As a part of Manuel Solano’s exhibition, _The Top of Each Ripple_ [https://www.dca.org.uk/whats-on/event/manuel-solano], we have invited artist and visual describer Juliana Capes to host a live described tour of the exhibition. With more than 15 years’ experience providing audio descriptions and interpretation for galleries across Scotland, Capes has developed a poetic and emotional describing style which expands on and illuminates artworks in new ways, particularly for audiences who are blind, have low vision, or sensory impairments.
The tour will move through the galleries, offering visual descriptions of a selection of the paintings on display and Capes will share some personal stories from Solano about their life and work.
This event is open to all visitors wishing to experience our galleries in a new light. Guide dogs are always welcome in our galleries. If you require any further assistance, please contact our visitor services team on 01382 432 444, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Juliana Capes is a visual artist with a rich multidisciplinary practice. She exhibits regularly, recently including the Alchemy Film Festival, Edinburgh Art Festival, Royal Scottish Academy, Wdinburgh Sculpture Workshop and Fruitmarket Gallery. Capes is also a visual describer who specialises in visual art, and has trained and consulted many of Scotland’s leading art organisations. Capes has been lead artist on the National Galleries of Scotland’s visual impairment programme since 2002, where she rethinks access to visual art.
As well as 20 years of professional experience in the field of participatory practise, disability and arts accessibility, Capes has lived experience of neurodiversity and disability, as a dyspraxic artist and the parent carer of two children who also have dyspraxia and learning disabilities.