Artlink information December ’17 – January ’18

Please see below for gallery and events designed for individuals with sight
loss. Please make bookings directly with the venue. If you have any
questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Kirsty at Artlink
0131 229 3555 option 1


Scottish National Gallery Highlights- Descriptive Tour and workshop, January
17, 2018, 10:15 am – 3:30 pm
Request for volunteers from a final year Silversmithing  student at
Edinburgh College of Art.

Scottish National Gallery Highlights
January 17, 2018, 10:15 am – 3:30 pm
National Galleries of Scotland
Descriptive Tour and Workshop

Descriptive tour and workshop consisting of a 90 minute tour in the morning,
followed by a lunch break and a 2.5 hour practical workshop in the
afternoon. Guides, chairs and refreshments will be provided. Please bring a
packed lunch.

Free but booking essential.

Situated in the heart of Edinburgh, the Scottish National Gallery is home to
one of the best collections of fine art in the world.  Explore some of the
jewels in the national collection of art that includes masterpieces from the
Italian renaissance, the ‘Golden Age’ of Dutch and Flemish art and work by
major Scottish painters.

How to book
Phone: 0131 624 6560


Artlink received the following  query from Annabel Hood who is a final year
student at ECA:

I am a student at the University of Edinburgh in my final year studying
Jewellery and Silversmithing. For my graduation project and dissertation I
am looking at the importance of tactility of objects/ vessels, with focus on
how tactile qualities are important for visually impaired people.

I am creating a small collection of tactile vessels for my project, but I do
not want to assume anything about how important touch is and would like to
be informed by the people who I am designing for. I am looking for a small
group of people with visual impairment who would volunteer and be willing to
answer some questions about handling objects and the importance of
tactility. I would also like the volunteers to handle some of my current
working samples and give me feedback on how they feel about the different
textures, shapes and finishes.

If you would like to assist Anna with her project, please contact her at

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