Visual Art Hitlist

What's getting us excited in the visual art world.

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This article is from 2009.

Visual Art Hitlist

Milestone

What's getting us excited in the visual art world

Peter Blake: Venice First Scottish view of the godfather of British pop art’s 20 screenprints inspired by the Italian city. Edinburgh Printmakers, 557 2479, until Sat 29 Aug (not Sun/Mon), free.

The Discovery of Spain Fascinating and affecting exhibition of British and Spanish art from the early 19th century to the Spanish Civil War. National Galleries Complex, The Mound, 624 6200, until 11 Oct, £8 (£6).

Milestone Ten international artists carve a new sculpture from a ton block UK stone of their choosing. Edinburgh College of Art, 221 6000, until 30 Aug (not Mon), free.

Bob and Roberta Smith: This Artist is Deeply Dangerous
The new piece of poster art from Patrick Brill is based around the text of an entire review. The Grey Gallery, 07910 359 086, until 5 Sep, free.

Andrew Ranville
Ranville’s site-specific outdoor piece at Gayfield Square gardens employs strategies of the derive or ‘drift’. Corn Exchange Gallery, 561 7300, until 10 Sep (not Mon), free.

Eva Hesse: Studiowork
The late artist’s historical position is explored through her studio pieces made of latex, wax, cheesecloth and plaster. Fruitmarket Gallery, 225 2383, until 25 Oct, free.

Rosalind Nashabishi and Lucy Skaer
The two award-winning talents come together for an exhibition inspired by wartime painting. Doggerfisher 558 7110, until 26 Sep, free.

Jane and Louise Wilson
The Wilson Twins showcase their new film, based on an unmade Stanley Kubrick piece about the Holocaust. Talbot Rice Gallery, 650 2210, 6 Aug–26 Sep, free.

Edinburgh Art Festival - 'Peter Blake: Venice'

Edinburgh Art Festival - 'Milestone'

Edinburgh Art festival - 'Bob and Roberta Smith: This Artist is Deeply Dangerous'

Edinburgh Art Festival - 'Eva Hesse: Studio Work'

This article is from 2009.

Bob and Roberta Smith This Artist is Deeply Dangerous

  • 3 stars

This Artist is Deeply Dangerous is an 11-metre painting which breaks down into nine panels and is one of Bob and Roberta Smith’s largest works to date. Last year the Guardian asked its arts and sports writers to swap places for a day, resulting in a review of a Louise Bourgeois exhibition by tennis correspondentSteve…

Peter Blake: Venice

Father of British pop art Peter Blake presents 'The Venice Suite' comprising twenty new screenprints inspired by his recent experiences in the Italian city. 'Part of Edinburgh Art Festival'.

Eva Hesse: Studiowork

A rare chance to see the work of Eva Hesse (1936-70), a major figure in post-war art. The exhibition focuses on small, experimental sculptures, many of which have never been exhibited before.

Peter Blake - 'Venice' In Association With the Paul Stolper Gallery, London

  • 4 stars

The Scottish premiere of the 'Venice' suite and other works by Peter Blake - father of British Pop Art to many, and one of Britain's best-loved artists.

Jane and Louise Wilson

  • 4 stars

This exhibition of film and photography by Jane and Louise Wilson will be their first solo exhibition in Edinburgh. Itwill include new film and recent photographs, alongside a new sculptural commission.

Andrew Ranville

  • 3 stars

Showing for the first time in Scotland, Andrew’s work is a mix of large scale sculpture crafted from reclaimed timber, prints and film. New work has also been commissioned and Andrew’s latest piece will be in Gayfield Square Gardens for the duration of the Festival. Andrew’s installations, sculptures and films explore…

Milestone

  • 4 stars

Milestone is a unique arts event for the Festival. Ten international sculptors will each carve a new sculpture in a 1 to 2 tonne block of stone of their choosing in the ArtCollege quadrangle. This event offers the public a rare opportunity to watch stone sculptors in the process of creating their work. In addition to…

The Discovery of Spain

  • 4 stars

A spectacular celebration of Spanish culture from Goya to Picasso. This summer’s major exhibition at the National Gallery Complex is The Discovery of Spain – an extensive show that fills the entire upper level of the Royal Scottish Academy building with masterpieces by Spanish painters such as Velázquez, El Greco…

Jane and Louise Wilson

  • 4 stars

Talbot Rice Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of film and photography by Jane and Louise Wilson. This will be their first solo exhibition in Edinburgh. It will include a new film and recent photographs alongside a new sculptural commission.

Eva Hesse Studiowork

This exhibition is a rare chance to see the work of German-born, American artist Eva Hesse (1936– 70), a major figure in post-war art. The exhibition is the result of new research by renowned Hesse scholar Briony Fer, and focuses on the small, experimental works Hesse produced throughout her career, alongside her…

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