Picasso's Women

Picasso's Women

Given how many inhabited his life, Picasso’s Women is but a mere glimpse from one side of the bed into what they endured. The great artist once observed, ‘There are two types of women - goddesses and doormats’... 

Sam Nicoresti's Bedtime

Sam Nicoresti's Bedtime

The hypnopompic boy king slam-dunks a sleepover-themed show so hard the hoop disintegrates. Comedy PR is 50% meretricious fighting talk, 50% photoshoot: so move over everyone – there’s a new confident cop in the dreamery... 

Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show

Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show

Returning for the 16th year is the show that makes a difference – come along and help to raise vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. The show includes a broad range of original paintings, drawings and prints in the beautiful surroundings of Bonhams Auction House... 

Rangoli: Art That Binds

Rangoli: Art That Binds

Rangoli is an Indian decorative art form traditionally designed and created by women to reflect the natural world. Designs are passed down generation to generation, and it is practised across social strata in India, bridging social and cultural divides... 

From Shanghai With Love

From Shanghai With Love

Join us in the stunning Playfair Library for this combined exhibition and fashion show. Discover elegant, enduring and electrifying qipao fashion Shanghai style through the ages and into the future... 

Dream Recall

Dream Recall

The link between imaginary and existing worlds is explored by 23 visionaries in a range of media. Edinburgh artists present quality contemporary art, illuminating the space between the peculiar and the beautiful... 

Like Drowning

Like Drowning

E and V are women, or so they think. But what is a woman anyway? Using artificial intelligence to generate characters, Like Drowning explores identity, abuse and the pervasive gender inequalities that still exist in today's society. 

Exhibition: Floral Art for the Feast Day of St Mary

Exhibition: Floral Art for the Feast Day of St Mary

Flower arranging is a superb, but neglected art. For this one-day exhibition on the Feast Day of Mary the Mother of Jesus, flower guilds from churches across Edinburgh are collaborating on six floral displays reflecting events in the life of the Virgin Mary... 

Sam Nicoresti's Bedtime

Sam Nicoresti's Bedtime

The hypnopompic boy king slam-dunks a sleepover-themed show so hard the hoop disintegrates. Comedy PR is 50% meretricious fighting talk, 50% photoshoot: so move over everyone – there’s a new confident cop in the dreamery... 

The Accordion Shop

The Accordion Shop

Mister Ellody has quietly kept his accordion shop going on the High Street for generations. One day, he steps out of his front door and witnesses and extraordinary incident: hundreds of young people are surging into the street, and they've all received the same text message on their phones which simply says 'Riot... 

Working Together for the Bigger Picture

Working Together for the Bigger Picture

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. They drew, painted, photographed and designed pieces of work that depicted part of their journey... 

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater

Coro 18 returns with this baroque masterpiece. The choral and instrumental ensemble is directed from the harpsichord by Neil Metcalfe. With soloists Lesley Bruce, Jenny Goss and Rachael Liddell the programme also includes works by Mozart... 

Abstracting the New Town

Abstracting the New Town

Lucy Jones, established Edinburgh artist, captures the spirit of Edinburgh in her mixed media paintings and collages of the classical Georgian architecture. A collector of old maps and books, Lucy constructs her works using relevant texts and images, creating unique building portraits, which have a literary as well as visual story... 

Clay 2018

Clay 2018

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. You are most welcome to come 'backstage' and enjoy meeting anyone currently at work... 

West End Fair

West End Fair

125 makers, artists and designers will be exhibiting their latest creations. The outdoor setting is spectacular, involving marquees and individual stalls all linked together by an ingenious series of walkways and ramps on many levels... 

Artists’ Open Studios and Exhibition

Artists’ Open Studios and Exhibition

Seventy contemporary artists/makers open their studios to the public. Quality contemporary paintings, ceramics, jewellery, wooden boxes, textiles, weaving, metalwork, printmaking, illustration/design, signwriting and much more! Also an exhibition in the gallery connected to the studios... 

Phoebe Anna Traquair Murals at the Mansfield Traquair Centre

Phoebe Anna Traquair Murals at the Mansfield Traquair Centre

Come and visit Edinburgh's Sistine Chapel and see the beautiful, scintillating mural scheme by celebrated arts and crafts artist Phoebe Anna Traquair. Painted between 1893 and 1901, and the largest of her mural schemes, every surface is covered with images of all kinds: humans, angels, animals, birds and, above all, patterns... 

