Past Exhibitions

Somewhere in this Song | Alan McGowan

17 January 2015 - 08 February 2015

Opening night | Friday 16 January St Margaret's House is pleased to announce Somewhere in this Song, an exhibition of new work by Alan McGowan.
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Doorways to the Divine | Icon painters

17 January 2015 - 08 February 2015

Opening night | Friday 16 January Curated by Basia Mindewicz, Doorways to the Divine features work by six artists who are exploring the idea of art as a spiritual path. Some of the work on show is inspired by the traditions of Christian or Buddhist iconography, depicting figures such as angels which symbolize states of prayer and contemplative vision.  Others are interested in the possibility of directly channelling imagery from a universal spiritual source.
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Away Being | January 2015

04 January 2015 - 10 January 2015

The Thrive Archive is the brainchild of curator and artist Jan Bee Brown. Encouraging us to think about home, heritage and, in particular, what makes Scotland feel so homely   Bringing together musical performances, visual projections by Mettje and the Air Mail envelopes we've all been decorating, all will be made welcome!             FAQs What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Free parking accessed via Restalrig Road South, enter car park and follow the railway line to…
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Winter Open Studios | November 2014

29 November 2014 - 30 November 2014

The artists, makers and craftspeople of St Margaret’s House are opening their studios to the public for a weekend-long event. Family-friendly workshops, a craft fair, a café and one-off performances will take place across the building’s eight storeys. Located on the city’s London Road, it opens its doors to the public on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 November. For the official programme of the weekend's events, click here.
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The Makers' Fair | November 2014

29 November 2014 - 30 November 2014

As part of our Open Studios weekend, a cluster of artists and makers holding studios in St Margaret’s will be selling their work in a special, two-day fair. Expect to see paintings, greetings cards and prints for sale, alongside handmade crafts such as ceramics, soaps, candles and soft textiles. This event will take place on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 November in Gallery 2. The dates were selected with Christmas shoppers firmly in mind - though we do expect to see…
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My Mother's Flat exhibition | November 2014 | Gallery 2

08 November 2014 - 23 November 2014

Spaces we live in and spaces we visit have an impact on our mood and well-being. They are especially important when we are not well. Some public spaces, for example Maggie's Support Centres, Homoeopathic Hospital in Glasgow and Kettle's Yard in Cambridge, make us feel good even though we may have different tastes and ideas about art and design.
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Medley2 exhibition | November 2014 | Gallery 1

08 November 2014 - 23 November 2014

An interesting and interdisciplinary show including Dundee graduate artists and designers and HND Textile Students from Edinburgh College.
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Lifeworld exhibition | November 2014 | Gallery 3

08 November 2014 - 23 November 2014

In Lynn Ahrens' work, themes extracted from the origins of life through childhood, art and imagination recur and take new forms. Lifeworld is a selection of figurative paintings and paperworks exploring these human themes.The situations in which Ahrens posits the figures determine the form they take, as much as they themselves inform the scenes around them. The arising interaction between subject and surroundings gives shape and colour to the metaphors Ahrens' work explores.Opens Friday 7th November from 6.30pm.The exhibition runs…
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Free Lecture | Lustre: A True Nanotechnology

19 October 2014

All are warmly invited to attend Lustre Alchemy: A true Nanotechnology, a talk that will be lead by Trinitat Pradell, Professor of Applied Physics, UPC-BarcelonaTech and is arranged in partnership with the Bridge Pottery Collective's Celebrating Ceramics exhibition.  The talk unveils the science behind lustre, how the nanostructure is obtained and how it is related to the lustre colour and shine, explores the main features of historical lustre productions, in particular how the amazing history of lustre production relates to ancient Alchemy.…
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Bridge Pottery Collective exhibition | October 2014

11 October 2014 - 02 November 2014

The 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

Scotland-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

This 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

Monika 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

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'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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