Past Exhibitions

Collidoscope

12 December 2015 - 20 December 2015

Private view Saturday 12, from 12:00pm   Collidoscope showcases five artists form five disciplines, colliding together to show their latest works in St Margaret's House.   The exhibition crosses traditional art and craft bounderies and features artists from Scotland, Poland and Taiwan showing painting, sculpture, textile, print and pottery. Artists and crafts makers who would never otherwise collide are coming together to create something magical.
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Makers' Christmas Market 2015

12 December 2015 - 13 December 2015

Saturday 12 December 2pm - 8pm Sunday 13 December 12pm - 6pm Back by popular demand, local artists and makers will be selling unique Christmas gifts in this special, two-day event. Expect to see cards, prints and handmade crafts, in this festive celebration for the whole family.
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Art Auction with a Difference | Leah Merete Robb

28 November 2015

Bidding starts 4:00 pm Leah Robb has a very diverse approach to art-making ranging from figure drawings to psychological portraiture, from filmmaking to political street art. The auction revisits her journey there, with works up for purchase going as far back as 1992.
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Edinburgh Palette & UPMO Postcard Art Auction

26 November 2015

Upward Mobility and Edinburgh Palette are hosting the first Postcard Art Auction.  Artists on every floor of the Edinburgh Palette building, including UPMO, are invited to collect a free postcard sized piece of MDF and to cover it in art of their choosing.
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Rose Street Project

21 November 2015 - 07 January 2016

Several visual artists holding studios in St Margaret's House have created installations and displays in shopfronts along Rose Street for Christmas. The project was curated by Karl Finn Graham, and has been made possible through partnership funding from Essential Edinburgh.
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Re:See It 3

24 October 2015 - 15 November 2015

Private view Friday 23 October Artists respond to the concepts of environmental sustainability in this special group exhibition, which encourages a Scotland-wide artistic response to global climate change. This third Re:See It exhibition at St Margaret's House extends its reach this year, calling on the creative communities engaged with Creative Carbon Scotland Edinburgh and the Green Tease Network in addition to tenants of St Margaret's House.
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Medley 3 | MIX & Invited artists

24 October 2015 - 15 November 2015

Private view Friday 23 October Third incarnation of the interdisciplinary and varied group show, featuring media by invited artists, makers and designers.
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A Bird Does Not Sing Because It Has an Answer, It Sings Because It Has a Song

10 October 2015 - 16 October 2015

Private view Friday 9 October, 6:00 pm This beautiful exhibition is the culmination of a series of craft workshops by the Link Up Women’s Support Centre community, in collaboration with artist and jeweller Fiona Hermse. The work explores themes of support, connection, nature, transience and expression.
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Link Up Women’s Support Centre | AGM

09 October 2015

This is Link Up Women’s Support Centre's first AGM taking place in their new home, St Margaret's House. The event is free to attend and everyone is welcome. Please RSVP via email.
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Shapes that Shift Desire | Naked Aye Art

03 October 2015 - 18 October 2015

Saturday 3 October from 7:00 pm Opening event Featuring live performances and installation in St Margaret's House Followed by after-party in Safari Lounge Naked Aye multi-arts exhibition, with visual arts at its centre, is a group show with works by Scotland-based artists, engaging and playing with the creative and subversive energies of desire connected to the human figure.
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Open Studios Weekend

12 September 2015 - 13 September 2015

The artists, designers and charities based in St Margaret’s House will welcome the public in a special weekend event. Located on Edinburgh’s London Road, it opens its doors to the public on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September. Open Studios was started to reveal the breadth of the art, projects and enterprises going on within the brown brick building. Edinburgh Palette has been steadily transforming the space into a vibrant art centre since 2008.
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A Potter, a Painter and a Poet

31 July 2015 - 30 August 2015

Open Preview evening | Thursday 30 July from 6:00 pm Crystal-glazed stoneware, porcelain and multi-textured golded pots; paintings, drawings and installations growing from a deep relationship with pottery and an ancient Perthshire landscape; poetry exhibited and read around the galleries – three artists explore the natural world and make connections between their work in an unusual collaborative exhibition.
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From a Horizontal Line | Robyn Benson

27 June 2015 - 12 July 2015

Preview evening | Friday 26 June St Margaret's House is excited to present new works by Robyn Benson that explore structural capabilities of the curve. Employing a purposeful rudimentary approach to construction, Benson’s work aims to acknowledge and ascertain founding rules of structural support resulting in temporal, self-sufficient structures that only exist at a single point of balance.
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24 | Dominic McIvor

27 June 2015 - 12 July 2015

Preview evening | Friday 26 June St Margaret's House is delighted to announce 24, by recent Gray's School graduate Dominic McIvor. Dominic's large-scale works are created by repeating a colour sequence (of 24 small squares, hence the title) hundreds of times over, before peeling the canvas to see what remains.
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14.15

27 June 2015 - 12 July 2015

Preview evening | Friday 26 June   We're going on a mystic quest. We're a gang of rebels and we don't give a damn what you think about us. It's different. Better? No, just different.
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