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.
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
The Galleries participating in this year’s Edinburgh Art Festival
2006, 27 July to 3 September are: (listed alphabetically)
Amber Roome Contemporary Art
75/79 Cumberland Street,
0131 558 3352
Exhibition: Andrew Mackenzie, delicate ground.
3 Aug – 7 Sept
Andrew Mackenzie’s work aims to explore the tension between constructed
and natural worlds by recalling personal experiences of specific
50 Thistle Street,
North East Lane,
0131 225 2093
Exhibition: Everyone Comes to Holyrood
27 July – 2 Sept,
Mon – Sat 11am – 6pm,
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
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,
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
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.
22-28 Cockburn Street,
0131 220 1260
Exhibition: Matt Stokes
29 July – 16 Sep,
Tue – Sun, 10am – 6pm,
First solo exhibition and off-site performance from this year’s
Beck’s Futures winner Matt Stokes.
Event: Matt Stokes – ‘Sacred Selections’, pipe
St Giles Cathedral,
24 Aug, 7.30pm
A pipe organ recital featuring experimental transcriptions of
underground music; Northern Soul, Happy Hardcore and Black Metal.
Corn Exchange Gallery
0131 561 7300
Wed – Sat, 11am – 4.30pm,
Exhibitions: Lauren Kirkman, installation and
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
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
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.
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.
23 Union Street,
0131 557 2479
Exhibition: David Shrigley – Recent Prints,
22 July – 16 Sept
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
0131 551 4490
Exhibition: Magazine 06,
Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm,
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.annuale.org
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