Shanghai Exhibition

Our proverbCulture Gate from Shanghai are warmly inviting all residents and friends of St Margaret’s House to join them for drinks and nibbles at the opening of their Shanghai Exhibition, displaying works by students from the Culture Gate Art Centre based there.

Evian Lu, a longtime friend and contact of the building, will be setting up the show in the following days – it opens on Monday 18th of August in the lobby of the Ground Floor (G.25),  from 12-4pm.

Open Doors- Last Chance to catch the weekends worth of Fun!

St Margaret’s House Open Door’s Weekend is up and running, with fabulous exhibitions featuring Lubi Lykan‘s Tweed Couture & Embroidery  and  Cutting Edge – an exhibition of exciting contemporary textiles by  Edge textile artists Scotland .

Th full program launched on Saturday with a range of workshops, exhibits and open studios, for the public to explore and create within this fantastic creative hub.  Gallery 1  house somed great Felt making workshops  with Heather Potten yesterday, as well as a  Puppet show & creating puppets with Le Petit Monde, Glass Art with Denise Horn, the Daisy Daisy project with artist Jan Bee Brown & textile workshops with Awesome Folk (artist Kate Burwell & Lorna Brown).

Excitement builds for upcoming exhibition ‘nothing is ever black and white’ by resident artist Rosemary Taylor

Saturday 21 June – Sunday 6 July
Gallery 3

This important exhibition of Rosemary’s recent work will explore landscapes and manmade objects placed within them.  Her pared-down pieces are at once beautiful and thought-provoking, as viewers themselves pare down the layers of meaning in her stark palette.

Edinburgh Palette are Looking for Voluntary Exhibition Invigilators for the Summer Show

Edinburgh Palette are looking for voluntary exhibition invigilators to help co-ordinate their annual summer exhibition, held at St Margaret’s House. The charity is looking for enthusiastic and engaged individuals to help run the overall day to day activity of the gallery spaces, with duties  that would include:

Scottish Lustre: Keeping the flame alive- An Exciting Opportunity for Potters to Exhibit & Attend Workshops

St Margaret’s House is excited to announce a series of workshops and an open call for exhibiting potters,  as part of the Heritage Lottery Funded ‘Scottish Lusture: Keeping the Flame Alive’ currently taking place in  in conjunction with Bridge Pottery Collective.

‘Just’- Free Film Festival Comes to St Margaret’s House

film festival poster fb St Margaret’s is pleased to be hosting screenings as part of ‘Just’ Free Film Festival running from the 10th-15th of March. The festival  will explore over 30 fantastic award-winning films (primarily focusing on documentaries) from around the world. All the screenings from this years festival are free and open to the public and will hopefully act as a spring board to a lot of fruitful discussion .

On the final day of the festival, 15th March, St Margaret’s House will play host not one but two series of screenings, focusing on Gender Issues (12:00pm- 2:30pm)  and  the Sex Industry (3:00pm-5:30pm). After which  Shakti Women’s Aid and OABI will give a live Q&A after screenings,  focusing on the issues raised around gender violence, feminism and the the sex industry.  All this will take place in G21, the small theatre space run by Jen Mcgregor, who runs tight laced theatre.

The films to be shown include ‘Thin Walls’ (selected for the 2007 Stockholme film festival) ‘Oppressed Majority’ (recently picked up by the guardian film section) ‘We are Foot Soldiers’ (a powerful story of the children of sex trafficked women) and ‘Lest we Forget’ (a story of redemption from domestic violence, set in Scotland) amongst many others.  

For Further details please download the Just Film Festival Flyer to read more about the festival.

Artists’ BookMarket 2014

Some of the St Mag’s tenants will be contributing to this years Artists’ BookMarket on the 1st March 2014. The event will take place at the Fruitmarket Gallery…

They’re welcoming new voices to join with favourite previous guests to present their work. This year, there’s a lean towards some of the most interesting artist-led publishing with the likes of Book Works, Riding House and Fillip Magazine joining us. We’re also welcoming some of the most exciting younger groups of artists working in book form, with energetic collectives like Commingle Press, Kalopsia and a second visit from ECA’s prodigious illustration department.

You can take part in a workshop with famed course-leader Rachel Hazell and hear talks throughout the day from artists’ books figures discussing their work. And of course, browse and buy from the stalls, more of them this year than ever before.


1st March 2014 at the Fruitmarket Gallery
1st March 2014 at the Fruitmarket Gallery

One hundred or One Damned Nations

Edinburgh College of Art

3rd – 14th February 2014

This promises to be a brave attack on the positioning of the arts establishment, with an intention of re-addressing class injustice in a time of austerity. Limited Means /Unlimited Expression.

An exhibition of work curated by Hugh Mooney (a recent arrival to Edinburgh) by artists who have created their works for either £1 or £100.