Now in its ninth consecutive season, Nightpiece continues to platform exciting filmmakers from across the globe.
Exhibition: The Art of Illumination.
Norse stories form the inspiration for this performance by Nordic Viola.
Eight: The symbol of the infinite; of ancient understandings, timeless and boundless.
Algorithms are art.
The Bugle is a project supporting people affected by homelessness and its surrounding issues to express themselves in art and writing.
Painting the Way of the Cross.
Pangu is a 50-minute physical dance play based on a Chinese mythic story in the Classic of Mountain and Seas.
Relaxing, joyful life-drawing sessions hosted by Revolting Rosy Pendlebaby starring a different Fringe artist muse every day! Are you drowning in the creative outpourings of others…
First run in 1861, this exhibition is one of the oldest and longest running photographic salons in the world.
The Loving Earth Project, started by a few Quakers in 2019, now comprises over 400 textile panels exploring responses to climate change and environmental breakdown.
The 70+ artists/makers of the buzzing Coburg House open their studios to the public.
The West End Fair returns to the stunning grounds of St John’s Church.
Returning to Edinburgh Southside’s historic East Crosscauseway, Irene, Kate, Tricia and John once again bring colour with a dash of monochrome to the Whitespace Gallery.
Come and visit Edinburgh’s Sistine Chapel, and see the beautiful, scintillating mural scheme by celebrated arts and crafts artist Phoebe Anna Traquair.
Contemporary arts in a historic setting.
Following on from the success of last year’s Fringe show, Michael will again open his Georgian townhouse to visitors.
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‘Unsettling yet captivating’ (Alt A Review).
A twisted, memoiristic fairytale, blending theatrical storytelling, with Flore Gardner’s animated and live (on-stage) drawings.
Peter Davis works from the almost deserted location of Silwick in West Mainland of Shetland, where he is surrounded by unobstructed seaviews and dramatic cliffs.
Duncan Shanks finds his subject in his riverside garden in the Clyde Valley, painting the changing seasons with an emotional engagement that chronicles the constant cycle of loss a…
Australian ceramicist Kirsten Coelho presents her first solo exhibition, Uncertain Cadence, with The Scottish Gallery.
World-renowned tapestry studio Dovecot presents the life and work of Renaissance Master Raphael (1483–1520) in a landmark digital exhibition and tapestry marking his 500th annive…
Following the recent deposit of the landmark archive of acclaimed street photographer Robert Blomfield (1938–2020) at the Centre for Research Collections, this exhibition celebra…
Alison Kinnaird is an internationally acclaimed visual artist and musician.
This incredible retrospective spans 20th-century British artist Hepworth’s entire career.
Now in its 8th consecutive season, Nightpiece continues to platform exciting filmmakers from across the globe.
Contemporary Edinburgh artist Davy Macdonald showcases a stunning new collection of abstract, conceptual and fine art oil paintings inspired by the ancient standing stones of Calla…
Lunchtime lecture: Scottish Religious Art in Paint and Glass: Robert Scott Lauder’s Christ Teacheth Humility.
Dramatic, visceral collision of live music, painting and architecture, created by acclaimed Russian artist Maria Rud with punk rock legend Fay Fife (Rezillos) and Martin Metcalfe (…
Experience Quality Yard’s unique 360° outdoor street art painted courtyard exhibition of new artworks by Scottish street art and contemporary artists in the heart of Leith’s old t…
The title of the exhibition, ReCollect, reflects upon the process of both artists.
Welcome to The Adam Pottery on the corner of Saxe-Coburg Street and Henderson Row where you will find an exciting array of ceramics on display in the sunny gallery, each piece bein…
Visit Edinburgh’s Sistine Chapel and see the beautiful, scintillating mural scheme by celebrated arts and crafts artist Phoebe Anna Traquair.
Last time, EdinburghGuide.
Dazzle, in its 40th year, returns showing 53 contemporary jewellers working in a variety of materials and a range of prices.
The Scottish Gallery presents their Festival Exhibition Programme featuring a major exhibition of Joan Eardley to mark the centenary of her birth alongside further exhibitions; The…
Crescent House, the brand-new art townhouse and residence designed and curated by Scottish artist Michael Worobec, showing a retrospective of his paintings and prints.
What! Art Collective explore the beautiful inner landscape of the church as a contemplative yet dynamic exhibition space through pictures, projections, sound and words.
