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ABC Routes 03 Dec 2016 – 16 Jan
Gallery Two

ABC ROUTES is a new exhibition by NADFLY and Architecture & Design Scotland. ABC ROUTES is a participatory artwork showcasing twenty-six routes of design discovery through the town of Markinch, Fife.  Through the use of video, design, signage, murals and maps ABC ROUTES by NADFLY explores the theme of placemaking.

Between February and September 2016, twenty-six routes indicated by artist-designed traffic signs have appeared and disappeared in sets each month. Each route has a glyph – an intricate hand-drawn design with an individual colour – that can be discovered from sign to sign in a journey through the town. ABC ROUTES integrates art into the built environment in a fascinating way that understands wayfinding, behaviour change and street design as emerging from the motivations of inspiration and curiosity.

NADFLY has produced and delivered this landmark in participatory art with the kind and generous support of Fife Council, Sustrans and Markinch Community Council.

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