Talking, Listening and Learning

Hospital Activities Programme, July – September 2018

The Makers Everpress T-Shirts

Everpress T-shirts


These Tee designs are from the collaboration between The Makers and illustrator Marcus Oakley. There are 12 designs in total, available to order for 3 weeks, all hand-drawn and printed on 100% organic cotton. We loved making the designs and we hope you enjoy wearing them!

The Makers is open to adults with learning disabilities and autism living in Midlothian who love making, drawing, designing or performing.

The Makers is an ongoing programme of workshops where artists with disabilities work alongside professional artists and choose the creative skills they want to learn or develop based on their individual and common interests.

Each workshop is different and based in fun studio environments within Edinburgh and Midlothian.

Purchase now by visiting Everpress and show your support for all the artists involved in Artlink & The Makers.

Lottery award celebrating young people with creative skills

Young Midlothian People with complex needs awarded Year of the Young Person National Lottery Funding.   £9800 from the National Lottery Year of the Young Person awards will celebrate the creative talents of young people with autism and complex needs. The project entitled Creative Directors, supported by Artlink Edinburgh, will offer one to one support…

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Artlink in Midlothian

Unique projects directed by people with learning disability and autism

Leylines and Curious Routes

at Broxburn United Sports Club from the 12th April to the 3rd of May 2018

Hospital Open Show 2018

Call for submissions

NMS and Ratho Rock Art Outing

Arts Access Rock Rings

Visually impaired Arts Access users found out more about prehistoric rock art this summer, with a hands-on visit to explore the collection at the National Museum of Scotland, followed by a field trip to discover ancient cup and ring marks on Tormain Hill outside Ratho. Arts Access volunteer and archaeologist Tertia Barnett, and Alison Sheridan,…

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Scott vs Demons


As part of the Edinburgh Art Festival, Artlink launches Scott vs Demons, a comic which takes a satirical look at the bureaucratic mistreatment of vulnerable people with chronic ill health and disabilities.

The comic takes as its starting point the experience of Scott Davidson, a young man with autism, and goes on a flight of fantasy where we get to experience the Personal Independence Payments (PIP) assessment process for the ridiculous farce it is.

On show at Artlink will be the original artwork for the comic and an opportunity to meet with some of the people behind the comic and talk with them about the ideas behind its creation.

Exhibition Venue: Artlink, 13a Spittal street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DY

Comic signing with Alan Grant & Scott Davidson: Friday 25th August, 9.30am- 5pm

Exhibition of Original Artwork: Friday 25th and Saturday 26th August,  9.30am – 5pm

Where to buy your copy:  At Artlink, Blackwells Books, Deadhead Comics and other retailers or buy it online by clicking here.