Fri 11 Oct 2019 - Sun 03 Nov 2019

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival
11:00 - 18:00 (Wed - Sun)

Out of Sight Out of Mind, a diverse and ambitious multimedia exhibition created by hundreds of artists with experience of mental health issues, returns to Summerhall in Edinburgh in October. Launch event –... [more]

Fri 13 Sep 2019 - Sun 22 Sep 2019

The Planets – The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis

Rose Strang (curated by Prof Richard Demarco and Fernanda Zei)
13:00 - 18:00

The Demarco Archive Exhibitions presents an exhibition of seven paintings by Rose Strang in the ground floor of the Demarco Wing at Summerhall. The Private View will be on Thursday 12th September at 6pm on... [more]

Thu 25 Jul 2019 - Sun 27 Oct 2019

NEW SODOM WILL BE A SHINING CITY ON A HILL

Andrew Sim
11:00 - 18:00 (Wed-Sun)

Andrew Sim (b.1987) has witnessed the transition from a society still bearing the scars of the AIDS epidemic and a media backlash against LGBTQ+ people, through a period of ‘integrationism’ (which saw marriage... [more]

Thu 25 Jul 2019 - Sun 27 Oct 2019

Exit - 100 Days of Khaos!

Jane Frere
11:00 - 18:00 (Wed-Sun)

From the outset the idea that we would have an ‘orderly’ Brexit was an anathema to me. My work here is a cry of despair as we collide and scramble blindly towards the ‘EXIT’ leading to where? Certainly an... [more]

Thu 25 Jul 2019 - Sun 27 Oct 2019

Joseph Beuys / Leonardo Da Vinci

Joseph Beuys
11:00 - 18:00 (Wed-Sun)

The third in Beuys in 1000 Items, a series of exhibitions curated by Robert McDowell,explores Beuys’s connection to Leonardo da Vinci. For Beuys, Leonardo da Vinci’s Codices Madrid embodied the unification of... [more]

Thu 25 Jul 2019 - Sun 27 Oct 2019

The New York Times: Carbon's Casualties

Josh haner
11:00 - 18:00 (Wed-Sun)

Since 2015, Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times photographer Josh Haner has worked across the globe documenting the pressing and wide-ranging realities of climate change. In dramatic drone footage coupled with... [more]

Sat 15 Jun 2019 - Sun 07 Jul 2019

I sent you a postcard

Ryoko Tamura
Mon-Fri: 9:00 am – 5pm Sat: 10am – 5pm Sun: 11am – 4pm

Ryoko Tamura is a Japanese illustrator living in Edinburgh. She has been based in the Scottish capital since 2004. Ryoko draws the inspirations from her Japanese heritage, various cultures that she experiences through... [more]

Sat 15 Jun 2019 - Sun 07 Jul 2019

The Marks to Prove It

Michael Kay Terence
11:00-18:00 (Wednesday-Sunday)

Private View: 14th June The Marks to Prove It is the largest to date solo show of the works by artist Michael Kay Terence. His practice combines minimalist sculptural forms with video and contains an element of... [more]

Sun 02 Jun 2019 - Sun 30 Jun 2019

Cosmic Timelessness

Jenny Bruce
11:00-18:00 (Wednesday-Sunday)

The divine art of creation divides into three primary elements. Light, Dark and the Spiritual. The sphere appears to unite all and I hold this to be a sacred symbol expressing wholeness, totality and... [more]

Sat 25 May 2019 - Sun 30 Jun 2019

Broken Images. Broken Lives

Nicky Beckett
11:00-18:00 (Wednesday-Sunday)

In this exhibition, I have chosen to place the images directly on the walls. They are transitory like their subjects, there is nothing stable here. Life is fragile, chaotic, and in some cases broken. The use of... [more]

Sat 04 May 2019 - Fri 31 May 2019

Industry + Aesthetics

Historic Environment Scotland
11:00-18:00 (Wednesday-Sunday)

The photographs exhibited in ‘Industry + Aesthetics’ are drawn from Historic Environment Scotland’s National Record of the Historic Environment (NRHE); images capturing the everyday, the exceptional, the... [more]

Sat 04 May 2019 - Fri 31 May 2019

Past Forward. Stories of Urban Scotland

Historic Environment Scotland
11:00-18:00 (Wednesday-Sunday)

Exhibition preview Join us on Friday 3 May, between 6-9pm, for the launch of the Past Forward exhibition, presented by Historic Environment Scotland as part of their Scotland’s Urban Past programme. Please RSVP to... [more]

Fri 19 Apr 2019 - Sun 02 Jun 2019

Living by the Tide: A Time to Keep and A Time to Cast Away

Alan Watson
Wednesday-Sunday - opening times vary please check with the gallery

Please call Summerhall reception at 0131 560 1580 or email info@summerhall.co.uk to arrange a visit. A celebration of the life and work of Alan Watson 1957-2019 Scottish artist, Alan Watson, was a visual artist of... [more]

Sat 06 Apr 2019 - Sun 19 May 2019

Tensegrity

Aurélie Fontan
11:00-18:00

Exhibition launch: Friday 5th April, 18:30-20:30. Aurélie Fontan is a sustainable fashion designer focused on biodesign and ethical manufacture processes. Her graduate collection Tensegrity demonstrates the positive... [more]

Sat 06 Apr 2019 - Sun 23 Jun 2019

Pithos (one possible story of our lively material)

Louise Mackenzie
11:00-18:00

Exhibition launch: Friday 5th April, 18:30-20:30. Pithos (one possible story of our lively material) presents existing and new works by artist Louise Mackenzie, following a three-year period of intense research within... [more]

