• Robert Powell, Species of Space, 2016. Courtesy of the artist

    Species of Space by Robert Powell

    For our June Spin event, we will visit Edinburgh Printmakers to discuss Robert Powell’s latest exhibition, Species of Space. We will be joined by the artist as well as several members of the studio and gallery staff. Species of Space… Continue reading

  • Jock McFadyen, Calton Hill, 2014, image courtesy the artist

    THE SCOTTISH ENDARKENMENT: Art and Unreason | 1945 to the Present.

    For this month’s event we will be visiting Dovecot Gallery, where curators Andrew Patrizio and Bill Hare will meet us to discuss their exhibition THE SCOTTISH ENDARKENMENT: Art and Unreason | 1945 to the Present. This is a thematic group… Continue reading

  • Image courtesy the artist and Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

    Kevin Harman: No Man’s Land

    For our April Spin event we will visit and discuss the exhibition Kevin Harman: No Man’s Land at the Ingleby Gallery, where we will be joined by the visual arts specialist and consultant Wendy Law, who has worked closely with… Continue reading

  • John Akomfrah and Trevor Mathison, All That is Solid (film still), 2015

    British Art Show 8

    This month, we will discuss highlights from the British Art Show 8 exhibition where we will be joined by Mairi Lafferty, Daskalopoulos Curator of Engagement at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. The British Art Show is a touring… Continue reading

  • UNTITLED Alloa Tunnel Walking Away (Large)

    The Untitled: Bad Entertainment

    For our February Spin event, we will be meeting in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery to discuss current our exhibition The UNTITLED: Bad Entertainment. Over the last two years, our colleagues in the National Galleries’ Outreach Team have invited ‘the… Continue reading

  • Objects From the Temperate Palm House

    The year starts with a visit to a pop-up artist-run gallery Bargain Spot Project Space to talk about their new group exhibition Objects from the Temperate Palm House. Bargain Spot curators Lydia Honeybone and Abigail Webster will discuss the work… Continue reading

  • © Kjersti Sletteland Tone Boska


    For our final meeting of 2015, Spin will visit Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop. ESW’s Curator, Dan Brown will join us to discuss Concrete Antenna, a sound work in the tower created by Tommy Perman, Professor Simon Kirby and Rob St John.… Continue reading

  • Colin McPherson, Supporters, Kirkintilloch Rob Roy, 2008 from the series When Saturday Comes

    Document Scotland: The Ties that Bind

    This month we will be exploring the work of the photography collective, Document Scotland comprising Colin McPherson, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, Sophie Gerrard and Stephen McLaren. The Ties that Bind is a compelling exhibition of documentary photography by these four Scots-born photographers.… Continue reading

  • Courtesy of the artist and the Ingleby Gallery

    Charles Avery: The People And Things of Onomatopoeia

    For our first post-festival Spin event we will be meeting at Ingleby Gallery to talk about their major solo exhibition of new work by Charles Avery entitled The People and Things of Onomatopoeia. The exhibition was a highlight of this… Continue reading

  • David Bailey Rio Club, East London 1968. Courtesy of the artist

    Bailey’s Stardust

    This month Spin will be meeting at the National Galleries on Wednesday 29 July (please note change of date) to talk about Bailey’s Stardust exhibition which opened last week. The exhibition includes hundreds of photographs by David Bailey. Coming to… Continue reading

  • Still from Henry Coombes' Two Discs and a Zed

    Not Man The Less, But Nature More | Modern Edinburgh Film School | David Faithfull | Henry Coombes

    For our next Spin event on Thursday 25 June we will be visiting Summerhall’s early summer programme of exhibitions. Curator Holly Knox Yeoman will join us in our  discussion, highlighting some exhibitions they currently have on show. Modern Edinburgh Film… Continue reading

  • Still from Keratin, Moving image, 2015 (1 minute 58 seconds)

    Stephanie Mann: Studio Visit

    This month we will be visiting the studio of Scottish visual artist Stephanie Mann. Stephanie studied Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art and completed her MFA in Contemporary Art Practice there in 2013. Since 2010 she has regularly collaborated with… Continue reading

  • New Balance 2015 Mel Franklin Smith and Alex Pollard with Perceptual Effection by Clifford Sage 2015 virtual environment

    MUD|Mel Franklin Smith & Alex Pollard with Mike Cooter

    For our April Spin event we will be visiting artist-run Embassy gallery to discuss MUD, an exhibition of new work and stealth collaborations by Mel Franklin Smith and Alex Pollard and works by Mike Cooter. We will be joined by… Continue reading

  • Oil and magna on canvas National Galleries of Scotland purchased 1980. Estate of Roy Lichtenstein/DACS 2015

    ARTIST ROOMS Roy Lichtenstein

    For our March Spin event we will be visiting the recently opened ARTIST ROOMS: Roy Lichtenstein at Modern One.  As part of the new REFLECTIONS display at Modern One there is a special three-room ARTIST ROOMS display dedicated to works… Continue reading

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    Natasha Russell: Night Smell

    Our February event will be Spin’s first visit to a new visual art space in the city, The Number Shop Gallery and Studios. Gallery Director, Alistair Grant will take us on a tour of the studios and preview emerging artist… Continue reading

  • Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse, Cleaning the Core, Ponte City, Johannesburg 2008

    Ponte City: Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse

    For our first event, we will be discussing Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse’s Ponte City exhibition at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. We will be joined by Anne Lydon, International Photography Curator at the NGS and co-curator of the exhibition.… Continue reading

  • Together We Sing (2013). Christopher Orr

    Christopher Orr – The Beguiling Eye

    For our November Spin event, we will be visiting Christopher Orr’s The Beguiled Eye exhibition at the Talbot Rice Gallery. Orr’s oil paintings and watercolours offer enigmatic glimpses into other worlds where modern characters appear within expansive environments, laden with… Continue reading

  • Courtesy of the Artist

    Studio Visit: Kevin Harman

    For our October Spin event, we will meet at artist Kevin Harman’s studio. Kevin’s work crosses definitions of sculpture, installation and performance. In his most recent work, The Absinthe Bar (2014) he created an immersive environment in his studio. This… Continue reading

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    Spin-Off Trip to Leeds & Yorkshire 2014

    Following on from our successful trip to Newcastle and the North East last year, we are organising a weekend trip to Leeds and Yorkshire. We will be visiting the new contemporary art gallery in Leeds, The Tetley, as well as… Continue reading

  • Installation view of Dirty Burning1997 and After Madam Butts 2010, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

    GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland

    Our September Spin event will meet at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One for the second part of our discussion of GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland. We will be joined by Lucy Askew and Julie-Ann… Continue reading