Projects at ArtSquat

Our projects range from small scale work in local cafes and shops, to gallery exhibitions. Read about our exhibitions below.

March 2020 – ArtLine @ ArtSquat

ArtLine at ArtSquat is an online exhibition series. It will feature the work of a Scottish based artist each week on our FaceBook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Some of these local artists have already exhibited with us and some are new to ArtSquat. Due to the Coronavirus epidemic our physical exhibitions are postponed, so join…

Jan/Feb 2020: Belonging – Lost Voices

We start our 2020 series of exhibitions with ‘Belonging – Lost Voices.’ @ Coburg House Art Studios, Coburg Street, Leith EH6 6ET   Opens 31st January 2020 18.30 – 20.30 Saturday / Sunday 1st, 2nd and 8th, 9th February: 11.00 – 16.00   Hussain Akrad is an artist from Daraa, Syria, who now lives in…

November 2019: Thanksgiving

November 21st - 24th 2019. Our Thanksgiving exhibition celebrated art and the work of ArtSquat – marking the end of our first full year of bringing art into the community. Leamne Arias Deniz showcased colourful collages of Edinburgh – celebrating the vibrant life of our city. Our volunteer curator Eileen Taylor’s detailed monochrome designs portrayed…

October 2019: Edinburgh InSpires?

9th - 24th October 2019: Edinburgh InSpires? An exhibition of photography with Crisis. ArtSquat partnered with Crisis to showcase the work of six photographers with experience of homelessness, at St Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh’s West End. The group met for six weeks prior to the exhibition to develop their work. As a result of the…

May/June 2019: ‘Home’

May/June 2019: 'Home' - an exploration of homelessness, displacement and belonging. We launched our ‘Home’ season with two exhibitions. At Coburg House Art Studios we showcased the work of three artists, dB, Ellie Clarke and Sam Cook. Db’s photographs portrayed the jagged isolation of Edinburgh’s architecture, taken when he was homeless. He was supported through…

February 2019: ‘3 Unframed’

Our exhibition ‘3 Unframed’ took place in February 2019 in a free space under the Hand Made Factory in Edinburgh’s Haymarket. Three artists, Timea Czakvari, Rhidian Crichton Stuart and Sally Richardson, whose creative journeys began in difficult and at times traumatic circumstances, displayed a diverse range of work. The first weekend and opening night saw…

October 2018: ‘Scotland: Art from the City’

ArtSquat partnered with the Prince’s Trust to host: ‘Scotland: Art from the City’. This was our second exhibition and took place over the last two weekends of October 2018 at Coburg House Art Studios. It celebrated the urban landscapes of the city with an eclectic mix of painting, craft, collage and interactive mixed media. Illustrator…

August 2018: Launch Event at Coburg House: ‘The Spirit of Kathmandu’

Our launch event took place in August 2018 at Coburg House Art Studios and Gallery for Edinburgh’s Fringe. It featured an exhibition of photos of the people of Kathmandu in the days leading up to and after the Nepal Earthquake of 2015. On 25th April at 11.56, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck. Over 9,000 people…