Exhibitions events in Edinburgh

View all the upcoming Exhibitions events taking place throughout Edinburgh below or use the calendar to find events taking place on a specific month or date.

Events in Edinburgh

Moonstruck: 500 years of mental health

Moonstruck: 500 years of mental health

14th June 2019 - 23rd December 2019
This exhibition encourages us to examine our own ideas around mental health and aims to show how, even now, many older stereotypes and ideas about these conditions remain unchanged. Read more
The Luxury of Time: Clocks from 1550-1750

The Luxury of Time: Clocks from 1550-1750

4th October 2019 - 26th January 2020
Explore the history of early British clock making in this small display at National Museum of Scotland. Read more
Scotland from the Sky

Scotland from the Sky

10th October 2019 - 19th January 2020
Discover Scotland's stunning landscapes from a breath-taking new perspective as Scotland from the Sky comes to Blackness Castle! Read more
Contrast: Wildlife Art

Contrast: Wildlife Art

12th October 2019 - 19th November 2019
This art exhibition brings together the work of four wildlife artists, Max Angus, Paul Bartlett, John Foker and John Hatton, with a contrasting approach to their subject. Read more
To God and To Nature Exhibition

To God and To Nature Exhibition

24th October 2019 - 15th December 2019
An exclusive exhibition by fine art photographer Walter, The Earl of Dalkeith, is showing now in The Loft at Restoration Yard, alongside the historic books that inspired his images. Read more
Chinese Oracle Bones

Chinese Oracle Bones

25th October 2019 - 29th March 2020
Discover some of the treasures within the National Museum Scotland's significant collection of oracle bones, the second largest in the world outside of China. Read more
Dialect

Dialect

25th October 2019 - 15th November 2019
Upright Gallery asked writer Ray French to submit a series of short texts to celebrate the dialects of the British Isles and they are brought to life by artists Gen Harrison and Chris Sleath. Read more
Exhibition ‘On the Verge’

Exhibition ‘On the Verge’

25th October 2019 - 20th November 2019
'On the Verge' is the current exhibition on at Birch Tree Gallery and features works by Penny Hunt and Melanie Hopwood, two artists from England. Read more
Dion Kitson: I Too Was in Arcadia

Dion Kitson: I Too Was in Arcadia

26th October 2019 - 16th November 2019
Le Roi Fou is delighted to present an exhibition of work by new generation Birmingham artist Dion Kitson in response to the body of work of Ian Hamilton Finlay. Read more
Leonardo Out of Context

Leonardo Out of Context

31st October 2019 - 29th November 2019
Edinburgh South
Come along and see a photographic project entitled “Leonardo Out of Context ”, taking place at the Italian Institute of Culture from 31st October to 29th November! Read more
Giant Lanterns: Lost Worlds

Giant Lanterns: Lost Worlds

15th November 2019 - 26th January 2020
With an extended route for 2019 and over 600 brand-new lanterns, there’s more to explore this year as Giant Lanterns return to Edinburgh Zoo from 15 November to 26 January 2020! Read more
Beneath the Surface

Beneath the Surface

16th November 2019 - 1st March 2020
This exhibition features work by nine contemporary artists based in Scotland with the artworks having an economy of gesture in common - a limited tonal palette or a monochrome colour plane. Read more
Winter Windows

Winter Windows

16th November 2019 - 26th December 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Come and see Edinburgh's 2019 Winter Windows, showcasing the creativity of Edinburgh’s school pupils! Read more
Edinburgh Art Fair

Edinburgh Art Fair

22nd November 2019 - 24th November 2019
The Edinburgh Art Fair, with 50+ galleries and 500+ artists, returns to the Edinburgh Corn Exchange for it's 15th edition from 22nd to 24th November! Read more
Foodies Festival Christmas

Foodies Festival Christmas

22nd November 2019 - 24th November 2019
Foodies Festival Christmas, Edinburgh’s favourite food festival, kicks off the festive season at the EICC on 22, 23 & 24th November 2019. Read more
Watercolours by Darren Woodhead

