Inverleith House

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Inverleith House
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Inverleith House
Location Edinburgh

Inverleith House is a contemporary art gallery situated within Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden in the suburb of Inverleith.[1]

History[edit]

Designed in 1774 by David Henderson for the Rocheid family,[2] Inverleith House was the official residence of successive Regius Keepers (directors) of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh until it became the founding home of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art,[3] from 1960 to 1984.[4] Since 1986 it has run a continuous programme of temporary exhibitions spanning visual art and botanical science under the auspices of the Garden, which recognises the need for art as well as science in our appreciation and understanding of the natural world, making it pre-eminent amongst botanic gardens today, in this respect.

Inverleith House was refurbished in 1990 and again in 2004, to improve visitor access and to introduce new educational facilities, with support from National Lottery Funds administered by The Scottish Arts Council, which also supports the exhibitions programme. This award-winning programme invites artists of major international standing to exhibit in Scotland for the first time and presents work by those based in Scotland on an international stage, attracting new audiences for contemporary art. Its twentieth anniversary was celebrated in 2006 with and exhibition of botanical drawings from South India (1826-1853) and solo exhibitions by Roni Horn, Rudolf Stingel, Robert Ryman, and Douglas Gordon.[5]

This award-winning programme invites artists of major international standing to exhibit in Scotland for the first time and presents work by those based in Scotland on an international stage, attracting new audiences for contemporary art.

Exhibitions[edit]

2014

Tony Conrad:Invented Acoustical Tools 1969 25 October 2014 - 18 January 2015

Isa Genzken: Botanical Garden 19 July – 28 September 2014

Corin Sworn 12 April - 29 June 2014

Alex Dordoy 19 January - 23 March 2014

2013

Dan Colen: The Illusion of Life 12 October to 24 November

Mostly West: Franz West and Artist Collaborations 13 July – 22 September

Ciarra Phillips: And More, Nature Printed and Rory McEwen: The Tweed Road 4 May to 23 June 2013

Dereck Roberts: Northern Paintings 9 February to 14 April 2013

2012

Andy Hope 1930: When Dinosaurs Become Modernists November 1, 2012 to 20 January 2013

Philip Guston: Late Paintings25 July – 7 October 2012

William Mckeown/Remarkable Trees 12 May to 8 July 2012

Luke Fowler, with Toshiya Tsunoda and John Haynes 12 February - 29 April 2012

2011

Thomas Houseago: Outdoor 29 July 2011 - 21 June 2012

Andrew Kerr: So Ensconced and Maya Deren 12 November - 22 January 2012

Thomas Houseago: The Beat of the Show (Indoor) 14 May - 3 July 2011

Robert Rauschenberg: Botanical Vaudeville 27 July - 2 October 2011

Claude Cahun, Sue Tomkins 27 February - 24 April 2011

2010

Marc Camille Chaimowicz 31 October 2010 - 6 February 2011

Joan Mitchell 27 July - 3 October 2010

Vincent Fecteau and Forests and Gardens of South India: Hugh Cleghorn (1820 - 1895) 15 May - 4 July 2010

Victoria Morton with films by Anne-Marie Copestake 14 March - 2 May 2010

2009

Hayley Tomkins: Autobuilding 21 February to 19 April

Cerith Wyn Evans 9 May - 5 July 2009

Raffle’s Arc Redrawn : Natural History Drawings from the Collection of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles 9 May - 5 July 2009

John McCracken 6 August - 11 October 2009

Karla Black: Sculptures with paintings by Bet Low 14 November to 14 February (2010).

