Tour Our Friends

NOW: Katie Paterson and other artists

  • Monday 18 November and Wednesday 27 November, 6.30-8.30pm
£ 14.00

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Join us for a curator’s tour of the sixth and final exhibition in the NOW contemporary series, featuring Scottish artist Katie Paterson, one of the leading artists of her generation. Her works are the result of long periods of research and collaboration with specialists in scientific and other fields in order to translate complex ideas into physical, often poetic, works of art.

The tour will feature Paterson’s mesmerising installation Totality (2016), a large-scale mirror ball created from almost all known images of solar eclipses, Light Bulb to Simulate Moonlight (2008), held in National Galleries of Scotland’s collection, and a newly commissioned film by Paterson relating to her extraordinary project, Future Library (2014-2114). We will also view work by other artists, drawing on related themes.

Lucy Askew, Chief Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art will lead the tour on 18 November and Lauren Logan, Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art will lead the tour on 27 November.

Katie Paterson, Ara, 2016, Photo © Ben Blackall, Courtesy of the Lowry

Event accessibility

Event accessibility

  • Large print labels
  • 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

Tour Our Friends

NOW: Katie Paterson and other artists

Our Friends

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