Our exhibitions and events

Refreshed monthly, our exhibitions showcase the work of many outstanding and award-winning artists in our varied gallery spaces. Exhibitions are open to the public Tuesday to Friday 10.30am to 5.00pm


Classes, workshops and groups

Weekly sessions in the Studio include the  Watercolour Group (Wednesday 10.30am), the Life Drawing Group (Thursday, 10.45am) and the Portrait Group (Friday, 2.30pm). The Opera Group (Thursday, 2.00pm) and the film club meet in the John Calder Reading Room. 

The Portrait Group meets Fridays, 11.00am in the Studio. The Bridge Group plays on the second Tuesday every month, 7.00pm in the Club Room. The Drama Workshop gets together on the third Tuesday of every month in the Studio and the Writers’ Group meets in the same place at 7.00pm on the last Wednesday of each month.
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A new 8-week Portrait Class, to run on Friday mornings weekly.

Hayley Whittingham is a qualified young artist many of you will know, as she gained an award and a commission, for her beautiful entry in the 2017 Scottish Portrait Award. She is interested to help our portrait group, and has been attending the sessions in February and March, and getting to know some of our own painters there. She currently works as a tutor with Edinburgh Council “City Sketching” classes, and with Edinburgh University Art College. If you would like to meet Hayley before the classes start, please come to one of the portrait group sessions (on Friday 8 th and 15 th March) where she will be happy to talk to you about her teaching.

Hayley aims with her new class, to give drawers & painters instruction and new inspirations on methods styles and materials. Please see the details below, on the Portrait Class dates. All members are welcome, whether you are a beginner or seasoned artist.

Starting on Friday 29 th March …Brexit day – what better to take your mind off it than a new class, with a lovely tutor!

Members £ 80 | Non-Members £ 120 | Under 35s £80

Friday 29 March 11-12.30
Friday 5 th April 11-12.30
Friday 12 April 11-12.30
Friday 19 April BREAK
Friday 26 th April 11-12.30
Friday 3 May 11-12.30
Friday 10 May 11-12.30
Friday 17 May BREAK
Friday 24 May 11-12.30
Friday 31 May 11-12.30