Past Exhibitions

All in Good Taste

17 June 2017 - 02 July 2017

Preview event: Friday 16 June 6-8pm 'All in good taste' takes a look into what makes people identify a place as home. With a wide variant in style there is an exploration from each artist into where they perceive to be their home - within country, themselves or objects.
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All at Once

20 May 2017 - 04 June 2017

The Golden Trailer Collective - Kavadi: Faded GloryOpening night Saturday 20 May, 6pm Closing festivities Saturday 3 June, 3pm till 8pm > Have a look at the detailed programme of the festivities here ! ALL AT ONCE' is something you can chant at the end of a music gig instead of 'one more tune'. The themes of this show include (but are not exclusive to): who is crazy? who is sane?, the slow death of the heart through capitalism, warriors, total environmental destruction, culture in decline, and the universe (all at…
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ECA | Running Up That Hill

29 April 2017 - 13 May 2017

Preview Friday 28 April, 6pm “Running Up That Hill” is an exhibition showcasing the progressing art practices of third year Edinburgh College of Art students from the four disciplines of Painting, Intermedia, Sculpture and Photography. The exhibition encapsulates a variety of perspectives reflecting the exciting diversity of ways in which our generation is approaching contemporary art practice. From the navigation of everyday society and the re-examination of conditions rooted in art history to the creation of imagined worlds and narratives, a…
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Unstill Life - Alan McGowan

15 April 2017 - 23 April 2017

Exhibition and Book Launch: 22nd of April 5-6pm Artists Talk. 6-8pm Book Launch and exhibition. 7.30pm Musical performance by “Sink”, videos, short films and projections. What if stillness in the life room is only a context, like silence is to music? Alan McGowan's expressive life paintings explore the relationship between our perceptions, the movement of life all around and the attempt to encapsulate it in the language of paint. "Unstill Life" is both an exhibition of paintings and the launch of…
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Watershed

25 March 2017 - 08 April 2017

Girl with Two Men 70cmx62cm oil on canvasPreview on the evening of Friday 24 March. Solo exhibition by Lynn Ahrens This is an exhibition of  figurative paintings which embody in themselves the situations they are in, which revive current concerns with cultural memory and myth.
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No Woman is an Island

25 March 2017 - 08 April 2017

Winter Trees Blue - Rona MacLeanPreview on the evening of Friday 24 March. An exhibition of paintings, handcrafted prints and other artwork by Rona MacLean, Aileen Grant and other women artists. 'No Woman Is An Island' is an annual exhibition. In this, its fifth year, the exhibition features work by Gillian Murray, as well as regulars Aileen Grant, Cat Outram and Rona MacLean. Several other women artists and makers are in support. This Edinburgh-based network of women artists and makers meet on a regular basis…
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Anima 2017

25 March 2017 - 08 April 2017

Preview on the evening of Friday 24 March “The saviour of the world is you” In 2016 Anima started as a collaboration between Basia Mindewicz and David Mola. We have been using symbology of orthodox iconography as a creative source of inspiration, focusing on the meditative process of art making. In Anima 2017 our aim is to express the inner power hidden in people. This time the result of the research and investigation comes in the shape of sculptural pieces…
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Gray’s Interim Exhibition

04 March 2017 - 18 March 2017

Gray's Interim ExhibitionPreview evening: Saturday 4 March 6.00 - 8:00pm Each year, the 4th Year Painting Department at Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, present an interim exhibition of their work. This year marks the seventh year in a row that the exhibition has been installed at The Edinburgh Palette in St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh. The exhibition is organised in its entirety by the students, from logistics and marketing to curation and installation. Nineteen Honours year students will present a body of work…
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Makers' Fair 2016

10 December 2016 - 11 December 2016

Photos of the Makers' Fair 2015Join us in celebrating the diversity of resident makers in St Margaret's House at our festive Makers' Fair 2016.  Beautiful handcrafted gifts made by Edinburgh Palette tenants, with a wide selection of textiles, paintings, jewellery, prints, and pottery on sale. This year the Makers' Fair will be set in all 3 galleries: Gallery 1 - Ceramics / Stone & Sculpture / Jewellery... Gallery 2 - Textiles / Feltmaking / Quilt... Gallery 3 - Paper work / Cards / Calendars... There will…
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People Know How

29 November 2016 - 04 December 2016

Image of work by People Know HowJust because we are young, doesn't mean we don't have anything to say… Positive Transitions is a project that helps young people to make a great start as they begin secondary school. We are consulting 860 young people as they start secondary school in Edinburgh and this exhibition features their art work and comments.
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The 2nd Annual ANTIFUCKTARIAN EXHIBITION

20 November 2016 - 27 November 2016

A short definition of AntiFucktArianism: A group of anonymous artists who employ,  found objects, leafleting, stickering, film Collage, and other cheap n' cheerful, quick n' nasty or even sly and devious ways to protest against/undermine and shine a light on the tactics of - FucktArianism. The control exerted by ‘The FucktArians’, the  ‘Above’. The elites who own the money supply and will soon own the water supply. Those who look after themselves at the expense of humanity. Why? For instance: Five…
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From Iceland to Orchids

12 November 2016 - 27 November 2016

Opening event: Friday 11th of November, 6:30pm Capturing the light, revealing the wonders of the world, photographic exploration is at the heart of the F8 group. From landscape to montage, from portrait to macro, from Iceland to Orchids, every image full of creative inspiration. Eleven photographers with contrasting styles and eclectic skills have united to exhibit a rainbow of photographic excellence. Iceland To Orchids presents the essence of the group’s endeavours over the past year. Every picture has a story frozen at the time…
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Martin Metcalfe - OUTSIDER TRADING

12 November 2016 - 20 November 2016

Opening event: Friday 11th of November, 6:30pm Martin Metcalfe's 4th exhibition has embraced outsider art to express his feelings on a marginalised & disenfranchised people in Western society. He tries to focus on the childlike and the strange in an attempt to remind the world of it’s humanity.
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Juncture

12 November 2016 - 27 November 2016

Opening event: Friday 11th of November, 6:30pm Upward Mobility is an Edinburgh based charity providing support and opportunities for adults with learning difficulties and autism. As well as providing tailored support services, we have a growing reputation for our curriculum of creative workshops, educational activities and vocational programmes. Since 2006, we’ve been encouraging our students to develop confidence, imagination and life skills through music, drama, art and other expressive and physical activities. 'Juncture' is an exhibition of student's work produced over…
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Medley4

22 October 2016 - 05 November 2016

Opening Event: Saturday 22 October, 2pm Art and design exhibition including work by Mix graduates from Dundee Textile students from Edinburgh College William J. Gall Jane Crisholm
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