Sensory trail

Take some time out to explore the grounds and find our six creative prompts, scattered around the sculptures, at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.


We’ve created six new signposts with a different simple ‘mindful’ activity that encourage visitors of all ages to use their senses to experience the sculptures.


These are short, simple exercises to help you slow down, focus your experience and encourage your own personal, emotional and physical responses to the artworks. They aim to add interest to a walk around the grounds and help to spotlight some of the brilliant sculptures in the Scottish National collection.



Wander through the grounds and discover artworks by artists such as Tracey Emin, Barbara Hepworth, Tony Cragg, Richard Long, George Rickey and Rachel Whiteread.

Tracey Emin, Roman Standard, © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved. DACS, London 2019

Dame Barbara Hepworth, Conversation with Magic Stones, © Bowness for works by Barbara Hepworth

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (Pair), © The Artist

George Rickey Two Lines up Excentric VI, © Estate of George Rickey/DACS, London/VAGA, NY 2018

Tony Cragg, Kolbenneblok, © DACS 2018

Richard Long, Macduff Circle, © Richard Long. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2018.

14 August 2020