Thu 05 Nov 2020 - Sun 20 Dec 2020

Parallel Lives

Angus Reid
12:00 - 18:00 (every day)

Angus Reid combines painting and drawing, film-making and historical research to make this ground-breaking vision of gay men in Scotland, past and present. The images portray same-sex love and tenderness. Why does this... [more]

Thu 06 Feb 2020 - Sun 08 Mar 2020

The Place I Call Home

Eman Ali, Abi Green & Sebastian Betancur-Montoya, Ben Soedira, Josh Adam Jones, Moath Alofi, Mohammed Al-Kouh, Richard Allenby-Pratt, Hassan Meer, Hussain Almosawi & Mariam Alarab, Gillian Robertson, Ammar Al Attar, Sara Al Obaidly, Mashael Al Hejazi and Zahed Sultan.
11:00-18:00 (Wednesday-Sunday)

When away, people sometimes use the expression ‘home from home’ to describe a place where one is as happy, relaxed, or comfortable as in one's own home. ‘Home’ is a word with a strong emotional resonance,... [more]

Sat 01 Feb 2020 - Sun 01 Mar 2020

Drawing Fault Lines

Katherina Radeva

Launch event 5 February 2020 RSVP here Drawing Fault Lines is a selection of drawings that form a fundamental element of the making and devising process of Fault Lines, a new performance work by Two Destination... [more]

Fri 24 Jan 2020 - Sun 15 Mar 2020

Mount Strange and the Temple of Fame

Victoria Clare Bernie, Maria Gimeno, Mina Heydari-Waite, Alix Villanueva
11:00-18:00 (Wednesday-Sunday)

Curated by Wendy Law Preview of the exhibition: Thursday 23 January 2020 Maria Gimeno's performance Queridas Viejas: Sunday 8 March 2020 - RSVP here In this curated exhibition, four major female artists... [more]

Sun 01 Dec 2019 - Fri 31 Jan 2020

Auld Reekie's Roses. Paintings of Scots Poems

Sheila Mullen
Wednesday-Sunday - opening times vary please check with the gallery

Curated by Andrew Brown The exhibition celebrates the centenary of the birth of poet Hamish Henderson (1919 - 2002). Sheila Mullen is a Scottish painter who lives and works in Scotland. She was... [more]

Fri 29 Nov 2019 - Sun 08 Mar 2020

Some of Summerhall: A Survey in Drawings

Will Knight
11:00-18:00 (Wednesday-Sunday)

Artist Talk: 14 December 2019, 14:00. RSVP at this link Launch night: 28 November 2019, 18:00-20:30. RSVP at this link. Glasgow-based artist Will Knight (b.1988) studied at the Glasgow School of Art, where he... [more]

Sat 16 Nov 2019 - Sun 22 Dec 2019


Marlon Wobst
11:00-18:00 (Wednesday-Sunday)

Berlin-based artist Marlon Wobst brings FRIENDS - his first exhibition in the UK - to Edinburgh. At Summerhall he presents new work: felt tapestries which hold an anarchic play between their rich colour and liberal... [more]

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


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]

Thu 25 Jul 2019 - Sun 22 Dec 2019

The New World | Retrospective

Alan Smith
11:00 - 18:00 (Wed-Sun)

Alan Smith (1941-2019) worked extensively as a painter and teacher, exhibiting in Europe and America for a number of years. In 1991, shortly after his 50th birthday, the artist made a conscious decision to remove... [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 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


Aurélie Fontan

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

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

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


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


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]