A thought-provoking and inspiring programme of exhibitions and events


Gallery 23's mission is to develop an understanding and appreciation of art's complex role in reflecting and affecting how people relate critically and creatively to a changing world.

At Gallery 23 we strive to initiate, produce and present a diverse and respected programme of exhibitions, events and publications that enhances and enlivens the physical environment of the West End in Edinburgh, and provides a vital platform for critical thinking across media, disciplines, cultures and contexts.

We aim to foster new connections by bringing together the artist and the viewer in a diverse new environment.

Our commitment is to produce ancillary programs that further the aesthetic role of the arts within the context of music, theatre, dance, and spoken word.

All proceeds from events and art sales at Gallery 23 support ESU Scotland's work.

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March 9 – 30, 2018

For our Spring 2018 exhibition, Gallery 23 welcomes artists of any medium to submit works that invite viewers to contemplate the ways in which we relate to the land we inhabit and explore the ways we relate to our own physical environment. We encourage submissions in ANY two-dimensional artistic medium, as well as multiple prints or copies of photographs. Works are not limited to solely to the visual; we are open to text-based works as well.

Call for submissions

9th March - 3rd April 2018

Landscape Exhibition

Opening night, Friday March 9th, 6.30-9.30pm

13th - 31st October 2017

Hallowe'en Exhibition

Opening night, Friday October 13th, 6.30-9.30pm

4th August - 26th August 2017

Celebrating LGBT+ Art & Artists

Opening Night, Friday August 4th, 6.30-9.30pm

16th June - 6th July 2017

Gallery 23’s Street Style exhibition will explore the multitude of street inspired art and design found throughout the United Kingdom today.

The exhibition opening will be held on Friday, June 16, from 6.30-9.30pm.

Scottish Identity

31st March - 20th April 2017

What does it mean to be Scottish in 2017?

Scottish Identity asks artists to examine their own views of Scotland

and her people.

20th January - 13th February 2017

‘Toast to the Lassies’ explores the dynamic between artist and muse for our exhibition celebrating Scotland’s most famous poet.

Robert Burns (1759-1796) had a complex and sometimes contentious relationship with women, seeing them both as figures of inspiration and objects of desire.

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Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY  0131 475 2332 

Scottish charity number: SC000653


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