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The Generator

An art lab for kids aged 4+. Feel free to explore and imagine the art of the future.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Clore Education Centre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Thu 31 Jul

Clore Education Centre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Fri 1 Aug

Clore Education Centre

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 14:00 – 16:30
…and 16 more dates until 17 Aug

Create Your Own Comic

Hosted by Canongate Create your very own comic strip in this unique, fun art class, led by Creative Director of Graphic Scotland, Ariadne Cass-Maran. With live models and inspiring stories, Ariadne will help bring your characters to life and enlighten you on the techniques required to create your very own comic strip.

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Thu 7 Aug

The Odditorium

£12

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Carmel Stephens Tooms: Apprehending Lucidity: Searching For Form And Poetry

Abstract paintings exploring geometrical order, repeated patterns and colour relationships.

Bleddfa Centre, Knighton

Sat 9 Aug

Old School Gallery

Phone for prices / 01547 550377

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 10 Aug

Old School Gallery

Phone for prices / 01547 550377

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Wed 13 Aug

Old School Gallery

Phone for prices / 01547 550377

  • 14:00 – 17:00
…and 13 more dates until 30 Aug

Green2014: The Environmental Legacy of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

A six-month programme of exhibitions, talks and activities, looking at how the 2014 Commonwealth Games will affect the environment, celebrating the projects being delivered by Glasgow City Council, the Scottish Parliament, the Games Organising Committee and others.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Sun 3 Aug

Gallery Two

Free / 0141 276 5365

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 10 Aug

Gallery Two

Free / 0141 276 5365

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 17 Aug

Gallery Two

Free / 0141 276 5365

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 9 more dates until 19 Oct

Kevin Harman: Open Studio

A chance to discuss the methods and thinking behind the artist's unconventional and often provocative work – one 2009 work consisted of Harman telling a gallery that it had been selected for a project called Brick, and then turning up with a scaffolding pole and breaking a gallery window.

Old Ambulance Depot, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0131 558 5400

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 558 5400

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Wed 6 Aug

Free / 0131 558 5400

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00
…and 11 more dates until 31 Aug back to top

The Reality of My Scotland

BLINK Gallery Hong Kong Ms TK Chan, co-founder of BLINK Gallery Hong Kong is going to present her and other Hong Kong artists' artwork during the whole Fringe Festival across three different venues. TK illustrated the quirky things she saw around her when she arrived from her native HK to study in Edinburgh. BLINK…

Grosvenor Maybury Casino, Edinburgh

Thu 31 Jul

Manhattan Bar

Free / 0131 338 4444

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

Manhattan Bar

Free / 0131 338 4444

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Manhattan Bar

Free / 0131 338 4444

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 23 more dates until 25 Aug

Islam Festival Edinburgh

Edinburgh Central Mosque A dynamic experience of knowledge and art, opening a window onto Muslims' faith and culture. Free admission, refreshments, literature and Mosque tours, everyone is welcome!

Edinburgh Central Mosque

Sat 9 Aug

Exhibition Hall

Free / 0131 667 1777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Exhibition Hall

Free / 0131 667 1777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 11 Aug

Exhibition Hall

Free / 0131 667 1777

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 17 more dates until 28 Aug

Jennifer Kilgour: Drawing and Painting

Debut solo show by the painter and illustrator.

The Good Spirits Co., Glasgow

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0141 258 8427

  • 12:00 – 17:00

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

Gallery

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 14 Sep

Free / 0131 225 2383

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 16:00
…and 5 more dates until 19 Oct

M&P Italian Art Exhibition: Foreign Bodies – Corpi Estrani

Performance art, contemporary dance and food, in this month-long Monticelli & Pagone residency.

Alpha Art Gallery, Edinburgh

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 0131 226 3066

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 17 Aug

Free / 0131 226 3066

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0131 226 3066

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 2 more dates until 7 Sep

Stockbridge Library, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

0131 529 5665

  • 16:00 – 18:00
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Open Dialogues

Work by Ibraheem Adeyemi Adesina, Ernesto Canovas, Geri Loup Nolan, Stuart McAdam, Eva Ullrich plus one additional artist from the RSA 2014 New Contemporaries show.

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 17 Aug

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 2 more dates until 31 Aug

Phoebe Traquair Song School Murals

Traquair, Phoebe Anna (1852–1936) Painted in 1888–1892, Traquair’s acclaimed murals, restored in 1998, illustrate the canticle Benedicite Omnia Opera. Showing the pre-Raphaelite influence, they are a moving expression of faith. Tours meet at the Cathedral entrance (Palmerston Place).

