What’s On Past Exhibitions

Visual Audio Hub

Visual Audio Hub

Tuesday 13 March - Sunday 1 April 2018
11:00am - 6:00pm
Closing event: Friday 30th March A 3 week, Visual Audio Hub within the 3 galleries at St Margaret’s House - a residency between 3 AV artists to explore experiment and dive into the realms of lights visuals and sounds to develop immersive experience art forms. The start of a collaboration to give space and time to three AV artists who…

Ray Interactive in residence

Ray Interactive in residence

Tuesday 13 March - Sunday 1 April 2018
11:00am - 5:00pm
Ray interactive creates interactive installations. At St Margaret's House, they will be working towards building a multi sensory interactive space for you to come and play in. You will be experimenting with interactive synthesised sound, light and visuals, triggered by objects, midi interfaces and motion detection.

Gray's School of Art | 4th Year Painting Exhibition

Gray's School of Art | 4th Year Painting Exhibition

Sunday 25 February - Saturday 10 March 2018
11:00am - 6:00pm
Private view: Saturday 24th February 6pm – 9pm This exhibition brings the 4th year painters at Gray’s School of Art out of their studios and into a gallery space together for the first time. The students are all painting undergraduates, but this is a diverse group with a range of media on show including video, sculpture, drawing and painting. They…

The Doors that Open

The Doors that Open

Monday 29 January - Sunday 18 February 2018
11:00am - 5:00pm
Special Event: 17th February At "The Doors that Open" Creative Residency I will go deeper into the exploration and expression of creativity and I would like you to join me! If you have always wondered what a Creative Process looks like and how it feels, then I invite you to come along in this experience and explore further that curiosity which…

Residency | Projection Space

Residency | Projection Space

Saturday 6 January - Sunday 28 January 2018
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet The Artists events: Monday 15/01 (4pm - 7pm) and Sunday 28/01 (12pm - 3pm) A small group of enthusiasts led by Mary Walters (past director of Edinburgh’s unique Slide Workshop: 1980 – 2000) are to be based at St Margaret’s House in the galleries to explore relationships between a variety of analogue and digital projection methods – and also to…

Residency | An artist at work

Residency | An artist at work

Tuesday 12 December - Friday 22 December 2017
11:00am - 5:00pm
Residency with bursary studio artist Anjila Wilson “We often see an artists work installed but not always the journey before hand, the journey which can either be the bounty or the burden of the artists practice, just as life, art is a never ending discovery” Gallery 2 will be used as a working space for the artist to explore various…

Create to Move: Practising Play

Create to Move: Practising Play

Tuesday 12 December - Friday 22 December 2017
11:00am - 5:00pm
The first iteration of an exploratory collaboration between two visual artists  & one dancer-choreographer. This will be an improvised residency where the artists will respond together through tasks, movement and environment. What challenges and inspirations can arise when you physically can’t be in the same location? One artist will be located in India working at a dance residency, the other…

Mirrie Tales

Mirrie Tales

Saturday 9 December 2017
12:30pm - 4:00pm
The Thrive Archive proudly present:  "Mirrie Tales" - Nimbly told tales from the icy North! (Family friendly stories to warm the coldest heart.) What is a Mirrie Tale? Did you know that on Orkney the Northern Lights are known as the 'Mirrie Dancers’? Mirrie means nimble! St Margaret’s wonderful Christmas Market opens at noon Saturday 9 th December. Stories will be…

Makers' Fair 2017

Makers' Fair 2017

Saturday 9 December - Sunday 10 December 2017
12:00pm - 6:00pm
Free entrance A cluster of artists and makers holding studios in St Margaret's House will be selling their work in a special, two-day fair, at the beginning of December (9th-10th). ❄❄❄ Beautiful handcrafted gifts made by Edinburgh Palette tenants, with a wide selection of textiles, paintings, jewellery, prints, cards and ceramics on sale. PLEASE NOTE WE ONLY TAKE CASH PAYMENTS! There is…

Tool Story: making woody things in a buzzing workshop

Tool Story: making woody things in a buzzing workshop

Saturday 11 November - Sunday 26 November 2017
11:00am - 6:00pm
Opening Event Saturday, 11 November 1pm - 4pm Workshop Saturday, 18 November - More info to come The Edinburgh Tool Library, a charity building a community for all, without costing the earth. To celebrate our recent 3rd birthday, we have gathered some stories and creations of our volunteers and members. After the success of our exhibition at Custom Lane, we're starting to tour the…

