What’s On Past Exhibitions

Naked Eye | Pop-up Exhibition

Naked Eye | Pop-up Exhibition

Saturday 18 April - Sunday 19 April 2015
10:00am - 6:00pm
Opening night | Friday 17 April, 7pm Galleries 1 & 3 An evening of exciting live performance requiring audience participation and dazzling artworks by Vinella & Krupa and invited friends, all engaging with the human body. Featuring video projections involving nudity, with live music, free nibbles and drinks. Showcasing works by different professional artists from or living in Scotland.

Jacqui Higgs & Henry Fraser | Exhibition closing event

Jacqui Higgs & Henry Fraser | Exhibition closing event

Friday 10 April 2015
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Painters Jacqui Higgs & Henry Fraser warmly invite you to an informal end of show party, to celebrate the closing of their successful shows. With music by fellow tenant Kate Halliday. Some refreshments will be provided, but you are welcome to BYOB.

Bruce Eckhart

Bruce Eckhart

Saturday 28 March - Sunday 12 April 2015
10:15am - 6:00pm
Opening night | Friday 27 March Bruce Eckhart brings together past and present works in a very welcome exhibition of paintings, opening late March in St Margaret’s House.

Kilns and Cranes | Jacqui Higgs SSA

Kilns and Cranes | Jacqui Higgs SSA

Saturday 28 March - Sunday 12 April 2015
10:00am - 6:00pm
Opening night | Friday 27 March Kilns continues SSA member Jacqui Higgs’ series of small and larger scale paintings related to the tanker/frigate image, by using on-site drawings of urban seascapes and occasional references to figuration.

Breathe | Henry Fraser

Breathe | Henry Fraser

Saturday 28 March - Sunday 12 April 2015
10:00am - 7:00pm
(Saturdays and Sundays until 4.00 pm) Opening night | Friday 27 March St Margaret's House is excited to be hosting Breathe, an exhibition of paintings by Henry Fraser. The exhibition will be a retrospective of sorts, combining pieces from various stages of Henry Fraser's body of work.

Time Around Trees| Tansy Lee Moir, Eoin Cox & Catherine Lilley

Time Around Trees| Tansy Lee Moir, Eoin Cox & Catherine Lilley

Saturday 7 March - Sunday 22 March 2015
10:00am - 6:00pm
Opening night | Friday 6 March For her latest exhibition, Tansy Lee Moir is joined by two other artists who share her passion for woodlands and who also spend much of their time around trees. The exhibition will feature drawings, paintings, carvings and prints which celebrate trees, wood and woodlands. This exhibition examines woodland at different scales, from the powerful presence of…

No Woman is an Island | Rona MacLean & Aileen Grant

No Woman is an Island | Rona MacLean & Aileen Grant

Saturday 7 March - Sunday 22 March 2015
10:00am - 6:00pm
Opening night | Friday 6 March No Woman is an Island will feature paintings and handmade prints by artists Rona MacLean and Aileen Grant, both residents of St Margaret's House and members of Edinburgh Printmakers. The work will feature Scottish landscapes, fishing huts, allotments and natural forms. This is the third year of this (popular) annual exhibition, and for the first time…

Gray's School of Art | Pre-Degree Show 2015

Gray's School of Art | Pre-Degree Show 2015

Saturday 7 March - Saturday 21 March 2015
10:00am - 6:00pm
Preview | Friday 6 March St Margaret's House is pleased to welcome back Gray's School of Art. Their final-year painting students will be exhibiting in Gallery 1, so expect to see a broad range of upcoming talent, cutting-edge practice and contemporary takes on traditional methods.                  

Fiona Hermse | It Surrounds Me - Part 2

Fiona Hermse | It Surrounds Me - Part 2

Saturday 21 February - Sunday 1 March 2015
10:00am - 6:00pm
Private View | Friday 20 February, 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm  Fiona Hermse is hosting It Surrounds Me - Part 2, an exhibition of site-specific sculptures, mixed media pieces and paper forms in Gallery 2 of St Margaret's House.

Tim Vincent-Smith | Sound Shape

Tim Vincent-Smith | Sound Shape

Monday 16 February - Sunday 1 March 2015
10:00am - 6:00pm
Strange Attractor Event | Sunday 1 March 8pm | £7 St Margaret’s House is pleased to announce Sound Shape, a gallery residency culminating in a live performance event by Tim Vincent-Smith.

