The gallery is temporarily closed for
refurbishment. However the room in which major exhibitions are
normally staged is to re-open for three weeks during the Edinburgh
Festival, 2009, so that viewers can see the 'Rough Cut Nation'
The National Galleries of Scotland describes this
"Artists involved in Rough Cut Nation' will
take as thier starting point William Hole's original decorative mural
scheme, which fills the entrance hall with figures and events from
They will use the full armory of street-art
techniques, including spray paint, stencils, stickers, emulsion, rollers,
brushes, pens, digital projections and fly-posters to create a temporary,
multilayered, wall-based installation in the now empty Gallery space."