In The Shadows Cast By Trees

In The Shadows Cast By Trees

Saturday 11 November - Sunday 26 November 2017
11:00am - 6:00pm
A collection of images and poetry inspired by nature and mythology Opening Event: Saturday, 11 November 1pm 4pm Free Poetry Workshop: Saturday, 18 November 2pm - 3:30pm As life has its circle; as paths meander and are lost in the forest; as death becomes rebirth, the endless cycle continues. Where we fit into this circle is an open-ended question, a…

Grown Together: an exhibition about people and trees

Grown Together: an exhibition about people and trees

Saturday 11 November - Sunday 26 November 2017
11:00am - 6:00pm
Opening event Saturday 11th November 1-4pm This exhibition brings together 18 artists, makers, poets and designers whose work is intimately connected with trees and woodland. Though their works span a wide variety of media they are all united by a strong affinity with woodland; as a place to observe and connect with nature, as a rich source of metaphor, as a…

Still Point

Still Point

Saturday 21 October - Sunday 5 November 2017
12:00pm - 6:00pm
Conversations with remote places   Opening event: Saturday 21 October, 2-5pm Closing event: Sunday 5 November, 3-5pm Jacqui Higgs SSA is an Edinburgh-based Dublin-born artist, and qualified art therapist.

Special event | Open Doors Weekend

Special event | Open Doors Weekend

Saturday 21 October - Sunday 22 October 2017
11:00am - 6:00pm
St Margaret's House residents will open the doors of their studios this Autumn, on the 21st and 22nd of October 2017. This is a fantastic opportunity to discover the wonders that lie behind the door of each studio in the building, and meet an astounding array of creative people from all fields from art to charity, crafts and other worlds. For the first time, we…

Medley5

Medley5

Saturday 21 October - Saturday 4 November 2017
11:00am - 5:00pm
Opening Event: 21 October at 3pm Jane Chisholm and invited artists. Staffed from 1pm - 5pm

Into the Moment

Into the Moment

Saturday 21 October - Sunday 5 November 2017
11:00am - 6:00pm
Paintings, drawings and silver enamelled jewellery around the theme of microscopic water creatures. A strange fascination with owls and some collaborative work with a woodworker.   Megan Burt has been painting and drawing imagery of microscopic creatures for some time and is finding it interesting to move the theme over to a different medium. Working in 3 dimensional forms  with silver enables her to…

Touching the Surface

Touching the Surface

Saturday 30 September - Sunday 15 October 2017
10:00am - 6:00pm
Opening event: Saturday 30th September 6.30 - 9pm. Dipa Ward Paintings, prints and general mark making; working towards creating a sense of light and space. The works in this exhibition are predominantly landscape with some paintings and prints of flowers to. Len Grannum My work to date is about exploring my relationship with the external world and personal memories through…

Mad World: Repeat Prescription

Mad World: Repeat Prescription

Saturday 30 September - Sunday 15 October 2017
10:00am - 8:00pm
Preview event: Friday 29th September from 6:30pm An art and knowledge exhibition revealing some of the history of the democratic psychiatry movement which has challenged human rights abuses over decades and changed the way we understand what madness means.

GuildEd Threads

GuildEd Threads

Saturday 30 September - Sunday 15 October 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm
An Exhibition of Embroidery and Textile Art Opening morning: Saturday 30th September 10:30am - 1pm The Embroiderer's Guild is a registered charity and the Edinburgh Branch has been in existence for over 60 years. At the moment we have 55 members who come from all walks of life. Their many skills and interests combine to make an active and productive…

Bestiaires & autres chimères

Bestiaires & autres chimères

Saturday 16 September - Sunday 24 September 2017
11:00am - 6:00pm
Closing event: Saturday 23rd September 6-9pm.  " BESTIAIRE, TOTEMS & AUTRES CHIMÈRES " is an artistic project, in a continuum form, intended to develop itself towards other horizons, with the help and company of others . Incarnated for the first time last year at L'aiguillage, an art gallery in Paris, and then this summer at L'orangerie du Senat in the Luxembourg…

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