A is for Abbeyhill Artists

Magnus and Joyey Abbeyhill

A is for Abbeyhill Artists – a durational public art project set in a purpose-built Victorian school building at the city centre of Edinburgh initiated and curated by Iliyana Nedkova since 2013. Delivered through an ongoing artists’ residency programme aimed at spreading the wonder of contemporary arts to every pupil and teacher in and outside the classrooms of Abbeyhill Primary School. Over 50 projects by as many resident artists and partners premiered in exhibitions and performances as part of the annual community festival Colony of Artists since 2013. Keep up with all news and stories via the dedicated Artists-in-Residence at Abbeyhill Primary School online publication here. See some of the current highlights below.


Looking for active family fun during the school holidays? Join the new self-led cycle and walking routes created by RSPB Scotland and visit our swifts-in-residence at the school and Colony of Artists as part of the #SwiftHubs and #SwiftMurals along the way! FIND OUT MORE


Help us take up to the skies with Dave Pratt and James Tytler READ MORE

The story of Dave Pratt’s artist residency featuring hot air balloons and much more READ MORE


Explore 20 works by 25 resident artists as they have taken over two new exhibition platforms as part of Colony of Artists The Garden Party Festival from 19 September 2021 – the school windows and the screens at your fingertips AT A GLANCE

Every third weekend in September since 2005 we have been opening the doors of Edinburgh’s Abeyhill Primary School as one of the exhibition venues of the Colony of Artists festival. In September 2020, amids the COVID-19 pandemic, we migrated to two new exhibition platforms instead – windows and screens! It is the windows of the school and the screens at your fingertips that our artists-in-residence have taken over, including Anna Danielewicz, Sylwia Kowalczyk, Zu Dominiak, Morna Pearson, Alan Mountford, Eleanor Robertson, Jan Bee Brown, Russell McLarty, Vlad Hasiu, Theresa Pickles, Rodney Relax and Leighann Dudley | READ MORE

POLSKI – highlights of Polish artsits-in-residence projects | WATCH PREVIEW

OUR HOLYROOD PARK – free map app featuring binaural audio plays | DOWNLOAD COMING SOON

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