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British Art Show 8 Events Programme


Monthly (Sunday 14 February, Saturday 12 March, Sunday 10 April, Saturday 7 May) | 12-3pm | Free

Image: Martino Gamper, Post Forma, 2015, photos © Leeds Art Gallery

Local bookbinder Ciara McDermott provides practical bookbinding demonstrations as part of Martino Gamper's Post Forma. Bring along a book in need of repair.


Discussion-Led Tours

Last Friday of Each Month (26 February, 25 March, 29 April) | 2-3pm | Free

Join Inverleith House staff for discussion-led tours of British Art Show 8 encompassing Inverleith House and the display in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh's Victorian Palm House.

Meet at Inverleith House reception.

These tours are free but places are limited. Book online via Eventbrite


Maria Fusco and Sam Riviere on Charlotte Prodger's Northern Dancer

Saturday 5 March | RBGE Lecture Theatre, 20A Inverleith Row | 2 - 3pm | £3 (£2 concessions) | Booking via Eventbrite

Image: Charlotte Prodger, Northern Dancer, 2015. Courtesy of the Artist and Koppe Astner, Glasgow. Commissioned by The Block, London. Photo: Richard Bevan.

Maria Fusco, writer and Reader at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, and Sam Riviere, poet and current Writer in Residence at the University of Edinburgh interpolate with Charlotte Prodger's multiscreen and audio installation Northern Dancer.


James Richards & Isla Leaver-Yap Screening and Discussion

Thursday 10 March | RBGE Lecture Theatre, 20A Inverleith Row | 6.30 - 8.30pm | £3 (£2 concessions) | Booking via Eventbrite

Image: James Richards, James Richards, Crumb Mahogany, 2016 (Still). Courtesy the artist.

James Richards and Director of Lux Scotland Isla Leaver-Yap present a screening programme of artists' films including works by Bonnie Camplin, Dani Leventhal, Steve Reinke and James Richards. The screening will be followed by a conversation focusing on Richards' work and influences.

Supported by Cabinet, London, Lux Scotland and Video Data Bank.



Screening & Reading Co-organised by Laura Guy & Patrick Staff

Friday 15 April | RBGE Lecture Theatre, 20A Inverleith Row | 6.30 - 8.30pm | £3 (£2 concessions) | Booking via Eventbrite

Image: Patrick Staff, The Foundation, 2015, video still. Courtesy of the artist, Chisenhale Gallery, London and Spike Island, Bristol.

An evening of readings and film and video screenings approaching queer genealogies co-organised by writer Laura Guy together with artist Patrick Staff, whose film installation The Foundation is presented in Inverleith House as part of British Art Show 8.


Anthea Hamilton: Ant Farms

Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 April | RBGE Lecture Theatre, 20A Inverleith Row | 1pm & 3pm Daily  | Free but booking essential | Book via Eventbrite

Image: Anthea Hamilton, Sigh'as part of LET'S GO!, 2013, CeĢdric Njonga and Jordan Johnhope with Anthea Hamilton. Courtesy the artists. Copyright the artist.

A performance devised by Anthea Hamilton in collaboration with dancer and choreographer Kostas Tsioukas, inspired by Kabuki theatre.

British Art Show Website.


Events Programme

Inverleith House presents a broad range of events and activities throughout the year to accompany it's exhibitions programme.

We can provide informal curator's tours for visiting groups including schools, students and adult learners.

Please contact for further information and booking enquiries.

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