WINDOWS, SCREENS & GREENS!

With just a week to go we are very pleased to announce the line-up of our festival exhibition and events by artists-in-residence at Abbeyhill Primary School – Dave Pratt, Sylwia Kowalczyk, Romy Danielewicz, Heather Rikic and Citadel Arts Group with special guest-artists Caroline Brockbank and Bernie Hewitt. For the last 16 years Abbeyhill Primary School … Continue reading WINDOWS, SCREENS & GREENS!

Swifts-in-Residence

It may be the school holidays but Abbeyhill Primary School is buzzing with activity – our outdoor classroom is taking new shapes, trails and hillocks. We are reaching new heights not only on the ground but also as we lay the groundwork for welcoming new wildlife residents – a nesting pair of swifts-in-residence – as … Continue reading Swifts-in-Residence

Gardens are the New Galleries

Bob and Roberta Smith Gardens are the new galleries and museums, especially amidst a pandemic as the artist and activist known as Bob and Roberta Smith has stated in his latest iconic work featured here. Just a month after we reimagined the gardens of the Abbeyhill colony houses rather than their living rooms as the … Continue reading Gardens are the New Galleries

Open Beta Map App for Doors Open Days

Another weekend – another festival. But firstly, thank you to everyone who came along to the 15th Colony of Artists festival weekend on 19th and 20th September 2020 and followed our track and trace guidance to ensure a safe and fun Garden Party was had by all. Iliyana Nedkova, curator-in-residence at Abbeyhill Primary School. Photo: … Continue reading Open Beta Map App for Doors Open Days

Maisie of Abbeyhill

How did our artists-in-residence at Abbeyhill Primary School start? In short, it was prompted by the Colony of Artists and the Abbeyhill cats at our doorstep! We started in 2013/14 with only five artists-in-residence and one cat – the original Maisie McKenzie puppet. Since then we have welcome over 50 professional artists (and quite a … Continue reading Maisie of Abbeyhill