Summer Programme 2021 and Edinburgh Art Festival

Our summer programme includes three new commissions from Alaya Ang and Hussein Mitha in our Beacon Tower, Andrew Gannon in the street-view Hawthornvale Space and Sean Lynch’s exhibition in our Learning Studio, plus Lucy Wayman’s public artwork on the cycle path and a changing display of works at our Billboard for Newhaven site at the top of Hawthornvale.

All our exhibitions are free. Please see below for details of the programme. All exhibitions are available to drop in, with no booking required. Most of the work is outside and there is a Check In barcode at the entrance to Sean Lynch’s exhibition space which has a capacity of 8 people at one time. There are free Exhibition Tours every Friday and Saturday at 2pm, please book here.

Andrew Gannon

Eccentric Limbs

9 July – 24 September 2021

Eccentric Limbs is an exhibition of new work by the artist Andrew Gannon.

Alaya Ang & Hussein Mitha

Plotting (Against) the Garden

23 July – 24 September 2021 

Plotting (Against) The Garden is a new audio commission by Alaya Ang and Hussein Mitha

Sean Lynch

Tak’ Tent O’ Time Ere Time Be Tint

29 July – 29 August 2021

Tak’ Tent O’ Time Ere Time Be Tint is a new artwork by Sean Lynch commissioned by Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop and Edinburgh Art Festival.

Lucy Wayman


2019 – 2021

Cycle path

Clovehitch is a large scale, public artwork by Lucy Wayman displayed above the cycle path near Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.

A Billboard for Newhaven

ESW Members Poster Commissions

All Year

Fifteeen artist’s work will be shown in a rolling programme on the poster site at the top of Hawthornvale, A Billboard for Newhaven.

The exhibiting artists are; Andrew Gannon, Andrew Kinghorn, Bernie Reid, Brian Samwell, Fraser Gray, Hanqing & Mona, Katie Hallam, Mira Knoche, Oisin Gallagher, Oana Stanciu, Stephanie Mann, Scott Rodgers, Sebastian Thomas & Tommy Perman.

Through July and August we are running  our Sculpture Saturdays Programme, a series of bookable workshops designed for families to make, play and work together.

The workshops will be led by various artists, who have been invited to create specific games, objects or tools for participants to interact with in our new outdoor learning studios. Several of these artists will also be presenting their work in this year’s Edinburgh Art Festival.

We will be running 2 workshops a day for 4 families at a time, so when you book you can choose either morning or afternoon unless otherwise stated. The workshops are designed for primary school aged children and their families.

All our workshops will take place outside, so please remember to come dressed for the weather. Spaces are limited.

All workshops are free, donations welcome on the day. You can book for any of the workshops here.