Artlink information October – November 2017

Artlink information October – November 2017
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:

Graham Fagan and Douglas Gordon
Wed 18 October, 10:15 am – 3:30 pm
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
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.
Explore Robert Burns and his legacy through the lens of two exciting
contemporary installations at the Portrait Gallery. Graham Fagan’s evocative
video installation focusses on¬†‚ÄėThe Slave‚Äôs Lament‚Äô, Roberts Burns‚Äô only
work to empathise with the appalling hurt of the displaced, the trafficked
and the enslaved. Douglas Gordon’s specially commissioned installation,
Black Burns, is a striking response to the full-length marble statue of the
poet Robert Burns in The Great Hall of the Scottish National Portrait
Gallery.
Meet and collect at main entrance
 
How to Book
Phone: 0131 624 6560
Email: informationdesk@nationalgalleries.org

Daughters of Penelope with Juliana Capes and Ken Cockburn
Tue 24 October, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dovecot Studios
Descriptive Tour and Spoken Word

Artist Juliana Capes brings to life the Daughters of Penelope exhibition for
all visitors, both sighted and visually impaired, through an audio
descriptive tour with selected readings from poet Ken Cockburn. The pair
have worked together to develop their own spoken word response to themes
presented in the exhibition.
Using a narrative approach, they will explore the exhibition from the point
of view of the invisibility of women’s work and tying this to the
invisibility of an ‚ÄúAge of string‚ÄĚ and textile art. Looking at one woman who
is moving through history describing the work she is doing to make sure
it/she is visible, the textiles in the exhibition are brought to life in
this unique gallery tour experience.
Hearing loop amplifier kits can be used with T loop option. Due to limited
number of kits, please let the venue know if you require one in advance.
Free but booking essential.

How to book
Venue phone number: 0131 550 3660

Palace of Holyroodhouse: Sensory verbal description tour
Wednesday 8 November, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Go on a guided tour of the Palace of Holyroodhouse and step back into
16th-century life at the Palace with visual artist Emily Learmont. This
event for blind and partially sighted audiences will introduce you to the
time of Mary, Queen of Scots through the smells and stories of courtly life.
See where Mary had two of her three weddings, learn about her favourite
pastimes and some of the weird and wonderful food she ate in this
interactive tour. You will also get an opportunity to handle replica objects
used at the time.
Venue discount information: Admission £12, concessions £7.20  All visitors
who require an access companion receive a complimentary ticket.

How to book
Phone: 0303 123 7323
Email: learning@royalcollection.org.uk

NOW2
Wednesday 15 November, 10:15 am – 3:30 pm
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art ‚Äď Modern One
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.
NOW is a new programme of contemporary art that will take place at Modern
One over the coming three years. Featuring diverse work by artists such as
Yto Barrada, Kate Davis, Susan Philipsz and Michael Armitage, NOW 2 will
focus on the theme of storytelling. Writer Marjorie Gill from the Scottish
Poetry Library will join us as a special guest for this session which will
explore objects and the stories they tell.
Meet at MOD ONE main entrance

How to Book
Phone: 0131 624 6560
Email: informationdesk@nationalgalleries.org

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