City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: galleries


Art Review: David Mach - Precious Light

David Mach - The Agony and The Ecstasy, Precious Light

The City Art Centre unveiled its latest exhibition at the end of July, the David Mach RA RSA presentation Precious Light: a celebration of the King James Bible 1611-2011, an exhibition in sculpture and collage. There is also an exhibition of historic Bibles, in particular the King James Bible which is celebrating its 400th anniversary this year, and a demonstration of how the English-language bible has so influenced how and what we say in every day speech.

Elizabeth Blackadder Restrospective at National Gallery of Scotland

Dame Elizabeth Blackadder is now 80 and this is her first major retrospective. It takes up all the rooms in the Scottish National Gallery starting from her student days to the present.

National Museum of Scotland Unveils Dramatic Transformation

NMS Hall

The National Museum of Scotland has its public opening ceremony tomorrow (29 July), following a £47.4 million transformation which has created one of the world’s great museums, presenting the sciences, humanities and culture, all under one roof.

Edinburgh Museums Awarded £130,000

Museums Galleries Scotland has named the successful applicants for funding reserved for Scotland’s top collections. Five Lothians based Recognised Collections of National Significance successfully bid for a share to pay for projects that will bring major benefits for visitors.

Scotsman Steps Restored in Marble

Scotsman Steps corner

The Scotsman Steps have been fully restored in marble along with a new piece of public art by Martin Creed.

Come to Edinburgh. See the Museum of London

Museum of London

As the promoters of the Great Edinburgh Run say, a 5k or 10k jog through the capital is a great way to see the Old and New Towns in all their glory in a fun, energetic fashion. "Make a weekend of it in Scotland's historic capital city," says the web site.

Exhibition Shows Influence of Renaissance Artist Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht Durer, Landscape with Cannon

A National Gallery of Scotland exhibition, opening this Thursday, looks at the enduring influence of 16th century German artist Albrecht Dürer.

Photo Artist Hiroshi Sugimoto Zaps into Edinburgh Festival

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Wild Fennel and Umbrellifer

An exhibition by Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto will be exhibiting at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in August and September at this year's Edinburgh International Festival.

Edinburgh Writer's Museum Marks Birth of Hume

The 300th anniversary of the birth of the Scottish philosopher, historian, and leading figure in the Edinburgh Enlightenment, David Hume (1711-1776) is being marked by an exhibition at the Writers' Museum featuring rare archive materials.

1960 Holyrood Train Campaign Painting Donated to Edinburgh

Holyrood Palace train campaign

An evocative, oil painting of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, once used by national railway operator British Railways in a PR campaign to get more people using trains, has been donated to the City of Edinburgh's art collection and will be displayed at the City Art Centre later this Spring.

Edinburgh International Festival Launches Eastern Themed 2011 Programme

King Lear

William Shakespeare goes East as the music of the Rajasthan desert drifts into the city this Summer