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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

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 33 more dates until 24 May

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

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

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 33 more dates until 24 May

Leon Morrocco: Recollection

Images by artist with a lifelong love of travel.

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

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

Augusto Corrieri

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 back to top

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

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 33 more dates until 24 May

Captain Lightfoot Presents …

Site-specific installation in the castle's Victorian Glasshouse, featuring work by members of the collective: Emma Pratt, Anneli Holmstrom and Kadie Salmon, as well as Jessie Makinson and Stephen Kavanagh.

Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3963

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3963

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Mon 11 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3963

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 16:00
…and 4 more dates until 15 Aug

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

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

Danie Mellor: Primordial – SuperNaturalBayiMinyjirral

Work by the acclaimed contemporary Australian artist, whose work is informed by a deep knowledge of art history and a willingness to engage with issue related to his own indigenous and European heritage.

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0300 123 6789

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0300 123 6789

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0300 123 6789

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 112 more dates until 23 Nov back to top

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

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

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 76 more dates until 6 Jul

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

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.

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Corin Sworn

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

Inverleith House, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

…and 59 more dates until 29 Jun

Helen Storey: Dress of Glass and Flame

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

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 33 more dates until 24 May

Michel Paysant: Onlab

French artist Paysant is noted for his mastery of cutting-edge technology. His Eyedrawing consists of drawings of an object made by automatically tracing the motion of the human eye as it looks at the object, so Paysant's Eyedrawing self-portrait is literally a portrait of himself looking at himself.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 33 more dates until 24 May

Norrie Harman, Rebecca Appleby, Dean Kemp and Greg Townend: 26/04/86

Paint, ceramics and sculpture addressing and exploring the very-much-lingering legacy of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster in April 1986.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 33 more dates until 24 May

Silas Parry: Possibility of Life

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

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 33 more dates until 24 May back to top

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

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 20 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 16:00 – 19:00

Thu 21 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 16:00 – 19:00

Fri 22 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 16:00 – 19:00
…and 9 more dates until 6 Sep

Isa Genzken

The work of German sculptor Isa Genzken has been described by the New York Times as 'brash, improvisational, full of searing color and attitude' and this is the first UK exhibition of her work outside London, from the earlier geometric abstractions to the more recent assemblages of consumer goods, shop mannequins and…

Inverleith House, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Jul

Free / 0131 248 2971

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Sun 20 Jul

Free / 0131 248 2971

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Tue 22 Jul

Free / 0131 248 2971

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:30
…and 65 more dates until 5 Oct

Jessica Lloyd-Jones: Hidden Energies

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

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Mon 21 Apr

Free / 0845 874 3001

Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 33 more dates until 24 May

Susan Hiller: Resounding

A new installation combining sound frequencies and visual patterns translated from cosmic microwave background radiation with eyewitness accounts of supposed extraterrestrial phenomena.

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