Scottish tour for this mobile art gallery

ArtBusI 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.

 

EDINBURGH

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.

 

Edinburgh Sketcher is a sketch blog from Mark Kirkham, an illustrator and designer living in Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city. Using a wide range of mediums including ink, watercolour, pencil, oil paint, charcoal and collage. Available for illustration commission, please get in touch at contact@edinburghsketcher.com for more information.