Visual Arts Reviews
15 Feb – 11 Mar Review
Highlights of the RSA New Contemporaries 2020 exhibition of Scottish graduate work.
7 – 28 Feb Review
A review of Upright Gallery’s exhibition by Michael Wildman of photographed glimpses of humanity’s elusive traces in urban South American settings.
Until 29 Mar 2020 Review
Note: currently closed until further notice. ‘saracen go home’ is a new installation by artist and writer Sulaïman Majali, showing as part of Collective Gallery’s Satellites development programme for emerging artists and producers based in Scotland.
Until 22 Mar Review
Note: closed due to public health situation. Now in its tenth year at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, the BP Portrait Award remains a high-point of the art calendar, offering insightful works that convey much about both artist and sitter.
1 – 31 Jan Review
Henry Vaughan’s bequest to the National Galleries of Scotland of J M W Turner’s exquisite watercolours bears repeated annual visits.
Until 8 Mar Review
Will Knight’s delicately-detailed architectural drawings and watercolours faithfully document the fabric of Edinburgh’s busy arts venue.
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.