Pig Rock Bothy

Commissioned by the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art to create a permanent, but moveable exhibition for The Pig Rock Bothy. A small building in the main garden’s of Modern One, and an art piece in itself, where various temporary exhibitions and installations are held. Part of The Bothy Project,

When the Bothy didn’t have an artist in residence, event or exhibition on, it lay empty and was quite a confusing space by the main pathway to the entrance of the Gallery.

Our challenge was to create something which activated the space, which told a story and encouraged movement around the room. It was essential that the installation was accessible for the majority of visitors, that it could be quickly and easily assembled and disassembled by the gallery team, as well as withstand the freezing temperatures.

Taking inspiration from the ad hoc appearance and communal culture one might find when visiting a real bothy in the wild we created a simple solution to welcome and guide people around the room.

Two materials were chosen to hold different types of information. We hung specially printed cloth material, used for information about the creativity and culture that happens within the bothy and engraved wood for more matter of fact information about The Bothy Project as a whole.

It felt appropriate to use the colourful visual language established by the original ‘artist in residence’, at The Pig Rock Bothy, Laura Aldridge.