What’s On Past Exhibitions

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…

Bridge Pottery Collective exhibition | October 2014

Bridge Pottery Collective exhibition | October 2014

Saturday 11 October - Sunday 2 November 2014
10:00am - 6:00pm
The Bridge Pottery Collective (BPC) was established in 2011 as a home for pottery equipment, including a lustre kiln that was bequeathed by Margery Clinton [1932-2004] to her friend, and founding member of the collective, Alison Robinson. In 2011, the BPC opened in St Margaret’s House.

Black Cube Collective exhibition | September 2014

Black Cube Collective exhibition | September 2014

Saturday 20 September - Sunday 5 October 2014
All Day
Scotland-based Black Cube Collective will be returning to exhibit at St Margaret's House with their Annual Show.  With works in all three Galleries, this collection of contemporary art practice is not to be missed.

St Margaret's House Summer Residents Show 2014

St Margaret's House Summer Residents Show 2014

Saturday 9 August - Sunday 7 September 2014
10:00am - 6:00pm
This August, the 2014 St. Margaret’s House Residents’ Show will showcase the eclectic mix of works produced in the building. All are warmly invited to join us, as we bring together the individual makers and artists who create beautiful works within our building.

2/1/4/1 presents Draw-in : an exploration of contemporary drawing

2/1/4/1 presents Draw-in : an exploration of contemporary drawing

Saturday 12 July - Sunday 27 July 2014
10:00am - 5:00pm
Monika Grzymala recently said that “everything has been said already in art history... For contemporary artists it is really a challenge what we can add”. From this standpoint, Scotland's own 2|1|4|1 Collective squarely takes aim. This July sees its curatorial premier 'Draw In', an exhibition exploring the role of drawing in emerging contemporary art practice. In the context of an…

Sheila Masson - 'Milk and Honey'

Sheila Masson - 'Milk and Honey'

Saturday 21 June - Sunday 6 July 2014
10:00am - 6:00pm
Having returned to the United Kingdom after 20 years in the United States, photographer Sheila Masson was frequently asked how she could have left a country that is often perceived as being “the land of milk and honey”.  Drawing on two decades of images from her photographic archives, she has curated an exhibition that suggests underlying feelings of tension, fear…

Rosemary Taylor - 'Nothing is Ever Black and White'

Rosemary Taylor - 'Nothing is Ever Black and White'

Saturday 21 June - Sunday 6 July 2014
10:00am - 6:00pm
Rosemary Taylor's seminal exhibition explores landscapes and man-made objects placed within them. Her pared-down pieces are at once beautiful and thought-provoking, as viewers themselves pare down the layers of meaning in her stark palette.

Jamie King - 'Mind Matters'

Jamie King - 'Mind Matters'

Saturday 21 June - Sunday 6 July 2014
10:00am - 6:00pm
For painter Jamie King, his craft acts as a livelihood and also a lifeline, by allowing him to throw himself into other people’s stories.  There are many layers to his work, the main lifeblood of which is people, whether they are engaging with him one-on-one or passing him in a crowd.

Pixel Age Exhibition - HND2 Computer Arts & Design students of Edinburgh College

Pixel Age Exhibition - HND2 Computer Arts & Design students of Edinburgh College

Saturday 7 June - Sunday 15 June 2014
All Day
Pixel Age is an exciting exhibition of work from the HND2 Computer Arts & Design students of Edinburgh College. The exhibition will demonstrate an array of talent spanning multiple artistic fields and presenting original work exemplifying diverse forms of inspiration.

Lubi Lykan: An Exhibition of Harris Tweed & Embroidery in Gallery 3

Lubi Lykan: An Exhibition of Harris Tweed & Embroidery in Gallery 3

Saturday 3 May - Sunday 18 May 2014
All Day
St Margaret's House invites you to an exhibition of the work of Lubi Lykan, a specialist in the art of couture, with a focus on Harris Tweed & Embroidery. Lubi likes to use the cut of fabric, or bright flares of colour to emphasis the mood and style of each of the unique pieces she creates, using a quality tweeds and…

Cutting Edge- Edge Textile Artists Scotland - Gallery 2

Cutting Edge- Edge Textile Artists Scotland - Gallery 2

Saturday 3 May - Saturday 17 May 2014
All Day
Cutting Edge- an exhibition of exciting contemporary textiles. In 1988 the three leading textile art groups in Scotland shared a platform to exhibit work in a highly successful exhibition entitled 'Three Strands'. After several other individual exhibitions, this arrangement was formalised when edge - textile artists scotland was formed in 1999 with the merger of those three textile art groups - Embryo,…

The Line - Yvonne Buskie & Christine Devaney - Gallery 3

The Line - Yvonne Buskie & Christine Devaney - Gallery 3

Saturday 19 April - Sunday 27 April 2014
10:00am - 5:00pm
  Yvonne Buskie is  currently exploring the idea of drawing through dance and sound. Over the past few months, she has intertwined these elements in collaboration with dance artists and musicians. The exhibition gives Yvonne the opportunity to present the idea to the public while it is in development. It is a work in progress, an experiment. In the days…

Steven Hood  “Seen and Unseen” - Gallery 1 & 2

Steven Hood “Seen and Unseen” - Gallery 1 & 2

Saturday 5 April - Sunday 27 April 2014
10:00am - 5:30pm
An exhibition of work produced over a 25 year period that will include new paintings and works never shown in public before. The subject of the work ranges from the visible reality of landscape and the figure, through to abstraction. The abstract works are inspired by Nature invisible to the naked eye-made visible via technology. Opening Friday 4th of April…

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