The Big Picture Show

The Big Picture Show
Date 10th Nov - 10th Dec 2016 Price Free All ages Location Tramway

29 November - 4 December: 4-12 years
6 - 11 December: 8 - 15 years
(Each season screened as a rolling programme during gallery opening hours).

Presented in Tramway's main exhibition space, The Big Picture Show is a month-long season of artists’ moving image programmed especially for tots, teens and parents.

Developed in collaboration with artists and their children, this diverse programme of experimental, narrative and performance-based works from the 1930s to the present day will travel a magical and mysterious path through the world of moving image.

The season includes works by pioneers of experimental animation, Len Lye and Norman McLaren, seminal works by artist duo Fischli/Weiss and John Smith, alongside work by contemporary artists, including Margaret Salmon, Beatrice Gibson and Katy Dove.

This programme is aimed at children aged 0-15 years, and their families.

THE BIG PICTURE SHOW is programmed by LUX Scotland in association with Tramway, with support from LUX.

29 November – 4 December
Once Upon a Time: Narrative for children, aged 4 – 12 years
From documentary, ethnography to surrealism, the Once Upon a Time
season travels through magical and mysterious landscapes to uncover the
stories hidden within them. This programme features works by Colin Low
(1926 – 2016), contemporary artist, Margaret Salmon (b. 1975) and the artist
duo, Peter Fischli (b. 1952) & David Weiss (1946 – 2012). The artists in this
programme seek to observe and preserve the wonders of the natural world
through film, sharing stories from the sea trawlers of the Kent coastline, the
island shores of Newfoundland to the caverns, forests, glaciers and lakes of
the Swiss Alps.

6 – 11 December
Performing for the camera: Performance for children, aged 8 – 15
Humorous and mischievous, the Performing for the Camera season plays
with the relationship between chance and order, featuring John Smith’s (b.
1952) seminal film, Girl Chewing Gum (1976), alongside works by
contemporary artists including Beatrice Gibson (b. 1978). The act of
performance takes centre stage, inviting viewers to consider notions of
experimentation, improvisation and direction in film.