• Summerhall Curated

    Summerhall Visual Arts curates themed programmes; providing an international dialogue between, and platform for, contemporary artists whilst also reflecting Scottish practice.

  • Associate Exhibitions

    We are dedicated to supporting our audience and community’s artistic endeavours. The Associate Exhibitions Programme offers a platform to individuals and organisations wishing to create their own exhi

  • Permanent Exhibitions

    Around Summerhall are a number of Permanent Exhibitions.

  • Exhibitions Archive

    Our exhibitions archive is extensive and covers several years worth of material.

  • Artists Editions

    Summerhall’s Artists editions are available to buy, unique artworks to call your own.

  • Demarco Foundation

    The Foundation promotes contemporary visual and performing arts. Its Archive, which traces the work of its director Richard Demarco.

Fri 12 May 2017   -  Sun 04 Jun 2017

Brilliant Geometry: The Art of mathematical projection through the Magic of 3D Printing

Peter Reid (Edinburgh), Saul Schleimer (Warwick) and Henry Segerman (Oklahoma)
Brilliant Geometry brings the creativity and precision of mathematics to the general public, using computer-aided design, recent innovations in 3D printing, and very, very bright lights! With a variety of exhibits - hand-held projectors, shadow lanterns and zoetropes - we invite our guests to play with the idea of dimension, of projections, of polygons and polytopes, and of tilings.

Sat 13 May 2017   -  Sun 04 Jun 2017


Sandi Anderson, Thorunn Bara, Mary Walters
Two Scots and an Icelander exhibit together, inspired by the wilderness landscapes of the North. SANDI ANDERSON focuses on the light and momentary glimpses. THORUNN BARA takes the bio-colonisation of the island of Surtsey as her starting point to consider the relationship between art and science in the natural world.
Daily: 11:00 - 18:00

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
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 Syria. Each of the artists presents a highly personal reflection of their homeland and the Syrian people through works in a variety of media.
11:00 - 18:00

Sat 20 May 2017   -  Fri 14 Jul 2017

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Anneli Holmstrom
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11:00 - 18:00

Sat 03 Jun 2017   -  Tue 30 May 2017

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

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 to the First Emperor’s Terracotta Army in the city of Xian in Shaanxi Province.
11:00 - 18:00

Sun 18 Jun 2017   -  Sat 15 Jul 2017

Retina Scottish Photography Festival

Retina Scottish Photography Festival is led by a group of professionals from diverse backgrounds, including business, practicing photographers, higher education, production and the creative industries. The Festival is supported by students, interns and volunteers & is funded by private and public sponsors annually. Retina Scottish Photography Festival celebrates the very best of photography. It is
11:00 – 18:00

Sat 24 Jun 2017   -  Sun 09 Jul 2017

Get Creative Takeover

Grow Wild
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 June to see how successful applicants interpreted the brief through different artistic mediums from poetry to embroidery, sculpture to steel band music…

Sat 24 Jun 2017   -  Sun 09 Jul 2017

Fever Dreams

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 you could do anything?
11:00 - 18:00