Travelling art gallery to pay visit to Bute

Scotland's Travelling Art Gallery is to visit Rothesay on April 17.

Scotland's Travelling Art Gallery is to visit Rothesay on April 17.

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SCOTLAND’s purpose-built travelling art gallery will roll into Rothesay later this month as part of its latest country-wide tour.

The gallery’s latest exhibition, Alt-w Shortcuts, will call at Rothesay Library between 10am and 4pm on Tuesday, April 17 - the second of five stops in the Argyll and Bute area by the mobile facility, which is funded by Creative Scotland and concentrates primarily on contemporary, visual art forms.

The exhibition includes work by eleven selected artists who have received an award from the Alt-w Fund, which supports experimental and interactive practice which makes use of technology as both platform and medium, and recognises the changing role that digital culture has in our society.

Each of the artworks on display incorporates a digital element as well as sculpture, drawing, film, animation, sound, photography, tapestry, installation and song. Some of the exhibits have an interactive element, including a fun mobile phone App and even a musical tree!

The Travelling Gallery’s Argyll and Bute visit is supported by Argyll and Bute Council, and admission is free.

The gallery’s full itinerary for the area is as follows: Mon April 16 @ Helensburgh Library 11am-4.30pm, Tues April 17 @ Rothesay Library 10am-4pm, Wed April 18 Campbeltown Aqualibrium 11am-5pm, Thurs April 19 Lochgilphead Library 11am-5pm, Fri April 20 Corran Halls car park, Oban 11am-5pm.