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Graham Fagen: A Drama In Time, 2016

Jacob’s Ladder, Calton Road Bridge

Graham Fagen – A Drama In Time

All year round

Graham Fagen is one of the most influential artists working in Scotland today. His work mixes media and crosses continents.

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.

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.

Richard Wright: The Stairwell Project, 2010

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Modern Two

Richard Wright: The Stairwell Project, 2010​

All year round
Mon – Sun, 10am – 5pm

Commissioned by the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

Alison Watt: Still, 2004

Old Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church

Alison Watt: Still, 2004​

All year round
Mon – Sun, 9am – 6pm

Commissioned by Ingleby.

City Art Centre: 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

Collective: Patrick Staff - To Those in Search of Immunity

Collective

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

Ongoing
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

Dovecot Gallery: 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 Printmakers: 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.

The Fruitmarket Gallery: Jac Leirner - Add It Up

The Fruitmarket Gallery

Jac Leirner: Add It Up

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

Inverleith House: Plant Scenery of the World

Inverleith House

Plant Scenery of the World

28 July-29 October
Tues-Fri, 11am-5.30pm
Sat-Sun, 10am-5.30pm

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

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

National Museum of Scotland: 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

New Media Scotland: New Media Scotland - Thought Collider

City Art Centre

New Media Scotland: Thought Collider

27 July-27 August
Wed-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

Stills Centre for Photography: Kate Davis - Nudes Never Wear Glasses

Stills

Kate Davis: Nudes Never Wear Glasses

28 July-8 October
Mon-Sun, 11am-6pm

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

Scottish National Gallery: 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

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art: 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

Scottish National Portrait Gallery: Graham Fagen - The Slave’s Lament

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Graham Fagen: The 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

Scottish National Portrait Gallery: 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.

Eh? What’s this?: Sam Adamson, Lachlan Mcfeely Bolt, Harriet Morley and Rachael Simpson

A449 Architects

Eh? What's This?: Sam Adamson, Lachlan Mcfeely Bolt, Harriet Morley and Rachael Simpson 

28 July-28 August
Thu-Sun, 10am-4pm

Artists respond collaboratively, and independently, to the surrounding community of Portobello

Alan Grant, Robin Smith & Scott Davidson: Scott vs Demons

Artlink Edinburgh

Alan Grant, Robin Smith & Scott Davidson: Scott vs Demons

25 August-26 August
Fri-Sat, 10am-5pm

Scott vs Demons is a comic written by the well-known writer Alan Grant, drawn by the renowned artist Robin Smith and informed by the brilliant Scott Davidson

Pauline and the Matches

Custom Lane

Pauline and the Matches

12 August-27 August
Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm
Sun, 11am-4pm

A group of well-known, established, multi-media performance and sound artists, collectively known as Pauline and the Matches, will create an interactive performance space and installation.

Ethel Maude: Episodes

Various venues

Ethel Maude: Episodes 

27 July-27 August
(online only)

Episodes is an online episodic film piece released weekly, throughout the festival

Heather Lander: Nearer Future

Institut Français d’Écosse

Heather Lander: Nearer Future 

4 August-28 August
Mon-Sun, 10am-8pm (closed 7, 14, 15, 22 August)

Heather Lander uses projection and sound to create an immersive sonic light sculpture in collaboration with composer Robert Bentall

Josef Koudelka: The Making of Landscape

Signet Library

Josef Koudelka: The Making of Landscape

1 August-27 August
Mon-Sun, 10am-4pm

Reflects on Czech-French photographer Josef Koudelka’s landscape photographs

Juliana Capes: Earthly Bodies

The Writers’ Museum

Juliana Capes: Earthly Bodies 

9 August - 27 August
Wed-Sat, 10am-5pm
Sun, 12-5pm

A street based artwork, exhibition and tour that charts the significance of the city’s chewing gum constellations

Leith Creative: People and Places Make Leith Better

Leith Community Education Centre

Leith Creative: People and Places Make Leith Better

18 August-21 August
Various times

Leith’s dynamic network of creative hubs and practitioners has been working for over six months with local citizens and communities, asking them what their future vision of the area would be.

place+platform: Reject, Respond, Repurpose

The Settlement Projects

place+platform: Reject, Respond, Repurpose 

19 August - 26 August
Mon-Sat, 10am-5.30pm

A group exhibition and event responding to abandoned thrift shop art in Leith Walk’s renowned bric-a-brac shop, The Settlement Projects.

Yvonne Buskie: ....starting to see the end

St Margaret’s House

Yvonne Buskie: ....starting to see the end

2 August - 27 August
Wed-Sun, 12 noon - 6pm

An integration of drawing, sound, performance, projection, and sculptural objects.

