Travelling Gallery: Day of Access
Exhibition of poems and artwork that explore themes of disability, access and ecological remediation.
Travelling Gallery will act as the campaign bus touring Day of Access across Scotland; presenting information and artworks and allowing a space for discussions. Alec Finlay believes that everyone should have the opportunity to experience wild nature. As a disabled artist and poet, Finlay takes on the role of activist to work with a diverse audience to overcome limitations on access to vast landscapes, which can be physically and emotionally hostile to the disabled.
Themes of disability, access and ecological remediation are explored through poems and artwork. Alongside his own work the artist has invited other artists and poets to exhibit. The work is collaboratively displayed like a scrap book or diary pinned on a garden trellis, alongside other domestic apparatus and soft furnishings, such as blankets, a clothes horse, and hankies will be exhibited in an art installation created by Alec Finlay.