All aboard! Travelling Gallery stopping off in Drylaw

Posted on 19/07/2014 by


The Travelling Gallery at Calton Hill EdinburghThe Travelling Gallery is off on it’s travels again and Drylaw Neighbourhood Centre will be one  of the destinations as the bus embarks on a five-month tour of Scotland.

For the past 25 years the Travelling Gallery has played an active part in exhibiting and promoting Scottish artists, so it is delighted to be part of GENERATION, a nationwide celebration of contemporary art in Scotland, which is taking place in over 60 venues throughout the country this year.

GENERATION: TG is a group exhibition which includes five Scottish artists; Laura Aldridge, Craig Coulthard, Mandy McIntosh, Hanna Tuulikki and David Sherry.

The exhibition will present new commissions alongside developments of existing works. A hand-made, craft element links all of the works in the exhibition, which include ceramics, textile wall hangings, digital animation, drawings, sculpture, film, performance and song.

The exhibition also includes a film of the artists talking about their work to pupils from Edinburgh schools, which was made in collaboration with Pilton-based Screen Education Edinburgh (formerly Pilton Video). The exhibition includes a short film of the artists talking about their work to pupils from three Edinburgh schools in collaboration with SEE (Screen Education Edinburgh).

The schools involved were Craigroyston, Holyrood and Portobello High Schools. All the pupils met with the artists, often in their studios, and asked them questions about their art and life as an artist. A programme of workshops, run by SEE, introduced the pupils to the film equipment, interviewing techniques and editing skills. The film will be available on YouTube and at

The Travelling Gallery is a mobile contemporary art gallery, custom-built in a big, beautiful bus. The gallery is supported by Creative Scotland, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Edinburgh Museums and Galleries, a division of the City of Edinburgh Council.

The GENERATION: TG exhibition has been curated specifically for this unique space, and will travel the length and breadth of Scotland, visiting schools, high streets, community centres, and many other venues on the way. Travelling Gallery staff are always available to give formal, and not so formal, presentations on the exhibition at every stop.

Councillor Richard Lewis, Culture and Sport Convenor for the City of Edinburgh Council, said: “Once again the Travelling Gallery is set to be a fascinating exhibition which will draw crowds from communities across Scotland.

“This year, I am particularly looking forward to a short film that has been developed for the exhibition which includes artists talking about their work to pupils from Edinburgh schools. Another highlight will be seeing the bus when it returns to the City Art Centre as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival in August.”

GENERATION: TG is part of GENERATION: a major, nation-wide exhibition programme showcasing some of the best and most significant artists to have emerged from Scotland over the last 25 years. It shows the generation of ideas, of experiences, and of world class art on an unparalleled scale by over 100 artists in more than 60 venues.

The programme is delivered as a partnership between the National Galleries of Scotland, Glasgow Life and Creative Scotland and is part of Culture 2014, the 2014 Cultural Programme.

The Travelling Gallery will tour the GENERATION: TG exhibition in the following areas:

19– 20 July – Tramway, Glasgow

24 – 29 July – North Lanarkshire

4 – 15 August – Edinburgh Art Festival

2 – 7 September – Nairn Book and Arts Festival

8 – 19 September – Highlands

22 – 26 September – Lewis and Harris

4 – 10 October – Moray

20 -24 October – Falkirk

27 – 31 October – South Ayrshire

3 – 7 November – Stirling

10 – 14 November – Edinburgh

During the Edinburgh Art Festival the gallery will be visiting these venues:

Monday 4 August – Leith Walk (near Shrubhill House) 12 – 6pm

Tuesday 5 August – Westside Plaza, Wester Hailes 11am – 5pm

Thursday 7 August – Drylaw Neighbourhood Centre 11am – 5pm

Friday 8 August – Portobello High Street 11am – 5pm

Monday 11 August – Scottish Gallery of Modern Art: Modern 2 10am – 6pm

Tuesday 12 August – Craigmillar Library 11am – 5pm

Wednesday 13 August – City Art Centre, Market Street 10am – 5pm

Thursday 14 August – City Art Centre, Market Street 10am – 5pm (plus Art Late North)

Friday 15 August – City Art Centre, Market Street 10am – 5pm

See for all the details

@ArtinaBus or see @genartscot (#genartscot).

The Travelling Gallery getting ready to tour