Talbot Rice Gallery
Talbot Rice Gallery
The University of Edinburgh
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.
(Open 7 days during Edinburgh Festival
Certain Holidays Closed
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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.
Photography, Fine Art, Architecture
Key artists and exhibits
- Rosemarie Trockel
- Alasdair Gray
- Julie Roberts
- Craigie Aitchison
- Jenny Holzer
- Jane & Louise Wilson
- Joseph Kosuth
where language ends
- 14 March — 2 May 2015 *on now
where language ends sees the University of Edinburgh's Talbot Rice Gallery filled with coloured light and sound, as Glasgow-based artists Ross Birrell and David Harding bring together stories about exile and conflict, the words of poets such as John Keats and reference Wojtek the bear, one of Edinburgh Zoo's most famous ex-inhabitants. But it's music that links the different elements of the exhibition, emerging as a redemptive force, though one never far from brutality and violence.
Throughout the exhibition video installations, such as Sonata in the Georgian Gallery, feature musicians of various nationalities, capturing virtuoso performances in single takes. The identities of the musicians form unspoken commentaries, on subjects including: violence against women and the ongoing political troubles between Israel and Palestine.