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Augusto Corrieri and Vincent Gambini

New performance work considering the ideas of magic and misdirection.

Rhubaba Gallery & Studio, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Edges

Work by eight contemporary photographers who prefer slow processes to digital imaging.

Central Library, Edinburgh

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0131 242 8100

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 0131 242 8100

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Thu 4 Sep

Free / 0131 242 8100

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 21 more dates until 29 Sep

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

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 1 Sep

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 47 more dates until 19 Oct

Matthew Darbyshire: Renaissance City

A new commission by the Cambridge-born artist, who playfully recreates the Victoria & Albert Museum's sculpture hall in eye-catching polycarbonate.

Stanny House Farm, Woodbridge

Sun 31 Aug

Free, email renaissancecity@yahoo.co.uk for details / 07899 900795

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sat 6 Sep

Free, email renaissancecity@yahoo.co.uk for details / 07899 900795

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 7 Sep

Free, email renaissancecity@yahoo.co.uk for details / 07899 900795

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 10 more dates until 12 Oct

John Ruskin: Artist and Observer

  • 2 stars

Drawings and paintings by the Victorian art critic and writer John Ruskin, who famously championed Turner and condemned Whistler. Ruskin was an outstanding draughtsman and watercolourist whose pictures illustrate many of his own books, and this show gathers together some of his finest work. The exhibition is a…

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 1 Sep

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 2 Sep

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 26 more dates until 28 Sep back to top

Alasdair Gray at 80

An exhibition to mark the 80th birthday of one of Scotland's most revered artists. Showcasing more than 100 of his works, Gray also hopes to finish three major works he began in the 1960s.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Mon 1 Sep

Free / 0141 276 9599

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0141 276 9599

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 0141 276 9599

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 58 more dates until 31 Oct

The Auld Acquaintance

Cartoons on the independence referendum, from members of Scottish Cartoon Studios.

Leiper Fine Art, Glasgow

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0141 204 2372

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Mon 1 Sep

Free / 0141 204 2372

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0141 204 2372

  • 12:00 – 20:00
…and 17 more dates until 19 Sep

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

Sun 31 Aug

The Edinburgh Photographic Centre

£4 (£3) / 0131 453 4814

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0131 652 2349

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Life as a Cheap Suitcase (Pandrogeny & A Search for a Unified Identity)

  • 4 stars

Genesis and Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge's first British exhibition in 11 years is as avant-garde and shocking as expected, featuring attacks on nuclear families, Big Society and the royals.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Mon 1 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 24 more dates until 26 Sep back to top

Maps to Memorials: MacDonald Gill

The work of illustrator, letterer, architect and mural painter, MacDonald 'Max' Gill (1884-1947) ranged in size from a postage stamp to a 200ft long mural. His career spanned the years between the start of World War I and the end of World War II - a period when advertising became accepted as an art form.

The Lettering And Commemorative Arts Trust, Lettering Arts Centre, Saxmundham

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 01728 688393

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Mon 1 Sep

Free / 01728 688393

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Fri 5 Sep

Free / 01728 688393

  • 11:00 – 17:00
…and 39 more dates until 10 Nov

Twenty Eight – The Collective Pop-up

A Stockbridge-based pop-up shop featuring work from designers, artists, poets, milliners, dressmakers, illustrators, ceramicists and other creative types.

Twenty Eight, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

Free

  • 10:00 – 18:30

Tue 2 Sep

Free

  • 10:00 – 18:30

Wed 3 Sep

Free

  • 10:00 – 18:30
…and 50 more dates until 31 Oct

Jim Lambie

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

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Mon 1 Sep

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Generation.

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Generation.

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 47 more dates until 19 Oct

kennardphillips: Demo Talk

Peter Kennard and Cat Phillipps have been making art together as kennardphillipps since 2002, to protest against the invasion of Iraq.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Mon 1 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 24 more dates until 26 Sep

Poetry for the Palace: Poets Laureate from Dryden to Duffy

An exhibition looking at the role of the Poet Laureate across the centuries and celebrating the work of the current Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, at the midpoint of laureateship. With presentation volumes, original manuscripts and images of poets including Dryden, Wordsworth, Tennyson, Betjeman and Hughes, among others, it's…

The Queen's Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 18:00

Mon 1 Sep

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 18:00

Tue 2 Sep

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

  • 09:30 – 18:00
…and 61 more dates until 2 Nov back to top

Thomas Joshua Cooper: Scattered Waters

Landscape photography by a master.

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 0131 556 4441

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Mon 6 Oct

Free / 0131 556 4441

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Tue 7 Oct

Free / 0131 556 4441

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 40 more dates until 22 Nov

The Wonder Of Birds

The Wonder of Birds will explore the cultural impact of birds upon mankind. Eliciting a wide range of emotions from awe to fear, and from pleasure to cruelty, birds have intrigued humanity since the earliest of times.

Norwich Castle Museum And Art Gallery

Mon 1 Sep

£6.50; Children £5.20; £14–£21 / 01603 493625

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Tue 2 Sep

£6.50; Children £5.20; £14–£21 / 01603 493625

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Wed 3 Sep

£6.50; Children £5.20; £14–£21 / 01603 493625

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 9 more dates until 13 Sep

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

Sun 31 Aug

Modern Two

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 1 Sep

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Tue 2 Sep

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

…and 47 more dates until 19 Oct

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

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 01875 819456

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Mon 1 Sep

Free / 01875 819456

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 01875 819456

  • 11:00 – 16:00
…and 26 more dates until 28 Sep

John Byrne: Dead End

Paintings from the distinguished artist and playwright.

Bourne Fine Art, Edinburgh

Mon 1 Sep

Free / 0131 557 4050

  • 10:00 – 18:00
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London International Tattoo Convention

The body art convention features hundreds tattoo artists from around the world, including Nervio from Roses & Panthers, Adriaan Machete from Machete Death Gallery and Filip Leu from The Leu Family's Family Iron. As well as the chance to get inked by the best, there also a ridiculous amount of entertainment…

Tobacco Dock, London E1W

Fri 26 Sep

£55 for a three-day pass; Fri only £20 in advance (£25 on the door); Sat only £30 in advance (£35 on the door); Sun only £25 in advance (£30 on the…

Sat 27 Sep

£55 for a three-day pass; Fri only £20 in advance (£25 on the door); Sat only £30 in advance (£35 on the door); Sun only £25 in advance (£30 on the…

Lucy Sparrow: Cornershop

An art show truly worth making a fuzz about, Lucy Sparrow's Cornershop is the fluffiest, furriest shopping experience imaginable. She's filled a derelict store in Bethnal Green with over 4,000 handmade felt versions of familiar grocery items.

The Cornershop, London E1

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 020 7613 3554

  • 10:00 – 19:00

Out of the Fire: Handcrafted Glass and Ceramics

The Nomads Tent The Nomads Tent presents a selling exhibition of handcrafted glass and ceramics from workshops across Iran, Turkey and the UK.

The Nomads Tent, Edinburgh

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0131 662 1612

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Mon 1 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0131 560 1581

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 24 more dates until 26 Sep

Tony Cruz, Remy Jungerman and Adele Todd: Spirit Levels

The three artists pay homage to line and form in abstract work made from a variety of media.

CCA, Glasgow

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 11:00 – 18:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 0141 352 4900

  • 11:00 – 18:00
…and 4 more dates until 7 Sep back to top