- Telephone 0131 248 2971
- Opening times Tue–Sun 10am–5.30pm.
- Website www.rbge.org.uk/inverleith-house
Set in the lush greenery of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Inverleith House is a gallery that takes inspiration from its surroundings, with spring, summer, autumn and winter-themed exhibitions according to the season. The spring programme features an exhibition drawn from the garden's archives of drawings, prints, photographs, manuscripts and herbarium/plant specimens, alongside solo exhibitions by contemporary artists such as Vincent Fecteau, Cerith Wyn Evans and the late Louise Bourgeois. Occasionally, it also presents exhibitions and events in the 73-acre landscaped grounds and in the glasshouses. Examples include exhibitions by Jim Lambie, Franz West and Lothar Baumgarten and performances of compositions written for plants by John Cage. It is one of the only botanical gardens in the world to have a programme of exhibitions that spans contemporary art and botanical science. The John Hope Gateway, a biodiversity and information centre, is a relatively new addition to the gardens, and a shining example of green construction and sustainability.
There are 6 events at this location
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Atelier EB: Ost End Girls Collection Showroom
Clothing and accessories by designer Beca Lipscombe and artist Lucy McKenzie.
Thu 13 Jun
Fri 14 Jun
Sat 15 Jun
Ciara Phillips: And more / Nature Printed
A double bill of exhibitions: And More is the first major exhibition by Glasgow-based Canadian artist Ciara Phillips, who mainly works in prints. Nature Printed is a selection from the Garden's collection of nature-printed books, nature printing being a process whereby natural objects leave a direct impression on a…
Fri 24 May
Sat 25 May
Sun 26 May
Ciara Phillips: Early Gallery Goers Tour
An Early Gallery Goers Tour for kids aged 3–5 of the current Ciara Phillips exhibition; Geraldine Heaney and Katy Wilson introduce little ones to modern art and encourage debate and discussion. All children must be accompanied by an adult; babies are welcome, but confirm at time of booking. Booking is essential.
Franz West Exhibition Talk by Dominic Paterson
Dr Dominic Paterson, Lecturer in Art History at the University of Glasgow, will give a talk on the exhibition Mostly West: Franz West and Artist Collaborations. Free admission, booking essential: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0131 248 2971.
Franz West Exhibition Talk by Lisa Le Feuvre
Lisa Le Feuvre – curator, writer and Head of Sculpture Studies at The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds – will give a talk on the exhibition Mostly West: Franz West and Artist Collaborations. Free admission, booking essential: email@example.com or 0131 248 2971.
Mostly West: Franz West and Artist Collaborations
The first exhibition by the great Austrian artist Franz West (1947-2012) of works made in collaboration with other leading visual artists, including Douglas Gordon, Marina Faust, Mike Kelley, Sarah Lucas, Albert Oehlen, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Rudolf Polanszky, Andreas Reiter Raabe, Anselm Reyle, Rudolf Stingel and Heimo…
Sat 13 Jul
Sun 14 Jul
Tue 16 Jul
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