altFrom the gentle brushstrokes of the Impressionists to the hard-edged drama
of Atsuo Okamoto’s granite sculptures, Edinburgh is going all arty in August.

EAF EXPO EXHIBITIONS
6 Times
Various sites
From 22 June

6 Times is a landmark series of sculptures by celebrated British artist Anthony Gormley, whose other work includes the iconic Angel of the North, has positioned six life-sized figures between the grounds of Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the sea. Discover these striking figures along the scenic Water of Leith.
 
7 ARTISTS: EDINBURGH SOUL
Union Gallery
www.uniongallery.co.uk
5 August – 6 September, Mon-Sat, 10.30am-6pm; Sun, 12-6pm

An exhibition featuring seven of Edinburgh’s finest and most exciting artists, full of iconic and powerful imagery.

A CELEBRATION: CRAIGIE AITCHINSON
www.trg.ed.ac.uk
An exhibition celebrating the achievements of the painter Craigie Aitchison, including iconic still life, portrait and landscape paintings all suffused with his instinctive use of colour.

CITY BEACH
Big Things On The Beach
www.bigthingsonthebeach.org.uk
29 July – 29 August, Thu, 10am-6pm; Fri, 10am-8pm; Sat, 1-8pm; Sun, 1-6pm

City Beach records a year long exploration of Portobello as a site for the expression of imagination in public space by public and artists.

CHRISTEN KOBKE: DANISH MASTER OF LIGHT
National Gallery Complex
www.nationalgalleries.org
4 July – 3 October

The most exhaustive selection of paintings by Christen Købke (1810– 1848), one of the foremost talents of Denmark’s Golden Age, ever to be shown outside Denmark.

DECAY
Patriothall Gallery
www.landenbeeld.nl
8-28 August, Tues-Sat, 12-4pm;  Sun 8 August, 12-4pm

Two Dutch and two Scottish artists whose work collides on the theme of ‘Decay’ present their multimedia work together for the first time at the 2010 EAF.

DOVECOT ART & MAKING: A NEW COLLECTION
Dovecot
www.dovecotstudios.com 
30 July – 5 September, 10.30am-5.30pm

A new collection of tapestries produced in collaboration with the William Scott Foundation, Barbara Rae and William Crozier.

DUTCH LANDSCAPES
The Queen’s Gallery
www.royalcollection.org.uk
30 April – 9 January 2011, Mon-Sun, 9.30am-6pm, (last admission 5pm)

Remarkable landscapes from the ‘golden age’ of Dutch 17th-century painting.  Includes works by Jacob van Ruisdael, Aelbert Cuyp and Meyndert Hobbema.

EDINBURGH PEOPLE
Edinburgh City Library
www.edinburgh.gov.uk/libraries
12 August – 24 September, Mon-Thu, 10am-8pm; Fri, 10am-5pm; Sat, 9am-1pm

Edinburgh People is a collection of new photographic portraits seeking to challenge public perception of photography. 

EDWARD WESTON: LIFE WORK
City Art Centre
www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk
31 July – 24 October, Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 12-5pm

A survey of the work of this iconic American photographer. Contains 117 vintage prints, and previously unpublished masterpieces interspersed with signature images.
 
FARAWAY MOUNTAIN
Corn Exchange Gallery
www.cornexchangegallery.com
30 July – 30 September, Mon-Fri, 11am-4.30pm

Large granite works crafted by renowned Japanese stone sculptor Atsuo Okamoto, best known for his use of the ancient art of wari modoshi.

GRANTON LIVE, CULTURE CRUNCH – MEANWHILE – OUTSIDE INSIDE – POP UP MOCK UP
gallera1, The Lighthouse
www.artinarchitecture.co.uk
20 August – 5 September, Tues-Sun, 11am-4pm

Inspired by cultural proposals for the seafront at Granton. Enjoy an indoor lido, artist gardens, visual concepts and more.

HITO STEYERL
Collective
www.collectivegallery.net
29 July – 19 September, Mon-Sun, 11am-6pm, 29 July – 31 August, Tues-Sun, 11am-5pm

Hito Steyerl | After the Crash, a new co-commission between Collective, Edinburgh, Chisenhale, London and Picture This Bristol.
A single screen film work, it will be premiering at Collective.

IMPRESSIONIST GARDENS
National Gallery Complex
www.nationalgalleries.org
31 July – 17 October, Daily, 10am-5pm (6pm during August), Late Opening Thurs, 10am-6pm

Impressionist Gardens will be a major international exhibition of around 90 works, and will be the first ever to be devoted to this subject. There will be fine examples by Monet, Pissarro and Sisley.

IN OUR OWN IMAGE: REPRESENTING THE HUMAN FORM
City Art Centre
www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk
31 July – 24 October

A range of Scottish artists and sculptors pay homage to the artist’s preoccupation with the human figure. Drawn from the City Art Centre collection.

IRAN DO ESPIRITO SANTO
Ingleby Gallery
www.inglebygallery.com
29 July – 18 September, Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 12-5pm

A major site specific installation, and first ever UK exhibition by one of Brazil’s leading living artists.
Gallery artist Peter Liversidge will present a series of proposals to celebrate the gallery’s 50th anniversary; one each day from 30th July to 17 September.
 
JOAN MITCHELL
Inverleith House
www.rbge.org.uk
27 July – 3 October, Tues-Sun, 10am-5.30pm

Inverleith House presents the first UK museum exhibition of paintings and works on paper by the influential  American abstract expressionist artist Joan Mitchell. A film about the artist will be screened throughout.

