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Portrait Gallery Thematic Tours: ARTIST ROOMS Self Evidence | Woodman, Arbus and Mapplethorpe

  • Saturday 3 August, 2-2:45pm & 3-3:45pm


Monthly themed tours of the Portrait Gallery's exhibitions and displays. This month photographer and educator Alicia Bruce will lead a tour reflecting on the photographs of Arbus, Mapplethorpe and Woodman considering the performance taking place both in front of and behind the camera. 'A photograph is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.' Diane Arbus.

Francesca Woodman Space², Providence, Rhode Island 1975-1978 © and courtesy Charles Woodman / Estate of Francesca Woodman and DACS, 2019
Event accessibility

Event accessibility

  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop

Gallery facilities

A full accessibility guide is available at

We provide a sensory map of the building to help visitors identify areas with changes in light, smells and noise. It locates seating areas and less crowded, quieter spaces. Printed copies are available from the front desk at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Buggy park
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack

Getting here

Located in the city centre on Queen Street, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery is easy to access.

  • Open daily, 10am-5pm
1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD

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