Each year, the Art Collection’s exhibitions, events and workshops are directly inspired by the research of the University. This year the focus is on the environment, and with the umbrella title ‘Under Threat’ we highlight a variety of pressing issues.
The open day will bring these themes together with music, words and other activities. The day will include public tours of the Under Threat exhibitions which are currently on display within our Pathfoot Gallery, and Danni Thompson, photographer and seabird ecologist, will talk about her exhibition 'On the Edge'. There will also be the launch of the ‘Pathfoot project’ which is a publication created by students on the MLitt in Creative writing at the University of Stirling. The students have created written works inspired by the Art Collection's current exhibitions and the event will include a public reading of works from the publication. This will be followed by a musical performance by the Edinburgh Quartet (University Musicians in Residence) and students from the Conservatoire who have composed works inspired by the Under Threat exhibitions. Throughout the event, there will be the opportunity for visitors to go to stalls run by environmental charities and organisations and learn about the work they have been doing in the local community, and the Conservation volunteers will hold children's workshops and an open garden session in the Pathfoot Garden. In addition, Stirling Active Travel Hub will be in attendance and will bring electric bikes and cargo bikes for visitors to trial.