Travelling gallery to visit Western Isles

The Travelling Gallery will also visit Taigh Chearsabhagh in North Uist.
The Travelling Gallery will also visit Taigh Chearsabhagh in North Uist.

THe Travelling Gallery will soon be visiting venues in Lewis, Harris, Uist and Skye, as part of its autumn tour of Scotland which runs until December.

The Travelling Gallery is a custom-built, mobile, contemporary art space inside a big beautiful bus. Supported by Creative Scotland, it brings high quality contemporary art exhibitions and events to schools and communities throughout the whole of Scotland.

‘We Form Geology’, a new installation by artist Ilana Halperin, explores geological and mineral phenomena formed inside and outside the body, from Scotland to Iceland and beyond.

The interior of the Travelling Gallery is transformed into a miniature hall of gems and minerals incorporating geological specimens from National Museums Scotland, many of which relate to the geographical locations visited on the Travelling Gallery tour. Visitors to the installation will be able to discover Cairngorm Quartz, Lewisian Gneiss, Haggis Rock, and Ballachulish Slate alongside geologically inspired films, prints and drawings by the artist.

The installation also includes a new publication commissioned by the Travelling Gallery and featuring a new story, The Hard Stuff, by Nicola White.

Local school pupils will be able to climb aboard the bus to visit the exhibition at the following schools in the area:

Monday 8th October – Tong Primary School & Laxdale Primary School

Tuesday 9th October – Bernera Primary School, Breasclete Primary School & Uig Primary School

Wednesday 10th October – Sir E Scott School & Leverhulme Memorial School

Thursday 11th October – Sgoil Lionacleit (Open to the public 3.45 – 4.15pm)

The gallery will also be open to the public at Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre, Lochmaddy on Friday 12th October from 10am – 4pm and in Somerled Square, Portree on Saturday 13th October from 11am – 5pm. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.