Sat 13 Feb 2016 - Thu 03 Mar 2016

As document

Autodespair, Clare Bennett, Steven Gribbin, Kat Gollock, Keith Guy, Todd Johnson, Tamara Kametani, Nick Paton & Kadie Salmon
11:00 - 18:00

As document is a group show of artists based in the UK exploring photography and the processes and techniques involved.  The works drift between analogue and digital documents, often eschewing the... [more]

Sat 12 Dec 2015 - Mon 09 Mar 2015

In Parting Glass

Riccardo Buscarini and Richard Taylor
11:00 - 18:00

Choreographer Riccardo Buscarini and visual artist Richard Taylor work together for the first time, transforming the glass cabinets in Summerhall’s Laboratory Gallery into living archives to... [more]

Sat 12 Dec 2015 - Wed 09 Mar 2016

Language of Memory

Whitney McVeigh
11:00 - 18:00

Language of Memory, a solo exhibition by Whitney McVeigh, centres on her short film ‘Birth' Origins at the end of Life, recording six women’s experience of birth and existence, in the setting... [more]

Sat 28 Nov 2015 - Wed 06 Jan 2016


Little Apocrypha
11:00 - 18:00

The second exhibition to inhabit the Little Apocrypha comes from Roos Dijkhuizen, Jamie Johnson, Struan Teague, Khee Siong Tian, Mariella Verkerk and Al White - a group of artists based in... [more]

Fri 20 Nov 2015 - Wed 15 Jan 2020

The Thermos Museum

The Thermos Museum was part of Summerhall's Festival August 2015 visual arts programme. It is a comedic but also edifying experience; suitcases unfold to reveal numerous astonishing displays.... [more]

Sat 07 Nov 2015 - Fri 27 Nov 2015


Polish Contemporary Art Organisation

Polish Contemporary Art Organisation present their first annual group exhibition 'WAVES', showcasing artists from Poland and of Polish descent at different stages in their... [more]

Sat 07 Nov 2015 - Sun 29 Nov 2015

183 More Sleeps

The Koestler Scotland Exhibition, Selected by artist Ruth Ewan
11:00 -18:00

183 More Sleeps is an exhibition of artwork from prisons, secure hospitals, secure children’s homes, immigration detention centres and community justice services in Scotland. Selected by artist... [more]

Fri 06 Nov 2015 - Thu 12 Nov 2015


Malcolm Cruickshank and Paul Diamond

Ekphrasis is commonly recognized as the mechanism for producing a prosaic description of a work of art. The artists, Malcolm Cruickshank and Paul Diamond, interpret this as an interchangeable... [more]

Sat 10 Oct 2015 - Thu 31 Dec 2015

The Demarco European Art Foundation's Romanian Artists

Demarco European Art Foundation and Romanian Cultural Institute, London
11:00 - 18:00

The legendary curator Richard Demarco, who launched the Western careers of legions of extraordinary Eastern European artists, opens the vaults of his inestimable collection housed at Summerhall for a... [more]

Sat 03 Oct 2015 - Thu 15 Oct 2015

Out of Sight/Out of Mind

Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival
11:00 - 18:00

Set in the unique spaces of Summerhall’s Old Animal Hospital, this provocative exhibition explores perceptions of reality, labelling, discrimination, confinement and medication in a range of site... [more]

Thu 03 Sep 2015 - Fri 02 Oct 2015

Soil, the Earth's Tender Skin

CIFAL Scotland
11:00 - 18:00

This month long exhibition presented by CIFAL Scotland celebrates and preserves the health and diversity of Scotland's soils. The exhibition marks the UN International Year of Soils and provides a... [more]

Tue 01 Sep 2015 - Sat 31 Oct 2015

A Mile in their Shoes

Beyond Borders

This installation by the artist Siemon Scamell-Katz was produced by The Knitting Circle and Beyond Borders Scotland in response to the capture and persecution of Yazidi girls and women by... [more]

Wed 05 Aug 2015 - Mon 05 Oct 2015

After A.D

Derrick Guild

Long fascinated by Albrecht Durer’s Young Hare (1502), a painting unquestionably viewed as an icon of naturalistic painting, Derrick Guild decided to make a series of paintings in the same... [more]

Wed 05 Aug 2015 - Mon 31 Aug 2015

The Thermos Museum

The Thermos Museum is a comedic but also edifying experience; suitcases unfold to reveal numerous astonishing displays. However, the public are not free to reign: visitors are escorted around the... [more]

Wed 05 Aug 2015 - Mon 05 Oct 2020

Demarco Foundation 2015 Programme

Demarco European Art Foundation
11:00 - 18:00

This year the Foundation presents an overview of Richard Demarco’s archive, focusing on his work with artists, theatre makers and the cultural dialogues he initiated. Exhibitions include: Paul... [more]

Wed 05 Aug 2015 - Fri 04 Sep 2015

Tadeusz Kantor: Inbetween Structures

Curated by Dr. Marc Glöde

On the occasion of acclaimed Polish theatre director Tadeusz Kantor’s 100th anniversary the Polish Cultural Institute in London and Polnisches Institut Berlin will bring a new perspective to... [more]

