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Edinburgh Art Festival

Now in its 14th year, the Edinburgh Art Festival is the largest annual festival of visual art in the UK, including partner exhibitions and pop-up events by contemporary and modern artists from the UK and beyond. 

For 2017, Edinburgh Art Festival and partners will present over 45 exhibitions across 35 venues from 27 July - 27 August. This vibrant programme will combine ambitious presentations of Scottish and international contemporary art with important survey shows, across the city's leading galleries and museums as well as site-specific pop-ups and artist-run spaces. 

Edinburgh Art Festival 2017 highlights

Ed Art Fest James Morrison

[James Morrison 'Storm Over the Grampians', courtesy of the Scottish Gallery]

The 2017 programme will feature work by an array of internationally-renowned names, including a solo exhibition of work by Brazilian artist Jac Leirner at The Fruitmarket Gallery. The artist will be presenting new work created especially for the gallery which will include sculptures made from ropes, spirit levels, rolling papers and rulers. 

There will also be a roster of solo exhibitions of work by leading Scottish artists at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, with a presentation of new work by Turner Prize-winning artist Douglas Gordon, alongside Graham Fagen’s 2015 Scotland + Venice work, The Slaves Lament, on show in Edinburgh for the first time. Talbot Rice Gallery will present Stephen Sutcliffe: Sex Symbols in Sandwich Signs, with new work by the artist, exploring themes of identity, self-doubt, obsession, cultural constructs and class conflict.

Find out more about these exhibitions and more at the Edinburgh Art Festival website. 

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