Current and forthcoming exhibitions


Tony Conrad: Invented Acoustical Tools 1969 - 2014

25 October 2014 - 18 January 2015

Tony Conrad, Fair Ground Electric Horn, 2003. Courtesy of the Artist & Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne
Tony Conrad, Fair Ground Electric Horn, 2003. Courtesy of the Artist & Galerie Buchholz, Berlin/Cologne.

The first UK showing of musical instruments developed by the highly influential American artist, film-maker and musician Tony Conrad (b. 1940, Concord, US).

The exhibition explores Conrad’s relationship with improvisational sound and free invention as it relates to his film work and live performance.

Presented in partnership with Galerie Buchholz, Berlin and Cologne.

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Sue Tompkins: dug nature

Coming Soon

dug nature is a collection of readings by the Glasgow-based artist Sue Tompkins commissioned by Inverleith House for Generation, available as a freely downloadable podcast to be experienced on visits to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and its 73 acres of landscaped grounds.

Sue Tompkins (b.1971) is one of the leading artists of her generation and is best known for her distinctive live performances and works of art which often combine elements of text, sculpture, installation and painting. She was part of the influential Glasgow-based collective Elizabeth Go and lead singer with the band Life Without Buildings. Her first major solo exhibition at a public gallery in Scotland was at Inverleith House (24 February to 17 April 2011). She lives and works in Glasgow and is represented by The Modern Institute.

dug nature is generously supported by The Elephant Trust and is part of Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland.

Sue Tompkins, 2013.
Image courtesy of the artist.

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