DATE: MAY 28, 2016 – JUN 5, 2016 11:00 – 5:00PM – ADMISSION FREE


  • MAY 24, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00PM (ESALA)
  • MAY 26, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00PM (Business)
  • MAY 27, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00PM (Friends and family)

LATE NIGHTS: JUN 1, 2016 – JUN 2, 2016 11:00 – 8:00PM

Every year the Edinburgh College of Art showcases work by over 500 students from Art, Design, ESALA (Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture) and Music.

For further information about the Degree Show please contact Adele Conn on

To arrange school visits and tours please contact Helena Satonick on

VENUE: The Degree Show will take place across several sites this year

  • ECA Main Building, Lauriston Place – Art and Design.
  • Evolution House, West Port – Design.
  • Minto House, Chambers Street – ESALA.
  • Adam House, Chambers Street – ESALA.
  • Alison House, Nicolson Square – Music.



From Masterplan to Reality

From Masterplan to Reality

Jupiter Artland collaboration, by architect Ben Tindall

Venue: Usha Kasera Lecture Theatre, Old College, University of Edinburgh
Accessibility: the theatre is wheelchair accessible

(Please let us know so a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan – PEEP – can be prepared)

Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm Lecture starts at 18:30

This event is free, but a donation of £5 is suggested.

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Architect Ben Tindall takes us through the process of working with the owners of Jupiter Artland, from initial concepts to the finished Visitor Facilities and changes to the main house. Ben is particularly interested in the practice of working with artists and craftspeople. His fascinating talk includes some of the problems that threatened the project.

Tindall was brought up with an architectural background, trained as a carpenter in Denmark and has run his own practice since 1982. He works throughout Scotland and the UK for a wide variety of clients and on a broad range of work, ranging from the Queen’s Gallery at Holyrood to plans for the new settlement of An Camas Mòr in the Cairngorms. His interests in history and an enthusiasm for good workmanship, patina and colour are hallmarks of the practice.

To find out more about Jupiter Artland visit their website:

A photograph of The Temple of Apollo by Ian Hamilton Findlay at Jupiter Artland

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Touchstones: Jake Harvey Film Screening

Jake Harvey RSA, is widely known and admired for works such as the MacDairmid Memorial near Langholm, and his contribution to An Turas on Tiree, Western isles. He was born in Kelso in the Scottish Borders where he still lives and works. In his own words:

‘My creative stimulus comes from many sources but frequently evolves from drawing things seen and imagined, from lived encounters with the landscape and, in the reductive process of carving, from embracing the tangential ways of making that evolve. … sculptures carved in basalt, granite, marble and porphyry relates to a material and a way of working it. In a broader context it links to my aim to create simple sculptural forms; works of distilled essence that invite deliberation from the viewer; sculptures made by a process of paring down and refining in terms of both form and concept.’

This film illustrates Jake’s approaches to his work. It feature the landscape around Yetholm which he describes as having  been the recurring fundamental influences on his work, a spell in India researching and sourcing stone, his working methods in his workshop/studio and the origins of his  creative thinking which range from geology to poetry and from landscape to artistic theory. His forms are often in resistant material that he works with sensitivity to expose their colour, texture and formal properties. These simple abstract forms are carefully positioned in the landscape or have bases specially devised for them. Jake studied at Edinburgh College of Art between 1966 and 1972, and later became Head of the School of Sculpture there for eleven years and is now Emeritus Professor of Sculpture.

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