City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


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.

Edinburgh Art Festival Launches 2010 Programme

The programme for the 7th edition of the Edinburgh Art Festival was announced today, 2 June 2010. 48 galleries will be featured in the 2010 EAF with 11 participating for the first time. The Festival will run from Thursday 29 July Sunday 5 September with many exhibitions continuing into the Autumn.

Museum of Childhood's Vintage Car Collection Workshop

Workshop at the Museum of Childhood inspired by the vintage vehicles in the Museum’as Collection. Museum of Childhood is packed full of toy transport items.

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

Lauriston Lectures: Painting the Christmas Story

The events surrounding the birth of Jesus have been retold by artists down the centuries.

Lauriston lectures: All my Mind is with the Drawing’: Artists from the Highlands c.1745-c.1910

This lecture provides an outline of some of the key figures from the Highlands artistic movement.

Lauriston lectures: Self-portraiture and the 19th century woman artist

This lecture, given by Dr Patricia de Montfort, explores the world of the professional woman artist in the 19th century when improved access to training, exhibition and selling opportunities meant

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.