Annuale Open Call 2014:

 4th May Deadline

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Annuale 2014 / 20 June – 6 July
open call submit by 4 May to participate in annuale 2014.
Annuale is an annual festival of independent and grassroots activity co-ordinated by Embassy in Edinburgh.

Embassy provides a promotional platform for events that take place as part of annuale. We also offer what help we can to make it possible for your project to take place, although we cannot provide financial support for projects.

Past annuale events have included exhibitions, one night events, screenings, workshops and trips out of the city, 
Please get in touch at if you have any queries or would like more information.

Annuale welcome proposals from artists based out of town as well as local groups

Embassy Gallery Presents: New one off performance devised by Alex Hetherington.

Linda Levez Vos Elfriede Skinny Rosemarie Fists Jelinek Comme Antennas Trockel to Fratianne Heaven

To celebrate the end of his solo show ‘Levez Vos Skinny Fists Comme Antennas To Heaven’ at the Embassy we are presenting a new one off performance devised by Alex Hetherington.

Rebecca Green and Chris McCann as Mr. And Mrs. Dempsey

A collective response to both his Embassy installation and his recent film – Linda Fratianne – made for the CCA. Using improvisation and a series of spoken set texts it creates a bridge between disparate and abrasive forms that explore conventions of performance, the object, glamour, failure, combat, spectacle, defeat and scripted behaviour.


The Embassy will be open until 7pm on the 31st to give you a final chance to see the show. After the performance we will be heading downstairs to the ROXY Bar for a few Hallowe’en drinks.


This performance is part of the ROXY’s death weekend a celebration of death taking place over the Hallowe’en weekend with various events check for details

Telford graduate selected for Embassy graduate exhibition.

Opening this weekend at Embassy Gallery ‘Meat Force’ features selected and specially commissioned work of artists who have graduated from the the four Scottish art colleges. This years exhibition, selected by the Embassy committee, features the work of former student Hayley Mathers. Hayley, who was  featured on this site earlier this year, (see Graduate Profiles ETC…) graduated from the Fine Art dept at Edinburgh’s Telford having studied for 2 years on the HND programme.

“My time at Telford provided me with an excellent background in contemporary art which was invaluable in helping me succeed at art college. As well as meeting a great group of people, the HND course built up my confidence and gave me the skills to develop my practice independently and get the most out of my degree.”

Hayley progressed directly into year 2 of the Fine Art Degree course at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee where she gained a 1st Class Honours Degree.

Meat Force opens this Friday  7pm – 9pm at EMBASSY

located in the tower of the Roxy Art House, 2 Roxburgh Pl, Edinburgh, EH8 9SU

The Exhibition runs:

18.09.10 – 03.10.10
open Thursday – Sunday 12-6pm

Warehouse of Horrors

ContemporaryArtETC… attended the opening of the Warehouse of Horrors at the ++44 141 Gallery in Glasgow on Saturday night and encountered a number of familiar and in some cases rather spooky faces.

The exhibition, curated by ex Telford Fine Art student and ContemporayArtETC… visiting lecturer Benjamin Fallon, brings together a range of artists who share a common interest in horror. Newly commissioned works by  Chris Walker, Catherine Street and our very own Alan Holligan sit confidently in the company of international art stars such as Mike Kelly, Paul McCarthy and Olaf Breuning.

‘Warehouse of Horrors’ is one half of an innovative exchange project between the Embassy Gallery in Edinburgh and +44 141 Gallery, which sees the Glasgow based gallery bring ‘Way Out is The Way Out’ featuring seven artists, predominantly painters, curated by Jamie Kenyon.

Warehouse of Horrors @ ++44 141 Gallery, Glasgow.


Marc Bijl, Beagles and Ramsay, Olaf Breuning, Neil Clements, Alexander Hetherington, Alan Holligan, Mike Kelley and Paul McCarthy, Lyndsay Mann, Jon Owen, Emma Pratt, Aida Ruilova, Catherine Street, Chris Walker

A publication featuring images of the artists work and newly commissioned essay’s by John Beagles, Neil Clements and Norman James Hogg accompanies the Exhibition.

Wednesday – Sunday 12:00 – 18:00

until 15th November

Way Out is The Way Out @ the Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh.


Alan Stanners, Benny Merris, Christian Newby, Dan Miller, Ragnar Jonasson, Sandy Smith, Sophie Mackfall

Thursday – Sunday 12:00 – 18:00

until 15th November

Embassy Graduate Show Curated by Alan Holligan with Exhibition Text by Jennie Temple



ContemporaryArtETC are delighted to be supporting CUT/PASTE a show of recent graduates at the Embassy Gallery in Edinburgh.

The exhibition which is centered around the theme of collage and assemblage was conceived and selected by ContemporatArtETC course leader Alan Holligan after his voyage around the degree shows for Art World magazine.

In the most important times in our existence we try to make sense of our place and time by cutting up the past and re-ordering the future.

At the turn of the 20th century collage and assemblage came to the fore as a legitimate means of visual and cultural expression. The lineage of this act of creative destruction can be traced to the invention of paper in China in 200BC but it was the rise of Modernism that necessitated a technique, which took the pre-existing: the already, and tore, cut and slashed it before it was re-proposed giving rise to new understanding and meaning.

The artists who feature in CUT/PASTE have graduated during the most turbulent and uncertain of times. Nearly a full century since Picasso and Braque re-defined collage by taking the subject of the café and colliding it with the surface of the painting they are acutely aware of the contextual past & present and do not shy away or hide from it.

Alan Holligan 2009


Embassy graduates show 2009

19th September – 11th October

Thurs – Sun 12-6pm

Katherine Gallacher, Johnathan Long, Travis Souza, Diane Edwards, Thomas Nolan, Omar Z. Bhatia, Mikhak Mirmahmoudi

Selected by Alan Holligan