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

In Focus: Scottish Photography

In Focus: Scottish Photography

7th July 2018 - 12th May 2019
This exhibition showcases the City Art Centre’s photographic collections, charting the development of fine art photography in Scotland from the 19th century to present day. Read more
Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye

Edwin G. Lucas: An Individual Eye

4th August 2018 - 10th February 2019
This is the first major exhibition to focus on this unusual and enigmatic artist and features over sixty artworks from public and private collections. Read more
Embroidered Stories: Scottish Samplers

Embroidered Stories: Scottish Samplers

26th October 2018 - 21st April 2019
Get an insight into the lives of children in the 18th and 19th centuries through this unique collection of Scottish samplers on loan from American collector Leslie B. Durst. Read more
Awakening Abstraction: Jon Canty  - Original Paintings and Prints From Abstract To Reality

Awakening Abstraction: Jon Canty - Original Paintings and Prints From Abstract To Reality

6th November 2018 - 18th January 2019
‘Awakening Abstraction’ is an exhibition by Jon Canty featuring a mix of new works and a cross section of his work over the last few years. See it at the Stick Factory from 6th November! Read more
Storyworlds: Paper Sculptures by Edinburgh Young Artists

Storyworlds: Paper Sculptures by Edinburgh Young Artists

10th November 2018 - 12th May 2019
Storyworlds is a magical group of sculptures showing tiny enchanted storyworlds under glass domes completed by senior students of art. The exhibition is on at The Writers' Museum from 10th November. Read more
Brick Wonders

Brick Wonders

21st November 2018 - 24th March 2019
Historic Environment Scotland presents Brick Wonders at Blackness Castle featuring recreations in LEGO® bricks of amazing sights from around the world, curated by artist Warren Elsmore! Read more
Charles II: Art and Power Exhibition

Charles II: Art and Power Exhibition

23rd November 2018 - 2nd June 2019
Old master paintings and spectacular silver furniture show the rich material world of Charles II's court and the role of the arts in the re-establishment of the Stuart monarchy. Read more
Robert Blomfield: Edinburgh Street Photography | An Unseen Archive

Robert Blomfield: Edinburgh Street Photography | An Unseen Archive

24th November 2018 - 17th March 2019
This exhibition displays a selection of Robert Blomfield's stunning private archive, documenting the dramatic shifts taking place in Edinburgh’s urban landscape during the 1960s. Read more
Photography Exhibition

Photography Exhibition

5th December 2018 - 19th January 2019
Are you are looking for a unusual present? Gallery-Close, the friendliest independent gallery in Edinburgh, is hosting a general photography exhibition with prints for sale. Read more
Message from the Skies

Message from the Skies

1st January 2019 - 25th January 2019
Various Locations Edinburgh
Message from the Skies returns to Edinburgh’s Hogmanay on Tuesday 1 January with a celebration of Scotland’s literature. Read more
Robots

Robots

18th January 2019 - 5th May 2019
Featuring more than 100 objects, this major exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland reveals our 500-year quest to make machines human. Read more
Edinburgh Wedding Exhibition

Edinburgh Wedding Exhibition

19th January 2019 - 20th January 2019
Looking for some inspiration to make the ‘Big Day’ that bit more special? If so, come along to Edinburgh’s Largest Wedding Exhibition at Murrayfield Stadium on 19th & 20th January. Read more
Viewing Exhibition: Contemporary and Post-War Art, including Vintage Ski Posters

Viewing Exhibition: Contemporary and Post-War Art, including Vintage Ski Posters

19th January 2019 - 21st January 2019
A public viewing exhibition of Lyon & Turnbull's 22nd January auction of Contemporary & Post-War Art, including Vintage Ski Posters is taking place from 19th - 21st January. Read more
Firebrand Women: Generating Change

Firebrand Women: Generating Change

1st February 2019 - 28th February 2019
How did women challenge the politics of their time and change the world? Badges, posters, zines, sashes and postcards illustrate 100 years of activism in this exhibition. Read more
A Car for Women and Other Stories: Opening

A Car for Women and Other Stories: Opening

22nd February 2019
You are invited to the Opening of 'A Car for Women and Other Stories' and will include a short film and a performance by singer/songwriters inspired by Dorothée’s Pullinger story. Read more
A Car for Women and Other Stories: Exhibition

A Car for Women and Other Stories: Exhibition

25th February 2019
The exhibition tells the story of Dorothée Pullinger and the other "girl engineers" who sought professional engineering training in Galloway during WW1. Read more
Threads

Threads

6th March 2019 - 16th March 2019
Threads, an exhibition at Dundas Street Gallery from 6th - 16th March includes a diverse group of artists from across the UK, Europe and South America. Read more
MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show

MCN Scottish Motorcycle Show

9th March 2019 - 10th March 2019
Scotland’s biggest and best motorcycle show returns, with all the latest models, major manufacturers, and breathtaking live action, to the Royal Highland Centre on 9th & 10th March. Read more
Bonnie Bairn - Pregnancy and Family Fair

