• Contemporary Connections

    This exhibition celebrates some of the very special works created when artists and scientists get together; showcasing collaborations and interpretations of real data.

  • 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.

Sat 01 Apr 2017   -  Fri 12 May 2017

Data Horizons

Lily Hibberd
Data Horizons is the result of a collaboration between the Extreme Light group at Heriot-Watt University and Lily Hibberd, Leverhulme Trust artist-in-residence at Heriot-Watt throughout 2016

Sat 01 Apr 2017   -  Fri 12 May 2017

From the Dark Ocean Comes Light

Hannah Imlach
From the Dark Ocean Comes Light is a new body of sculptural work by artist Hannah Imlach, resulting from a year-long residency within The Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics & Bioengineering at Heriot-Watt University and the Changing Oceans Group at The University of Edinburgh (funded by The Leverhulme Trust).

Sat 01 Apr 2017   -  Fri 12 May 2017

Sounds of the Anthropocene

Sebastián Verea
A collaboration between Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Argentina and C-EENRG at Cambridge University, UK, artist Sebastian Verea’s Sounds of the Anthropocene is a multimedia experience played by Earth´s rotation in real time, that shows the new geological epoch that we call Anthropocene fleshing out the unprecedented humankind footprint on our planet.

Sat 01 Apr 2017   -  Fri 12 May 2017


Louise Mackenzie
Genocentric is an exhibition of new and evolving work by artist Louise Mackenzie in collaboration with Northumbria University, Newcastle University and Edinburgh University, exploring affective responses to working with life as biotechnological material.

Sat 01 Apr 2017   -  Fri 12 May 2017

Rubber Coated Steel

Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Rubber Coated Steel Forensic audio analyst and artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s Rubber Coated Steel testifies to the relationship between technology and power.

Sat 01 Apr 2017   -  Fri 12 May 2017

La Preuve par l’Image/Science Exposed

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) & the Association Francophone pour le Savoir (Acfas)
The Science Exposed image contest challenges participants to tell science stories through vibrant and exciting images. Devoted exclusively to images of scientific research, in all fields of study, this selection of images brings science to vibrant, visual life.

Sat 01 Apr 2017   -  Fri 12 May 2017

Exploring the Art in Data

Simon Sloan & Team Shrub
Environmental data and computer algorithms contain patterns that can inform both scientific findings and artistic expression. A collaboration between artist Simon Sloan, communicators and scientists at The University of Edinburgh, Team Shrub’s Exploring the Art in Data will create an interactive discussion with participants about the untapped potential of data to convey artistic meaning.

Sat 01 Apr 2017   -  Fri 12 May 2017


Daniel Budinov, Patrick Hickey, James Howie, Jim Jack, Ryan Lewis, Adam Linson and Iain Robinson
CO2_Live is a new collaborative work by Daniel Budinov, Patrick Hickey, James Howie, Jim Jack, Ryan Lewis, Adam Linson and Iain Robinson. It incorporates a Carbon Dioxide sensor, situated next to the street, connected to LED panels displaying the real time CO2 levels at the top floor of Summerhall’s TechCube.

Sat 01 Apr 2017   -  Fri 12 May 2017

Arctic from Above

Jeff Kerby & Team Shrub
Team Shrub present photographs of Arctic tundra landscapes and the plants and wildlife that inhabit them captured as a part of scientific research expeditions to the rapidly warming Arctic.

Mon 01 May 2017   -  Fri 12 May 2017

Beneath and Beyond: Seismic Sounds

Stephen Hurrel
Stephen Hurrel’s Beneath and Beyond: Seismic Sounds is an immersive live feed audio-video installation produced by the constant movements and tectonic shifts beneath the Earth’s surface and installed in the basement of Summerhall.

Fri 12 May 2017   -  Sun 04 Jun 2017

Brilliant geometry: The art of mathematical projection through the magic of 3D printing

Peter Reid
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. MARY WALTERS concentrates on an
Daily: 11:00 - 18:00

Fri 19 May 2017   -  Sun 04 Jun 2017

Syria in Painting, Photography, Film and Word

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 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…