Mid November’s Albion Expo 2022 offers the unprecedented opportunity to explore Edinburgh’s hidden creative hub at Albion Business Centre, and to meet its eclectic range of designer-makers and artists within their studio environs.

Visit Albion Expo on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 November. For more information on the event and to book a free slot to attend, click here.

For the first time a wealth of multidisciplinary artists, designers, craft professionals from Unit 1, Unit3, Unit 5, Unit8 and WASPs operating around the cobbled yard (which historically housed James Dunbar’s soda bottling yard) are throwing open their doors to welcome in industry professionals and the public alike. Visitors can engage with skilled craft practitioners, fine artists, ceramicists, sculptors, jewellers, furniture designer makers, glass artists, architects, screen printers, plasterwork specialists, textile designers amongst others, whose considerable material knowledge and practices make an invaluable contribution to Scotland’s cultural life and beyond.

This nascent annual event has grown from featuring the fine woodworking skills at Units 5 & 8, to encompass the breadth of talent within studios and workshops across 5 adjacent units, who have never before offered public access together. The pop-up gallery will feature work developed last May by Finbarr Lucas during Unit 5’s first furniture residency programme. This is an unprecedented opportunity to meet the makers, see inside their studios, engage directly in craft demonstrations, purchase work for your home or seasonal gifts, discuss a commission, book your spot on a craft course or just head along for a good old nosey of the unparalleled diversity and quality of Albion’s combined talents.

Follow Albion Expo on Instagram here, and find the building on Maps here.

Due to the age of the buildings, only Unit 5 and the pop-up gallery are wheelchair accessible. For safety, if you plan to travel by car please park in the streets outwith the gates of the Albion Business Centre yard.

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