Visit Scottish National Portrait Gallery
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...
Visitors trying chicken with haggis, rubbledethumps & whiskey sauce for the first time. Yum! #allbeingequal
What else will we take away?
‘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...
We need to think of the people who aren’t here too– Kate. #allbeingequal
What will we take away from today?
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. #allbeingequal
Steven Palmer of Creative Scotland reflects
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 . #allbeingequal
Caroline Bowditch reflects on the day
Being human Being brave 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. Try it Do it & do it again #allbeingequal
I’m not saying we’ve cured all these folk.– Ritchie Cumming discusses ‘Mirrors | Prison Portraits’. #allbeingequal
Richie Cumming, Outreach Officer at NGS takes to...
Discussing an arts I’m prison project with Motherwell College. #allbeingequal
Our ad for the residency said ‘dca is actively seeking two disabled...– Sarah Derrick, dca
Understand when people get it wrong & gently guide them.– Kevin Harrison
Ask the artist. I’m not ‘a person with a disability’ but I...– Ju Godling #allbeingequal
What are your feelings about the use of the term ‘disabled’?– Grey Vass
I once heard of a gallery displaying photocopies of the braille signs as they...– Jo Verrant (the audience gasped & chuckled) #allbeingequal
CALLOUT: I’m currently looking for an artist to help me make raised...– Rosita McKenzie #allbeingequal
It’s up to artists to pave the way.– Rosita McKenzie #allbeingequal
Access has always been embedded in my work. In Scotland, as an artist,...– Rosita McKenzie #allbeingequal
Artists need to make their work accessible to. They are responsible!– Ju Gosling, artist #allbeingequal
I’m focusing on key partners who have kit & time to make these things...– Sarah Derrick #allbeingequal
Important to have key colleagues in organisations & on boards who understand...– Jane Sillis #allbeingequal
What happens to the legacy of an education project when staff leave & are...– #allbeingequal
Action Planning in Action
Panel conversation with: Jo Verrant Ju Gosling Sarah Derrick, Head of Education at DCA Kevin Harrison Jane Sillis, Director of engage
They are made of plasticine. #allbeingequal
A picnic has arrived ...
… featuring wasps! Ask Jo Verrent… #allbeingequal
Case study on Enlightenments exhibition in Edinburgh in Summer 2009 See...– Ju Gosling, artist #allbeingequal
I’ve been in galleries where I hear a large print version of the wording...– Ju Gosling, artist #allbeingequal
Subtitling is about access for all in a gallery context.– Ju Gosling, artist #allbeingequal
Step free access for all needs to be embedded in arts organisations.– Ju Gosling, artist #allbeingequal
Less than 4% of employees in the arts in England are disabled.– Ju Gosling, artist #allbeingequal
I’m not here today to talk about how the English do things better. ACE...– Ju Gosling, artist #allbeingequal
Discussing his research into the impact of visual impairment on an individuals capacity to engage with visual art. Language can’t take you all the way there with a work of art. Sight-Sim : a measure of the clarity of someone’s vision. You can use this programme to adapt photos of your environment to see it as the visually impaired person sees it based in their sight levels. ...
Kate & Rosita | Soapbox
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...