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Workshop: My Art Comes From Who I Am

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Fruitmarket

45 Market St

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Workshops are led by disabled artists for disabled participants

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My Art Comes From Who I Am, is a series of practical creative workshops held in the Fruitmarket Studio. These workshops are led by disabled artists for a maximum of four disabled participants per workshop.

Artist Andrew Gannon will lead this workshop which will enable participants to experiment with ideas, materials and processes which relate to Karla Black's artwork.

Andrew Gannon is an artist who lives and works in Edinburgh, whose practice incorporates performance, action, sculpture and image making. His work often relates to the body, and how bodies interact with each other and/or their environments.

His recent work has focused on the visibility of and stigmas around his own congenital limb difference. Questioning social assumptions and conventions of disability via a playful series of objects and actions which challenge ideas of what and who disability objects might be for.

Eccentric Limbs, an exhibition of new work, is currently showing at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, as part of Edinburgh Art Festival, until 26 September.

We will start with introductions and a free a lunch. Please allow three hours in total for this event. Note – this workshop is designed for a small group and there will be a maximum of 4 places on this workshop.

Please let us know your specific access requirements when you book. You are welcome to bring a support worker or carer. We can provide the following: a portable hearing loop, large print exhibition guide, one to one gallery information assistant to provide you with support, seating in the gallery and we will reimburse your travel expenses.

The Fruitmarket is an accessible building with: a wheelchair accessible toilet, level access on the ground floor, lift access to the upper gallery and a car drop off point directly outside the gallery.

The Fruitmarket access guide and information on how to travel to our building can be downloaded here. An audio version of the gude can be found here

If you require any further information about the workshop please contact:

Tracy Morgan, Community Engagement Manager on 0131 225 2383 or email tracy@fruitmarket.co.uk

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A free, public space for culture in the heart of Edinburgh, the Fruitmarket provides inspiration and opportunity for artists and audiences.

We programme, develop and present world-class exhibitions, commissions, publications, performances, events and engagement activities, opening up the artistic process. Creativity makes space for meaning, and we create a welcoming space for people to think with contemporary art and culture in ways that are helpful to them – for free.

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