Edinburgh Art Festival
Solar Pavilion talk in St Andrews Square
Roddy Martine's 'Scenes From a Life'
selected oil works by Barbara Rae at the Open Eye Gallery
exhibition at The Lighthouse in Granton
The Edinburgh Art Festival started off in 2004 and is home to a diverse and vibrant programme of visual art exhibitions and events that are held throughout galleries and museums across the city.
Edinburgh’s galleries and art spaces come alive during this festival and display some of the most intriguing modern and contemporary art in the world.
The Edinburgh Art Festival combines new commissions, major solo exhibitions by the world’s leading contemporary artists alongside local and international artistic talent.
2011 saw the unveiling of The Scotsman Steps, a major new piece of public artwork by winner of the Turner Prize, Scottish artist, Martin Creed. Reinventing the famous Scotsman Steps, each of the 104 steps that lead from the Scotsman Hotel on North Bridge to Waverley Station is finished beautifully in a different colour of marble.
From internationally renowned artists to those whose work is more experimental, the Edinburgh Art Festival presents a compelling mix of exhibitions and events sure to suit all tastes. And best of all - it’s free. The 2013 Edinburgh Art Festival, part of the wider Edinburgh Festivals programme is set to run from 1 August to 1 September.
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Edinburgh and the Lothians sits on the eastern side of Scotland's central belt, in the heart of the country.