It's No Bagpipes, It's Bass

2 February-15 April 2007

It's No Bagpipes It's Bass 

This exhibition was created in response to a love of cars and driving, through a series of workshops at The Farmhouse, a YMCA/YWCA project based in Glenrothes in Fife which offers accommodation on a short-term basis to homeless young men between the ages of 16 and 19.

Lisa Fleming and Rebecca Marr, Xpress Artists in Residence at Adam Smith College in Kirkcaldy collaborated with Edinburgh-based graphic artist Chris Young to help explore the interests and express the ideas of six individuals. Working over a period of two months, the group salvaged car bonnets from a local scrapyard before decorating them with graffiti and photographing them in places of personal interest.

This exhibition was being shown as part of an ongoing programme of exhibitions at Inverleith House created by people who were denied normal access to the visual arts, supported by the Garden's Branching Out initiative funded by the Royal Bank of Scotland. This ran in parallel with the programme of exhibitions (by Scottish and
Internationally-based professional artists) on the ground and first floors.

Created through Xpress in partnership with the YMCA/YWCA Glenrothes. Xpress is an Adam Smith College project working with communities to enable learning through the arts, funded through its partners - Scotland's Artist Residency Programme, which is supported by National Lottery Funds administered through the Scottish Arts Council.

It's No Bagpipes It's Bass

It's No Bagpipes It's Bass

Installation view: "It's No Bagpipes, It's Bass", Inverleith House, 2007. 

All work courtesy of the artists and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. 

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