Visual arts

EXHIBITION – Fleeting Impressions, Jamie Primrose, Dundas St Gallery

Most people’s fleeting impressions of Edinburgh will be dominated by the familiar landmarks and architecture of the city, a place in the shadow of the Castle and epitomised by winding dark closes and cobbled streets. Not so if they witness local artist Jamie Primrose’s latest exhibition at the Dundas St Gallery. With an impressionistic flair […]

Sunrise reflections on Portobello Beach by Jamie Primrose
 
 

EXHIBITION – Leith Walkers on Leith Walk

Large Leith Walkers portraits exhibited in Leith We’ve previously written about the excellent Leith Walkers website. An outdoor exhibition of life-sized black and white photographs of Leithers has been installed by the City of Edinburgh Council in partnership with LeithLate today, all along Edinburgh’s famous thoroughfare, Leith Walk. The exhibition includes 21 portraits, taken by […]

Large Leith Walkers posters
 
 

EVENT – LeithLate, 21-22 June 2014

LeithLate 2014 LeithLate makes a triumphant return in its fourth year with an expanded programme, time-frame, duration and route, making this LeithLate even longer and later than ever before! Expanding from the previous Thursday evening slot to a weekend event over two days, LeithLate14 promises to be a veritable smorgasbord of art, music, film and […]

Back for 2014
 
 

FRINGE PREVIEW – Danny Bhoy, 12 Nights, 12 Charities

Danny Bhoy returns to the Edinburgh Fringe to raise money for local charities We do love comedy at the Fringe and were delighted to hear that Danny Bhoy is returning to perform this year. He’s back for a 12 night run at the Assembly Rooms in 12 Nights 12 Charities. Exactly as the title of […]

Edinburgh Fringe 2014
 
 

FEATURE – Russell Ian Dempster mural for Leith Late

As part of Leith Late 2014, we spotted Russell Ian Dempster creating a beautiful piece of art on Henderson Street, Leith. We love all street art in Edinburgh and think this new addition to the area is fantastic. You really need to visit it in person to appreciate the size and detail in the artwork. […]

A close up of the finished piece
 
 

FESTIVAL – Tradfest Edinburgh, 29th April – 11th May 2014

Traditional Scottish culture festival launches in Edinburgh with music, literature, theatre, film and talks with a focus on the revival of folk arts and the impending independence referendum In its second edition after a triumphant debut in 2013, TradFest returns as Edinburgh’s only multi-arts festival dedicated to Scottish culture, traditional, Gaelic and folk arts. Rooted […]

Tradfest
 
 

EXHIBITION – Historic Edinburgh from Above

Historic Edinburgh From Above at the Museum of Edinburgh, 1 February – 26 April 2014 Free entry The capital’s history will be revealed from a whole new angle with an exhibition set to open in Edinburgh. Historic Edinburgh from Above encapsulates the capital’s changing cityscape throughout the early 20th century with a series of stunning […]

EXHIBITION – Bruce Munro, Field of Light, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

St Andrew Square Garden has been transformed into a Field of Light Bruce Munro, Field of Light, February 3rd – 27th April 2014 (free) An enchanting, contemporary light-based art installation that has captured the imaginations of thousands of people across the world has made its first appearance in Scotland. Field of Light, by British artist […]

 
 

EXHIBITION – Reflections on a City, Jamie Primrose

Two years in the planning and celebrating his 10th anniversary of exhibiting, Reflections on a City is something of a landmark for Edinburgh painter Jamie Primrose. Showing in the expansive space of the Dovecot Studios on Infirmary Street, the exhibition allows Primrose to showcase his love for his home city through a series of evocative […]