C is for Ceilidh

We are delighted to announce the launch of C is for Ceilidh Club – our new after-school club running Tuesdays 3.15-4.30pm at Abbeyhill Primary School. It is led by our traditional dance artist-in-residence Caroline Brockbank as part of our ongoing artist-in-residence programme. The first block of sessions will run at the school gym hall 17 … Continue reading C is for Ceilidh


The story of Abbeyhill Primary School in murals

Back in 2006 Edinburgh-based artist Jane Phillips started a project which gave the Abbeyhill Primary School playground areas their magical woodland identity. Jane created Woodland (2006) – a series of outdoor murals and mosaics – in an informal collaboration with pupils and parents at the time. Jane ‘paved the playground’ for the contemporary art residency … Continue reading The story of Abbeyhill Primary School in murals

Imaginary Cityscape

Screenshot of Imaginary Cityscape It may be the first week of the Easter holiday at Abbeyhill Primary School but we will appreciate if you keep all your fingers crossed as we have just submitted our wonderful and award-worthy short film Imaginary Cityscape to be shortlisted and selected by the Youth Jury of the 14th annual … Continue reading Imaginary Cityscape


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!


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