Watercolours by Darren Woodhead

22nd November 2019 - 15th January 2020
In this exhibition, at the Scottish Ornithologists' Club, Darren Woodhead presents watercolours created over the past two years, inspired by the landscapes and wildlife of East Lothian. Read more
Unseen Trails - Traces of Journeys Made Visible

Unseen Trails - Traces of Journeys Made Visible

23rd November 2019 - 30th November 2019
This exhibition is a collaboration between artist Alan McIntyre, Crossing Countries, and the children & learners at Bobbi Bear and Mason Lincoln Special Needs School in South Africa. Read more
Joanna Kessel: Aurum | Gold

Joanna Kessel: Aurum | Gold

26th November 2019 - 26th January 2020
Le Roi Fou is delighted to present Joanna Kessel's Aurum | Gold exhibition, featuring intimately scaled collages in Venetian gold leaf mosaic, glass smalti and concrete. Read more
Parasites: Battle for Survival

Parasites: Battle for Survival

6th December 2019 - 19th April 2020
This exhibition will explore the fight to eliminate five tropical diseases and the role of research taking place in Scotland to do this. Read more
The Power of Perspective Exhibition

The Power of Perspective Exhibition

22nd December 2019 - 26th January 2020
Edinburgh Old Town
The Rock Trust, illusion expert Professor Richard Wiseman and MagicFest present a new series of mind-bending photographs this winter. Every photograph can be seen in more than one way. Read more
Message from the Skies

Message from the Skies

1st January 2020 - 25th January 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh
Message from the Skies returns on 1st January with Shorelines, a collection of letters to Scotland reflecting on our relationship with our seas, waters and coast and our maritime heritage! Read more
Tyrannosaurs

Tyrannosaurs

24th January 2020 - 4th May 2020
The most comprehensive exhibition ever mounted on tyrannosaurs is coming to the National Museum of Scotland, bringing the latest palaeontological discoveries to life. Read more
North South East West

North South East West

8th February 2020 - 15th February 2020
An exhibition of textile art by artist Sheila Dalgleish reflecting her travels in Scotland and beyond is on at Dundas Street Gallery from 8th to 15th February. Read more
Close Encounters with Cool Creatures

Close Encounters with Cool Creatures

12th February 2020
Cool Creatures are back at Surgeons' Hall Museums this February!Come and meet some amazing animals up close and see for yourself the incredible variety found in the animal kingdom! Read more
BSL Interpreted Tour of ‘Beneath the Surface’

BSL Interpreted Tour of ‘Beneath the Surface’

15th February 2020
Join us at City Art Centre on 15th February for a BSL interpreted tour of 'Beneath the Surface', an exhibition featuring work by nine contemporary artists based in Scotland. Read more
International Conference on Registered Nurses and Emergency Nursing

International Conference on Registered Nurses and Emergency Nursing

4th March 2020 - 5th March 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh
An International Conference on Registered Nurses and Emergency Nursing is being held on 4th and 5th March 2020 in Edinburgh. Read more
Animal Science 2020

Animal Science 2020

21st September 2020 - 22nd September 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh
EuroSciCon is happy to announce its next conference “World Congress on Animal Science” will be held on 21st and 22nd September 2020 in Edinburgh. Read more

Events in East Renfrewshire

Macmillan Art Exhibition and Sale

Macmillan Art Exhibition and Sale

15th November 2019 - 17th November 2019
The Eastwood Macmillan Cancer Support Committee are holding their fourth Art Exhibition and Sale at Whitecraigs Tennis Club between November 15th and 17th!
Neilston Artists 20th Anniversary Exhibition

Neilston Artists 20th Anniversary Exhibition

16th November 2019 - 17th November 2019
Neilston Artists are celebrating their 20th Anniversary with an exhibition of work at The Bank, Neilston on the 16th and 17th November!
Art Display and Sale of Paintings

Art Display and Sale of Paintings

30th November 2019
Don't miss Giffnock South Art Club's exhibition and sale at Giffnock South Parish Church on Saturday 30th November!

