‘Perth’s Threshold artspace shows no signs of watering down its bold remit in programming stunning and inspiring artwork’ Scotland on Sunday
At the heart of Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre is our Threshold artspace – one of Scotland’s leading non-conventional galleries for contemporary art. The curated solo or group exhibitions at the artspace, often feature exclusive public commissions and limited editions of acclaimed international and local artists which Horsecross initiates and produces on a regular basis. What is more we also actively acquire works for our unique Horsecross collection of contemporary art. Selected works from our collection are highlighted in our specially designed journal for critical writing.
Threshold artspace covers a number of project ‘rooms’ available for artists’ interventions including an entrance box for interactive soundscapes; a ‘canvas’ of 22 ﬂat screens dominating the artspace for multi-channel video art installations; an interactive playground for art games and live internet art; a trail of sound boxes and sensors embedded in the ﬂoor and ceiling; an audio visual treat in the public toilets; copper-clad roof for light artists; as well as a wealth of wall space for two-dimentional work. All key Threshold artspace locations are linked together by ‘intelligent’ software which allows artworks to be displayed through curated exhibitions and experienced up to 24 hours a day throughout the year.
Threshold artspace is home to Scotland’s only permanent collection of contemporary art of its kind. With more than 70 works commissioned and acquired by Horsecross since 2005, the collection is still growing. It features works by Alisa Andrasek, Fernando Arias, Asikainen+Macedo, Ergin Cavusoglu, Claude Closky, Vuk Cosic, Susan Collins, Brody Condon, Dalziel+Sculllion, Jason Dee, Alec Finlay, Clive Gillman, Su Grierson, Izabella Gustowska, Beverley Hood, Joanna Kane, Rob Kennedy, Igor Krenz, Katja Loher, Christina McPhee, Nils Messeke, Tom Moody, Takeshi Murata, Prema Murthy, Dan Perjovschi, Lala Rascic, Rafael Rozendaal, Janek Schaefer, Valentin Stefanoff, Thomson & Craighead, Kosta Tonev, Mare Tralla, Julita Wojcik and others.
Watch this space for a fully illustrated and searchable online catalogue of our collection.
In 2007 we established our own journal for critical writing. Each issue features a newly commissioned essay by a contributing writer who elaborates on a selected work from our collection in relation to the artist’s ouevre to date. Recent and forthcoming Issues feature contributing writers Anne Barlow, Jonathon Blackwood, Jenny Brownrigg, Chris Byrne, John Calcutt, Sarah Cook, Angela Dimitrakaki, Piotr Krajewski, Lindsey Morse, Neil Mulholland, Marie Muracciole, Iliyana Nedkova, November Paynter, Urszula Sniegowska and Timothy E. Weeks.
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Horsecross is excited to be able to offer limited editions of selected work from our collection. Our first limited edition prints are from the critically acclaimed Glenlandia series – our inaugural commission by Susan Collins. Just released is a set of new works from the widely popular exhibition Wild Acres by Marek Styczen. Watch this space for our new limited edition artwork from Voyage of No Return by Ergin Cavusoglu – our most ambitious commission to date, With every purchase for your collection of contemporary art you are supporting our exhibition programme featuring Perthshire-based artists.
We welcome exhibition, events and project proposals by artists, guest curators, communities and patrons. Please address your initial inquiry to Iliyana Nedkova, creative director (Contemporary Art) firstname.lastname@example.org