‘Confluence of North’ is an artist-led exchange project between four artists in Scotland and four artists from Spirit of North in Japan, leading to a series of exhibitions and events engaging additional artists and audiences in both countries.

The project addresses the idea that ‘North’ is always conditional, a direction rather than a location, and that our ideas about it can be fundamental to how we see and relate to our own life and culture. 

It focuses on developing new working structures and processes, engaging artists separated by geographical distance, and supporting Scottish artists through both newly commissioned and pre-existing artworks. Through real-time international digital links and a final publication, it will connect artists with audiences in both countries.