Rhubaba Gallery and Studio is an artist-run organisation in Edinburgh that provides studio space for currently nineteen artists and an annual programme of exhibitions and events.
Rhubaba was founded in 2009 as a communal studio and project space. Established in response to a perceived gap in appropriate studio provision for recent graduates and through the desire to create a space dedicated to both the production and presentation of contemporary art, Rhubaba initially housed ten recent graduates from Edinburgh College of Art. During our first year we organised a series of exhibitions in temporary spaces around the city as well as with host venues further afield.
Rhubaba has continued to develop the programme and moved to Leith in 2010 to accommodate more studios and a permanent gallery space.
We are committed to generating a supportive workspace and a dynamic platform for local and international artists. Rhubaba aims to give early-career artists the opportunity to produce new work in a discursive environment, work collaboratively with other artist-led initiatives and explore wider debates in contemporary art, bringing exciting and challenging works to Scotland.
Rhubaba’s programme has included solo-shows by Ed Atkins, James Clarkson and Hannah James; groups shows and events with works by Nathalie De-Briey, Patrick Graf, Alex Gross, Rebecca Kressley, Ewan Sinclair, and collaborative projects with David Dale Gallery and Studios, Glasgow, Central Reservation, Bristol, Duchy Gallery, Glasgow, Intercity Mainline, London, Lombard Method, Birmingham and Outpost Gallery, Norwich.
Rhubaba is run by voluntary co-directors: Catherine Payton, Frances Stacey, Tom Nolan, Peter Amoore, Sian Robinson Davies, James Bell and Lara Macleod.
Rhubaba is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation.
Charity no. SC043963