Course Teachers

Creative Exchange: Obedience and Defiance

  • Thursday 5 December, 4:30-6:30pm

Booking required


What do you value more – obedience or defiance? In our current global political context how do we prepare pupils to think for themselves and defy injustice? This participatory session will offer practical ideas for use in class, to encourage critical thinking and even defiance.  Explore how artist Paula Rego uses art as a tool to defy the status quo, raising feminist and political issues such as fascism, the invasion of Iraq, legalising abortion and female genital mutilation.

We would welcome proposals from teachers willing to lead an activity at this event, to share how you are currently developing critical thinking in class.

Paula Rego, Angel, 1998, Ostrich Arts Limited, © Paula Rego, Courtesy Marlborough Fine Art

Event accessibility

Event accessibility

  • Wheelchair access

Gallery facilities

The Changing Places toilet is located in the rear car park of Modern One with accessible parking spaces located nearby. The unit is open 9am-5pm, every day, a key is not required.

A full accessibility guide is available at for Modern One and Modern Two.

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accessible toilets
  • Changing places toilet
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • On-site parking (£2)
  • Disabled parking
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack

Getting here

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is located 15 minutes’ walk from Princes Street. It includes two buildings, Modern One and Modern Two, set in a beautiful sculpture park.

In addition to the transport options below there are bike racks at each site and Just Eat Cycle Hire stations nearby.

75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR

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