Events in Fife

Scotland from the Sky: Part 2

Scotland from the Sky: Part 2

28th September 2019 - 5th January 2020
Discover Scotland's stunning landscapes from a breath-taking new perspective as Scotland from the Sky, Part 2 returns to Aberdour Castle.
David Mach: Odyssey

David Mach: Odyssey

7th October 2019 - 2nd February 2020
David Mach's latest sculpture is made out of shipping containers, seaworn wood, two huge shipping buoys and 7 tonnes of newspaper! See it at Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries!
Blooming Marvellous

Blooming Marvellous

9th November 2019 - 13th March 2020
Blast away those winter blues with a vist to our colourful, family-friendly exhibition in Methil Heritage Centre, where we explore the wonders of the garden.
Lines from Scotland

Lines from Scotland

9th November 2019 - 21st February 2020
The many and varied ways that Scottish artists develop and communicate ideas through drawing and physical acts of mark-making are explored by independent curator Amanda Game.
70 percent +

70 percent +

30th November 2019 - 15th March 2020
Over 70% of our planet’s surface is water and in this exhibition at Kirkcaldy Galleries two artists, Kyra Clegg and Marysia Lachowicz, explore its depths.
Jennie Lee: From Lochgelly to The Lords

Jennie Lee: From Lochgelly to The Lords

6th December 2019 - 6th March 2020
A founder of The Open University, this exhibition at the Lochgelly Centre tells the fascinating story of Jennie Lee’s life, from her childhood in Lochgelly to her final years in the House of Lords.

Events in Glasgow

Benny Lynch: The Little King of the Gorbals

Benny Lynch: The Little King of the Gorbals

16th August 2018 - 30th June 2020
The People’s Palace is hosting a community display which gathers together never seen before objects from Benny Lynch’s life and career.
Domestic Bliss

Domestic Bliss

8th March 2019 - 31st December 2020
Domestic Bliss is a new exhibition that brings together works from Glasgow Museums' collection to reflect on GoMA's building history as a former house, Royal Exchange and civic space!
Exhibition of Alexander Millar Paintings

Exhibition of Alexander Millar Paintings

17th May 2019 - 31st December 2019
An exhibition of Alexander Millar will be on display in Princes Square showcasing a collection of originals, drawings and limited-edition prints!
Linda McCartney Retrospective

Linda McCartney Retrospective

5th July 2019 - 12th January 2020
A major retrospective of photography by Linda McCartney will be shown in the UK for the first time at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow from 5th July 2019 to 12th January 2020!
Compassion in Crisis - The fascinating story of 80 years of Royal Voluntary Service in Glasgow

Compassion in Crisis - The fascinating story of 80 years of Royal Voluntary Service in Glasgow

3rd October 2019 - 31st January 2020
The fascinating story of the volunteers of Royal Voluntary Service in Glasgow is being told at a new exhibition in the community exhibition space at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum!
Duncan Marquiss

Duncan Marquiss

4th October 2019 - 14th December 2019
Coinciding with the annual festival, Eastern Promise, an exhibition by Glasgow based artist Duncan Marquiss will be presented across the public spaces at Platform!
ONGGI HANGARI

ONGGI HANGARI

4th October 2019 - 16th November 2019
ONGGI HANGARI is a Ceramic Art Work exhibition exploring Korean culture, heritage and identity, through the eyes and hands of a Korean Overseas Adoptee.
Part Seen, Part Imagined

Part Seen, Part Imagined

5th October 2019 - 1st December 2019
Part Seen, Part imagined brings together new and existing work by artists and designers based in Scotland who have all formed their own relationships with Japanese tradition and culture.
The Kimono: a portrait of a Japanese family

The Kimono: a portrait of a Japanese family

10th October 2019 - 15th December 2019
This exhibition on display in the Visitor Attraction presents a personal collection of Japanese kimono in the context of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's House for An Art Lover.
Buildings Make Glasgow II

Buildings Make Glasgow II

18th October 2019 - 18th November 2019
People may make Glasgow, but how often do you take time to look at Glasgow's beautiful architecture? Allow ScotlandArt and their selection of artists take you on an architectural extravaganza!
Jennie Lee: From Lochgelly to The Lords

