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Scottish Spirit

An exhibition of twenty-one Scottish artists

Scottish Spirit formed part of a major exchange between Scottish and American artists, galleries and educational institutions, initiated by the Society of Scottish Artists with funding from the Scottish Arts Council and the International Initiatives Fund, and sponsorship from the University of Dundee, Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Stirling Council and the Saint Andrews Society of Philadelphia.

Scottish Spirit tour dates:

Arthur Ross Gallery, Philadelphia
Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University, New Jersey
South Eastern Louisiana University
Gallery of Contemporary Art, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Central Michigan

Scottish Spirit artists

Reinhard Behrens
Maureen Bell
Mary Bourne
June Carey
Christine Heughan
Kevin Dagg

Gwyneth Leech
Gerry McGowan
Ian McCulloch
Sarah McKenzie Smith
Eoghann MacColl
Lesley May Miller
Susie Paterson
Jim Pattison
Charmian Pollok
Peter Russell l
Elaine Shemilt
Jenny Smith
Joanne Soroka
Karen Strang

TOURING SHOWS - Transatlantic Connections

An exhibition of 12 American artists in Scotland

Exhibiting Artists:
Lynne Allen
Dawoud Bey
Judith Brodsky
Gail Deery
Eiko Fan
Ebon Fisher
Jeanne Jaffe
Richard Law
Stacy Levy
Iain Machell
Marianne Mitchell
Debbie Orloff

Transatlantic Connections consists of sculpture, printmaking, painting, web art, photography, installation and performance by 12 contemporary American artists whose work has never before been seen in Scotland. It is part of a major exchange between Scottish and American artists, galleries and educational institutions, initiated by the Society of Scottish Artists with funding from the Scottish Arts Council, the International Initiatives Fund of the Arts Council of Great Britain and the Saint Andrews Society of Philadelphia - and with sponsorship from Nimmos Colour Printers, Edinburgh. Participating artists have received support from Robert Gordon University, in Aberdeen; Dundee University; University of the Arts in Philadelphia; Toledo University in Ohio and the Leeway Foundation of New York.

The SSA wishes to enliven the cultural debate in Scotland and to inform through the introduction of new American artists from a diversity of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. 'Transatlantic Connections' will allow Scottish viewers to see a range of new work at a time when much of the current visual arts debate centres around British conceptual art and, in Scotland, a domination of this scene by Glasgow artists.

Exhibition tour dates:Royal Scottish Academy as part of the SSA 104th Annual Exhibition, October-November, 1998.
Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen, February-March 1999.
The Iona Gallery, Kingussie, March-April 1999
St Fergus Gallery, Wick, May -June1999
East Kilbride Arts Centre, June -July 1999
Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries , August - September 1999