Travelling Gallery takes David Shrigley and friends across Scotland in "big beautiful bus"

By Culture24 Reporter | 21 March 2013

Exhibition preview: Travelling Gallery, various venues, Scotland

A photo of a large turquoise sculpted head
Jock Mooney, Turquoise Heid. Plastic modelling compound© Courtesy Jock Mooney / Vane Gallery
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.

An image of a painting of an abstract turquoise create on multiple long spindly legs
David Shrigley Untitled. Acrylic on paper© Courtesy David Shrigley / Stephen Friedman Gallery. Photo: Stephen White
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.

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.”

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