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Top 10 things to see at Edinburgh Art Festival

Edinburgh Art Festival is not short of competition for your attention, but it well and truly hold its own amidst all the other noise, with a strong programme of contemporary UK artists and performers alongside well-chosen international imports. The EAF programme stretches from May to October, but August is where the whole thing comes alive …

Calum Colvin | Dalziell + Scullion | Urban-Suburban | Victoria Crowe

Calum Colvin and Victoria Crowe share a talent for fusing disparate elements into a satisfying whole, finds Duncan MacMillan Calum Colvin: Magic Box Edinburgh Printmakers ★★★★ Dalziell + Scullion: Tumadh: Immersion Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh ★★ Urban-Suburban City Art Centre, Edinburgh ★★★★ Victoria Crowe: Real and Reflected Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh ★★★★★ Binocular rivalry is the phenomenon …

Edinburgh Art Festival August 25, 2014

Genesis P-Orridge on love, Jesus and pandrogyny

Imagine a married couple so devoted they undergo extensive cosmetic surgery to try to look identical, blurring the lines between gender. Welcome to the world of conceptual artist and muscian Genesis P-Orridge, whose explicit and fascinating exhibition at Summerhall charts the creation of a ‘Pandrogyne’. By David Pollock [Genesis P-Orridge at Summerhall. Pictures: Malcolm McCurrach] …

Everything you need to know about Edinburgh Art Festival

The Fringe and Book Festival may have come and gone, but the Edinburgh Art Festival continues until Sunday (1 Sep), with some exhibitions running even longer.  Milo McLaughlin takes a look at what’s still on offer. [Peter Liversedge – Flags for Edinburgh] Commissions There’s a chance you’ve already noticed one or two of the Edinburgh Art …

Edinburgh Art Festival August 28, 2013

Art review: Edinburgh Art Festival highlights

Edinburgh Art Festival Scotsman review: A selection of shows, including Krijn de Koning, Peter Liversidge and Witches and Wicked Bodies, reviewed by Moira Jeffrey. [Witches and Wicked Bodies at the Edinburgh Art Festival] Krijn de Koning: Land ★★★ Edinburgh College of Art Peter Liversidge: Flags for Edinburgh ★★ Various flagpoles, Edinburgh Witches and Wicked Bodies ★★★★ Scottish …

Poster campaign marks Edinburgh Art Festival start

Some of Edinburgh’s most celebrated artists, writers, pop stars and footballers are to feature on thousands of advertising posters, postcards, badges and even beer mats for the city’s festival season, writes Brian Ferguson. [Picture: Phil Wilkinson] Writers Sir Walter Scott, Muriel Spark and Irvine Welsh, and musicians The Bay City Rollers, The Proclaimers and The …

Michael Nyman calls the shots in new exhibition

The painstaking recreation of a silent film classic is proving to be Michael Nyman’s unfinished symphony, writes Claire Black [Nyman has vowed to bring his camera to Edinburgh to take more footage from within his forest of screens. Picture: Ian Rutherford] I won’t blame you if you think I’m exaggerating when I tell you that …

Edinburgh ‘complaints choir’ to sing at festival

By BRIAN FERGUSON One is the controversial transport project that has been the bane of the lives of the people of Edinburgh. The other is the world’s biggest arts festival which doubles the population of their city every August. [Edinburgh’s much-maligned trams project is expected to be one of the choirs’ main gripes] Now it …