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26 Nov 2018 - 26 Feb 2019


Admission Free | Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm or late on performance nights 

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Celebrate the first anniversary of the renovated Perth Theatre – Scotland’s first repertoire theatre established in 1900 – with illustrations and scale models from Richard Murphy Architects as well as  works from our museum collection by Debra Salem and Jolanta Dolewska.

Take also our second annual Perth Theatre Set Design Challenge featuring 11 primary schools across Perth and Kinross including Tulloch, Oakbank, Logiealmond, Kinnoull, Inch View, Collace, Comrie, Abernethy, Kilgraston, Our Lady’s and Guildtown. Read more here

Explore 25 years since the first Richard Murphy Architects project for the arts – the renovation of the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh – re-opened in 1993. See this and nine subsequent buildings illustrated in this exhibition at Threshold artspace with the most recent being the renovated Perth Theatre with its restored auditorium completed in November 2017. Read more here

Hear The Perth Theatre Memory Collective Oral History Project by Debra Salem following her artist-in-residency at Perth Theatre Archive throughout 2016-17 – a resource of recorded anecdotes and memories of Perth Theatre which go back to the 1940s and up to the point of closure for theatre redevelopment in early 2015. Read more here

See Repertoire or Bad Photo, I am Much Nicer Looking by Joanna Dolewska – a set of 19 artist’s postcards following her artist-in-residency at Perth Theatre Archive throughout 2017. Dolewska’s project features archival photographs of actors Valerie Lush, Jennifer Angus, Ron Bain, Sheila Cooper, Liza Goddard, Maud Risdon, Robert Docherty, Catherine Salked, Mary Laine, Francesca Annis, Denise Hirst, Lillian Welsh, Anthony Stamm, John Vail, John Joyce, William Armow, William Wallace, Roger Gale and Ian Norris. Read more here

View also the Perth Theatre Scrapbook (1927-33) on loan from Perth and Kinross Archive Service which inspired both Dolewska’s and Salem’s works and relax in front of the time-lapse video of Perth Theatre redevelopment (2015-17).


CURATOR’S TOUR Join our popular guided tours on selected Wednesdays. Choose from Coffee, Croissant and Art at 11.30am-1pm or Wine, Olives and Art at 5-6.30pm. Meet at the Glassrooms Café, Perth Concert Hall. No prior experience of contemporary art required. To book please contact Iliyana Nedkova, Horsecross Arts Creative Director of Contemporary Art at Price £5 per person including refreshments.



The exhibition REPERTOIRE is curated by Iliyana Nedkova and produced by Horsecross Arts in partnership with Richard Murphy Architects and Perth Theatre Memory Collective. Additional exhibition support from Heritage Lottery Fund, Culture Perth and Kinross, Perth Theatre Archive at Perth & Kinross Archive Service and all participating primary schools from across Perth and Kinross.

Special thanks to Bill Black, Ishbel MacKinnon and Claire Devine

Web image credit: Heather Bennie

Other Info
Mon 26 Nov: 12:00am
Tue 26 Feb: 12:00am