Art exhibitions

Current Exhibitions


Sat 22 Nov 2014 – Sun 15 Mar 2015, Mon - Closed, Tue - Sat 12:00 - 20:00, Sun 12:00 - 18:00

Before our move to HOME in 2015, we present Playtime, the final exhibition at Cornerhouse that bids farewell to the building and pays homage to the place we have called home since 1985. For this momentous occasion, nine artists present playful, participatory work inspired by Cornerhouse’s iconic brick structure and director Jacques Tati’s 1967 comedy masterpiece Playtime.

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Cornerhouse Projects: How to Build a Body Without Organs

Thu 16 Oct 2014 – Tue 25 Nov 2014

In this selection of works curated by University of Edinburgh PhD candidate Alessandro Bucci – whose research spans art history, philosophy and fashion – artists have reflected upon the process of clothing the body, emphasising the role of dress in creating the whole ‘self’, or building a ‘body without organs’.

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Coming soon

Cornerhouse Projects: A Flourish. Ornithological Drawings by Fran Giffard

Thu 27 Nov 2014 – Tue 6 Jan 2015

London-based artist Fran Giffard has long been captivated by the beauty of natural illustrations, and has amassed an incredible body of ornithology-inspired artwork over the last five years. Working directly onto her personal Moleskine diaries using watercolour and gouache paints and graphite pencil, she captures the wonder of exotic and commonplace birds. The result is a vivid collection of work with an intriguing personal slant, and here she presents a selection inspired by her time spent in Hong Kong.

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