JUPITER ARTLAND YEAR TWO
Jupiter Artland
www.jupiterartland.org
29 July – 5 September, Thurs-Sun, 10am-4.30pm; Bank Holiday Mon 30 August, 10am-4.30pm

Jupiter Artland Year Two brings three additional site-specific works by Nathan Coley, Jim Lambie and Cornelia Parker to this burgeoning private collection, set in parkland and woods.

KEEPING MY HEAD ABOVE WATER
Dovecot
www.dovecotstudios.com 
30 July – 5 September, 10.30am-5.30pm

UK sculptor Julie Westerman shows large cibachrome prints of swimming to celebrate the Dovecot building.

KIM COLEMAN & JENNY HOGARTH
Staged, City Observatory
30 July – 15 August,
Mon-Sun, 11am-6pm

Staged is an off-site multi-channel video installation by collaborating artists Kim Coleman and Jenny Hogarth, combining live video with pre-recorded footage.

LIFE TURNS
New Media Scotland
www.mediascot.org
29 July – 26 August,
Wed-Sun, 12-8pm

life.turns is a community-wide call to action, seeking to revive the technology of the Victorian zoetrope, a forerunner to film.

MAGAZINE 10
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop
www.edinburghsculpture.org
Mon-Sat, 12–5pm
1-8 August, Katie Orton
14-22 August, Paul Rooney
28 August – 5 September, Kate V Robertson

A series of three solo exhibitions featuring new work by Paul Rooney, Katie Orton and Kate V Robertson.

MAIRI GILLIES – NATURA SENSUS
Atticsalt
www.atticsalt.co.uk
31 July – 4 September, Tues-Thu, & Sat, 1-5pm; Fri, 2-5pm

Using real plant material in sculptural installations, complex plants reworked into something completely new and inventive.

PLAN B
Scottish Poetry Library
www.spl.org.uk
29 July – 4 September, Mon-Fri, 11am-6pm; Sat, 1-5pm 

A collaborative exhibition exploring correspondences between the Pulitzer prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon
and photographer Norman McBeath.

THE PURSUIT OF FIDELITY (A RETROSPECTIVE)
Stills
www.stills.org
30 July – 24 October, Mon-Sun, 11am-6pm

Stills presents the first solo exhibition in Scotland of Glasgow-based artists Alexander and Susan Maris. The Pursuit of Fidelity (a retrospective), curated by Lisa Le Feuvre, takes a journey through the last twenty years of the artists’ practice.

SHELFLIFE_ A BIBLI-SIDESHOW
Jaaliceklarr
www.jaaliceklarr.blogspot.com
30 July – 5 September, Mon-Thurs, 9.15am-4.30pm; Fri, 10am-4.30pm

A potentially nomadic library ‘sideshow’: a celebration of ‘Do-It-Yourself’ publishing and artists’ Bookworks as a tangible vehicle for complete and transportable ‘exhibition-making’. 

SITTING AND LOOKING
Dovecot
www.dovecotstudios.com
10 July – 4 September, Tues-Sat, 10.30am-5.30pm; Mon, 10.30am-5.30pm during August

An exciting cross art-form exhibition curated by furniture designers Jim Partridge and Liz Walmsley with the financial assistance of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

THE SPACE BETWEEN
Amber Arts
www.amberarts.co.uk
29 July – 18 September, Tues-Fri, 10am-5pm; Sat, 10am-2.30pm; Closed Sun and Mon

Specially commissioned artwork from local and international contemporary printmakers, responding to the notion of ‘The Space Between’.

TKX
Totalkunst Gallery
www.theforest.org.uk/tk
26 July – 5 September, Mon-Sun, 10am-10pm 
Katalin Hausel (Hungary/UK),
26 July – 7 August 
Szajner (France), 8-21 August
Mik Godley (UK), 22 August – 5 September

An exciting triple bill of utting edge contemporary art situated within a vibrant cultural events space in the heart of the city.
 
TRAM SPOTTING/TRAIN STOPPING
SCHOP
www.schop.org.uk
10 August – 10 September, Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm

This exhibition takes a fresh look at how to shape our towns and cities, showcasing a number of provocative proposals from a select group of international participants under the curatorial direction of Oliver Chapman and Mark Cousins.
 
VICTORIA CROWE – NEW WORKS
The Scottish Gallery
www.scottish-gallery.co.uk
6 August – 4 September, Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 10am-4pm; Closed Sundays

Venice, the artist’s own garden and the landscape of the Scottish Borders form the main inspirations for this show of new work by one of the most lyrical painters working in Britain today.
 
WHAT YOU SEE IS WHERE YOU’RE AT: PART 3
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
www.nationalgalleries.org
From 31 July, Mon-Sun,10am-5pm

The third major wave of displays celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. The fourteen new displays feature masterpieces from the Gallery’s world-famous Collection, as well as exciting new works and commissions by international contemporary artists.

WILLIAM WEGMAN: FAMILY COMBINATIONS
City Art Centre
www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk
31 July – 24 October, Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 12-5pm

An exhibition by renowned contemporary artist William Wegman that explores the extraordinary photographic relationship between Wegman and his beloved family of Weimaraner dogs.

WITNESS – THE SPECTRE OF MEMORY IN CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART
Ed Cross Fine Art
www.edcrossfineart.com
6-30 August, Mon-Sun, 10am-6pm 

Four African artists engaging in different ways with memory and history. Memory is a source of inspiration, and this is the artists’ contribution to the collective memory.

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