Sat 06 Apr 2019 - Sun 23 Jun 2019

Frag'mɛnt (Terra non-firma)

Russell Beard & Stephen Kavanagh
11:00-18:00

Exhibition launch: Friday 5th April, 18:30-20:30. Emerging from the social, geo-political and environmental uncertainty of the 'Anthropocene' – Fraɡˈmɛnt (Terra non-firma) brings together two recent recipients of... [more]

Fri 05 Apr - Sat 27 Apr 2019

Highland River

Andrew Marr, curated by Richard Demarco (co-curator Fernanda Zei)
11:00 - 17:00

Andrew Marr has had an effective and distinguished career as a journalist, BBC presenter, writer and historian. He has spent his life engaged, at the highest level, with politics as interpreted through the lens of... [more]

Fri 01 Mar 2019 - Sun 17 Mar 2019

Violence Unseen

Zero Tolerance
11:00-18:00 (Wednesday-Sunday)

Over the past decades, there have been dramatic changes to public attitudes around some aspects of men’s violence against women. Yet domestic abuse, sexual violence and other forms of violence against women are still... [more]

Please note that some of the content in the exhibition deals with sexual violence, abuse and exploitation which some people might find upsetting

Fri 01 Mar 2019 - Sun 17 Mar 2019

Hopscotch

Roxana Vilk
11:00-18:00 (Wednesday-Sunday)

A film by Roxana Vilk based on Nadine Aisha’s poem ‘Hopscotch’ What happens when you walk down the street…if you’re a young woman of colour…who may or may not wear a hijab? ‘Hopscotch’ produced by... [more]

Sat 09 Feb 2019 - Sun 17 Mar 2019

369 Remembered - The Men

The 369 Gallery artists
11:00-18:00 (Wednesday-Sunday)

Preview: Friday 8th February 2019. Free tickets available here It is 40 years since Andrew Brown founded the 369 Gallery at 369 High street, Edinburgh in 1978 before moving to the Cowgate in 1984 and after the... [more]

Fri 01 Feb 2019 - Sun 17 Mar 2019

Lethe

Sylwia Kowalczyk
11:00-18:00 (Wednesday-Sunday)

Preview: Friday 1 February 2019 Free tickets available here Lethe is the river that cleanses Dante in Purgatory, the one that wipes memories of the dead as they drink from it or bathe in it. The poet Sylvia Plath... [more]

Fri 25 Jan 2019 - Fri 08 Mar 2019

The Same Tendency

Various artists
Mon-Fri: 8.30am – 5pm Sat: 10am – 5pm Sun: 11am – 4pm

The Same Tendency brings together a collection of Royal College of Art graduates to Summerhall’s Basement and Library Galleries. Following a residency held during January and February consisting of artist-led... [more]

Sat 24 Nov 2018 - Sun 13 Jan 2019

Head and Hand

Aileen Keith
Mon-Fri: 8.30am – 5pm Sat: 10am – 5pm Sun: 11am – 4pm

RSA Summerhall Exhibition Prize 2017 Drawing has always been an important part of Aileen’s practice, but is now the fundamental focus her work. Her interest in the process of remembering and forgetting, combined... [more]

Sat 10 Nov 2018 - Fri 21 Dec 2018

Invisible Spaces

11:00-18:00 (Tuesday-Sunday)

Join us on Friday 9th November, between 6-9pm, for the launch of exhibitions Visible Girls Revisited and Invisible Spaces, presented by Historic Environment Scotland as part of their Year of Young People. Please RSVP... [more]

Sat 10 Nov 2018 - Fri 21 Dec 2018

Visible Girls: Revisited

Anita Corbin
11:00-18:00 (Tuesday-Sunday)

Join us on Friday 9th November, between 6-9pm, for the launch of exhibitions Visible Girls Revisited and Invisible Spaces, presented by Historic Environment Scotland as part of their Year of Young People. Please RSVP... [more]

Sat 03 Nov 2018 - Sun 27 Jan 2019

369 Remembered - The Women

Various artists
11:00-18:00 (Wednesday-Sunday)

Curated by Andrew Brown The 369 Gallery was founded by Andrew Brown in 1978. At the time, it was the only gallery exclusively dedicated to the promotion of young Scottish artists. Pat Douthwaite, Lil Neilson,... [more]

Wed 10 Oct 2018 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival
11:00-18:00 (Library Gallery exhibition closes at 17:00, 16:00 on Sun)

Please join us for the exhibition launch on Tuesday 9th October from 6:30pm until 20:30pm. Out of Sight, Out of Mind opens on World Mental Health Day, 10 October, with almost 400 artworks exploring mental health... [more]

Sat 06 Oct 2018 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

STREET HERMIT

Graeme Todd
11:00-18:00 (Wednesday-Sunday)

Curated by Andrew Mummery Graeme Todd’s exhibition ‘Street Hermit’, is the first significant survey of the artist’s work to be presented in Scotland since his solo show at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh... [more]

Thu 02 Aug 2018 - Sun 23 Sep 2018

KURT SCHWITTERS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING : STORY AND DISPERSAL, LEGACY AND (RE)POSSESSION

Kurt Schwitters
11:00-18:00

On the 70th anniversary of Kurt Schwitters death The Times announced that Schwitters’ last (place of) work, the MERZ Barn in Elterwater, Cumbria might be bought by a Chinese collector and shipped abroad. Fifty years... [more]

Thu 02 Aug 2018 - Sun 23 Sep 2018

Life During Wartime

John Keane
11:00-18:00

Join us on the 22nd September for an artist tour and talk - more information can be found here. LIFE DURING WARTIME is a survey of paintings exploring themes of military, social and political conflict around the... [more]