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Edinburgh Art Festival 2005

The Edinburgh Art Festival piloted for the first time last year, represents over thirty galleries and runs concurrently with Edinburgh’s other major festivals in August. The New Projects fund has been created to support the work of existing galleries and artist-led organizations as well as to assist with the commission of new projects

The Edinburgh Annuale, the Annuale highlights Edinburgh's artist-run projects during the festival month of August with the aim of championing art in Edinburgh as it emerges from the grass roots. The Annuale will produce a catalogue which will act as a guide to artist-run exhibitions and events in the capital. The Edinburgh Art Festival has also been able to assist Inverleith House with the running of a visitors’ bus to Ian Hamilton Finlay’s garden Little Sparta, to tie in with the exhibitions running at Inverleith House, The Ingleby Gallery and The Scottish Poetry library which celebrate the artist’s 80th birthday.

The Edinburgh Art Festival is supported by the Scottish Arts Council, The British Council and Edinburgh City Council.

· The Following list of over 30 galleries were selected to participate in the Edinburgh Art Festival 2005 are: (listed alphabetically)

Amber Roome Contemporary Art

75/79 Cumberland Street, 0131 558 3352

two shadowy figures, passing each other

Jackie Anderson
(figurative painting), 11 Aug – 8 Sept.

Wed-Sat 11am-6pm, Admission free

For more information Contact Amber Roome mail@amberroome.co.uk


Assembly Rooms

54 George Street, 0131 226 2428

David Begbie: Light Line & Form – an installation, 5-29 Aug

Open daily 10am-10pm, Admission free

For more information Contact Sheilagh Tennant, artruist@blueyonder.co.uk

Aurora at Cell 77
77 Montgomery Street

Multimedia contemporary art event featuring artist-led initiatives Enso, Found and Glasgow DC

See website for programme

6 Aug 7-11pm, 7 Aug 1-5pm (workshop at 2pm)

For more information Contact Ruth Beale, ruth_beale@hotmail.com


Bourne Fine Art
6 Dundas Street, 0131 557 4050

Alexander Nasmyth landscape painting at Bourne Fine Art

Alexander Nasmyth
: His Circle and Times, 4 Aug – 3 Sept.

Mon-Fri 10am – 6pm, Sat 11am – 4pm, Admission free

For more information Contact Emily Walsh emily@bournefineart.co.uk

or Sarah Dallas, sarah@bournefineart.com


City Art Centre
2 Market Street, 0131 529 3993

Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm, Admission Free

Looking Both Ways: Art of the Contemporary African Diaspora, features the work of twelve African born contemporary artists now living in Western Countries.

18 June – 11 Sep

Modern design library building

Bibliotheca Alexandrina
, a study of this new library which is an important meeting place between Islamic and Christian cultures, 1 July – 11 September

Showstoppers: Scottish Art 1750 – 2005, celebrating 25 years of the City Art Centre, 14 May – 11 Sept.

For more information Contact Eithne Ní Chonghaile eithne.nichonghaile@edinburgh.gov.uk


Collective Gallery
22-28 Cockburn Street, 0131 220 1260
6 Aug – 24 Sep, Tue – Sun, 10am – 6pm (August), Tue – Sat, 12 – 5pm (September), Admission free.

Daria Martin with a mask and sign saying Man and Mask

Daria Martin – Man and Mask - Galleries 1 & 2

Gates of Ades

Kate Owens – Hero of the Two Worlds - Project Room
Also showing:
Kate Owens (off-site project)
Gates of Ades, Venue: to be confirmed, please contact the gallery
30 Jul – 28 Aug, Wed – Sun, 12 – 6pm
A new off-site installation that will aim to provoke divine aspirations from over 1000 bottles of fizzy pop.
For more information Contact Sarah Munro mail@collectivegallery.net


Dean Gallery
73 Belford Road, 0131 624 6200
Henri Cartier-Bresson, 6 Aug - 23 Oct., 10am-5pm £5/£3.50

Only UK venue

Sponsored by Lloyds TSB Scotland, In association with Bentley Edinburgh

For more information visit


11 Gayfield Square, 0131 558 7110

Claire Barclay, 5 Aug - 17 Sept. Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 12pm-5pm, closed on Tues in Sept., Admission free

For more information Contact Susanna Beaumont mail@doggerfisher.com www.doggerfisher.com

Edinburgh College of Art

Lauriston Place, 0131 221 6000

Line of jagged metal on carpets

Jannis Kounellis
– in collaboration with the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art - first ever exhibition in Scotland, 14 Aug - 18 Sept., 10am-5pm daily, Thurs 25 Aug open 10am-8pm, Admission free

For more information Contact Exhibitions, exhibitions@eca.ac.uk


Edinburgh Printmakers

23 Union Street, 0131 557 2479

Practice and Process – a CEL scotland exhibition, 30 July – 17 Sept. Tues-Sat 10am-6pm, Admission free

The latest multiples by some of Scotland’s leading artists including Martin Boyce, Katy Dove, Graham Fagen, Kenny Hunter, Callum Innes, Dave Sherry and Alan Shipway

For more information Contact Sarah Manning Cordwell



Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
23 Hawthornvale, 0131 551 4490

20-27 Aug, 10am-5pm daily, Admission free

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

Magazine 2005 (annual show by 20 artists representing the current breadth of activity in Scottish contemporary art)
For more information Contact Irene Kernan admin@edinburghsculpture.org


The Embassy
79 East Cross Causeway, 0131 667 2808

13 Aug – 3 Sept., Thurs-Sun 12pm – 6pm, Admission free

The Boyle family lying on a huge map of the world spread out on the floor

Exhibition of collaboratively-made works
, Including work by Corey Arcangel, The Boyle Family, Luke Fowler, Babak Ghazi, John Mullen and Lee O’Connor, Christo Wallers and Matthew Fleming

For more information Contact The Embassy Gallery info@embassygallery.co.uk or www.embassygallery.co.uk

E m e r g e D Edinburgh
St James Shopping Centre, Unit 71

6-28 Aug., Mon-Fri (excl Thurs) 9am-6pm, Thurs 9am – 8pm, Sun 11am-5pm

08/05 EmergeD gallery logo

‘[08/05]’ Offisite installations - local and international artists will create temporary interventions in orphaned spaces throughout the city.

For more information Contact Kirsten Lloyd kirsten@emerged.net


The Fruitmarket Gallery

45 Market Street, 0131 225 2383

Black dotty rainbow over the edinburgh castle

Cai Guo-Qiang, Life Beneath the Shadow, 30 July – 25 Sept., 10am-7pm daily, 4-25 Sept., Mon-Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 12-5pm, Admission free

Also showing at:

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 30July- 11 Sept - Exhibition of gunpowder portraits

Edinburgh Castle, 29 July, 7pm - Black Rainbow: Explosion Project for Edinburgh

For more information Contact Annie Woodman annie@fruitmarket.co.uk www.fruitmarket.co.uk

Ingleby Gallery

6 Carlton Terrace, 0131 556 4441

Wheelbarrow - 28 Juillet 1794

Ian Hamilton Finlay
– L'Idylle des Cerises, 29 July – 17 Sept. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Admission free
For more information Contact Richard Ingleby or Caroline Broadhurst info@inglebygallery.com


Inverleith House
Royal Botanic Garden
, 20a Inverleith Row, 0131 248 2849

Ian Hamilton Finlay ‘Sentences’, 29 July – 23 Oct, 10am-5.30pm daily during the festival otherwise closed Mon, Admission free

Plus regular bus tours to Little Sparta on Wed and Sat from 30 July – 10 Sept.- Further info on 0131 248 2983

For more information Contact Paul Nesbitt, p.nesbitt@rbge.org.uk


10 Bruntsfield Avenue, 0131 229 9506, Admission free

pixellated face

Two film screenings by Ulay/Abramovic, Corey Arcangel, David Panos and Charles and Ray Eames.

Screening 1: Thurs 18 Aug, 8-9.30pm, Screening 2: Thurs 25 Aug, 8-9.30pm

For more information Contact kimehcoleman@gmail.com


Merz Gallery

87 Broughton Street, 0131 558 8778

Naked Japanese man standing on scales

Iimawashi - contemporary art from Japan featuring the work of fifteen artists,

7 Aug – 4 Sept., Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 10.30am-2.30pm, 4.30-6.30pm, Sat 10.30am-6.30pm, Admission free

Includes a large off-site installation by Ken Kageyama made from over 100,000 waribashi (chopsticks), venue tbc

For more information Contact Calum Buchanan info@merzart.com


Open Eye Gallery
34 Abercromby Place, 0131 557 1020

Painting of beached boats

Leon Morrocco RSA RGI – From the Studio, Rome, 13 Aug – 7 Sept.

Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Admission free

i2 - 13 Aug – 24 Sept.

French Connection- modern masterprints by Pierre Bonnard, Georges Braque, Juan Gris, Marie Laurencin, Fernand Leger, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall,

For more information Contact Tom Wilson open.eye@virgin.net


The Queens Gallery
Palace of Holyrood House, 0131 524 1120

Drawing of the Queen Mother

Watercolours and Drawings from the Collection of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, 19 March-20 Nov, 9.30am-6pm daily, admission charge

For more information contact or visit


Royal Museum

part of the National Museums of Scotland

Chambers Street, 0131 247 4422

Painting of the last Tsar and Tsarina

Nicholas and Alexandra – The Last Tsar and Tsarina, 14 July - 30 Oct.

Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm, late opening until 8pm every Tues, £5/4/3

Sponsored by Scottish and Newcastle

For more information Contact Susan Gray s.gray@nms.ac.uk


Royal Scottish Academy Building

The Mound, 0131 624 6200

Gauguin's Vision - Dutch women  seeing  a mythical creature

Gauguin’s Vision, 7 July – 2 Oct. 10am-6pm daily. From 31 July-4 Sept. otherwise 10am-5pm daily, late opening until 7pm every Thurs, £6.50/4.50

Sponsored by Baillie Gifford

For more information visit


Royal Scottish Academy

The Mound, 0131 225 6671

Festival Connections – 179th RSA Annual Exhibition, 13 Aug – 25 Sept. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm, Admission charge

Work by RSA members and invited international artists.

For more information Contact Colin Greenslade colingreenslade@royalscottishacademy.org or Ailsa Lindsay alisalindsay@royalscottishacademy.org

The Scottish Gallery
16 Dundas Street, 0131 558 1200

James Morrison: New Paintings, Ann Little: Jewellery, and Frances Priest: Ceramics,

8 Aug – 7 Sept. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Admission free

55 Causewayside – a Scottish Gallery Project

Jock McFadyen – Roadworks, 10 Aug – 3 Sept. Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat 11am-6pm, Admission free

For more information Contact Ruth Lock ruth@scottish-gallery.co.uk


Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

75 Belford Road, 0131 624 6200

Francis Bacon: Portraits and Heads, 4 June – 4 Sept., 10am-5pm, £5/£3.50

A collaboration between the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the British Council, in association with the Hamburg Kunsthall

Sponsored by Lloyds TSB Scotland

In association with Bentley Edinburgh

For more information visit


see short review @ http://www.edinburghguide.com/edgforum/viewtopic.php?t=2583

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

1 Queen Street, 0131 624 6200

The Healing Touch, 9 July – 27 Nov., 10am-5pm, 31 July – 4 Sept. 10am-6pm (Thurs until 7pm) £4/3

Part of the Royal College of Surgeons’ 500th anniversary celebrations

For more information visit


Scottish Poetry Library

Evening will come they will sew the blue sail5 Crichton’s Close, Canongate, 0131 557 2876

Ian Hamilton Finlay: Early Works from the Wild Hawthorn Press 1964 – 1971, rare early pieces and classic images from the collections of Edwin Morgan

5 Aug – 7 Oct., Mon-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 1pm-5pm, Admission free

For more information Contact Lilias Fraser lfraser@spl.org.uk







6 Darnaway Street, 0131 225 8444

Birgir Andrésson: Cities, Countries and Regions of the World in Icelandic Towns and Villages 1 Aug – 2 Sept., Mon-Fri 2-5pm, Admission free

For more information Contact Joanna Roxburgh jo.roxburgh@reiachandhall.co.uk

Stills Gallery

23 Cockburn Street, 0131 622 6200

Map of the world

Low-Fi –net art, 6 Aug - 3 Oct., 11am-6pm daily, Admission free

Presenting new projects from artists working with networked technology

For more information Contact Deirdre McKenna director@stills.org


Talbot Rice Gallery

The University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge, 0131 650 2210

Paula Rego print

Paula Rego: The Print Series – a major assessment of the work of this important figurative artist. Only showing of this major retrospective exhibition in Scotland.

6 Aug – 24 Sept., Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2pm-5pm, 6-24 Sep closed Suns and Mons, Admission free

for more information Contact Pat Fisher pat.fisher@ed.ac.uk


Total Kunst
3 Bristo Place, 0131 220 4538

Total Kunst

Each day includes a new project, 7- 22 Aug, 10am- midnight daily

Contact totalkunst@yahoogroups.com

Travelling Gallery

Travelling Gallery

Scotland’s only mobile art gallery, at a different location everyday,

0131 529 3930

Call to Organise! Colossal! – a collaborative installation by Scottish artists Anne Marie Copestake and Sophie MacPherson, 19 – 26 Aug, 10am-5pm, Admission free

For more information visit www.travellinggallery.com

WASPS Patriothall Gallery

1D Patriothall, 48 Hamilton Place, 0131 226 7126
17 Women Artists from WASPS/Chicago Exchange, 6 Aug – 30 Aug. 11am-6pm, Admission free

Exhibition talk – Sun 7 Aug, 3pm

For more information Contact Trude Blows & Miriam Vickers patriothall@btconnect.com


Edinburgh Art Festival Steering Group comprises:

Chair – Tessa Jackson

Fiona Bradley, Director, The Fruitmarket Gallery

Amanda Catto, Visual Arts Director, The Scottish Arts Council

Ruth Beale, Curator/Co-ordinator, Aurora

Richard Ingleby, Director, Ingleby Gallery

Philip Long, Senior Curator, The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Ian O’Riordan, Keeper, City Art Centre

Suzanne Dunn, Exhibitions Officer, Edinburgh College of Art

Norah Campbell, International Arts Manager, The British Council

Lisa Kapur – Co-ordinator

24 galleries took part in the first Edinburgh Art Festival in 2004

For further information contact on all the exhibitionns Emma Henderson or Rebecca Salt, Colman Getty PR, emma@colmangettypr.co.uk, rebecca@colmangettypr.co.uk