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
Scottish Spirit artists
Sarah McKenzie Smith
Lesley May Miller
Peter Russell l
TOURING SHOWS - Transatlantic Connections
An exhibition of
12 American artists in Scotland
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