Future event



4 - 28 August (except Monday 14th)

Comedy Performance: 4pm - 5pm

FREE (Non-ticketed)

Clicking Comedians, is the comedic photographic ramblings of a headline comedian.  Comedian and photographer, Steve Best tells his story behind the photos he’s taken of Britain’s finest stand-up comedians, the unique access into the comedy world and his trials and tribulations into the publishing world and a journey to who knows where.

He has performed all over the world including South Africa, Malaysia, Indonesia, Bosnia, South Africa, Holland, Denmark, The Falkland Islands, and Southend on Sea. He plans to go further afield. He has been on huge nationwide tours with Frank Skinner, Craig Charles and Omid Djalili. He has been on TV (a few times). 

Further information is available on on the Fringe website here


Clicking Comedians by Steve Best
Art Early
Saturday, 19 August 2017
10am - 12.30pm

Art Early is a series of specially programmed tours and activity trails for families and children of all ages. A family-fun arts event inspired by Edinburgh Art Festivals' Art Late programme, join the team for a morning of fun art activities at each venue, ending with an outdoor picnic.

Venues included on the trail are: Stills Gallery, Dovecot Gallery and EAF Commissions Programme

This session is suitable for all ages and will include a hands-on photography taster session at Stills inspired by our Kate Davis exhibition, an activity trail at Dovecot Gallery's Daughters of Penelope workshop and a picnic at Toby Paterson’s The Sociology of Autumn in Chessels Court.

Free, BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic)

Booking essential via Edinburgh Art Festival

Art Late
Thursday, 24 August 2017
6pm til late

Featuring late gallery openings, artist performances and talks, workshops, tours and live music, Art Late is a chance to experience our varied programme by night.

24 August: Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Stills, Edinburgh Art Festival Commissions and The Fruitmarket Gallery. With music from Hamish Hawk.

Book tickets via Edinburgh Art Festival 

Stills, Centre for Photography
CONNECT FOR: Photography Graduates
Saturday, 9 September 2017
1pm - 5pm

Free, book your place

Are you a recent photography graduate? Come along to Stills for a nice afternoon of talks and discussions about life after graduation. Hear from early career photographers about their experiences of graduation and how they are shaping their careers.

Our aim with this event is to give new graduates the chance to hear from people a bit further along about their work and life afterward graduation. We will also have information from various organisations about the kind of support that they offer.

So book your free place, come along, meet other new graduates and take in some interesting talks.

*Booking opens Saturday 29th July

Successful Portfolios with Portfolio Oomph
Wednesday, 20 September 2017
7pm - 9pm

Tickets £5 via Portfolio Oomph

Are you thinking about applying to art school?

Do you know what is involved in the application process?

Do you know what you need to include in your portfolio?

Stills invites you to join Julie Read from Portfolio Oomph for a relaxed and informative evening designed to help you navigate the application process for art school. Aimed at those who are thinking about applying to art school, this session will cover what a portfolio is, planning how to create it, what a digital portfolio is and what you may need to consider. We’ll also cover guidance on university open days, researching courses and the current application process.

“Very helpful, very inspiring and good info.”
“Really informative enjoyable event for a parent from a science background with an artistic child!”
“Very helpful information, highly recommend.”
“Really helpful evening, great physical and digital examples.”
“Useful to see work in progress as final solutions.”
“I feel slightly more at ease about the whole application process now! Thanks, a great help.”

There are limited places so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Book tickets here

Doors Open Day at Stills
Saturday, 23 September 2017
11am - 6pm


Join us on for our Open Day where you can take part in free taster workshops throughout the building including;

- Darkroom printing. 

- Animation with Photoshop

- Studio photography.

There will also be exhibition tours at 11am and 2pm.

No need to book.

Suitable for all ages. Young children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Stills 40th Anniversary Lecture: Simon Baker
Thursday, 19 October 2017

Ticketed: £4. Book here

Simon Baker is Senior Curator, International Art (Photography) at Tate, and has been invited by Stills to present a talk in Edinburgh as part of our 40th anniversary. Since his appointment in 2009 he has worked on acquisitions, displays of the permanent collection and exhibitions at both Tate Modern and Tate Britain, and in advisory roles for Tate St Ives and Tate Liverpool. With reference to recent projects, he will discuss strategies for exhibiting and collecting photography at Tate and the processes of identifying and selecting work for acquisition or display.



Simon Baker
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