‘Abbeyhill, the terrific school!’

Can't wait until the 15th anniversary Colony of Artists festival opens its garden doors on 19 September 2020 to see our entire new festival exhibition Windows and Screens at Abbeyhill Primary School? Can't wait to see our new festival exhibition which has taken over the windows of the school and the area while reaching out … Continue reading ‘Abbeyhill, the terrific school!’


With less than a week to the launch of Colony of Artists – our safe, socially-distanced festival weekend – we would like to give you a sneak preview of our special Windows and Screens exhibition contribution. Windows and Screens is our creative and responsible response to the smallest biggest disruptor which has prevented us from … Continue reading POLSKI

Our Holyrood Park

Abbeyhill Primary School is just a walk away from Holyrood Park – our school’s large outdoor learning classroom. We love exploring it throughout the seasons together with our artists-in-residence at the school and the rangers at Holyrood Park Education Centre. We seek inspiration for our environmental art, science and sport projects in the park, including … Continue reading Our Holyrood Park

Our drama company-in-residence goes viral

It's official. Our drama company-in-residence Citadel Arts Group has gone viral this summer. But before finding out how and why, let's rewind back to Abbeyhill Soundscape – one of the highlights of our Colony of Artists exhibition last year. It was when we launched Abbeyhill Soundscape as binaural sound walks in and around the Abbeyhill … Continue reading Our drama company-in-residence goes viral

Summer of Marine Conservation

To mark the last week of homeschooling we talked to Catherine Gemmell – our first ever marine conservationist-in-residence at Abbeyhill Primary School. Watch and get inspired to learn more, volunteer and work towards the recovery and protection of our amazing oceans. No one is too small to make a huge difference over this extraordinary summer … Continue reading Summer of Marine Conservation

We’re Going Dancing on a Bear Hunt

Eleanor Robertson, our Dance Artist in Residence at Abbeyhill Primary School pictured here, has been adjusting and learning new ways to engage with her pupils virtually while delivering live classes from her living room and backgreen during this ‘new normal’ of teaching online. We love her dance challenges (even on her birthday) but found her … Continue reading We’re Going Dancing on a Bear Hunt

A Right to Art and Culture for Every Child

Determined to champion the right to art and culture for every child at Abbeyhill Primary School through our artists-in-residence programme even during global pandemic and lockdown, we are very pleased to announce joining the Cultural Learning Alliance – the collective voice working to ensure that all children and young people have meaningful access to art … Continue reading A Right to Art and Culture for Every Child