Inverleith House

Inverleith House
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Arboretum Place/Inverleith Row




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Inverleith House
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Inverleith House runs an award-winning programme of five temporary exhibitions per year, uniquely spanning the visual arts and botanical science, and supports the creation of new work by emerging and established artists from Scotland and abroad. It is run and administered by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, with support from The Scottish Arts Council.

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Opening hours

Inverleith House open Tues - Sun
10am - 5.30pm March to October
10am - 3.30pm November to February

Closed: Mondays

Admission charges


Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Nicolas Party

  • 2 May — 5 July 2015

The first major exhibition in the UK by Swiss artist Nicolas Party (b. 1980, Lausanne) presents an ambitious installation of wall murals painted in situ by the artist covering the entirety of Inverleith House including the seven galleries, stairwells, hallways and corridors in Party’s characteristically exuberant style.

Also on display will be new charcoal drawings and canvases including landscapes, portraits and still life, portrayed with joyful exuberance.


John Chamberlain

  • 18 July — 4 October 2015

Inverleith House is delighted to present the very first solo exhibition in a UK public gallery by the great American artist John Chamberlain (1927–2011). Best known for creating vibrantly coloured, dynamic metal sculptures made from salvaged materials and car parts, Chamberlain’s brilliance and originality as a sculptor illuminated a career spanning six decades. He plays a pivotal role in the art of modern times, increasingly through his influence on younger generations of artists.

Displayed in the light-filled rooms of Inverleith House, the exhibition, which features key works from his early and mid-career, also extends into the Garden’s landscaped grounds with several of his later sculptures, which were created from twisted metal foil. Seen in the context of a garden, the exhibition accentuates the physicality of Chamberlain’s work, its affinity with the human form and its surprisingly natural, organic qualities.