Hitlist - The best Festival art
This article is from 2007.
Richard Long: Walking and Marking As one of this country’s important land artists, long takes over the SNGMA with works that record and relate to his treks around the world. Paintings and photographs fill the gallery, as sculptures and land art installations move out into the surrounding landscape, utilising mud and rocks from the local landscape. SNGMA, 624 6200, until 21 Oct, daily, 9am–5pm, £6 (£4).
William Eggleston: Portraits 1974 Eggleston’s high gloss, highly coloured images give the viewer an insight into the gloriously kitsch world of 1970s America: roller skaters, aged country singers and housewives dolled up to the nines. Royal Botanic Gardens, Inverleith House, 552 7171, until 14 Oct, Tue–Sun, 10am–5.30pm, free.
Andy Warhol: A Celebration of Life . . . and Death The first major exhibition of the American Pop artist’s work in Scotland for a decade. Many of the pieces on show come from the recently purchased Anthony d’Offay collection, and act as testament to Warhol’s genius. Some of the most iconic images are on display: Marilyn, Elvis, Jackie, Liza and Judy. National Gallery of Scotland, The Mound, 624 6200, until 7 Oct, Mon–Wed & Fri–Sun 10am–5pm; Thu 10am–7pm, £8 (£6).
Michael Craik: Razed to the Ground Intimate, abstract paintings that draw on specific architectural sources to create intentionally ambiguous outcomes. His new work moves further into abstraction, with anti-illusionistic works containing geometric figures that rise up from the flat aluminium ground. Amber Roome, 558 3352, until 30 Aug, Wed–Sat 11am-6pm, free.