Visual Arts Reviews
Until 16 Feb Review
The MacKinnon Collection has been acquired for the nation in a joint effort from National Galleries Scotland and National Library of Scotland. This is the taster exhibition for a photography collection spanning 100 years of Scottish life and culture.
Until 23 Dec Review
Open Eye Gallery’s long-established annual exhibition of postcard-sized works is counterbalanced by large works by four major names in Scottish painting, and an engaging show of twentieth-century print works.
Until 11 Dec Review
The RSA Annual Exhibition marks its 193rd anniversary, showcasing another highly-eclectic mixture of remarkable work to delight the visitor.
Until 15 March Review
The City Art Centre brings Edinburgh artist Mary Cameron (1865-1921) back into the spotlight. Taking up the entire first floor, many of Cameron’s works shown are from private collections, rarely seen in public and brought together for the first solo exhibition since her death in 1921.
Until 19 April Review
The first-ever retrospective exhibition of the Portuguese-born, UK-based artist opens in Edinburgh: a major, independently-curated exhibition, organised in conjunction with other galleries in England and Ireland.
22 – 25 Nov Review
Fascinated by castles, Nichol Wheatley set off to find well-known ancient ruins and forgotten, hidden gems around Scotland, resulting in this Edinburgh exhibition.
Until 15 Mar Review
Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings are now on display at The Queen’s Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh until March 2020 – the conclusion to a year-long nationwide exhibition and Scotland’s largest-ever exhibition of the artist.
7 – 10 Nov Review
This year’s Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show moves to a new venue at Apex Waterloo Place. Now in its 17th year, the show raises vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Care and gives us all the opportunity to own an original piece of affordable contemporary art.
3 Oct – 3 Nov Review
A world-renowned, multi-award winning event set in the magical Autumn woodland of Faskally Wood in Highland Perthshire, The Enchanted Forest has been captivating audiences for 18 years with its pioneering sound and light shows.
Until 5 Jan Review
Edinburgh Printmakers has commissioned artists Alberta Whittle and Hardeep Pandhal to create new work for its autumn exhibition responding to the heritage of its Castle Mills site.
Until 11 Oct Review
A chance to view close-up Scottish-based artist Debbie Mountain’s highly-textured and intense, repeated patterns in bright oil, in her first solo exhibition at Edinburgh’s Upright Gallery.
Until Jan 12 Review
This major retrospective exhibition at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum brings together an impressive collection of McCartney’s work from her early days as a portrait photographer of musical icons to more intimate portraits of friends and family.
Until 2 Nov Review
Dovecot Studios and the Crafts Council bring the tapestries and design work for Grayson Perry’s ambitious architecture and tapestry project to Scotland for the first time.
13 Sep Review
A visit to Portobello’s Art Walk Porty on a Friday afternoon yields plenty to stimulate and enrich, with work by Alec Finlay and Jenny Cope the focus of attention.
Until 28 Oct Review
Turner Prize-winner Simon Starling draws wide-ranging ideas together around the bisection of an eighteenth-century Italian painting and a truncated Fiat 125 Special.