Woogie Boogie

Woogie Boogie

The vividly stunning screen show of BRUSH Theatre. Fantastic ocean with a lyrical story and vivid illustration. Shiny, sandy beach with live sound effects. Touching story singing the sorrow of parting and expectation of new meeting... 

Caledonia: Spirit of Place

Caledonia: Spirit of Place

Ian Scott Massie has fond childhood memories of Scotland. Subsequently, he has come back for many sketching and painting visits. Ian’s atmospheric watercolours and original screen prints capture the spirit of Scotland: the skylines of town and cities, mesmerising vivid colours at sunset and the subtle greys of rainy days... 

Liberty Lates

Liberty Lates

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. Liberty Art Fabrics and Fashion is a major retrospective celebrating the innovative retailer and design studio Liberty London, brought to Scotland by Dovecot... 

Van Gogh Find Yourself #vgfy

Van Gogh Find Yourself #vgfy

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 struggle for humanity while creating art. 

Hannah Gadsby – No Bones About It

Hannah Gadsby – No Bones About It

Last year Gadsby won every major live comedy award. How do you follow that? You quit. Get serious. Write an art lecture about that massive blind spot in the male gaze. And make it hilarious... 

Phoebe Traquair Song School Murals – Free

Phoebe Traquair Song School Murals – Free

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... 

Rembrandt: Britain's Discovery of the Master

Rembrandt: Britain's Discovery of the Master

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. From early beginnings around 1630, it grew into a mania that gripped collectors and art lovers across the country, reaching a fever pitch in the late 18th century... 

Emil Nolde: Colour Is Life

Emil Nolde: Colour Is Life

Emil Nolde was one of the greatest colourists of the twentieth century. While he was passionate about his north German home near the Danish border with its immense skies, flat, windswept landscapes and storm-tossed seas, he was equally fascinated by the demi-monde of Berlin’s cafés and cabarets, the busy to and fro of tugboats in the port of Hamburg and the myriad of people and the places he saw on his trip to the South Seas in 1914. 

Astronomy Victorious

Astronomy Victorious

Featuring Copernicus’ 1543 ground-breaking book On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres, meteorites, star charts, scientific instruments and Katie Paterson’s contemporary artwork Timepieces, this exhibition charts our fascination with, exploration of and responses to outer space. 

Tacita Dean

Tacita Dean

This exhibition by acclaimed British artist Tacita Dean takes performance as its theme. From the early Foley Artist (1996) – a celebration of the unseen sound artists of film that scripts an imaginary film entirely through the efforts of two foley artists – to the bewilderingly intricate Event for a Stage (2015), in which actor Stephen Dillane delivers (in four conjoined performances) scripts given to him, page by page, by the artist, the exhibition examines performance and its relationship to narrative, the imagination and the collective effort of artist and audience in film, theatre, drawing and photogravure. 

Nàdar / Prakriti

Nàdar / Prakriti

Nàdar / Prakriti is the first solo UK exhibition by Indian artist Ravi Agarwal. Through new print commissions, Agarwal responds to current conversations about rural and urban sustainability and the various challenges posed to nature in Scotland and India... 

Fringe Schools Poster Exhibition

Fringe Schools Poster Exhibition

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, including the original artwork of the official 2018 Fringe posters. 

Ollie Dook: Of Landscape Immersion

Ollie Dook: Of Landscape Immersion

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. Focusing on Jupiter Artland's landscape, the animals and the parameters that house them, the artist will create a new work depicting the contained boundaries that form our visitor experience... 

Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show

Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show

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. This year for the first time the show will be introducing younger, emerging artists (18-25 years) alongside more established artists... 

XFRMR

XFRMR

In 1891, the genius inventor Nikola Tesla tamed lightning with his Tesla coil, a device that renders electricity visible. Artist Robbie Thomson harnesses the sonic capabilities of the Tesla coil to create a work as arresting as the scent of burning ozone and as lively as electricity itself... 

Paperwork 4

Paperwork 4

'Evocative, inspirational' ***** (EdinburghGuide.com) 'One of the best exhibitions in the Fringe' (Visitor review). Not to be missed. Once again three Edinburgh artists showcase their current works on paper... 

