The opening of DIS/rupt on Friday evening at the Tweeddale Museum and Art Gallery was lovely and the large group of people who came to see the work in its new temporary home were fulsome in their praise of the venue and, of course, the work. It never ceases to amaze how different a body of work can look when set up in a different gallery. The galleries in the Tweeddale Art Gallery are lovely – the main gallery has wonderful ceiling windows which create a sympathetic light atmosphere and the work has space to ‘breathe’. The lower gallery is also well lit and shows the work to great effect so the group is very pleased with this finale to the DIS/rupt Tour.
Entry to the Museum and Gallery is through an archway off Peebles High Street into a lovely historic courtyard where visitors will see one of Ruth Issett’s colourful pieces on the wall of the Gallery.
There is parking nearby as well as on-street parking if available and Peebles itself is a lovely town set within the Scottish Border countryside with many independent shops and local attractions so well worth a visit. The team from Textile Study Group and the Gallery staff have done a wonderful job hanging the work and visitors will be met with a very interesting “thought-provoking” exhibition.
Full details for opening and access can be found at the gallery website and remember there is a series of workshops programmed for the period the exhibition is open run by Textile Study Group members.
All information about opening hours can be found at the Gallery link Tweeddale Museum & Gallery