Interior of Talbot Rice Gallery

Talbot Rice Gallery

Talbot Rice Gallery is the public art gallery of the University of Edinburgh.

Talbot Rice Gallery is the contemporary art gallery of the University of Edinburgh, and part of Edinburgh College of Art.

With a white cube and a 19th century former natural history museum to fuel its engine, Talbot Rice Gallery is dedicated to exploring how the University of Edinburgh can contribute to contemporary art production today and into the future. Solo exhibitions provide international artists with access to University research and collections, whilst conceptual group exhibitions foreground key political and social issues.

Working with international artists such as Céline Condorelli, Samson Young, Lucy Skaer, Angelica Mesiti and Emeka Ogboh to realise remarkable solo-exhibitions and new commissions, and supporting emerging artists within the pioneering Talbot Rice Residents programme, Talbot Rice Gallery positions itself at the forefront of research and creative practice. Ambitious group exhibitions exploring themes including national and personal borders, female self-empowerment and the ecological crisis, bring artists work to the forefront of vital and urgent national and international conversations. 


The University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL Google Maps


0131 650 2210


Opening times

Daily, 10am – 5pm (During August)

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Visitor information

  • Step-free access
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Toilets
  • Babychange
  • Shop
  • Bike Stand

Nearest bus stop

South Bridge

Header image credit: Lucy Skaer, The Green Man, exhibition view. Photo: Ruth Clark. Courtesy of Talbot Rice Gallery.

Talbot Rice Gallery

The University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL