A breakthrough came in 2003 when the building owners agreed to sell the building to Wasps at market value. Wasps set out to raise £1.3million to buy and refurbish the building within in a very short timescale. In response, the tenants led powerful campaign to ‘Save the Studios’, lobbying local politicians and gaining support from the local community. This led to Edinburgh City Council granting £500,000, which helped to secure additional partnership funding from the Scottish Arts Council, Scottish Enterprise Edinburgh and Lothian and loan finance.
Patriothall was purchased and refurbished in 2004, securing the future of these studios. Patriothall houses a gallery space, managed by Wasps for the benefit of its creative community and wider audience. To find out more about exhibitions and events coming up at Patriothall Gallery and other Wasps venues visit our arts page here.
Patriothall Gallery is in the heart of Edinburgh, and has provided professional exhibition opportunities for hundreds of artists. The gallery is managed by Wasps for the benefit of its creative community and wider audience. For more information about exhibitions and events coming up at Patriothall Gallery and other Wasps venues visit our arts page here.
The Gallery is located at the main entrance of Patriothall Studios, with a main exhibiting space at the front and a smaller gallery at the back, which gets used for both exhibiting and life drawing.
In 2018 the Gallery underwent some refurbishment, including an increase to the floor and wall space of Room 1 and a new lighting system for both spaces.
If you would be interested in holding an exhibition, event or workshop Patriothall, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about availability.
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Patriothall studios are a 15 - 20 minute walk from Princes Street. Once you are on Hamilton Place, walk through the vennel next to the Scotmid Co-op (opposite Stockbridge library) to locate the building entrance.