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Video and audio to spark curiosity, lose yourself in and hear from different perspectives

Concerts

Concerts

Lockdown Concerts | Live Music Now

These special concerts have been commissioned by the National Galleries of Scotland in response to artworks in the collection

Music at National Galleries of Scotland | Live Music Now

A series of short performances recorded in our gallery spaces, brought to you by our partners Live Music Now Scotland.

80 Years of Music at National Galleries of Scotland

Dr Gráinne Rice, Adult Programme Coordinator, looks at over 80 years of concert programmes at the National Galleries of Scotland

Lectures and talks

Lectures and talks

Joan Eardley & Catterline panel discussion

Watch a panel discussion about Joan Eardley’s relationship to place in her work made in the Aberdeenshire village of Catterline.

Ray Harryhausen and Aardman Animations

Peter Lord, co-founder of Aardman Animations to speaks to Videographer Becky Manson about the legacy and influence of stop-animation auteur Ray Harryhausen.

Isaac Julien in conversation with Celeste-Marie Bernier

Internationally acclaimed artist Professor Isaac Julien CBE RA in conversation with Professor Celeste-Marie Bernier, Chair of United States and Atlantic Studies, University of Edinburgh.

Thomas Joshua Cooper in conversation

A conversation between internationally acclaimed photographer Thomas Joshua Cooper and Chief Curator of Photography, Anne Lyden.

Workshops for Adults

Workshops for Adults

Art in the open

Pick up some materials and head out to your favourite local spot. These video tutorials delivered by artist Damian Callan will give you some useful tips and insight to the artist’s working methods.

Gallery Social | for anyone affected by dementia

Join artists from our regular Gallery Social programme as they invite you into their homes to relax, enjoy a cuppa and explore some art together.

Performance & exhibition

Performance & exhibition

Ruined

In these short films young people on the Image Liberation Force (2016–2021) project radically reinterpret Scottish history.

Thomas Joshua Cooper musical commission by Andrew Wasylyk

Music composed by Dundee-based musician Andrew Wasylyk to accompany photographs by Thomas Joshua Cooper.

2020: Stories, Portraits and Visions

We invited you to send us your 2020: Stories, Portraits and Visions to be included in You Are Here, a display in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and online.

Iain Stewart's selection from You Are Here

Photographer Iain Stewart selected nine images from our You Are Here display to tell the story of 2020. 

Accessible resources

Accessible resources

We offer a variety of activities and resources for visitors with additional support needs. Find out what we have to offer on our British Sign LanguageVisual Impairment and Dementia-friendly pages, both online and in person.

Audio-description | In the Mind's eye

Relaxing descriptive talks by the artist Juliana Capes. Juliana will take a mindful, closer look at artworks and will invite us to take our time, to contemplate and to notice.

British Sign Language (BSL) | Mindfulness and Art

Join educator and mindfulness practitioner, Trudi Collier for a series of short videos in British Sign Language that have been commissioned by the National Galleries of Scotland. In these films, Trudi introduces the health benefits of mindfulness and how it can improve mental wellbeing.

Gallery social at home | for anyone affected by dementia

Join artists from our regular Gallery Social programme as they invite you into their homes to relax, enjoy a cuppa and explore some art together.

Discover, create and be inspired

Discover, create and be inspired

Take part in an activity, read an artist blog, listen to a music concert recorded in the gallery or find resources to help you make the most from a visit to the gallery...