A MOBILE arts venue is next week set to roll into the Wee County with a free exhibition, including works from a young Alva photographer.

The Travelling Gallery, with its art in a bus, will stop off in Tullibody, Alloa and Alva between Thursday and Saturday, August 29 and 31.

Once a double decker bus, the gallery is a fully accessible venue and is bringing contemporary art right into the local community.

The work on show will be an exhibition titled Day of Access, created by Scottish artist and poet Alec Finlay who sought to explore themes of disability, access and ecological remediation.

As recently reported in the Advertiser, Alva’s Sam McDiarmid recently worked with the artist to document a project which saw disabled people access a peak at 2,362ft – and the 27-year-old’s imagery is also set to be featured.

The visit is part of the upcoming Festival of Social Enterprise, which is being launched at the end of the month by Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface with weeks of activities to follow.

Alice Wadkin, the organisation’s youth volunteer development assistant, was excited for the tour, having managed to catch the previous exhibition when the bus was at The Helix in Falkirk last April.

She said: “It’s amazing what they can achieve in a space the size of the bus!

“Often, contemporary art exhibitions remain exclusively within the larger cities, but the ethos around the Travelling Gallery is about breaking down these barriers and allowing smaller communities across Scotland to experience artwork from around the world.

“By touring the bus over three different venues across the Wee County we hope to provide many local community groups, schools, families and individuals the opportunity to experience contemporary art first-hand – and where better to show an exhibition which explores ideas of access to nature and hillwalking than in the view of our beautiful Hillfoots.”

On Thursday, August 29, the bus will be at Tullibody Civic Centre, followed by a pit stop at Hawkhill Community Centre on Friday and at the Cochrane Hall on Saturday.

People will be able to view the exhibition at each venue between 10am and 4pm, no booking required.