Celestial Meditations I
About the work
Place: Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, 100 Parliament Street
About the artist
Alberta Whittle currently lives between Scotland, Barbados and South Africa. After studying BA Fine Art at the Glasgow School of Art, she completed an MFA in Fine Arts at Edinburgh College of Art in 2011. Working across media, an exploration of land and sea is central to her practice, as well as an affinity for history, myth and storytelling. Winner of the Margaret Tait Award in 2018/19, Whittle has exhibited widely since 2010 including at Art Night London, British Art Show 9, Liverpool Biennial, Glasgow International (2021); National Galleries of Scotland, the Havana Biennale (both 2019); and at the Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg (2017). In 2020 she was awarded a Turner Bursary, the Frieze Artist Award and a Henry Moore Foundation Artist Award. She is currently a Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg. Whittle represents Scotland at the 59th Biennale di Venezia in 2022.
Alberta Whittle (1980 - )
- Celestial Meditations I
- Number 1 in an edition of 5, plus 2 artist's proofs
- C-type print
- Work unframed. Perspex fronted print, dry mounted onto aluminium. Very fragile corners and edges.
- Purchased from the artist March 2021, through the Art XUK project 2020-21
- The artist; from whom purchased by UK Government Art Collection, 31 March 2021
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