About us

Nick Evans/Sculpture Placement Group | Outer Spaces: Wester Hailes
Pandora Vaughan | Outer Spaces: Motherwell
Bliss | Outer Spaces: Weatherford House, Aberdeen
Gossip Collective | Outer Spaces: Stirling
Circus Artspace | Outer Spaces: Inverness

Outer Spaces is a national charity with a vision for new, local, culture-led neighbourhood and community renewal.

We believe that the arts have the power to transform communities and enrich lives, and that everyone should have the right to experience and participate in the arts.

We take on vacant commercial properties on a temporary basis and use them to offer artists a unique environment where they can work in new ways and stretch their practice without any prescribed outcomes. This spirit of possibility guides our programming with artists and the cultural impact we want to have in the towns and cities where we work.



Outer Spaces | Henderson Row, Edinburgh

Repurposing redundant property as space for art



Helen Deevy: Project Coordinator

Shân Edwards: Director and CEO

Colin Farquhar: Head of Operations

Meg James: Spaces Manager

Svetlana Panova: Spaces Coordinator

Sarah-Manning Shaw: National Programme Director

Paul Thomson: Finance and Operations Director


Mike Benson

Jacqui Burke

Murray Steele

Photos ©Outer Spaces, the artists, Phoebe McBride & Evija Laivina