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Stampeding Through the National

January 15, 2010

Wednesday night saw the opening of  Wild Rovers in the IT gallery in the National Gallery Complex.  A bus full of school kids who took part, made it through the snow and awful weather to come and see the gallery draped with flags and look at the photographs and footage of their recent stampede through Crieff. Here’s a short extract from the footage.

Robin Baillie, Senior Outreach Officer, took them on a tour of the Scottish collection – mainly for them to see Peter Graham’s Wandering Shadows, one of two paintings which inspired the project in the first place, (the other being Graham’s Moorland Rovers from Perth Museum and Art Gallery’s collection) – before we filled them up with crisps, cookies and oranges and packed them back onto the coach home.

Crieff Wild Rovers - Stampede 5

The exhibiton is looking great and is a testament to the creative abilities and community spirit of the people of Crieff that it turned out so well.

This is the first Parallel Lives project, in partnership with Perth and Kinross Council, that we have run outside of Edinburgh, and we hope to reach many more towns and cities throughout the country in the coming years.  The exhibition is now on show at the National Gallery Complex in Edinburgh until the 28th February and will then tour to the Strathearn Community Campus in March 2010.

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