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
'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
I’m not ‘a person with a disability’ but I am disabled. We consider disability arts movement as an International
art movement. We want to see this mainstreaming just as feminist art or gay/lesbian art is.
“Case study on Enlightenments exhibition in Edinburgh in Summer 2009
Ju Gosling refused to move until she got an explanation why she couldn’t access the Lee Mingwei ‘Letterwriting’ booth. She discusses a letter explaining why a ramp could not be installed. She spoke to curator Juliana Engberg, EIF & NGS.”—Ju Gosling, artist #allbeingequal
“I’ve been in galleries where I hear a large print version of the wording exists but I’ve yet to see a large print sign telling me where I can access this.
Often, as a wheelchair user, it’s difficult to get close to the signage. Often this is small grey text.”—Ju Gosling, artist #allbeingequal
Discussing a collaborative project between two visually impaired photographers with similar goals. Andrew Fellows, Melbourne Rosita McKenzie, Edinburgh They will exhibit at Old Ambulance Depot, Edinburgh in August. ‘obviously it would be difficult for two blind artists on opposite sides of the world. Andrew’s bush fire project inspired me to make work which compliments his giving both Australian & Scottish perspective’ Rosita ‘I wanted to be involved as I cherish a dream to work with other blind photographers. Working with an Oz blind photographer fits in with my Global aims & ambitions. An international network’ Rosita has a show coming up at Coburg house Www.contemporaryartexchange.orgWww.tiny.cc/rosita2012 #allbeingequal