Inception Art Show

Friday 03 May - Sunday 12 May

Inception Art Show returns to Dalkeith Country Park from 03 – 12 May 2024. With a programme of events and impressive collection of sculptors, artists, photographers and painters exhibiting within Dalkeith Palace. Open daily 03 – 12 May.

You can also join us for Inception Family Day on Saturday 11 May.

Inception Art Show 2024

Inception Art Show 2024

Inception returns to Dalkeith Palace 03 – 12 May 2024, showcasing a carefully curated collection of artists, both new talents and returning favourites, with new works. Over 10 days art lovers will have access to the artists and their work with an inspiring additional programme of Palace tours, an online charity auction and an exciting Family Day featuring workshops and demonstrations for all ages.

With a focus on contemporary art and sales, Inception Art Show promises an enriching experience for art enthusiasts. This year, 35 modern and contemporary artists will take over Dalkeith Palace, offering visitors the opportunity to engage with the artists and their collections.

Inception Family Day

Inception Family Day

On Saturday 11 May, Inception will be opening it’s doors for a creative Family Day at Dalkeith Palace. Sponsored by Savills, the event programme includes demos, workshops and family friendly tours as well as opportunities to meet the exhibiting artists.

Tickets are now on sale, priced £6 per adult (age 16 and over). Children age 15 and under go free.

Family Day Palace Tours

Dalkeith Palace Tours

Enjoy an opportunity to tour Dalkeith Palace as the doors open during Inception Art Show.

Join our guides as you explore Dalkeith Palace and gain an understanding of the unique history and architecture of this wonderful building. The tour will offer the opportunity to view Inception Art Show, while journeying through Dalkeith Palace. Once the tour finishes you will have the opportunity to explore the exhibition at your own pace.

Dalkeith Palace Tours are being held daily from 03 to 12 May at 11.30 and 13.30. Tickets cost £9.50 and include exhibition entry.

Inception Charity Auction

Charity Auction

Join our online charity art auction – it’s a fun and easy way of buying art! We’ve partnered with Impulse Decisions for this charity event, running from 22 April to 12 May.

You can bid for works from many of the Inception artists, painters & photographers, whilst supporting our charity partner My Name’5 Doddie. So, let’s get bidding, it’s all for a good cause.

The online charity auction will go live on 22 April 2024.

Kate Downie

Between Seasons - Kate Downie Talk

Join Scottish artist Kate Downie as she discusses her unique approach to the landscape through her drawing, printmaking and painting. Referencing the stunning landscape of Dalkeith Country Park and her continuing fascination with trees, Kate will talk about our changing relationship with nature post-covid and how this has affected her practice.

Between Seasons is running on Saturday 11 May from 14.30 ~ 15.30. This talk is ticketed and must be pre-booked. Ticket price £6 ~ includes entrance to Inception Art Show.

Inception returns to Dalkeith Palace in 2024, building on the success of previous Inception art exhibitions. Enjoy watching the highlights of our 2022 Inception Art Show.

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