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

Come join the stand-up legend and punk poet for a daily dose of iPad-driven art fun. Every day, Phill pops up to sketch a work at one of the galleries. Come watch, chat or even bring your tablet along, and have a go too! No experience or art knowledge required... 

In Conversation With… David Mach

In Conversation With… David Mach

One of Scotland’s great contemporary artists discusses his career. Go on a journey with this material junkie through his manipulation of stuff from magazines, shoes, tyres and postcards to teddy bears, sea containers, gnomes and angels... 

Frost and Lorca

Frost and Lorca

A unique fusion of art, poetry, projections, music and theatre. Celebrated British abstract artist Sir Terry Frost spent a decade creating work inspired by Federico Garcia Lorca, producing the beautiful Lorca portfolio: 11 poems in both Spanish and English each accompanied by an original etching by Frost (father of seasoned Fringe performer Stephen Frost)... 

David Huntsberger: Big Nothingness

David Huntsberger: Big Nothingness

David Huntsberger’s stand-up show is problematic as a comedy show as it has very little resembling a joke. The humour throughout seems to consist only in pointing out how strange it would be if such and such a strange thing came about... 

Live Art at Topman

Live Art at Topman

Visit Topman Edinburgh Princes Street every Saturday in August for live art with Scottish illustrator and artist Conzo Throb. Head to Topman between 12pm and 6pm and collect your complimentary personalised Topman Fringe illustration designed exclusively by Conzo for Topman Edinburgh... 

Live Art at Topshop

Live Art at Topshop

Visit Topshop Edinburgh Princes Street every Saturday in August for live art with Scottish illustrator and printmaker Tori Grey. Head to Topshop between 12pm and 6pm and collect your complimentary personalised Topshop Fringe illustration designed exclusively by Tori for Topshop Edinburgh... 

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

Come join the stand-up legend and punk poet for a daily dose of iPad-driven art fun. Every day, Phill pops up to sketch a work at one of the galleries. Come watch, chat or even bring your tablet along, and have a go too! No experience or art knowledge required... 

A Land Unfolding

A Land Unfolding

Explores through the media of painting and printmaking our interaction with the natural world – its history, mythology and fragility. Artists: June Bell, Lynne Bingham, Alison Burt, Kristina Chan, Nicky Sanderson, Elizabeth Strong, Izzy Thomson and Katie H Watson... 

Phoebe Anna Traquair Murals

Phoebe Anna Traquair Murals

Come and visit Edinburgh's Sistine Chapel and see the beautiful, scintillating mural scheme by celebrated arts and crafts artist Phoebe Anna Traquair. Painted between 1893 and 1901, and the largest of her mural schemes, every surface is covered with images of all kinds: humans, angels, animals, birds and, above all, patterns... 

Clay 2017

Clay 2017

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. Here you can learn about our differing working methods, discover what inspires us, discuss technical problems and generally experience the reality of working with clay. 

A Brush With Colour in Edinburgh

A Brush With Colour in Edinburgh

Jennifer Thomson launches her exciting new collection of Edinburgh paintings. This series is as colourful as ever, illustrating her love for her hometown. Influenced by the upbeat positivity of Naive Art, this unique artist's take on the city will warm your heart and make you smile... 

Gareth Morinan: Brexitocracy (Explained With Graphs)

Gareth Morinan: Brexitocracy (Explained With Graphs)

Brexit Brexit Brexit Brexit Brexit Brexit Brexit Brexit Brexit Brexit Brexit Brexit Brexit Brexit Brexit Brexit graphical comedy Brexit Brexit Brexit Brexit Brexit Brexit Brexit Brexit Brexit Brexit Brexit Brexit Brexit death Brexit... 

Artists' Open Studios and Exhibition

Artists' Open Studios and Exhibition

Seventy contemporary artists/makers open their studios to the public. Quality contemporary paintings, ceramics, jewellery, wooden boxes, textiles, weaving, metalwork, printmaking, illustration/design and signwriting, with an exhibition in the gallery connected to the studios... 

Seven

Seven

A display of illustration and mixed media artworks by Adelaide-based artist, Stephanie Mitchell. On show in the lobby of the Village Hotel Edinburgh as part of the Made in Adelaide program. 

Alison Kinnaird MBE: Art in Glass

Alison Kinnaird MBE: Art in Glass

Alison Kinnaird has an international reputation as an artist working in glass. Her work ranges from small intimate pieces to large architectural installations and is included in many important public and private collections including the Scottish Parliament, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal Museums of Scotland... 

