Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop was established in 1987 by a group of artists as a centre for sculptural activities. No such resource existed then in Edinburgh and we are still a unique provider of sculpture and related visual arts facilities in the city.
Although the organisation is no longer artist-led, ESW has put in place management systems which ensure that their artistic development is informed directly by artists and their members. This means that the organisation remains in touch with contemporary practice and responsive to new developments and directions and that our services remain relevant to the needs of artists.
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Buses: Number 7 runs from the Bridges and number 11 from Princes Street, both to Newhaven Road. Buses 10 and 16 run from Tollcross and Princes Street to Lindsay Road.
Car: Limited parking is available on site (except during some events) with disabled parking beside the door. Access is from Hawthornvale, either from Newhaven Road (which crosses Ferry Road) or by turning onto it from Lindsay Road (opposite Chancelot Mill).
Innertube: accessible via Edinburgh's cycle innertube
Unfortunately ESW’s current building was not originally designed for public use. Although there is level access throughout the building there is a steep driveway leading down to the workshop. Please do call or email them if you would like further information relating to your specific needs.