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The Caravan Gallery

Pride of Place Project

2013

Seriously thought provoking, distressingly perceptive, beautifully absurd

The Caravan Gallery

A project recording the ordinary and extraordinary details of everyday life in Huntly

The Caravan Gallery were in Huntly in the summer 2013 to do a project about pride of place.

The Caravan was placed in the Square where the artists exhibited their observational photographs that they had taken in advance to capture people's imaginations and show them that they want to discover an alternative view of the town, in order to celebrate the quirks of their place. They created a map of the town of Huntly and asked visitors to the Caravan to mark places of interest on the map. The result included places that are good for 'amorous liaisons' and problem areas for dog fouling. The Caravan also housed an exhibition of 'local souvenirs' which included River Deveron water, Huntly Harling and Sheep's wool. Finally, the Pride of Place survey was on hand for people to answer questions about Huntly such as 'What attractions or hidden treasures would you show visitors?', 'What slogan would you put on a 'Welcome to Huntly' sign?' and 'What pictures would you put on a postcard of Huntly?'.

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The residency ended the weekend of 10th and 11th August 2013 during the Room to Roam Festival.

The Caravan Gallery is a gallery in a caravan and socially engaged visual arts project run by artist duo Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale. Since 2000 they have been recording the ordinary and extraordinary details of everyday life in 21st Century Britain and beyond, sharing their observations in publications, specially devised exhibitions in The Caravan Gallery and venues ranging from empty shops to prestigious art galleries.

    

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