Ron Lawson Solo Exhibition

Ron Lawson Solo Exhibition

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. His unique and remarkable representation of the remote and majestic Scottish scenery has gained him an extraordinary reputation in the UK and abroad... 

Death City

Death City

This is a collaboration of stunt and colour: the first of its kind in the world. See the colourful splashes from the spectacular stunt actions. The wild action meets beautiful art. Installation art, martial arts tricks and street dance add more fun in every single scene... 

Albrecht Dürer: Renaissance Dude

Albrecht Dürer: Renaissance Dude

A light-hearted lecture on the German Renaissance's coolest dude, Albrecht Dürer. Active from the 1490s until 1522, he saw in his lifetime the discovery of the Americas, the first sea voyages to Asia and the seismic shift of the Reformation – all of which he responded to with warmth and humour in his work and numerous diaries... 

New Edition

New Edition

Curated by Sarah Lowndes, New Edition is a group exhibition displaying newly commissioned printed works by Museums Press, Poster Club and Emer Tumilty. The exhibition showcases the current, pioneering wave of Scotland-based artists working in print... 

Fringe Schools Poster Exhibition

Fringe Schools Poster Exhibition

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. Featuring the three winning designs that made it onto the cover of the 70th anniversary Fringe Programme, plus our Creative Stars Award winners and shortlisted entries from 14 regions across Scotland... 

Phoebe Traquair Song School Murals – Free

Phoebe Traquair Song School Murals – Free

Painted 1888-1892 and restored in 1998, Traquair's acclaimed murals illustrate the canticle Benedicite Omnia Opera. Showing Pre-Raphaelite influence, they are a moving expression of faith... 

Jac Leirner

Jac Leirner

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. Rising to prominence in the 1990s, Leirner has made an international career with works that use the same everyday materials obsessively over and over again, combining them into astonishingly beautiful sculptures that reveal the material poetry of the mundane... 

Plant Scenery of the World

Plant Scenery of the World

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, utopian and naturalistic display of plants under glass... 

Drawn to Edinburgh

Drawn to Edinburgh

An exhibition of illustrated works by students and graduates of Edinburgh College of Art. Its theme is a sense of place and what makes Edinburgh unique. The first strand comprises a variety of styles and approaches to illustrating iconic buildings, reflecting the inspiration the city brings to young learners finding their place in their new home... 

Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

This major exhibition tells the real story of the rise and fall of the Jacobites. The Jacobite legend has an enduring fascination and now renewed global interest due to the Outlander books and television series... 

A Perfect Chemistry: Photographs by Hill and Adamson

A Perfect Chemistry: Photographs by Hill and Adamson

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 extraordinary quantities... 

True to Life – British Realist Painting in the 1920s and 1930s

True to Life – British Realist Painting in the 1920s and 1930s

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. It focuses on scrupulously detailed realist painting, part of a worldwide trend at the time, and features work by more than 50 artists... 

Nightpiece Film Festival

Nightpiece Film Festival

Like independent film? Support Nightpiece. In 2014 we presented 69 short films on an open access basis. In 2015, we curated the programme and received 2,101 submissions from 99 countries across the world, selecting 52 films of impeccable quality... 

Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show

Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show

This exciting annual art show, now in its 14th year, is held in the beautiful surroundings of Bonhams auction house in the New Town. It showcases work by recognised and emerging artists and jewellers... 

Nightpiece Film Festival

Nightpiece Film Festival

Like independent film? Support Nightpiece. In 2014 we presented 69 short films on an open access basis. In 2015, we curated the programme and received 2,101 submissions from 99 countries across the world, selecting 52 films of impeccable quality... 

The Sanctuary of the Minds

The Sanctuary of the Minds

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 Scottish folk and electronic... 

AART

AART

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. This is a workshop... 

The Birds#1. Corpses

The Birds#1. Corpses

Alfred Hitchcock has already firmly established that birds are terrifying beyond doubt. So you could be forgiven for thinking that this performance may hold the same emotive core. You would be wrong, they key failure to this piece is the lacking of any sort of emotive core... 

The Nutty Professor and His Amazing Magic Bubble Show

The Nutty Professor and His Amazing Magic Bubble Show

Bubble-lovers will rejoice in this fun, immersive spectacle lead by the energetic assistant Ms Squeaky Bottom and the Nutty Professor himself. This show fully lives up to the jubbly expectations set by its title and will surely provide a fun experience for any kids in the 7-and-under age group... 

