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

Spring 07

   April 12th - June 29th 2007

The first exhibition in the new Travelling Gallery featured six artists whose work was inspired by architecture and the built environment.

Artwork included intricate cut-paper drawings by Cath Campbell, a video animation which created a city skyline from pieces of litter by Donna Conlon, sci-fi inspired computer animation by Will Duke and perspex wall pieces by Toby Paterson. Suzie Wright created digital images of the Scottish landscape, and Matthew Houlding made a collaged 3D installation of a fantastical tropical building specially for the gallery.

The exhibition toured across Scotland and was visited by more than 10,000 people, including one day when there were over 900 visitors, a record for the gallery. Here are some comments visitors made about the exhibition:

"A bit like wondering into an alternative dimension...I liked the building movie, rather hypnotising" Visitor, Falcon Square, Inverness

"It makes your eyes think" Pupil, Bent Primary School

"The varied exhibits offered something for every pupil to take away and think about - hopefully they will be inspired" Teacher, Turriff Academy

" Very thought provoking, covering contemporary issues." Teacher, Gordon Schools

"Glad we got to see this, Cath Campbell's work is beautiful" Visitor, City Art Centre

"Lots of textures, sizes, media - I enjoyed this immensely" Visitor, City Art Centre

You can see Catriona Black's review of the exhibition and the new gallery, which featured in the Sunday Herald, here.

The exhibition was accompanied by the Travelling Gallery education programme, which included artist-led workshops, an education pack and a free booklet for every visitor. To see more of the artwork inspired by the exhibition have a look at our online gallery. If you would like one of the booklets that accompanied the exhibition please send us an email.



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