Rose Street Project

Saturday 21 November, 2015 - Thursday 7 January, 2016
All Day

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.

The overarching aim of The Rose Street Project was to bring artists out of the building and into contact with new audiences and spaces, allowing the works to be experienced differently than in the formal gallery setting. The works are to remain there until early January 2016 and most can be seen by day and night.

Sheila Masson, one of the visual artists involved, has taken some incredible pictures of the installations though we highly recommend seeing them and supporting this grassroots project in person.


Astrid Jaekel (Illustrator, Lecturer at ECA)

Anupa Gardner (Illustrator, Lecturer at ECA)

Sheila Masson (Visual artist, freelance photographer)

Louise Smurthwaite (Illustrator, printmaker)

RA Ceramics (Ceramicist, based at Process Studios)

Jyoti Sigouin (Textiles)

Fiona Hermse (Visual artist, jeweller)

Tania Czajka (Puppeteer, set designer)

Izzy Bocchetti (Printmaker, Graphic designer, Head of Edinburgh Design School)