Exhibitions

Yvonne Buskie | ... starting to see the end

Wednesday 2 August - Sunday 27 August
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Live closing event:  Wednesday 23rd August 7-8pm

A collaborative retreat at St Margaret’s House

Six collaborating artists, Yvonne Buskie with Guest Artists Christine Devaney (Dancer+Choreographer), Luke Sutherland (Musician), Evy Tjåland (Visual Artist), Margarita Vazquez Ponte (Multi Media), Nik Paget-Tomlinson (Musician), create an evolving environment influenced by ideas of piety and vandalism. An integration of drawing, sound, performance, projection, and sculptural objects.

// Part of the Edinburgh Art Festival 2017 //

The Too Much Fun Club (The TMFC)’s mural residence and retrospective

Tuesday 5 September - Sunday 24 September
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Workshops: 9th and 23rd of September
Closing event with special event 22nd-23rd of September.
Exhibition: 5th -24th of September..

Edinburgh Palette has invited the TMFC to a 3 week residency in their Galleries at St Margaret’s House themed around the collective creation of murals offering the public a new insight into its creative process. It will offer the Edinburgh based art collective a space to create together and with the public through workshops, exhibiting artwork, and to set up a pop up shop.

The TMFC artists have always united their styles and individuality into creating big illustrative, playful murals, often showing colloquial characters with a jovial surrealism in an eclectic style. You may be familiar with the TMFC work after their 24 meter long collective mural in Gallery 1 in January 2016 and their collaboration with Edinburgh Collage Collective  in the building later that year, so the Edinburgh Palette sought to invite the collective again.

Special event | Open Doors Weekend

Saturday 21 October - Sunday 22 October
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

St Margaret’s House residents will open the doors of their studios this Autumn, on the 21st and 22nd of October 2017. This is a fantastic opportunity to discover the wonders that lie behind the door of each studio in the building, and meet an astounding array of creative people from all fields from art to charity, crafts and other worlds.

For the first time, we are delighted also this year to open our doors to the Scottish International Storytelling Festival for a fantastic travel from studio to studio with our in-house storyteller Jan Bee Brown from the Thrive Archive. Want to get your studio involved? Read the invitation from Jan Bee Brown here.

Free workshops, a pop-up café and one-off performances will take place across the building’s eight storeys. Visitors will also be able to enjoy three exhibitions in our galleries from Medley 5, Jacqui Higgs and Mary Walters, and Megan Burt.

Grown Together: an exhibition about people and trees

Saturday 11 November - Sunday 26 November
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

What do trees and woodland mean to you? Artists/makers are invited to submit works to celebrate the role that trees and woods play in our lives. Open call exhibition timed to coincide with the launch of the a new national ‘Tree Charter’.

Open call information: here