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

Spring 12

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1st March - 15th June 2013

Matthew Barnes - Weathered - Neon sculpture small.jpg The Spring 2013 exhibition was a busy group show of established and emerging artists from both home and abroad, working in a broad range of media including drawing, animation, film, sculpture, photography, painting and digital media. The exhibition included artists who use a playful, childlike, feel good essence in their work, sometimes hiding darker depths but more often making us smile. The simplicity and low-tech nature of many of the artworks disguised sometimes complex processes and skills but also made the exhibition instantly accessible to audiences of all ages.

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David Shrigley showed a selection of works including painting, animation and sculpture.

Matthew Barnes is more well known for his urban photography, but his neon sculpture, exhibited at Summerhall during the Edinburgh Art Festival 2012, brightened up the cloudiest day on tour.

Yukako Sakakura - When did I know where I am - dvd small.jpgJapanese artist Yukako Sakakura graduated from the Glasgow School of Art painting and printmaking department in 2008. For this exhibition she exhibited her chaotic videos, where she performs with various kitchen appliances.

Recent graduate, Alex Millar showed his playful animation entitled Totem.

Other exhibiting artists were Jock Mooney, Kim Rugg, Yeondoo Jung, Olivia Bee and Peter McDonald.

During this exhibition the Travelling Gallery was host to Ellie Harrison's 'Adopt a Sign' project which was installed outside the Travelling Gallery in every location during the tour.

The gallery travelled throughout Scotland with the exhibition, from the Highlands to South Ayrshire. A full itinerary and visitor figures can be downloaded below, along with the poster and leaflet that accompanied the exhibition.

TOP IMAGE: Matthew Barnes 'Weathered', neon sculpture
BOTTOM IMAGE: Yukako Sakakura 'Is it funny to look at your reality?' DVD