Edinburgh Art Festival

  • 01 August 2022 - 28 August 2022
  • Various locations across the city.

Celebrating its 18th anniversary, Edinburgh Art Festival returns with 35 exhibitions across the city, 3 major commissions & the Associate Artist programme, Platform: 2022.

Edinburgh Art Festival Credit Julie Howden(Image Credit:  Julie Howden)

Founded in 2004, Edinburgh Art Festival brings together the capital’s leading galleries, museums, production facilities and artist-run spaces in a city-wide celebration of the very best in visual art. Each year the festival comprises newly commissioned artworks by leading and emerging artists, alongside a rich programme of exhibitions curated and presented by partners across the city.

From photography detailing Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe to carnival-inspired performance art, the 2022 programme features leading international and UK artists alongside exciting new talent, exhibitions of historic figures, and a special programme of newly commissioned artworks that respond to public and historic sites in the city.

 2022 Programme Highlights include:

* A range of special commissions and performances to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Union Canal.

* Jupiter Artland will feature the work of Tracey Emin, her second ever solo show in Scotland since 2008.

* In what will be the largest exhibition of her work in Scotland, Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life at The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern Two) examines how her interests in dance, theatre, music, religion, politics and science influenced her iconic sculptures of the 1940s and 1950s.

* Ashanti Harris combines the ideas of community and identity with her experience of West Indian Carnivals.

* Taking place at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Art Late features an evening of exhibitions, live performance, artists and curators in conversation.

* Showcasing the work of emerging visual artists working in Scotland, Platform: 2022 includes works by Saoirse Amira Anis, Emelia Kerr Beale, Lynsey MacKenzie and Jonny Walker.

The full programme, together with digital map and brochure, are available here

Art Buds Workshops 2021 Credit Sally Jubb Photography(Image Credit: Sally Jubb Photography)

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