Visual Arts, Galleries, Museums & Heritage

Visual Arts, Galleries, Museums & Heritage



Hemispheric Phases
An exhibition of new work by Birthe Jorgensen, Santaigo Poggio and Scott Rogers, which is the culmination of a six-month exchange between Scotland and Argentina, supported by the British Council.
01 - 31 Aug


Vikings: Fearsome Craftsmen
Explore the family-friendly replica Viking house and experience the what it was like to be a Viking Blacksmith - the craftsmen who became the stuff of myths and legends.
01 - 31 Aug


Rip It Up: The Story of Scottish Pop
This summer, discover the story of Scottish pop music at the National Museum of Scotland as they take you on a musical journey from the 1950s to the present day.
01 - 31 Aug


The Lost Words Exhibition
A collaborative project between writer Robert Macfarlane & artist Jackie Morris. Taking the form of both an exhibition and a book, celebrating the relationship between language and the living world.
01 - 31 Aug


Edinburgh's Shoreline Exhibition
Local communities have been exploring the rich natural and cultural heritage of Edinburgh's 27km coast. Alongside this exhibition, look out for science and arts activities.
01 - 31 Aug


Coastal Creatures
Uncovering rockpools, exploring beaches and responding to the Museum's new temporary exhibition 'HARVEST' by Mella Shaw by making our own clay creatures. Suitable for ages 9-14.
01 Aug


Margaret Tait - film/poems
This exhibition celebrating the work of the pioneering poet, artist and filmmaker Margaret Tait (1918-99) includes screenings of some of Tait's key films alongside rarely seen paintings and archive material. 
01 - 31 Aug


Harvest
An exhibition of new work by ceramic artist Mella Shaw. Using smoke-firing techniques with large quantities of press-moulded and slip-cast forms, Shaw's strong but delicate work focuses on this urgent issue of plastic pollution in the oceans and seas - exploring and confronting themes of fragility and loss.
01 - 31 Aug


Sonica presents Pivot
A joyful and provocative intervention, Australian artists Madeleine Flynn & Tim Humphrey's Pivot invites you to enter a playground of semi-intelligent talking seesaws, equipped with built-in voice communicators with a mind of their own.
02 - 12 Aug


New Order, Other Spaces by Jo Longhurst
An exploration of the gymnastic body across photography, moving image and installation. Part of Festival 2018 - the cultural programme accompanying the European Championships.
02 - 31 Aug


Up the Mountain and Down the River
Susie Leiper loves being up on the mountain. Felicity Bristow enjoys walking down by the river. Both artists share a fascination with absorbent papers, which react randomly to the inks applied to them, echoing the uncontrollable changing faces of the land and the water.
03 - 25 Aug


Clay Creations with Mella Shaw
Shaw will be showing how she smoke-fires her work and teaching how to decorate our own ceramic tiles. Shaw's strong but delicate work focuses on the urgent issue of plastic pollution in the oceans and seas - exploring and confronting themes of fragility and loss. 11am-1pm. Suitable for families with children aged 8+.
04 Aug


A short, Sharp History of the Olympic Games
Tom McNab, technical adviser on the film Chariots of Fire, gives a short, sharp history of the Olympic games to raise funds for the Eric Liddell Centre in Edinburgh.
08 Aug


Museum After Hours: Friday Fringe Takeover
Enjoy a flavour of the Fringe and explore National Museum of Scotland galleries afterhours across three exhilarating nights, with handpicked performers, comedy, music, bars and entry to their summer exhibition, Rip It Up. 
10 - 24 Aug


Night at the Museum: Salt ‘n’ Sauce
A chance for grown-ups to relax in the peaceful after-hours environment of the museum while enjoying entertaining yarns on a tour of the galleries to inspire hands-on, no-pressure art, all eased along with light refreshments! 18+ event.
10 Aug


Meet the Artist
Bestselling author and illustrator Jackie Morris will be in the exhibition space demonstrating techniques and signing copies of 'The Lost Words' - voted the most beautiful book by UK booksellers in 2016.
11 Aug


Traditional Building Festival
Join Edinburgh World Heritage Trust in the courtyard of Acheson House for a series of demonstrations on stonemasonry, limework, ironmongery, lead roofing and more.
14 - 17 Aug


SBSA Annual Summer Arts Festival
Annual exhibition of members' artwork in the Iona Gallery Kingussie.
17 - 31 Aug


Meet the Artist Tea, Talk & Tour - Sue Jane Taylor
Join for an exclusive afternoon with artist Sue Jane Taylor. Expect a rare insight into life in extremely remote and publicly prohibited offshore installations and shipyards. Her works explore the relationship between art, environment and industry.
25 Aug


Youth Urban Games
The nation's first-ever urban sports festival jumps into Glasgow this summer as part of Scotland's Year of Young People! Whether you're being dazzled by parkour, skateboard and BMX showcases, sampling a scrumptious selection of street food, exploring an array of art installations, or trying your hand (and feet!) at a range of sports, the Youth Urban Games will offer a unique day out for all the family.
25 Aug
Nudes and Boats | Life Drawing
Come explore after hours. You'll find pirate ships, huge old sailing boats, beautiful art, giant pieces of boating machinery, pirates, live Scottish folk music and a coupla nudes...6.30-9.30pm (Sketching 7-9pm).
31 Aug