Past Exhibitions

Third Year Exhibition

28 April 2018 - 13 May 2018

‘Third Year Exhibition’ showcases a variety of works by painting, inter-media, sculpture and photography students currently studying at Edinburgh College of Art. This inter-disciplinary exhibition collates a wide variety of artistic styles to produce a bold, energetic collection of work, which highlights the talents of the up-and-coming artists and creates an exciting visual experience for the audience.
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Journeys

07 April 2018 - 22 April 2018

 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.
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Hidden

07 April 2018 - 22 April 2018

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…
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Architexture

07 April 2018 - 22 April 2018

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.
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IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER - Art Exhibiton

19 March 2018

DEEZIGN EVENTS PRESENTS: In the Eye of the Beholder! We welcome you to join us at St. Margaret’s house in the Drawing Room on March 19th for our charity art exhibition, with featured art from QMU students as well as local artists with many pieces available for purchase in a silent auction throughout the night. Displays range from paintings to short films, drawing from many different themes showcasing the talent of young adults in Edinburgh. Our event will give everyone…
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Visual Audio Hub

13 March 2018 - 01 April 2018

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…
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Ray Interactive in residence

13 March 2018 - 01 April 2018

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.
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Gray's School of Art | 4th Year Painting Exhibition

25 February 2018 - 10 March 2018

Private view: Saturday 24th February 6pm – 9pm This exhibition brings the 4th year painters at Gray’s School of Art out of their studios and into a gallery space together for the first time. The students are all painting undergraduates, but this is a diverse group with a range of media on show including video, sculpture, drawing and painting. They have been wholly responsible for organising and presenting this exhibition which has required collaboration, cooperation and a degree of compromise…
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The Doors that Open

29 January 2018 - 18 February 2018

Special Event: 17th February At "The Doors that Open" Creative Residency I will go deeper into the exploration and expression of creativity and I would like you to join me! If you have always wondered what a Creative Process looks like and how it feels, then I invite you to come along in this experience and explore further that curiosity which you have deep inside. Let me hold the space for you.
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Residency | Projection Space

06 January 2018 - 28 January 2018

Meet The Artists events: Monday 15/01 (4pm - 7pm) and Sunday 28/01 (12pm - 3pm) A small group of enthusiasts led by Mary Walters (past director of Edinburgh’s unique Slide Workshop: 1980 – 2000) are to be based at St Margaret’s House in the galleries to explore relationships between a variety of analogue and digital projection methods – and also to investigate the potential of the spaces created by the projected images. One of the core interests of the group is…
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Residency | An artist at work

12 December 2017 - 22 December 2017

Residency with bursary studio artist Anjila Wilson “We often see an artists work installed but not always the journey before hand, the journey which can either be the bounty or the burden of the artists practice, just as life, art is a never ending discovery” Gallery 2 will be used as a working space for the artist to explore various ideas for an up and coming exhibition in July 2018. The gallery will be open to the public to allow…
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Create to Move: Practising Play

12 December 2017 - 22 December 2017

The first iteration of an exploratory collaboration between two visual artists  & one dancer-choreographer. This will be an improvised residency where the artists will respond together through tasks, movement and environment. What challenges and inspirations can arise when you physically can’t be in the same location? One artist will be located in India working at a dance residency, the other two will be at St Margaret’s House whilst also juggling other jobs & commitments. How might they respond when they…
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Mirrie Tales

09 December 2017

The Thrive Archive proudly present:  "Mirrie Tales" - Nimbly told tales from the icy North! (Family friendly stories to warm the coldest heart.) What is a Mirrie Tale? Did you know that on Orkney the Northern Lights are known as the 'Mirrie Dancers’? Mirrie means nimble! St Margaret’s wonderful Christmas Market opens at noon Saturday 9 th December. Stories will be told in the pop-up bookshop hosted by Typewronger Books on the third floor from: 12.30 - 13.00 13.30 - 14.00 14.30…
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Makers' Fair 2017

09 December 2017 - 10 December 2017

Free entrance A cluster of artists and makers holding studios in St Margaret's House will be selling their work in a special, two-day fair, at the beginning of December (9th-10th). ❄❄❄ Beautiful handcrafted gifts made by Edinburgh Palette tenants, with a wide selection of textiles, paintings, jewellery, prints, cards and ceramics on sale. PLEASE NOTE WE ONLY TAKE CASH PAYMENTS! There is a Bank of Scotland with a cash machine just opposite the building on London Road. This year the Makers' Fair…
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Tool Story: making woody things in a buzzing workshop

11 November 2017 - 26 November 2017

Opening Event Saturday, 11 November 1pm - 4pm Workshop Saturday, 18 November - More info to come The Edinburgh Tool Library, a charity building a community for all, without costing the earth. To celebrate our recent 3rd birthday, we have gathered some stories and creations of our volunteers and members. After the success of our exhibition at Custom Lane, we're starting to tour the show with a first stop at our favourite arts & community centre St Margaret's House. What's really exciting this time is…
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