The Travelling Gallery, Scotland’s famous mobile art space, will be outside the City Art Centre on Monday 2nd, Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th April for a special visit to the Edinburgh International Science Festival. It will be open from 11am – 5:30pm displaying its current exhibition Alt-w Shortcuts.
Alt-w Shortcuts is a group show of eleven selected artists who have each received an award from the Alt-w Fund which supports experimental and interactive practice making use of technology as both platform and medium, and recognising the changing role that digital culture has in our society. While there is a digital element to each of the artworks, this is encompassed within a range of other media including sculpture, drawing, film, animation, sound, photography, tapestry, installation and song.
Many of the exhibits have an interactive element including Droplets by Yann Seznec. Visitors can water his tree shaped wall installation and watch it spring into life. Or download an App to your smartphone so you can ‘listen to your furniture’! – an artwork by Kirsty Stansfield inspired by Edison’s early phonograph. There is also a fun portrait of famous robot Freddy by Wendy McMurdo and two very different 3D rapid prototypes by David McAllister and Mandy McIntosh.
Funding to develop all the works in the exhibition, has come from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the Alt-w Fund. Other exhibiting artists are ~in-the-fields, Simon Yuill, Thomson and Craighead and Donna Leishman.
See www.travellinggallery.com for further information on all the artists plus a list of venues and locations on the Travelling Gallery tour.