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

Spring 2013


Travelling Gallery tours Scotland with 'Turquoise Heid' Exhibition

This curiously named Travelling Gallery exhibition is 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, performance, collage and painting, the exhibition will include 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 disguises sometimes complex processes and skills but also makes the exhibition instantly accessible to audiences of all ages.

'Turquoise Heid' includes work by artists Matthew Barnes, Olivia Bee, Yeodoo Jung, Peter McDonald, Alex Millar, Jock Mooney, Kim Rugg, Yukako Sakakura and David Shrigley.

Visitors can also look out for artist Ellie Harrison's Early Warning Sign which the Travelling Gallery is hosting in 2013 and which will sit outside the vehicle at every location we visit throughout Scotland. Utilising the brazen marketing techniques of capitalism, the sign attempts to grab the attention of passers-by: to remind them of the consequences of excessive consumption and to force climate change back on the agenda. The harder the wind blows, the faster they go! www.ellieharrison.com.

The Travelling Gallery is a custom-built, mobile, contemporary art space inside a big beautiful bus. Supported by Creative Scotland, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the Museums and Arts Division of the City of Edinburgh Council, the Travelling Gallery brings high quality contemporary art exhibitions and events to schools and communities throughout Scotland.

The exhibition will tour in the Travelling Gallery until June 2013, to schools and other venues in Angus, South Ayrshire, West Lothian, Falkirk, Clackmannanshire, Stirling, Aberdeenshire, Highlands and Perth and Kinross.