Monthly Archives: February 2018

Business as usual at St margaret’s House

On Sunday the 25th and Monday the 26th of February we held three successful residents meetings. On the agenda – updates on the sale of St Margaret’s House from the arts community office. They were well attended and we’ve got some great feedback from those who came. This is just the first of many meetings we will host and we will keep you informed of all developments happening.

Arts and Community Director, Sophia Burns, gave an overview of what had happened and what we currently know about the situation and what is still to be determined. Communications Officer, Johanna Crossley-Zels stressed the importance of the questionnaire that has been sent out to Edinburgh Palette residents and how this helps us organise the outpouring of support we have been receiving. Finally Iyo Irabor introduced the Centre for Community Resilience and the Arts as an example of what this transition could mean and how we can take advantage of new opportunities, as well as the proposal to run a resilience festival in September.

We will be working step by step to ensure that we find a sustainable solution for the community currently based at St Margaret’s House in our move forward, making realistic more

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Meandering Narratives

You are invited to view
from the Ice Collective

Under the stairs in the Basement Galleries at Summerhall
opening Friday 23 rd February 6.30 – 9pm
and then daily (Tuesday to Sunday till March 18th)
Our installation will be ‘live’ each day from 12 – 3pm
and at other times if we are there….

The Ice Collective is Mirja Koponen, Michael Wolchover, Lorna Simpson, and Mary Walters – with Pete Searle, Conrad Molleson and the Edinburgh Ice Company.
We have been exploring some ideas about the role of ice on our planet, within the
context of current discussion on climate change, and the role the visual and audio arts can play in this exchange. We are excited to present our first set of work – from a series of experimental sessions with no formal exhibition as deadline.

We welcome you to the basement in Summerhall during our opening times to see
the work and give us your feedback. The small series of installations will change over
the 3 weeks as a result of the nature of our key material – it melts!
We hope to develop this work further, so your comments are important to us.
These presentations are part of PROJECTSUMMERHALL – an exhibition of work by

Summerhall residents and their various wider projects. summerhall/


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Clearance sale- Everything must go!

Artist Isabell Buenz is moving from Studio 4.05 to a tiny home studio and needs to ‘cull’
artwork, furniture and other possessions!

Amongst others Isabell is selling various IKEA shelves, custom made, mobile storage/
desk units, noticeboards and more at bargain prices. Also for sale are beautiful handmade papers, tools, art, craft and note books. All good as new.

In addition, Isabell’s artwork (cards, card holders, paper flowers, altered books) and
her upcycled skirts and accessories are up for sale at 20 % off.

The sale will be on at Studio 4.05 between Tue 6th March – Mon 12th March 2018.

Times are: Mon – Fri 11.30am – 5.30pm , Sat/ Sun 12noon – 4pm
For other times by appointment and details, please contact Isabell on 0775 164 9161.

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Update on the sale of St Margaret’s House

Last week, Sophia Burns (Arts Community Director), Andrew Chainey (Development Manager) and board member Stephen Oswald met in presence of our lawyer with the current owners of St Margaret’s House (the Caledonian Trust) and new owners (the Drum Property Group) in regards to the sale of the building. A provisional time-frame for vacating the premises of 18 months has been discussed and as soon as we receive a signed agreement for the vacancy date we will forward this to you. 

Residents meetings have been scheduled for the end of this week and the beginning of next week.

If you are a resident and haven’t received dates and times about this, come see us in the office or contact Johanna directly at

Please share this information within your collective or organisation or with your studio colleagues.

Thank you again for your patience during this time of transition.

Yours sincerely,
The Edinburgh Palette Team


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Hunt for Mag & Sig

Find Mag & SigThis week – a hunt for Mag and Sig.

Mag and Sig are going to hide in St Margaret’s house, each day on a different floor.

If you find the birds take a photo and come and show us in the arts community office on the 3rd floor next to the main office between 12 and 3 pm to get a surprise reward.

You can follow the adventures of Mag & Sig on our Instagram.


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Event | The Grand Finale

17th Feb
Opens at 7:00 pm
Shows start at 7:30 pm (BE ON TIME!)
Suggested Donation £5 (or more)

Saras Feijóo Grand Finale!#edinburgh @sarasfeijoo

Posted by St Margaret's House on Tuesday, 13 February 2018

After three weeks in the space, you will have the opportunity to appreciate the results of Saras Feijoo’s Creative Residency, including work created through her collaborations with photographer Daniel Dabrowski (Poland/Scotland), VJ and visual artist Sophia Burns (France/Scotland) as well long distance international collaborations with USA based in Brighton, Douglas Karson and New York Fine Artist Molly O’Rilley.

Host by Saras Feijoo, The Grand Finale will also featured performance, dance, music, live art and magic from Scottish-based artists Tim Licata, Emma Snellgrove, Nick Jenkins, Dave House – The Reverse Engineer and Saras Feijoo itself.


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Call for applications Platform: 2018!

We are excited to announce the launch of the call for applications for Platform: 2018!

Platform is an annual opportunity offered by the Edinburgh Art Festival for 4-5 early career artists to showcase new work in a group exhibition as part of Edinburgh Art Festival. This year, artists Jonathan Owen and Hanna Tuulikki alongside our Festival Director, Sorcha Carey, will select the participating artists.

Successful applicants will receive an artist fee, a dedicated production budget and mentoring and support from the Festival team throughout the development and delivery of the exhibition.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 12 March, 5pm. For more information:

For any questions please email

Edinburgh Art Festival Team

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Stuff for Free!

There are a number of items that are available for collection from studio 2.11. The room is unlocked, so you are welcome to go help yourselves.

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Special events | The Doors that Open

9th, 12th, 15th February

Bring your lunch to Gallery 1 and connect with the artist in residence, Saras Feijoo. Chat about what is holding you back with your creativity, connect with other artists and enjoy your lunch at the same time.

Saturday 17th February
Opens at 7:00 pm

Shows start at 7:30pm (BE ON TIME!)
Suggested Donation £5 (or more)

After three weeks in the space, you will have the opportunity to appreciate the results of my Creative time at St Margaret’s House including work created through international collaborations with artists from/in New York – Molly O’Rilley, Poland/Scotland – Daniel Dabrowski and, France/Scotland – Sophia Burns, and keep the drums rolling because there will be more!

… Come …
… On Time …
… To EnjoY the Evening …
… At it Fullest …

Let’s Connect…

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