For event information please join our Facebook Page, follow us on Twitter,
or sign up to our E-newsletter here:

Events Programme

Inverleith House presents public engagement events for each of it's exhibitions.  these are designed to encourage access to our exhibitions programme and can take the form of a talk, music event or film programme.  We are also very happy to provide informal tours for visiting groups, please contact for further information and booking.

(Events free but booking is essential. Contact to reserve a place).

April 2014

Botanics Late

Thursday 17 April 7 - 10pm

A unique opportunity to visit Corin Sworn’s exhibition in the evening as part of Botanics Late

8.30 - 9.30pm

Join Deputy and Assistant Curator's of the Royal Botanic Garden's Herbarium Collection, Elspeth Haston and Adele Smith, for a tour of the new exhibition by Corin Sworn. Elspeth Haston and Adele Smith will discuss the significance of the herbarium specimens selected by Corin Sworn to accompany her new exhibition presented at Inverleith House. More information here.

Corin Sworn, Untitled, 2014.

May 2014

Inverleith House Open Weekend

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 May, 10-5pm – Free

A day of events, including talks delivered by the exhibition staff, live music and special offers on limited edition exhibition publications and posters.

Kirsty Bell: The Artist's House Discussion & Slide Lecture

Saturday 10 May, 7.30pm

Kirsty Bell's most recent book, The Artist's House: From Workplace to Artwork, examines the role of artists' domestic spaces in relation to their work. Taking the house as a receptacle, vehicle, model, theatre, or dream space, the artist's home becomes a prism through which to view not only the artistic practice of its inhabitant, but also to apprehend broader developments in sculpture and contemporary art in relation to domestic architecture and interior space.

Bell will deliver a multimedia presentation informed by her extensive research on the subject.

The Artist's House: From Workplace to Artwork is published by Sternberg Press. The publication will be available to purchase at the event.

Edward Krasinski’s apartment, Warsaw, 2003. Photo: Aneta Grzeszykowska and Jan Smaga. Courtesy of Foksal Gallery Foundation.

Florian Hecker: Articulação

Sunday 11 May, Dusk (8-9pm)

Performance and album launch by the internationally renowned artist. Articulação deepens Hecker’s collaboration with Reza Negarestani, author of the libretto created for Hinge (2012). In two distinct renderings this piece articulates a complex scene in which the two obelisks of the script - one from the perspective of nature and one from the perspective of culture - are recited simultaneously in an informational yet dramatic style. More information on the performance can be found here.

Image courtesy of the artist.

Florian Hecker (1975) lives and works in Kissing (Germany) and Vienna. Notable among his numerous solo and collective exhibitions and performances are: dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany; Nouveau Festival, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (all, 2012); Gothenburg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (Sweden, 2011, 2003); Push and Pull, A two-day performance event, Tate Modern, London (2011); MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt (Germany, 2010) and No night No day, in collaboration with Cerith Wyn Evans, 53 Venice Biennale (Italy, 2009); In addition Hecker has an extensive discography with works released on labels such as Editions Mego, Pan, Presto?!, Rephlex, Warner Classics and Warp.

Back to Top

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a charity (registration number SC007983)