2008

Richard Hamilton: Protest Pictures 31 July - 12 October 2008

Christine Borland, Graham Fagen, Simon Starling (Plant Exhibition Hall): What is Life 12 July - 31 August 2008

Louise Bourgeois: Nature Study and John Hutton Balfour 1808-1884: Nature Study Sat 3 May - Sun 6 Jul 2008

Tony Swain: Impure Passports and Nick Evans: Primary School 16 February - 20 April 2008

Neville Rae: A Town for Tomorrow 16 February - 20 April 2008

2007

Smith/Stewart: Enter Love and Enter Death 3 November 2007 - 3 February 2008

William Eggleston: Portraits 1974 28 July - 14 October 2007

John Cage, Merce Cunningham: No Fixed Points 1 May - 8 July 2007

Jeremy Millar: Plum Tree Blossom 1 May - 8 July 2007

Lilian Snelling 1 May - 8 July 2007

Juergen Teller: Awailable 27 January to 15 April 2007

Andrew Millar: Sixes and Sevens 27 January to 15 April 2007

2006

Douglas Gordon: Superhumanatural 2 November 2006 - 14 January 2007

Robert Ryman 27 July - 1 October 2006

Rungiah and Govindoo : South Indian Botanical Drawings 1826-1853 9 April - 9 July 2006

Rudolf Stingel 9 April - 9 July 2006

Roni Horn: Angie and Emily Dickinson 21 January - 26 March 2006

2005

Marck Leckey: Jackin’ World 6 November - 8 January 2006

Keith Farquhar: New Work 6 November 2005 - 8 January 2006

Ian Hamilton Finlay: Sentences 29 July - 23 October 2005

Carl Andre, Adam Barker-Mill, Lothar Baumgarten, Graham Fagen, Douglas Gordon, Alan Johnston, Callum Innes, Agnes Martin, Rory McEwen, Thomas Struth, Cy Twombly, Ruth Vollmer, Lawrence Weiner, Franz West, Richard Wright: Evergreen 2 April - 3 July 2005

Mat Collishaw 15 January - 13 March 2005

2004

Robert Therrien 7 August - 31 October 2004

-Closed For Refurbishment-

2003

Julian Schnabel 9 August - 26 October 2003

Gary Rough: Mantelpiece 31 May - 27 July 2003

Simon Periton: Mint Poisoner 31 May - 27 July 2003

Andy Warhol: Private Drawings from the 1950s 19 April - 25 May 2003

John Hutton Balfour’s Botanical Teaching Diagrams (1845-1879) 5 April to 25 May 2003

Jim Lambie: Kebabylon 25 January - 23 March 2003

2002

Kevin Henderson: Zebra 9 November - 22 December 2002

Cy Twombly 9 August - 27 October 2002

Alan Charlton 14 June - 28 July 2002

Cathy Wilkes 12 May - 9 June 2002 The Dapuri Drawings 12 May - 28 July 2002

Ruth Vollmer 24 March - 5 May 2002

Hellen Van Meene: Japan Series 12 January - 10 March 2002

2001

Stella Ross-Craig: Drawings of British Plants 28 October 2001 - 10 March 2002

Ed Ruscha: The Maountains 12 August - 14 October 2001

Franze West: Meeting Points Recent Outdoor Sculptures 12 August - 14 October 2001

Ulrich Ruckriem 2 June - 29 July 2001

Lucy Mckenzie, Paulina Olowska: Heavy Duty 14 April - 27 May 2001

Stanley Kubrick: Still Moving Pictures 1945-1950 21 January - 1 April 2001

2000

Bloomberg New Contemporaries: John Askew, Anna Barriball, Jennifer Beattie, Richard Bradbury, Gail Burton, Don Bury, Josephine Butler, Justin Carter, Phil Collins, Mike Cooter, Robert Currie, Eric, Alastair Hadley, Llana Halperin, Lucy Harrison, Sharon Hughes, James Ireland, Nicalaj Bendix, Skyum Larsen, Jeffrey Ty Lee, Johannes Maier, Andrew Mania, Marta Marce, Nathaniel Mellors, Miyako Narita, Mick Peter, Ben Pruskin, Jewyo Rhii, Hideatsu Shiba, Tomoaki Suzuki, Melanie Titmuss, Beata Veszely, Emily Wardill, Edward Weldon. 18 November - 7 January 2001

