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Due to the closure of The Forest’s premisis on Bristo Place, Totalkunst has ended its prior incarnation.  Please look out for future projects and opportunities.  Many thanks to everyone who was involved.


Total Kunst is a volunteer run, open access gallery and Artist’s collective, located in the centre of Edinburgh.  A part of The Forest events space and café, TotalKunst is run by members of The Forest Visual Arts working group and is funded in full by the proceeds of the Forest’s café.

By providing space, funding and exposure free from commission charges, TotalKunst aims to promote the production and development of art from varied contexts and develop discussion between exhibiting artists and their audience. The gallery has an open submissions policy and welcomes proposals for exhibitions, one day performances, projects, events and workshops.

Our gallery is situated in the centre of Edinburgh, a street level space opening with a large window directly onto a busy street. While TotalKunst Gallery is its own discreet space, it is adjoined by Forest Café, a popular local whole food café and music space. This, and the position of the gallery ensure a steady stream of audience in the space during the opening hours from 10am to midnight daily.

The TotalKunst gallery is currently open to submissions.  Before submitting please read through our guidlines

The Gallery is run by the Forest Visual Arts working group which anyone can attend as long as they’re ready to help. We meet on the last Thursday of the month at 7pm.

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