Exhibitions

Harry Benson: Seeing America

President John F. Kennedy 1961 © Harry BensonGlasgow-born photographer Harry Benson arrived in America with the Beatles in 1964. This exhibition of his work explores Benson’s fascination with the political and historical events that unfolded in America in the 1960s and 1970s and the ensuing development of his career, especially as a renowned portrait photographer.
Running from 12 August to 3 December, this exhibition will remain open to all visitors to the Festival of Politics.

Photo: President John F. Kennedy, 1961 © Harry Benson

Maggie’s Just Incase

The travelling exhibit is part of Festival of Architecture 2016.
Maggie's logoMaggie’s Centres were inspired by the experience of Maggie Keswick with the aim of ensuring free support to people affected by cancer. Beginning in Edinburgh, there are now 19 Maggie’s Centres across the UK. This beautifully-crafted and poignant exhibition is a repository of 12 objects from 12 people associated with the Scottish Centres. It includes an item called ‘Maggie’s hair’ from husband Charles Jencks, a hand-print from the late architect Zaha Hadid, and an origami image by renowned architect Frank Gehry. The case was designed by Willie Brown and students from Edinburgh College of Art.

Brick History

Martin Luther King made out of legoProving that politics and LEGO do mix! Marvel at the models of famous political figures and inspired recreations of political and democratic scenes by professional builder Warren Elsmore. From Martin Luther King to the suffragettes and even the inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States of America, this is truly awesome!

Scotstyle – Building the Century

The travelling exhibit is part of Festival of Architecture 2016.
This nationwide touring exhibition showcases Scotland’s best architecture from the past 100 years from 1916 – 2015, as nominated by the Scottish public.

It’s OK to fail, 2015

Film, 4 minutes 20 seconds
Made in the significant St Peter’s Seminary building by artist Lydia Levett, this film explores the relationship between the geodesic dome structure and the human body. Levett was born in Yemen in 1990 and graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2014.