Barter at Dalkeith Palace

Dalkeith House
Dalkeith Country Park, Midlothian, EH22 2NA
Monday 6 – Saturday 11 October 2014.

12 – 1.30pm.
Free admission.

For one week at Dalkeith Palace, artists from Artlink’s Barter project have reworked the grand entrance hallway of the Palace, which currently houses U.S. university students from the Experience Scotland study abroad programme.  Together with professional artists, barter project participants have changed furniture, added their pictures, created new ornaments, as well as created some comfy seating, making the space look entirely different.  In exchange, students will offer their skills from line dancing, guitar recitals, cookery classes in American foods to local community groups.  A lovely way to exchange skills and open up an altogether different understanding of the local community.

The palace exhibition is the latest Artlink ‘Barter’; a Midlothian based series of exchanges between people with learning disability, and locally based organisations. The project itself is unique but simple:  an artwork is made especially for an organisation, and is traded for an experience or skill for the makers (logical people with learning disabilities).

Click here for more information on the exhibition and the Barter project.

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