Fringe preview: Art Late
Tour Edinburgh’s art galleries after hours as part of Edinburgh Art Festival
This article is from 2015.
Why limit your appreciation of art to daytime hours? This pair of happenings, one in the North and one in the South of the city, offers you the chance to join an evening tour between several Edinburgh art spaces. Along the way there are artist talks, performances and drinks courtesy of Blue Moon, with live music at the final destination.
On Thu 13 Aug Art Late: North kicks off at Old Royal High School and heads to Ingleby Gallery, Rhubaba, Collective – where France-Lise McGurn has work exploring identity construction – and Edinburgh Printmakers, currently exhibiting acclaimed Canadian artist Derek Michael Besant. The evening finishes at The Biscuit Factory with a live performance from White. The stylish Scottish band, who have echoes of LCD Soundsystem and Franz Ferdinand, have recently performed lauded sets at Wickerman Festival and Mumford and Sons Gentlemen of the Road.
On Thu 20 Aug, Art Late: South starts from Talbot Rice Gallery and visits Dovecot, where you can check out Dazzle:Jewellry; The Fruitmarket Gallery, where Phyllida Barlow has a solo exhibition; and Stills. The tour finishes at Scottish National Portrait Gallery with a performance by Glasgow electronic dance pop artist Miaoux Miaoux. Recently, he’s played the BBC Introducing stage at T in the Park and released his much-anticipated second album School of Velocity on Chemikal Underground.
Art Late: North, Old Royal High School, 13 Aug, 6pm, £5. Art Late: South, Talbot Rice Gallery, 20 Aug, 6pm, £5.