The Travelling Gallery Scottish Arts Council Edinburgh Council Scottish Arts Council Lottery Funded

Autumn 10

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21st August - 13th December 2010


In Partnership with the Scottish National Portrait Gallery's Portrait of the Nation: Live

The Travelling Gallery and National Galleries of Scotland Outreach team collaborated to explore what the concept of the 'nation' means to young Scots. Featuring the work of contemporary Scottish artists - some of whose work was showcased in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery's Rough Cut Nation in 2009 - this exhibition was a graphic representation of the challenge to define what it means to be Scottish.

The interior of the Travelling Gallery was completely transformed by the artists using every available surface and combining a range of media including drawing, painting, spray painting, sculpture, paste-ups and projections to explore themes of identity, landscape, portraiture and culture.

The artists involved were: Fraser Gray, Martin McGuinness, Richard Riach, Rabiya Choudhry, Pete Martin, Andy MacVicar, Mike Inglis and Kirsty Whiten.

You can see a video of the exhibition being created here.

Our Education Officer Jo Arksey, talks about the TG's programme at the Scottish Learning Festival here.

Have a look too at the Rough Cut Nation website.