The Life of Hokusai: a freak or a great artist? This work takes you on a non-verbal journey that depicts the anguished inner life of Hokusai through dance, Japanese traditional ins…
Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop! tells the story of Edinburgh native Archie Brennan (1931-2019) in the first major retrospective exhibition of his work.
A first major solo show in five years from Bulgarian-born, Edinburgh-based artist Diana Savova, featuring over 30 new works in ink, oil and acrylic with surreal motifs resonating w…
Alison Kinnaird has an international reputation as a glass artist and exponent and teacher of the Scottish harp.
A showcase exhibition from the 70+ residents of the buzzing Coburg House studio complex.
An exhibition of art and calligraphy during the festival in one of Edinburgh’s very beautifully decorated Victorian episcopal churches (high Anglican).
Returning to the historic East Crosscauseway, Irene Campbell and John Nowak bring colour with a dash of monochrome in an exhibition of their paintings, prints and textiles.
Be Water is a presentation of Chen Qi’s monumental and immersive print installation, first displayed at the 58th Venice Biennale, accompanied by a stunning collection of woodblock …
The popular From Shanghai with Love fashion show and exhibition will come back this year for the third time, bringing silk garments from China’s famous Silk Road combined with cu…
Edinburgh artist Davy Macdonald showcases a stunning new collection of abstract, conceptual and fine art oil paintings.
Hosted by director Al Carretta and now in its sixth year, if you love independent film, then Nightpiece is the event to attend.
Supported by the Polar Academy, their school and their families, 10 young people from Bathgate Academy committed fully to a programme that included regular physical training over t…
For centuries, the art of stained glass has embellished places of worship.
From its start, the Piccolo Teatro Nexonnais has desired to establish theatre plays whose content evokes deeper aspects of the human comedy.
The award-winning Stage 32, from Vermont, USA presents a creation story about creativity itself.
All abilities life drawing accompanied by live music at the Pianodrome – a playable amphitheatre constructed entirely from upcycled pianos.
When you visit The Adam Pottery you will find much more than your everyday ceramics exhibition.
In a world where we learn to hate the bodies of others and fear our own, MUSE offers a chance to find them instead.
Come and visit Edinburgh’s Sistine Chapel and see the beautiful, scintillating mural scheme by celebrated arts and crafts artist Phoebe Anna Traquair.
Hard-hitting piece of inclusive theatre exploring the untold stories and unseen struggles of people with additional needs.
Please help. I am trapped in a cardboard supermarket.
A showcase from the 70+ residents of the buzzing Coburg House art studio complex.
Experience Quality Yard’s unique 360° street art courtyard and exhibition space featuring new works by Scottish street art and contemporary artists in the heart of Leith’s old tow…
125 makers, artists and designers exhibiting their latest creations in a spectacular outdoor setting.
Alison Kinnaird has an international reputation as an artist working in glass.
Already stocking nearly 60 local and UK artists, illustrators and makers, Resident Asperger Artist, blogger and local character Garry Mckenzie has curated a unique collection of ar…
Law impacts on people’s daily lives in numerous ways, but we can often feel remote from it.
Water Art is not painted nor drawn by Piney Lady, it is created by wild Scottish Highland rivers and streams as they twist and weave their way around and over rocks and the shallow…
Phoebe Traquair’s vivid arts and crafts murals (painted 1888-1892) include allegorical and religious images, portraits of leading figures, choir and clergy of the day and images of…
Written on an arch, Julie Cope’s Grand Tour: The Story of a Life by Grayson Perry, gives the sense of entering a house, secret garden or place of habitation.
This exhibition features two artists whose creative work is inspired by beachcombings.
#GetDrawnIn by Vincent van Gogh while he paints an intimate portrait of his life.
Delve into the archives of Dunfermline College of Physical Education, Scottish gymnastics and influential dance pioneer Margaret Morris (1891-1980) and discover Scotland’s signif…
A spectacular exhibition of West African tribal, ceremonial and performance masks and exquisite ethically sourced tribal textiles.
The show brings together a world record holder, an illustrator of the year and a published author: Via Fang (Taiwan) is an award-winning and internationally published illustrator.
An ambitious cross-artform project by artist, composer and performer Hanna Tuulikki, investigating deer mimesis within traditional dance, specifically the Yaqui Deer Dance in Mexic…
Enjoy a glorious summer exhibition of paintings by Scottish Artists.
