Edinburgh’s City Art Centre has launched an appeal for its Travelling Gallery, which has been bringing contemporary art to communities across Scotland for over 40 years. At the start of lockdown, the popular facility lost the use of its generator, which allows the gallery to run while stationary – particularly important in rural locations where mains power is not available – and as part of its Environmental Action Plan to reduce its carbon footprint, the gallery team is looking to replace it with a new greener model that reduces power output, ensuring maximum efficiency by powering only what’s switched on.
The Gallery’s Curator Claire Craig stated the Gallery’s intention to reopen after lockdown as ‘…a greener, more sustainable, organisation which can continue to make art accessible to all. In these unparalleled times it has never been so important and vital to ensure everyone across Scotland gets an equal opportunity to engage with and experience visual art.’
Donations can be made via the gallery’s Crowdfunder campaign, which remains open until 9am, 14th Sep. In return, rewards offered include an artist postcard for donations of £20 or more, and the opportunity to have the donor’s name added to the bus with a bespoke vinyl decal, for donations over £100.
Image: City Art Centre, Edinburgh