Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop is a centre for production, research and learning. We support artists in their careers and practice through the provision of space, funding and professional opportunities. As well as specialist production facilities supporting specific processes, there are studios accommodating a peer network and spaces designed to accommodate research, presentation and learning. Our staff team provides advice, training and mentoring.
In tandem with this is a commitment to public engagement and we are constantly exploring innovative ways to bring audiences closer to the process of making art through education, partnership working and open access to our facilities. Our learning programmes offer a route to understanding artistic processes and approaches for artists, life-long learners, teachers, children and young people. Talks, exhibitions and other events provide opportunities for audiences to see the outcomes of our programme.
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop’s new facility has been designed by Sutherland Hussey Architects. Developed in two stages (the Bill Scott Sculpture Centre and the Creative Laboratories) the finished complex is an architecturally inspiring space, purpose-built to provide the best working environment for artists.
The buildings house a studio community, specialist workshops, artist residency and production spaces and areas for exhibition. Indoor and outdoor spaces support a range of different sculptural activities and provide viewing areas to enable visitors to see work in progress.
Visitors can drop in to see exhibitions, attend talks or seminars or participate in our education programme throughout the year.
Because of the uniqueness of the buildings we are always happy to invite visitors to see the spaces and hear about the history of the development. Tours of the buildings can be arranged for groups and individuals.