V&A Dundee to Embark on National Tour in 2015 in the Travelling Gallery
The Travelling Gallery Spring 2015 exhibition and tour is a collaboration with V&A Dundee and the Travelling Gallery will look very different both inside and out.
The tour will take exhibits, designers and the V&A Dundee team across the country, connecting communities with Scotland's design heritage and raising awareness of the talent in Scotland's present-day design industries, inspiring creativity along the way.
The exhibition concept, brought to life by DJCAD-trained designer Gabrielle Underwood, will showcase seven innovative designers currently working with digital technology to push the boundaries of their discipline within games, product, jewellery, fashion, textiles and built heritage.
Featuring designers Geoffrey Mann, Sophia George, Anarkik3D, Sara Robertson and Sarah Taylor, Lynne MacLachlan, the Digital Design Studio and leading fashion designer Holly Fulton, the exhibition was curated in a typically innovative fashion, with an expert advisory group contributing their suggestions for content through a series of dedicated Pinterest boards.
Alongside the exhibition, V&A Dundee is working with Dundee-based developers eeGeo to develop an innovative new mobile app. The DesignScotland app, free to download for iOS and Android, uses innovative 3D mapping technology to virtually track the tour and importantly, highlight stories of Scotland's extraordinary heritage across the last 300 years. Alongside this, users will be encouraged to pin their favourite Scottish design icons and objects to the map, sharing their own thoughts, ideas and stories of Scottish creativity.
The tour will launch in Dundee on February 13 before embarking on a 17-week journey visiting 78 venues including secondary schools and art colleges, museums, community centres and libraries with a final stop planned at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London in June.
Alongside the exhibition and app there will be an exciting programme of events and activities to inspire people of all ages and abilities to get involved in and have fun with design creativity.
Design in Motion is the second V&A Dundee project to benefit from funding from players of People's Postcode Lottery.