Past Exhibitions

In The Shadows Cast By Trees

11 November 2017 - 26 November 2017

A collection of images and poetry inspired by nature and mythology Opening Event: Saturday, 11 November 1pm 4pm Free Poetry Workshop: Saturday, 18 November 2pm - 3:30pm As life has its circle; as paths meander and are lost in the forest; as death becomes rebirth, the endless cycle continues. Where we fit into this circle is an open-ended question, a puzzle we try to solve through stories, mythology and religion. And who knows what may be found in the shadows…
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Grown Together: an exhibition about people and trees

11 November 2017 - 26 November 2017

Opening event Saturday 11th November 1-4pm This exhibition brings together 18 artists, makers, poets and designers whose work is intimately connected with trees and woodland. Though their works span a wide variety of media they are all united by a strong affinity with woodland; as a place to observe and connect with nature, as a rich source of metaphor, as a place for reflection and healing, as a link to distant myths and inspiration for new writing, as a sustainable resource…
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Still Point

21 October 2017 - 05 November 2017

Still PointConversations with remote places   Opening event: Saturday 21 October, 2-5pm Closing event: Sunday 5 November, 3-5pm Jacqui Higgs SSA is an Edinburgh-based Dublin-born artist, and qualified art therapist.
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Special event | Open Doors Weekend

21 October 2017 - 22 October 2017

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…
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Medley5

21 October 2017 - 04 November 2017

Medley5: 21 Oct - 5 NovOpening Event: 21 October at 3pm Jane Chisholm and invited artists. Staffed from 1pm - 5pm
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Into the Moment

21 October 2017 - 05 November 2017

Paintings, drawings and silver enamelled jewellery around the theme of microscopic water creatures. A strange fascination with owls and some collaborative work with a woodworker.   Megan Burt has been painting and drawing imagery of microscopic creatures for some time and is finding it interesting to move the theme over to a different medium. Working in 3 dimensional forms  with silver enables her to create more texture and definition.
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Touching the Surface

30 September 2017 - 15 October 2017

Opening event: Saturday 30th September 6.30 - 9pm. Dipa Ward Paintings, prints and general mark making; working towards creating a sense of light and space. The works in this exhibition are predominantly landscape with some paintings and prints of flowers to. Len Grannum My work to date is about exploring my relationship with the external world and personal memories through various media, including collage, chemical and natural materials as well as more traditional media, like oils. I am currently working…
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Mad World: Repeat Prescription

30 September 2017 - 15 October 2017

Mad World: Repeat PrescriptionPreview event: Friday 29th September from 6:30pm An art and knowledge exhibition revealing some of the history of the democratic psychiatry movement which has challenged human rights abuses over decades and changed the way we understand what madness means.
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GuildEd Threads

30 September 2017 - 15 October 2017

Mary Emroiderer's GuildAn Exhibition of Embroidery and Textile Art Opening morning: Saturday 30th September 10:30am - 1pm The Embroiderer's Guild is a registered charity and the Edinburgh Branch has been in existence for over 60 years. At the moment we have 55 members who come from all walks of life. Their many skills and interests combine to make an active and productive group. We have monthly lectures on embroidery related subjects and organise workshops several times a year with experienced tutors who…
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Bestiaires & autres chimères

16 September 2017 - 24 September 2017

Closing event: Saturday 23rd September 6-9pm.  " BESTIAIRE, TOTEMS & AUTRES CHIMÈRES " is an artistic project, in a continuum form, intended to develop itself towards other horizons, with the help and company of others . Incarnated for the first time last year at L'aiguillage, an art gallery in Paris, and then this summer at L'orangerie du Senat in the Luxembourg garden, the project is meant to blossom through its evolution brought by time and with the contribution of other artists,…
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The Too Much Fun Club (The TMFC)’s mural residence and retrospective

05 September 2017 - 24 September 2017

Too Much Fun Club (TMFC)Launch: Friday 8th September, 7pm till 10pm Workshops: Saturday 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,…
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Yvonne Buskie | ... starting to see the end

02 August 2017 - 27 August 2017

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 //
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The mobile ‘Place Standard’ tour

12 July 2017 - 23 July 2017

HERE+NOW in partnership with Leith Creative, in the ‘People & Places: Make Leith Better’ project, invite you to join them for a series of pop up events and curated conversations in conjunction with Leith Late 17 and Architecture Fringe 17. Join HERE+NOW as they take a giant mobile ‘Place Standard’ tool on tour around the streets of Leith. Literally rolling through the streets and pausing at strategic locations along the way, the spinning wheel offers a live invitation of input…
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Horrible Horse and Face, the Face

08 July 2017 - 23 July 2017

Preview event: 7 July, 6pm - 9pm. An exhibition by Danny Leyland of visual art and poetry & sonic performances with special guests.
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Éire Intransition

08 July 2017 - 23 July 2017

SaorisePreview event: 7 July, 6pm - 9pm. Nikkita will be exhibiting her recent work from her project 32 - 26 + 6 - 1. This project is based on the current political situation in Ireland, with a key focus on the landscape, landmarks and territories. The title of her project is a representation of the size of the Island of Ireland, the free state and the occupied six counties with the scale and number of her artworks referring to this. Morgan…
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