Jennie Lee: From Lochgelly to The Lords

30th October 2019 - 30th November 2019
A founder of The Open University, this exhibition at The Mitchell Library tells the fascinating story of Jennie Lee’s life, from her childhood in Lochgelly to her final years in the House of Lords.
James Bond Aston Martin DB5 on display at Riverside

James Bond Aston Martin DB5 on display at Riverside

1st November 2019 - 25th November 2019
A replica of James Bond's stunning Aston Martin DB5 is on display at Riverside Museum until November 25th!
Solo Art Exhibition - Victoria McQueen - Siubhal Troimhe Alba (Journey through Scotland)

Solo Art Exhibition - Victoria McQueen - Siubhal Troimhe Alba (Journey through Scotland)

9th November 2019 - 7th December 2019
Artist Victoria McQueen is hosting a solo art exhibition, inspired by her travels through Scotland, at Oak Tree Gallery, Helensburgh during November.
Violet & Green presents Julie Arbuckle Solo Show

Violet & Green presents Julie Arbuckle Solo Show

9th November 2019 - 21st November 2019
Violet & Green proudly present the first Glasgow Solo Show of Julie Arbuckle's career at Scotia Gallery between the 9th and 21st November!
Inspired by the Glasgow Girls Exhibition

Inspired by the Glasgow Girls Exhibition

15th November 2019 - 13th December 2019
Five female artists from Glasgow present work inspired by the original esteemed Glasgow Girls at Mackintosh Queen's Cross!
3Ls Art Club Exhibition and Sale of Paintings

3Ls Art Club Exhibition and Sale of Paintings

16th November 2019 - 24th November 2019
Previously held at the Winter Gardens, the 3Ls Art Club bring their biannual exhibition and sale of art to St Mary's Cathedral between the 16th and 24th November!
Country Living Christmas Fair

Country Living Christmas Fair

21st November 2019 - 24th November 2019
Get in the festive spirit when the Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair returns to the SEC Glasgow between the 21st and 24th November 2019!
The Art of Scottish Glass: 40 Years of the Scottish Glass Society

The Art of Scottish Glass: 40 Years of the Scottish Glass Society

21st November 2019 - 22nd December 2019
The Scottish Glass Society brings their exhibition, The Art of Scottish Glass, to The Lighthouse as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations!
Gallowgate Artists Studios Winter Show and Open Studios Event

Gallowgate Artists Studios Winter Show and Open Studios Event

23rd November 2019
Gallowgate Artists Studios return with their annual Winter Show featuring three floors of affordable art by some of Scotland's best artists!
Parade Artists Christmas Shopping Week

Parade Artists Christmas Shopping Week

23rd November 2019 - 1st December 2019
The Parade Artists Christmas Shopping Week features an eclectic group of artists exhibiting in Glass, Paint, Ceramics, Print, Textile, Jewellery and Mixed Media!
Printing in Woodlands: Sharing The Prints

Printing in Woodlands: Sharing The Prints

23rd November 2019
Printing in Woodlands is a one day pop up exhibition of the beautiful Eco Prints produced in the Community garden during this six month project!
Studio Gallery Monthly Exhibition

Studio Gallery Monthly Exhibition

23rd November 2019
West Coast artist Pamela Randal holds a monthly exhibition showcasing her work at her studio in Helensburgh!
Gallowgate Artists Studios Winter Show and Open Studios Event

Gallowgate Artists Studios Winter Show and Open Studios Event

24th November 2019
Gallowgate Artists Studios return with their annual Winter Show featuring three floors of affordable art by some of Scotland's best artists!
Studio Gallery Monthly Exhibition

Studio Gallery Monthly Exhibition

24th November 2019
West Coast artist Pamela Randal holds a monthly exhibition showcasing her work at her studio in Helensburgh!
Pre Noel: The Art of Christmas

Pre Noel: The Art of Christmas

28th November 2019
What better way to start the festivities than with some original artwork and mince pies at ScotlandArt Gallery!
Gallowgate Artists Studios Winter Show and Open Studios Event

