Talbot Rice Gallery’s outreach activity aims to reach new audiences and maintain long-term relationships with specific community groups, promoting life-long learning and improving access to the arts. From school children, to those impacted by social issues, this activity helps different generations to recognise that the Gallery is a free public resource that is open and relevant to everyone.
If you are interested in working with the Gallery to ensure our exhibitions are accessible to all – even if your activity doesn’t fall into one of the following categories – we would love to hear from you.
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Talbot Rice Gallery's exhibition programme is augmented by a series of events prepared by the curatorial team, combining their insight with that of University experts, artists, partners and other inspiring contributors to expand upon exhibition themes. Alongside the targeted events outlined below, TRG also pledges to offer short, introductory tours to any group of visitors at any time. With access to a wealth of academic research, creative practice, a unique collection containing thousands of artworks and precious objects, and a spirit of cross-disciplinary working and knowledge exchange, TRG is uniquely positioned to foster creative learning.
If you wish to bring a group to the Gallery and have a guided introduction and tour please click here to email the Gallery or call (+44) 0131 650 2210.
At Talbot Rice Gallery, our exhibitions are not only about art! We explore subjects such as geography, politics, gender, psychology, health and wellbeing, feeding into a multitude of different lesson plans and the curriculum for excellence.
The Gallery offers introductions for young people and is open to discussion with teachers around any additional themes and activities.
To arrange or talk about a schools event please click here to email Assistant Curator James Clegg or call (+44) 0131 650 2211.
Talbot Rice Gallery works with a number of community partners to provide events for specific groups. TRG facilitates tour and workshops for further education colleges; City of Edinburgh Council adult education groups; people effected by homelessness – in collaboration with Crisis Scotland, off-site workshops at HMP Shotts prison and lunches with the Ragged University.
If you work with a specific community group and would like to find out more about what Talbot Rice Gallery is able to offer please click here to email Assistant Curator James Clegg or call us on (+44) 0131 650 2211.
Visually Impaired Workshops
We provide a free tour and workshop for our visitors with visual impairments for each exhibition. The day includes a tour of the exhibition followed by a lunch and a workshop on the themes of the exhibition.
Tours usually take place on a Saturday.
To find out more or to join our next tour and workshop please get in touch on (+44) 0131 651 4546.