Travelling Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in a bus and in partnership with The Stove Network, will visit Dumfries & Galloway this November, with its latest exhibition, Take Care, a group show exploring our relationship to the non-human things we care for in an, often, isolated society. Artists include Uma Breakdown, Gwenan Davies, Ellie Kyungran Heo, Laura Wilson and Joy Baek with Sculpture Placement Group.
Working across a variety of mediums 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?”.
Continuing our relationship to non-human things, 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.
Finally, Travelling Gallery is 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.
Graham Rooney, Operation Director at The Stove Network
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with the travelling gallery on its tour of Dumfries & Galloway. Connecting people and places through creativity is fundamentally at the heart of what we aim to do here at The Stove, and this project is a fantastic example of where we can support access to the arts in an exciting and meaningful way.”
Travelling Gallery will be visiting the following venues, in partnership with The Stove Network:
Wednesday 1st November – Outside Stranraer Library, North Strand Street (Supported by Creative Stranraer)
Thursday 2nd November – YMCA, Lochside Dumfries (Supported by LIFT D&G) 10 – 4pm
Friday 3rd November – The Lockerbie Old School, 10 – 4pm
The gallery is free to visit, and everyone is very welcome.
As well as visiting Dumfries and Galloway, the Travelling Gallery has toured the following areas:
Stirling University, in partnership with Stirling University
West Lothian College, in partnership with West Lothian College
North Ayrshire, in partnership with North Ayrshire Council
East Ayrshire, in partnership with East Ayrshire Council
South Ayrshire, in partnership with South Ayrshire Council
Inverclyde, in partnership with RIG Arts
Visit Travelling Gallery website for more details https://travellinggallery.com/current-exhibition/