Exhibitions & Events at Gayfield

Gayfield Creative Spaces worked with innovative local and international partners.  In addition we ran our own curated series of collaborations consisting of exhibitions, talks and events.

2016

    • Creative Carbon Scotland: Heating Up, A Year of Climate Action

      13th December 2016 Join Creative Carbon Scotland for their final Green Tease event of 2016 during which they will be looking back on a year of climate action across local/global scales and political, scientific and artistic spheres. A year on from the...

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    • IberoDocs: Doc & Wine

      10th December 2016 The Ibero-American Documentary Film Festival presents a night of ibero-american culture with short documentaries, drinks, food, live music and fun!. IberoDocs, Ibero-American Documentary Film Festival Scotland, is the first and unique...

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    • Paintbox Art Classes: Ten by Ten

      9th - 11th December 2016 Exhibition introducing the work of the Paintbox 2 Year 'Becoming a Professional Artist' course. Showcasing the work of 10 upcoming Artists from across Scotland studying under the Paintbox 2 Year professional development course, the exhibition...

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    • Talking about PrEP a Community Event hosted by S-X and HIV Scotland

      8th December 2016 You are invited to a community discussion to learn more about PrEP, how safe it is and whether it will become available in Scotland. HIV Scotland have arranged a panel of experts and speakers from the local community to help answer your...

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    • Laura Findlay Photography: This is My Home

      2nd - 6th December 2016 Photographer Laura Findlay showcases an exhibition of images combatting the stereotypes of different categories of people in Scotland and raising money for Shelter in the process. Photographer Laura Findlay showcases her documentary series...

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    • Blazing Hyena: Green Tea by Sophie Good

      22nd - 26th November 2016 I used to have a friend that no one else could see. Green Tea is an explosive contemporary reworking of a supernatural Victorian gothic tale by Sheridan Le Fanu. James is a genomics researcher with controversial new findings he is...

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    • Stonewall Scotland: Making Equality Happen

      4th - 6th November 2016 Stonewall Scotland and Inclusive Networks are proud to introduce ‘Making Equality Happen’, celebrating Scotland’s LGBT artists, creatives and producers in a brand new exhibition.. ‘Making Equality Happen’ is part of the first annual...

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    • LEAPS: Creative Extras Art & Design Week

      17th - 21st October 2016 Creative Extras is a series of activities for LEAPS-eligible students who are applying for creative courses at any higher education institution. About the Art & Design Week: Creative Extras is a series of activities for...

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    • Martina Peluso: Exhibition

      14th - 18th October 2016 This new exhibition of Martina Peluso's work includes some of the images she drew, with her paints and brushes, for children's books published by publishers around the world. The exhibition includes work composed for classic tales...

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    • Martin Tazioli: Poppin Up, A Streetwear Gallery & Store

      14th - 16th October 2016 A streetwear themed pop up shop featuring a photo gallery and rail of clothes mixed with a mellow atmosphere. Artist Statement Poppin Up is a popup streetwear gallery and shop where I am showcasing my most recent project centred...

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    • art and arthritis: Exploring Diagnoses

      30th September - 8th October 2016 Arthritis Care in Scotland’s Young People and Families Service presents ARThritis: Exploring Diagnosis; an exhibition of work created by 10-18 year olds with arthritis and related conditions. The installation explores and...

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    • Blue Room Collective: Thematic 2

      30th September - 4th October 2016 The follow-up to ‘thematic’, the blue room collective's successful debut exhibition, ‘thematic 2’ again explores current political, social and cultural concerns disseminated through social and broadcast media. Their primary...

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    • Freddie Thomas: Roar

      24th - 28th September 2016 Artist Statement 'While the upwardly mobile classes grow ever more financially secure and self-congratulatory - wealth creates wealth - vast sections of the UK population face a daily struggle to pay bills and feed and clothe...

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    • Shakir Mughal: Chasing Colours

      23rd - 27th September 2016 Artist Statement: 'Colour always inspires me, especially in random formation without structure or pattern.When we close our eyes for whatever reason we still see the last remaining images of the last seen things for a few seconds...

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    • Christopher Gillespie: The Migration of Distrust

      23rd - 27th September 2016 A series of drawings by Christopher Gillespie. The images investigate the lingering effects of migrating from a place of conflict to one of peace: Exploring how seemingly mundane environments become infused with unease, fear and loss....

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    • Cally Buchanan, Tina Engell: Painting and Jewellery

      17th - 20th September 2016 Cally Buchanan is showing her work for the first time post completing a year at Leith School of Art. She is joined by her great friend Tina Engell, a goldsmith, who will show her unique jewellery in Scotland for the first time....

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    • Jane Raven: Exhibition

      17th - 20th September 2016 Jane Raven set up her studio in Edinburgh 20 years ago working with glass and stone.  Five years ago she took up painting and printmaking.  This exhibition shows work from each of these 4 mediums. Jane Raven is an artist who set up...

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    • Craft Design House: Opening Exhibition

      3rd - 4th September 2016 Craft Design House, launches its new online Sales Showcase for independent designers and craft makers with an exciting exhibition, reconnecting product with process and customer with creator. This exhibition showcases 10 talented designers...