Lawrence Weiner: Time + Place 12 August - 29 October 2000

Laura Owens: New Work 17 June - 30 July 2000

John Hutton Balfour’s Teaching Diagrams (1845-1897) 17 June - 30 July 2000

British Art Show 5: Art and Language, Martin Boyce, Glenn Brown, Martin Creed, Liam Gillick, Lucy Gunning, Graham Gussin, Anna Hunt 8 April - 4 June 2000

Dom Hans van Der Laan 29 January - 19 March 2000

Publications[edit]

Baumann, Daniel, Black, Karla, Hertling, Pati, Hayley Tomkin ‘Autobuilding’, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, 2011

Behlen, Beatrice, Garginlo, Vincenzo, Hardman-Jones, Jerry, Hubbard, David, Kosaniuk, Hjdla, Steinfeld Daniela, Alan Charlton, The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, 2002

Black, Karla, Munder, Heike, Nachwort, Hans Annette, Nesbitt, Paul and Stanley, Micheal, Karla Black, The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, 2010

Bradely, Will, Simon Periton, The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh in collaboration with Sadie Coles HQ, The Modern Institute Glasgow and Walter Koenig Books London, 2003

Cuthbert, Caroline, Rory McEwen ‘The Botanical Paintings’, The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh in association with The Serpantine Gallery, London, 1988

Dean, Tacita, Nesbitt Paul, and Vettese, Anglea, Roni Horn, Angie and Emily Dickinson, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, 2006

Foster, Hal, Francis, Marc, Richard Hamilton ‘Protest Pictures’, The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, 2008 Francis, Mark, CY Twombly, The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, 2002

Frauenfelf/Basel, Robert Ryman at Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 2006 Giorno, John and De Salvo, Donna, Andy Warhol ‘ Private Drawings from the 1950s’, The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, 2003

Harrison, Sarah and S. Pounde, Amy, Rudolf Stingel ‘Lourve (after 5am)’, The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, 2006 Hopkins, David, Kevin Henderson ‘Zebra’, The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, 2003

Johnston, Alan, with texts by Nesbitt, Paul, Gooding, Mel, Masheck, Joseph, MacDonald, Murdo, and Hearn, Lafcadio, Haus Wittgenstein, Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, 1999

Kaehler, Kai, Andrew Kerr, Royal Botanic Garden, 2011

Larrat-Smith, Philip, Nesbitt, Paul and Noltie H.J, Nature Study Louise Bourgeois John Hutton Balfour, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 2008

Larrat-Smith and Nesbitt, Paul, Joan Mitchell, The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, 2010

Leu, Suzanne and Elliot, Fiona, Robert Ryman, The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, 2006

Morgan, Susan, Laura Owens- ‘New Work’ John Hutton Balfour- ‘Botanical Teaching Diagrams’, The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, 2000

Morton, Victoria, Wright Richard, Victoria Morton, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, 2011

Gooding, Mel, Callum Innes, The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, 1996

Nesbitt, Paul and Gooding, Mel, Myron Stout ‘Apollo’, The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, 1998

Introductory text by Nesbitt, Paul, Smith/ Stewart ‘Enter Love and Enter Death’, The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, 2009

Tomkins, Sue, Sue Tomkins ‘Long Hand’, The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, 2011

Noltie, H. J., Robert Wight and The Botanical Drawings of Rungiah and Govindoo, The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, 2007

Noltie, H.J., The Dapuri Drawings- Alexander Gibson and the Bombay Botanic Gardens, The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, 2002

Noltie H.J. Indian Botanical Drawings, The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, 1999

References[edit]

  1. ^ Botanic Garden Edinburgh, The Royal. "Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh". Edinburgh Royal Botanic Garden. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.scottish-places.info/features/featurefirst8730.html
  3. ^ Fletcher, Harold R., Brown William H, The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, Her Majesty’s Stationary Office, Edinburgh, 1970, pp 256
  4. ^ http://www.rbge.org.uk/the-gardens/edinburgh/inverleith-house
  5. ^ http://www.rbge.org.uk/the-gardens/edinburgh/inverleith-house

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Coordinates: 55°57′54″N 3°12′37″W / 55.9650°N 3.2102°W / 55.9650; -3.2102