The Travelling Gallery will embark on its Scottish tour this Friday (23 August) with a new autumn exhibition - ‘THIS LAND’ - presenting a beautifully alternative view of the Scottish landscape.
Inspired by the Year of Natural Scotland, the Travelling Gallery’s autumn exhibition presents an alternative view of the Scottish landscape, through works by artists with a diverse range of practices.
Exhibits will include paintings by Henry Coombes and a series of works exploring the history, geology and politics of the island of Rockall by Andy Holden. Hannah Imlach uses sculpture and photography to explore new environments and find connections between the landscape and the human body, while Michael Reisch and Iain Sarjeant both show photographs which focus on interaction between natural and man-made environments.
Visitors will also be able to enjoy a complementary programme of films, postcards, sketchbooks and other works to support the exhibition.
The Travelling Gallery is a custom-built, mobile, contemporary art space inside a big beautiful bus. Supported by Creative Scotland, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the City of Edinburgh Council, the Travelling Gallery brings high quality contemporary art exhibitions and events to schools and communities throughout Scotland.
Edinburgh will be the first stop on the gallery’s Scottish-wide tour, stationed in a variety of locations around the Capital between 23 August and 30 August.
Councillor Richard Lewis, the city’s Culture and Sport Convener, said: “Yet again the Travelling Gallery curators have devised a fascinating exhibition which I am sure will delight crowds across Scotland. As a Council we’re committed to making art and culture as accessible as possible to a variety of people, and what could be more accessible than a mobile gallery? I hope everyone takes the opportunity to pay the Travelling Gallery a visit when it comes to town.”
The Travelling Gallery will be open to the public at the following venues in Edinburgh, as part of Edinburgh Art Festival:
Friday 23 August City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE 11am - 6pm
Saturday 24 August City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE 11am - 6pm
Tuesday 27 August Hawes Promenade, South Queensferry EH30 9TB 11am - 5pm
Wednesday 28 August Festival Square, Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9SR 11am - 5pm
Thursday 29 August Drylaw Neighbourhood Centre,67b Groathill Road North
Edinburgh EH4 2SA 2pm - 5pm
Friday 30 August High Street, Portobello (Outside Bank of Scotland)
EH15 1AG 11am - 5pm
The Travelling Gallery will then tour to the following areas:
2 – 13 September – Highlands
16 – 20 September – Lewis and Harris
23 – 24 September – Uists
28 September – 3 October – Shetland
7 – 11 October – Perth & Kinross
21 – 25 October – Renfrewshire
28 October – 8 November – South Ayrshire
11 – 15 November – Midlothian
18 – 22 November – Renfrewshire
25 – 29 November – Edinburgh
3 – 7 December – Angus
10 December – West Lothian
The Travelling Gallery, City Art Centre, 2 Market Street Edinburgh EH1 1DE