Kate Downie South Tower Yellow Crane 2016

Planes, Trains and Automobiles: From Route 66 to the Peripherique

Scottish artist Kate Downie presents a selection of her work thematically linked to our current exhibition Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Transportation Photographs from the National Galleries of Scotland. From Route 66 to the Paris Peripherique, the Japanese Shinkansen to the local Fife train, over the past 30 years Downie has sought to create an expression through her art of contemporary life on the move, including some of the extraordinary bridges that support these transport infrastructures . Showing rarely seen sketches, interventions and film stills as well as stunning drawings in thematic context, she will talk about the symbolic meanings and her attempts to define ‘the act of stillness within movement’ through the various site-specific projects she has undertaken.