Gabecare: High on the Summit Ridge

Travelling Gallery

Travelling Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in a bus, presents a new exhibition by Gabecare, a collaborative art project between Rachel Adams and Tessa Lynch investigating the domestic mess of 21st century living. Found in the remnants of dirty dishwater and limescale build-up of toilet bowls, Gabecare is inspired by the little known inventor Frances Gabe, whose hatred for cleaning became her life’s work with her continuing efforts to design a Self-Cleaning House. 

Gabecare, just like their namesake, seek to devote themselves to cleanliness whilst continually belittling it. In a constant state of ‘un-tidying’ this project exposes the mess at the centre of our daily lives, embracing and revelling in its unravelling.

Supported by Henry Moore Foundation.


Monday 14 August, 10am—4pm – Leith Library, 28-30 Ferry Rd, EH6 4AE

Tuesday 15 August, 10am—4pm – WHALE Arts, 30 Westburn Grove, EH14 2SA

Wednesday 16 August, 10am—4pm – The Ripple Project, 198 Restalrig Rd S, EH7 6DZ

Friday 18 August, 10am—4pm – Bridgend Farmhouse, 41 Old Dalkeith Rd, EH16 4TE – Unfortunately the Travelling Gallery will no longer be at Bridgend Farmhouse due to technical issues


Gabecare: High on the Summit Ridge

Date & Time

14–18 August

Mon, Tues, Weds, Fri



Travelling Gallery

Various locations

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Visitor information

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Hearing Loop

Ticket Information

Free, drop-in

Header image credit: Gabecare, Packet (Carbolic), 2021. Photo: Bart Urbanski.

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