ARTIST-LED GALLERY/PROJECT SPACE
Patriothall Gallery is an artist-led initiative in the heart of Edinburgh, which aims to provide professional exhibition opportunities for artists. There are also over 50 artists' studios in the building. Studio artists exhibit in the gallery, however submissions are invited from any non Patriothall studio artist as well.
The Gallery is located within the WASPS Studios building in the Stockbridge area of the city, and has over a 25 year history provided exhibiting opportunities for hundreds of emerging and mid-career visual artists.
Artists from all over the world, national and local exhibit at the gallery, showing work in media ranging from painting, drawing to sculpture, installation, video and new media.
The gallery holds approximately 20 exhibitions each year.
Created in 1988 when WASPS converted the old Co-op bakery into a studio complex, the ground floor area was left to be a gallery/project space managed by the artists in the building.
In 2004 the artists in the building won a campaign to save the building from developers. In the main due to a grant from the City of Edinburgh Council, the future of the building is now secure and a committee of volunteer artists and a Gallery Constitution has been created. The committee and the gallery coordinator work together on developing the gallery space and exhibition programme.
There are currently no paid posts at Patriothall, however this situation may change in the future although there are no immediate plans for this.