Nightpiece Film Festival

Nightpiece Film Festival

Like independent film? Support Nightpiece. In 2014 we presented 69 short films on an open access basis. In 2015, we curated the programme and received 2,101 submissions from 99 countries across the world, selecting 52 films of impeccable quality... 

Along the Silk Road: Try Chinese Painting and Calligraphy!

Along the Silk Road: Try Chinese Painting and Calligraphy!

Try your hand at Chinese traditional painting calligraphy! Even state presidents won’t miss it during their visits in China. Chinese schoolchildren will demonstrate ink brush painting and writing, and then turn the brushes over to the audience... 

Contemporary Clay

Contemporary Clay

New work from Edinburgh ceramicists Lara Scobie and Craig Mitchell. Highly recommended. For more information, vist: larascobie-ceramics.com and craigmitchellceramics.com. 

Bonkers

Bonkers

A collaboration of five, Edinburgh based contemporary artists presents…Bonkers! Visual artists Abigail Smith, Clare Robertson, Freddie Thomas, Joan Stack and Roween Suess present an exhibition examining the different notions of Bonkers; inviting the viewer to join in a celebration of escapism... 

The Terrestrial Sea

The Terrestrial Sea

The Terrestrial Sea highlights the ever-changing environments of Cromarty Firth through music and film. In 2012 Mark Lyken was Artist in Residence at the Lighthouse Field Station, Cromarty, where he worked alongside the team of ecologists and recorded The Terrestrial Sea album... 

And Now…

And Now…

‘Thought-provoking, visually beautiful and totally engaging’ **** (EdinburghGuide.com). Reflecting on the sea change in Scotland in 2014, a tribe of lost souls enter an ethereal Neverland, where present generations glimpse the promise waiting when we finally grow up – if, indeed, this is desirable at all... 

Blink

Blink

Contemporary visual artists Gillian Spanswick and Irene Campbell reference memory, moment, atmosphere, reflection and sound, presenting their work inspired by their individual sense of place... 

On Ego by Mick Gordon

On Ego by Mick Gordon

Many theatre companies oversell their wares with outrageous hyperbole. Mind Over Matter Theatre Collective has done quite the opposite in their understated description. On Ego is a towering work of theatrical achievement that potently combines remarkable acting with moving effects... 

DeafFirefly: Playing with Poetry

DeafFirefly: Playing with Poetry

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 extent should each language 'make way' for the other? Are there other ways to make a poem 'accessible'? And can it be fun? Donna Williams aka DeafFirefly invites the lingually curious to join her to find out as she performs poetry in both BSL and English, in some cases at the same time... 

The Colour Red: Its Sacred and Secular Meaning

The Colour Red: Its Sacred and Secular Meaning

Artist and lecturer Hilary Guise speaks about the significance and history of the colour red. Tea, coffee and pastries included afterwards. 

Phoebe Anna Traquair Murals

Phoebe Anna Traquair Murals

Come and visit Edinburgh's Sistine Chapel and see the beautiful, scintillating mural scheme by celebrated arts and crafts artist Phoebe Anna Traquair. Painted between 1893 and 1901, and the largest of her mural schemes, every surface is covered with images of all kinds: humans, angels, animals, birds and, above all, patterns... 

Clay 2016

Clay 2016

What makes this ceramic exhibition special is that it is held within a collective working pottery. We welcome visitors to our studios and are happy to discuss our working methods and concepts... 

Artists' Open Studios and Exhibition

Artists' Open Studios and Exhibition

Seventy artists/makers open their studios to the public. Quality contemporary paintings, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, wooden boxes, metalwork, printmaking, illustration, architecture and garden design... 

Beached

Beached

Following 2015’s ‘outstanding’ five-star review (Edinburgh49.org), Liz returns, exploring the sea’s edge through legend, environment and flotsam’s intrigues. Mediums include bronze, ceramic and papier-mâché... 

Damián Ortega

Damián Ortega

The Fruitmarket Gallery boasts “World class contemporary art at the heart of the city”. No exhibition could justify that claim more than the current display by Damián Ortega. It must be regarded as a major coup for the Fruitmarket to host the new works that constitute States of Time by the man who stands in the current line of succession to internationally renowned Mexican artists from Rivera to Orozco... 

