Travelling Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in a bus, will be visiting some of the What We Do Now (WWDN) place hubs in November.
A great example of creative placemaking in action, the exhibition is using creativity to connect people and places, providing access to the arts in an exciting and innovative way. Take Care is the latest exhibition, a group show exploring the relationship to the non-human things we care for in an, often, isolated society.
In partnership with The Stove Network they will be visiting:
- Wednesday 1st November – Stranraer – Outside Stranraer Library, North Strand Street (supported by Creative Stranraer)
- Thursday 2nd November – Dumfries – YMCA, Lochside Dumfries (supported by LIFT D&G) 10 to 4pm
- Friday 3rd November – Lockerbie – The Lockerbie Old School, 10 to 4pm
The artworks in the exhibition look at everything from the intimacy of baking, where artist Laura Wilson’s new video, You would still almost expect to find it Warm, presents growing, gloopy, fresh dough as a living organism that is alive with yeast; to the humble house plant where Ellie Kyungran Heo’s moving image work, Plantarians: appendix, explores our care of house plants asking, “Why is it that we place a plant in a pot, constricting its ability to grow and occupy physical space?”.
Artist Uma Breakdown presents their video game Animal Agency, the multi-layered click and point game invites the player to work with animal-like creatures to move between a number of rooms and spaces. Gwenan Davies’ paintings then explore our ‘in-between’ times as she observes the ritual and social function of the coffee break, turning a sea of abandoned coffee cups into a surreal landscape.
Travelling Gallery is also collaborating with Sculpture Placement Group (SPG) to exhibit the sculpture, Here, My waiting by Joy Baek, from their Loan scheme. The SPG Loan scheme works with artists to extend the life cycle of artworks that are currently in long-term storage, allowing people to care for and enjoy an artwork, often outside of a gallery context.
The gallery is free to visit and open to all. Visit Travelling Gallery website for more details.