Past Exhibitions

Architexture

07 April 2018 - 22 April 2018

ArchitextureAn 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

In the Eye of the Beholder - Art ExhibitionDEEZIGN 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

Sophia Burns - PronomadesClosing 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 InteractiveRay 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

The Doors that Open - Saras FeijooSpecial 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

Mary WaltersMeet 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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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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