Daily Myths at Craigmillar Now

Craigmillar Now is delighted to present Daily Myths, an exhibition of new works by the Craigmillar-based Kurdish Syrian artist, Nihad Al Turk.

Nihad has been in residence at Craigmillar Now since November 2020. During this time, he has produced a series of captivating, large scale paintings depicting haunting figures and imaginary creatures, inspired by Kurdish myths and the Christian iconography of the former church space where they were made.

Born in Aleppo, Syria in 1972, Nihad Al Turk is an internationally recognised artist and has shown his work across the world, including Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice (2015); Ayyam Gallery Al Quoz, Dubai (2014); the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Damascus (2009); Park Avenue Armory, New York (2008); Mark Hachem Gallery, New York (2008); Diyarbakir, Turkey (2005); and the Latakia Biennale (2003), where he was awarded the Golden Prize.

You can read more about Nihad’s work here.

With thanks to the City of Edinburgh Council and The Hope Scott Trust

Craigmillar Now is an arts and heritage organisation based in the former St Andrews church close to Fort Kinnaird Retail Park.

They are home to the Craigmillar archives and host a year-round programme of events, exhibitions and workshops.

Opening times
14 August – 27 September, Mondays and Tuesdays,
10am – 4pm, or by appointment

Ticket information
Free, drop-ins welcome
(limited capacity)

58 Newcraighall Road,
Edinburgh, EH15 3HS

Wheelchair Accessible
Accessible Toilets


Contact Details

[email protected]


0131 669 9239

Nearest bus stop
Peacocktails Close