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Conversation with William Kentridge

The South African artist discusses his role in the creation of Ubu and the Truth Commission.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Fri 29 Aug

£6 / 0844 557 2686

Part of Edinburgh International Festival.

The Auld Acquaintance

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

Leiper Fine Art, Glasgow

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 0141 204 2372

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 0141 204 2372

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0141 204 2372

  • 12:00 – 20:00
…and 20 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

Thu 28 Aug

The Edinburgh Photographic Centre

£4 (£3) / 0131 453 4814

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 29 Aug

The Edinburgh Photographic Centre

£4 (£3) / 0131 453 4814

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 30 Aug

The Edinburgh Photographic Centre

£4 (£3) / 0131 453 4814

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 31 Aug

The Edinburgh Photographic Centre

£4 (£3) / 0131 453 4814

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

Thu 28 Aug

Modern Two

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 29 Aug

Modern Two

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 30 Aug

Modern Two

£8 (£6) / 0131 624 6200

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 50 more dates until 19 Oct

Rachel Maclean: The Weepers

A new darkly comic work from the Glasgow-based artist, as she tackles Scottish folk tale. Themes range from heritage to horror, and included in this solo exhibition is Maclean's take on the legend of the Bean Nighe or Washer Woman. You know the one. That monstrous spirit tasked with ringing out blood from the…

An Tobar Arts Centre, Isle of Mull

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 01688 302211

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 01688 302211

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 01688 302211

  • 10:00 – 16:00
…and 24 more dates until 27 Sep back to top

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

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

North Wales Drawing and Painting ArtFest

A drawing and painting festival, with a chance to talk to local artists, manufacturers and suppliers of art materials.

Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Fri 12 Sep

£2 / 01745 590487

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 13 Sep

£2 / 01745 590487

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Glasgow School of Art Graduate Degree Show

Work from across the GSA's range of Masters programmes, from Architecture to Animation via Graphics, Fine Art, Design Innovation and even Medical Visualisation. There's also the MDes fashion show, where you might spot the Jonathan Saunders of tomorrow.

Glasgow School of Art

Sat 6 Sep

Free / 0141 353 4500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 0141 353 4500

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 8 Sep

Free / 0141 353 4500

  • 10:00 – 20:00
…and 4 more dates until 12 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

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.

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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

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

Andy Wightman: Stop Thief!

Commentator, activist and author Andy Wightman gives an audiovisual presentation.

City Art Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 14:00

Campaign for Wool - Wool Collection Interiors

The Campaign for Wool launches WOOL COLLECTION: Interiors. An edit of wool interior pieces to be exhibited at London's Southwark Cathedral during Wool Week.

Southwark Cathedral, London SE1

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 020 7367 6700

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Mon 6 Oct

Free / 020 7367 6700

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Tue 7 Oct

Free / 020 7367 6700

  • 09:00 – 18:00
…and 5 more dates until 12 Oct

Deb Marshall and Arran Rahimian: Still

Paintings, sculptures and photography.

Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 6 Sep

Free

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sun 7 Sep

Free

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Wed 10 Sep

Free

  • 11:00 – 17:00
…and 4 more dates until 14 Sep back to top

Derek Anderson: Into the Wynd

Images of the residents of Cables Wynd House in Leith.

Leith Library, Edinburgh

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 0131 529 5517

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 529 5517

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 1 Sep

Free / 0131 529 5517

  • 10:00 – 20:00
…and 10 more dates until 12 Sep

EPIC Photography Exhibition

Fantastic Free exhibition of photography by Eynsford Photographic Image Club featuring photography by North Kent photographers.

Farningham Village Hall, Dartford

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 01322 839 385

  • 11:00 – 16:00

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 29 Aug

Free / 0131 558 5400

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0131 558 5400

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Martin Creed: Pop-up Shop

A pop-up shop designed by Martin Creed. You know you want to.

The Gallery At Sketch, London W1S

Mon 1 Sep

Free / 08707 704488

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Tue 2 Sep

Free / 08707 704488

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 08707 704488

  • 09:00 – 18:00
…and 4 more dates until 7 Sep

Scottish Diaspora Tapestry

The team behind the magnificent Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry present the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry. Created by volunteers in communities across the globe the tapestry pays homage to the profound impact Scots have had on the many areas they have migrated to. The exhibition will also feature a variety of mixed media…

St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh

Thu 28 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 29 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 30 Aug

Cathedral Nave

Free / 0131 225 6293

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Summerhouse: Garden Party

Gayfield The imagined grounds of a summerhouse are the setting for a contemporary design twist on a garden party. The exhibition features new works (also available to purchase) by leading makers from Scotland and Holland.

Gayfield Square, Edinburgh

Thu 28 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 29 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 30 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 31 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 0131 558 1200

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 0131 558 1200

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 558 1200

  • 10:00 – 16:00

The World History of Rashid al-Din, 1314: A Masterpiece of Islamic Painting

University of Edinburgh This festival exhibition highlights the Jami' al-Tawarikh (World History or Compendium of Chronicles) of Rashid al-Din, one of the masterpieces of medieval Islamic manuscripts. Celebrating the 700th anniversary of its production (1314/2014), the exhibition features approximately 15 folios from…

Main Library, Edinburgh

Thu 28 Aug

Exhibition Gallery

Free / 0131 650 3384

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 29 Aug

Exhibition Gallery

Free / 0131 650 3384

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 30 Aug

Exhibition Gallery

Free / 0131 650 3384

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

AES+F

Video installations exploring future worlds, hopes and fears, by the Moscow-based art collective comprised of Tatiana Arzamasova, Lev Evzovich, Evgeny Svyatsky and Vladimir Fridkes.

Royal Academy Of Arts At 6 Burlington Gardens, London W1S

Thu 11 Sep

£8; £7 disabled; £7 Art Fund/NADFAS ( £7; £5; £4; Children £4 ages 12-18) / 020 7300 8000

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Fri 12 Sep

£8; £7 disabled; £7 Art Fund/NADFAS ( £7; £5; £4; Children £4 ages 12-18) / 020 7300 8000

  • 10:00 – 22:00

Sat 13 Sep

£8; £7 disabled; £7 Art Fund/NADFAS ( £7; £5; £4; Children £4 ages 12-18) / 020 7300 8000

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 43 more dates until 26 Oct

Alessandro Di Massimo: I'll Be Your Mirror

Works by Edinburgh-based Italian artist, based on themes of borders, boundaries, citizenship and European identity.

Interviewroom 11, Edinburgh

Thu 28 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 16:00 – 19:00

Fri 29 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 16:00 – 19:00

Sat 30 Aug

Free

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • 11:00 – 14:00
…and 4 more dates until 6 Sep back to top