What’s on

Our full programme will launch end of May 2017.
In the meantime, we are pleased to share details of the 2017 exhibition programme, developed by our partners and presented across the capital's leading galleries, museums and artist-run spaces.


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Partner Exhibitions

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Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

National Museum of Scotland

Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites 

23 June-12 November
Mon-Sun, 10am-5pm

This summer National Museums Scotland will present the largest exhibition about the Jacobites to be held in over 70 years

Constable and McTaggart

Scottish National Gallery

Constable and McTaggart

8 April-4 March 2018
Mon-Sun, 10am-6pm, Thu 10am-7pm (August only)
Mon-Sun, 10am-5pm, Thu 10am-7pm

One of the greatest masterpieces of British art, 'Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows' (1831) is arguably the culmination of the monumental series of ‘six-footer’ canvases painted by John Constable

Stephen Sutcliffe: Sex Symbols in Sandwich Signs

Talbot Rice Gallery

Stephen Sutcliffe: Sex Symbols in Sandwich Signs 

28 July-30 September
Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm
Sat & Sun, 12pm-5pm

The exhibition pulls at the seams of identity, expanding upon recurrent themes in Sutcliffe's work: self-doubt, obsession, cultural constructs and class conflict

Douglas Gordon: Black Burns Douglas Gordon: Black Burns

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Douglas Gordon: Black Burns 

29 July-29 October
Mon-Sun, 10am-6pm, Thu, 10am-7pm (August only)
Mon-Sun, 10am-5pm, Thu, 10am-7pm

This site-specific installation by one of the world’s most celebrated contemporary artist will be a highlight of the summer programme at the National Galleries of Scotland and of the 2017 Edinburgh Art Festival

MELON

The Number Shop

MELON

29 July-3 September
Mon-Thu & Sun, 12noon-5pm
Sat, 12noon-8pm

MELON is made up of five week-long exhibitions (slices), with two artists presenting at each 'slice'

Jessica Yu

Rhubaba

Jessica Yu 

27 July-27 August
Fri-Sun, 12pm-5pm

Rhubaba presents a polyvocal project centring around the work of Melbourne-based writer Jessica Yu

New Edition

Edinburgh Printmakers

New Edition 

28 July - 21 October
Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm

Curated by Sarah Lowndes, this group exhibition displays newly-commissioned screen-printed works by Museums Press, Poster Club and Emer Tumilty, created during spring residencies at Edinburgh Printmakers’ studio.

New Media Scotland: Thought Collider

City Art Centre

New Media Scotland: Thought Collider

27 July-27 August
Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm
Sun 12noon-5pm

Motivated by emergent nature cultures, Susana Cámara Leret and Mike Thompson's artworks span various media, generating experiential insights that confront the norm

Jac Leirner

The Fruitmarket Gallery

Jac Leirner

1 July-22 October
Mon-Sun, 10-7pm (August only)
Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm

Rising to prominence in the nineteen nineties, Jac Leirner has made an international career with works that use the same everyday materials

Charlotte Barker

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

Charlotte Barker 

29 July - 26 August
Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop is delighted to present a new body of work from Charlotte Barker

Ross Little

Collective

Ross Little 

22 July - 3 September
Mon-Sun, 10am-6pm (August only)
Tues-Sun, 10am-5pm

Glasgow-based artist Ross Little is working with Collective as part of the Satellites Programme and will present a project in which he traces different forms of globalised labour

Jacob Kerray

Talbot Rice Gallery

Jacob Kerray

28 July-30 September
Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm
Sat-Sun, 12pm-5pm

Jacob Kerray has been invited to explore and respond to the University of Edinburgh’s vast Art Collection to create a series of works for the Talbot Rice Round Room

And per se and

Ingleby

And per se and 

27 July-27 August
Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm

Of and by itself and: a connecting symbol, linking one thing with another

Graham Fagen: A Slave’s Lament

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Graham Fagen: A Slave's Lament 

20 May-29 October
Mon-Sun, 10am-6pm, Thu 10am-7pm (August only)
Mon-Sun, 10am-5pm, Thu 10am-7pm

Graham Fagen creates a fascinating soundclash, where Burns’s poetry finds a haunting bedfellow in Jamaican reggae music – and finds much common ground

Daughters of Penelope

Dovecot Gallery

Daughters of Penelope 

20 July - 20 January 2018
Mon-Sun, 10am-6pm (August only)
Mon-Sat, 10.30-5.30

The story of women’s work in both the textile industry and in textile art and tapestry is a complex one and the history of Dovecot intertwines with both.

