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

Waste Management

The Travelling Gallery Autumn 2011 exhibition, Waste Management, brings together two contemporary artists, both with an interest in transforming the familiar. Jonathan Owen and Charlie Hammond show new 3-dimensional works - as well as a series of collaborative new screen prints which form the core of the installation.

Both artists have been known to change the appearance of objects around them and use dark humour and absurdity in their work. Because of this balance of contrasts and shared concerns, this promises to be a fascinating and playful exhibition for all ages.


Jonathan Owen
Recent sculptural work by Jonathan Owen has seen his carving skills completely transform domestic objects - coat stands and coat hooks from Habitat, starburst clocks and touristic ornaments have been delicately carved into whilst retaining the original structure. Jonathan Owen specialises in a kind of elegant vandalism. By reducing his subjects he delicately examines the essential qualities of an object or image, transforming their entire meaning and presenting the viewer with the curiously unexpected.

Jonathan Owen has exhibited widely within the UK and also recently in Melbourne and Warsaw. His work is included in collections of the Henry Moore Foundation, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, the City Art Centre, Edinburgh, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Paisley Art Gallery. He lives and works in Edinburgh.

Charlie Hammond
In Charlie Hammond's paintings and sculptures a dysfunctional suburbia of broken wheelie bins, ring roads, and exploding vehicles provide the satirical backdrop to a disturbingly familiar world in which progress is measured out by polite discussion on radio 4. Hammond's universe subjects the advocates of improvement schemes to a cartoon buffoonery, rendering them both ridiculous and pitiful.

Since graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 2002 Charlie Hammond has exhibited his paintings and sculptures in many significant galleries world-wide including one-person shows in Miami Beach, Los Angeles and New York. He is represented by Sorcha Dallas Gallery and lives and works in Glasgow.
Both Jonathan and Charlie will be running talks and other educational events throughout the tour.
For further information please call Alison Chisholm, Travelling Gallery Curator on 0131 529 3682

 The Travelling Gallery will visit the following areas with the Waste Management exhibition.
Please see our website or facebook page for daily updates on locations:

Thu 25 August City Art Centre 12noon - 5pm
Fri 26 August Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two 10am - 6pm
Sat 27 August Portobello High Street 11am - 6pm
Mon 29 August South Queensferry Prom 11am - 5pm
Tue 30 August Edinburgh Park 11am - 6pm
Wed 31 August Craigmillar Art Centre 10:30 - 3:30pm

6 - 10 September - Skye
12 - 23 September - Highlands
26 - 30 September - Aberdeenshire
4 - 8 October - Perth and Kinross
17 - 21 October - East Ayrshire
24 - 28 October - Scottish Borders
31 October - 4 November - Dumfries and Galloway
7 - 11 November - East Ayrshire
28 November - 2 December - Midlothian
5 - 9 December - Edinburgh

 Images are available.
Please email travellinggallery@edinburgh.gov.uk or call 0131 529 3682.