1. Promoting contemporary art as integral part of culture in the Highlands;

  2. Artist-led ethos embedded in all we do;

  3. Valuing aspiration over previous experience;

  4. Developing a community of support, experimentation, exchange and ideas;

  5. Encouraging sharing of values and collaboration between art forms.


CIRCUS is a collective or practising, professional artists and producers committed to making contemporary art accessible to a broader Highland audience as well as supporting recent art graduates from our area. We are all based in Inverness and work across many different disciplines including painting, printmaking, sculpture, film and performance. 


The current artspace committee are:

Cat Meighan, Nicola Gear, Lorna Campbell, Kirsten Body, Shaun Fraser, Sadie Stoddart & Holly Osborne

Graduate Intern: Hester Grant


Let's not forget past committee members & interns: Suzie Eggins, Jack Kay 

Image courtesy of Rebecca Brown


CIRCUS Artspace was part of Creative Scotland's Crowdfunding Creatively pilot scheme with training & mentoring from Paved with Gold. 

Space supported by Wasps Studios as part of the Arts Enterprise Programme at Inverness Creative Academy.


Graduate Internship programme supported by funding from The Highland Society of London.

Huge thank you to all our Founding Supporters

for their donations: 

Jim Mooney, Cathy Shankland, Bobby McCarthy, Lorna Campbell, Anna Hawkins, Jack Kay, Fiona Percy, David Body, Philip Mallard, Jon Thomson, Linda Forsyth, Leon Patchett, Catherine Carr, Mairi Mcfadyen, Andrew Tognarelli, Alison Smith, Georgina Coburn, Sarah James-Gaukroger, Kirstie Cohen, Andrew Dawson, Roddy McKenzie, Ian Barr, Alex Ogilvie, Calum & Mairi Macaulay, Clive Brandon, Joanna Wright, Morag Smith, Alexandria Patience, Adrian Farrow, Catherine Feggans, Catherine MacNeil, Martin Minton, Julia Smith, Lindsay Dunbar, Gordon Dickson, Andy Macvicar & Marley the dog, Misha Somerville, Mike Smith & Jackie Cuddy, Shona & Colin Macduff-Duncan, Mary & Brian Rushby, Margie Ramsay, Anne Duncan, David Somerville, Karen Dick, Robert Reid, Micky Johnson, Graeme Roger, Lynne Strachan, Colin O'Brien, Ailsa Strange, Anne Christie, Andrew Christie, Janet Christie, Diana A Sykes, Mairi Benton, Amy Anderson, Ailsa Robertson, Matt Sillars, Sam Banister, Caroline Inckle, Frith & Peter Zerfahs, Jill Meighan, Mairi Strachan, Billy Kinnear, Rachel Fermi, Anna Low, Margaret Moore, Kirsteen Smith, Jean Urquhart, Polly Chapman, Lucy Woodley and Kaye Christie

CiRCUS ARTSPACE is the trading name of 

Creative Inverness Limited - a non profit making organisation.  Registered in Scotland, company number SC496380.