Commencing on 22 August 2015 The Travelling Gallery will tour across Scotland as far as the Highlands and the Orkney Islands, visiting schools, galleries and community centres, and returning to Glasgow to coincide with the announcement of this year’s Turner Prize winner in December.

The Travelling Gallery tour was conceived to put the spotlight on the quality and range of Scotland’s contribution to contemporary art, and bring it to everyone in every part of the community. It coincides with the Turner Prize 2015 presentation at Tramway in Glasgow, with an exhibition of the four shortlisted artists, Assemble, Bonnie Camplin, Janice Kerbel and Nicole Wermers, opening on 1 October 2015, and the announement of the winner on 7 December 2015.

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Ciara Phillips – Things I associate with you, 2014. Screenprint on canvas with appliqué
Jim Lambie – Metal Box (Blinded By The Light), 2015 Aluminum and polished steel sheets, household paint, 125 x 125 x 33 cm. Courtesy of the Artist and The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow

“With the Turner Prize coming to Scotland for the first time, we have a fantastic opportunity to share the diversity, the inspiration and the excitement of contemporary visual art to people throughout Glasgow and across the country,” said Sarah Munro, Director of Tramway. “Our team at Tramway are working hard ahead of the exhibition opening in October and in the meantime, the Travelling Gallery tour is the perfect vehicle to open access and let everyone get involved.”

Custom built as a mobile, contemporary art space, the Travelling Gallery is fully accessible and is fully air conditioned, naturally lit through integrated roof panels, with additional lighting from a suspended lighting track, and the latest audio visual equipment. All it needs is two 13amp sockets to run in any location it visits. The exhibition programme features work by both established and emerging Scottish and international artists.

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Artists featured, locations and dates

The exhibition, entitled Eyes on the Prize, features the work of:

Christine Borland with Brody Condon (Turner Prize nominee 1997)
Martin Boyce (Turner Prize winner 2011)
Ian Hamilton Finlay (Turner Prize Nominee 1985)
Douglas Gordon (Turner Prize winner 1996)
Callum Innes (Turner Prize nominee 1995)
Jim Lambie (Turner Prize nominee 2005)
Ciara Phillips (Turner Prize nominee 2014)
David Shrigley (Turner Prize nominee 2013)
Lucy Skaer (Turner Prize nominee 2009)

Travelling Gallery touring dates:

22-28 August – Edinburgh
31 August -4 September – Glasgow
7 -18 September – Highlands
21-25 September – Orkney Isles
28 Sept – 2 October – Highlands
5 October – Nairn
6-9 October – Moray
19-23 October – East Dunbartonshire
26-30 October – South Ayrshire
2-6 November-  Perth and Kinross
9-12 November – North Ayrshire
16-20 November – Dumfries and Galloway