Acid Free Tissue

Acid Free Tissue


Discover how art students from the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art responded to our historic 16th century castle.

Saturday 25 March - Friday 31 March. 1 hour tours at various times.

Who is this for? - All
Cost:  Free


Acid Free Tissue is a group of 18 students responding to Lauriston Castle in partnership with Edinburgh Museums and Galleries and Edinburgh College of Art.


Viewers will experience the artwork and surrounding interiors through guided tours, allowing exploration of the work alongside learning about the castles history.


Lauriston Castle is a rich and diverse site for students to respond to: whilst some students have chosen to respond to the history of the building itself, others have chosen to research the owners, an individual object or collection of objects.


This is an interdisciplinary show, featuring performance, sculpture, video and painting made by students of all disciplines. The range of colourful work reflects and responds to personal, historical and sensory aspects of the building through themes of temporality, reproduction, ritual, romanticism and nostalgia.  


Edinburgh Museums and Galleries have once again been delighted to work with Edinburgh College of Art.  It has been interesting to offer our visitors a young contemporary response to a traditional heritage site, and see the wonderful work juxtaposed with our collection.  It has helped us develop new audiences to the Castle.



Tours dates and times

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March at 12 noon, 1pm and 3pm

Monday 27 to Wednesday 29 March at 2pm and 3pm

Friday 31 March at 11pm


Tours are free, last approximately 1hr and must be booked in advance.