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All the King's Men Photo Exhibition

Dee King Photography A series of personal portraits of extraordinary men. Photography exhibition by London based photographer Dee King featuring colourful close-ups. Includes some well known figures from front and backstage at the Fringe, as well as other men across the arts and beyond. 'King seeks to transcend the…

Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Exhibition

Free / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Exhibition

Free / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Exhibition

Free / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 24 more dates until 31 Aug

Ancient Art of Fine Silk Embroidery

Su Embroidery Studio Exhibition of fine Chinese silk embroidery by Su Embroidery Studio from Suzhou, China. More than 30 pieces of silk artwork, all hand-stitched with extremely fine silk threads, will be displayed, of which, five will relate to Scottish culture. During the course of the exhibition, visitors will have…

Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 3 Aug

Su Embroidery Studio Exhibition

Free / 0131 557 4050

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 4 Aug

Su Embroidery Studio Exhibition

Free / 0131 557 4050

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 5 Aug

Su Embroidery Studio Exhibition

Free / 0131 557 4050

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 7 Aug

Another Vision Photography

Alex Robinson 16-year-old Alex has been taking creative photos, looking beyond the obvious, since the age of three. He is exhibiting a wide range of subjects and styles with something for everyone, including work featured on the BBC and winning entries from national competitions. Since his first solo exhibition aged…

Royal College Of Physicians, Edinburgh

Mon 10 Aug

Exhibition Space

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 11 Aug

Exhibition Space

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

Exhibition Space

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 14 Aug

Art Attack

Urbane Art Gallery Art Attack is a vibrant collection of works by award-winning artists of international repute. Highlights include a selection of captivating photorealistic paintings by Spanish hyperrealist artist Javier Banegas, provocative tongue-in-cheek depictions of modernity by British artist Marta Czok…

Urbane Art Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 4 Aug

Gallery

Free / 0131 556 8379

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 5 Aug

Gallery

Free / 0131 556 8379

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 6 Aug

Gallery

Free / 0131 556 8379

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug

Artists’ Open Studios and Exhibition

Coburg House Art Studios Seventy contemporary artists/makers open their studios to the public. Quality contemporary paintings, ceramics, jewellery, wooden boxes, textiles, weaving, metalwork, printmaking illustration/design, signwriting, architecture and landscape design. Also an exhibition in the gallery connected to…

Coburg House Studios, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

Free / 0131 554 6888

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Free / 0131 554 6888

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Clay 2015

When you visit this exhibition of ceramics you may find more than you had expected! The gallery area displays pieces specially selected for the Fringe, but this being a working pottery you will also find a large and diverse array of everyday stock. The work is full of contrast and interest; give six people clay as their…

The Adam Pottery, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Free / 0131 557 3978

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Free / 0131 557 3978

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Free / 0131 557 3978

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 31 Aug

Coburg Collective

Coburg Collective is an exciting festival exhibition featuring award-winning artists and makers from Edinburgh’s Coburg House Studios. 16 Scottish contemporary artists will be showing their work for the first time in the Dundas Street Gallery. A visual feast of original 2D and 3D work including a wide range of paintings…

Dundas Street Gallery, Edinburgh

Fri 21 Aug

Coburg Collective

Free / 0131 557 4050

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 22 Aug

Coburg Collective

Free / 0131 557 4050

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 23 Aug

Coburg Collective

Free / 0131 557 4050

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 7 more dates until 30 Aug

Craft Scotland Summer Show

Craft Scotland and selected makers from around the country Back by popular demand! Returning for its third year, the Craft Scotland Summer Show sets up shop in the centre of town. We will be on the 2nd floor of White Stuff on George Street to showcase the best of contemporary Scottish craft. Explore the work of…

White Stuff, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

2nd Floor

Free / 0131 300 0330

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

2nd Floor

Free / 0131 300 0330

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

2nd Floor

Free / 0131 300 0330

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 30 Aug

EIFF Short Film Challenge

Edinburgh International Film Festival EIFF Short Film Challenge is back for its second year! We will be screening the 10 best short films from around Scotland submitted to us by up-and-coming filmmakers. Join us and our jury of revered filmmakers and film professionals to see the top shortlisted competition entries.