St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Song School

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Song School

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 4 Aug

Song School

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 30 Aug

Rosie Cunningham: The Glasgow Alphabet Map

Artist and illustrator Cunningham has created an alphabet of Glasgow's iconic buildings.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0141 276 5365

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 0141 276 5365

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 17 Aug

Free / 0141 276 5365

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0141 276 5365

  • 12:00 – 17:00

A Celebration of Scottish Art

A Compelling Exhibition of Original and Limited Edition Art Castle Fine Art, Edinburgh, situated on prestigious Multrees Walk, is proud to present an exhibition of contemporary art featuring local artists such as Alexander Millar and Stuart McAlpine Miller during this year's Fringe festival. This superb collection of…

Castle Fine Art, London W1J

Sun 3 Aug

Gallery

Free / 020 3588 0011

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Gallery

Free / 020 3588 0011

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 17 Aug

Gallery

Free / 020 3588 0011

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Gallery

Free / 020 3588 0011

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

A–Z: An Alphabetical Tour of Scottish Art

An overview of Scottish art from the 17th century to the present day, featuring artists from William Allan to Aleksander Zyw.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 17 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 13 more dates until 16 Nov back to top

Art Rave

Art and Music Festival.

The Bond, Birmingham

Sat 9 Aug

Free

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 10 Aug

Free

  • 12:00 – 16:00

The Artist at Arta: A Scottish Perspective

Fun, Scottish-themed paintings from J M Fulton.

Arta, Glasgow

Wed 30 Jul

Free / 0141 552 2101

  • 12:00 – 22:00

Thu 31 Jul

Free / 0141 552 2101

  • 12:00 – 22:00

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0141 552 2101

  • 12:00 – 22:00
…and 2 more dates until 3 Aug

Billionaire Boys Club: A Printed History

Menswear line Billionaire Boys Club take their textiles from the runaway to the gallery wall, presenting some of their most important graphics and repeat patterns in print form. Plus, a Neptunes-centric club night on Sat 26 July.

Cruise, Glasgow

Wed 30 Jul

Free / 0141 572 3232

Part of Merchant City Festival.

  • 12:00 – 21:00

Thu 31 Jul

Free / 0141 572 3232

Part of Merchant City Festival.

  • 12:00 – 21:00

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0141 572 3232

Part of Merchant City Festival.

  • 12:00 – 21:00
…and 2 more dates until 3 Aug

Counterpoint

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

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0131 650 2210

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 0131 650 2210

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 9 Aug

Free / 0131 650 2210

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 14 more dates until 18 Oct

Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School

Burlesque art class with a relaxed atmosphere, music, drinks and interesting models.

Stereo, Glasgow

Sun 10 Aug

£7 (£5) / 0141 222 2254

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 14 Sep

£7 (£5) / 0141 222 2254

  • 13:00 – 15:00

Sun 12 Oct

£7 (£5) / 0141 222 2254

  • 13:00 – 15:00
…and 2 more dates until 14 Dec back to top

Edward Ardizzone (1900-1979): The Creator Of Little Tim And Friends

Works by one of the best-loved illustrators of the 20th century. He illustrated over 170 books, including 11 books about the adventures of Little Tim and his friends Lucy, Charlotte and Ginger, of which he was also the author.

Monnow Valley Arts Centre, Hereford

Sat 6 Sep

Free / 01873 860529

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 01873 860529

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sat 13 Sep

Free / 01873 860529

  • 14:00 – 17:00
…and 15 more dates until 2 Nov

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

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 01224 523700

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 01224 523700

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Sun 17 Aug

Free / 01224 523700

  • 14:00 – 17:00
…and 5 more dates until 21 Sep

The Mickleover Art Group Exhibition

Watercolour paintings and pastels by local artists.

National Trust: Sudbury Hall & The National Museum Of Childhood, Ashbourne

Wed 30 Jul

Free, plus admission £13.50, child £6.75, family £20.25 & £33.75 / 01283 585337

  • 13:00 – 17:00

Thu 31 Jul

Free, plus admission £13.50, child £6.75, family £20.25 & £33.75 / 01283 585337

  • 13:00 – 17:00

Fri 1 Aug

Free, plus admission £13.50, child £6.75, family £20.25 & £33.75 / 01283 585337

  • 13:00 – 17:00
…and 2 more dates until 3 Aug

Ryan Van Winkle and Dan Gorman: ViewMaster

Collaborative, interactive performance piece involving a set of viewmaster slides, some poetry reading and a live soundtrack.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Loft

£4 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Loft

£4 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Loft

£4 / 0131 560 1581

Preview Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 18 more dates until 24 Aug

Where Do I End and You Begin

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

Sun 3 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 529 3993

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 10 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 529 3993

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 17 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 529 3993

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 9 more dates until 19 Oct back to top