Travelling Gallery is rolling back into Capital

THE Travelling Gallery is returning to Edinburgh this week with an exhibition featuring works by seven international artists.

After 15 weeks, 100 venues and more than 9000 visitors, the City of Edinburgh Council’s unique gallery returns to the Capital for the final days of touring with The Park exhibition.

The gallery is a purpose-built mobile facility that provides the opportunity for communities throughout Scotland to experience contemporary art on their doorstep at first-hand.

It was launched in 1978 by the Scottish Arts Council, but in 1997 its operation was switched to the city council which continues to operate the service.

The Park exhibition features sketches, plans, models and a film of the artists talking about the work which they created for the National Park Gateway Centre at Loch Lomond.

Councillor Ricky Henderson, executive member for sports, culture and leisure, said: "I am delighted to welcome the Travelling Gallery back to the city.

"A staggering 9000 people have visited the gallery in the four months it has been on the road.

"I hope the people in Edinburgh will take the opportunity to visit it."

The Travelling Gallery will be at the Edinburgh College of Art tomorrow, from 9am to 4pm, and the City Art Centre on Friday, from 10am to 4pm.

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