Edinburgh Art Festival gets underway

The Edinburgh Art Festival starts today bringing a diverse range of work to venues across the city.

Taking place between 25 July and 25 August, the Festival is the largest annual UK visual art celebration bringing over 250,000 art and culture enthusiasts together every year. The Art Festival showcases work from new public art commissions, artist-run spaces, museums and Edinburgh's top galleries. This packed programme features established and emerging artists and is sure to inspire and intrigue!



Discover hidden areas of the Scottish capital through Edinburgh Art Festival’s Commissions Programme. The programme aims to bring new artwork to public sites across Edinburgh, often in unexpected places…

Internationally acclaimed artists Nathan Coley, Alfredo Jaar, Rosalind Nashashibi, Sriwhana Spong and Corin Sworn have been selected for the Festival’s 2019 Commissions Programme presenting new projects under the title of Stories for an Uncertain World.

Alfredo Jaar

Partner Exhibitions

Edinburgh Art Festival hosts a busy exhibitions programme bringing together established and emerging names, and celebrating both Scottish and international talent with partner galleries.

The Festival exhibits a diverse range of work in venues both traditional and unusual. Amongst the lineup are Turner prize winner Grayson Perry, internationally renowned photographer Cindy Sherman, and world premieres from the likes of Samson Young and Joana Vansconcelos.


Emerging Artists

Each year the festival provides opportunities for artists at the beginning of their careers to participate in the festival programme. Platform: 2019, supports four emerging Scottish artists to make and present new work. Housed in The Fire Station at Edinburgh College of Art, this year’s group exhibition brings together new work by Anna Danielewicz, Joanne Dawson, Harry Maberly and Suds McKenna with works which use fiction and humour to explore issues ranging from embellishment and identity; to sustainability and fandom.

Edinburgh Art Festival will run from 25 July to 25 August 2019. Further details and ticketing information available here.

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