2020+1 Programme

Pageant for Gallivants

2 July-8 August 2021

Outdoor arts and heritage trail

2020+1 artist Mandy McIntosh has reimagined and reformatted a people’s procession into an extraordinary multi-location public artwork. Arbroath will host these works and micro-events during July. Pageant for Gallivants is a dispersed, atomised public artwork weaving playful and engaging visual narratives directly into the shop windows and fabric of the town. The audience will become the player processing from point-to-point safely under their own steam, exploring outdoor installations, pop-up micro-events and geo-located audio.

Pageant for Gallivants turns Arbroath into a mise-en-scene of surprising stories inspired by the Town’s history along with enterprising poetic interventions that animate a vision for the future. 

Picking up from the multi-faceted creative and industrious work that had been achieved in the lead up to 2020 celebrations, McIntosh reconnected and has been working remotely with a creative team of community groups and contributing artists. Pageant for Gallivants invites many voices to celebrate the town as a shared public space.

Following Scottish Government guidelines, events, installations and performances have been programmed to adapt to the restrictions whilst putting culture in the heart of the community. Micro-events, performances and outdoor projections will be announced closer to July.