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The 152nd International Exhibition of Photography

Edinburgh Photographic Society See the very best of modern photography from many worldwide contributors at one of the longest running photography exhibitions in the world. The exhibition venue is in Edinburgh Photographic Society's premises - a Georgian house in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town.

Edinburgh Photographic Society

Wed 20 Aug

The Edinburgh Photographic Centre

£4 (£3) / 0131 453 4814

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

The Edinburgh Photographic Centre

£4 (£3) / 0131 453 4814

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Edinburgh Photographic Centre

£4 (£3) / 0131 453 4814

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 9 more dates until 31 Aug

Phill Jupitus: Sketch Comic

National Galleries of Scotland The National Galleries of Scotland will be letting legendary stand-up, punk poet and roving sketchsmith Phill Jupitus loose in its rooms for three weeks. Each weekday morning, Phill will sketch a favourite of his from the Gallery Collection, encourage you to come watch, join in, and share…

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Modern Two

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Modern Two

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Modern Two

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 24 Aug

Victoria Crowe: Real and Reflected

  • 4 stars

New work in a number of media focusing on the natural world and art history.

The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Free / 0131 558 1200

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Thu 21 Aug

Free / 0131 558 1200

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Fri 22 Aug

Free / 0131 558 1200

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 7 more dates until 30 Aug

Coombe Abbey Woodturners Festival Of Crafts

Local Woodturners and craft clubs on display plus demonstrations to be held in conjunction with Coventry City Council & national Heritage Days. Raising funds for air ambulance.

Coombe Country Park, Binley, Coventry

Sat 13 Sep

Free / 024 7645 3720

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Hanne Darboven: Making Time

Prints, drawings, audio works, artists books and ephemera covering the artist's career.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 21:00

Thu 21 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 21:00

Fri 22 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 21:00
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American Impressionism – A New Vision

  • 4 stars

An exhibition bringing together some 80 paintings that chart the response of American artists to French Impressionism. Works by Monet, Degas and Berthe Morisot provide context and there are popular works by the likes of Whistler, Sargent and Cassatt, but also less well-known paintings by artists such as Theodore Robinson…

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Modern Two

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Modern Two

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Modern Two

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 58 more dates until 19 Oct

Anselm Kiefer

A major and comprehensive retrospective of the German artist's work, including books, drawings, photographs, watercolours, paintings, sculptures and installations spanning his entire career.

Royal Academy of Arts, London W1J

Sat 27 Sep

£14; £13 disabled; £13 Art Fund/NADFAS ( £13; £9; £6; Children £6 ages 12-18) / 020 7300 8000

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 28 Sep

£14; £13 disabled; £13 Art Fund/NADFAS ( £13; £9; £6; Children £6 ages 12-18) / 020 7300 8000

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Mon 29 Sep

£14; £13 disabled; £13 Art Fund/NADFAS ( £13; £9; £6; Children £6 ages 12-18) / 020 7300 8000

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 76 more dates until 14 Dec

Craft Scotland Summer Show

Check out what Scotland's crafters have been up to at this exhibition.

White Stuff, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

2nd Floor

Free / 0131 300 0330

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

2nd Floor

Free / 0131 300 0330

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

2nd Floor

Free / 0131 300 0330

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

2nd Floor

Free / 0131 300 0330

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Phoebe Anna Traquair Murals

Friends of Mansfield Traquair Centre. Come and see Edinburgh's 'Sistine Chapel'. Beautiful, scintillating mural scheme by celebrated Arts and Crafts artist Phoebe Anna Traquair, now restored to its former glory. Take a free guided tour or enjoy exploring at your leisure. All ages.

Mansfield Traquair, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Nave - Ground floor

Free / 0131 555 8475

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 21 Aug

Nave - Ground floor

Free / 0131 555 8475

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Nave - Ground floor

Free / 0131 555 8475

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

The Summer Isles Festival

The third Summer Isles Festival organised by Mairearad Green and featuring live performances from Halcyon, Hunter & the Bear, Rura & Adam Holmes and harpist Rachel Newton (The Shee). There's also the annual ceilidh dance alongside music workshops, crafts, art and cookery demonstrations.

Coigach Community Hall, Achiltibuie

Sat 30 Aug

£20 (£15; Children £5)

  • 12:00 – 00:00
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Syria In Transit

A photographic and sound installation giving voice to those displaced by a tragic war and who face an unwelcome choice between living on the edge of conflict or trying to find a way to somewhere more distant from Syria but safer.

Rich Mix, Bethnal Green

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 020 7613 7498

  • 10:00 – 23:00

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 020 7613 7498

  • 10:00 – 23:00

Mon 25 Aug

Free / 020 7613 7498

  • 09:00 – 23:00
…and 13 more dates until 7 Sep

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

Wed 20 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 21 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 22 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 49 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

Wed 20 Aug

Free / 0131 652 2349

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 08:00 – 18:00

Thu 21 Aug

Free / 0131 652 2349

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 08:00 – 18:00

Fri 22 Aug

Free / 0131 652 2349

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 08:00 – 18:00
…and 9 more dates until 31 Aug

The Anatomy of a Building: Denys Lasdun and the Royal College of Physicians

An examination of the Royal College of Physicians building, one of the most striking and imaginative works of post-WW II architecture.

