Nightpiece Film Festival

Nightpiece Film Festival

Now in its 8th consecutive season, Nightpiece continues to platform exciting filmmakers from across the globe. 

Stories in the Stone

Stories in the Stone

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… 

Sacred Arts Festival at St Vincent's: Scottish Religious Art in Paint and Glass: Robert Scott Lauder’s Christ Teacheth Humility

Sacred Arts Festival at St Vincent's: Scottish Religious Art in Paint and Glass: Robert Scott Lauder’s Christ Teacheth Humility

Lunchtime lecture: Scottish Religious Art in Paint and Glass: Robert Scott Lauder’s Christ Teacheth Humility. 

Shamanic Live

Shamanic Live

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 (… 

360° Wrap-Around Outdoor Street Art Exhibition in the Heart of Leith

360° Wrap-Around Outdoor Street Art Exhibition in the Heart of Leith

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… 

ReCollect

ReCollect

The title of the exhibition, ReCollect, reflects upon the process of both artists. 

Clay 2021

Clay 2021

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… 

Phoebe Traquair Murals at the Mansfield Traquair Centre

Phoebe Traquair Murals at the Mansfield Traquair Centre

Visit Edinburgh’s Sistine Chapel and see the beautiful, scintillating mural scheme by celebrated arts and crafts artist Phoebe Anna Traquair. 

Paperwork

Paperwork

Last time, EdinburghGuide. 

Dazzle@Dovecot

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Dazzle, in its 40th year, returns showing 53 contemporary jewellers working in a variety of materials and a range of prices. 

The Scottish Gallery Festival Exhibition Programme

The Scottish Gallery Festival Exhibition Programme

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… 

The Life of Hokusai

The Life of Hokusai

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… 

What! Art Collective – Exhibition

What! Art Collective – Exhibition

What! Art Collective explore the beautiful inner landscape of the church as a contemplative yet dynamic exhibition space through pictures, projections, sound and words. 

Shamanic Live

Shamanic Live

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 (… 

The Art of Hospitality

The Art of Hospitality

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. 

Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop!

Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop!

Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop! tells the story of Edinburgh native Archie Brennan (1931-2019) in the first major retrospective exhibition of his work. 

Thistles, Sunflowers and Dreamscapes

Thistles, Sunflowers and Dreamscapes

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: Art in Glass

Alison Kinnaird: Art in Glass

Alison Kinnaird has an international reputation as a glass artist and exponent and teacher of the Scottish harp. 

Coburg House Festival Exhibition

Coburg House Festival Exhibition

A showcase exhibition from the 70+ residents of the buzzing Coburg House studio complex. 

Art and Calligraphy Exhibition

Art and Calligraphy Exhibition

An exhibition of art and calligraphy during the festival in one of Edinburgh’s very beautifully decorated Victorian episcopal churches (high Anglican). 

Causey Lines Two

Causey Lines Two

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: Chen Qi

Be Water: Chen Qi

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 … 

From Shanghai With Love

From Shanghai With Love

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… 

Aspects of Edinburgh

Aspects of Edinburgh

Edinburgh artist Davy Macdonald showcases a stunning new collection of abstract, conceptual and fine art oil paintings. 

Princess in the Castle

Princess in the Castle

Psychological thriller. 

Nightpiece Film Festival

Nightpiece Film Festival

Hosted by director Al Carretta and now in its sixth year, if you love independent film, then Nightpiece is the event to attend. 

Expedition to the Arctic Circle

Expedition to the Arctic Circle

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… 

The Art of Stained Glass

The Art of Stained Glass

For centuries, the art of stained glass has embellished places of worship. 

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

From its start, the Piccolo Teatro Nexonnais has desired to establish theatre plays whose content evokes deeper aspects of the human comedy. 

Gesso

Gesso

The award-winning Stage 32, from Vermont, USA presents a creation story about creativity itself. 

