Travelling Gallery Curator Claire Craig with an Untitled piece made from wood by Kenny Hunter
Credit: Edinburgh Museums

City Art Centre

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City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DE

The City Art Centre is an art gallery and exhibition centre located opposite Waverley Station on Market Street in Edinburgh. The nine storey building was originally a warehouse constructed in 1902 and has been a gallery since 1980. It now hosts a busy programme of exhibitions over six floors of light and airy gallery space.

Permanent Collection

The permanent collection includes works by leading Scottish artists from the 17th century until the present day. It features over 4500 works, including drawings and paintings, prints, photography, sculpture and installation art. Covering many important art movements such as The Glasgow Boys, The Scottish Colourists and The Edinburgh School.

Exhibitions and Events

The programme of temporary exhibitions changes regularly and presents a wide variety of subjects and interests from contemporary art and design to architecture and the built environment. The centre also hosts the Edinburgh International Science Festival, transforming into a scientific playground for two weeks of the year.

Visit the City Art Centre

Entrance to the permanent collection is free, although charges may apply for entry to some of the temporary exhibitions. The building is accessible with an escalator and lift between the six floors. There is also a cafe and gift shop on site.

Visit the Edinburgh Museums website for more information.