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Descriptive tour and practical workshop as part of the Talbot Rice’s current exhibition John Akomfrah, Vertigo Sea.

The day is free to attend and lunch will be provided. Please let the gallery know if you have any dietary requirements.

Booking is essential. To book a place please call Claire on 0131 651 4546 or email claire.hills@ed.ac.uk

Booking for this event will close on Friday 19 January.

Featuring two remarkable film and sound installations by the acclaimed artist John Akomfrah, the exhibition creates a powerful vision of global diaspora, expansive historical narratives and lamentations on individual mortality.

Participants will be taken on a guided tour of the exhibition led by Juliana Capes before a chance to discuss and respond to the themes in a workshop after lunch.

Timetable for the days activities:

10.00 am – Meet at the Gallery.

10.30 am – Descriptive tour of the exhibition

12.00 pm – Lunch – this will be provided by the Gallery.

1.00 pm – Workshop

3.00 pm – End of day


General Information:

Hearing Loop: Portable loop equipment will be available.

Meeting Point: Drop off and meeting point is at Talbot Rice Gallery entrance on West College Street. Please the gallery know if you would like a member of staff to meet you there or if there is any other specific support you require.


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How to Book

Venue contact for bookings:
0131 651 4540


Talbot Rice Gallery

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0131 650 2210
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0131 651 4540

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