Royal College of Physicians Museum, London NW1

Mon 8 Sep

Free / 020 3075 1649

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Tue 9 Sep

Free / 020 3075 1649

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Wed 10 Sep

Free / 020 3075 1649

  • 09:00 – 17:00
…and 112 more dates until 13 Feb 2015

BP Portrait Award 2014

Contemporary portrait paintings created by entrants in the 35th year of the competition. The most prestigious painting competition in the world offers a first prize of £30,000 and is aimed at encouraging artists to focus and develop portraiture in their work.

National Portrait Gallery, London WC2H

Wed 20 Aug

Wolfson Gallery

Free / 020 7312 2463

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Thu 21 Aug

Wolfson Gallery

Free / 020 7312 2463

  • 10:00 – 21:00

Fri 22 Aug

Wolfson Gallery

Free / 020 7312 2463

  • 10:00 – 21:00
…and 30 more dates until 21 Sep back to top

Mascalls Gallery, Paddock Wood

Wed 20 Aug

Free / 01892 839039

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 21 Aug

Free / 01892 839039

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Elevated Art Fair 7

Contemporary art under £4000 - All direct from the artist so commission free. Plus live art, music,great food &drink and much more!

Leadenhall Market, London EC3V

Wed 20 Aug

Free / 07817 245951

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Thu 21 Aug

Free / 07817 245951

  • 11:00 – 20:00

Fri 22 Aug

Free / 07817 245951

  • 11:00 – 18:00

The Great Tapestry of Scotland

Potentially the longest tapestry in the world (beating the Kieskamma tapestry in the South African parliament by a cool 23 metres), the artwork has been worked on by people from all across the country since 2012. It tells the story of Scotland's history from the formation of the land in the prehistoric era to the…

The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 21 Aug

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 22 Aug

Free / 0800 092 7500

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 19 more dates until 13 Sep

Kaffe Fassett 50 Years in Colour

Celebrating the remarkable 50 year career of knitwear and textile designer, Kaffe Fassett, Aberdeen Art Gallery hosts the first major solo exhibition of his work in Scotland.

Aberdeen Art Gallery

Wed 20 Aug

Free / 01224 523700

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 21 Aug

Free / 01224 523700

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 22 Aug

Free / 01224 523700

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 26 more dates until 27 Sep

Lindsay Todd: The Living Mountain

In a specially designed record shop in the basement of the Church Gallery, Todd spins his own work and that of other artists. Records also available to buy.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 21:00

Thu 21 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 21:00

Fri 22 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 21:00
…and 35 more dates until 26 Sep back to top

Paul Robertson: Exhibition in a Pocket

The distinguished artist/curator is curating an exhibition of tiny avant-garde artworks kept in his jacket pockets, and you're invited to discuss them over a drink.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 21:00

Thu 21 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 21:00

Fri 22 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 21:00
…and 35 more dates until 26 Sep

Spennymoor's Great War

Exhibition at the Bob Abley Gallery at Spennymoor Town Hall commemorating the outbreak of the First World War. Opens Saturday 2 August and runs until Saturday 30 August. Open 10-2 on Saturdays; 12 noon-4 on Weekdays. Closed Sundays.

Spennymoor Town Hall

Wed 20 Aug

Free

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Thu 21 Aug

Free

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Fri 22 Aug

Free

  • 12:00 – 16:00
…and 7 more dates until 30 Aug

Susan Hiller: Re-Sounding

A new installation combining sound frequencies and visual patterns translated from cosmic microwave background radiation with eyewitness accounts of supposed extraterrestrial phenomena.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 21:00

Thu 21 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 21:00

Fri 22 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 21:00
…and 35 more dates until 26 Sep

Water Runs Deep

Paintings by seven artists, Steve Whitehead, Myles Linley, Heidee-Jo Summers, John Thornton, Sarah Webb, Malcolm Ludvigsen and Jo Davis. They all come from diversely different backgrounds but share a passion for depicting water in their paintings.

Eleven Gallery, Hull

Fri 22 Aug

Free / 01482 229600

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Sat 23 Aug

Free / 01482 229600

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 01482 229600

  • 11:00 – 16:00
…and 6 more dates until 7 Sep

Bexley Arts Trust Summer Open Art & Sculpture Exhibition

From 16th August to 14th September 2014 Bexley Arts Trust present a free, exciting and varied exhibition of works from artists in Bexley and surrounding areas at the Stables Gallery, Hall Place, Bexley DA5 1PQ.

Stables Gallery, Bexley

Wed 20 Aug

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Thu 21 Aug

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 22 Aug

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 23 more dates until 14 Sep back to top