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Conversing Building X AccessArt: Face to Face

May 6 @ 9:00 am May 18 @ 3:30 pm

AccessArt Turning Point Scotland has been part of the creative community of Dumfries and Galloway for over 20 years, facilitating creative opportunities for individuals and communities who have experienced barriers to inclusion.

Our commitment to this continues through our program of sessions & workshops we deliver out of the Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries. We offer a wide variety of creative opportunities to individuals with learning disabilities and/or autism.

This year, the theme for Learning Disabilities Week is Digital Inclusion, as part of this week of awareness, our participants have produced a collective artwork to exhibit at the Stove Cafe, from the 6th to the 18th of May.

Technology is shaping our daily lives more than ever and the question of digital inclusion has become increasingly vital.

This was most apparent during the lockdowns when video conferencing platforms such as Zoom and Teams replaced face-to-face social interaction with digital connection. ‘Face to Face’ explores the quality of the connections we make online It investigates the notions of “poor connection” and “good connection”. Just as a digital connection can vary in quality, so can social ones; our artwork attempts to visualise this idea.

The exhibition takes the form of a series of three-dimensional heads varying in size and levels of complexity. Each head is wrapped in a hand-drawn map that has been semi-abstracted through a process of drawing, collaging and re-drawing.

For more information about the exhibition or AccessArt, Turning Point Scotland please contact us by email, [email protected] Tel No 01387 950428

Face to Face is on display from Monday the 6th of May till Saturday the 18th of May in the Stove Cafe (closed on Sundays).


01387 950428

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100 High Street
Dumfries, DG1 2BJ United Kingdom
01387 252435
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Access Information: Level Access in rear of building through adjacent close to left-hand side of the Cafe (facing the front of the building). To ensure your experience with us is as best as it can be, please do let us know if you have any specific access requirements and we’d be happy to help. Please email Kevin or Sal on: [email protected] or phone 01387 252435 and speak with one of our team. We are able to provide walk-throughs of the building before attending our events as well as assign seating before your arrival.

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