SUMMERHALLTV /ˈsʌmə/hɔːl/tiːˈviː/ noun: 1. an arts channel dedicated to capturing the visually weird, the socially radical, and the artistically wonderful including Summerhall’s theatre and gallery spaces, libraries, micro-museums and archives 2. a place of fine development, perfection, and beauty in representing local arts.

Sorcha Carey introduces the 2012 Edinburgh Art Festival

Sorcha Carey introduces the 2012 Edinburgh Art Festival to Summerhall TV’s Lauren Pope. Edinburgh Art Festival 2 August – 2 September 2012

Unoccupied at Talbot Rice Gallery

“Transforming the Georgian Gallery into a theatre laboratory”, postgraduate students from the MSc in Modern and Contemporary Art: History, Curating and Criticism respond to a number of ideas prominent in the 1960s to create a dynamic programme of events, discussions and transient exhibits about ‘emptiness and nothingness’. Taking lead from groups like Fluxus, inspired in turn by artists like John Cage and Eastern philosophical ideas, ‘emptiness and nothingness’ are taken to be aspects of practices that pull back from the world of language and ideas to try to connect with primary experience.

Stuart McHardy introduces his latest book

Following the success of his 2009 book ‘A New History of the Picts’, Stuart McHardy reveals a closer look in his latest book, ‘Pagan Symbols of the Picts’, in discussion with Summerhall TV at Blackwells in Edinburgh.

Jonathan Freemantle

Alicja Pawluczuk’s short film of Jonathan Freemantle working in his studio at Summerhall.