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Edinburgh Art Festival
27 July to 3 September 2006

This year’s Edinburgh Art Festival builds on the success of the previous two years, by showcasing some of the best International, National and Scottish visual arts from blockbuster exhibitions to grass roots artist led projects.

As one of the major summer festivals, the Edinburgh Art Festival places visual arts in the heart of August’s international cultural mix.

The Edinburgh Art Festival is committed to celebrating, presenting and communicating art of the highest quality. The Festival brings together the individual strengths of the city’s visual arts organisations to put on an international season of exhibitions giving the participating arts organisations and artists a stronger context in which to show their work. This will be enhanced by a strong and wide ranging events programme.

Tessa Jackson
John Ritchie

Speaking at the launch, Tessa Jackson, Chair of the Edinburgh Art Festival’s Steering Committee, said:

“Once again the EAF will bring together galleries, museums, organisations and individuals to celebrate and raise the profile of visual arts. The support from Bloomberg for the siting of this David Batchelor piece is a fantastic way to start the third festival and we are both pleased and proud that the EAF will be showcasing the sculpture for the first time outside London. ”

The focus for Edinburgh Art Festival activity is in August.

The Edinburgh Art Festival is supported by the Scottish Arts Council, the City of Edinburgh Council, British Council Scotland and Bloomberg L.P.



The Galleries participating in this year’s Edinburgh Art Festival 2006, 27 July to 3 September are: (listed alphabetically)

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Amber Roome Contemporary Art

75/79 Cumberland Street,
0131 558 3352

Exhibition: Andrew Mackenzie, delicate ground.
3 Aug – 7 Sept
Tues-Sat 11am-6pm,
admission free

Andrew Mackenzie’s work aims to explore the tension between constructed and natural worlds by recalling personal experiences of specific locations. www.amberroome.co.uk

Exhibition - Andrew Mackenzie


50 Thistle Street,
North East Lane,
0131 225 2093

Exhibition: Everyone Comes to Holyrood
27 July – 2 Sept,
Mon – Sat 11am – 6pm,
admission free

A dialogue between the media frenzy at festival time and work of internationally recognized contemporary artists, focusing on the promotion and consumption of stardom, fame and luxury and their darker counterpoints. Painting/Photography/Film/Three-dimensional work

Exhibition - Everyone comes to Holyrood

Bourne Fine Art

6 Dundas Street,
0131 557 4050

Exhibition: Scottish Painting 1750-1950,
4 Aug – 2 Sep
Mon-Fri 10am – 6pm, Sat 11am – 4pm,
admission free

Also showing: John Boyd works on paper, 4 Aug – 2 Sep


City Art Centre

2 Market Street,
0131 529 3993

Exhibition: Toulouse-Lautrec and the Art Nouveau Poster,
29 July – 22 Oct
Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm,
Admission £5.00 (concessions £3.50)

A comprehensive exhibition on the history of posters, concentrating on the fin-de siècle period in Paris, Brussels and Barcelona. Features rare and significant works by Lautrec, Chéret, Mucha and many more.

Also showing: Albert Watson Frozen, 29 July to 22 Oct
The first UK retrospective by the acclaimed Scottish-born, internationally-renowned photographer, whose iconic fashion images regularly appear in Vogue and Rolling Stone. Includes montages of his music, film and fashion projects.

Also showing :Anne Redpath and The Edinburgh School, 29 July to 22 Oct
Exhibition exploring the work of one of Scotland’s leading 20th century artists, in relation to her influential contemporaries Gillies, Maxwell, MacTaggart and Crozier. Organised in association with The Fleming Collection.




Collective Gallery

22-28 Cockburn Street,
0131 220 1260

Exhibition: Matt Stokes
29 July – 16 Sep,
Tue – Sun, 10am – 6pm,
admission free.

First solo exhibition and off-site performance from this year’s Beck’s Futures winner Matt Stokes.

Event: Matt Stokes – ‘Sacred Selections’, pipe organ recital.
St Giles Cathedral,
Royal Mile,
24 Aug, 7.30pm

A pipe organ recital featuring experimental transcriptions of underground music; Northern Soul, Happy Hardcore and Black Metal.

Corn Exchange Gallery

Constitution Street,
0131 561 7300
Wed – Sat, 11am – 4.30pm,
admission free

Exhibitions: Lauren Kirkman, installation and drawings
18 Aug – 28 Sep

Site specific installation of an Edinburgh street which explores our experience of an object through its surface, showing alongside a collection of newly commissioned works on paper.

Also showing : Phoebe Cummings, ceramicist.
30 June – 10 Aug


Dean Gallery

73 Belford Road,
0131 624 6200

Exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain: Pioneer Collectors,
7 July – 24 September 2006
Admission £6.00 (concessions £4.00);
free to children under 12

The largest Van Gogh exhibition in Britain for forty years will include more than thirty works, and will explore how Vincent’s work came to be appreciated and collected in Britain.



11 Gayfield Square,
0131 558 7110

Exhibition: well, Well
Moyna Flannigan,
4 Aug – 30 September
Tue-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 12pm-5pm during August
Normal times Wed-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 12-5pm or by appointment.
admission free.

Event: Informal talk with Moyna Flannigan, Sat 5 Aug, 3pm

New paintings and works on paper by Moyna Flannigan exploring the meeting place between the fantastical and the real.



Edinburgh Printmakers

23 Union Street,
0131 557 2479

Exhibition: David Shrigley – Recent Prints,
22 July – 16 Sept
Tues-Sat 10am-6pm,
admission free

Prolific artist whose childlike drawing style and comic creations is cartoon-like, witty, dark and humorous. He is also the author of Err, Kill Your Pets and The Book of Shrigley.



Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

25 Hawthornvale,
0131 551 4490

Exhibition: Magazine 06,
12-20 Aug,
Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm,
admission free

Annual show of work by 20 artists representing the current breadth of activity in Scottish contemporary art.



• Edinburgh Annuale’s programme is included in the Edinburgh Art Festival. For more information please or email info@annuale.org or visit www.annuale.org

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