Exhibition preview: Travelling Gallery, various venues, Scotland
Custom-built inside a “big beautiful bus”, the Travelling Gallery originally opened to the public in four venues in Edinburgh earlier this month, with a two-date excursion to the more grounded setting of the city centre’s Grassmarket.
© Courtesy Jock Mooney / Vane Gallery
It’s since set off on a tour of schools and various other places across Scotland. Supported by Creative Scotland and the creative divisions of the City of Edinburgh Council, contributors include David Shrigley and, via a series of plaza-style revolving signs advertising climate change, Ellie Harrison’s subversive takes on brazen marketing techniques.
© Courtesy David Shrigley / Stephen Friedman Gallery. Photo: Stephen White
Curator Alison Chisholm says the mixed media show can appear deceptively simple, targeting accessibility for those who step inside the juggernaut.
“So many artists were able to participate,” she adds.
“We have artists who have sent work from South Korea, Japan and the United States, as well as closer to home.
“Overall the exhibition has a summery, colourful look with something fun for everyone to enjoy.”