visual art

Invited Artists

This year Hidden Door’s Creative Director, in collaboration with the Royal Scottish Academy, has invited 9 artists and artist-collaborations to create new work for the festival. This includes artists who have worked with Hidden Door before, and artists new to the event, working across a range of disciplines, from performance and projection to sculpture. Hidden Door is excited to give these artists a platform to create ambitious new projects and believes that these are artists who have the potential to make a great impact on the Scottish cultural landscape.

Selected Artists

In addition to the Invited Programme, we put out a call for proposals for artists from all over Scotland who wanted to use Hidden Door to develop a project and show it to an audience of thousands. After hundreds of proposals came in, a selection panel of artists and guest selectors chose 30 projects that were dynamic, original, and had depth and substance, and that would show a cross section of the best visual art emerging in Scotland right now.

2016 Supporters and sponsors

Creative Scotland Lottery Year of Architecture Innovation and Design 2016 PRS for Music Foundation
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