Past Exhibitions

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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Rhythm and Line

22 October 2016 - 05 November 2016

Rhythm and Line is a collection of recent acrylic paintings and collage work on canvas by Lorna Nisbet. The work encompasses how the rhythm of life is criss-crossed by lines, breaks, intersections which continually transform the human and animal landscapes by applying unexpected texture and depth.
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Collective Amnesia

22 October 2016 - 06 November 2016

Opening Event: Saturday 22 October, 2pm - 5pm First solo exhibition by Aileen A. Paton. ‘Collective amnesia’ was originally a term that indicated how quickly we as a nation or group of nations forget. In other words, we never learn from history. Also termed ‘social amnesia’, it might be explained by our tendency nowadays to suffer from information overload, or ‘hyperconnectivity’. My piece entitled Collective Amnesia comprises multiple pages of TV listings. On closer inspection, the text can be seen to…
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We Are All Immigrants

16 October 2016 - 23 October 2016

Opening event - Sunday 16th October, 3pm - 6pm Pop up audio visual exhibition   Voices of Italian women who moved to Scotland over the last 20 years Created by Charioteer Theatre Curated by Carlo Pirozzi and Donatella Camedda An audio visual exhibition on migrant women. We focused on women immigrated to Scotland in the last 20 years and we asked them to tell their story. These women chose an image that portraits their internal journey. Visitors will have an audio visual experience that…
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Reaching for the Sun – A stitch in time

14 October 2016 - 24 October 2016

Link Up Women’s Support Centre This beautiful quilt is the culmination of a series of craft workshops by the Link Up Women’s Support community in collaboration with one of our members, Lorna Fogden which all our members have contributed to. The work explores themes of growth and the seasons of change we can go through with our mental health.  The quilt is part of the wider 2016 Scottish Mental Health Art and Film Festival (SMHAFF). Alongside the quilt are samples…
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VAU Members Show 2016

01 October 2016 - 16 October 2016

Opening event: Saturday 1st October 1pm - 4pm Refreshments and nibbles provided – all welcome! Visual Artist Unit commits itself to the dual aims of supporting emerging artists based in Scotland and improving public engagement and access to contemporary art for the wider community. Each year, VAU hosts an Annual Members Show in a different location, showcasing individual works by each artist member of the collective and the VAU management committee. VAU was set up by 8 graduates from Grays…
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Erasure: New Drawings by Deirdre Macleod

01 October 2016 - 16 October 2016

Preview - Saturday 1 October 1pm - 4pm Deirdre will exhibit a new body of large-scale and 3D semi-abstract drawings. The starting point for these drawings is the effect upon urban light of changes to the built environment and, in particular, the processes of construction and demolition which affect city light. Deirdre Macleod is a Scottish artist, who takes aspects of her experience of the city as the starting point for her work. She is particularly interested in the ‘view from…
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Between Two Moons

01 October 2016 - 16 October 2016

Private View: Saturday 1 October, 1pm - 4pm The work in this exhibition by Mark Haddon can be seen as a journey made through a landscape without destination, a journey made between two moons. "I’d been thinking about the story Cadmus, who in his search for his sister Europa, had been told by the Delphic Oracle that he should follow a cow and where that cow lay down he should found a city: Thebes. So I thought I might follow my…
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