As part of Edinburgh Art Festival (EAF) a new exhibition is being unveiled at the Travelling Gallery. This is being staged in partnership with New Media Scotland for both the Festival of Architecture and EAF.

Supported by the City of Edinburgh Council, Creative Scotland and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the Travelling Gallery ‘art on a bus’ will this month feature Alt-w: Blush Response.

Focusing on artists who make use of technology and the role digital interaction can have in our lives, the Alt-w: Blush Response exhibition will feature intricately animated paper models by Charles Young, each only a centimetre high; virtual reality headsets exploring Brutalist Architecture by Dennis and Debbie Club; Torsten Lauschmann collaborating with the Bothy Project and an interactive drawing following the map of Crinan Canal by ~in the fields.

Each newly commissioned artwork will have two interrelating elements – a smaller work to suit the unique Travelling Gallery space and a larger work to be installed at a specific location in Scotland. During its tour, the Travelling Gallery will visit the locations of larger artworks resulting in the two elements ‘blushing’ in response to each other.

It will visit the following venues in Edinburgh before undertaking an Autumn tour of Shetland (with the support of Northlink Ferries), Lewis & Harris, Dundee, Renfrewshire, Glasgow and Moray:

  • Fri 12th August – Digital Entertainment Festival, Assembly Rooms, George St 10am -6pm
  • Sat 13th August – Digital Entertainment Festival, Assembly Rooms, George St 10am -6pm
  • Sun 14th August – Digital Entertainment Festival, Assembly Rooms, George St 10am -6pm
  • Mon 15th August – Ocean Terminal, Ocean Drive 11am -5pm
  • Tues 16th August – Portobello High Street (outside RBS) 11am – 5pm

Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

Councillor Richard Lewis, the city’s Festival and Events Champion, said: “The Travelling Gallery’s latest exhibition complements both the Edinburgh Art Festival’s Alt-W exhibition at the City Art Centre and the Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival at the Assembly Rooms.

“It is fantastic to see different elements of Edinburgh’s festivals weaved together and after its launch in Edinburgh, Alt-W: Blush Response will travel right across Scotland. If you’re near George Street, Leith or Portobello, make sure you pop in.”

The Travelling Gallery is a custom-built, mobile, contemporary art space inside a big beautiful bus which brings contemporary art exhibitions and events to schools and communities throughout Scotland. It has been bringing contemporary art exhibitions to communities throughout Scotland in the custom-built Travelling Gallery vehicle since 1978.