Each of these award-winning artists traverse their own routes across the boundaries between fine art and craft, challenging context and materiality.
Bring home a part of Edinburgh’s unique style with original paintings, ceramics, jewellery by Edinburgh artists you won’t find anywhere else.
A visit to a Bridget Riley exhibition is the closest thing to a "trip" a non-narcotic taker can experience.
The Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art play host to the first-ever survey exhibition of collage in the world.
A sensory series of visual, sonic and kinetic installations inspired by blanket bog in the Scottish highlands, Cryptic take you on a captivating journey to Caithness and Sutherland…
Alpha Art is an independent contemporary gallery established in 2006.
The hypnopompic boy king slam-dunks a sleepover-themed show so hard the hoop disintegrates.
Returning for the 16th year is the show that makes a difference – come along and help to raise vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Join us in the stunning Playfair Library for this combined exhibition and fashion show.
Rangoli is an Indian decorative art form traditionally designed and created by women to reflect the natural world.
The link between imaginary and existing worlds is explored by 23 visionaries in a range of media.
E and V are women, or so they think.
Flower arranging is a superb, but neglected art.
Mister Ellody has quietly kept his accordion shop going on the High Street for generations.
Given how many inhabited his life, Picasso’s Women is but a mere glimpse from one side of the bed into what they endured.
People who live with, work and volunteer in The Salvation Army’s Homelessness Services Units in Scotland participated in a big Paint Off on Friday 18th May.
Coro 18 returns with this baroque masterpiece.
Lucy Jones, established Edinburgh artist, captures the spirit of Edinburgh in her mixed media paintings and collages of the classical Georgian architecture.
This exhibition of ceramics could be on show in any gallery anywhere but what makes it special to many of our visitors is it being held in a working pottery.
Seventy contemporary artists/makers open their studios to the public.
125 makers, artists and designers will be exhibiting their latest creations.
Liberty Lates is a Thursday night late access to Liberty Art Fabrics and Fashion at a special reduced ticket price for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Last year Gadsby won every major live comedy award.
Based upon the letters of Vincent and Theo and Adeline Ravoux’s memoirs of Vincent’s stay in Auvers-sur-Oise, DeForest sets the record straight on a true artist’s personal stru…
Ian Scott Massie has fond childhood memories of Scotland.
The vividly stunning screen show of BRUSH Theatre.
Featuring Copernicus’ 1543 ground-breaking book On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres, meteorites, star charts, scientific instruments and Katie Paterson’s contemporary artwor…
Emil Nolde was one of the greatest colourists of the twentieth century.
This exhibition by acclaimed British artist Tacita Dean takes performance as its theme.
Traquair’s vivid murals (painted 1888-1892) include religious and allegorical images, portraits of leading figures, the choir and clergy of the day, and images of the natural world…
This exclusive new exhibition, which will only be shown in Edinburgh, reveals how the taste for Rembrandt’s work in Britain evolved over the past 400 years.
Nàdar / Prakriti is the first solo UK exhibition by Indian artist Ravi Agarwal.
See the extraordinary world of the Fringe through the eyes of schoolchildren from across Scotland at this free exhibition of entries in the 2018 Fringe Schools Poster Competition, …
Ollie Dook will create his first outdoor work as part of Jupiter Artland’s programme to support emerging artists in the production of outdoor work.
Returning for the 15th year is the art show where you can make a difference – come along and you’ll be raising vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
In 1891, the genius inventor Nikola Tesla tamed lightning with his Tesla coil, a device that renders electricity visible.
Come join the stand-up legend and punk poet for a daily dose of iPad-driven art fun.
‘Evocative, inspirational’ ***** (EdinburghGuide.
One of Scotland’s great contemporary artists discusses his career.
A unique fusion of art, poetry, projections, music and theatre.
Visit Topman Edinburgh Princes Street every Saturday in August for live art with Scottish illustrator and artist Conzo Throb.
Visit Topshop Edinburgh Princes Street every Saturday in August for live art with Scottish illustrator and printmaker Tori Grey.
Explores through the media of painting and printmaking our interaction with the natural world – its history, mythology and fragility.
Welcome to our long-established Fringe exhibition, where visitors can not only enjoy our exciting show of ceramics but also visit us backstage in our studios.
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Jennifer Thomson launches her exciting new collection of Edinburgh paintings.
Alpha Art Gallery presents a collection of the latest original paintings and prints by Ron Lawson, an artist widely regarded as Scotland’s most distinctive contemporary painter.
