Inverleith House

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Autumn Screening: Corin Sworn & Tony Romano, The Coat

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Join us for a screening of Corin Sworn and Tony Romano's new film, 'The Coat' (2016, HD video, 58 mins), as part of Inverleith House's 30th anniversary celebrations.

'The Coat' loosely adapts Aristophanes' 'The Birds' from 414 BC Athens to a few hot days in contemporary Calabria. The film follows two characters, a young man and his daughter, who have arrived from Albania looking for a better life. They are searching for a swimming coach who fled the collapse of Communism in the 1990s, but instead they find an Arbëresh community, descendants of an earlier Albanian exodus in 1450.

Along the way the pair intercept two actors touring the rural south in an attempt to resuscitate the long dead street hero Punchinella. The past is unruly though and histories, invoked, fold quickly back in on themselves and diffuse through the Calabrian landscape.

A Canadian relative looking for his 'roots' joins the actors but like the others, naive to the terrain that surrounds them, he only charts a cartography of his own desire. Meanwhile the birds fly overhead taunting everyones imprudence.

'The Coat' was commissioned by the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015. It was written with a cast of actors and non-actors in response to interviews with migrants in Canada and Italy.

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Please note this screening takes place in the RBGE Lecture Theatre at 20A Inverleith Row, not at Inverleith House.



Inverleith House is delighted to present, I still believe in miracles, an exhibition celebrating the originality and significance of the gallery’s programme over the past 30 years.

Taking its title from a work by Douglas Gordon that is permanently installed in Inverleith House’s upper galleries, I still believe in miracleswill feature the work of 30 leading Scottish and International artists who have made solo exhibitions for Inverleith House.

Artists include Nicolas Party, Raoul De Keyser, Isa Genzken, Corin Sworn, Alex Dordoy, Dan Colen, Ciara Phillips, Andy Hope 1930, Philip Guston, Luke Fowler, Andrew Kerr, Thomas Houseago, Sue Tompkins, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Victoria Morton, Karla Black, Cerith Wyn Evans, Hayley Tompkins, Richard Hamilton, Louise Bourgeois, William Eggleston, Juergen Teller, Douglas Gordon, Robert Ryman, Roni Horn, Mark Leckey, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Andy Warhol, Jim Lambie, Cathy Wilkes, Ed Ruscha, Lucy McKenzie, Lawrence Weiner, Richard Wright, Melissa Kretschmer, Richard Tuttle, Alan Johnston, herman de vries and Andy Goldsworthy.

Continuing Inverleith House’s commitment to the presentation of contemporary and botanical art the exhibition will feature botanical drawings from the collections of John Hope (1725-1786), John Hutton Balfour (1808-1884), Francis Buchanan-Hamilton (1762-1829) and Hugh Cleghorn (1820-1895).

There will be a performance with Olivia Norris, Isabel Palmstiema, Aniela Piasecka and Paloma Proudfoot.

The preview is supported by Boë Gin.


Inverleith House is celebrating three decades of contemporary art and botanical exhibitions at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh with a presentation of rarely seen posters and invitation cards on display in the John Hope Gateway’s Gateway Gallery at the West Gate. Representing over 150 exhibitions and encompassing many more events, this exhibition demonstrates the significance both internationally and in Scotland of  ‘the most ideal gallery in Britain’.

Featuring designs from some of our most popular exhibitions from Philip Guston to Ed Ruscha, Joan Mitchell and Lawrence Weiner, many of the posters on display are available for purchase at a special exhibition price.




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