Rhubaba Gallery and Studios is an artist-run organisation in Edinburgh that provides studio space for currently nineteen artists across fifteen studios alongside an annual programme of exhibitions and events.
Established in 2009 in response to a 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 our approach to public programming 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, Benedict Drew, Alan Currall, Serena Korda, Lucy Pawlak, James Clarkson and Hannah James; groups shows and events with works by Patrick Keiller, Julius Koller, Nathalie De-Briey, John Smith, Patrick Graf, Alex Gross and partnerships with Camden Art Centre, London; Tranzit.sk, Slovakia; David Dale Gallery and Studios, Glasgow; Central Reservation, Bristol; Filmhouse, Edinburgh; Duchy Gallery, Glasgow; Intercity Mainline, London; Lombard Method, Birmingham and Outpost Gallery, Norwich.
Rhubaba is run by voluntary committee members: Tom Nolan, Catherine Payton, Peter Amoore, Siân Robinson-Davies, Lara MacLeod, Faith Limbrick and Timothea Armour. Past directors: James Bell, Frances Stacey, Claire Davies, Hazel France and Rachel Adams.
The current Board of Trustees consists of Kate Gray (Director, Collective Gallery), Rachel Adams (Artist), Julie-Ann Delaney (Curator, National Galleries), Jonathan Owen (Artist), Fiona Mathison (Artist).
Rhubaba is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Charity no. SC043963
Rhubaba Gallery and Studios
25 Arthur Street
Edinburgh, EH6 5DA
Opening times (during exhibitions):
Friday – Sunday, 12-5pm
and by appointment
25 Arthur Street
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