City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: galleries


Edinburgh Art Festival To Get Underway With City Art Centre Opening

Shell and Rock

Following a fifteen month refurbishment, the City Art Centre will reopen to the public on Saturday 31 July with two major exhibitions featuring works by two acclaimed, but very different American photographers, Edward Weston and William Wegman. The opening of the city centre art gallery comes at the start of this year's Edinburgh Art Festival (29 July - 5 September).

Dean Gallery Unveils New Stairwell Artwork

Richard Wright Stairwell

Turner prize-winning artist, Richard Wright, unveiled his most "complex and ambitious" painting to date earlier this week.

Free Plane Tickets to Barcelona In Edinburgh Sand Castle Smash 'n' Grab

Edinburgh Castle and Gaudi Cathedral

Scottish artist Kate Robinson has erected a massive sand castle on Edinburgh's Castle Street this week as part of a promotion by Spanish airline company Spanair, who have launched direct flights from Edinburgh to Barcelona.

Dance, National Gallery of Scotland, Review

High Steppers - Sickert

What I love about elegant classical ballet and brash, bold, exciting contemporary dance is the vitality of movement matched by the beauty of the human form. Here, it’s the turn of artist

Human Sculptures To Gauge Rise and Fall of Water of Leith

6 Times Horizon

A new art project, commissioned by the National Galleries of Scotland, will see four human figures immersed in the Water of Leith, acting as gauges for the height of the river as it swells and recedes.

Wegman's Weimaraners Coming to Edinburgh Art Festival

Malta by William Wegman

US artist William Wegman is bringing a selection of his famous Weimaraner portraits to Edinburgh's newly refurbished City Art Centre as part of this summer's Edinburgh Art Festival.

Outreach Program Explores EIF "New World" Theme

One of the less visible activities of the Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) is its its year-round programme of education and outreach. Around 1,000 young people are participating in workshops and projects this year, that explore the cultural diversity of performers and the ideas raised in the Edinburgh's flagship arts festival.

Science Festival Introduces Cow Autopsy and Kids' Blood Bar

Science Festival blood

Blood and guts are on the menu at the Edinburgh International Science Festival in April. The annual festival of popular science, which aims to educate through hands-on activities and topical talks, has a new floor at one of its main venues, the City Art Centre, devoted to the human body.

Edinburgh Art Festival Dates Announced

Edinburgh Art Festival Richard Wright

The seventh annual Edinburgh Art Festival will open on Thursday 29 July 2010 running until Sunday 5 September 2010. The Festival, which offers a special summer platform for Edinburgh galleries and artists to showcase specially-curated work, will feature exhibitions in venues across the city along with a programme of associated events, artist talks, workshops, tours and the ever popular Art Late.

Partially Sighted Photographer's Shed Exhibition Opens

A new exhibition of photographs, taken by a partially sighted photographer of his garden shed, opens today at the Edinburgh headquarters of the Royal National Institute of Blind People Scotland.