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Art Rooms

  • 4 stars

A new programme of exhibitions and education from Black Cube Collective, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, video and performance art.

Cockenzie House & Gardens

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 01875 819456

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 01875 819456

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 01875 819456

  • 11:00 – 16:00
…and 29 more dates until 28 Sep

Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland

  • 4 stars

For Generation, the Portrait Gallery shows for the first time in Scotland Luke Fowler’s 61-minute film The Poor Stockinger, the Luddite Cropper and the Deluded Followers of Joanna Southcott.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Platform 2 Market

Fifty stalls set up in Waverley by Local Motive Markets, offering ethical and local products from fresh produce to crafts.

Waverley Station, Edinburgh

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 0131 558 9644

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Fri 5 Sep

Free / 0131 558 9644

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Fri 12 Sep

Free / 0131 558 9644

  • 11:00 – 19:00
…and 6 more dates until 24 Oct

Augusto Corrieri and Vincent Gambini

New performance work considering the ideas of magic and misdirection.

Rhubaba Gallery & Studio, Edinburgh

Fri 29 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 30 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 31 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Charlie Hammond, Iain Hetherington and Alex Pollard

The three Glasgow-based artists examine the role of painting in this post-Internet society of ours.

Tramway, Glasgow

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 0845 330 3501

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 0845 330 3501

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0845 330 3501

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 13 more dates until 14 Sep back to top

Corin Sworn

The third of three Common Guild artists' exhibitions originally shown at the 2013 Venice Biennale. Sworn's installations explore notions of storytelling and history.

The Common Guild, Glasgow

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 0141 428 3022

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 19:00

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 0141 428 3022

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0141 428 3022

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 10 more dates until 13 Sep

Isa Genzken: Botanical Garden

  • 4 stars

The work of German sculptor Isa Genzken has been described by the New York Times as 'brash, improvisational, full of searing color and attitude' and this is the first UK exhibition of her work outside London, from the earlier geometric abstractions to the more recent assemblages of consumer goods, shop mannequins and…

Inverleith House, Edinburgh

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 0131 248 2971

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 0131 248 2971

  • 10:00 – 17:30

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 248 2971

  • 10:00 – 17:30
…and 25 more dates until 28 Sep

Jim Lambie

A solo exhibition of the Glasgow-born installation artist and sculptor, including his iconic 1999 work ZOBOP.

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Generation.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Generation.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Generation.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 50 more dates until 19 Oct

Where Do I End and You Begin

  • 4 stars

A major exhibition of contemporary art from around the world, selected by five curators from Commonwealth countries and investigating the ideas and myths underpinning the notion of 'commonwealth' itself.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 42 more dates until 19 Oct

Alice Finbow: An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Edinburgh

In 1974, French writer Georges Perec (Life A User's Manual) sat in a café in Paris for three days and created a description of everything he could see and hear. The result, Tentative d'épuisement d'un lieu parisien, is one of his enduring celebrations of what he called the 'endotic', the opposite of the exotic. Filmmaker…

The Manna House, Edinburgh

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 0131 652 2349

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 08:00 – 18:00

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 0131 652 2349

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 08:00 – 18:00

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 652 2349

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 08:00 – 18:00

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0131 652 2349

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 09:00 – 18:00
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Alison Watt: Paintings 1986–2014

A major retrospective of the Greenock-born painter's work, from her early self-portraits and images of the human form to her more recent paintings of fabric that evoke the body without depicting it.

Perth Museum and Art Gallery

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 01738 632488

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 01738 632488

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 01738 632488

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 25 more dates until 28 Sep

Calum Colvin: The Magic Box

  • 3 stars

An archaeology of the artist's created practice, featuring image transparencies going back to the 1980s and new commissioned work.

Edinburgh Printmakers

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 0131 557 2479

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 0131 557 2479

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 557 2479

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 6 Sep

Counterpoint

  • 3 stars

Non-thematic group show featuring work by eight artists: Shona Macnaughton, Ross Birrell, Michelle Hannah, Ellie Harrison, Andrew Miller, Keith Farquhar, Alec Finlay and Craig Mulholland.

Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 0131 650 2210

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 0131 650 2210

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 650 2210

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 36 more dates until 18 Oct

Dalziel + Scullion: Tumadh | Immersion

  • 4 stars

Work from the celebrated environmental artists, exploring relations between mankind and the natural world, shown at An Lanntair in Stornoway and Dovecot in Edinburgh.

An Lanntair Arts Centre and Cinema, Isle of Lewis

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 01851 708480

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 23:00

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 01851 708480

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 23:00

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 01851 708480

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 23:00

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 01851 708480

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 23:00

Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Art Fair.

  • 10:30 – 18:30

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Art Fair.

  • 10:30 – 18:30

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Art Fair.

  • 10:30 – 18:30
…and 13 more dates until 13 Sep

Graham Fagen: Cabbages in an Orchard

Graham Fagen has been researching the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his peers, and this exhibition presents work by Mackintosh and others, selected by Fagen, alongside new work.

Reid Building, Glasgow

Thu 28 Aug

Reid Gallery

Free / 0141 353 4500

Part of Generation.

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Fri 29 Aug

Reid Gallery

Free / 0141 353 4500

Part of Generation.

  • 11:00 – 17:00
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John Byrne: Sitting Ducks

A long-overdue, full-scale overview of John Byrne's long career as one of the best-loved and most individual visual artists in the country, focusing on his portrait work and gathering 50 key works from drawings to large-scale paintings, including iconic paintings of Tilda Swinton, Robbie Coltrane and of course Byrne…

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 50 more dates until 19 Oct

Katie Paterson: Ideas

Work from Glasgow artist who makes vivid and laconic works based on astronomical events and cosmological processes.

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 0131 556 4441

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 0131 556 4441

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 556 4441

Part of Generation.

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 25 more dates until 27 Sep

The King's Peace: Realism and War

Work by photographers and filmmakers revitalising realist strategies in order to illuminate the ties between conflict and peace.

Stills, Edinburgh

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 0131 622 6200

Part of Generation.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 0131 622 6200

Part of Generation.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 622 6200

Part of Generation.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 57 more dates until 26 Oct

Ross Sinclair: 20 Years of Real Life

  • 4 stars

New work as well as a look back at the career of an artist concerned with identity – personal, collective, cultural, national and international. It also inaugurates a project whereby Sinclair will work with new bands whose members have been born in the last 20 years.

Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 0131 556 1264

Part of Edinburgh Art Fair.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 0131 556 1264

Part of Edinburgh Art Fair.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 556 1264

Part of Edinburgh Art Fair.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0131 556 1264

Part of Edinburgh Art Fair.

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Tamsyn Challenger: Monoculture

Installation that links themes of digital culture – such as the 'digital face' typically used in selfies – with large scale cultural homogenisation, such as the cultivation of oil seed rape with pesticides linked to Colony Collapse Disorder and pseudo-sexual torture exerted on women attempting to express their…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 27 more dates until 26 Sep