Ray Interactive in residence

Tuesday 13 March - Sunday 1 April
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ray interactive creates interactive installations. At St Margaret’s House, they will be working towards building a multi sensory interactive space for you to come and play in. You will be experimenting with interactive synthesised sound, light and visuals, triggered by objects, midi interfaces and motion detection.

Visual Audio Hub

Tuesday 13 March - Sunday 1 April
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Closing event: Friday 30th March

A 3 week, Visual Audio Hub within the 3 galleries at St Margaret’s House – a residency between 3 AV artists to explore experiment and dive into the realms of lights visuals and sounds to develop immersive experience art forms.

The start of a collaboration to give space and time to three AV artists who normally meet and work on events in the music industry. The short timescale of Festivals and music events makes it always difficult for visual artists to test and develop their art forms, the set-up is short and the opportunity for musicians to have pre-production work rarely occurs.  

This 3 week residency will be the opportunity for each artist to share and use the 3 galleries setting up their own installations inviting musicians and other artists to collaborate and todevelop particular aspects of their practices.


Saturday 7 April - Sunday 22 April
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

An exploration of the infinite possibilities presented by the ultimate building material, clay.

16 ceramic designer makers from the Bridge Pottery Collective celebrate their different approaches and the tactile nature of ceramics through the exhibition Architexture.

Exploring contrast through form, function and surface texture including mark making, patination and glaze chemistry.


Saturday 7 April - Sunday 22 April
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Hidden is a collection of photographic work created by individuals who have caring responsibilities. The work demonstrates the uniqueness of photography, its ubiquitous nature offering the time-starved an opportunity to create and be included.

Treasured family photographs evoke memories and instigate discussion around those we care for. Everyday objects are placed under studio lights, elevating it’s status to more accurately demonstrate its vital role in the successful play of a day. Pinhole cameras
facilitate image making from household waste with long exposure times allowing for
multitasking. A still-life is created from found objects, stumbled across when carrying out
daily chores. An unpaired glove becomes the starting point of photographic narrative, real
or imagined it’s an alternative to reality. Photography has been used to capture a reflection, allowing the subject to play with how they are seen in the world.


Saturday 7 April - Sunday 22 April
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

 A Life Journey through Creativity By Sylvie Stainton

My inspiration as a painter and sculptor comes  from what I observe and feel as it echoes from the world we live in. My work is guided by a deep connection to Nature and its Soul: the outer and inner landscapes, the visible and invisible.

Increasingly what happens in the world emerges through forms, shapes, lines, colours and movement as it expresses itself from the raw materials of the canvases, wood and/or stone.

Thistle Quilters | Transitions Exhibition 1718 - 2018

Saturday 19 May - Sunday 3 June
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A celebration of quilting by one of Scotland’s longest established quilt groups.

Edinburgh based Thistle Quilters is celebrating over 38 years as a thriving quilt group, as well as the 300th anniversary of the 1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet, one of the earliest known dated patchworks in Britain. “It’s the past, present and future of quilting in one event”, said Brenda McDonnell, Chair, Thistle Quilters.