Wed 05 Aug 2015 - Sat 31 Oct 2015

Das Orgien Mysterien Theater

Hermann Nitsch

“i want to understand the concept of dionysian in a more up-to-date way, more scientifically, more psychologically. what is the dionysian phenomenon, this instinctual upsurge, this growing... [more]

Wed 05 Aug 2015 - Mon 05 Oct 2015

Three Go Adventuring Again


Social cohesion, togetherness, individuality and trying to make work together without falling-out is the three sister collaboration Ortonandon. With the figure as a central motif, they consider... [more]

Wed 05 Aug 2015 - Mon 05 Oct 2015

Little Apocrypha

Al White, Jamie Johnson and Lindsay Todd

A multi-disciplinary exhibition staged across The Living Mountain record store and neighbouring unique space exploring the mysterious fictional ocean from Stanislaw Lem’s Solaris. Through a... [more]

Wed 05 Aug 2015 - Mon 05 Oct 2015

One Million Years of Laughter

David Sherry

One Million Years of Laughter is a new series of performances and paintings finding humour in the contradictions that exist within commonplace actions and experiences. Using what is known about the... [more]

Wed 05 Aug 2015 - Mon 05 Oct 2015


Katherine Araniello, Richard Butchins, Nicola Canavan, Jez Colborne, Lea Cummings, Claire Cunningham, Tony Heaton, Sheila Hill, Simon Mckeown, Aidan Moesby and Pum Dunbar, Bekki Perriman, Craig Simpson

Unlimited’s first exhibition at Summerhall is a series of ambitious mixed media installations by the UK’s leading disabled artists. The exhibition deals with historical and contemporary issues,... [more]

Fri 03 Jul 2015 - Fri 31 Jul 2015

Photopolymer Prints and Colour Photos

Eiko Emersleben
9am-5pm (10am-5pm Weekends)

The colour photos depict people and scenes from the US West coast, where I recently lived for a couple of years. I like to think there's a bit of oddity, melancholy and humour in them. The black... [more]

Fri 03 Jul 2015 - Tue 21 Jul 2015


ACTINIC Alternative Photography Festival

Alternative Photography Scotland, in partnership with Summerhall, are proud to present LUX SHIFTER – a new exhibition as part of the ACTINIC alternative photography festival. The ACTINIC... [more]

Thu 04 Jun 2015 - Wed 15 Jul 2015


David Faithfull
11:00 - 18:00

Off the western shores of Mull, surrounded by the relentless onslaught of the Atlantic Sea, lies the remote isle of Inch Kenneth. Famous for its role in Boswell and Johnson’s Hebridean Tour travel... [more]

Thu 04 Jun 2015 - Wed 15 Jul 2015

Not Man The Less, But Nature More

Cendrine Rovini, El Gato Chimney, Erika Nordqvist, Esther Pearl Watson, Fred Stonehouse, Rithika Merchant, Solange Knopf and Zeki Agacan
11:00 - 18:00

Cendrine Rovini, El Gato Chimney, Erika Nordqvist, Esther Pearl Watson, Fred Stonehouse, Rithika Merchant, Solange Knopf and Zeki Agacan have an intimate relationship with nature, creating on... [more]

Thu 04 Jun 2015 - Wed 15 Jul 2015


Modern Edinburgh Film School: Zoë Fothergill, Anne McGuire, Lucy Skaer, Katrina Vallé, Amy Pickles, Mairi Lafferty, Anna Lucas, Allison Gibbs, Jenny Brady and Bobby Niven

MOTHS is a partial or pretend narrative which explores the relationship between public and private spaces, alluding to their multiple occupancy and historical functions, presented across artists’... [more]

Sat 04 Apr 2015 - Fri 22 May 2015


Julia Malle
11:00 - 18:00

In the work of UK-based sculptor and scientific glassblower Julia Malle, light and glass come together to form map-like structures that stand independently, removed from their original context,... [more]

Sat 04 Apr 2015 - Fri 22 May 2015


Oliver Jennings and Sarah Jones, curated by Ben Burtenshaw
11:00 - 18:00

Bio-symphony is an interdisciplinary project focused on the lifecycle of a plant. Artists Oliver Jennings and Sarah Jones have worked with live readings, taken from a plant in the space, to create... [more]

Sat 04 Apr 2015 - Fri 22 May 2015


ASCUS collaborations and residencies
11:00 - 18:00

University of Strathclyde’s Chamberlain Lab The University of Edinburgh’s CIIE Art Neuro ASCUS Art & Science’s Parallel Perspectives comprises three group shows, created from... [more]

Sat 04 Apr 2015 - Fri 22 May 2015


Fraser Ross
11:00 - 18:00

This is an expedition involving the artificial study of plant life. Each organism performs a shape change through human interaction. The inbuilt nervous system of each organism has a specific... [more]