The view from here

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The view from here 

flip Artists exhibition and events

29th August – 3rd September 2015

Gayfield Creative Spaces, 11 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3NT

Open daily 11am – 6pm (11am – 3pm on 3rd September)

Opening event: Friday 28th August 6.30pm, performances 7pm  – Included a performance of new music by Sonia Allori, a performance by actor Derek Darvell and Jane Wallman- Girdlestone reading from her new work Sleight of Hand. Lynn Pilkington also introduced her new pamphlet This is what a girl looks like.

Closing event: Thursday 3rd September 12 noon –  The artists involved discussed their professional development, including new works cultivated during flip Artists.  Sonia Allori was in conversation with Caroline Newall (Director of Development National Theatre of Scotland), Matthew Ward with Musician Sally Clay, Neil Joseph Price with lecturer Gary Gardiner, Amble Skuse with Kenny McGlashlan (Chief Executive Officer, Youth Theatre Arts Scotland).

flip Artists – was an exciting one year initiative to support the next generation of disabled artists in Scotland.

Exhibitions included new collage by Pum Dunbar, a performance residency from Amble Skuse following her Tracks & Sleepers odyssey, audio and BSL interpreted extract from Jane Wallman-Girdlestone‘s novel ‘Sleight of Hand’ and ‘This is a girl with a story to tell’, a new poetry pamphlet by Lynn Pilkington.

The performance events included readings, performances, talks and an in conversation event.

Please scroll down to view some images of the exhibition.

Collage prints by Pum Dunbar

Collage prints by Pum Dunbar

Some of the information available about the artists

Some of the information available about the artists

An exhibition plinth with work by Lynn Pilkington: Four postcards with quotes from her poetry, a booklet of poetry called This is what a girl looks like and a poster designed by Charlotte Duffy inspired by the titles of poems from This is what a girl looks like

An exhibition plinth with work by Lynn Pilkington: Four postcards with quotes from her poetry, a booklet of poetry called This is what a girl looks like and a poster designed by Charlotte Duffy inspired by titles of poems from This is what a girl looks like

Collage prints by Pum Dunbar on the wall and the audio installation of the extract of Jane Wallman-Girdlestone's novel Sleight of Hand

Collage prints by Pum Dunbar on the wall and the audio installation and BSL interpreted video of an extract of Jane Wallman-Girdlestone’s novel Sleight of Hand with the headphones by the chair

Jen White from Puppet Animation Scotland enjoying the recorded excerpt of Jane Wallman-Girdlestone's novel Sleight of Hand

Jen White from Puppet Animation Scotland enjoying the recorded excerpt of Jane Wallman-Girdlestone’s novel Sleight of Hand

A view of the exhibitions second room,an installation by Amble Skuse, showcasing her travels as part of Tracks and Sleepers

A view of the exhibitions second room,an installation by Amble Skuse, showcasing her travels as part of Tracks and Sleepers

Another view of Amble Skuse's installation

Another view of Amble Skuse’s installation

Amble Skuse being interviewed while embedded in her performance piece.

Amble Skuse being interviewed while embedded in her performance piece

Another view of the exhibition

A view of the exhibition

A view of the exhibition

Another view of the exhibition

People enjoying the exhibition

People enjoying the exhibition

More people enjoying the exhibition

More people enjoying the exhibition

All events BSL interpreted and text support for Deaf and hearing impaired audience members.  BSL and audio described interpretation as part of exhibition.  Please inform us via RSVP if you have any specific access requirements not previously mentioned. 

Information in audio –

Map of Whitespace in Edinburgh

Location: Gayfield Creative Spaces, 11 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3NT

Exhibition title: The view from here

Dates: Friday 28th August – Thursday 3rd September 2015

Times: Saturday 29th Aug – Thursday 3rd Sept – 11am to 6pm (3pm on 3rd)

Event Times: Opening event Friday 28th Aug – 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Closing event Thursday 3rd Sept – 12noon – 3pm

ACCESS INFORMATION AND GETTING TO THE VENUE:

flip artists is committed to making the arts more accessible and as such The view from here exhibition is providing access support as part of interpretation and events – please email us at artists@flip.org.uk if you have any further access queries.

Travel to Gayfield Creative Spaces:

Car – There is pay and display on street parking available on Gayfield Square and East London Street. There are 21 spaces available. A maximum stay of 4 hours and £2 an hour.

Walking – Head north east on Leith Walk past the Edinburgh Playhouse on the right. Take the immediate left into Gayfield Square after the roundabout with London Road. Walk down Gayfield Square to the point where the road bends right. Continue straight down Gayfield Square over the small barrier that splits the road. You will see the orange “Gayfield” sign above a white building on your right. The entrance is the first door on the right.

Bus – The nearest bus stop is on Leith Walk, south of Gayfield Square. This stop is serviced by Lothian Buses 7, 14, 10, 11, 12, 16, 22, 25, 49

Physical Access – The view from here exhibition will be accessed by the main entrance at 11 Gayfields Square. The main door has step free access and is wide enough to fit a standard wheelchair. Separately when the folding doors are open there is a concrete ramp from street level into the space. Internally the two spaces are linked by a ramp. A disabled toilet is available two doors down in Gayfield Creative Space’s third room. This will be available during our opening hours.

ADAudio Description – An audio map and description of works in the exhibition will be provided from 29th August.  This will not be available at the opening event. Staff on hand at the venue can also assist with description.

BSLCAPSign language and captioning – BSL interpretation of materials within the exhibition will be provided. Events will be BSL interpreted. Captioning, in the form of an electronic notetaker, will be at all performance pieces and events.

Print – Large print versions will be available for all information.

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