• Jill Todd Photographic Award 2017

    Sat 04 Nov 2017 -  Sat 18 Nov 2017

    The Jill Todd Photographic Award was initiated in 2011 by close photographic associates of Jill, who had her life taken by cancer just over one year from graduating from Edinburgh Napier University with a 1st Class Hons. Degree in Photography and Film. The objectives of the Award were formed in deference to Jill’s successful early career progression as a recognised emerging talent in Scotland. The Award is open to those photographic artists within three years of graduation from Photography and Art degree courses in Scotland, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

  • ‘KITE AND TRUMPET’ Festival of Polish Art for Children

    Fri 13 Oct 2017 -  Fri 22 Sep 2017

    ‘KITE AND TRUMPET’ Festival of Polish Art for Children is a celebration of the best of Polish modern art and design for children. Illustrators, performers and designers living in Scotland and invited from Poland will team up in a programme of interactive, contemporary visual theatre, storytelling, design and workshops.

  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind

    Wed 11 Oct 2017 -  Sun 29 Oct 2017

    Now in its fifth year, Out of Sight, Out of Mind (OOSOOM) is an exhibition of artworks created in relation to peoples’ experiences of mental health issues. It is part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF). Groups and individuals have made their work with a range of motivations, including personal expression, development of artistic

  • IONART – New Scottish Colourists on Iona

    Tue 03 Oct 2017 -  Sat 28 Oct 2017

    Sale of paintings from Iona, to support the work of Diabetes UK In spring 2017, a week-long painting expedition to Iona was organised by a Trust in the name of the late Lord MacLeod of Fuinary, founder of the Iona Community. Lord Macleod’s wife died of a diabetes-related heart attack aged 63. Sir Maxwell Macleod,

  • Festival Exhibitions Programme

    Thu 03 Aug 2017 -  Sun 24 Sep 2017

    Summerhall is delighted to present its visual arts programme on the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh Festival, an event that was created “to heal the wounds of war”. In homage to this founding principle the programme focuses on the ways art addresses sociopolitical changes and documents conflict. The exhibitions feature interdisciplinary practices of experimental artists

  • Get Creative Takeover

    Sat 24 Jun 2017 -  Sun 09 Jul 2017

    Grow Wild invited young people aged 12-25 to apply for funding to produce creative works of art to raise awareness about the importance of UK native wild flowers and plants.

  • Fever Dreams

    Sat 24 Jun 2017 -  Sun 09 Jul 2017

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  • Postcard Art Exhibition & Auction 2017

    Fri 23 Jun 2017 -  Fri 14 Jul 2017

    This year’s Postcard Art Exhibition is bigger than ever, bringing together the combined talents of renowned artists such as David Forster, The Grey Earl, Avril Paton, Stephen Mangan, Al Heighton, Raymond Osborn, Lynne Hanley and many others from Scotland and beyond.

  • Retina Scottish Photography Festival

    Sun 18 Jun 2017 -  Sat 15 Jul 2017

    Retina Scottish Photography Festival is led by a group of professionals from diverse backgrounds, including business, practicing photographers, higher education, production and the creative industries.

  • Unturning

    Sat 17 Jun 2017 -  Sun 16 Jul 2017

    Irineu Destourelles’ Unturning is an incubator exhibition, presenting two new video works exploring the legacy of Thatcherism policies on current political discourse and personhood. The exhibition is Destourelles’ second solo-show in Scotland, it follows Tainted Verbal, at Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, (April – May 2017).

  • Edinburgh College Creative Arts End of Year Show

    Wed 07 Jun 2017 -  Wed 14 Jun 2017

    This year’s Edinburgh College Creative Arts end-of-year show is bigger than ever, bringing together the combined talents of the HND students from 3D Design (Interiors), Animation, Computer Art & Design, Computing, Contemporary Art Practice, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interactive Design and Textiles all under one roof.

  • Dialogue with Emperor Qin’s Warriors: Contemporary Sculptures from Europe & China

    Sat 03 Jun 2017 -  Fri 30 Jun 2017

    This stunning free exhibition of contemporary sculptures came about when 28 artists, one from each EU country and a further three artists from China, were invited to create their individual response to the First Emperor’s Terracotta Army in the city of Xian in Shaanxi Province.

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    Sat 20 May 2017 -  Fri 14 Jul 2017

    -}}}}}} : {{{+}}} is the title of Scottish born artist Anneli Holmstrom’s first UK solo show presented as part of Summerhall’s Curated Programme and kindly supported by Creative Scotland Open Project Funding.

  • Syria in Painting, Photography, Film and Word

    Fri 19 May 2017 -  Sun 04 Jun 2017

    Syria in Painting, Photography, Film and Word brings together a broad-based selection of new artworks by Syrian artists based in Edinburgh and further afield, including organisations involved with Syria. Each of the artists presents a highly personal reflection of their homeland and the Syrian people through works in a variety of media.

  • LIGHT LAND LATITUDE: ICELAND-THREE PERSPECTIVES

    Sat 13 May 2017 -  Sun 04 Jun 2017

    Two Scots and an Icelander exhibit together, inspired by the wilderness landscapes of the North. SANDI ANDERSON focuses on the light and momentary glimpses. THORUNN BARA takes the bio-colonisation of the island of Surtsey as her starting point to consider the relationship between art and science in the natural world.

  • Brilliant Geometry: The Art of mathematical projection through the Magic of 3D Printing

    Fri 12 May 2017 -  Sun 04 Jun 2017

    Brilliant Geometry brings the creativity and precision of mathematics to the general public, using computer-aided design, recent innovations in 3D printing, and very, very bright lights! With a variety of exhibits – hand-held projectors, shadow lanterns and zoetropes – we invite our guests to play with the idea of dimension, of projections, of polygons and polytopes, and of tilings.

  • Beneath and Beyond: Seismic Sounds

    Mon 01 May 2017 -  Fri 12 May 2017

    Stephen Hurrel’s Beneath and Beyond: Seismic Sounds is an immersive live feed audio-video installation produced by the constant movements and tectonic shifts beneath the Earth’s surface and installed in the basement of Summerhall.

  • Arctic from Above

    Sat 01 Apr 2017 -  Tue 09 May 2017

    Team Shrub present photographs of Arctic tundra landscapes and the plants and wildlife that inhabit them captured as a part of scientific research expeditions to the rapidly warming Arctic.

  • Data Horizons

    Sat 01 Apr 2017 -  Fri 12 May 2017

    Data Horizons is the result of a collaboration between the Extreme Light group at Heriot-Watt University and Lily Hibberd, Leverhulme Trust artist-in-residence at Heriot-Watt throughout 2016

  • A Hidden Order

    Sat 01 Apr 2017 -  Mon 17 Apr 2017

    A Hidden Order reveals the bonds between art and music through geometry and mathematics, bringing to light an unforeseen unity that merges the worlds of traditional Islamic art and Western contemporary composition.