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.
Inverleith House open Tues - Sun
10am - 5.30pm March to October
10am - 3.30pm November to February
- 18 July — 4 October 2015 *on now
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.
Talk: Rtizfrolic: An evening of poetry and discussion inspired by the sculptures of John Camberlain
- 14 August 2015 From 6:30pm
Inverleith House and Scottish Poetry Library present an evening of poetry and discussion with poet and Reader in English Literature at the University of Glasgow, Jane Goldman and Alistair Rider, Lecturer in Modern Art at the University of St Andrews.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Arboretum Place/Inverleith Row
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