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Stills Gallery

23 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
+44 131 622 6200
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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 July 11, 2017
Ron K
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Forfar, United Kingdom
Jo Spence Exhibition 29 July - 16 October 2016

A thought-provoking exhibition, so glad that I didn't miss it! Stimulating mix of past and present... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2016
BigMumPlum
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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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 1977. Since that time it has become a champion for the important and powerful role that the medium of photography plays in the world today.
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Jul 11, 2017
“Always visit this gallery when I'm in Edinburgh because of the challenging contemporary nature of it's exhibits.”
Oct 19, 2016
“Jo Spence Exhibition 29 July - 16 October 2016”
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23 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
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Reviewed July 11, 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 October 19, 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 August 25, 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 May 20, 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 March 27, 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 May 18, 2016

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

Reviewed May 24, 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 KEszterx
Reviewed May 15, 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 October 25, 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 September 10, 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
Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Not just a gallery but part of a multifloor centre for photography. I attended an excellent 'introduction to digital SLR course' here. There are apple macs for learning photoshop etc., a library etc as well as the gallery. The gallery is excellent though obviously that...More

2  Thank aviemoreenthusiast
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visitors, tartan-flavored 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
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