Moving Gallery's Journey Draws to a Close


Button bird 900The Moving Gallery travels around Reading for the final time from the 15th to the 20th of January, so make sure you see the amazing temporary gallery for yourself before it’s too late!


The Moving Gallery was an innovative, first-of-its-kind art project in which a double decker bus was transformed into an art gallery for 6 weeks, which it spent touring around Reading on different routes. It is the brainchild of Anna De Amicis and was produced in partnership with Reading Buses.


The gallery is travelling on normal routes across Reading, with regular bus passengers as the audience. Public mobility and how it can influence a sense of place and community in town of Reading is the theme, explored by the featured artists William Lailey, Therese Lawlor, Ben Mosher, Sam Stead, Alda Terracciano and Tim Wilson. The artwork serves to engage, inspire and challenge the perspectives of the passengers of the bus, making their journey an uncommon but more interesting experience. 


Tony Pettitt, Chief Finance and Information Officer at Reading Buses who helped make the project happen, said “It has been great to be involved in this innovative project. We are the first town whose urban bus has become a gallery for 6 weeks. Staff at Reading Buses have been delighted by the project and made sure that the bus travelled on different samsteadroutes all the time so that people all across the town could experience the Moving Gallery for themselves.” 


Sam Stead, who designed the image on the buses exterior, said “My design for the outside of the bus is all about line and my image is inspired by an interest in mathematics and biological forms. The drawings create a visually arresting and intriguing piece that draws viewers’".


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