Get Involved

In Another Tongue @ Talbot Rice Gallery
In Another Tongue, 2022. Courtesy of Talbot Rice Gallery and the School of Social and Political Science. Photo: Andy Catlin

We’re always looking for ways to get involved with community groups, university colleagues and through various teaching and learning activities. Our widening participation programme sees us work with charities, schools and people with additional support needs. We can providing bespoke tours, event and workshops and we’re open to conversations with anyone wanting to get involved with our work. So, whether you are part of a group interested in our programme or if you run an adult, postgraduate, undergraduate or college course, there are lots of ways that we might work together.

Click here to start a conversation about you or your group. 

Examples of our activities…

… with adults

Our regular programme includes artist talks, panel discussions and events featuring experts from across the University. We also run regular tours for adult learning groups and support those with additional access requirements. Our exhibitions can raise a range of social and political questions, so there is always plenty of fuel for discussions.

Click here to see our events programme.

Tremble Tremble @ Talbot Rice Gallery
Tremble Tremble and At the Gates panel discussion. Courtesy Talbot Rice Galley. Photo: Erika Stevenson

... with children

Our exhibitions are immersive and full of interest for young people. Working across so many different subject areas they also support work connecting to the Curriculum for Excellence and school projects, whether: geography, different languages, music, history, politics or health & well-being (we could go on). We have a lot of experience working with P5 to P7 classes, but are interested in work with younger children and secondary schools.

Click here to see or download our worksheet for children.

The Extended Mind @ Talbot Rice Gallery
School workshop as part of The Extended Mind.

... with communities

We work with partners like Crisis Scotland and The Ragged University to provide friendly tours, lunches and workshops where everyone can be made to feel welcome. We've also taken our work out to places like HMP Shotts Prison and interested in the many forms outreach can take. So, if you are part of or run a community group and would like to find out what we can do together, please fill in the form below.

… with university colleagues

Talbot Rice Gallery works with the incredible resources of the University of Edinburgh in lots of ways: from developing exhibitions, to commissioning catalogue essays and creating special one-night events, to offering tours, talks and workshops for students. Showcasing the University’s research, enabling colleagues to work in different creative contexts and contributing different approaches to teaching, collaborations with the gallery are often innovative and fun.

Pine's Eye the event @ Talbot Rice Gallery
Beverley Hood - Performed by Magnus Sinding, 2018, part of Pine's Eye [the event]

If you are wanting to bring a more ambitious proposal to the gallery please spend time looking at the types of exhibitions the gallery makes before you contact a member of the curatorial team by clicking here.