What’s On Past Exhibitions

Journeys

Journeys

Saturday 7 April - Sunday 22 April 2018
12:00pm - 6:00pm
 A Life Journey through Creativity By Sylvie Stainton My inspiration as a painter and sculptor comes  from what I observe and feel as it echoes from the world we live in. My work is guided by a deep connection to Nature and its Soul: the outer and inner landscapes, the visible and invisible. Increasingly what happens in the world emerges through forms,…

Hidden

Hidden

Saturday 7 April - Sunday 22 April 2018
12:00pm - 6:00pm
Hidden is a collection of photographic work created by individuals who have caring responsibilities. The work demonstrates the uniqueness of photography, its ubiquitous nature offering the time-starved an opportunity to create and be included. Treasured family photographs evoke memories and instigate discussion around those we care for. Everyday objects are placed under studio lights, elevating it’s status to more accurately demonstrate…

Architexture

Architexture

Saturday 7 April - Sunday 22 April 2018
12:00pm - 6:00pm
An exploration of the infinite possibilities presented by the ultimate building material, clay. 16 ceramic designer makers from the Bridge Pottery Collective celebrate their different approaches and the tactile nature of ceramics through the exhibition Architexture. Exploring contrast through form, function and surface texture including mark making, patination and glaze chemistry.

IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER - Art Exhibiton

IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER - Art Exhibiton

Monday 19 March 2018
5:00pm - 9:00pm
DEEZIGN EVENTS PRESENTS: In the Eye of the Beholder! We welcome you to join us at St. Margaret’s house in the Drawing Room on March 19th for our charity art exhibition, with featured art from QMU students as well as local artists with many pieces available for purchase in a silent auction throughout the night. Displays range from paintings to…

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…

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