Past Exhibitions

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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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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