Grayson Perry – Julie Cope’s Grand Tour

Grayson Perry – Julie Cope’s Grand Tour

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. 

Bridget Riley

Bridget Riley

A visit to a Bridget Riley exhibition is the closest thing to a "trip" a non-narcotic taker can experience. 

Pianodrome Life Drawing

Pianodrome Life Drawing

All abilities life drawing accompanied by live music at the Pianodrome – a playable amphitheatre constructed entirely from upcycled pianos. 

Clay 2019

Clay 2019

When you visit The Adam Pottery you will find much more than your everyday ceramics exhibition. 

MUSE: An Experiment in Storytelling and Life Drawing

MUSE: An Experiment in Storytelling and Life Drawing

In a world where we learn to hate the bodies of others and fear our own, MUSE offers a chance to find them instead. 

Phoebe Traquair Murals at the Mansfield Traquair Centre

Phoebe 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. 

West End Fair

West End Fair

125 makers, artists and designers exhibiting their latest creations in a spectacular outdoor setting. 

Persevere: Summer Exhibition

Persevere: Summer Exhibition

A showcase from the 70+ residents of the buzzing Coburg House art studio complex. 

Adam Larter: Good Morning Croissant

Adam Larter: Good Morning Croissant

Please help. I am trapped in a cardboard supermarket.  

360° Wrap Around Street Art Courtyard and Urban Art Exhibition

360° Wrap Around Street Art Courtyard and Urban Art Exhibition

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… 

I'm Non-Typical, Typical

I'm Non-Typical, Typical

Hard-hitting piece of inclusive theatre exploring the untold stories and unseen struggles of people with additional needs. 

Cut and Paste: 400 Years of Collage

Cut and Paste: 400 Years of Collage

The Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art play host to the first-ever survey exhibition of collage in the world. 

Alison Kinnaird MBE: Art in Glass

Alison Kinnaird MBE: Art in Glass

Alison Kinnaird has an international reputation as an artist working in glass. 

Exhibition Spectrum

Exhibition Spectrum

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… 

Scottish Feminist Judgments: Reimagining the Law from the Outside In

Scottish Feminist Judgments: Reimagining the Law from the Outside In

Law impacts on people’s daily lives in numerous ways, but we can often feel remote from it. 

Piney Lady's WaterArt (Reflections of the Past)

Piney Lady's WaterArt (Reflections of the Past)

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… 

Jewellery and Scottish Art Exhibition

Jewellery and Scottish Art Exhibition

Enjoy a glorious summer exhibition of paintings by Scottish Artists. 

Deer Dancer

Deer Dancer

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… 

Expressions of Africa

Expressions of Africa

A spectacular exhibition of West African tribal, ceremonial and performance masks and exquisite ethically sourced tribal textiles. 

Beachcombings

Beachcombings

This exhibition features two artists whose creative work is inspired by beachcombings. 

Phoebe Traquair Song School Murals Tours – Free

Phoebe Traquair Song School Murals Tours – Free

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… 

Walter the Wanderer, Book Reading and Colour-Along

Walter the Wanderer, Book Reading and Colour-Along

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. 

Van Gogh Find Yourself #vgfy

Van Gogh Find Yourself #vgfy

#GetDrawnIn by Vincent van Gogh while he paints an intimate portrait of his life. 

Body Language: Movement, Dance and Physical Education in Scotland

Body Language: Movement, Dance and Physical Education in Scotland

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… 

The Rule of Three

The Rule of Three

Each of these award-winning artists traverse their own routes across the boundaries between fine art and craft, challenging context and materiality. 

Live at the Gallery

Live at the Gallery

Bring home a part of Edinburgh’s unique style with original paintings, ceramics, jewellery by Edinburgh artists you won’t find anywhere else. 

Below the Blanket

Below the Blanket

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… 

A Scottish Perspective

A Scottish Perspective

Alpha Art is an independent contemporary gallery established in 2006. 

