Rhubaba Gallery and Studios is an artist-run organisation in Edinburgh that provides studio space for currently twenty-one artists and practitioners 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: Faith Limbrick, Timothea Armour, Jenny Salmean, Ben Callaghan, Mark Haddon and Siobhan Scott. Past committee members: Anna Danielewicz, Lara MacLeod, Francesca Hawker, Tom Nolan, Peter Amoore, Siân Robinson-Davies, Catherine Payton, James Bell, Frances Stacey, Claire Davies, Hazel France and Rachel Adams. Rhubaba’s Board of Trustees consists of Kate Gray (Director, Collective Gallery), Julie-Ann Delaney (Curator, National Galleries), Jonathan Owen (Artist), Fiona Mathison (Artist), Xana Marwick (Artist), Frances Stacey (Producer, Collective Gallery and co-founder of Rhubaba) and Iain Morrison (Enterprise Manager, Fruitmarket Gallery). Past Trustees: Rachel Adams (artist and co-founder of Rhubaba)
Rhubaba is committed to treating our programme contributors with respect and paying them fairly. We use a paying artist policy developed using The Artist Fees Toolkit, the a-n/AIR Paying Artists Guide and Paying Artist: Manifesto for Artist-Led Work. This policy commits 21% of our 2017/2018 programme budget to paying artists. Our paying artists policy is available on request.
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
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