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    • Summer 2016

      3rd - 29th August 2016 Movement, music, performance and the visual arts combine this summer in a feast for the senses at Gayfield Creative Spaces. Our annual Making Well initiative continues with two of these collaborations: the iPad artist collective We engAGE...

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    • Summer 2016: In the Making Collective, Mushroom

      24th - 29th August 2016 A shifting and compelling dance show: arising daily and performed by locally sourced-and-seasoned visionaries. A shifting assemblage of Scotland based dancers and makers collaborate and develop score based choreographic performances...

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    • Summer 2016: Claire Ford, We engAGE

      16th - 21st August 2016 We engAGE aims to inspire creativity through iPads using various digital apps. It is directly focussed around individuals living with Dementia, with the purpose of improving engagement and digital confidence.  We engAGE was set up in 2011...

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    • Summer 2016: Theatre Arts Exchange, Middlesex University, London

      5th - 28th August 2016 Theatre Arts Exchange presents an amazing month of theatre that’s collaborative, innovative and ambitious from the ground up. Operated by the creative team behind Middlesex University’s Theatre Arts programmes. Brand new to Edinburgh...

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    • Summer 2016: Bart Waltz Collective, Bartholomew’s Waltz

      10th - 14th August 2016 Bartholomew’s Waltz considers the current need for public celebrations within our society. Inviting audiences to join in games, dance and music as part of an orchestrated celebration and staged in an immersive installation. This event...

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    • Summer 2016: Intimations

      3rd - 7th August 2016 Intimations is an exhibition that brings together five artists each developing their own language and perspective. Mary Mackay, Jenny Pope, James Reid, Jane Roy and Alexandra Warren will show drawings, paintings, photography and...

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    • Summer 2016: Institute for l!ghter living!™, L!ghten Up Your Life!™

      3rd - 28th August 2016 Kat Corbet studied Fine Art in Germany and Austria (at the School of Art and Design Kassel with Urs Lüthi / the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna with Constanze Ruhm) and has been based at Gayfield Creative Spaces since September 2015. She...

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    • retina scottish international photography festival 2016

      12 - 30th July 2016 The Retina Scottish International Photography Festival returns to Gayfield Creative Spaces in July 2016. Retina 2016 puts emerging and established international talent firmly in the frame, showcasing the best from the world of photography...

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    • Architecture Fringe

      8th - 10th July 2016 The Architecture Fringe is a contributor-led series of events and projects across all artistic fields which seeks to activate, reveal and promote creative responses to architecture which make a difference to people's lives. A new...

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    • Queen Margaret University: Are you There?

      2nd - 5th July 2016 The exhibition showcases the work of new qualified art psychotherapists from the MSc Art Psychotherapy programme at Queen Margaret University and includes a video addition from students graduating from the MSc Music Therapy programme. This...

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    • Art in Healthcare: All the Wonderful Things

      25th - 28th June 2016 Art in Healthcare is celebrating artists from its permanent collection and expressing gratitude for their continuous support in the work that we do. The exhibition features diverse artists who graduated and established their careers...

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    • leithlate16/dennis & debbie club: The Improvement of Invalid Youth

      23rd - 26th June 2016 “The Improvement of Invalid Youth” is a new audio-visual multi-projection installation by German-born and Glasgow based artist duo Dennis & Debbie Club, made for LeithLate16 and exhibited at Gayfield Creative Spaces with a soundtrack...

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    • Flop Culture

      18th - 21st June 2016  FLOP CULTURE is a group show inspired by an ongoing public obsession with celebrity culture and social media. 'Celebrity is just obscurity biding its time' - Carrie Fisher Expect celebrity scandals, politics, tragedy, drama, iconic TV...

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    • West Lothian College HNC Contemporary Art Practice: re:CAP

      17th - 21st June 2016 Re:CAP is an end of year show by HNC Contemporary Art Practice students studying at West Lothian College. The HNC in Contemporary Art supports students to develop their own artistic skills, both practically and intellectually.   The works...

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    • Thomas Paints: Signs of Appreciation

      4th - 9th June 2016 An exhibition of sign painting, typography and sculpture by Thomas Paints. Ace. Magic. Ta.Thomas is designer who believes it's nice to feel appreciated. He enjoys old shop fronts, bad graffiti, and pub menus. He doesn’t resent requests to refrain...

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    • Kristopher Thomas: Just Like Home

      4th - 8th June 2016 Just Like Home is a solo exhibition of landscape oil paintings by New Zealand artist, Kristopher Thomas.  A selection of realist works will be on show, representing a diverse range of Scottish Landscape subjects. Kristopher was inspired to...

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    • alan lennon: substance

      27th - 31st May 2016 An Exhibition of contemporary figure painting and sculpture by Alan Lennon. Continually fascinated and inspired by the human form and relationships - people connecting or not connecting. These quiet figures occupy barren landscapes,...

