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St Mark's Art Exhibition

9 - 11th September 2022

St Mark's Church, 287 Portobello High Street

Friday 9th: 12-5pm, Saturday  10th: 10-5pm, Sunday 11th: 12-5pm
Free entrance. No booking required. Wheelchair accessible. 


Recent works by Nihad will feature as part of this exhibition in Portobello. 


Craigmillar Now Daily Myths Exhibition

16th August - 28th September 2021

Mondays and Tuesdays or by appointment, 10am-4pm 
No booking required

Nihad has been in residence at Craigmillar Now since November 2020. During this time, he has produced a series of captivating, large scale paintings depicting haunting figures and imaginary creatures, inspired by Kurdish myths and the Christian iconography of the former church space where they were made.

This project has been made possible thanks to the support of the City of Edinburgh Council and The Hope Scott Trust.

ArteEast Legacy Trilogy: Past, Present, Future

March 2021


Nihad’s work ‘Table’ is currently featuring in this online exhibition celebrating the ArteEast’s legacy as a forum for contemporary art practices from the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region and its diasporas.

Exhibition available online from March 7th – April 30th 2021 at

Craigmillar Now Artist-in-Residence

November 2020

Nihad is delighted to be the inaugural artist in residence for Craigmillar Now.

Rachael Cloughton, Craigmillar Now: ‘We are thrilled to be working with internationally renowned Syrian artist Nihad Al Turk through this artist residency and exhibition. Nihad lives in Craigmillar with his family and this project presents an exciting opportunity to support a local artist and showcase the extraordinary talent in the area. We are extremely proud to launch Craigmillar Now and reopen the local Art Centre with this collaboration.’

Nihad Al Turk said: “I am very pleased to join Craigmillar Now as their first artist-in-residence. I have been thinking about creating a new series of sculptures for some time but haven’t had the space or facilities to create them. I am also excited to collaborate on a new film and photographs with the artist Laurance Darwish.”

Read about this in the Edinburgh News here.

Creative Scotland Create: Inclusion funding

July 2020

Nihad has received funding to support his professional development as an artist in the UK through the Creative Scotland Create: Inclusion fund. Nihad has said: “This project will really help to support me to start working as a professional artist in Scotland, both by funding my work and enabling me to connect with other artists. The project will also help my wellbeing, by creatively expressing my experience of living under threat."

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