Colony of Artists

The Colony of Artists exhibition and series of participatory events and performances at Abbeyhill Primary School and beyond is the annual platform for showcasing and celebrating the ogoing programme of artists-in-residence at the school since 2013 – the longest-running programme of its kind in a Scottish primary school!

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2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014

Delve into each year to find brief ‘documentaries’ of the annual Colony of Artists exhibitions and events at Abbeyhill Primary School since 2014, including festival finales, treasure hunts, drop-in micro cinemas, live performances of the Abbeyhill Primary School Choir, author’s readings and book signings, crafternoons, the pop-up art shops and cafes and ceilidhs.


The Colony of Artists exhibitions and events celebrating over 50 artists’ residencies at Abbeyhill Primary School since 2014 has been curated by Iliyana Nedkova as part of the ongoing programme for spreading the wonder of contemporary arts to every pupil, parent and teacher in and outside of the classroom. In partnership with more than 30 galleries and various organisations since 2013. Supported by a range of public and private trusts and foundations since 2014.