Home to the Scottish National collections, Edinburgh has long been associated with fine art and culture. It might be most famous for its displays of world-renowned artists from Titian to Gauguin, housed in the neo-classical galleries on the Mound, or the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art’s displays of modern to contemporary art, including Eduardo Paolozzi’s studio and Nathan Coley’s much-Instagrammed There Will Be No Miracles Here light piece.
Look beyond those venerable institutions and you’ll find a vibrant contemporary scene of artists and galleries, which show both significant international names and home grown talent. Edinburgh College of Art has fostered the career of many an established name, from Turner Prize winner Richard Wright to Katie Paterson. The annual Edinburgh Art Festival pairs a global outlook with a focus on supporting early career artists.
Year-round programmes at galleries like Fruitmarket and Inverleith House present Edinburgh residents with cutting edge art from around the globe, while also maintaining strong links with that other famous home of Scottish art, Glasgow. Artist-run galleries pop up across the city in front rooms, empty shop fronts and disused vaults. The line-up is ever-changing – find out all the current news on what's on here at The Skinny.