Bonnie Bairn - Pregnancy and Family Fair

10th March 2019
Bonnie Bairn is delighted to be bringing our wonderful Pregnancy & Family Fair to Edinburgh on 10th March 2019. Read more
Edinburgh Yarn Festival

Edinburgh Yarn Festival

21st March 2019 - 23rd March 2019
The UK's Premier specialist Hand-Knitting Event 'Edinburgh Yarn Festival' returns to Edinburgh Corn Exchange from 21st to 23rd March. Read more
Edinbrick 2019 - a LEGO Model Show

Edinbrick 2019 - a LEGO Model Show

18th May 2019
at the Potterrow Dome on 18th May. Read more
Gardening Scotland

Gardening Scotland

31st May 2019 - 2nd June 2019
Enjoy the biggest plant fair in Scotland when Gardening Scotland returns to the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh from 31st May to 2nd June. Read more
The Royal Highland Show

The Royal Highland Show

20th June 2019 - 23rd June 2019
One of Scotland's most iconic events 'The Royal Highland Show' is back at the Royal Highland Centre for it's 179th show from 20th June! Read more
Truckfest Scotland

Truckfest Scotland

3rd August 2019 - 4th August 2019
Scotland’s biggest and best truck show returns to Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Centre on the 3rd & 4th August. A great day out for the family! 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

Events in East Renfrewshire

Events in Fife

Explorations 2018

Explorations 2018

6th October 2018 - 23rd February 2019
Dundee & East of Scotland Embroiderers Guild return to St Andrews with an exhibition of textile art. Anyone who enjoys art in all its forms is welcome!
Lest We Forget: Remembrances of World War I

Lest We Forget: Remembrances of World War I

17th October 2018 - 20th January 2019
An exhibition highlighting the stories of some of those commemorated on our local war memorials, how their lives were touched by war and how our communities remember them.
Exhibit A

Exhibit A

3rd November 2018 - 10th February 2019
A Fife Contemporary exhibition curated by Maggie Broadley combining her knowledge of contemporary craft with her love of Tartan Noir crime fiction.
Celebrating 120 Years - Kirkcaldy Photographic Society

Celebrating 120 Years - Kirkcaldy Photographic Society

17th November 2018 - 17th March 2019
To mark its 120th anniversary, Kirkcaldy Photographic Society presents “Kirkcaldy Then and Now” featuring photographs of Kirkcaldy landmarks over the last 120 years.
Screening: This Is My Face (12A)

Screening: This Is My Face (12A)

24th January 2019
People living with HIV in Chile fear stigma and conceal their condition. This Is My Face challenges this taboo revealing a hidden dialogue that evokes the reality of the people dealing with it.

Events in Glasgow

Harry Benson: From Glasgow to America

Harry Benson: From Glasgow to America

19th May 2018 - 31st March 2019
Pollok House brings together photographs from photo-journalist Harry Benson's native Glasgow alongside images created during an illustrious career in America in this exhibition.
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.
Alasdair Gray and John Byrne: Two Great Glasgow Polymaths

Alasdair Gray and John Byrne: Two Great Glasgow Polymaths

3rd November 2018 - 17th January 2019
Don't miss a selection of works by two of Glasgow's greatest artists and authors, John Byrne and Alasdair Gray on display at RGI Kelly Gallery until January 17th!
Henry Coombes and Marcella McIntosh: Ayes in Your Head

Henry Coombes and Marcella McIntosh: Ayes in Your Head

10th November 2018 - 19th January 2019
Ayes in Your Head is an exhibition bringing together drawings and paintings by award-winning film-maker and visual artist, Henry Coombes and collaborator, Marcella McIntosh.
Artist’s Winter Show

Artist’s Winter Show

15th November 2018 - 31st January 2019
Compass Gallery present their annual Winter Show featuring a fresh and exciting selection of paintings, drawings & sculpture!
Hannah Frank 110th Birthday Exhibition

Hannah Frank 110th Birthday Exhibition

19th November 2018 - 6th February 2019
Between November and February, Glasgow University Chapel will host an exhibition of the drawings and sculpture of the late Glasgow artist Hannah Frank, who died ten years ago at the age of 100.
Women, War and The West End

Women, War and The West End

10th December 2018 - 28th February 2019
Glasgow City Heritage Trust will host the Women, War and The West End exhibition, telling the stories of ordinary women and what they did during the First World War.
The Forms of the Art - 1st Edition

The Forms of the Art - 1st Edition

4th January 2019 - 24th January 2019
The Forms of the Art at RogArt Street Campus is an international exhibition, open from January 4th to January 24th, which will host several internationally renowned artists!
Exhibition: The Legacy of St Mungo

