The Talbot Rice Gallery is part of the University of Edinburgh, in Scotland and was established in 1975. It takes its name from David Talbot Rice, the Watson Gordon Professor of Fine Art at the University of Edinburgh from 1934–1972.
The Gallery is based in the University's historic Old College by William Henry Playfair and receives funding from the Scottish Arts Council in addition to the University. The Gallery comprises three exhibition spaces: the light, modern and airy "White Gallery", housing around five main shows per annum; the historic "Georgian Gallery" with an interior by Playfair, which is home to the University's Torrie collection of Old Master paintings and the diminutive "Round Room" which provides a home to small ehibitions and experimental projects.
The Gallery web site states its commitment to "work by Scottish and International artists" and seeks to promote "knowledge, understanding and new ideas, realised through thematic exhibitions, events and publications." The Gallery is open to the public and admission is free. The website provides information on opening hours, current and previous exhibitions, lectures and events in addition to details of available catalogues and other publications.
Notable recent artists to exhibit at the Gallery include, Jamie Shovlin, David Batchelor, Paula Rego, and Lucy McKenzie and speakers at recent events have included noted art critic Robert Hughes.