SHETLAND Arts is pleased to announce an upcoming visit from Travelling Gallery, which will involve a tour across Shetland to three schools and Mareel. 

Travelling Gallery is a contemporary art gallery in a bus – a national service with the exceptional ability to reach communities and people across Scotland. The gallery space offers an open and welcoming environment for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to discover and enjoy contemporary art. Over the past forty years, Travelling Gallery has brough innovative exhibitions to every part of Scotland, reaching hundreds of thousands of visitors and school pupils.

Their Season 1 of 2024 exhibition (in partnership with Hospitalfield Arts in Arbroath), A Bonnie Way: Unravelling the Seduction of the Countryside, presents the work of three artists (Bobbi Cameron, Ufuoma Essie and Sarah Rose), from Hospitalfield’s Residencies programme, who all explore their experiences of life and conversations in rural and semi-rural places. The artworks will be accompanied by an index of community-based publications, connecting their questions, manifestos and propositions of people in rural places from across Scotland.

This exhibition features the work of artists who, like many artists before them, are engaging in the contemporary representation and reality of ‘rural life’ in Scotland and around the UK. Featuring sculpture, moving image and sound, each artist brings a different approach and experience touching upon themes such as hidden stories, pictoral representation, the more-than human, energy networks, traditional music, memory, who is included/excluded, industrial landscapes and the urgently felt impacts of the climate crisis.

Visit schedule:

  • Wednesday 17 April - Anderson High School

  • Thursday 18 April – Mid Yell Junior High

  • Friday 19 April – Brae

  • Saturday 20 April – Mareel, 10.00am - 16.00pm, unticketed & free

More information about Travelling Gallery on their website here.

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