6th Syn Festival - Utopias

22 Mar 2019 – 4 Apr 2019

Event times

Open daily 11am to 6pm.

Cost of entry

Free admission


Edinburgh, United Kingdom


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Join us for the opening of Utopias exhibition at the Upper Church at Summerhall on Friday 22 March 2019 at 6.30pm.


Eighteen contemporary artists who live and work in Scotland explore concepts of ‘utopia’. Taking as a starting point Thomas More’s ground-breaking book, first published in 1516, the artists present their own responses on utopian thought in the context of contemporary politics. 

Invited artists: Alessandro Di Massimo, Rhona Taylor, Calum Thom and Olivia Turner.
Selected artists: Anna Berrino, Rachael Bibby, Andy Cumming, Michael Dawson, Sally Mairs, Nikkita Morgan, Callum Russell, StAm, Marissa Stoffer, Rhona Sword, Michael Kay Terence, Jamie Watt, Matthew Wilson and Ana Yarza.

*Artists Talks*
Join the invited artists Alessandro Di Massimo, Rhona Taylor, Calum Thom and Olivia Turner as they discuss their practice on the occasion of the 6th Syn Festival Exhibition 'Utopias'.

-Monday 25 March 2019, at 6pm: Rhona Taylor and Olivia Turner

-Wednesday 3 April 2019 at 6pm: Alessandro Di Massimo and Calum Thom

Exhibiting artists

Callum Russell

Nikkita Morgan

Michael Dawson

Rhona Sword

Ana Yarza

Andy Cumming

Anna Berrino

Olivia Turner

Olivia Turner

Rachael Bibby

Jamie Watt

Alessandro Di Massimo

Sally Mairs

Matthew Wilson

Michael Kay Terence

Calum Thom


Rhona Taylor

Marissa Stoffer


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