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.
Tony Conrad Fair Ground Horn, 2003

Tony Conrad: Invented Acoustical Tools 1969 - 2014

  • 25 October 2014 — 18 January 2015 *on now

Inverleith House is delighted to present the first major solo exhibition in the UK by the legendary American artist, Tony Conrad (born 1940, Concord, New Hampshire; lives and works in Buffalo, New York). The exhibition explores Conrad’s contribution to improvised music and enduring relationship with free invention as it relates to his film and performance work through a comprehensive presentation of the artist’s invented acoustical tools - self-developed musical instruments made from everyday materials.

The exhibition also presents two new sound works, Conrad’s most seminal film The Flicker (1966) screened here in 16mm, as well as a feature length documentary of the artist playing the acoustical tools from 2012.

Presented in partnership with Galerie Buchholz, Cologne/Berlin, and Greene Naftali, New York. With thanks to the Tony Conrad Supporters Circle.


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