Display Closing Soon


Until Sun 28 Apr 2019

Open daily, 10am-5pm

Admission free


In this interactive exhibition addressing well-being, young people explore their feelings by creating new art in direct response to particular works of art from our collection. This experimental display presents these artworks alongside each other to form a collective mind-map. The aim is to create a visual environment where all responses are valued, including those of the visitors. Beings is a National Galleries of Scotland Learning project and exhibition co-produced by young people.

Image: Mirroring, Participant on Beings Project, 2018. Photography by Richie Cumming.

Event accessibility

Display accessibility

  • Wheelchair access


Gallery facilities

A full accessibility guide is available at www.accessibilityguides.org.

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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