Edinburgh Community Connections at the Portrait

20 August 2024 National Galleries of Scotland: Portrait, 1 Queen St, Edinburgh EH2 1JD

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The National Galleries of Scotland and partner organisations invite you to a day of creative community workshops, talks and tours. Inspired by Healing Arts Scotland themes, these events are designed for lots of different communities to enjoy including - dementia friendly activities, events for the visually impaired community, and workshops for all ages including young people, little ones and carers - even baby bumps! Learn more about various programmes from partner organisations in Edinburgh offering key services such as Rowan Alba's work with homelessness, addiction and mental health, Art in Healthcare's ‘Room for Art’ social prescribing project and Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity's creative clinic in partnership.

Schedule

10:00am – 10:15AM Registration & Welcome

Join us in the ‘Connections’ exhibition to start the day together and explore the artworks and projects on display.

10:15 - 4:30PM Choose your activity (Please book in advance – links below)

Bring Your Own Baby/Bump: New/expectant parents & carers in the gallery - Background & Tour: Book Now
Dementia-friendly Programme: Gallery Social in Conversation and Dementia-friendly Taster Tour: Book Now
Dementia Friendly Self-Portrait Workshop with Lived Experience Artist Willy Gilder - Book Now
Visually Impaired Programme: Creatives in Conversation and Visually Impaired Taster Tour : Book Now
Room For Art (Social Prescribing Project) - Hidden Lives Workshop with Art in Healthcare: Book Now
Creative Clinic at the gallery: A National Galleries Scotland/Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity Partnership: Book Now
Creative Minds: Mindful Art for Young People at the Portrait: Book Now
Beyond Cultural Capital: Arts, Mental Health, and Genuine Impact for Young Artists With Dr Rosie Aspinall Priest: Book Now
Rowan Alba Library Workshop & Gallery Tour with Sam Rutherford & Rowan Alba Service Users: Book Now

4:30-5:00PM Connect

The National Galleries of Scotland is a place where everyone can come and learn, be creative and make their own connections to the nation's art collection. We offer a range of regularly scheduled talks, workshops, concerts, exhibitions - designed for all ages, abilities, and experiences. You’re invited to end the day with us with guided tours of the ‘Connections’ display and find out more about what we offer.

Gallery of Events

Bring your own baby bump
Dementia Friendly Programme Gallery social
Willy Gilder Dementia
Visually Impaired Programme
Art in Healthcare Room for Art
Creative Clinic
Creative Wellbeing Young People
Beyond Cultural Capital
Rowan Alba 3

Bring Your Own Baby/Bump: New/expected parents & carers in the gallery - Background & Tour

Book Now

Dementia-friendly Programme: Gallery Social in Conversation and Dementia-friendly Taster Tour

Book Now

Dementia Friendly Self-Portrait Workshop with Lived Experience Artist Willy Gilder

Book Now

Visually Impaired Programme: Creatives in Conversation and Visually Impaired Taster Tour

Book Now

 

Room For Art (Social Prescribing Project) - Hidden Lives Workshop with Art in Healthcare

Book Now

Creative Clinic at the gallery: A National Galleries Scotland/Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity Partnership

Book Now

Creative Wellbeing: Self-Portrait Workshop for Young People and Gallery Tour with Bea Makan, Khadea Santi & Poppy Richards

Book Now

Beyond Cultural Capital: Arts, Mental Health, and Genuine Impact for Young Artists With Dr Rosie Aspinall Priest

Book Now

Rowan Alba Library Workshop & Gallery Tour with Sam Rutherford & Rowan Alba Services Users

Book Now