Edinburgh College of Art Masters Degree Show 2017

Edinburgh College of Art

Edinburgh College of Art Masters Degree Show 2017

11 August - 20 August
Mon-Sun, 11am-5pm

Edinburgh College of Art presents its annual Masters show

NOW

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Modern One

NOW

25 March - 24 September
Mon-Sun, 10am-6pm (August only)
Mon-Sun, 10am-5pm

Nathan Coley plus Peter Haining/Pete Horobin / Mona Hatoum / Louise Hopkins /Tessa Lynch / Rivane Neuenschwander / Tony Swain / and others...

Edinburgh Alphabet: An a-z of the City’s Collections

City Art Centre

Edinburgh Alphabet: An a-z of the City's Collections 

19 May – 8 October
Wed-Sat, 10am-5pm
Sun, 12noon-5pm

For the first time, Museum and Galleries Edinburgh will be bringing together a huge range of objects from their combined collections into one major temporary exhibition

ARTIST ROOMS: Ed Ruscha

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Modern One

ARTIST ROOMS: Ed Ruscha

29 April-29 April 2018
Mon-Sun, 10am-6pm (August only)
Mon-Sun, 10am-5pm

This two-room display will be selected from the substantial collection of Ruscha's work held in ARTIST ROOMS, and will explore the artist's fascination with West Coast American culture

Plant Scenery of the World

Inverleith House

Plant Scenery of the World

28 July-29 October
Tues-Sun, 10am-5.30pm (July-September)
Tues-Sun, 10am-4.30pm (October only)

Laura Aldridge / Charlie Billingham / Bobby Niven / Oliver Osborne / Ben Rivers / with botanical paintings by Işık Güner, Jacqui Pestell and Sharon Tingey and artworks by R.K.Greville from the collection of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Kate Davis

Stills

Kate Davis 

28 July-15 October
Mon-Sun, 11am-6pm

Kate Davis’ first solo exhibition in Edinburgh includes her recently commissioned Margaret Tait Award film, Charity

Age of Oil

National Museum of Scotland

Age of Oil 

21 Jul-5 November
Mon-Sun, 10am-5pm

Exploring the people and places of Scotland’s offshore energy industry, this contemporary art exhibition will showcase the work of visual artist Sue Jane Taylor

Patrick Staff: To Those in Search of Immunity

Collective

Patrick Staff: To Those in Search of Immunity (Observers' Walk) 

From 27 July
Mon-Sun, 10am-6pm (August only)
Tues-Sun, 10am-5pm

Observers' Walks is a series of downloadable audio guides commissioned by Collective and created by artists specifically to be listened to on Calton Hill


Permanent Commissions

Richard Wright: The Stairwell Project, 2010

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Modern Two

Richard Wright: The Stairwell Project, 2010​

28 July – 28 August
Mon – Sun, 10am – 6pm (7pm during August)

Commissioned by the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

Callum Innes: The Regent Bridge, 2012

The Regent Bridge, Calton Road

Callum Innes: The Regent Bridge, 2012​

All year round

Commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival and Ingleby.

Alison Watt: Still, 2004

Old Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church

Alison Watt: Still, 2004​

28 July – 28 August
Mon – Sun, 8am – 6pm

Commissioned by Ingleby.

Martin Creed: Work No.1059, 2011

Scotsman Steps

Martin Creed: Work No.1059, 2011​

All year round
Mon – Sun, 5am – 10pm

Commissioned by Fruitmarket Gallery.

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