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Ortonandon: Toot Sweet Suit Suite

Ortonandon help you customise your business suit using office supplies in this 'exhibition of alteration'. Email to take part.

Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 16 Aug

Free / 0131 650 2210

Part of Generation & Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 18:00 – 21:00

Lindsay Todd: The Living Mountain

In a specially designed record shop in the basement of the Church Gallery, Todd spins his own work and that of other artists. Records also available to buy.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 54 more dates until 26 Sep

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

Gallery

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Gallery

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Gallery

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 28 more dates until 31 Aug

Memory Clinic Installation

Hosted by Guerilla Science ‘Memory is history recorded in our brain, memory is a painter, paints pictures of the past and of the day.’ Voyage into the wondrous world of recollection at the Memory Clinic Installation – a curious construction of memory filled test tubes that reflect the intricacies of the brain and the…

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

MA'AM

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

Mon 28 Jul

Modern Two

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 29 Jul

Modern Two

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 30 Jul

Modern Two

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 32 more dates until 31 Aug

The Art of Golf: The Story of Scotland's National Sport

A major overview of the role of golf in Scotland's national life, which by a complete coincidence is on view before, during and immediately after the 2014 Ryder Cup tournament in Gleneagles. Many classic images of the game are present, including Charles Lees' The Golfers (1847), and pictures by Rembrandt, Sir Henry…

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Jul

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 29 Jul

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 30 Jul

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 32 more dates until 31 Aug

Dalziel + Scullion: Tumadh | Immersion

Work from the celebrated environmental artists, exploring relations between mankind and the natural world, shown at An Lanntair in Stornoway and Dovecot in Edinburgh.

Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 550 3660

Part of Generation & Edinburgh Art Festival.

Sat 2 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 550 3660

Part of Generation & Edinburgh Art Festival.

Sun 3 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0131 550 3660

Part of Generation & Edinburgh Art Festival.

…and 41 more dates until 13 Sep

Danish Diaspora: Scotland Seen Through Danish Eyes

Lotte Glob, Lise Bech, Lilian Busch, Mette Fruergaard-Jensen, Nickolai Globe That Nordic look from five internationally acclaimed Scottish Danes, whose life and work has been rooted in Scotland through decades. Unique ceramics, jewellery, baskets and boxes. As a Public Engagement Project, Lise Bech will supervise…

The Danish Cultural Institute, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Danish Institute Gallery

Free / 0131 225 7189

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Danish Institute Gallery

Free / 0131 225 7189

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Danish Institute Gallery

Free / 0131 225 7189

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 25 more dates until 28 Aug

Fringe Film Festival

C film Returning for its tenth season, the critically acclaimed curated programme showcases silver screen shorts and contemporary filmmakers all day, everyday. Pop in for a quirky short or linger longer for a moving moment - fabulously fresh innovation to discuss. Features work from UK, Europe, America, Asia, and…

C nova, Edinburgh

Mon 28 Jul

studio 4

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 29 Jul

studio 4

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 30 Jul

studio 4

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 26 more dates until 25 Aug back to top

India Street

Gayfield Newly commissioned textile designs from Scotland and India provide a critical response to The Bombay Sample Book in the National Museum of Scotland's archive. The exhibition also examines Scotland's boom-to-bust Turkey red dye industry through contemporary eyes.

Gayfield Square, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 31 Aug

Tessa Lynch: Raising

The artist has constructed a jigsaw of parts that can be assembled by herself and a team of volunteers, in response to the old law that if you could build a small cottage in one day and light a fire in the hearth before sunset, you could keep the land.

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

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. 3d2d exhibitors sell only their own work.

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Sat 2 Aug

Outdoors in the Grounds of St John's Church

Free / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Outdoors in the Grounds of St John's Church

Free / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Outdoors in the Grounds of St John's Church

Free / 0131 229 7565

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

Alice Finbow: An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Edinburgh

In 1974, French writer Georges Perec (Life A User's Manual) sat in a café in Paris for three days and created a description of everything he could see and hear. The result, Tentative d'épuisement d'un lieu parisien, is one of his enduring celebrations of what he called the 'endotic', the opposite of the exotic. Filmmaker…

The Manna House, Edinburgh

Mon 11 Aug

Free / 0131 652 2349

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 08:00 – 18:00

Tue 12 Aug

Free / 0131 652 2349

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 08:00 – 18:00

Wed 13 Aug

Free / 0131 652 2349

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 08:00 – 18:00
…and 18 more dates until 31 Aug

Antonio O'Connell: Virus

The artist/architect uses recycled and found items to create extensions of buildings.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 54 more dates until 26 Sep back to top

Augusto Corrieri and Vincent Gambini

New performance work considering the ideas of magic and misdirection.

Rhubaba Gallery & Studio, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 12 more dates until 31 Aug

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

Caroline McNairn: Dreaming of Heroic Days

The result of McNairn's year spent painting in Russian and the Ukraine, this exhibition looks at cultural intercourse and also features visual love poems.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 54 more dates until 26 Sep

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

Out of Left Field

A blurring of the line between art and sport in an interactive piece.

Space Club, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

£3 (£2)

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 15:00 – 17:00
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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

Summerhouse: Garden Party

Gayfield The imagined grounds of a summerhouse are the setting for a contemporary design twist on a garden party. The exhibition features new works (also available to purchase) by leading makers from Scotland and Holland.

Gayfield Square, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 31 Aug

The Collection

Jo McDonald An exhibition by Jo McDonald. In her first solo show in her home city, Jo presents a collection of sculptural works made from second-hand books, based on the themes of history and storytelling. She is intrigued by the memories particular texts hold for us. When stories are told, and continue to be retold…

McNaughtan's Bookshop, Edinburgh

Tue 29 Jul

McNaughtan's Bookshop

Free / 0131 556 5897

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 30 Jul

McNaughtan's Bookshop

Free / 0131 556 5897

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

McNaughtan's Bookshop

Free / 0131 556 5897

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

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

Urbanscape + Ruralsprawl

Two-hour performative walk from Deveron Arts exploring the differences between rural and urban walking. Spaces limited.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 01466 794494

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:30 – 12:30
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