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About Art27 Scotland

At Art27 Scotland we agree with Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states that ‘everyone has the right to freely participate in the cultural life of the community, and to enjoy the arts’.

Art 27 Scotland is focused on exploring the powerful and sometimes conflicting relationship between our shared human and cultural rights.

We are a not-for-profit Community Interest Company working in the Southside area of Edinburgh. We’re committed to empowering artists and their communities. We’re creating a vibrant, democratic, local social movement that opposes racism by celebrating the many cultures of the Southside.

We’re doing this by drawing artists together into a collective that enhances the lives of all Southsiders.

At Art27 Scotland we want to celebrate our connectedness to the rest of the world. Through art we want to stimulate a broad, democratic discussion relating to the rights of artistic expression, cultural participation and cultural democracy.

We welcome everyone, from visual artists, writers, performers and musicians through to socially engaged and interdisciplinary practitioners to join us in collective cultural action.


To download our full press and media pack, including suggested stories, artist and management biographies and more, please click here.


Members of the press are welcome to cover any of our events in a non-reviewing capacity (including no star-ratings). Please contact info@art27scotland.com to arrange this.

Robert Rae, Ghazi Hussein and Saber Bamatraf are available for interviews.

For further information and press tickets please contact info@art27scotland.com


Press and media contact: Kasia Jackowska kasia@art27scotland.com.


Recent press releases can be viewed below:

ART27's First Hand: Women Artists Exhibition

As a part of the ART27 First Hand series, award winning director Robert Rae explores post conflict realities through three documentary theatre pieces along with a breakfast.

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ART27’s First Hand: Women Artists combines the work of 4 award-winning artists who have had residencies at Art27 scotland. These international-facing artworks all explore themes of their homes, current and previous, from Pan-African Art by Maryam Yahia Mohamed, street photography by renowned Iranian photojournalist Laleh Sherkat, prints by Polish visual and sound artist Marta Adamowicz, and “Displaced Paintings” by Yemeni Artist Shatha Altowai.

ART27’s First Hand: Women Artists Exhibition will show from 5th – 29th of August, 10AM – 6PM.

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Join Art27scotland Artists in Residence Marta Adamowicz and Robert Motyka to experience their audiovisual artwork based on ideas of home, followed by a discussion on migration and Polish pastries for breakfast.

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Elaine Cheng

Join Art27scotland Artist in Residence Elaine Cheng as she explores the binaries of Hong Kong and China through her new sonic composition, panel discussion and tales of the life of those who have settled in Edinburgh. Enjoy a coffee, green tea and bao bun breakfast!

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Fair Pley Productions in association with Art27scotland invites you to The Great May Day Cabaret.

Join us for a fabulous get-together for International Workers’ Day and the 125th anniversary of the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC).

When: Sunday 1 May, 19:30

At: Southside Community Centre 117 Nicolson Street Edinburgh EH8 9ER

For press tickets, please email cameron@art27scotland.com stating your publication and number of tickets required.

Supported by: Edinburgh & Lothians May Day Committee | STUC | Peace & Justice Project | Unite

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Art27scotland invites you to the launch event for ‘We Are Southside’. An exhibition by acclaimed Iranian photographer and photojournalist Laleh Sherkat.

When: Friday 25 February, 7PM

At: Southside Community Centre 117 Nicolson Street Edinburgh
EH8 9ER

For press tickets, please email cameron@art27scotland.com or respond directly to this email, stating number of tickets required.

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Art27scotland Presents: Maryland by Lucy Kirkwood.

Maryland, written in response to the murders of Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa, is being hosted by Art27scotland at the Southside Community Centre, Edinburgh, for one night only.

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October 8th and 9th: Art27 Scotland will celebrate the launch of its new project The Southside Collective with an exhibition, music and performances exploring the lives, stories and work of two Yemeni artists Shatha Altowai and Saber Bamatraf.

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