Microsculpture: The Insect Portraits of Levon Biss

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is hosting ‘Microsculpture’ an exhibition of giant insect portraits exposed in microscopic detail by British photographer Levon Biss.

Microsculpture: The Insect Portraits of Levon Biss

About Microsculpture: The Insect Portraits of Levon Biss

29th Jun 2019 to 22nd Sep 2019
10:30am - 5:30pm Daily
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
20A Inverleith Row, Stockbridge and Canonmills EH3 5LR
This is a free event
Visit the event website here

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is hosting ‘Microsculpture’ an exhibition of giant insect portraits exposed in microscopic detail in Inverleith House.

Famed photographer, Levon Biss partnered with the Oxford University Museum of Natural History for the project. Each portrait of an insect is made up of more than 8000 images, all of which focus on a different body area and are then stacked together to produce the final image. The exhibition is not just made up of the portraits however, as beside each image there is information about the species, including its evolution and habitat, as well as a true size outline of the insect presented.

With support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, RBGE is the first British host of the exhibition in three years.

Image: Longhorned Beetle, photograph by Levon Biss

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Microsculpture: The Insect Portraits of Levon Biss are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Other Events at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Cryptic: Below the Blanket

Cryptic: Below the Blanket

24th July 2019 - 25th August 2019
Marking twenty-five years of ‘ravishing the senses’, Cryptic presents Below the Blanket, a series of new artworks installed throughout the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh this Summer.
The Luna Cinema

The Luna Cinema

30th August 2019 - 1st September 2019
Enjoy open air cinema at the Botanics as the Luna Cinema presents three nights of classic films under the stars.

Exhibitions Events you might like...

Cryptic: Below the Blanket
Cryptic: Below the Blanket
24th Jul 2019 - 25th Aug 2019
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Stockbridge and Canonmills
Marking twenty-five years of ‘ravishing the senses’, Cryptic presents Below the Blanket, a series of new artworks installed throughout the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh this Summer.
Grayson Perry: Julie Cope’s Grand Tour
Grayson Perry: Julie Cope’s Grand Tour
25th Jul 2019 - 2nd Nov 2019
Dovecot Studios Ltd, Edinburgh Old Town
Julie Cope’s Grand Tour comes to Dovecot Edinburgh bringing the complete set of tapestries designed by Grayson Perry for A House for Essex.
Grayson Perry Director Tour
Grayson Perry Director Tour
27th July 2019
Dovecot Studios Ltd, Edinburgh Old Town
Dovecot presents the work of the ever-popular artist, celebrated Turner Prize winner, and self-styled ‘unapologetic fetishist’, Grayson Perry on Saturday 27th July.
Find Exhibitions events in Edinburgh

Family and Kids Events you might like...

Make a Masterpiece: Fabulous Faberge
Make a Masterpiece: Fabulous Faberge
20th July 2019
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh East
Take inspiration from one of the greatest craftsmen in Russian history - Carl Faberge - and make your own masterpiece to take home in this special family workshop.
Coastal Capers
Coastal Capers
20th July 2019
Blackness Castle, Blackness
Head to the beach for a fun afternoon of rockpooling, beach art and games with Historic Environment Scotland!
Hands-on History
Hands-on History
20th July 2019
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh East
Get hands-on with our replica objects, dress up as a Stuart monarch and discover fun facts about Palace life during the Renaissance this summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Find Family and Kids events in Edinburgh

Nature Events you might like...

Arthur’s Amble
Arthur’s Amble
20th July 2019
Holyrood Park, Edinburgh East
Come along for a gentle guided walk around Hunter’s Bog and St. Margaret’s Loch and learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past.
Arthur’s Adventure
Arthur’s Adventure
22nd July 2019
Holyrood Park, Edinburgh East
Come along on a more challenging guided walk to learn about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice!
Skeleton Investigators: Drop-in Session
Skeleton Investigators: Drop-in Session
23rd Jul 2019 - 24th Jul 2019
Surgeons Hall Museums, Edinburgh South
Do you know what an owl has for its dinner? Find out in these sessions at Surgeons' Hall Museums as you investigate the skeleton remains removed from owl pellets!
Find Nature events in Edinburgh

Photography Events you might like...

Dead Equal
Dead Equal
2nd Aug 2019 - 25th Aug 2019
NA, Edinburgh North
The unsung stories of women medics in combat through time are given voice in a new opera directed by Miranda Cromwell. Part of Army@TheFringe.
Eyes Open: Photography for 12-16 yr olds
Eyes Open: Photography for 12-16 yr olds
5th August 2019
Stills, Edinburgh Old Town
Take your imagination on a journey and experiment with a range of skills including digital photography, photograms, collage and animation at this 4 day course starting on 5th August!
Pinhole Cameras
Pinhole Cameras
18th August 2019
Lauriston Castle, Edinburgh West
To celebrate World Photography Day (19 August), join us at Lauriston Castle on 18th August for a special workshop exploring pinhole cameras!
Find Photography events in Edinburgh

Summer Holiday Events you might like...

Make a Masterpiece: Fabulous Faberge
Make a Masterpiece: Fabulous Faberge
20th July 2019
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh East
Take inspiration from one of the greatest craftsmen in Russian history - Carl Faberge - and make your own masterpiece to take home in this special family workshop.
Coastal Capers
Coastal Capers
20th July 2019
Blackness Castle, Blackness
Head to the beach for a fun afternoon of rockpooling, beach art and games with Historic Environment Scotland!
Hands-on History
Hands-on History
20th July 2019
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh East
Get hands-on with our replica objects, dress up as a Stuart monarch and discover fun facts about Palace life during the Renaissance this summer at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Find Summer Holiday events in Edinburgh

Find other events in Edinburgh

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Edinburgh Food Festival
Celebrate all things great in food & drink when the Edinburgh Food Festival returns to George Square Gardens!
The Bodyguard
The international, award-winning smash-hit musical based on the blockbuster film, The Bodyguard is back at Edinburgh Playhouse in July with Alexandra Burke returning to the role of Rachel Marron!
The Proclaimers
The Proclaimers have announced four Summer shows across Scotland in 2019 including a night at Edinburgh Castle on Saturday 20th July!
Summer Holidays at Dynamic Earth
Check out all the great family events on at Dynamic Earth this summer as you travel from the seabed to the stars!
Edinburgh Summer Sessions
Lewis Capaldi will headline Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2019 this August, and it kicks off with Florence + the Machine. Looks set to be truly unmissable!

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »