Past Exhibitions

Bridge Pottery Collective exhibition | October 2014

11 October 2014 - 02 November 2014

Bridge Pottery Collective exhibition | October 2014The Bridge Pottery Collective (BPC) was established in 2011 as a home for pottery equipment, including a lustre kiln that was bequeathed by Margery Clinton [1932-2004] to her friend, and founding member of the collective, Alison Robinson. In 2011, the BPC opened in St Margaret’s House.
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Black Cube Collective exhibition | September 2014

20 September 2014 - 05 October 2014

Black Cube Collective exhibition | September 2014Scotland-based Black Cube Collective will be returning to exhibit at St Margaret's House with their Annual Show.  With works in all three Galleries, this collection of contemporary art practice is not to be missed.
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St Margaret's House Summer Residents Show 2014

09 August 2014 - 07 September 2014

St Margaret's House Summer Residents Show 2014This August, the 2014 St. Margaret’s House Residents’ Show will showcase the eclectic mix of works produced in the building. All are warmly invited to join us, as we bring together the individual makers and artists who create beautiful works within our building.
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2/1/4/1 presents Draw-in : an exploration of contemporary drawing

12 July 2014 - 27 July 2014

2/1/4/1 presents Draw-in : an exploration of contemporary drawingMonika Grzymala recently said that “everything has been said already in art history... For contemporary artists it is really a challenge what we can add”. From this standpoint, Scotland's own 2|1|4|1 Collective squarely takes aim. This July sees its curatorial premier 'Draw In', an exhibition exploring the role of drawing in emerging contemporary art practice. In the context of an art scene overwhelmingly defined by the moving image and new media – at New York's Frieze, sculpture and 3D pieces…
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Sheila Masson - 'Milk and Honey'

21 June 2014 - 06 July 2014

Sheila Masson - 'Milk and Honey'Having returned to the United Kingdom after 20 years in the United States, photographer Sheila Masson was frequently asked how she could have left a country that is often perceived as being “the land of milk and honey”.  Drawing on two decades of images from her photographic archives, she has curated an exhibition that suggests underlying feelings of tension, fear and disquiet. These sometimes unsettling photographs reveal an alternative view of the USA, removed from the usual glamorous and jingoistic…
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Rosemary Taylor - 'Nothing is Ever Black and White'

21 June 2014 - 06 July 2014

Rosemary Taylor - 'Nothing is Ever Black and White'Rosemary Taylor's seminal exhibition explores landscapes and man-made 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.
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Jamie King - 'Mind Matters'

21 June 2014 - 06 July 2014

Jamie King - 'Mind Matters'For painter Jamie King, his craft acts as a livelihood and also a lifeline, by allowing him to throw himself into other people’s stories.  There are many layers to his work, the main lifeblood of which is people, whether they are engaging with him one-on-one or passing him in a crowd.
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Pixel Age Exhibition - HND2 Computer Arts & Design students of Edinburgh College

07 June 2014 - 15 June 2014

Pixel Age Exhibition - HND2 Computer Arts & Design students of Edinburgh CollegePixel Age is an exciting exhibition of work from the HND2 Computer Arts & Design students of Edinburgh College. The exhibition will demonstrate an array of talent spanning multiple artistic fields and presenting original work exemplifying diverse forms of inspiration.
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Lubi Lykan: An Exhibition of Harris Tweed & Embroidery in Gallery 3

03 May 2014 - 18 May 2014

Lubi Lykan: An Exhibition of Harris Tweed & Embroidery in Gallery 3St Margaret's House invites you to an exhibition of the work of Lubi Lykan, a specialist in the art of couture, with a focus on Harris Tweed & Embroidery. Lubi likes to use the cut of fabric, or bright flares of colour to emphasis the mood and style of each of the unique pieces she creates, using a quality tweeds and fabrics to embellish her designs. This fantastic exhibition, running from  the 3rd of May until the 18th of May, will…
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Cutting Edge- Edge Textile Artists Scotland - Gallery 2

03 May 2014 - 17 May 2014

Cutting Edge- Edge Textile Artists Scotland - Gallery 2Cutting Edge- an exhibition of exciting contemporary textiles. In 1988 the three leading textile art groups in Scotland shared a platform to exhibit work in a highly successful exhibition entitled 'Three Strands'. After several other individual exhibitions, this arrangement was formalised when edge - textile artists scotland was formed in 1999 with the merger of those three textile art groups - Embryo, 'One,6,7' and SETA. The original groups, although coming from different parts of Scotland, shared a common higher educational base in…
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The Line - Yvonne Buskie & Christine Devaney - Gallery 3

19 April 2014 - 27 April 2014

The Line - Yvonne Buskie & Christine Devaney - Gallery 3  Yvonne Buskie is  currently exploring the idea of drawing through dance and sound. Over the past few months, she has intertwined these elements in collaboration with dance artists and musicians. The exhibition gives Yvonne the opportunity to present the idea to the public while it is in development. It is a work in progress, an experiment. In the days before the opening, Yvonne's aim is to create sketches, sculptural forms and sounds within the space. What is created in…
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Steven Hood “Seen and Unseen” - Gallery 1 & 2

05 April 2014 - 27 April 2014

Steven Hood  “Seen and Unseen” - Gallery 1 & 2 An exhibition of work produced over a 25 year period that will include new paintings and works never shown in public before. The subject of the work ranges from the visible reality of landscape and the figure, through to abstraction. The abstract works are inspired by Nature invisible to the naked eye-made visible via technology. Opening Friday 4th of April - 6.30pm Video about the artist : https://vimeo.com/56086192
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Eh? An Exhibition of the Illustrators of St Margaret's House- Gallery 3

05 April 2014 - 13 April 2014

Eh? An Exhibition of the Illustrators of St Margaret's House- Gallery 3EH? Is an exhibtion featuring local illustrators and designers Catherine Anne Hiley, Laura Davis, Mina Braun, Emily Mackenzie, Lizzie Cameron and Keith Thompson. Brought together by their mutual passion for printmaking, they will showcase their latest works in an exclusive exhibition next Friday! On show will be a variety of original prints, cards and artist books as well as original hand printed home furnishings and textiles. St Margaret's House would be delighted if you could join us for the opening event on Friday…
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Colours of Abstraction

23 March 2014 - 23 March 2014

Colours of Abstraction  : A Carnival of Light and Dark Expression - Live Music, Visuals, Painting & Acting -  Free Admission - Starts at 7.30pm Gallery 1 Live Rock and Roll and Former Gypsie Circus Performers from Albania, Bosnia Kansas and Northern Coast come together following separation, inner conflict and solitary confinement.  Expressed emotion from remote places - inspiration from unordinary and extraordinary events.  A Performance of Confusion with Tales of Magic and Mayhem.
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Side Salad - Edinburgh Art College - 3rd Year Painting - Gallery 1, 2 &3

15 March 2014 - 23 March 2014

Side Salad - Edinburgh Art College - 3rd Year Painting - Gallery 1, 2 &3Normally the third year painting exhibition is held around the balcony of the sculpture court at college. This poses certain difficulties because of the limitations of the space, meaning generally large work cannot feature in the show, so this year ECA decided on a change of venue to give students a bit more space to exhibit their work. St Margaret's House presented itself as the ideal location, because of the combination of large areas of wall and floor space and…
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