I spotted this bus beside the City Art Centre, on Market Street. Preparing to leave on a tour of Scotland, ‘The Travelling Gallery’ will be available in Edinburgh until Friday, 30th August.
Parked in a space which made me think it must of been lowered in by helicopter (well done driver!), the bus is a custom-built, contemporary art space. Inspired by the Year of Natural Scotland, the Travelling Gallery’s autumn exhibition presents an alternative view of the Scottish landscape, through works by artists with a diverse range of practices.
Supported by Creative Scotland, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the City of Edinburgh Council, the Travelling Gallery brings art to schools and communities throughout Scotland.
The dates in Edinburgh and then further afield are below. Do try and catch the show when it passes by, it is both thought provoking and beautiful.
Fri 23 Aug: City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, 11am – 6pm
Sat 24 Aug: City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, 11am – 6pm
Tue 27 Aug: Hawes Promenade, South Queensferry, 11am – 5pm
Wed 28 Aug: Festival Square, Lothian Road, 11am – 5pm
Thur 29 Aug: Drylaw Neighbourhood Centre,67b Groathill Road North, 2pm – 5pm
Fri 30 Aug: High Street, Portobello (Outside Bank of Scotland), 11am – 5pm
THE REST OF SCOTLAND
2-13 Sept: Highlands
16-20 Sept: Lewis and Harris
23-24 Sept: Uists
28 Sept-3 Oct: Shetland
7-11 Oct: Perth & Kinross
21-25 Oct: Renfrewshire
28 Oct-8 Nov: – South Ayrshire
11-15 Nov: Midlothian
18-22 Nov: Renfrewshire
25-29 Nov: Edinburgh
3-7 Dec: Angus
10 Dec: West Lothian
For more information about The Travelling Gallery visit their website HERE.