Art unlocked with SCAN this November

9 Nov 2022

Platform's Arts & Communities Lead Margaret McCormick recently attended the #ArtUnlocks event, hosted by Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN) at the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh. The event welcomed members and funders, and looked back at SCAN's #ArtUnlocks campaign which started in spring 2021, sharing with MSPs the amazing work that artists and arts organisations undertake in communities across the country. 

SCAN Director Moira Jeffrey looked back on a summer of campaigning and reflected on the challenges now facing Scotland’s creative communities. Attendees also heard from artist Alberta Whittle, who is representing Scotland at the Venice Biennale this year and MSP Jenni Minto Argyle and Bute who spoke at the event.

Margaret said: "Thank you to SCAN for inviting us to attend the #ArtUnlocks parliamentary event at the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood. #ArtUnlocks is such an important campaign and really highlighted the work that takes place within contemporary art. It very thought provoking and also provided a great opportunity to catch up with friends and peers in our industry, as well as hearing what SCAN's future plans are.

"We were delighted that artist Alice Dansey-Wright was able to join us and share a selection of her artworks that featured in the recent exhibition ‘Artist Studio’ at Platform.It was a wonderful chance to share further insight into working with our art groups online and in person, during and after lockdowns."

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