The Great Scottish Make Off

The Great Scottish Make Off

A week of arts and crafts events: an interactive art event unlike any other. Watch artists make with limited time, materials tools – the ultimate product is limited only by imagination... 

Made to Love

Made to Love

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. Made to Love is an autobiographical journey of faith influenced by a range of musical genres. 

Celts

Celts

The Celts exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland is well worth a visit. Entry to the museum as a whole is free, but buy a ticket for the current exhibition and you’ll come out with a richer knowledge of the enigmatic Celts and what they mean for us today... 

Wave After Wave

Wave After Wave

Wave After Wave builds on a reputation for presenting new frontiers in digital art, cyanotype and screen print. The show focuses primarily on recent work from Graphter Jim and Ursula Cheng. 

I Still Believe in Miracles: Thirty Years of Inverleith House

I Still Believe in Miracles: Thirty Years of Inverleith House

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 international reputation for timeliness and originality... 

Inspiring Impressionism: Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh

Inspiring Impressionism: Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh

This summer’s blockbuster exhibition is an expansive survey of Impressionism, showcasing over 100 paintings from around the world. Through a series of fascinating and surprising juxtapositions, this show highlights the interactions and mutual influence between three key artists: Charles Francis Daubigny, a hitherto-overlooked painter, who anticipated and influenced many Impressionist practices, whilst supporting and inspiring many of the younger Impressionists... 

Fringe Schools Poster Exhibition

Fringe Schools Poster Exhibition

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, including the winning poster by twelve-year-old Ruth Mackenzie... 

Artist Rooms: The Drawings of Joseph Beuys

Artist Rooms: The Drawings of Joseph Beuys

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 how the world, both natural and social, functioned, and how the latter could be improved... 

The Collection

The Collection

Internationally renowned artist the Scottish Colourist, Cara Mckinnon Crawford, presents a collection of paintings from her travels in Scotland, France, Italy and Russia. Cara is recognised for her dramatic paintings of Scotland which appear in collections worldwide... 

Phoebe Traquair Song School Murals – Free

Phoebe Traquair Song School Murals – Free

Painted 1888-1892 and restored in 1998, Traquair's acclaimed murals illustrate the canticle Benedicite Omnia Opera. Showing Pre-Raphaelite influence, they are a moving expression of faith... 

Surreal Encounters: Collecting the Marvellous

Surreal Encounters: Collecting the Marvellous

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, Edward James, Gabrielle Keiller and Ulla and Heiner Pietzsch... 

Facing the World: Self-Portraits from Rembrandt to Ai Weiwei

Facing the World: Self-Portraits from Rembrandt to Ai Weiwei

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, featuring everything from oil paintings to Instagram selfies... 

Nightpiece Film Festival

Nightpiece Film Festival

Like independent film? You’ll love Nightpiece. Since 2010 an ethos of stage to screen production has helped translate everything we delivered as theatre in previous Fringes into feature or short films... 

Milk and Honey?

Milk and Honey?

Art has long been a source of joy and comfort, both for creator and viewer. This is reflected in the title of this year's exhibition, Milk and Honey? A wide and exciting range of work by both recognised and emerging artists will be on show and for sale along with unique designer jewellery... 

Lee Miller and Picasso

Lee Miller and Picasso

Edinburgh is a hotbed of street performance, pushy flyerers and hill-related exhaustion at this time of year. The National Galleries of Scotland offer a range of beautifully curated free collections - each a delightful sanctuary away from the frenzy... 

The Great Scottish Make Off - Free

The Great Scottish Make Off - Free

Live art every day. Live music every evening. What can artists create when they are restricted? The Great Scottish Make Off is an interactive art event unlike any other. We are exploring how artists work within limitations... 

The Great Scottish Make Off - Free

The Great Scottish Make Off - Free

Live art every day. Live music every evening. What can artists create when they are restricted? The Great Scottish Make Off is an interactive art event unlike any other. We are exploring how artists work within limitations... 

Paperwork 2

Paperwork 2

For the third year running, four artists from Edinburgh College of Art show their current works on paper. Accessible and affordable, these new drawings, prints and paintings on paper excite the eye and engage the mind... 

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

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 favourite work, live... 