Filmhouse, Edinburgh

Sat 15 Aug

Filmhouse1

Free / 0131 228 2688

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fife Youth Arts Hub Gallery

Part of Fife Youth Arts Hub @edfringe Young Curators from Fife College worked with Kirkcaldy Galleries in Fife during the Artist Rooms: Diane Arbus exhibition. These young artists crafted an exhibition that showcased the legacy of Diane Arbus and led to a greater understanding of the impact of her work. They developed…

The Edinburgh Academy

Thu 6 Aug

Performing Arts Centre

Free / 0131 624 4927

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Performing Arts Centre

Free / 0131 624 4927

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Performing Arts Centre

Free / 0131 624 4927

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 11 more dates until 22 Aug back to top

Fringe Film Festival

C film Returning for its 11th season, the critically acclaimed curated programme showcases silver screen shorts and contemporary filmmakers all day, every day. Pop in for a quirky short or linger longer for a moving moment – fabulously fresh innovation to discuss. Features work from UK, Europe, America, Asia…

C nova, Edinburgh

Mon 3 Aug

studio 4

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 4 Aug

studio 4

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 5 Aug

studio 4

Free / 0845 260 1234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 26 more dates until 31 Aug

Gallery Seventeen

Mackay and Anderson Contemporary visual artists, Margaret Anderson and Mary Mackay present new works in response to unsung muses, inspired by the narrative of the Scottish landscape.

Gallery 17, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Aug

Exhibition

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Exhibition

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Exhibition

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 4 more dates until 14 Aug

Gallery Suppers: An Artistic Tour of Europe with Scottish Culinary Dinner

The Scottish Cafe and Restaurant at The Scottish National Gallery A rare opportunity to enjoy exclusive, after-hours access to the Scottish National Gallery's world-class collection of masterpieces. Experience an art expert tour and talk in the Scottish National Gallery with a Prosecco reception. Followed by a…

Victor & Carina Contini Ristorante, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Aug

Free / 0131 225 1550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

Free / 0131 225 1550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 26 Aug

Free / 0131 225 1550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

In Basho's Footsteps

Streams and Mountains A poet (Valcarce) and an artist (Gleizer) hiked 2,000km across Japan's wilderness in the footsteps of Matsuo Basho, the ancient haiku poet. Basho believed that the ideal ground for art was lightness of spirit and oneness with nature, and devoted his life to this ideal. Through contact with local…

Coburg House Studios, Edinburgh

Fri 21 Aug

Free / 0131 554 6888

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 22 Aug

Free / 0131 554 6888

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 23 Aug

Free / 0131 554 6888

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Incognito: The Art of Disguise

The Nomads Tent A selling exhibition of tribal, ceremonial and performance masks from Africa and Asia.

The Nomads Tent, Edinburgh

Thu 6 Aug

Free / 0131 662 1612

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 7 Aug

Free / 0131 662 1612

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Free / 0131 662 1612

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 31 Aug back to top

Islam Festival Edinburgh

Edinburgh Central Mosque Islam Festival Edinburgh invites you to gain a genuine insight into Islam. Hosted by Edinburgh Central Mosque, the exhibition offers a dynamic experience of knowledge, Islamic art and culture, with talks, workshops, mosque tours, free literature and refreshments. Children-friendly Saturdays…

Edinburgh Central Mosque

Sat 8 Aug

Exhibition Hall

Free / 0131 667 1777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Exhibition Hall

Free / 0131 667 1777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Exhibition Hall

Free / 0131 667 1777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 27 Aug

Leo du Feu and Susan Smith

Royal Over-Seas League Watercolours, oils and prints of Scottish landscapes and wildlife by artist Leo du Feu and Susan Smith. Open daily. www.rosl.org.uk.

Royal Overseas League, Edinburgh

Mon 3 Aug

Landings Gallery

Free / 0131 225 1501

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 4 Aug

Landings Gallery

Free / 0131 225 1501

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 5 Aug

Landings Gallery

Free / 0131 225 1501

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 26 more dates until 31 Aug

Lost in the Dust Exhibition

John Meyer Set against the dramatic and hauntingly beautiful backdrop of the South African landscape, these 15 works by Meyer offer a personal and compelling look into how war affects individual relationships, and captures the raw emotion of the people swept up in it. Meyer’s ancestors fought on both sides of the…

Bonhams, Edinburgh

Tue 11 Aug

Gallery

Free / 0131 225 2266

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 12 Aug

Gallery

Free / 0131 225 2266

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 13 Aug

Gallery

Free / 0131 225 2266

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 20 Aug

Milk and Honey?

Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show Art has long been a source of joy and comfort, both for creator and viewer. This is reflected in the title of this year's exhibition, Milk and Honey? A wide and exciting range of work by both recognised and emerging artists will be on show and for sale along with unique designer jewellery.

Bonhams, Edinburgh

Thu 27 Aug

Exhibition Space

Free / 0131 225 2266

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 28 Aug

Exhibition Space

Free / 0131 225 2266

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 29 Aug

Exhibition Space

Free / 0131 225 2266

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 30 Aug

Exhibition Space

Free / 0131 225 2266

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Old Town – New Perspective

Tete-a-Tete Foto Old Town – New Perspective, is a collection of contemporary photographs taken by Ewan Barry and Audrey Pinard. The exhibition features people, street images and architectural details – all taken near our Blackfriars Street studio. Over the last year we've continued our exploration of the area…

Téte-a-Téte, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Téte-a-Téte

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 8 Aug

Téte-a-Téte

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 9 Aug

Téte-a-Téte

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 31 Aug back to top

Paperwork 2

The Working Lines Collective For the third year running, four artists from Edinburgh College of Art show their current works on paper. Accessible and affordable, these new drawings, prints and paintings on paper excite the eye and engage the mind. In their different ways and with different materials the four artists…

Edinburgh Ski Club

Fri 21 Aug

Exhibition Space

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 22 Aug

Exhibition Space

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 23 Aug

Exhibition Space

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 8 more dates until 31 Aug

Parliament House: A Hidden Gem – Free

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service This exhibition in the stunning 17th century Parliament Hall offers insight into the life, history and traditions of Scotland's Supreme Courts.

Parliament House, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

Parliament Hall

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 10 Aug

Parliament Hall

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 11 Aug

Parliament Hall

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 14 more dates until 31 Aug

Phoebe Anna Traquair Murals – Free

Friends of the Mansfield Traquair Centre Come and visit Edinburgh's Sistine Chapel, and see the beautiful, scintillating mural scheme by celebrated arts and crafts artist Phoebe Anna Traquair. Painted between 1893 and 1901, and the largest of her mural schemes, every surface is covered with images of all kinds: humans…

Mansfield Traquair, Edinburgh

Mon 3 Aug

Nave - Ground floor

Free / 0131 555 8475

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 4 Aug

Nave - Ground floor

Free / 0131 555 8475

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 5 Aug

Nave - Ground floor

Free / 0131 555 8475

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 16 more dates until 27 Aug

Photosynthesis

Group Exhibition The first exhibition in Scotland by artists from the Dutch art collective Tropism. Featuring photographs of plants taken with unusual, often scientific, visualisation techniques, the exhibition provides a surprising and spectacularly different view on plants. Botanical installations located around the…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Mon 3 Aug

John Hope Gateway - Ground Floor

Free / 0131 248 2909

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 4 Aug

John Hope Gateway - Ground Floor

Free / 0131 248 2909

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 5 Aug

John Hope Gateway - Ground Floor

Free / 0131 248 2909

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 32 more dates until 6 Sep

Phyllida Barlow: set

The Fruitmarket Gallery A major solo exhibition of new work by British artist Phyllida Barlow, who is known for monumental sculptures made from simple materials. Physically impressive and materially insistent, Barlow’s sculptures are inspired by engaging with the outside world, and with the experience of living and…

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Mon 3 Aug

Gallery

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 4 Aug

Gallery

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 5 Aug

Gallery

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 26 more dates until 31 Aug back to top