Construction works are currently on site to complete the final phase of Inverness Creative Academy which will introduce a large public exhibition and events space across two floors of the refurbished Assembly Hall to house our Arts Programme in the Highlands.

With Phase 1 of Inverness Creative Academy completed, our Arts Programme is currently being hosted in the beautifully refurbished Gym Hall of the 1913 Midmills building.

Current Arts Programme

Circus Artspace – ‘Above the Belt’
Exhibition Opening: Thursday 23rd January, 6-8pm
Exhibition Continues: 24th January – 2nd Feb 2020. Open every day 12-4pm (12-6pm Thursdays)
FeaturingAqsa Arif – Flora Lawrence – Jacob Littlejohn – Michaela McManus – Danielle Metcalfe-Shaw – Kieran Muir – Holly Osborne – Matthew Rimmer – Rosa Quadrelli

This latest showcase from Circus features 9 recent Painting and Printmaking graduates from Glasgow School of Art. Circus’ last intern, Holly Osborne, grew up in the Highlands and returned after 10 years in Glasgow. Her ongoing support from Circus has allowed her to curate a show and has been an opportunity to bring emerging artists from a range of disciplines to exhibit north of the central belt. Including painting, drawing, sculpture and ceramics, the show explores a variety of themes, from theatrical materiality, human consequence, post internet existence and the mundane, yet fun and fantastical qualities of life.

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About Circus Artspace
Wasps are working in partnership with Circus Artspace through providing them with use of the hall in Phase 1 of Inverness Creative Academy. Circus are an Inverness based arts collective committed to making contemporary art accessible to a broader Highland audience as well as supporting recent art graduates from the area. Many of Circus’ members are also artist tenants with studios in the Phase 1 building.

The Circus collective say “we are delighted to be working with Wasps as part of their Arts Enterprise programme. Many of us are studio holders and we want to help make the Inverness Creative Academy the vibrant heart of the visual arts scene in Highlands… it’s great to know that there is an enthusiastic community keen to have a dedicated space for contemporary visual arts in Inverness.

Audrey Carlin, Wasps Chief Executive said “working with Circus Artspace provides a really exciting opportunity to showcase contemporary art which is an integral part of the cultural scene in the Highlands. We are really looking forward to developing new audiences and opportunities for artists within the Inverness Creative Academy project. It will also be fantastic to invite the public inside the building to see contemporary artworks within the beautifully refurbished gym hall space.

The beautiful gym hall of Inverness Creative Academy is also available to hire for certain events. Please get in touch with our Property Manager, Catherine MacNeil for more information: | 01463 572 753