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Art collection

The collection represents a diverse range of Scotland’s artists, makers and photographers.

About the exhibition

Come and see our collection of contemporary art, sculpture, craft and photography.

A number of artworks are on display in the public areas of the Parliament and you’re welcome to view them whenever we’re open. 

The collection explores themes such as: 

  • the relationship between people and the environment
  • the identities and histories of Scotland’s people
  • the history of the Scottish Parliament

There’s a range of works including oil paintings, sculpture, photography, textiles, mixed media artworks and installations.

The collection represents 50 of Scotland’s artists and craftspeople including:

  • Ade Adesina
  • Sam Ainsley
  • John Bellany
  • The Boyle Family
  • Sara Brennan
  • Thomas Joshua Cooper
  • Ian Hamilton Finlay
  • Alison Kinnaird
  • Maureen Hodge
  • Callum Innes
  • David Mach
  • Will Maclean
  • Shauna McMullan
  • Gunnie Moberg
  • Ruth Nicol
  • Glen Onwin
  • Eduardo Paolozzi
  • Maud Sulter
  • Alison Watt

More information

Plan your visit

For opening times, parking information and more, go to our plan your visit page.

Don't forget to stop at our shop and café during your visit!

Location

Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

Days and times

Monday to Saturday

10am to 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)

Price

Free

Monday to Friday

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