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Stills Gallery

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Photograph Exhibitions

This is a gallery that stages photograph exhibitions and I guess your enjoyment will depend on... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
King's Lynn
Always visit this gallery when I'm in Edinburgh because of the challenging contemporary nature of it's exhibits.

Photography exhibition by a selection of art graduates who had all studied in Edinburgh. As usual... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Ron K
Forfar, United Kingdom
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30 Nov 2017
“Photograph Exhibitions”
11 Jul 2017
“Always visit this gallery when I'm in Edinburgh because of the challenging contemporary nature of it's exhibits.”
Stills is a centre for photography based in the heart of Edinburgh. We offer exhibitions and production facilities as well as a range of engagement opportunities for anyone to discover, enjoy and understand photography. Stills was established in...more
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23 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 622 6200
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

This is a gallery that stages photograph exhibitions and I guess your enjoyment will depend on whether you like the current offering. The main exhibition space is a few linked rooms on one floor, so it won't take very long to pop in for a...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Photography exhibition by a selection of art graduates who had all studied in Edinburgh. As usual the gallery was giving up and coming artists a chance. The content was radical and international which made for a wonderful hour.

Thank Ron K
Reviewed 19 October 2016

A thought-provoking exhibition, so glad that I didn't miss it! Stimulating mix of past and present, with sharp, keyhole insight into the future. Spence's beliefs, her passions and the questions she raised through her work are as relevant today as they were in the 70's,...More

1  Thank BigMumPlum
Reviewed 26 August 2016

The Jo Spence exhibition was a highlight of the Art Festival for me. Her photography tackled issues relevant to the 1970s and which are still pertinent today. Keep it up Stills! You surprise and delight me every year.

1  Thank Ron K
Reviewed 21 May 2016

These two courses are taught by David Grinly and Keith Brame respectively. I recommend both courses for beginners as well as those who have some knowledge of photography. These two courses are mutually helpful and so I would suggest to take the course on digital...More

1  Thank Chewy123123
Reviewed 28 March 2016

I attended a 2 day photography introductory course at Stills. It was fantastic to learn what the settings on the camera do, to explore the effects you can achieve by using them and learn the basics of composition. It was also liberating to understand that...More

3  Thank I H
Management response:Responded 18 May 2016

We're glad you enjoyed the course! We'll hopefully see you again soon.

Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

I just wandered in from the street, and what a nice surprise! Completely unknown female photographers of the past, but worth to get to know them. There was just enough background given on the photographers to draw you in. Lovely half an hour!

2  Thank Curious_KEX
Reviewed 15 May 2015

When I travel I like to check out photography exhibitions for entertainment and to energise. And Edinburgh has Stills. Stills is just a pure photography (free!) gallery hit on one of the most beautiful streets in the world, Cockburn street just off the Royal Mile....More

1  Thank Kurtations
Reviewed 26 October 2014

Scotland's Centre for Photography. Stills was established in 1977 and has become a champion for the important and powerful role that the medium of photography plays in the world today. Always has an exhibition and offers training and digital and traditional photo facilities, including a...More

2  Thank Dineidyn
Reviewed 11 September 2014

This is a gallery that doesn't just whack up some pretty pictures. It is small and thus selective about what it shows. It doesn't want to be a white box. Educated staff will approach you to chat and like a response so if you wish...More

2  Thank James C
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