasgow Film Theatre
A limited edition project catalogue containing a DVD of the film, a 10’’ vinyl record and MP3 download code will be available for sale on the night.
You can also purchase a copy from the National Galleries of Scotland webshop or at the following independent record stores: Love Music or Monorail Music in Glasgow or Underground Solushn or Coda Music in Edinburgh.
The Nation//Live exhibition is currently on display in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh.