City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: galleries


Video: Artistic Director Jonathan Mills introduces 2013 EIF Programme

Treats lie in store for EIF-goers this year from Shakespeare's Coriolanus backed by Chinese heavy metal bands to a production of Hamlet that interacts with Richard Burton's 1964 Broadway version; f

Rare Japanese Handscroll Discovered In Edinburgh Collection

Japanese handscroll

A rare Japanese handscroll painting, dating back to the early 1700s, has been discovered in the special collections of Edinburgh’s Central Library

Elizabeth Blackadder, Queen's Painter in Scotland, To Receive Edinburgh Award 2012

Dame Elizabeth Blackadder with Alex Salmond

Elizabeth Blackadder, who is the Queen’s Painter in Scotland, is to receive this year's Edinburgh Award, joining previous winners Ian Rankin, JK Rowling, Sir Chris Hoy, George Kerr and Profes

Porcelain Pods Spread Far and Wide In Craft Giveaway

This Saturday sees the inaugural Big Craft Giveway, an event funded by Creative Scotland, which encourages people to make, enjoy, and share

Art Festival Brought Out the Kid Critics

One of the main aims of the Edinburgh Art Festival, which ended yesterday, is not only to present a programme of international and emerging artists in est

Airport Backtracks on Picasso Nude Cover-up

Picasso poster

The Scottish National Galleries got a nice bit of unexpected publicity and Edinburgh Airport is looking a mite foolish after the airport backtracked on a decision to

Picasso & Modern British Art Exhibition Comes To Edinburgh

Picasso's Three Dancers

Pablo Picasso was a colossus bestriding the 20th century art world, but British collectors were slow to recognise his importance. The Tate didn't  purchase a Cubist Picasso until 1949, decades after the artist's pioneering work in Cubism.

Top Wildlife Photography Show Opens at Botanic Garden

Pine Marten

A new exhibition of nature photographs by 20 top British photographers is now on show at the Royal Botanic Garden.

Transient Skies - Edinburgh scenes by Jamie Primrose

Pentlands skyscape

It is almost ten years since Jamie Primrose became a professional artist in 2003. It is a tough market with many talented landscape painters exhibiting their work in Scottish galleries.

British Woods Photography Competition

Scots Pine (Pinus Sylvestris)

Online woodland database VisitWoods is holding a Photography Competition. VisitWoods (which I've posted about before) is a publicly funded web project designed to encourage greater awareness about British woods. The competition is a way of encouraging people to find out more about their native woodlands and to get out and share photos of their explorations.