The Drawing Works: Fault Lines

Patriothall Gallery

The Drawing Works: Fault Lines 

5 August - 27 August
Tues-Sun, 12 noon-6pm

An exhibition of contemporary abstract drawing by British and Irish artists associated with the thedrawingworks.com

Lauren Printy Currie: Her body remembered a night-blooming cereus, sweated industry and salt

Travelling Gallery

Lauren Printy Currie: Her body remembered a night-blooming cereus, sweated industry and salt (what came near) 

22 August - 26 August

Lauren Printy Currie works in sculpture, writing and installation, creating assemblages that hybridize the material and psychological qualities of objects.

Wendy McMurdo

Museum of Childhood

Wendy McMurdo: Let's Go to a Place 

27 July - 4 September
Mon, Thurs-Sat, 10am-5pm
Sun 12noon-5pm

Photography is used to observe and document the relationships between children and computers

Bobby Niven: Palm House

Johnston Terrace Wildlife Garden

Bobby Niven: Palm House 

27 July - 27 August
Mon-Sun, 10am-6pm

Niven brings together his own individual sculptural practice with his concept developed for The Bothy Project, to create a temporary studio workshop within the Johnston Terrace Wildlife Garden

Zoë Walker and Neil Bromwich: The Dragon of Profit and Private Ownership

Trinity Apse

Zoë Walker and Neil Bromwich: The Dragon of Profit and Private Ownership 

27 July - 27 August
Mon-Sun, 10am-6pm

This artistic duo are known internationally for their large-scale sculptural works, participatory events and public performances that invite audiences to imagine better worlds

Toby Paterson: The Sociology of Autumn

Chessels Court

Toby Paterson: The Sociology of Autumn

Open daily

A new work developed for Chessels Court, a tranquil close associated with Geddes' network of green spaces in the Old Town

Shannon Te Ao: With the sun aglow, I have my pensive moods

Gladstone Court

Shannon Te Ao: With the sun aglow, I have my pensive moods

27 July - 27 August
Mon-Sun, 10am-6pm

A new multimedia installation that explores the physical and emotional depths of love, grief, sickness and healing

Platform: 2017

The Fire Station at Edinburgh College of Art

Platform: 2017, Uist Corrigan, Rebecca Howard, Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte & Adam Quinn

28 July-27 August
10am-6pm

Showcasing new work by artists Uist Corrigan, Rebecca Howard, Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte and Adam Quinn.

The Making of the Future: Now

Various venues

The Making of the Future: Now 

27 July - 27 August
10am-6pm

Featuring new Commissions by Scottish and international artists responding to the ideas and legacy of Sir Patrick Geddes

Garden Residencies: Neil Bickerton

Johnston Terrace Wildlife Garden

Garden Residencies: Neil Bickerton

31 July – 6 August

4 artists will each undertake a week-long residency in Bobby Niven’s studio-workshop, exploring ideas relating to the site, the structure and the wider ideas of Patrick Geddes

Garden Residencies: Daisy Lafarge

Johnston Terrace Wildlife Garden

Garden Residencies: Daisy Lafarge

14 August - 21 August

4 artists will each undertake a week-long residency in Bobby Niven’s studio-workshop, exploring ideas relating to the site, the structure and the wider ideas of Patrick Geddes

Garden Residencies: Deirdre Nelson

Johnston Terrace Wildlife Garden

Garden Residencies: Deirdre Nelson

21 Aug - 27 Aug

4 artists will each undertake a week-long residency in Bobby Niven’s studio-workshop, exploring ideas relating to the site, the structure and the wider ideas of Patrick Geddes

Platform 2017: Uist Corrigan

The Fire Station at Edinburgh College of Art

Platform 2017: Uist Corrigan

28 July - 27 August

Platform: 2017 showcases new work by artists Uist Corrigan, Rebecca Howard, Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte and Adam Quinn.

Platform 2017: Rebecca Howard

The Fire Station at Edinburgh College of Art

Platform 2017: Rebecca Howard

28 July - 27 August

Platform: 2017 showcases new work by artists Uist Corrigan, Rebecca Howard, Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte and Adam Quinn.

Platform 2017: Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte

The Fire Station at Edinburgh College of Art

Platform 2017: Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte

28 July - 27 August

Platform: 2017 showcases new work by artists Uist Corrigan, Rebecca Howard, Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte and Adam Quinn.

Platform 2017: Adam Quinn

The Fire Station at Edinburgh College of Art

Platform 2017: Adam Quinn

28 July - 27 August

Platform: 2017 showcases new work by artists Uist Corrigan, Rebecca Howard, Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte and Adam Quinn.


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