28th February - 15th June 2005
OUT OF THE ORDINARY examined how contemporary artists explore the traditional genre of still life. The exhibition showed work in a wide variety of media including painting, sculpture, photography, installation and film, all of which stretched the boundaries of Still Life beyond our initial perceptions.
Exhibits included a luscious fruit still life by Caroline McCarthy, created from coloured toilet paper, and an elegant display of intricate glass works made from throwaway plastic bottles by Gerd Rohling.
The exhibiting artists were Sarah Lynch, Caroline McCarthy, Gerd Rohling, Jane Simpson, Hanneline Visnes, Malcolm Benzie, Jock Mooney, Yvonne Mullock and Richard Walker. For more information on these artists have a look at the Out of the Ordinary Artists page.
The exhibition toured across Scotland from Caithness to Dumfries and Galloway, and was visited by over 9000 people. Here are some of their comments about the exhibition:
"Super! Everything was not what it seems. This made my children think. Such talented artists. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!" Jennifer Carter
"I enjoyed the exhibition very much - as an art student I appreciate the work and feeling that has gone into the pieces."
"S.U.P.E.R.B - different to say the least but v.interesting. Liked the use of toilet roll."
"Broadened children's ideas about Art. Made them think of how the artists established a particular mood or feeling." Teacher, Biggar