Past Exhibitions

Rose Street Project

21 November 2015 - 07 January 2016

Several visual artists holding studios in St Margaret's House have created installations and displays in shopfronts along Rose Street for Christmas. The project was curated by Karl Finn Graham, and has been made possible through partnership funding from Essential Edinburgh.
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Re:See It 3

24 October 2015 - 15 November 2015

Private view Friday 23 October Artists respond to the concepts of environmental sustainability in this special group exhibition, which encourages a Scotland-wide artistic response to global climate change. This third Re:See It exhibition at St Margaret's House extends its reach this year, calling on the creative communities engaged with Creative Carbon Scotland Edinburgh and the Green Tease Network in addition to tenants of St Margaret's House.
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Medley 3 | MIX & Invited artists

24 October 2015 - 15 November 2015

Private view Friday 23 October Third incarnation of the interdisciplinary and varied group show, featuring media by invited artists, makers and designers.
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A Bird Does Not Sing Because It Has an Answer, It Sings Because It Has a Song

10 October 2015 - 16 October 2015

Private view Friday 9 October, 6:00 pm This beautiful exhibition is the culmination of a series of craft workshops by the Link Up Women’s Support Centre community, in collaboration with artist and jeweller Fiona Hermse. The work explores themes of support, connection, nature, transience and expression.
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Link Up Women’s Support Centre | AGM

09 October 2015

This is Link Up Women’s Support Centre's first AGM taking place in their new home, St Margaret's House. The event is free to attend and everyone is welcome. Please RSVP via email.
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Shapes that Shift Desire | Naked Aye Art

03 October 2015 - 18 October 2015

Saturday 3 October from 7:00 pm Opening event Featuring live performances and installation in St Margaret's House Followed by after-party in Safari Lounge Naked Aye multi-arts exhibition, with visual arts at its centre, is a group show with works by Scotland-based artists, engaging and playing with the creative and subversive energies of desire connected to the human figure.
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Open Studios Weekend

12 September 2015 - 13 September 2015

The artists, designers and charities based in St Margaret’s House will welcome the public in a special weekend event. Located on Edinburgh’s London Road, it opens its doors to the public on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 September. Open Studios was started to reveal the breadth of the art, projects and enterprises going on within the brown brick building. Edinburgh Palette has been steadily transforming the space into a vibrant art centre since 2008.
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A Potter, a Painter and a Poet

31 July 2015 - 30 August 2015

Open Preview evening | Thursday 30 July from 6:00 pm Crystal-glazed stoneware, porcelain and multi-textured golded pots; paintings, drawings and installations growing from a deep relationship with pottery and an ancient Perthshire landscape; poetry exhibited and read around the galleries – three artists explore the natural world and make connections between their work in an unusual collaborative exhibition.
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From a Horizontal Line | Robyn Benson

27 June 2015 - 12 July 2015

Preview evening | Friday 26 June St Margaret's House is excited to present new works by Robyn Benson that explore structural capabilities of the curve. Employing a purposeful rudimentary approach to construction, Benson’s work aims to acknowledge and ascertain founding rules of structural support resulting in temporal, self-sufficient structures that only exist at a single point of balance.
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24 | Dominic McIvor

27 June 2015 - 12 July 2015

Preview evening | Friday 26 June St Margaret's House is delighted to announce 24, by recent Gray's School graduate Dominic McIvor. Dominic's large-scale works are created by repeating a colour sequence (of 24 small squares, hence the title) hundreds of times over, before peeling the canvas to see what remains.
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14.15

27 June 2015 - 12 July 2015

Preview evening | Friday 26 June   We're going on a mystic quest. We're a gang of rebels and we don't give a damn what you think about us. It's different. Better? No, just different.
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Awesome Folk Summer Exhibition

20 June 2015 - 21 June 2015

Come along to our Awesome Folk Summer Exhibition, especially for our Primary Classes. It opens on Friday 19 June, 5 - 7pm in the Ground floor Lobby of St Margaret's House. Don't worry if you miss the preview, as it'll be up over the weekend too.
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The Curves on a Straight Line | Amanda Atkinson

30 May 2015 - 21 June 2015

Private View Friday 29 May, from 6.30pm An exhibition of drawings and life studies by local artist Amanda Atkinson. This solo show is her way of informing people of the part of her life that creates images.
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Memory and Imagination an Unfolding Visual Process

30 May 2015 - 14 June 2015

Private view | Friday 29 May, 6:30pm – 9:00pm This exhibition of painted works by Vittoria Grant and Jacqui Higgs delves into memories of places of origin and places lived, including Italy, Africa and Scotland. The paintings develop as we imagine going back there, which becomes a poetic evocation of a past made present and alive through the visual medium of paint and colour.
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Mad World: On Sane People In Insane Situations

30 May 2015 - 21 June 2015

Public View Friday 29 May, from 6pm From individuals interred for their homosexuality, to women who wanted divorces; from teenagers who wanted to write for a living, to malnutrition – discover the history and explore if you can logically spot madness. This collaborative exhibitions offers everyone the chance to contribute their definitions of madness.
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