The Gold Medal of 1903 was designed by Katie Joyce Harris of London. Harris entered the international competition to design…
Since 1938 the British Council has managed the British Pavilion in Venice, commissioning British artists at the longest-running, most prestigious international art biennial in the world.
On this site you can explore the rich history of the British Pavilion from 1895 to the present, illustrated by a variety of current and newly comissioned media. You will also find further details of the Venice Architecture Biennale and our ongoing collaborations with exhibitions from other UK nations.
Graham Fagen will represent Scotland for the 'Scotland + Venice 2015' presentation and Helen Sear will represent 'Cymru yn Fenis/Wales in Venice'.
'A Clockwork Jerusalem’, a collaboration between FAT Architecture and Crimson Architectural Historians, was presented at the British Pavilion in Venice.
Our Visual Arts Department promotes British artists through a range of activities and events including touring exhibitions, workshops and study programmes both in the UK and abroad. Read more about our work and our Collection of contemporary art on our Visual Arts pages....
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