Coburg Collective

Coburg Collective

Coburg Collective is an exciting festival exhibition featuring award-winning artists and makers from Edinburgh’s Coburg House Studios. 16 Scottish contemporary artists will be showing their work for the first time in the Dundas Street Gallery... 

Figure and Spirit

Figure and Spirit

Figure and Spirit examines the physical and unseen aspects of the human figure in its relation to the inner person and soul. Elements of the physical form and its partial ability yet inability to express dimensions of human existence and experience... 

Exhibit This!

Exhibit This!

Exhibit This! is a series of fast-paced scenes and monologues based on 50+ works in New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Watch as the sculptures, paintings, and cultural artifacts come to life to divulge their secrets, share about their love affairs, and even try to sneak out of the front doors! The trouble is not limited to the artwork: the museum guards and guides have their own tales to tell... 

Sarah Stewart

Sarah Stewart

Dumfries and Galloway based printmaker Sarah Stewart creates fresh contemporary works inspired by patterns and typography found within her environment and found objects. Her work embraces the past, the thrown away and pre-loved seeking to challenge our perceptions of the past, rekindle our memories and instil a sense of nostalgia... 

Nightpiece Film Festival

Nightpiece Film Festival

Like independent film? You’ll love Nightpiece. Since 2010 an ethos of stage to screen production has helped translate everything we delivered as theatre in previous Fringes into feature or short films... 

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

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 favourite work, live... 

Comedy at the Portrait Gallery

Comedy at the Portrait Gallery

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 Portrait Gallery. 

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

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 favourite work, live... 

Awkward Happiness

Awkward Happiness

Awkward Happiness is a reflection on the futility of happiness. We have an uncanny ability to find lovers with demons complementary to our own. Is happiness something that we seek in another person? This moving and thought-provoking physical performance is inspired by themes from Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being and Bruckner’s Perpetual Euphoria... 

The Nutty Professor and his Amazing Magic Bubble Show

The Nutty Professor and his Amazing Magic Bubble Show

Children's entertainment should be brimming with energy, lovable and over-the-top characters, and enchanting tricks. The Nutty Professor has perhaps lost touch with his nuttiness over the years, because he gives a tired performance which implies he doesn't even want to be there... 

Show Your Hope

Show Your Hope

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. The idea is simple - Mr Martin works with international artists providing them with a small canvas and asks them to respond to the phrase ‘show your hope’ in whatever way they see best... 

Visit the Artist

Visit the Artist

Unique, limited and very rare opportunity to visit Edinburgh artist in situ. View work – both complete and in process. Talk personally to the artist. Delicious refreshments provided... 

Unexpected Excesses

Unexpected Excesses

A Bohemian Banquet. Jan and Liz invite you to their feast for the eyes; a cornucopia of bronzes, couture embroidery, porcelain, wearable art, papier-mache and body adornments set around a banqueting table... 

West End Fair

West End Fair

One hundred makers, artists and designers exhibiting their latest creations in a spectacular outdoor setting. Go to www.westendfair.co.uk for images from previous years and for information on this year's exhibitors... 

Markus Birdman – Grimm Realities

Markus Birdman – Grimm Realities

Growing up, my preacher man father made me draw Bible stories. I don’t remember the stories, but I draw great. My previous shows had short jokes, and tall stories. I thought it was high time to combine these with my drawings... 

Artists’ Open Studios and Exhibition

Artists’ Open Studios and Exhibition

Seventy contemporary artists/makers open their studios to the public. Quality contemporary paintings, ceramics, jewellery, wooden boxes, textiles, weaving, metalwork, printmaking illustration/design, signwriting, architecture and landscape design... 

A Walk in Colour with Mimoza

A Walk in Colour with Mimoza

An adventure through creativity from representational to abstract. From dark to light, the colours are walking together. Philosophy feeds Mimoza's imagination as her thoughts are expressed in colour... 

Release Your Inner Cartoonist

Release Your Inner Cartoonist

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 Pleasance)... 

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

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 favourite work, live... 

Artist Rooms Roy Lichtenstein

Artist Rooms Roy Lichtenstein

This special three room Artist Rooms exhibition is dedicated to works by renowned American artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997). Lichtenstein was one of the most groundbreaking and influential artists of the 20th century... 

Dazzle Jewellery Exhibition and Nuno Scarves

Dazzle Jewellery Exhibition and Nuno Scarves

Since 1983 Dazzle has been showing up to 50 leading contemporary jewellery designers from all over the world. 3,000 pieces. This year we are adding a new dimension – the much sought after world-famous Japanese handmade scarves by Nuno Textiles... 