This is a collaboration of stunt and colour: the first of its kind in the world.
A display of illustration and mixed media artworks by Adelaide-based artist, Stephanie Mitchell.
David Huntsberger’s stand-up show is problematic as a comedy show as it has very little resembling a joke.
A light-hearted lecture on the German Renaissance’s coolest dude, Albrecht Dürer.
Presented across Inverleith House and the Front Range glasshouse at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Plant Scenery of the World aims to evoke the theatrical, awe-inspiring, utop…
Brazilian artist Jac Leirner presents her first solo exhibition in Scotland, bringing work from major collections together with new work made especially for Edinburgh audiences.
Painted 1888-1892 and restored in 1998, Traquair’s acclaimed murals illustrate the canticle Benedicite Omnia Opera.
Curated by Sarah Lowndes, New Edition is a group exhibition displaying newly commissioned printed works by Museums Press, Poster Club and Emer Tumilty.
See the extraordinary world of the Fringe through the eyes of schoolchildren from across Scotland at this free exhibition of entries in the 2017 Fringe Schools Poster Competition.
Bringing together more than 80 paintings by an almost forgotten generation of artists, this exhibition explores the figurative tradition in British art between the two World Wars.
Only four years after the invention of photography was announced to the world in 1839, two Scots had mastered the new medium and were producing works of breathtaking skill in extra…
An exhibition of illustrated works by students and graduates of Edinburgh College of Art.
This major exhibition tells the real story of the rise and fall of the Jacobites.
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This exciting annual art show, now in its 14th year, is held in the beautiful surroundings of Bonhams auction house in the New Town.
A spectacle of music, video, strobes, multimedia, animation in 3D and 2D, with treated and customised film, using colour effects, singing and flamenco percussion mixed with Scottis…
Try your hand at Chinese traditional painting calligraphy! Even state presidents won’t miss it during their visits in China.
New work from Edinburgh ceramicists Lara Scobie and Craig Mitchell. Highly recommended. For more information, vist: larascobie-ceramics.com and craigmitchellceramics.com.
A collaboration of five, Edinburgh based contemporary artists presents…Bonkers! Visual artists Abigail Smith, Clare Robertson, Freddie Thomas, Joan Stack and Roween Suess present…
The Terrestrial Sea highlights the ever-changing environments of Cromarty Firth through music and film.
Alfred Hitchcock has already firmly established that birds are terrifying beyond doubt.
‘Thought-provoking, visually beautiful and totally engaging’ **** (EdinburghGuide.
Contemporary visual artists Gillian Spanswick and Irene Campbell reference memory, moment, atmosphere, reflection and sound, presenting their work inspired by their individual sens…
What happens when British Sign Language poetry meets spoken word? Can a poem be performed in two entirely different languages at once and still make sense? And be good? To what ext…
Artist and lecturer Hilary Guise speaks about the significance and history of the colour red. Tea, coffee and pastries included afterwards.
What makes this ceramic exhibition special is that it is held within a collective working pottery.
Seventy artists/makers open their studios to the public.
Following 2015’s ‘outstanding’ five-star review (Edinburgh49.
Bubble-lovers will rejoice in this fun, immersive spectacle lead by the energetic assistant Ms Squeaky Bottom and the Nutty Professor himself.
Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter Fiona Crow presents her collection of self-penned songs accompanied by a full band, visual art and dance for a one-off Fringe production.
A week of arts and crafts events: an interactive art event unlike any other.
Many theatre companies oversell their wares with outrageous hyperbole.
As Mikey (Andrew Bridge) welcomes you to thePleasance Green, he’s very chatty, dressed in an unusual combination of sports shorts, a yellow jumper and a sparkly poncho.
Wave After Wave builds on a reputation for presenting new frontiers in digital art, cyanotype and screen print.
During thirty years of exhibitions programming Inverleith House has originated and presented some of the most memorable exhibitions ever staged in the UK, and achieved an internati…
Internationally renowned artist the Scottish Colourist, Cara Mckinnon Crawford, presents a collection of paintings from her travels in Scotland, France, Italy and Russia.
The Fruitmarket Gallery boasts “World class contemporary art at the heart of the city”.
The Celts exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland is well worth a visit.
