Sat 31 Mar 2018 - Sun 13 May 2018



Synthetica, a special contemporary art exhibition co-curated by Edinburgh International Science Festival, Summerhall and ASCUS Art & Science, will showcase the work of established international... [more]

Sat 24 Feb 2018 - Sun 18 Mar 2018


Summerhall's resident artists, management and the staff
11:00-18:00 (not open Mondays)

Find out what goes on behind Summerhall’s doors - Edinburgh's most diverse creative hub. This spring, Summerhall's resident artists, management and the staff who call this arts complex home are... [more]

Mon 29 Jan 2018 - Sun 04 Feb 2018

Dark Fables | From Comics to Films

Alberto Vazquez

This special exhibition gathers Vazquez's both graphic and audiovisual work together. It presents how the artist adapted his comics and illustration books into animated films. The collection will... [more]

Thu 25 Jan 2018 - Sat 10 Mar 2018

Delicious Source

Ciara Veronica Dunne
11:00-18:00 (Tues-Sun)

This Delicious Source is a response to Burns (through drawing) and is a large-scale detailed monochrome mural, painted directly onto a wall in the Laboratory Gallery.   Ciara Veronica... [more]

Thu 25 Jan 2018 - Sat 10 Mar 2018

Gang Dry

Derrick Guild
11:00-18:00 (Tues-Sun)

In the last year I have found myself searching for Burns: the closer I get, the further he moves away. A shape-shifter that was so many things during one life. He can move from joyous elation to deep... [more]

Thu 25 Jan 2018 - Sat 10 Mar 2018

Inspired by 'Tam o'Shanter'

Ross Fleming, Laura Ford, Laura Graham
11:00-18:00 (Tues-Sun)

Three installations inspired by Robert Burn’s epic poem Tam o’Shanter. Sciennes 1 Ross Fleming SPICEBOYS 2017-18 Film and installation Ross Fleming’s ‘SPICEBOYS’ utilises... [more]

Thu 25 Jan 2018 - Sat 10 Mar 2018

As Ithers See Him

Various Artists
11:00-18:00 (Tues-Sun)

A group show of contemporary interpretations of Robert Burns' appearance. The Artists - The Little Artists, David Begbie, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Brigid Collins, Calum Colvin, Rosie Dahlstrom, ... [more]

Thu 25 Jan 2018 - Sat 10 Mar 2018

A' ye wha live and never think

Graham Fagen
11:00-18:00 (Tues-Sun)

A' ye wha live and never think from 'On A Scotch Bard, Gone To The West Indies' by Robert Burns Graham Fagen is one of the most influential artists working in Scotland today. His work mixes media... [more]

Thu 25 Jan 2018 - Sat 10 Mar 2018

Inspired Editions I & II

Calum Colvin, Catherine Sargeant, Euan Heng, Harland Miller, Holly Johnson, Jo McDonald, Kenny Hunter, Ursula Hunter, Whyn Lewis
11:00-18:00 (Tues-Sun)

Group shows of editioned work. The artists participating are: Calum Colvin Born in Glasgow in 1961, Calum Colvin has exhibited his work nationally and internationally for over thirty years... [more]

Sat 20 Jan 2018 - Sat 17 Feb 2018

A Stitch and Line

Garvald Edinburgh Artists
11:00-18:00 (not open Mondays)

An Exploration of Line by Garvald Edinburgh Artists   A line joins two points- what happens between these two points is where the creativity occurs. Following on from last years’... [more]

Wed 06 Dec 2017 - Sun 14 Jan 2018

CREW Scotland: Photography Showcase

Crew Scotland
11:00 - 18:00

Crew Scotland presents some of Scotland's finest Photographer's personal projects including some never before seen works. The showcase also features fourteen of Crew's up and coming Assistant... [more]

Sat 25 Nov 2017 - Sun 07 Jan 2018

Exit From Coaltown

Michael Dawson
09:00-17:00 (Mon-Fri), 10:00-17:00 (Sat), 11:00-16:00 (Sun)

2016 winner of the RSA Open Exhibition award Summerhall Prize. An exhibition of new and recent work by Edinburgh based artist, Michael Dawson. Michael produces vibrant works on paper, wood, mdf... [more]

Sat 18 Nov 2017 - Sun 14 Jan 2018

The Great White Hope

Jacob Kerray
11:00 - 18:00

­Firstly I would like to thank the good people at HUBLOT and the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. *Tears in my eyes*. Well, Tony (Schiavone) before I start talking about the Art: At a point in time... [more]

Sat 04 Nov 2017 - Sat 18 Nov 2017

Jill Todd Photographic Award 2017

Jill Todd Photographic Award
9:00-17:00 (Mon-Fri), 10:00-17:00 (Sat), 11:00-16:00 (Sun)

The Jill Todd Photographic Award was initiated in 2011 by close photographic associates of Jill, who had her life taken by cancer just over one year from graduating from Edinburgh Napier University... [more]

Fri 20 Oct 2017 - Fri 22 Dec 2017


Diana Zwibach - drawings, Yvonne Reddick - poetry
11:00-18:00 (not open Mondays)

Preview: 19 October, 18:30 Join award-winning poet Yvonne Reddick for the opening of the Deerhart exhibition. Deerhart is an exhibition of art and poetry, the result of her collaboration... [more]

Fri 13 Oct 2017 - Fri 22 Sep 2017

'KITE AND TRUMPET' Festival of Polish Art for Children

Various Artists

I am delighted to invite you to ‘’KITE AND TRUMPET’ the first Festival of Polish Art for Children to take place in Scotland. 'KITE AND TRUMPET' Festival of Polish Art for Children is a... [more]

Fri 13 Oct 2017 - Sun 22 Oct 2017

BAWIALNIA/PLAYROOM- Polish Design For Kids!

