Scottish Chamber Orchestra: James MacMillan’s Symphony No.5: ‘Le grand Inconnu’ [Edinburgh International Festival]
17 Aug Review
The leading Scottish composer of his generation celebrates turning 60 with five performances at the heart of the Edinburgh International Festival. This culminates with the world premiere of his Symphony No.5: ‘Le grand Inconnu’ and shows off MacMillan’s talent to compose for both voice and orchestra.
Leith School of Art has announced its short courses, comprising Day & Evening courses, Beginners Drawing & Painting courses, a special selection of Weekend Workshops, and a new programme of Taster courses.
23 Aug – 11 Sep
The Ottersburn Gallery shows work from the Modern Makers programme, which allows a small group of young people from Dumfries & Galloway to learn craft skills from established makers. The Craft of Printmaking is this year’s theme.
Until 25 Aug
Celebrating 25 years of ‘ravishing the senses’, Cryptic has installed a major series of new artworks by artists working in sound and light, throughout the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, inspired by one of Scotland’s most extraordinary and unsung natural features.
31 Aug – 28 Sep
The Tatha Gallery in Newport on Tay’s autumn programme ‘Discovery’ will feature the contrasting and exciting work of Angie Lewin, Alex Malcolmson, and Jane Keith in an unusual showcase of printmaking, box constructions and printed textiles.
Scotland’s largest private gallery, Billcliffe Gallery continues to show an enormous range of exciting and fascinating art.
17 Aug – 14 Sep
The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts (RGI) Kelly Gallery’s exhibition of works by Thyme James and Sean Ellcombe showcases the work of two recipients of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts Graduate Award for 2019.
21 – 24 Aug
Scottish Opera comes to the King’s Theatre as part of the Edinburgh International Festival with Breaking the Waves by American composer Missy Mazzoli.
Fidra Fine Art: What’s the Story…? Narrative Painting by Harry Holland, Alan Macdonald, Robert Macmillan & Paul Reid
23 Aug – 22 Sept
An exhibition of narrative painting by Harry Holland, Alan Macdonald, Robert Macmillan and Paul Reid – four outstanding figurative artists who lace their work with intriguing narrative.
Until 31 Oct
Edinburgh’s Waldorf Astoria – The Caledonian hotel has a fascinating and exclusive collection of photographs on display taken in Scotland between 1950’s and 1980’s, from the archives of The Scotsman Publications Limited.
Until 25 Aug Review
Summer at ECA is a programme of free exhibitions and events, taking place mostly on-site at the ECA campus at Lauriston Place. This includes the ECA Festival exhibition of postgraduate work and forms part of the Edinburgh Art Festival programme.
Ingrid Nilsson is exhibiting new work at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year along with friend and fellow painter Hatti Pattisson.
Until 27 Oct Review
The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art’s summer exhibition is a comprehensive history of 400 years of collage. This is the first-ever survey exhibition of collage in art, and part of the Edinburgh Art Festival programme.
Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh: David Mach, Fiona Maher, Ian Stuart Campbell and Andrew Grieveson, Festival Exhibition
Until 31 Aug Review
The Scottish Arts Club in Edinburgh is showing recent work from four artists for its Festival Exhibition this August: David Mach, Fiona Maher, Ian Stuart Campbell and Andrew Grieveson.
Until 1 Sep
Now open in its new building – a repurposed cold war bunker – the Gairloch Museum is a stunning new art gallery on Scotland’s famous North Coast 500, with a yearly programme of exhibitions, this month featuring Victoria Clare Bernie’s ‘Iron & Wood’ – an installation honouring the ironmaster and adventurer Sir George Hay.
Until 11 Aug Review
Edinburgh International Festival welcomes Sydney Theatre Company for the first time, prior to touring the UK with the respected Australian novel The Secret River (2005). Kate Grenville’s book is adapted for the stage by Andrew Bovell and directed by Neil Armfield.
Until 29 Sep Review
Jupiter Artland’s summer exhibition commemorates the legacy of pioneer experimental choreographer and artist Trisha Brown, showing as part of Edinburgh Art Festival. Accompanied by ‘Trisha Brown: In Plain Site’, by the Trisha Brown Dance Company, commissioned by Jupiter Artland in its first collaboration with Edinburgh International Festival.
Until 25 Aug Review
Canada-based artists Cardiff and Miller return to Edinburgh with a new video walk commissioned by The Fruitmarket Gallery, in partnership with, and premiering at, Edinburgh International Festival 2019, in association with Edinburgh Art Festival.