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Celebrate 25 years of Scotland's contemporary art 

From the islands of Orkney to the Scottish Borders, GENERATION shines the spotlight on contemporary art in Scotland in an exciting programme of exhibitions running until November 2014.

This ground-breaking project celebrates the development of contemporary visual art in Scotland over the last 25 years – a time when Scotland has been at the forefront of this field of visual art, and produced a number of award-winning  artists. GENERATION will also play host to a number of former Turner Prize winners and nominees.  

GENERATION will feature the work of over 100 artists in more than 60 venues the length and breadth of Scotland, with all exhibitions FREE to visit. 

The exhibitions take place May until November 2014 as part of the Cultural Programme to mark the XX Commonwealth Games being held in Glasgow this summer.

GENERATION will give visitors who are less familiar with contemporary art the chance to learn and explore, while also engaging a new generation of future artists by encouraging young people between the ages of 12 and 25 to visit GENERATION exhibitions.

Delivered through a partnership between National Galleries of Scotland, Glasgow Life, Creative Scotland, EventScotland and the British Council (Scotland).

GENERATION is a major part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural programme and is a key Homecoming Scotland 2014 partner event. 

For more information, visit the GENERATION website, or check out some other great arts events which are part of Culture 2014. 

The wide-ranging programme will highlight the cultural significance of key moments and works from the past 25 years, featuring seminal pieces from landmark exhibitions and bringing significant works to new audiences in galleries and exhibition spaces across the nation.

Featured artists include:

Charles Avery, Sara Barker, Karla Black, Christine Borland, Martin Boyce, Roddy Buchanan, Steven Campbell, Duncan Campbell, Katy Dove, Graham Fagen, Moyna Flannigan, Douglas Gordon, Ilana Halperin, Charlie Hammond, Iain Hetherington, Louise Hopkins, Callum Innes, Jim Lambie, Lorna Macintyre, Sophie Macpherson, Alan Michael, Rosalind Nashashibi, Toby Paterson, Ciara Phillips, Alex Pollard, Charlotte Prodger, Mary Redmond, John Shankie, David Shrigley, Ross Sinclair, Simon Starling, Clare Stephenson, Corin Sworn, Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan, Cara Tolmie, Sue Tompkins, Hayley Tompkins,  Zoë Walker & Neil Bromwich, Alison Watt, Cathy Wilkes, Richard Wright. 

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