May 11 2012 by Jean Pedder, Stirling Observer Friday
THE Travelling Gallery will be visiting venues across the Stirling area next week, as part of its spring tour of Scotland which runs until June.
Its latest exhibition, Alt-w Shortcuts, includes work by eleven selected artists who have received an award from the Alt-w Fund. The Alt-w Fund supports interactive practice which makes use of technology as both platform and medium, and recognises 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. Some of the exhibits have an interactive element including a fun mobile phone App and a musical tree!
The Travelling Gallery is a custom-built, mobile, contemporary art space supported by Creative Scotland to bring world class visual art to schools and communities throughout Scotland. Local school pupils will be able to climb aboard the bus to visit the exhibition at the following schools in the area: Monday, May 14: St Margaret’s RC Primary School, Cowie; Tuesday, May 15: Dunblane High School; Wednesday, May 16 Wallace High School and Thursday, May 17 Balfron High School.
The gallery will be open to the public on Friday, May 18 outside the Stirling Council Offices, Viewforth, Stirling FK8 2ET, from 11am to 5pm, admission free.