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27th July – 4th November 2018

Preview 26th July 6.30pm – 8.30pm


From Lerwick to Dumfries and Renfrew to Dunbar, for the last forty years Travelling Gallery has taken art to every part of the country so that people from every background and community have had the opportunity to engage with excellent, experimental and inspiring art practices.

Housed within a newly commissioned and site-specific installation by Scottish artist Mike Inglis, an active programme of talks and events will provide a platform for bigger discussions on the accessibility and diversity of contemporary art in Scotland. The programme will not only celebrate the important and integral work of Travelling Gallery but will explore and test its values within today's contemporary context, advocating for its vision that we live in a Country in which everyone has the opportunity to experience and engage in the arts.

Travelling Gallery’s rich and socially important archive will also be shown for the first time alongside some of the original artwork from its incredible exhibitions history. The presentation will celebrate the enjoyment and excellence that has embodied the organisation since its inception in the late 70’s and will allow the viewer to reflect on the last forty years of the Scottish visual art scene.


Image credit: Archive image of the Travelling Gallery bus, Photograph courtesy of the Travelling Gallery.

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