City Art Centre

City Art Centre
2 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DE

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Aside from being home to one of the finest collections of Scottish art in the UK, Edinburgh’s City Arts Centre behind Waverley Station hosts some of the best international touring exhibitions across fine art, photography and design. The Arts Café offers a great children’s menu alongside some classic burger and vegetarian options.

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There are 10 events at this location

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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.

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

…and 78 more dates until 16 Nov

Andy Wightman: Stop Thief!

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

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

Crowd Sourcing

Take inspiration from our exhibition Where do I end and you begin and create your own crowd scene using paper and collage.

Mon 15 Sep

Free / 0131 529 3993

James Guthrie Orchar: Collecting Prints in the 19th Century

Learn about Dundee industrialist James Guthrie Orchar's (1825–1898) roles as patron.

Map Making

Make your own hand-drawn map of Scotland at this family drop-in workshop.

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

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Picturing Conflict: Art of the First World War

WWI was, at the time, the most horrific conflict in global history, which is perhaps why it yielded such a memorable cultural heritage. This exhibition features images of the war from Eric Robertson, David Young Cameron and Sir John Lavery.

Sat 8 Nov

Sun 9 Nov

Mon 10 Nov

…and 67 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

Richard Hylton Lecture

Hylton discuss the exhibition Where do I end and you begin.

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

Urban/Suburban

A view of architecture and the built environment in recent Scottish art, featuring work by Nathan Coley, Graham Fagan, Carol Rhodes, Toby Paterson, Christine Borland and others.

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

Part of Generation.

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

Part of Generation.

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

Part of Generation.

…and 42 more dates until 19 Oct

Where Do I End and You Begin

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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.

Thu 28 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

Fri 29 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0131 529 3993

Part of Edinburgh Art Festival.

…and 42 more dates until 19 Oct

You Choose: Favourites from the City Art Centre

The most popular paintings from the centre's collection, as chosen by an online poll of the general public.

Sat 13 Dec

Sun 14 Dec

Mon 15 Dec

…and 158 more dates until 24 May 2015

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