A Bonnie Way: Unravelling the seduction of the countryside


Thu, 14 March 2024 - Fri, 10 May 2024

Various depending on venue


Travelling Gallery - Various venues across Scotland. See https://travellinggallery.com/tour-dates/ for full details.

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Cost: Free

Type: Exhibition

Ufuoma Essie, Pastoral Malaise, Film still, 2022

Travelling Gallery’s season 1 2024 exhibition is an exciting exhibition organised in partnership with Hospitalfield Arts in Arbroath. The exhibition, A Bonnie Way: Unravelling the seduction of the countryside, presents the work of three artists, Bobbi Cameron, Ufuoma Essi and Sarah Rose, from Hospitalfield’s Residencies programme, who all explore their experiences of life and conversations in rural and semi-rural places. The artworks will be accompanied by an index of community-based publications, connecting their questions, manifestos, and propositions of people in rural places from across Scotland. Our title, A Bonnie Way, is chosen as a point of discussion – for all the ‘bonnie’ parts of life here as well as the elements that aren’t typically bonnie.

Featuring sculpture, moving image and sound, each artist brings a different approach and experience touching upon themes such as hidden histories, pictoral representation, the more-than human, energy networks, traditional music memory, who is included/excluded, industrial landscapes and the urgently felt impacts of the climate crisis.

The show will be accompanied by a library / index of community publications, and we invite submission of any zines, posters, books, photos and ephemera produced as a result of artists working with communities for inclusion in the exhibition. We are particularly keen to receive publications that speak of the contemporary experience of people living in rural areas. We will then map the partners and projects to create an Index of rural art projects and alternative methods of navigating our rural and semi-rural regions.

Publications can be added to the library as we tour or you can post to us directly at Travelling Gallery, City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE.

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