Travelling Gallery returns

SCHOOL children in Berwickshire will once again get the chance to experience the ‘Travelling Gallery’ when it takes a tour round the Borders next week.

The unique, self-contained, custom-built art gallery is being brought to the region by Scottish Borders Council’s Cultural Co-ordinator team so young people can have access to contemporary art exhibitions on their doorstep.

The spring exhibition, ‘Drawn In’, will visit Duns Primary on Thursday, March 31, but not before its called in at Burnfoot Primary, Hawick on March 28; Howdenburgh Primary, Jedburgh on March 29 and Hawick High School on Wednesday, March 30. The final date of the tour will be Denholm Primary on Friday, April 1.

‘Drawn In’ is a group show, exploring and highlighting the use of drawing within various media including sculpture, animation and installation.

Funding from the Esmeé Fairbairn Foundation and Creative Scotland has enabled three artists- Katy Dove, Franziska Furter and Rob Churm- to be commissioned to create new work specifically for the Travelling Gallery space.

And at least three other artists will also be invited to exhibit existing works including Lucy Skaer and Robert Fearns.