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Talbot Rice Gallery

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Address: Old College South Bridge | South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 650 2211
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Lovely and arty!

Loved this gallery! Visited for the exhibition a friend had posted about. Fresh and edgy in the art scene. I especially enjoyed the video art "The Common Sense"

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 March 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Loved this gallery! Visited for the exhibition a friend had posted about. Fresh and edgy in the art scene. I especially enjoyed the video art "The Common Sense"

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2014 via mobile

A lovely canvas for any exhibition. I went to Counterplace which was interesting and varied. Not a massive set of spaces so even if you're not a major art fan - this can be a nice quick visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013

a delightful gallery with contrasts. The Georgian Gallery with its Dutch Collection above and contemporary hang on the ground floor is beautiful; the other galleries offer a bright well illuminated backdrop for modern art. To be recommended is the guided tour - check when it is as the Guide was excellent, flexible to the needs of the audience and able... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2012 via mobile

We stumbled on the Talbot Rice by accident and had never heard of it. We went in half expecting a museum about the cereal (rice), but what we found was a bright, light, modern art gallery with an exhibition of drawings by a sculptor and modern pictures by Tim Rollins and KOS. I loved the paintings by TR and stayed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2012

Went to the Gallery to visit the Tim Rollins & K.O.S. exhibition - made for a fascinating discussion about the art on display - loved the Animal Farm work! There are two parts to the gallery - the White Gallery which is a bright well lit open space and the Georgian Gallery which was designed by William Playfair. If you're... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2009

The Talbot Rice gallery is the University of Edinburgh's very own art venue, tucked in a corner of the grand Old College, built in the second half of the 18th century, and worth a visit for itself. The gallery is on the last floor and offers two different spaces. A period so-called Georgian gallery, with a classical design (fluted pilasters,... More 

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Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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