Edinburgh Art Festival 2017

Edinburgh Art Festival

Edinburgh Art Festival,
Thu 27 Jul – Sun 27 Aug 2017, various venues.

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Edinburgh Art Festival is a month long celebration of visual art – the largest of its kind in the UK. This year 45 exhibitions are planned in venues across Edinburgh, in partnership with the city’s leading galleries and museums. There will also be site-specific pop-ups, artist-run spaces and special commissions. Not forgetting the daily programme of unique events, talks, tours and performances.

The festival aims to engage new audiences with the visual arts, support artists to deliver ambitious projects and encourage debate about culture and heritage in the city.

Art Festival Highlights

This year’s commissions programme is titled ‘The Making of the Future: Now’. It will present 8 new projects by Scottish and international artists at 6 sites in and around Edinburgh’s Old Town. Exciting new venues will be used this year, many of which have not been open to the public before.

The exhibition programme is developed by the festival’s gallery and museum partners. Works by artists of old and new are presented in innovative and ambitious ways in some of the country’s leading national institutions.

Platform: 2017 is an annual showcase for artists at the beginning of their careers. Four exciting new individual artists or collaborative teams from across Scotland have been selected to participate
in the festival programme.

In addition to the main commissions and exhibitions, pop-up events will take place across the city. This is a chance to discover new work in unusual spaces and places.

Partner galleries and festival venues will be opening up late for an exclusive series of evening tours in Art Late. These special events will incorporate artist talks, curator tours, live music and other performances.

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh Festivals, the City Art Centre will be celebrating with an A-Z tour of their collection.

The full programme is available now on the Edinburgh Art Festival website.

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