Art at the Festival TweetShareSharePin0 SharesFrom the gentle brushstrokes of the Impressionists to the hard-edged dramaof Atsuo Okamoto’s granite sculptures, Edinburgh is going all arty in August.EAF EXPO EXHIBITIONS6 Times Various sitesFrom 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 SOULUnion Gallerywww.uniongallery.co.uk 5 August – 6 September, Mon-Sat, 10.30am-6pm; Sun, 12-6pmAn exhibition featuring seven of Edinburgh’s finest and most exciting artists, full of iconic and powerful imagery. A CELEBRATION: CRAIGIE AITCHINSONwww.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 BEACHBig Things On The Beachwww.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 LIGHTNational Gallery Complexwww.nationalgalleries.org4 July – 3 OctoberThe 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.nl8-28 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 COLLECTIONDovecotwww.dovecotstudios.com 30 July – 5 September, 10.30am-5.30pmA new collection of tapestries produced in collaboration with the William Scott Foundation, Barbara Rae and William Crozier. DUTCH LANDSCAPESThe Queen’s Gallerywww.royalcollection.org.uk30 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 PEOPLEEdinburgh City Library www.edinburgh.gov.uk/libraries 12 August – 24 September, Mon-Thu, 10am-8pm; Fri, 10am-5pm; Sat, 9am-1pmEdinburgh People is a collection of new photographic portraits seeking to challenge public perception of photography. EDWARD WESTON: LIFE WORKCity Art Centrewww.edinburghmuseums.org.uk31 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 MOUNTAINCorn Exchange Gallerywww.cornexchangegallery.com 30 July – 30 September, Mon-Fri, 11am-4.30pmLarge 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 UPgallera1, The Lighthousewww.artinarchitecture.co.uk 20 August – 5 September, Tues-Sun, 11am-4pmInspired by cultural proposals for the seafront at Granton. Enjoy an indoor lido, artist gardens, visual concepts and more. HITO STEYERLCollectivewww.collectivegallery.net29 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 GARDENSNational Gallery Complexwww.nationalgalleries.org31 July – 17 October, Daily, 10am-5pm (6pm during August), Late Opening Thurs, 10am-6pmImpressionist 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 FORMCity Art Centrewww.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 Gallerywww.inglebygallery.com29 July – 18 September, Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 12-5pmA 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 MITCHELLInverleith Housewww.rbge.org.uk27 July – 3 October, Tues-Sun, 10am-5.30pmInverleith 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 TWOJupiter Artlandwww.jupiterartland.org29 July – 5 September, Thurs-Sun, 10am-4.30pm; Bank Holiday Mon 30 August, 10am-4.30pmJupiter 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 WATERDovecotwww.dovecotstudios.com 30 July – 5 September, 10.30am-5.30pmUK sculptor Julie Westerman shows large cibachrome prints of swimming to celebrate the Dovecot building. KIM COLEMAN & JENNY HOGARTHStaged, City Observatory30 July – 15 August,Mon-Sun, 11am-6pmStaged is an off-site multi-channel video installation by collaborating artists Kim Coleman and Jenny Hogarth, combining live video with pre-recorded footage. LIFE TURNSNew Media Scotlandwww.mediascot.org29 July – 26 August,Wed-Sun, 12-8pmlife.turns is a community-wide call to action, seeking to revive the technology of the Victorian zoetrope, a forerunner to ﬁlm. MAGAZINE 10Edinburgh Sculpture Workshopwww.edinburghsculpture.orgMon-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 SENSUSAtticsaltwww.atticsalt.co.uk 31 July – 4 September, Tues-Thu, & Sat, 1-5pm; Fri, 2-5pmUsing real plant material in sculptural installations, complex plants reworked into something completely new and inventive. PLAN BScottish Poetry Librarywww.spl.org.uk29 July – 4 September, Mon-Fri, 11am-6pm; Sat, 1-5pm A collaborative exhibition exploring correspondences between the Pulitzer prize-winning poet Paul Muldoonand photographer Norman McBeath. THE PURSUIT OF FIDELITY (A RETROSPECTIVE)Stillswww.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-SIDESHOWJaaliceklarrwww.jaaliceklarr.blogspot.com30 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 LOOKINGDovecotwww.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 BETWEENAmber Arts www.amberarts.co.uk29 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/tk26 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 STOPPINGSCHOP 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 Gallerywww.scottish-gallery.co.uk6 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 3Scottish National Gallery of Modern Artwww.nationalgalleries.orgFrom 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 COMBINATIONSCity Art Centre www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk31 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 ARTEd Cross Fine Artwww.edcrossﬁneart.com6-30 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. TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.