Visions of Rattray
An inspiring exhibition of photographs,
images and audio recordings entitled “Visions of Rattray” was compiled by Rattray
residents, young and old working alongside Community Learning staff.
The 40 photos on display showed how residents of all ages see their community and
each photo was accompanied by a brief description of how and why the image had been chosen.
Funded by the local regeneration partnership (Community Voices) this exhibition
of photographs, images and audio recordings is a record of how the contributors see their community as it was in the
past and as it is now. The exhibition was the culmination of a number of local
initiatives with community members who have taken part in multi-media workshops
and activities over the last few months.
Entrance to the exhibition was free.
For more information about the project please contact Christine Miller at
Rowanbank Community Learning Base on 01250 874234.
As part of the Travelling Traditions workshops, this collection of old photographs
and images of the travelling way of life were exhibited alongside the Visions of Rattray Exhibition.
- by artist Gavin Lockhart.
The Outreach section of the
Education Department at the National Galleries of Scotland joined with
Perth and Kinross Council to advise on their commissioning of a video installation
by the artist Gavin Lockhart which will stand as a portrait of the storyteller
and singer, Sheila Stewart M.B.E. The video work fuses archive images of the
travelling community and footage of Sheila herself, to create a
dramatic backdrop for performances and workshops as part of the stART festival at
Rattray Church Hall on 24th and 25th March 2007.
This collaboration is part of
the Scottish National Portrait Gallery's development of stronger links with the
regions of Scotland and communities not at present represented in its collection.
The National Galleries of Scotland is happy to support this Cultural Pathfinder initiative.