Five shows by painters at 2013 Edinburgh Art Festival

  • Edinburgh Festival Guide
  • 9 July 2013

This article is from 2013

Five shows by painters at 2013 Edinburgh Art Festival

Work by Gabriel Orozco, Peter Doig, Alberto Morrocco, John Bellany and Moyna Flannigan

Gabriel Orozco
Taking The Eye of Go as a starting point, this show focuses on the circular motif right across Orozco’s work.
Fruitmarket Gallery, 1 Aug–18 Oct.

Dressed to Kill
A showcase of fashion, costume and dress including work by John Bellany and Moyna Flannigan.
City Art Centre, until 29 Sep.

Peter Doig
A major exhibition places the emphasis on recurring motifs and imagery.
Scottish National Gallery, 3 Aug–3 Nov.

Follow the Thread
This collection of three exhibitions celebrates the work of artists and designers who work with yarn and textiles.
Dovecot Studios, 2 Aug–14 Sep.

Alberto Morrocco
Works spanning Morrocco’s career from early drawings to paintings created shortly before he died in 1998.
Open Eye Gallery, 12 Aug–4 Sep.

Gabriel Orozco: thinking in circles

  • 4 stars

Major exhibition of work by the Mexican artist, taking his painting The Eye of Go as a starting point, and featuring a series of large works on acetate which have never before been exhibited. Orozco is concerned not so much with what art should be but why it exists at all, and his practice never stands still – he'll cite…

Dressed to Kill: Fashion, Costume and Dress in Scottish Art

A look at how Scottish artists have represented fashion and costume over the centuries.

Alberto Morrocco: Drawing on Life

This exhibition of works by Alberto Morrocco OBE (1917 – 1998) spans the artist’s entire career, from early student drawings and sculptures to paintings and graphics produced in his final years. Many of the works included are being shown for the first time in public and the sheer range of pieces – from classical studies…

Fleece to Fibre: The Making of the Large Tree Group Tapestry

Exhibition tracing the transposition of Victoria Crowe's 1975 painting Large Tree Group into a major new tapestry.

Follow the Thread – Dazzle@Dovecot

Work by jewellery designers who incorporate textiles, yarns and fabrics into their work.

Peter Doig: No Foreign Lands

  • 4 stars

A major retrospective of the work of the Scottish-born painter, featuring work from the past ten years. Doig's work is figurative without being traditionalist; he paints from photographs and often reworks a painting for years before arriving at a result that he's happy with. The result are paintings that, at their best…

Peter Doig in Conversation with Keith Hartley

Painter Peter Doig discusses his work with Keith Hartley, chief curator of the Gallery of Modern Art.

Curator's Tour: Peter Doig

Curator Julie-Ann Delaney gives a tour of the Peter Doig exhibition No Foreign Lands.