KITE AND TRUMPET Festival of Polish Art for Children
11:00 - 18:00

Interactive, entrancing, absorbing exhibition presenting Polish books, design, toys and games for children. We will show you what Polish children read and what they use to play. Much fun and joy... [more]

This venue is not wheelchair-user accessible

Wed 11 Oct 2017 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival
11:00-18:00 (not open Mondays)

Now in its fifth year, Out of Sight, Out of Mind (OOSOOM) is an exhibition of artworks created in relation to peoples’ experiences of mental health issues. It is part of the Scottish Mental Health... [more]

Sat 07 Oct 2017 - Thu 30 Nov 2017

Captured State

Ephemerki, Verica Kovacevska, OPA (Obsessive Possessive Aggression), Igor Toshevski
11:00-18:00 (not open Mondays)

  Curated by Jon Blackwood Captured State brings together six artists from the Republic of Macedonia to exhibit in Scotland for the first time. Whilst contemporary art from Macedonia has... [more]

Tue 03 Oct 2017 - Sat 28 Oct 2017

IONART - New Scottish Colourists on Iona

Hugh Buchanan, Laura de la Mare, Kate Downie, Leonie Gibbs, Brenda Martin, Bill McArthur and Deirdre Nicholls
11:00-18:00 (not open Mondays)

Sale of paintings from Iona, to support the work of Diabetes UK In spring 2017, a week-long painting expedition to Iona was organised by a Trust in the name of the late Lord MacLeod of Fuinary,... [more]

Thu 03 Aug 2017 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

Festival Exhibitions Programme

Various Artists
11:00-18:00 (not open Mondays)

Summerhall is delighted to present its visual arts programme on the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh Festival, an event that was created “to heal the wounds of war”. In homage to this... [more]

Sat 24 Jun 2017 - Sun 09 Jul 2017

Get Creative Takeover

Grow Wild
11:00-18:00 (not open Mondays)

Grow Wild invited young people aged 12-25 to apply for funding to produce creative works of art to raise awareness about the importance of UK native wild flowers and plants. Visit Summerhall this... [more]

Sat 24 Jun 2017 - Sun 09 Jul 2017

Fever Dreams

11:00 - 18:00

Have you ever had a dream that you, um, you had, your, you- you could, you’ll do, you- you wants, you, you could do so, you- you’ll do, you could- you, you want, you want them to do you so much... [more]

Fri 23 Jun 2017 - Fri 14 Jul 2017

Postcard Art Exhibition & Auction 2017

The Rock Trust
Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm Sat: 10am – 5pm Sun: 11am – 4pm

This year’s Postcard Art Exhibition is bigger than ever, bringing together the combined talents of renowned artists such as David Forster, The Grey Earl, Avril Paton, Stephen Mangan, Al Heighton,... [more]

Sun 18 Jun 2017 - Sat 15 Jul 2017

Retina Scottish Photography Festival

11:00 – 18:00 (not open Mondays)

Retina Scottish Photography Festival is led by a group of professionals from diverse backgrounds, including business, practicing photographers, higher education, production and the creative... [more]

Sat 17 Jun 2017 - Sun 16 Jul 2017


Irineu Destourelles
11:00-18:00 (not open Mondays)

Irineu Destourelles’ Unturning presents two new video works, exploring the legacy of Thatcherism policies and its influence on current political discourse and personhood. The exhibition is... [more]

Wed 07 Jun 2017 - Wed 14 Jun 2017

Edinburgh College Creative Arts End of Year Show

11:00 - 18:00

This year’s Edinburgh College Creative Arts end-of-year show is bigger than ever, bringing together the combined talents of the HND students from 3D Design (Interiors), Animation, Computer Art... [more]

Sat 03 Jun 2017 - Fri 30 Jun 2017

Dialogue with Emperor Qin's Warriors: Contemporary Sculptures from Europe & China

11:00 - 18:00

This stunning free exhibition of contemporary sculptures came about when 28 artists, one from each EU country and a further three artists from China, were invited to create their individual response... [more]

Sat 20 May 2017 - Fri 14 Jul 2017

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Anneli Holmstrom
11:00 - 18:00 (not open Mondays)

-}}}}}} : {{{+}}} is the title of Scottish born artist Anneli Holmstrom’s first UK solo show presented as part of Summerhall’s Curated Programme. The work on show centres upon two new bodies... [more]

Fri 19 May 2017 - Sun 04 Jun 2017

Syria in Painting, Photography, Film and Word

Nihad Al Turk, Young Lens Dimashqi, PositiveNegatives, Delil Souleiman, CEC Lifelong Learning Cookery and Art Project, Amnesty International, Rami Shaya, Tomo Brody
11:00 - 18:00

Syria in Painting, Photography, Film and Word brings together a broad-based selection of new artworks by Syrian artists based in Edinburgh and further afield, including organisations involved with... [more]