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Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Exhibition

Outstanding exhibition of the best natural history photographs from all over the world, on loan from London's Natural History Museum.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0300 123 6789

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 0300 123 6789

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0300 123 6789

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 36 more dates until 1 Jun

David Burrows: In outer space there is no painting or sculpture

Work by British multimedia artist, one half of Plastique Fantastique.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 28 more dates until 24 May

Power of Ten: Inventing Logarithms

Learn about the extraordinary work of John Napier, the 16th century Scottish landowner, astronomer, physicist and mathematician whose invention of logarithms made possible huge advances in physics and maths, as well as the scientific basis of modern music theory. Napier also devised an early calculator known as Napier's…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 71 more dates until 6 Jul

Silas Parry: Possibility of Life

Works by Scottish artist concerned with re-imagining artefacts and their place in our lives.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 28 more dates until 24 May

The Bone Library

A collaboration between students and staff from Edinburgh College of Art and the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, who are working on a project that development of 3D models in veterinary education.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 28 more dates until 24 May back to top

Counterpoint

Non-thematic group show featuring work by eight artists, including Ross Birrell, Keith Farquhar, Alec Finlay and Craig Mulholland.

Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0131 650 2210

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0131 650 2210

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 650 2210

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 28 more dates until 31 Aug

Kevin Harman: Open Studio

A chance to discuss the methods and thinking behind the artist's unconventional and often provocative work – one 2009 work consisted of Harman telling a gallery that it had been selected for a project called Brick, and then turning up with a scaffolding pole and breaking a gallery window.

Old Ambulance Depot, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0131 558 5400

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 558 5400

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Wed 6 Aug

Free / 0131 558 5400

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00
…and 11 more dates until 31 Aug

Corin Sworn

Photographs and an installation inspired by natural plant dyes and research into plant specimens.

Inverleith House, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 55 more dates until 29 Jun

Katie Paterson: Earth-Moon-Earth

This early work by Paterson consists of Beethoven's Sonata for Piano No 14, better known as the 'Moonlight' Sonata, translated into Morse code and beamed at the moon; the reflected transmission is then re-translated back into musical form and played on a piano, complete with missing notes where the moon's surface has…

Jupiter Artland, Wilkieston

Thu 31 Jul

Included in admission / 01506 889900

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 1 Aug

Included in admission / 01506 889900

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 2 Aug

Included in admission / 01506 889900

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 33 more dates until 28 Sep

THE DEMOCRATIC SET

An alternative view of the world through various mediums.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

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This Land Is Our Land: Three Scottish Landscape Photographers

Stephen Drew, Hamish King and Neil Shaw Showcasing the breathtaking natural beauty of Scotland, from the Borders to the Northern Highlands; spectacular, original and contemporary images by Scottish landscape photographers Stephen Drew, Hamish King and Neil Shaw. Framed and mounted prints and cards available.

Gladstone's Land, Edinburgh

Tue 12 Aug

Gladstone Gallery

Free / 0844 493 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 13 Aug

Gladstone Gallery

Free / 0844 493 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 14 Aug

Gladstone Gallery

Free / 0844 493 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 17 Aug

Thomas A Clark: A Corncrake in Charlotte Square

A sound installation consisting of a recording of a corncrake, a shy bird whose Scottish habitat is now confined to remote island locations but which used to live in green spaces in the middle of Edinburgh. The recording temporarily brings the sound of the bird back to Edinburgh's urban environment.

Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 09:30 – 22:30

Sun 10 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 09:30 – 22:30

Mon 11 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 09:30 – 22:30
…and 14 more dates until 25 Aug

Bigert & Bergström: The Weather War

Swedish artists Lars Bergström and Mats Bigert look at human behaviour and how it interacts with technology. The Weather War is about the effort to track tornadoes, and is a documentary/art film tracking the duo's attempt to stop tornadoes using a homemade device called a Tornado Diverter.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 28 more dates until 24 May

Jessica Harrison: Broken

Readymade porcelain figures which have been manipulated by the artist.

Jupiter Artland, Wilkieston

Thu 31 Jul

Included in admission / 01506 889900

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Fri 1 Aug

Included in admission / 01506 889900

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Sat 2 Aug

Included in admission / 01506 889900

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 20:00
…and 33 more dates until 28 Sep

Marie-Michelle Deschamps

New work by French-Canadian artist who uses industrial materials.

Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

0131 556 1264

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sat 2 Aug

0131 556 1264

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 3 Aug

0131 556 1264

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 28 more dates until 31 Aug back to top

Scottish Masters: Painting and Printmaking

Paintings and prints from major Scottish artists such as Robin Philipson, John Bellany, Steven Campbell, Elizabeth Blackadder, Adrian Wiszniewski, Alan Davie, Ken Currie, Barbara Rae, John Byrne, Philip Reeves, Craigie Aitchison and Ian Hamilton Finlay.

Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Free / 0131 557 1020

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Tue 12 Aug

Free / 0131 557 1020

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Wed 13 Aug

Free / 0131 557 1020

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 21 more dates until 6 Sep

American Impressionism – A New Vision

An exhibition bringing together some 80 paintings that chart the response of American artists to French Impressionism. Works by Monet, Degas and Berthe Morisot provide context and there are popular works by the likes of Whistler, Sargent and Cassatt, but also less well-known paintings by artists such as Theodore Robinson…

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

Sat 2 Aug

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

Sun 3 Aug

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

…and 28 more dates until 31 Aug

Artists’ Open Studios and Exhibition

Coburg House Art Studios Seventy contemporary artists/makers open their studios to the public. Quality contemporary paintings, ceramics, jewellery, wooden boxes, textiles, weaving, metalwork, mosaic and printmaking. Also an exhibition in the gallery connected to the studios. Two-day event. The studios are located in…

Laughing Horse @ Captain Taylor's Coffee House, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Coburg House Art Studios

Free / 0131 556 9756

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Coburg House Art Studios

Free / 0131 556 9756

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Calum Colvin: The Magic Box

An archaeology of the artist's created practice, featuring image transparencies going back to the 1980s and new commissioned work.

Edinburgh Printmakers

Sun 31 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 557 2479

Artist talk and gallery tour. Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 18:00 – 19:00

Claude Closky: Going around in Circles

French conceptualist Closky has been acclaimed for his deadpan sense of humour; an early work, The first thousand numbers classified in alphabetical order, is exactly what it sounds like, starting 'Eight, eight hundred, eight hundred and eight [ …]' and ending ten pages later with 'two hundred and two'. In this…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 21:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 21:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 21:00
…and 28 more dates until 31 Aug back to top

Conversation with William Kentridge

The South African artist discusses his role in the creation of Ubu and the Truth Commission.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Fri 29 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

Helen Storey: Dress of Glass and Flame

Sculptural dress made of glass and flame, originally exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2013.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 28 more dates until 24 May

Jessica Lloyd-Jones: Hidden Energies

Sculptural works reflecting the artist's interest in natural phenomena, such as particle physics and biological electricity.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 26 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 28 more dates until 24 May

Jim Lambie

A solo exhibition of the Glasgow-born installation artist and sculptor, including his iconic 1999 work ZOBOP.

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 19:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 19:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 19:00
…and 22 more dates until 25 Aug

Keith McCarter: Art in Architecture

Limited edition casts of abstract bronze and steel forms.

Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Free / 0131 557 1020

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Tue 12 Aug

Free / 0131 557 1020

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Wed 13 Aug

Free / 0131 557 1020

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 21 more dates until 6 Sep back to top