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Venice Biennale Beckons for Artist Jenny Sprenger

Jenny Sprenger

Photo, Alan Dimmick, Cove Park, 2019

Jenny Sprenger an art student  from the University of Highlands and Islands, Orkney College, has been selected to take part in the Professional Development Programme as part of the Scotland + Venice 2019 exhibition during this year’s Biennale of Art in Venice.

Exhibition Assistant Jenny Sprenger will join a team of 17 participants from across Scotland. The Professional Development Programme offers an opportunity to support Scotland’s presentation of new video work by Charlotte Prodger during the Biennale Arte 2019 which runs from May to November 2019.

Jenny Sprenger said:

“I am both thrilled and honoured to have been selected to be part of this opportunity, and I am looking forward to the chance to connect with other artists and see world class contemporary art in the flesh.”

Cove Park – an international artists residency centre based in Scotland – is spearheading the Scotland + Venice Professional Development Programme.

This year, in addition to partnering with six Scottish Art Schools and Colleges, the Programme will benefit from new collaborations with the Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN) and Templar Arts and Leisure Centre (talc), Argyll and Bute. The aim is to open up this opportunity beyond those currently in further or higher education to help address the significant barriers that people can face in pursuing or progressing a professional career in the visual arts.

As key members of the Scotland + Venice team at the exhibition space, the 17 team members will have a unique and valuable opportunity to stay in Venice, learn new skills, develop professional and international networks and gain professional experience in the unique setting of the Venice Biennale, one of the world’s biggest and most prestigious contemporary visual arts festivals.

Colleges, organisations and individuals taking part are:

  • City of Glasgow College: Emma Blackhall
  • Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art : Kaya Fraser and Katheryne Morrison
  • Edinburgh College of Art: Aisling Ward, Eleanor Beale, Frances Driscoll and Maria Oliver Smith
  • Glasgow School of Art: Harvey Dimond, Aki Hassan and Soorin Shin
  • Gray’s School of Art: Courtney Barr and Lauren Fergusson
  • Templar Arts and Leisure Centre (talc.): Grace Carroll and Isaac Stanesby
  • Scottish Contemporary Arts Network (SCAN): Thomas Abercromby and Foxy
  • University of Highlands and Islands: Jenny Sprenger
Cove Venice group

Photo, Alan Dimmick, Cove Park, 2019

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