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  • Friday 31 January 2020, 5.30-7.30pm

Booking essential


Channelling proto-feminist mystics, writing in-situ, writing colour and theopoetics, this event will create a space for thinking about translation in its widest sense, sending crossing signals between languages, cultures, concepts and registers.

Maria Fusco will discuss her new strand of research into anchorites – proto-feminist mystics – inspired and informed by her time at Sweeney’s Bothy, Isle of Eigg; Joyce Dixon will talk about Abraham Gottlob Werner’s 1814 book Nomenclature of Colours. 

Event in collaboration with Bricks from the Kiln journal and Dr Natalie Ferris & Dr Rebecca Collins, University of Edinburgh.

Image courtesy of Bricks from the Kiln, diagram from Richard Hamilton's typotranslation of Duchamp's Green Box sits on an RGB word-for-word interpretation of “Gamboge yellow”, a colour swatch named and describe in Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours, first published 1814.

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 www.accessibilityguides.org 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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