• Tuesday 5 September / Tuesday 24 October, 6–8pm
£14, Friends only

Booking essential


Join Lucy Askew, Chief Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, for a guided tour through Alberta Whittle | create dangerously, by the celebrated Barbadian-Scottish artist. Offering an encounter with the remarkable breadth and richness of her practice, the exhibition includes the two major installations Alberta created for the Venice Biennale in 2022, where she represented Scotland to critical acclaim. Alberta explores the history and legacies of the transatlantic slave trade, Scotland and the UK’s role in Empire, and the violence of colonialism which continues to permeate society today. Alberta examines these subjects with generosity and compassion, centring care as a means of resisting racism.

Alberta Whittle, Entanglement is more than blood, 2022. Tapestry woven by Dovecot Studios. Collection: National Galleries of Scotland. Purchased with assistance from Lesley Knox 2023. Co-commissioned by Scotland+Venice and Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh. Photo: Neil Hanna.

Event accessibility

Event accessibility

  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop

Gallery facilities

Detailed information on accessibility at the National Galleries of Scotland

Parking for visitors is available at both Modern One and Modern Two. A donation is requested of £5 for up to 4 hours and £9 for 4-8 hours. Our payment meters have contactless capability. There is free accessible parking for blue badge holders.

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accessible toilets
  • Changing places toilet
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • Disabled parking
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Buggy park
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack
  • Parking
  • Café
Getting here

Getting here

The Modern is located 15 minutes’ walk from Princes Street. It includes two buildings, Modern One and Modern Two, set in a beautiful sculpture park.

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  • Open daily, 10am–5pm
  • Open daily, 10am–5pm
73 & 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR

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Alberta Whittle Tour

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