11th May – 28th of August 2022 | Tuesdays to Fridays 12 noon to 5pm; Saturdays / Sundays 12 noon to 6pm [closed on Mondays]

The exhibition is the culmination of many years of collaboration between Artlink and Cherry Road Learning Centre in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, exploring ways to involve people with profound and multiple learning disabilities in the creative process – through watching, listening and learning from the sensory detail that delights, working intensively to share this with those who care as well as those who are cared for. 

“It might seem so simple, a gentle brush on a face, a ball jiggling in a hand – these are all incredibly powerful moments of communication.”  Laura Spring, Artist  

We invite you into an interactive landscape of light, sound, touch and smell. From a huge silk sail which sways softly in a breeze, to a sculptural ramp that translates audio into vibrating pulses, a series of little worlds that dance with sound movement and smells, light and texture projected through a magnifying water lens, and a playful tower emitting light, smoke and bubbles. Each installation within this gentle fairground offers an ever-changing and immersive encounter.

Please also visit our dedicated Human Threads resources page for further information.