Gallowgate Artists Studios Winter Show and Open Studios Event

30th November 2019
Gallowgate Artists Studios return with their annual Winter Show featuring three floors of affordable art by some of Scotland's best artists!
Gallowgate Artists Studios Winter Show and Open Studios Event

Gallowgate Artists Studios Winter Show and Open Studios Event

1st December 2019
Gallowgate Artists Studios return with their annual Winter Show featuring three floors of affordable art by some of Scotland's best artists!
FingerWORK

FingerWORK

3rd December 2019
'FingerWORK', at The Old Hairdressers on December 3rd, is a collaborative exhibition by Danielle Metcalfe-Shaw and Michaela McManus.
Pre Noel: The Art of Christmas

Pre Noel: The Art of Christmas

5th December 2019
What better way to start the festivities than with some original artwork and mince pies at ScotlandArt Gallery!
Pre Noel: The Art of Christmas

Pre Noel: The Art of Christmas

12th December 2019
What better way to start the festivities than with some original artwork and mince pies at ScotlandArt Gallery!
Pre Noel: The Art of Christmas

Pre Noel: The Art of Christmas

19th December 2019
What better way to start the festivities than with some original artwork and mince pies at ScotlandArt Gallery!
Strathbungo Window Wanderland

Strathbungo Window Wanderland

29th February 2020
Strathbungo Window Wanderland on Saturday 29th February will transform Strathbungo into an outdoor gallery for all to enjoy!
Mount Florida Window Wanderland

Mount Florida Window Wanderland

7th March 2020
Mount Florida Window Wanderland on Saturday 7th March will transform Mount Florida into an outdoor gallery for all to enjoy!

Events in Lanarkshire

Dress to Impress

Dress to Impress

12th October 2019 - 17th November 2019
'Dress to Impress: From Functional to Fabulous' is a fantastic exhibition showcasing costumes and accessories from the 19th and 20th Century at Biggar Museum!
Snow Stories for Wee Ones

Snow Stories for Wee Ones

23rd November 2019 - 1st February 2020
Snow has fallen and there's a magical world for young children to discover this winter at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre!

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Bishopton Art Group Christmas Art and Craft Fair

Bishopton Art Group Christmas Art and Craft Fair

16th November 2019
Bishopton Art Group are holding their annual Art and Craft Fair on November 16th, just in time for Christmas gift ideas!
Scotland International Fashion Festival

Scotland International Fashion Festival

16th November 2019
Infinity Events presents The Scotland International Fashion Festival showcasing emerging designers, boutique owners and lifestyles exhibitors from around the world!

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

A Nation of Stone

A Nation of Stone

7th September 2019 - 28th February 2020
Discover the all the diverse skills and expertise it takes to conserve our nation of stone at this exhibition in The Engine Shed!
Scotland through a Lens

Scotland through a Lens

15th October 2019 - 9th January 2020
Presenting photography from the archive, this exhibition at Stirling Castle explores life in 19th century Scotland.
Handmade Exhibition

Handmade Exhibition

20th November 2019 - 5th January 2020
Explore our annual Christmas sale of arts and crafts made in Scotland at Macrobert Arts Centre, back for a fifth year, and maybe pick up a Christmas gift or two!
Alice Martin: CTRL C

Alice Martin: CTRL C

28th November 2019 - 10th December 2019
Alice Martin’s first solo exhibition ‘CTRL C’ comes to Tolbooth Stirling from 28th November. The exhibition is an exploration of digital copies through the use and manipulation of open data.
Industry and Aesthetics

Industry and Aesthetics

18th January 2020 - 19th April 2020
The photographs exhibited in ‘Industry + Aesthetics’ aim to capture the everyday, the exceptional, the marginalised, the ignored and the undervalued within our industrial heritage.
Balfron Radicals 1820 Exhibition

Balfron Radicals 1820 Exhibition

28th March 2020 - 25th April 2020
Balfron Heritage Group's exhibition commemorates Balfron's role in the 1820 Scottish Insurrection and will be on at Balfron Library from 28th March.

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