21 August - 10 December 2004
The TGOZ exhibition featured new work by ten Scottish artists who have all been recipients of the Scottish Arts Council Australia Residency Award, which operated from 1993 to 2003. As part of the award the artists spent up to a year in Australia at Hobart School of Art and Canberra School of Art.
The exhibition explored ideas about place, travel, landscape and people, ideas relevant to both the Travelling Gallery and the artists' residencies in Australia and Tasmania. Exhibits included a vulture inspired hand-knitted jumper by Mandy McIntosh, with a pattern that was distributed on the internet and in the gallery for others to knit, photographs of an inflatable Scottish mountain being erected in the Australian desert by Zoë Walker and a record created using Australian gem stones by Calum Stirling.
The exhibiting artists were: Claire Barclay, Nathalie de Briey, Samantha Clark, Alan Currall, Kevin Henderson, Stephen Hurrel, Mandy McIntosh, Anne Morrison, Calum Stirling and Zoë Walker. For more information on these artists have a look at the TGOZ Artists page.
TGOZ toured throughout Scotland for sixteen weeks, visiting areas from the Shetland and Orkney islands to Dumfries and Galloway. The gallery was visited by over 7500 visitors. Here are some of their comments about the exhibition:
What an excellent surprise! Good work - even appreciated by a 4 year old. Good luck and please come back. Visitor, Dean Castle, Kilmarnock
The tour was amazing. It was so good that you should come back every day. Young visitor, Carbost primary, Skye
Greatly positioned art and wonderful photos. Great guides and perfect paintings.Really helped my art course.You've enthused me and my art. Information is really great and we're impressed. This has made my day at Roukenglen Park wonderful. Visitor, Rouken Glen Park.
Pure Mad Mental Man! Pupil, Deans Community High School
Great fun. Nice to see art in Killie, and Australia, wow, in Ayrshire. Brilliant and a nice variety of stuff to transport me to other worlds. Please keep coming back to Ayrshire - especially out of the big towns! Visitor, Dean Castle, Kilmarnock
See below for the full itinerary and visitor figures of all venues visited by the gallery with the TGOZ exhibition.