Curatorial development in Scotland

Rocca Gutteridge

Rocca is an artist and freelance arts worker. She has exhibited her work widely and produced a number of sculptural commissions before completing a sponsored MA in Contemporary Art Theory in 2009. Since then, her practice has increasingly followed the direction of events, production and curation. Such examples include a Japan Arts Trust funded travelling exhibition based in Tokyo and Kyoto. And Big Prom On The Promenade, a large-scale community tea dance attended by 300 people along Portobello Promenade in 2010 commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival and Big Things on The Beach. Rocca has run community radio stations, launched the ongoing contemporary arts discussion network Artachat in 2009 ( and set up Glasgow based artist run space Ten til Ten.

Rocca was Artist in Residence at Deveron Arts in summer 2011 and is currently the 2011/12 Artist in Residence at Edinburgh Mela Festival as part of the Creative Scotland Partners residency supported by Scottish Natural Heritage and Forestry Commission Scotland. She is also Artist in Residence at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop and is currently embarking on an ambitious project, as director of a new contemporary arts organization in Kampala, Uganda. As she will be based in Scotland and Uganda, a key role for her new venture is to maintain international links within the UK art scene and to capitalise upon her Scottish arts experience.