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Open Doors 2017

The door is open!The Open Doors Weekend at St Margaret’s House is always a great opportunity for everyone to come together and reveal the hive of creative energy going on here.

This year, the artists, designers and charities based in St Margaret’s House will welcome the public on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 OctoberSave the date!

The full programme  will be announced soon (programme of last year here).

Meanwhile… check our What’s On menu for current exhibitions and upcoming workshops.

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Opportunity | Submit to Wishes & Fears

submissionWishes & Fears
November 25 – December 13, 2016

Gallery 23
23 Atholl Crescent
Edinburgh, EH3 8HQ
Tel. (0131) 229 1528

Gallery 23 is hosting a winter exhibition

Wishes // Fears, invites artists to submit holiday cards, postcard sized art, ornaments and/or larger scale works. Subject matter is not limited to holiday themes, rather we hope to incorporate a breadth of ideas within the format of a card or larger work. more

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Wanted | Illustrator for 20th Edition of the Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Music Festival

knockengorroch-banner-imageedit: this position has been filled.

Wanted! An illustrator or designer in any medium or colour

The Knockengorroch World Ceildh is looking for someone who is inspired by the natural environment with a contemporary edge, for artwork to be used on publicity for the World Ceilidh Music Festival.

If you are interested please contact katch@knockengorroch.org.uk with some examples of work and links to website etc.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Knockengorroch/


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Autumn in the Neverending Glen

This summer a number of artists from Edinburgh Palette were invited to create site-specific works for The Neverending Glen – an immersive art trail featuring installations, sculptures, performances and events taking place during the Kelburn Garden Party. Now in it’s second year, the Neverening Glen aims to enhance the audience’s experience of the amazing Kelburn Estate with it’s magical and ancient forestry, mesmerizing views over the Atlantic and astounding location on the west coast.

This year’s Neverending Glen saw its collaboration grow through a co-curation between Sophia Lindsay Burns from art hub Edinburgh Palette and The Too Much Fun Club. Many of the installations still remain on the glen to be viewed by visitors to the Kelburn Country Estate.

Sophia paid a visit to the Glen earlier this month to check on how the artworks were doing. See some of the photos below and for more photos visit the Facebook page (and don’t forget to give us your “like”)

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CALL FOR ENTRIES | Health for Life

Call for artworks to be exhibited with option for purchase during a private event on Wednesday 19th October 2016, 5:00-7:00pm, at Health for Life, 56 Montrose Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5DP.

The evening event will coincide with the 12th Birthday Celebration of Health for Life Spinal Wellness Centre, and will also feature live music accompaniment and sparkling drinks.

Exhibition continues to Thursday 1st November 2016.

Applications must include all of the following: more

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Edinburgh Palette’s first POP-UP SHOP

You are invited to the first


Saturday 10th September 2016
12 to 3pm
Gallery 1, Edinburgh Palette, 151 London Road

A rare opportunity to buy work by Rona MacLean, Dipa Ward, Karen Hibbert Deb Ball, Keith Robinson and Jane Buxton.

An exciting mix of paintings, prints, photography, jewellery and textiles will be on sale – for one day only! more

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Alice Boyle visits the Wednesday Advanced Art Class

Alice Boyle visits the Wednesday Advanced Art ClassDear all,

Last session we looked again at the work of the Scottish painter Alice Boyle but this week we had the lady herself to answer our questions. She spoke about how she worked and worked with the children as they turned their designs into paintings. She showed us layering colour and how to work with our hands as well as brushes. We all agreed it was much more fun having the actual artist with us, if a little intimidating. The wee artists were a little shy and over awed but deeply impressed! more

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Visitors this week – photos

This week we’ve had two special guest visitors to St Margaret’s House – see the photos below.

On Tuesday, Kezia Dugdale, Leader of the Scottish Labour Party, visited for a tour of the building and galleries. She was very keen to learn more about what we do here and the activities taking place on her doorstep.

Today, Wednesday, we welcomed the Director of Creative Industries for Creative Scotland, Clive Gillman, who is tasked with implementing the Creative Industries Strategy 2016-2017. Clive was previously Director of Dundee Contemporary Arts and, being a keen artist himself, is interested in how St Margaret’s House has developed and the many goings on inside the building.

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Have They Taken Us Now?

Have they taken us now? by Saras Feijóo

The human race is being “exterminated”… Is this who we really are? Is this a clear result of our addictions and its consequences?

Have They Taken Us Now? A performance-based exhibition by Saras Feijóo

Have They Taken Us Now?
Opens daily from 11am-6pm until 28th August.
Closing Night Party +++ 27th August!!!!
+++ 6:30pm-10pm ++++

Dear Friend,

There is no doubt that this month has been full of surprises… Sun, rain, wind and a great number of performances happening in almost every corner of beautiful Edinburgh. Have you seen anything you would recommend? Please do get in touch with your suggestions!

First at all, we want to THANK all of you who came to our Opening Night Party on 6th August and for being so warm and receptive –  for those of you who couldn’t make it, don’t worry, we know you were there with us in spirit.

THANK YOU also to our wonderful performers who made the night so special: Marta Girón AdánFiona Oliver-Larkin, Jelena Markovic, Atzi MuramatsuEsther SwiftSuzi Cunningham and Tarha Erena Sarmiento.

THANK YOU The Raw Ginger Piece for providing us with their raw cakes delights. They will be back for our Closing Night Party too. Do not miss out!

And last but not least, THANK you all the team from St. Margaret’s House for giving us the space to create and for hosting us with so much generosity and love!


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RBS Art Contest: Be the next 30 metre ad at Edinburgh Airport + Cash Prize

RBS art competitionGet your artwork seen on the Royal Bank of Scotland’s 30 metre poster at Edinburgh Airport!

Attention all creatives. Win the ultimate showcase for your work.

The Royal Bank of Scotland is offering a unique opportunity to have your artwork displayed on one of its most iconic advertising sites, the Edinburgh Airport.

Paint, snap or doodle what you think makes Edinburgh an iconic city and you can win a chance to get your artwork displayed on a 30 metre canvas at Edinburgh Airport. The winner will also receive £1,500 compensation for their work.  more

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