This display, running throughout 2022, celebrates and shares recent and ongoing collaborative projects between the National Galleries of Scotland and partner organisations across the country. They include place-based initiatives with groups of young people in former mining towns, and life-affirming public art schemes in North Ayrshire.

The project looks at the various ways that people can engage with art to bring benefits to their health and wellbeing, and explore their sense of identity and belonging. Co-produced artworks and other forms of content are displayed alongside works from the Galleries’ permanent collection to amplify new voices and offer fresh views on contemporary Scotland. ​​​​​​

See related articles



Gallery facilities

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Buggy park
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack
  • Accessible toilets for gallery visitors
  • Toilets for gallery visitors
  • Café
Getting here

Getting here

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

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

Related articles

Related articles

You are Here is a regularly changing display. Below are articles relating to this and previous incarnations of the display.

Ada, on paper

In 1902, Ada Barclay presented a marble bust by William Brodie, of herself as a child, to the National Galleries of Scotland. Curator Liz Louis uses the trail left in historical census records and other documentation to find out more about her story.

Life Hacks Project

The premise of the Life Hacks project was simple, make some life affirming artwork with young people in North Ayrshire.

Town Takeover | A Young Peoples’ Outreach Project

Can visual art empower young people to have more say in their local towns? This young people’s outreach project in Cumnock, in the former mining area of East Ayrshire, set up a mini-art school to make this happen. 

2020: Stories, Portraits, Visions

2020 Stories, Portraits, Visions, was an installation at the Scottish National Portait Gallery showing stories, portraits and ideas about the future submitted by the public alongside five artworks from the national collection.

Our Friends

Our Friends

Friends of the Galleries get free unlimited entry to all exhibitions, and enjoy a wide range of exclusive benefits including early exhibition access, special events and 10% discount in our cafes.

What's on

Browse what's on at the galleries below, or filter results to narrow your search.

or those for:
Custom date
Access options