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
An exhibition of original pen and ink drawings inspired by the animal kingdom. Geddes Gallery throughout December.
The Members exhibition hosts a fine selection of both paintings and crafts. All the Artwork is for sale and makes excellent Christmas presents.
Start the New Year: Ballads, Songs and Snatches. Five soloists from the Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society, accompanied by the Society's Musical Director, David Lyle.
This talk by David Purdie, co-Editor of the Burns Encyclopaedia, will describe what killed our national Bard, and what did not; concluding with the crusade, by persons known, to restore his reputation as a worthy man - and one of the finest lyric poets and songwriters ever to lift a pen.
Jazz and folk music with singer-songwriter Susanna Macdonald from Scotland and renowned guitarist Kevin Barrett from Canada visits the Club.
Albany Street housed a remarkable number of individuals working as significant architects, musicians, writers and visual artists. Barclay Price, arts administrator turned house-historian , who has researched the 19th century occupants of the houses here, will describe these creative residents in his talk.
This talk by Christopher Fleet will show how maps offer a powerful view into the history of particular islands at specific points in time. Maps define our understanding of the Scottish islands, and define the way past generations understood them too.
This is an illustrated talk by George McBean, about the use of visual images by UNICEF during the Child Survival Revolution 1982-1990 and the more recent developments in animated films used in Pubic Health.
Talk by Dr Jane Goldman. The talk draws on her book With You in the Hebrides: Virginia Woolf and Scotland which brings together and expands on some of her diverse attempts to follow Woolf’s Scottish trails.
Classes, workshops and groups
Weekly sessions in the Studio include the Watercolour Group (Wednesday 10.30am), the Creative Stitchers (Wednesday, 2.00pm), 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 on the second and third Fridays of the month at 2.30pm 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 Writer's Group meets in the same place at 7.00pm on the last Tuesday of the month. Learn more...and join in!