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    • Cordula Marks: The Third Kingdom Revisited

      27th - 31st May 2016 Neither animal nor plant, fungi and mushrooms are their own Third Kingdom.  Neither here nor there, the land of Shendag Bertec – reached through a salt mine in war-time Berchtesgaden, is also a Third Kingdom.  This exhibition is a...

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    • Craft in Architecture

      14th - 24th May 2016 A Festival of Architecture 2016 exhibition celebrating local craft skills which enrich the built environment in the five mediums of Wood, Glass, Metal, Stone and Earth. Craft skills bring to our culture much of what is beautiful, humane...

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    • Scotstyle - Building the Century

      14th - 24th May 2016 Scotstyle – Building the Century celebrates the top 100 buildings from 1916-2015, nominated by the Scottish public. This free exhibition will tour the length and breadth of Scotland, across all regions, accompanied by a superb new...

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    • Fun Palace Scotland Open Meeting: 11th May 2016

      11th May 2016 "Everyone an Artist, Everyone a Scientist!"  Fun Palaces is a national campaign for culture for everybody, centred around the first weekend of October. Fun Palaces are community-led events that celebrate arts, sciences, making and learning in...

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    • Lina Lienau: Journey to the Ancestors

      Lina Lienau Art29 April - 10 May 2016 An exhibition by art therapist Lina Lienau - Journey to the Ancestors shows some exclusive textiles, kaftans and shawls from India interwoven with Lina's paintings of ancient symbols. Journey to the ancestors is a journey to the...

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    • Artist Rooms: Café des Artistes #18: Gerhard Richter

      27th April 2016 Join us from 6-8pm for a public discussion led by Dr Christian Weikop (ECA, University of Edinburgh) and Dr. Aline Guillermet (University of Essex). About Gerard Richter Gerhard Richter was born in Dresden, which after World War II became part...

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    • David Cass: Surface

      25 April - 3 May 2016 An exhibition of paintings exploring the concept of surface from artist David Cass. Created using non-traditional methods and painted on unconventional surfaces, these repetitive artworks are unified by their exclusive depiction of...

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    • William Lindsay: Passing Places

      17th - 21st April 2016 Passing Places: an exhibition of paintings by William Lindsay. Image courtesy of Ian Dodds. William Lindsay’s paintings showing here are his responses to what happens in the process of painting when, on the canvas, board or paper, some mark...

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    • Marcus Oakley: Crunchy Pump

      16th - 26th April 2016 An exhibition of colourful paintings, drawings and cardboard objects, inspired by the potential of the line.  Marcus Oakley's exhibition of new drawings and objects explores the potential of a line across a variety of formats.  Linear...

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    • Hannah Ustun, Ed Compson & Ned Armstrong: Kiosk

      1st - 5th April 2016 An exhibition showcasing the work by three contemporary artists living and working in Edinburgh - Hannah Ustun, Ed Compson and Ned Armstrong.

    • David Campbell: Everything Matters

      10 - 23 March 2016 David Campbell’s new show is a series of works in oil on canvas and paper which attempt to say something about the human delusion of separateness that seems to set us apart from the world in a perpetual trap of subject and object. A study...

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    • Eleanor Elks Herrmannsen/Tim Offredi: ‘…it all exists in doubles’

      it all exists in doubles5 - 8th March 2016 '...it all exists in doubles' explores our relationship to everyday objects, features and occurrences in the urban environment. Using these as starting points, the work investigates the idea of an 'in-between' space, the space between the...

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    • Jill Martin Boualaxai: Stratigraphic

      23 - 28 February 2016 Stratigraphic by Jill Martin Boualaxai - an exhibition of painting, printing and found objects.Stratigraphic (strəˈtɪɡrəfɪ ): Digging through the detritus like an unhinged archaeologist or treasure hunter. Jill collects the discarded...

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    • Denise McNulty: Strokes of Light

      21 - 27 February 2016 A pictorial story of how artist, Denise McNulty, has used her artistic practice to manage chronic depression. The photographs include stunning body art to represent Denise's experiences. Part of the Audacious Women...

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    • Edinburgh Student Arts Festival 2016

      12 - 19 February 2016 Gayfield Creative Spaces is once again a host venue for the Edinburgh Student Arts Festival 2016.  The Festival showcases over 200 performing artists and 203 visual artists.  Gayfield will host works by 33 artists in the visual arts...

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    • Gosia Walton: Prelude

      29 January - 10 February 2016 Artist statement‘Prelude’ is a solo presentation of a series of intricate printed drawing abstractions by Gosia Walton. The concept behind the show is to strip back the complex process of Walton’s explorative process into...

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    • ed hadfield: urban interventions (3) - walking tour

      27 January 2016 Street signs have been installed on public sign posts in Edinburgh that bring positive values to the local communities of New Town and Broughton and the City Centre. Artist Ed Hadfield will be giving a walking tour of the street sign project...

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    • african routes: using art and design to reframe development

      african routes 14 January 2016 We welcomed 2016 with a talk and drinks reception in memory of architect and designer Alero Olympio. The talk was led by Renee Neblett, Director of the Kokrobitey Institute in Ghana. Accra, the capital of Ghana is a city transformed by...

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