Human Blues | Anna Glantz and Tam Hare

Human Blues | Anna Glantz and Tam Hare

Saturday 24 January - Sunday 1 February 2015
10:00am - 6:00pm
Private view | Friday 23, 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm. Anna Glantz and Tam Hare warmly invite you all to Human Blues.  It will run in Gallery 2 of St Margaret's House. Their exhibition will visually explore the connections between the self, collective identity and modern culture, and the "weird and not so wonderful" feelings that arise when these disconnect.

Somewhere in this Song | Alan McGowan

Somewhere in this Song | Alan McGowan

Saturday 17 January - Sunday 8 February 2015
10:00am - 6:00pm
Opening night | Friday 16 January St Margaret's House is pleased to announce Somewhere in this Song, an exhibition of new work by Alan McGowan.

Doorways to the Divine | Icon painters

Doorways to the Divine | Icon painters

Saturday 17 January - Sunday 8 February 2015
10:00am - 6:00pm
Opening night | Friday 16 January Curated by Basia Mindewicz, Doorways to the Divine features work by six artists who are exploring the idea of art as a spiritual path. Some of the work on show is inspired by the traditions of Christian or Buddhist iconography, depicting figures such as angels which symbolize states of prayer and contemplative vision.  Others are interested in…

Away Being | January 2015

Away Being | January 2015

Sunday 4 January - Saturday 10 January 2015
10:00am - 4:30pm
The Thrive Archive is the brainchild of curator and artist Jan Bee Brown. Encouraging us to think about home, heritage and, in particular, what makes Scotland feel so homely   Bringing together musical performances, visual projections by Mettje and the Air Mail envelopes we've all been decorating, all will be made welcome!             FAQs What are my transport/parking options…

Winter Open Studios | November 2014

Winter Open Studios | November 2014

Saturday 29 November - Sunday 30 November 2014
10:00am - 6:00pm
The artists, makers and craftspeople of St Margaret’s House are opening their studios to the public for a weekend-long event. Family-friendly workshops, a craft fair, a café and one-off performances will take place across the building’s eight storeys. Located on the city’s London Road, it opens its doors to the public on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 November. For the official programme…

The Makers' Fair | November 2014

The Makers' Fair | November 2014

Saturday 29 November - Sunday 30 November 2014
10:00am - 6:00pm
As part of our Open Studios weekend, a cluster of artists and makers holding studios in St Margaret’s will be selling their work in a special, two-day fair. Expect to see paintings, greetings cards and prints for sale, alongside handmade crafts such as ceramics, soaps, candles and soft textiles. This event will take place on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30…

My Mother's Flat exhibition | November 2014 | Gallery 2

My Mother's Flat exhibition | November 2014 | Gallery 2

Saturday 8 November - Sunday 23 November 2014
10:00am - 5:00pm
Spaces we live in and spaces we visit have an impact on our mood and well-being. They are especially important when we are not well. Some public spaces, for example Maggie's Support Centres, Homoeopathic Hospital in Glasgow and Kettle's Yard in Cambridge, make us feel good even though we may have different tastes and ideas about art and design.

Medley2 exhibition | November 2014 | Gallery 1

Medley2 exhibition | November 2014 | Gallery 1

Saturday 8 November - Sunday 23 November 2014
10:00am - 6:00pm
An interesting and interdisciplinary show including Dundee graduate artists and designers and HND Textile Students from Edinburgh College.

Lifeworld exhibition | November 2014 | Gallery 3

Lifeworld exhibition | November 2014 | Gallery 3

Saturday 8 November - Sunday 23 November 2014
10:00am - 6:00pm
In Lynn Ahrens' work, themes extracted from the origins of life through childhood, art and imagination recur and take new forms. Lifeworld is a selection of figurative paintings and paperworks exploring these human themes.The situations in which Ahrens posits the figures determine the form they take, as much as they themselves inform the scenes around them. The arising interaction between…

Free Lecture |  Lustre: A True Nanotechnology

Free Lecture | Lustre: A True Nanotechnology

Sunday 19 October 2014
4:00pm - 6:00pm
All are warmly invited to attend Lustre Alchemy: A true Nanotechnology, a talk that will be lead by Trinitat Pradell, Professor of Applied Physics, UPC-BarcelonaTech and is arranged in partnership with the Bridge Pottery Collective's Celebrating Ceramics exhibition.  The talk unveils the science behind lustre, how the nanostructure is obtained and how it is related to the lustre colour and shine, explores…

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