Best of the rest - Edinburgh Art Festival
This article is from 2008.
One of the key figures of British Pop Art brings us Protest Pictures, a selection of paintings, installations and collages examining his often damning portrayal of politics, movements and leaders. Inverleith House, Inverleith Place/Row, 0131 248 2971, 31 Jul-12 Oct, free.
Some new screen prints by the Scotland-based international artist which explore his viewpoint on the mechanics and history of compulsory education and how we as a society deal with kids. Edinburgh Printmakers, Union Street, 0131 557 2479, 19 Jul-6 Sep, free.
This figurative artist carves in marble, quartzite and alabaster addressing the nature or where and how we are in the universe. Singing Stone is the name of this exhibition. Bourne Fine Art, Dundas Street, 0131 557 4050, 1 Aug-6 Sep, free.
At the launch of this new arts space in Musselburgh, 14 artists (including Ian Hamilton Finlay and Kuehne+Klein) have been invited to make a creative response to the gallery. Stuart House, Station Road, Musselburgh, 0131 273 4339, 26 Jul-31 Aug, admission.
The first UK solo show from this London-based German artist draws together crafted works on paper, film, photography and sculpture to look into the complex relations of urban living and the natural world. doggerfisher, Gayfield Square, 0131 557 7110, 31 Jul-13 Sep, free.
Impressionism & Scotland
How much of a taste did this nation have for the works of Monet, Degas, Renoir and co? Quite a lot it seems as we witness pieces by the Glasgow Boys and the Scottish Colourists standing beside the old masters. National Gallery Complex, The Mound, 0131 624 6200, 19 Jul-12 Oct, £8 (£6).
This new artist-run initiative invites artists from Edinburgh to collaborate with their Glasgow cousins to playfully examine the differences and similarities between the two cities. echo, St Margaret’s House, London Road, 07879 054757, 7-21 Aug, free.
Vanity Fair Portraits
A range of 150 photographs show how celebrity portraiture has evolved since 1913 bringing together vintage prints and contemporary classics taken by everyone from Cecil Beaton to Annie Leibovitz. Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Queen Street, 0131 624 6200, until 21 Sep, £6 (£4).
For nearly 30 years this artist has travelled the globe in search of inspiration for his work. From Melbourne to Morocco highlights the diverse cultures of Europe and Australia and celebrates his response to them. Open Eye Gallery, Abercromby Place, 0131 557 1020, 9 Aug-3 Sep, free.
Return of the Soul: The Nakbah Project
Jane Frere worked with Palestinian artists for eight months constructing a sculptural installation reflecting on the way that the Holocaust sowed the seeds of unrest in the Middle East. WASPS Studio, Patriothall, 0131 226 7126, 30 Jul-18 Aug, free.