Good morning delegates #allbeingequal @engagevisualart
Hope you slept well & are feeling refreshed.
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
The newly redeveloped Scottish National Portrait Gallery on Queen Street is a must see and Meg Faragher, Learning Coordinator, at SNPG will be available between 10am-12noon on Wednesday 21 March to show you the fantastic new education facilities. This is a drop in so there’s still time to see the amazing new gallery.
Afternoon tours 2-3pm
Patricia Allerston, Head of Education, will be giving tours of The Portrait Gallery
Meet at the Info Desk at 2pm.
ALL DELEGATES WELCOME
You never know who you might bump into ;)
Visitors trying chicken with haggis, rubbledethumps & whiskey sauce for the first time. Yum!
‘Re-evaluation of signage’ Rod Bugg ‘I have a notebook full. Flexibility & creativity in approach as well as talking & sharing. That’s what really chimed with me’. Lesley Hepburn ‘We are all here as individuals & reps if organisation. What will Steven of Creative Scotland & Sarah of engage will take away’ ‘We need to look at what our role is in this. To ensure it is NOT an add on. We also need to be mindful that this isn’t US & THEM. How do we commission work FOR disabled artists rather that just interpretation of existing work’ Steven, CS ‘Ive had an intense engagement with accessibility though planning conference. Looking how we can continue that’ Sarah, engage ‘deciding something is not actually doing’ #allbeingequal
Ju: two ideas for new work!
Rachel: feel inspired from meeting loads of folk. Ive met people I can call upon for my diversity project at Talbot Rice. I’ll feed back to my fellow staff.
Fiona: great to hear directly from galleries & artists. I’ve met so many people I want to keep in touch with through my curatorial work at The Scottish Parliament.
Everyone has been a really good catalyst.
How do we move on? Has the project made a difference in terms of board members & inclusiveness.
I want to embed this practice in everything we do. We need to look at the shifting if responsibility.
We have a richness in the visual arts. We need to keep this in the framework. Look at impact .
You don’t learn much by standing in your comfort zone
Plan OUT of planning
Every organisation should instal an irritant! Someone to question & prod.
Disabled artists, like everyone, sometimes get it wrong.
& do it again
Discussing an arts I’m prison project with Motherwell College.