In a Jiffy

‘A relationship between distance and time’

Meffan Museum and Art Gallery
20 West High Street
Forfar, DD8 1BB

18th January – 15th February 2014

Saturday Social’: 15th February 2014 – Find out more


Jiffy: time taken for light to travel; a unit of time; time taken to travel a specific distance.

SSAPoster-final-wProfessional and Honorary Members of the Society of Scottish Artists have been invited to create works on or of paper that specifically respond to the given theme embedded in the title ‘In a Jiffy’.

Works explore notions of time, distance, travel, perception and process as well as the practical considerations of transportation and delivery. Artists were also asked to consider the journey that their work would make to reach its destination and asked to send their work directly to the gallery in a ‘jiffy’ bag or any other postal envelop or packaging.

This is the first time SSA Professional Members will exhibit together at The Meffan and we look forward to continuing to build the relationship between the SSA and the wider exhibiting landscape in Scotland.

Full list of works here.

Read about the Correspondence Project between ‘In a Jiffy’ Artists and Forfar Academy Pupils.

Below are just a few images of the exhibition and some of the works. Click on an image to enlarge and scroll through the gallery:

The Meffan is situated in Forfar town centre, close to the Cross and Town and County Hall. Parking available at nearby Myre car park. Full disabled access with lift to upper galleries.

Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 – 17.00 (Closed Monday)
No entrance charge.

Poster image: Paul Charlton, ‘Jump Start