Edinburgh Art Festival

Edinburgh Art Festival 2018

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Thu 26 Jul – Sun 26 Aug 2018, various venues.

Edinburgh Art Festival is a month long celebration of visual art. It’s the largest of its kind in the UK. This year, the festival has planned several exhibitions 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. It also supports artists to deliver ambitious projects and encourages debate about culture and heritage in the city.

Art Festival Highlights

This year’s commissions programme will feature new works by Shilpa Gupta, Ross Birrell and David Harding, Ruth Ewan and Adam Lewis Jacob.

The exhibition programme is developed by the festival’s gallery and museum partners. They present works by artists old and new in innovative and ambitious ways. And the exhibitions are held at some of the country’s leading national institutions.

Then there’s Platform: 2018. An annual showcase for artists at the beginning of their careers. The festival has selected four exciting new individual artists or collaborative teams from across Scotland to participate in this year’s programme.

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

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