Scotland creates a sense of place

Date Posted: 05/12/2013

An exhibition forming part of a national project led by National Museums Scotland called Scotland Creates, Sense of Place will run from 13th December until 7th February at the McManus Art Gallery and Museum in Dundee.

Sense of Place is a multi-disciplinary exhibition and digital gallery trail that has been curated by The McManus Youth Action Group, which showcases artwork made by young people and highlights objects from the museum collections that inspired their creative responses.

The exhibition is the outcome of the Dundee strand of the Scotland Creates project and will provide schools visiting with an opportunity to view films, creative writing, printmaking and photography.

Taking influence from Peter Feathers, a Victorian film pioneer in Dundee, Sense of Place also includes a reinterpretation of Feathers’ Electric Theatre, in the guise of a mobile cinema booth that will screen a daily programme of short films by the young people involved in the project.

From Victorian innovation to contemporary technology, children on a school trip to the exhibition can follow a digital QR code trail around the museum, which connects museum objects to content on Tumblr, Instagram and YouTube.

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Photo credit: Sense of Place © 2013 Mcmanus Youth Action Group / The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum.

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