THE CHANGING ROOM CLOSURE
Stirling Council agreed its annual budget on Thursday 21 February and in doing so withdrew its funding for The Changing Room and the Visual Arts Development Officers post based at the Tolbooth. As a result, and after 15 years, The Changing Room will be closing its doors on Saturday 30 March 2013 for the final time.
The Changing Room was the centre for contemporary visual arts in the City of Stirling, showing new work by artists from throughout Scotland and further afield, in a programme of solo and group exhibitions throughout the year, accompanied by related events and activities.
In our new location at the Tolbooth we engaged contemporary artists with the unique architectural, cultural and civic history of the building and offered a diverse and challenging programme.
We were based at the Crawford Arcade in Stirling City centre between 1997-2007. The inaugural season of exhibitions in our new site responded to the history of the Tolbooth, a public building which has performed various roles in its 300 year life including jail, courthouse, parliament for James I & IV, police station, and now, a music venue.