Liberation

Liberation

Paint is thrown onto the naked body, as art and theatre combine in an explosion of colour and movement. Liberation is a theatrical dissection of modern life, an exploration into what it means to be liberated... 

Fife Youth Arts Hub Gallery

Fife Youth Arts Hub Gallery

Young Curators from Fife College worked with Kirkcaldy Galleries in Fife during the Artist Rooms: Diane Arbus exhibition. These young artists crafted an exhibition that showcased the legacy of Diane Arbus and led to a greater understanding of the impact of her work... 

Sensuality in Marble and Bronze

Sensuality in Marble and Bronze

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 drawings in the Mysterious hallway... 

Incognito: The Art of Disguise

Incognito: The Art of Disguise

A selling exhibition of tribal, ceremonial and performance masks from Africa and Asia. 

The Overcoat

The Overcoat

Jenny's a mischievous little girl who loves playing with her Dad. But he has to put on his business suit, pick up his briefcase and go to work. When Jenny grabs hold of his overcoat to stop him leaving, a thread unravels, becoming the start of a magical world of adventure and discovery... 

All the King's Men Photo Exhibition

All the King's Men Photo Exhibition

A series of personal portraits of extraordinary men. Photography exhibition by London based photographer Dee King featuring colourful close-ups. Includes some well known figures from front and backstage at the Fringe, as well as other men across the arts and beyond... 

Unlimited Exhibition

Unlimited Exhibition

Summerhall’s Meadow Galleries hosts the first Unlimited Exhibition: a collection of ambitious visual and mixed media installations by outstanding disabled artists. Unlimited offers talented disabled artists funds and mentoring support to develop, produce and show ambitious work... 

Gallery Suppers: An Artistic Tour of Europe with Scottish Culinary Dinner

Gallery Suppers: An Artistic Tour of Europe with Scottish Culinary Dinner

A rare opportunity to enjoy exclusive, after-hours access to the Scottish National Gallery's world-class collection of masterpieces. Experience an art expert tour and talk in the Scottish National Gallery with a Prosecco reception... 

John Chamberlain

John Chamberlain

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). Chamberlain is best known for his use of automobile parts in the creation of powerful, large-scale metal sculptures... 

Leo du Feu and Susan Smith

Leo du Feu and Susan Smith

Watercolours, oils and prints of Scottish landscapes and wildlife by artist Leo du Feu and Susan Smith. Open daily. www.rosl.org.uk 

Phyllida Barlow: set

Phyllida Barlow: set

A major solo exhibition of new work by British artist Phyllida Barlow, who is known for monumental sculptures made from simple materials. Physically impressive and materially insistent, Barlow’s sculptures are inspired by engaging with the outside world, and with the experience of living and looking... 

Bailey's Stardust

Bailey's Stardust

David Bailey has made an outstanding contribution to photography and visual art, creating consistently imaginative and thought-provoking portraits. Alongside new work, this landmark exhibition includes a wide variety of photographs from a career lasting over half a century... 

Ancient Art of Fine Silk Embroidery

Ancient Art of Fine Silk Embroidery

Exhibition of fine Chinese silk embroidery by Su Embroidery Studio from Suzhou, China. More than 30 pieces of silk artwork, all hand-stitched with extremely fine silk threads, will be displayed, of which, five will relate to Scottish culture... 

Phoebe Anna Traquair Murals – Free

Phoebe Anna Traquair Murals – Free

Come and visit Edinburgh's Sistine Chapel, and see the beautiful, scintillating mural scheme by celebrated arts and crafts artist Phoebe Anna Traquair. Painted between 1893 and 1901, and the largest of her mural schemes, every surface is covered with images of all kinds: humans and angels, animals and birds, and patterns above all... 

Phoebe Traquair Song School Murals – Free

Phoebe Traquair Song School Murals – Free

Painted 1888-1892, Traquair's acclaimed murals, restored in 1998, illustrate the canticle Benedicite Omnia Opera. Showing the Pre-Raphaelite influence, they are a moving expression of faith... 

A Potter, a Painter and a Poet

A Potter, a Painter and a Poet

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 between their artforms, by reflecting on pottery and the woodland landscape of Loch Tay and Ben Lawers...