26 February - 23 June 2011
Drawn In was a group show highlighting the use of drawing within various media including sculpture, film and installation. It was a fascinating exploration of drawing as a tool for unlocking the imagination. Funding from The Esmeé Fairbairn Foundation and Creative Scotland enabled us to commission the following 3 artists to create new work specifically for the Travelling Gallery space:
Recently, Katy Dove was commissioned by BBC Scotland to create a new work inspired by winter landscapes for the new BBC building in Glasgow. For the Travelling Gallery exhibition she was able to develop the landscape element by creating a new animation inspired by research of some of the localities visited by the Travelling Gallery during the tour.
For the Travelling Gallery exhibition, Swiss born artist Franziska Furter installed 2 new site-specific sculptural drawings inspired by the space.
Glasgow based artist Rob Churm was commissioned to apply a large scale drawing directly onto the walls of the Travelling Gallery. His use of surreal and contemporary imagery often inspired by club culture related well to our predominately young audience.
Other artists also exhibited existing works, including Alex Frost from Glasgow, Sachiko Abe from Japan who recently performed at the Liverpool Biennale, Sara and Wout Bomans from Belgium, Richard Forster and Nicolas Party.
The exhibition also displayed sketchbooks from the exhibiting artists as well as other artists involved in the Education Programme.
The exhibition toured to the following areas: Midlothian, East Ayrshire, Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire, Scottish Borders, Edinburgh, Perth and Kinross, Angus, Highlands, Western Isles, Moray and Shetland. For full itinerary and visitor figures please see the document below:
TOP IMAGE: Katy Dove
MIDDLE IMAGE: Franziska Furter
BOTTOM IMAGE: Rob Churm