Feb 012017
A collaboration between RBGE and Edinburgh College of Art

On 1st February 2017 an exhibition opens in the Library Foyer at RBGE displaying work which was produced through association between RBGE and Edinburgh College of Art and inspired by our research collections.  This exhibition will run until the first week of March.  Context In October 2016, the Edinburgh College of Art 2nd year Illustration […]

Oct 312016
Artists in Nepal: a Modern Thangka

The idea of making a contemporary version of a Thangka painting came when we were visiting Swayambhunath, the Monkey Temple, in Kathmandu. We came across a beautiful old plant-based Thangka, which was really charming, but the plants were quite difficult to identify.  We loved the idea of being able to help people identify some of […]

Oct 122016
Final Weeks of I still believe in miracles.

“Imagine the Venice Biennale co-curated by Henri Matisse and Robert Rauschenberg in a neo-Palladian villa and you have an idea of the improbable loveliness of I Still Believe in Miracles, this summer’s exhibition at Inverleith House in Edinburgh.” Financial Times Discussion-led Tours | 2 – 3pm | Saturday 15 & 22 October | Free Join […]

Sep 202016
Autumn Screening: Corin Sworn & Tony Romano, The Coat

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 […]

Sep 062016
Elements of Botany at Inverleith House

Celebrating the first exhibition in the programme and Inverleith House’s commitment to the presentation of contemporary and botanical art, two rooms within I still believe in miracles are dedicated to Elements of Botany; an exhibition of botanical drawings and plant models from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh‘s archives curated by Henry Noltie. Located in the […]

Aug 302016
Birthday Celebrations at Inverleith House

Open for over a month already, I still believe in miracles celebrates the originality and significance of Inverleith House’s programme over the past 30 years, featuring works by 30 leading Scottish and International artists who have made solo exhibitions for the gallery.    “The most beautiful gallery in Edinburgh – if not Britain – is […]

Aug 172016
Flora of Nepal: a 200-year connection

A celebratory exhibition of contemporary and historic plant portraits As Britain and Nepal mark 200 years of diplomatic relations, RBGE is celebrating its own unique relationship with Nepal. By the time the Treaty of Segauli was signed, in March 1816, RBGE’s scientific links were already well-established. They extended back to 1802 when Scottish surgeon-naturalist Dr […]

Jul 182016
Cleghorn drawings to feature in a forthcoming exhibition

On 23 July a show entitled ‘I still believe in miracles’ will open in Inverleith House. It is a retrospective of the exhibitions of contemporary art, and of botanical drawings selected from the RBGE archives, that have been curated by Paul Nesbitt and myself since 1986, when RBGE ‘reclaimed’ the former Regius Keeper’s residence from […]

Jun 212016
Inverleith House poster exhibition begins 30th anniversary celebrations

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 presented in the John Hope Gateway’s Gateway Gallery. Representing over 150 exhibitions and encompassing many more events, this exhibition demonstrates the significance both internationally and in Scotland […]

May 122016
30 Years of Inverleith House: Contemporary Art and the Gardens

Inverleith House As Inverleith House celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, we have been looking back into our own exhibitions archive and beyond when the house was the first home to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (between 1960 and 1984).  The Scottish National Gallery’s archive revealed some fascinating photographs of the building as […]