Edinburgh Art Festival completes its 2019 line-up
- Sofia Matias
- 25 June 2019
This article is from 2019
Workshops, tours, viewings, culture crawls and more are making their way to the Scottish capital this August
Summer festival season is officially upon us and the Edinburgh Art Festival, the largest platform for the visual arts in the city, has today announced the finishing touches to its already very impressive 2019 programme. For its 16th edition, the festival features a Pop Up programme of new exhibitions, alongside a series of talks, events, late night curated tours, workshops and more, which allow visitors to thoroughly engage with the works on display.
The Artist Talk Series includes names such as artist and writer David Batchelor (My Own Private Bauhaus, Ingleby), Hong Kong artist and composer Samson Young (Real Music, Talbot Rice Gallery), Nathan Coley, Rosalind Nashashibi, Sriwhana Spong and Corin Sworn.
The Pop Up programme is your opportunity to see projects from artists and organisations that do not have the chance to be an Edinburgh staple all year round, including Day of Access by artist and poet Alec Finlay (Travelling Gallery), Damien Cifelli's Tarogramma Archive (Italian Cultural Institute / The Dundas Street Gallery) and Deveron Projects and Many Studios' afternoon of discussions, Movement of Freedom (Stills Gallery).
This year's Keynote Lecture, a partnership between Edinburgh Art Festival, British Council Scotland, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh College of Art, The University of Edinburgh and The Fruitmarket Gallery, features Canadian artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, who will be sharing their experience and process of making the immersive video walk Night Walk for Edinburgh.
If the idea of a culture crawl is something that gets your art-loving heart pumping, then Art Late is right up your alley, with bespoke activities every Thursday evening throughout the duration of the festival. Other programme highlights include the return of Bobby Niven's hugely popular Palm House, an opportunity to take some time to step away from the hustle and bustle of the August festival season; impromptu street performances by internationally acclaimed artist Alfredo Jaar; and a new performance from leading South African artist Mary Hurrell, as part of Jupiter Rising.
There is plenty more filling an entire month of visual art celebration throughout the city, so immerse yourself in the Edinburgh Art Festival programme and be captivated by the sheer quality and variety of everything they've got to offer.
Edinburgh Art Festival runs from Thu 25 Jul–Sun 25 Aug.