V&A Dundee goes on tour

Ahead of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s new opening in Dundee in 2016, the V&A is taking a touring exhibition around Scotland to showcase the work of the country’s contemporary designers.


The V&A’s Design in Motion project will see a specially designed bus take to the roads of Scotland, bringing design to rural locations including Harris, Campbeltown and Elgin.

The project is a collaboration with Travelling Gallery, and the bus exhibition design has been created by Gabrielle Underwood.

The tour-bus will showcase the work of seven designers currently using digital technology in fields such as games, jewellery and product design.

The designers whose work will be shown are Geoffrey Mann, Sophia George, Anarkik3D, Sara Robertson and Sarah Taylor, Lynne Maclachlan, the Digital Design Studio and Holly Fulton.

V&A Dundee head of learning & engagement Sarah Saunders says: “The designers in the exhibition have used digital technologies as a means of reconstructing our heritage, visualising the unseen and creating new forms… There are some shining examples of how today’s designers are using the innovations of the past to inspire the designs of the future.”

Dundee-based developer eeGeo is creating an app for the project which will let people track the bus’s tour and find out stories about Scottish creativity.

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