Subtitled Collecting the Marvellous, this exhibition brings together some of the finest surrealist works of art from four legendary private collections, those of Roland Penrose, Ed…
The many extraordinary ways in which artists have portrayed themselves are explored in this exhibition, with over 150 self-portraits by over a hundred artists, across six centuries…
German artist Joseph Beuys (1921-1986) is best known for his actions, installations and sculptures, but first and foremost he was an artist who was interested in ideas: ideas about…
This summer’s blockbuster exhibition is an expansive survey of Impressionism, showcasing over 100 paintings from around the world.
See the vibrant world of the Fringe through the eyes of schoolchildren from across Scotland at this free exhibition of entries in the 2016 Fringe Schools Poster Competition, includ…
Art has long been a source of joy and comfort, both for creator and viewer.
Like independent film? You’ll love Nightpiece.
Live art every day.
Coburg Collective is an exciting festival exhibition featuring award-winning artists and makers from Edinburgh’s Coburg House Studios.
For the third year running, four artists from Edinburgh College of Art show their current works on paper.
Back to the National Galleries, iPad in hand, and ready to sketch, legendary stand-up, punk poet and sketchsmith Phill Jupitus invites you to join him each morning as he sketches a…
Figure and Spirit examines the physical and unseen aspects of the human figure in its relation to the inner person and soul.
Exhibit This! is a series of fast-paced scenes and monologues based on 50+ works in New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Dumfries and Galloway based printmaker Sarah Stewart creates fresh contemporary works inspired by patterns and typography found within her environment and found objects.
Legendary stand-up and original punk poet Phill Jupitus hosts two evenings of some of the best comedy Edinburgh has to offer, in the atmospheric environs of the Scottish National P…
Awkward Happiness is a reflection on the futility of happiness.
Unique, limited and very rare opportunity to visit Edinburgh artist in situ.
A Bohemian Banquet.
One hundred makers, artists and designers exhibiting their latest creations in a spectacular outdoor setting.
Growing up, my preacher man father made me draw Bible stories.
Learn the secrets of the cartoonists art with the award-winning creator of Clare in the Community (BBC Radio 4 and the Guardian) and Hamlet (the stage and in and around The Pleasan…
An adventure through creativity from representational to abstract.
Children’s entertainment should be brimming with energy, lovable and over-the-top characters, and enchanting tricks.
This special three room Artist Rooms exhibition is dedicated to works by renowned American artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997).
Since 1983 Dazzle has been showing up to 50 leading contemporary jewellery designers from all over the world.
Paint is thrown onto the naked body, as art and theatre combine in an explosion of colour and movement.
A selling exhibition of tribal, ceremonial and performance masks from Africa and Asia.
Young Curators from Fife College worked with Kirkcaldy Galleries in Fife during the Artist Rooms: Diane Arbus exhibition.
An exhibition of marble and bronze sculptures by the renowned Polish artist, in the sumptuous surroundings of Freemasons’ Hall Committee Room, is accompanied by an exhibition of …
Show your Hope is a mobile art exhibition by Dutch storyteller Mr Martin who has been travelling all over the world with a van full of paintings since 2003.
A rare opportunity to enjoy exclusive, after-hours access to the Scottish National Gallery’s world-class collection of masterpieces.
Jenny’s a mischievous little girl who loves playing with her Dad.
A series of personal portraits of extraordinary men.
Summerhall’s Meadow Galleries hosts the first Unlimited Exhibition: a collection of ambitious visual and mixed media installations by outstanding disabled artists.
Inverleith House will present the first ever exhibition in a UK public gallery by the late John Chamberlain (born 1927, Rochester, United States, died 2011).
A major solo exhibition of new work by British artist Phyllida Barlow, who is known for monumental sculptures made from simple materials.
Exhibition of fine Chinese silk embroidery by Su Embroidery Studio from Suzhou, China.
Painted 1888-1892, Traquair’s acclaimed murals, restored in 1998, illustrate the canticle Benedicite Omnia Opera.
In an innovative collaboration of depth and diversity, potter Paul Tebble, artist Anne Gilchrist and poet Elizabeth Burns respond to each other’s work and break down boundaries bet…
David Bailey has made an outstanding contribution to photography and visual art, creating consistently imaginative and thought-provoking portraits.
Edinburgh is a hotbed of street performance, pushy flyerers and hill-related exhaustion at this time of year.
Watercolours, oils and prints of Scottish landscapes and wildlife by artist Leo du Feu and Susan Smith. Open daily. www.rosl.org.uk
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