Talbot Rice Gallery

White gallery exhibition space at Talbot Rice Gallery
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An outstanding centre for art and ideas, the public art gallery of The University of Edinburgh, Talbot Rice Gallery presents original and relevant exhibitions within a unique historical context. The exhibitions exemplify creativity and ambition, seen through a distinctive programme of Scottish and International artists, with informed interpretation and lively educational events.

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Opening hours

Tues-Sat 1000-1700
(Open 7 days during Edinburgh Festival
Mon-Sat 1000-1700
Sun 1400-1700)
Certain Holidays Closed
Please call for details

Admission charges


The White Gallery has a changing programme of exhibitions, presenting the work of contemporary Scottish and International artists through solo, retrospective, and thematic exhibitions. The Georgian Gallery is an impressive neoclassical interior, originally designed by William Playfair. Recently refurbished this room now hosts vibrant historic, experimental and academic exhibitions. The upper level of the gallery displays a selection from The University Torrie Collection; a bequest of predominantly seventeenth century Dutch paintings.

Collection details

Photography, Fine Art, Architecture

Key artists and exhibits

  • Rosemarie Trockel
  • Alasdair Gray
  • Julie Roberts
  • Craigie Aitchison
  • Jenny Holzer
  • Jane & Louise Wilson
  • Joseph Kosuth
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Curators Talk : Hanne Darboven, und, und, und

  • 31 July 2015 4-5pm *on now

Curators from the Hanne Darboven Foundation and Talbot Rice Gallery come together to discuss accepting anything among everything. From the development of this challenging exhibition to DArboven's legacy as one of the 20th Century's most idiosyncratic conceptual artists, the talk will encompass the themes of time, music and history.



Talbot Rice Gallery
The University of Edinburgh
Old College
South Bridge






0131 6502210


0131 6502213

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