Contributors: Abbie Gladwin, Jane Frere, Mamoru Iriguchi, Tammy Watchorn, SHHE, Jenny Mason, Jenni Fagan, Andrés N Ordorica, Julia Mason, Peter Dibdin.

10 Years of Summerhall


2020 was the 10th year of Summerhall and we had planned a celebratory weekend of performance, music, art and fun. Like everyone’s plans for 2020, these were cancelled, so we found a different way to mark our first decade, with the support of Creative Scotland’s Sustaining Creative Development fund.

We asked 10 people – artists, residents, audience members – to write, draw, paint or otherwise make something for our website in response to their own relationship with the building. The contributors were chosen via a mix of open call and invitation. They include established artists, new voices, and work by people who don’t necessarily define as artists.

We are delighted with the 10 pieces; with the range of artforms, the different aspects of Summerhall which they reveal, and most of all with the talent and creativity of the contributors. We hope you enjoy looking through them in this online form, and that we will be able to welcome you back into the building soon.

Lockdown birthdays aren’t all bad!


Verity Leigh
Programme Manager

Browse the exhibition

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Jenni Fagan
Library of Bones



Mamoru Iriguchi
Summerhall and Mamoru (…and Gavin)

Jenny Mason

Julia Mason
She Drew The Gun + Peaness: Retrospective Review


Abbie Gladwin
10 Years of Summerhall

Peter Dibdin



Tammy Watchorn

Andrés N Ordorica
Two Poems



Jane Frere
Opening Doors, Opening Minds

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