Monthly Archives: August 2016

Visitors this week – photos

This week we’ve had two special guest visitors to St Margaret’s House – see the photos below.

On Tuesday, Kezia Dugdale, Leader of the Scottish Labour Party, visited for a tour of the building and galleries. She was very keen to learn more about what we do here and the activities taking place on her doorstep.

Today, Wednesday, we welcomed the Director of Creative Industries for Creative Scotland, Clive Gillman, who is tasked with implementing the Creative Industries Strategy 2016-2017. Clive was previously Director of Dundee Contemporary Arts and, being a keen artist himself, is interested in how St Margaret’s House has developed and the many goings on inside the building.

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Special Guests at St Margaret’s House

We’re excited to announce two very important visitors to the building next week.

On Tuesday we welcome the Leader of the Scottish Labour Party, Kezia Dugdale, for a mini tour of the building and galleries. Kezia is local to the area and very keen to learn more about the activities taking place on her doorstep. She’ll be popping in around 10.30 am, so say hello if you see her or if she knocks on your studio door.


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Have They Taken Us Now?

Have they taken us now? by Saras Feijóo

The human race is being “exterminated”… Is this who we really are? Is this a clear result of our addictions and its consequences?

Have They Taken Us Now? A performance-based exhibition by Saras Feijóo

Have They Taken Us Now?
Opens daily from 11am-6pm until 28th August.
Closing Night Party +++ 27th August!!!!
+++ 6:30pm-10pm ++++

Dear Friend,

There is no doubt that this month has been full of surprises… Sun, rain, wind and a great number of performances happening in almost every corner of beautiful Edinburgh. Have you seen anything you would recommend? Please do get in touch with your suggestions!

First at all, we want to THANK all of you who came to our Opening Night Party on 6th August and for being so warm and receptive –  for those of you who couldn’t make it, don’t worry, we know you were there with us in spirit.

THANK YOU also to our wonderful performers who made the night so special: Marta Girón AdánFiona Oliver-Larkin, Jelena Markovic, Atzi MuramatsuEsther SwiftSuzi Cunningham and Tarha Erena Sarmiento.

THANK YOU The Raw Ginger Piece for providing us with their raw cakes delights. They will be back for our Closing Night Party too. Do not miss out!

And last but not least, THANK you all the team from St. Margaret’s House for giving us the space to create and for hosting us with so much generosity and love!


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Opportunity | Dumbiedykes Community Arts Project – Tender Invitation

Community Artists – Tender Invitation
Dumbiedykes Community Arts Project, Edinburgh

Arts, Identity and Pride– Inspired by You!

We are looking for an experienced Community Artist/s to work with local residents in Dumbiedykes to deliver a Community Arts Project. The Project will engage and involve the community to develop an art installation focused around the themes of pride and identity, people and place. more

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Directory Launch

We are delighted to unveil a new function on the Edinburgh Palette website that will act as a directory for our residents at St Margaret’s House.

Visitors will be able to use the website to search for a resident, or to look up artists and businesses in the building. Each profile will have a short description, images, links to a website and social media and an optional contact form.

You will be able to edit and add information to your profile. The Residents Directory will go “live” on the website early September, once all the information has been tested for publishing.

As a resident, you have an account. You just need to activate it reseting your password hereIf you don’t receive an email when reseting your password, it might be because we have incomplete contact details for you. In which case please get in touch with Cécile (who is now replacing Karl as Arts Community Assistant) with your name and studio number, to check you’re on the system –

Residents sharing or sub-letting studios can create separate profiles. Please message Cécile with your name and studio number.

If you feel that this is not for you and would prefer to be removed from the new system completely, then please get in touch with Cécile.

If you don’t have stable internet access, then feel free to to use the Library computer on the Third Floor.

The earlier you activate your account and fill-in your details the better as we will be able to test properly the full function of the Resident Directory.

Regards from a sunny office at St Margaret’s House,
From the Edinburgh Palette Arts Community Team


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Event | P+P

Place and platform bannerTen artists, ten cardboard boxes, ten new art works.

Artist-run collective place + platform host ‘P+P’ – a group exhibition of national and international artists in the basement of Pack and Send, a courier company based on Leith Walk.

Each artist has been sent a 30 x 30 x 30 cardboard box and asked to use it as the basis for creating or sending a new art work. Expect a mix of installation, animation, painting and object-making by artists exploring ideas around the figure, the fantastical and spontaneity.

FRI 19th AUG, 7pm – 9:30pm @ Pack and Send
Featuring tunes by MR CHOON,
Spoken Word by KRISH KRUSH.
Plus hotdogs, lemonade & homebrew cider!! more

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RBS Art Contest: Be the next 30 metre ad at Edinburgh Airport + Cash Prize

RBS art competitionGet your artwork seen on the Royal Bank of Scotland’s 30 metre poster at Edinburgh Airport!

Attention all creatives. Win the ultimate showcase for your work.

The Royal Bank of Scotland is offering a unique opportunity to have your artwork displayed on one of its most iconic advertising sites, the Edinburgh Airport.

Paint, snap or doodle what you think makes Edinburgh an iconic city and you can win a chance to get your artwork displayed on a 30 metre canvas at Edinburgh Airport. The winner will also receive £1,500 compensation for their work.  more

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