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The Object Lesson

  • 5 stars

Aurora Nova presents Geoff Sobelle Do you have what you need? Do you need what you have? With boxes stacked to the ceiling, award-winning actor-illusionist-inventor Geoff Sobelle unpacks our relationship to everyday objects - a hilarious, heartbreaking solo performance installation. You encounter a massive, meaningful…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Tech Cube 1

£14 (£12) / 0131 560 1581

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Tech Cube 1

£14 (£12) / 0131 560 1581

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Phoebe Anna Traquair Murals

Friends of Mansfield Traquair Centre. Come and see Edinburgh's 'Sistine Chapel'. Beautiful, scintillating mural scheme by celebrated Arts and Crafts artist Phoebe Anna Traquair, now restored to its former glory. Take a free guided tour or enjoy exploring at your leisure. All ages.

Mansfield Traquair, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

Nave - Ground floor

Free / 0131 555 8475

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Nave - Ground floor

Free / 0131 555 8475

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Islam Festival Edinburgh

Edinburgh Central Mosque A dynamic experience of knowledge and art, opening a window onto Muslims' faith and culture. Free admission, refreshments, literature and Mosque tours, everyone is welcome!

Edinburgh Central Mosque

Sat 23 Aug

Exhibition Hall

Free / 0131 667 1777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Exhibition Hall

Free / 0131 667 1777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Exhibition Hall

Free / 0131 667 1777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 28 Aug

Calum Colvin: The Magic Box

  • 3 stars

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

Edinburgh Printmakers

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0131 557 2479

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 26 Aug

Free / 0131 557 2479

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 27 Aug

Free / 0131 557 2479

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 6 Sep

Leon Morrocco: Recollection

Images by artist with a lifelong love of travel.

Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0131 557 1020

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Mon 25 Aug

Free / 0131 557 1020

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Tue 26 Aug

Free / 0131 557 1020

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

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

Once Upon a Nightmare

  • 3 stars

Box Step Productions is formed by identical twins Michael and Paul Clarkson and the genetically unrelated Gemma Hurley in 2012. Their theatrical debut – Death Ship 666! – attracted sell-out audiences and glowing reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe, before transferring to the Leicester Square Theatre in 2013. This…

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

The Ballroom

Free / 0131 667 7533

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

National Galleries of Scotland The National Galleries of Scotland will be letting legendary stand-up, punk poet and roving sketchsmith Phill Jupitus loose in its rooms for three weeks. Each weekday morning, Phill will sketch a favourite of his from the Gallery Collection, encourage you to come watch, join in, and share…

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

Modern Two

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Reality of My Scotland

BLINK Gallery Hong Kong Ms TK Chan, co-founder of BLINK Gallery Hong Kong is going to present her and other Hong Kong artists' artwork during the whole Fringe Festival across three different venues. TK illustrated the quirky things she saw around her when she arrived from her native HK to study in Edinburgh. BLINK…

Grosvenor Maybury Casino, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Manhattan Bar

Free / 0131 338 4444

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Manhattan Bar

Free / 0131 338 4444

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Manhattan Bar

Free / 0131 338 4444

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Studio Space

Free / 0845 508 8515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Bark

Rush Productions The Enchanted Forest rope sculptures of visual artist Garth Knight provide the immersive backdrop to Bark's festival programme. Collaborating with a host of innovative artists from the UK and overseas, Bark is proud to present unique live performances nightly in addition to installations, workshops and…

Woodland Creatures, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Space 1

Free / 0131 629 5509

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Space 1

Free / 0131 629 5509

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Danish Diaspora: Scotland Seen Through Danish Eyes

Work from Danish artists settled in Scotland.

