St Margaret's House

St Margaret's House
151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE
  • Telephone 0131 661 1924
  • Opening times Centre open daily 10am–10pm but individual exhibition times may vary.
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  • Website www.edinburghpalette.co.uk/st-margarets-house/
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A former NHS office block – and from the street, it looks it – St Margaret's House has been converted inside into a warren of studios, gallery spaces, and offices for everyone from the leaseholder and parent organisation, Edinburgh Palette, to the Edinburgh Judo Club. It was briefly known as Art's Complex until they reverted to the building's original name.

With 200 studios and 9,000 ft² of gallery space, the sheer profusion of events in St Margaret's House can be bewildering, but with all that diversity there's something for everyone. Edinburgh College of Art has taken to leasing gallery space in the building for its own shows.

The building features a print room and kiln facilities.

The nearest railway station is Edinburgh Waverley, but given that it's more than a mile and a half away, by far the quickest access is by road. Lothian Bus routes 4, 5, 15, 15a, 26, x26, 44, 44a, 45 and 113 all stop outside on London Road, and pedestrian access is by a footbridge.

  • Provides: Wheelchair access

Events at this venue

There are 5 events at this location

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Intensive Icon Painting Workshop

Five day workshop designed to foster an understanding of the tradition of icon painting, with sketching and designing, gilding and the egg tempera technique included.

Mon 6 Nov

£255–£310 / 07565144722

  • 11:00

Texture Painting Workshop

Texture painting workshop with artist Adam Taylor.

Fri 24 Nov

£25 / 0131 661 1924

  • 18:30 – 20:30

The Upcyclers - Reduce Reuse Recycle!

Calling all Upcyclers, DIYers, Refashionistas, Thrifters, Crafters and Creatives… This meet up group is for you if you enjoy upcycling, recycling, reusing, repurposing, building, mending, fixing or altering things! Join us and meet with like minded people and keep up to date with the latest upcycling socialisers…

Fri 27 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 661 1924

  • 19:00 – 21:30

Fri 10 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 661 1924

  • 19:00 – 21:30

Fri 24 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 661 1924

  • 19:00 – 21:30

Wine and Painting Evening Workshop

Paint with egg tempera while enjoying wine and nibbles.

Fri 10 Nov

£25 / 0131 661 1924

  • 18:30 – 20:30

Zen Reclaimed

Link Up Women’s Support Centre is holding a series of workshops to scope and create a zen walkway in the grounds of St Margaret’s House using reclaimed materials. Women wishing to take part in the workshops and help build a lasting outdoor space for relaxation and meditation should book a place in advance.

Wed 25 Oct

Link Up Women’s Support Centre

Free / 0131 661 9292

Part of Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival.

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