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. 

Sam Nicoresti's Bedtime

Sam Nicoresti's Bedtime

The hypnopompic boy king slam-dunks a sleepover-themed show so hard the hoop disintegrates. 

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. 

From Shanghai With Love

From Shanghai With Love

Join us in the stunning Playfair Library for this combined exhibition and fashion show. 

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. 

Dream Recall

Dream Recall

The link between imaginary and existing worlds is explored by 23 visionaries in a range of media. 

Like Drowning

Like Drowning

E and V are women, or so they think. 

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. 

The Accordion Shop

The Accordion Shop

Mister Ellody has quietly kept his accordion shop going on the High Street for generations. 

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. 

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater

Coro 18 returns with this baroque masterpiece. 

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. 

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. 

Artists’ Open Studios and Exhibition

Artists’ Open Studios and Exhibition

Seventy contemporary artists/makers open their studios to the public. 

West End Fair

West End Fair

125 makers, artists and designers will be exhibiting their latest creations. 

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. 

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. 

Woogie Boogie

Woogie Boogie

The vividly stunning screen show of BRUSH Theatre. 

Hannah Gadsby – No Bones About It

Hannah Gadsby – No Bones About It

Last year Gadsby won every major live comedy award. 

Caledonia: Spirit of Place

Caledonia: Spirit of Place

Ian Scott Massie has fond childhood memories of Scotland. 

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 stru… 

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 artwor… 

Emil Nolde: Colour Is Life

Emil Nolde: Colour Is Life

Emil Nolde was one of the greatest colourists of the twentieth century. 

Tacita Dean

Tacita Dean

This exhibition by acclaimed British artist Tacita Dean takes performance as its theme. 

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. 

Nàdar / Prakriti

Nàdar / Prakriti

Nàdar / Prakriti is the first solo UK exhibition by Indian artist Ravi Agarwal. 

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. 

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, … 

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. 

XFRMR

XFRMR

In 1891, the genius inventor Nikola Tesla tamed lightning with his Tesla coil, a device that renders electricity visible. 

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. 

Paperwork 4

Paperwork 4

‘Evocative, inspirational’ ***** (EdinburghGuide. 

In Conversation With… David Mach

In Conversation With… David Mach

One of Scotland’s great contemporary artists discusses his career. 

Frost and Lorca

Frost and Lorca

A unique fusion of art, poetry, projections, music and theatre. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

Artists' Open Studios and Exhibition

Artists' Open Studios and Exhibition

Seventy contemporary artists/makers open their studios to the public. 

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 Br… 

A Brush With Colour in Edinburgh

A Brush With Colour in Edinburgh

Jennifer Thomson launches her exciting new collection of Edinburgh paintings. 

Alison Kinnaird MBE: Art in Glass

Alison Kinnaird MBE: Art in Glass

Alison Kinnaird has an international reputation as an artist working in glass. 

Death City

Death City

This is a collaboration of stunt and colour: the first of its kind in the world. 

Seven

Seven

A display of illustration and mixed media artworks by Adelaide-based artist, Stephanie Mitchell. 

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. 

Albrecht Dürer: Renaissance Dude

Albrecht Dürer: Renaissance Dude

A light-hearted lecture on the German Renaissance’s coolest dude, Albrecht Dürer. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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, utop… 

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 extra… 

Drawn to Edinburgh

Drawn to Edinburgh

An exhibition of illustrated works by students and graduates of Edinburgh College of Art. 

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. 

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. 

Nightpiece Film Festival

Nightpiece Film Festival

Like independent film? Support Nightpiece. 

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. 

Nightpiece Film Festival

Nightpiece Film Festival

Like independent film? Support Nightpiece. 

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 Scottis… 

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. 

The Birds#1. Corpses

The Birds#1. Corpses

Alfred Hitchcock has already firmly established that birds are terrifying beyond doubt. 