The Danish Cultural Institute, Edinburgh

Mon 25 Aug

Danish Institute Gallery

Free / 0131 225 7189

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 26 Aug

Danish Institute Gallery

Free / 0131 225 7189

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 27 Aug

Danish Institute Gallery

Free / 0131 225 7189

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 28 Aug

Danish Institute Gallery

Free / 0131 225 7189

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Edinburgh Jews

University of Edinburgh Situated in what was the heart of Edinburgh’s once thriving Jewish community, this free exhibition reveals for the first time the little known history of Jews in Edinburgh. Detailed research has discovered stories of immigration, world wars, local conflict and daily life interpreted through…

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Mon 25 Aug

Exhibition

Free / 0131 623 3918

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 26 Aug

Exhibition

Free / 0131 623 3918

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 27 Aug

Exhibition

Free / 0131 623 3918

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 3 more dates until 30 Aug

Jim Lambie

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

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Gallery

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Gallery

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Gallery

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0131 558 5400

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Wed 27 Aug

Free / 0131 558 5400

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 0131 558 5400

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0131 558 5400

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Otar Imerlishvili

Assembly Georgian artist Otar Imerlishvili's work is beautifully evocative with traditional influences perfectly underpinning his unique, personal style. The fine detail of his painting is particularly engaging, and combined with his gentle humour ensures a very wide appeal.

Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Central

Free / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Central

Free / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Central

Free / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tête-à-Tête: Paris-Edinburgh

Téte-a-Téte: Paris-Edinburgh is a collection of original contemporary photographs taken by Ewan Barry and Audrey Pinard. The exhibition features street images as well as architecture and interiors in the two cities – all taken near the Blackfriars Street Venue and the 17th and 18th arrondissement in Paris.

Téte-a-Téte, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 26 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 31 Aug

A Celebration of Scottish Art

A Compelling Exhibition of Original and Limited Edition Art Castle Fine Art, Edinburgh, situated on prestigious Multrees Walk, is proud to present an exhibition of contemporary art featuring local artists such as Alexander Millar and Stuart McAlpine Miller during this year's Fringe festival. This superb collection of…

The Edinburgh Gallery

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0131 557 5002

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0131 557 5002

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Free / 0131 557 5002

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Dazzle: Jewellery

Dazzle selling exhibition of contemporary jewellery returns to Dovecot. Over 50 makers exhibit in excess of 3000 works.

Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Dovecot Studios Ladies Baths

Free / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Dovecot Studios Ladies Baths

Free / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Dovecot Studios Ladies Baths

Free / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Humans of Edinburgh

Images from the self-styled 'photographic census of Edinburgh'.

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

Mon 25 Aug

Free / 0131 229 7565

Part of just Festival.

Marie-Michelle Deschamps: Don't trip over the wire!

  • 3 stars

New work by French-Canadian artist who uses industrial materials, influenced in part by the extraordinary writings of American schizophrenic Louis Wolfson.

Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

0131 556 1264

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 24 Aug

0131 556 1264

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Mon 25 Aug

0131 556 1264

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 18:00
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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

Sat 23 Aug

Included in admission / 01506 889900

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 24 Aug

Included in admission / 01506 889900

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 28 Aug

Included in admission / 01506 889900

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 19 more dates until 28 Sep

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 23 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 09:30 – 22:30

Sun 24 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 09:30 – 22:30

Mon 25 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 09:30 – 22:30

Zoon Politikon

Roland McMorran Debut solo show, exploring human nature and the mind’s relationship with the perception of natural phenomena. Sit down just now, what is it you are really experiencing and perceiving? What language really is there to describe it? How can you be sure there is no intention behind the intention with which…

Whitespace, Edinburgh

Sat 23 Aug

Whitespace25

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Whitespace25

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The 152nd International Exhibition of Photography

Edinburgh Photographic Society See the very best of modern photography from many worldwide contributors at one of the longest running photography exhibitions in the world. The exhibition venue is in Edinburgh Photographic Society's premises - a Georgian house in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town.

Edinburgh Photographic Society

Sat 23 Aug

The Edinburgh Photographic Centre

£4 (£3) / 0131 453 4814

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

The Edinburgh Photographic Centre

£4 (£3) / 0131 453 4814

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

The Edinburgh Photographic Centre

£4 (£3) / 0131 453 4814

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 31 Aug

Alessandro Di Massimo: I'll Be Your Mirror

Works by Edinburgh-based Italian artist, based on themes of borders, boundaries, citizenship and European identity.

Interviewroom 11, Edinburgh

Wed 27 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 16:00 – 19:00

Thu 28 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 16:00 – 19:00

Fri 29 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 16:00 – 19:00
…and 5 more dates until 6 Sep back to top