Artlink information February to March 2018

Please see below for gallery and library 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  kirstypaterson@artlinkedinburgh.co.uk

 

In this issue:

Jacqueline Donachie: Right Here Among Them, Descriptive tour, Fruitmarket

Gallery, Saturday 3 February, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm,

 

A Fine Line, descriptive tour and handling, City Art Centre, Saturday 3

February, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

When We Were Young: Photographs of Childhood, descriptive tour, Scottish

National Portrait Gallery, Wednesday 21 February, 10:15 am – 3:30 pm

 

Splendours of the Subcontinent: A Prince’s Tour of India 1875-6, descriptive

tour, The Queens Gallery, Wednesday 28 February, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

 

Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745, descriptive tour and handling, Palace of

Holyroodhouse, Wednesday 14 March, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

 

Artist in Focus: Tessa Asquith Lamb, Descriptive tour and workshop, Scottish

National Portrait Gallery, Wednesday 21 March, 10:15 am – 3:30 pm

 

 

Fruitmarket Gallery

Jacqueline Donachie: Right Here Among Them

Saturday 3 February, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Descriptive Tour

Free, booking essential

 

An informal lunch and descriptive tour of Jacqueline Donachie’s exhibition

Right Here Among Them (11 November 2017 ‚Äď 11 February 2018). Artist Juliana

Capes will take you through detailed descriptions of Donachie’s art and

practice, followed by lunch and refreshments.

 

About the exhibition 

Jacqueline Donachie takes over The Fruitmarket Gallery with a major,

mid-career exhibition of sculpture, installation, photography, film and

drawing, rooted in an exploration of individual, family and collective

identity.

Donachie is interested in the structures, platforms and spaces (both actual

and conceptual) in and through which we construct and support ourselves in

the world. For this exhibition she has made a series of new sculptures and

installations which are shown in the context of two important existing

works, each specially reconfigured and re‚Äďpresented for the Fruitmarket.

A new version of Donachie’s classic Advice Bar (1995/2017) opens the

exhibition. At once a Minimalist sculpture and a performance piece, it will

host a programme of advice sessions throughout the exhibition, in a nod to

the work’s first incarnation in New York, during which a young Donachie

dispensed drinks and free advice to visitors. Sharing the same collaborative

and participatory spirit is Temple of Jackie, a miniature social space built

into a reconfigured camping trailer.

 

These socially engaged, participatory works set the tone for the exhibition,

which continues with an ambitious series of new sculptures which build on

the imagery and ideas with which Donachie has been working throughout her

career. Making spaces and drawing lines in aluminium, leather, paper and

bronze, Donachie makes works that we can look at, sit on, stand beneath and

measure ourselves against.

 

How to book

Phone: 0131 225 2383 

 

 

City Art Centre

A Fine Line

Saturday 3 February, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Descriptive tour and handling

Free, booking essential

 

Join artist Frances Priest for a tour of A Fine Line specifically designed

for visually impaired visitors. The tour will include opportunities to

handle materials and objects from the exhibiting artists. Please meet in the

City Art Centre foyer.

 

A Fine Line¬†features work by four contemporary artists based in Scotland –

Lizzie Farey, Angie Lewin, Frances Priest and Bronwen Sleigh. This group

exhibition explores the fine line between art and craft in two and three

dimensions, bringing together a diverse range of disciplines including

printmaking, drawing, collage, sculpture and ceramics.

Working with different media but united by detailed observation and strong

draughtsmanship, these artists experiment with linear mark-making and

drawing in its widest sense. Each artist produces works inspired by places

and spaces in either the natural or man-made environment.

 

How to book

Phone: 0131 529 3993

Online:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/descriptive-tour-of-a-fine-line-tickets-41236

043115

 

 

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

When We Were Young: Photographs of Childhood

Wednesday 21 February, 10:15 am – 3:30 pm

Audio Description

Free, booking essential

 

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.

 

The second in a series of thematic photography exhibitions, this display

documents the experience and representation of childhood to coincide with

Scotland’s Year of the Young Person 2018. Using photographs from the

permanent collection of the National Galleries of Scotland, When We Were

Young explores not only how the experience of childhood has changed over the

years, but also how the portrayal of children has shifted too. Featuring

daguerreotypes from the 1840s to digital prints from 2017, the exhibition is

sure to delight visitors young and old.

 

How to book

Phone: 0131 624 6560

email informationdesk@nationalgalleries.org

 

 

The Queens Gallery

Splendours of the Subcontinent: A Prince’s Tour of India 1875-6

Wednesday 28 February, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Descriptive tour

Booking essential

 

Join artist and art historian, Emily Learmont for an audio-described

highlights tour of Splendour of the Subcontinent.

In October 1875, the Prince of Wales set off on a four-month tour of the

Indian Subcontinent, visiting over 21 localities, which today encompass

India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal. Developed in collaboration with

Cartwright Hall, Bradford, and New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester,

Splendours of the Subcontinent: A Prince’s Tour of India tells the story of

this grand tour through some of the finest Indian treasures from the Royal

Collection that were presented to the Prince during his visit.

 

How to book

Phone: 0303 123 7323

Email: learning@royalcollection.org.uk

 

 

Palace of Holyroodhouse: Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745

Wednesday 14 March, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Palace of Holyrood House

Descriptive and touch tour

 

Join artist and art historian, Emily Learmont for this unique sensory

experience. Immerse yourself in life at court of Bonnie Prince Charlie in

1745 and enjoy a guided tour of selection of rooms he used at the Palace.

Handle replica costume, smell 18th century scents and continue onto a hands

on art class inspired by your visit. Refreshments are included.

 

How to book

Phone: 0303 123 7323

Email: learning@royalcollection.org.uk

 

 

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Artist in Focus: Tessa Asquith Lamb

Wednesday 21 March, 10:15 am – 3:30 pm

Descriptive tour and workshop

Free, booking essential

 

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.

 

This session will explore the work of artist and printmaker Tessa Asquith

Lamb. Tessa, one of the artists who works regularly on the Gallery’s Visual

Impairment programme, trained at Edinburgh college of Art and Edinburgh

University and creates intricate and complex etchings and paper-cuts full of

details from her collection of 19th century folk art and valentines,

silhouettes, flowers, portraits and foxes! To create her work she sketches

in museums and from her collections and assembles elements into designs for

large etchings which are hand drawn onto metal plates, etched and hand

printed in limited editions. Learn more about her processes and the stories

behind her beautiful work in this special session, which will include

descriptions of the artwork and be followed by a printmaking workshop to

develop your own symbolic designs.

 

How to book

Phone: 0131 624 6560

email informationdesk@nationalgalleries.org


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