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. 

Nightpiece Film Festival

Nightpiece Film Festival

Like independent film? Support Nightpiece. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

The Terrestrial Sea

The Terrestrial Sea

The Terrestrial Sea highlights the ever-changing environments of Cromarty Firth through music and film. 

And Now…

And Now…

‘Thought-provoking, visually beautiful and totally engaging’ **** (EdinburghGuide. 

Blink

Blink

Contemporary visual artists Gillian Spanswick and Irene Campbell reference memory, moment, atmosphere, reflection and sound, presenting their work inspired by their individual sens… 

On Ego by Mick Gordon

On Ego by Mick Gordon

Many theatre companies oversell their wares with outrageous hyperbole. 

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 ext… 

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. 

Clay 2016

Clay 2016

What makes this ceramic exhibition special is that it is held within a collective working pottery. 

Artists' Open Studios and Exhibition

Artists' Open Studios and Exhibition

Seventy artists/makers open their studios to the public. 

Beached

Beached

Following 2015’s ‘outstanding’ five-star review (Edinburgh49. 

Damián Ortega

Damián Ortega

The Fruitmarket Gallery boasts “World class contemporary art at the heart of the city”. 

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. 

The Great Scottish Make Off

The Great Scottish Make Off

A week of arts and crafts events: an interactive art event unlike any other. 

Celts

Celts

The Celts exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland is well worth a visit. 

Wave After Wave

Wave After Wave

Wave After Wave builds on a reputation for presenting new frontiers in digital art, cyanotype and screen print. 

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 internati… 

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, includ… 

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. 

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… 

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… 

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, Ed… 

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. 

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. 

Milk and Honey?

Milk and Honey?

Art has long been a source of joy and comfort, both for creator and viewer. 

Nightpiece Film Festival

Nightpiece Film Festival

Like independent film? You’ll love Nightpiece. 

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 Great Scottish Make Off - Free

The Great Scottish Make Off - Free

Live art every day. 

The Great Scottish Make Off - Free

The Great Scottish Make Off - Free

Live art every day. 

Coburg Collective

Coburg Collective

Coburg Collective is an exciting festival exhibition featuring award-winning artists and makers from Edinburgh’s Coburg House Studios. 

Paperwork 2

Paperwork 2

For the third year running, four artists from Edinburgh College of Art show their current works on paper. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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… 

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 P… 

Nightpiece Film Festival

Nightpiece Film Festival

Like independent film? You’ll love Nightpiece. 

Awkward Happiness

Awkward Happiness

Awkward Happiness is a reflection on the futility of happiness. 

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… 

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. 

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. 

Visit the Artist

Visit the Artist

Unique, limited and very rare opportunity to visit Edinburgh artist in situ. 

Unexpected Excesses

Unexpected Excesses

A Bohemian Banquet. 

Artists’ Open Studios and Exhibition

Artists’ Open Studios and Exhibition

Seventy contemporary artists/makers open their studios to the public. 

West End Fair

West End Fair

One hundred makers, artists and designers exhibiting their latest creations in a spectacular outdoor setting. 

Markus Birdman – Grimm Realities

Markus Birdman – Grimm Realities

Growing up, my preacher man father made me draw Bible stories. 

Liberation

Liberation

Paint is thrown onto the naked body, as art and theatre combine in an explosion of colour and movement. 

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 Pleasan… 

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. 

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… 

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). 

A Walk in Colour with Mimoza

A Walk in Colour with Mimoza

An adventure through creativity from representational to abstract. 

Incognito: The Art of Disguise

Incognito: The Art of Disguise

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

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. 

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 … 

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. 

All the King's Men Photo Exhibition

All the King's Men Photo Exhibition

A series of personal portraits of extraordinary men. 

The Overcoat

The Overcoat

Jenny’s a mischievous little girl who loves playing with her Dad. 

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. 

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). 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 bet… 

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. 

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