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

Skating, maps and history

What do the Abbeyhill Murally People and the artists-in-residence at Abbeyhill Primary School share? A passion for skating, maps and local history? To find out you can soon download our new map app Our Holyrood Park and explore our new street art trail – both a brand new feature of this year's Colony of Artists … Continue reading Skating, maps and history

‘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!’

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

Windows and Screens

With just a couple of weeks to the 15th annual edition of the Colony of Artists festival on 19 and 20 September 2020, we would have been busy transforming Ab🐝hill Primary School with its two Victorian buildings and large playground into one of the major exhibition venues. Instead, in these times when even our Colony … Continue reading Windows and Screens

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