Exhibition: The Legacy of St Mungo

12th January 2019 - 19th January 2019
An exhibition on The Legacy of St Mungo will be held at the Mitchell Library as part of this year's St Mungo Festival.
Scotland from the Sky

Scotland from the Sky

17th January 2019 - 7th April 2019
Enjoy a bird's eye view of your favourite bits of Scotland when the 'Scotland from the Sky' exhibition arrives at Glasgow Cathedral!
Leontios Toumpouris: Of particular images

Leontios Toumpouris: Of particular images

19th January 2019 - 10th February 2019
Leontios Toumpouris draws from sixteenth and seventeenth-century emblems to produce a new series of works that act as self-referential indications of everything physical outside of themselves.
Dippy On Tour: Glasgow

Dippy On Tour: Glasgow

22nd January 2019 - 6th May 2019
Dippy, the Natural History Museum's iconic Diplodocus cast, is going on a natural history adventure across the UK, and will visit Glasgow between 22nd January - 6th May 2019!
Allusion IV

Allusion IV

26th January 2019 - 23rd February 2019
It is with great pleasure that The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts presents 'Allusion IV', the fourth exhibition by this group of artists.
Perceptive Journey: Rosemary Beaton, June Carey & Damian Henry

Perceptive Journey: Rosemary Beaton, June Carey & Damian Henry

28th January 2019 - 4th February 2019
Three of Glasgow’s best known artists delve into the Celtic in us all as they bring their exhibition, Perceptive Journey, to Cass Art!
Margot Sandeman SSA (1922-2009) - The Paintings of Margot Sandeman

Margot Sandeman SSA (1922-2009) - The Paintings of Margot Sandeman

31st January 2019 - 23rd February 2019
This new exhibition in Cyril Gerber Fine Art is a further selection of some of artist Margot Sandeman's idyllic scenes of figures in nature, still life and drawings.
The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show

The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show

7th February 2019 - 10th February 2019
The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show returns to the Scottish Event Campus for 2019 from the 7th - 10th February!
Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

19th February 2019 - 5th May 2019
12 of the finest drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, lent by Her Majesty The Queen from the Royal Collection, will be on show at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum!
Model Rail Scotland

Model Rail Scotland

22nd February 2019 - 24th February 2019
Model Rail Scotland is the biggest model railway show held in Scotland and is a must for every railway enthusiast!
Strathbungo Window Wanderland

Strathbungo Window Wanderland

23rd February 2019
Strathbungo Window Wanderland on Saturday 23rd February will transform Strathbungo into an outdoor gallery for all to enjoy!
The 50+ Show

The 50+ Show

1st March 2019 - 2nd March 2019
The 50+ Show, Scotland's biggest exhibition for the active over-50s returns to the Scottish Event Campus on March 1st & 2nd
Allergy and Free From Show Scotland

Allergy and Free From Show Scotland

2nd March 2019 - 3rd March 2019
The Allergy & Free From Show Scotland at the Scottish Event Campus is Europe’s greatest ‘free from’ family day out!
Scottish Cycling, Running & Outdoor Pursuits Show

Scottish Cycling, Running & Outdoor Pursuits Show

2nd March 2019 - 3rd March 2019
The SEC Glasgow plays home to the annual Scottish Cycling, Running & Outdoor Pursuits Show on March 2nd & 3rd 2019!
The Creative Craft Show featuring The Scottish Quilting Show

The Creative Craft Show featuring The Scottish Quilting Show

7th March 2019 - 10th March 2019
The Creative Craft Show returns to the SEC Glasgow between the 7th & 10th of March 2019 and includes The Scottish Quilting Show!
3Ls Art Club Exhibition and Sale

3Ls Art Club Exhibition and Sale

9th March 2019 - 17th March 2019
Students from Strathclyde University Centre for Lifelong Learning's art courses are exhibiting and selling their work at St Mary's Cathedral between 9th and 17th March!
ScotHot

ScotHot

13th March 2019
ScotHot, Scotland's premier showcase for food, drink, hospitality and tourism, is returning to the Scottish Event Campus on the 13th - 14th March!
Callum Rice: Solo Exhibition

Callum Rice: Solo Exhibition

26th April 2019 - 23rd June 2019
Studio Pavilion at House for an Art Lover is pleased to present the first solo exhibition by Glasgow based artist and filmmaker Callum Rice!
Holistic Ways Festival

Holistic Ways Festival

4th May 2019 - 5th May 2019
The Holistic Ways Festival, Scotland's most unique health and well-being event, is returning to the Glasgow Trades Hall on the weekend of the 4th & 5th May!
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!
Tessa Lynch & Rachel Adams: A Collaborative Exhibition

Tessa Lynch & Rachel Adams: A Collaborative Exhibition

13th July 2019 - 8th September 2019
Studio Pavilion at House for an Art Lover is pleased to present a new collaborative project by Glasgow based artists Rachel Adams and Tessa Lynch in the gallery throughout the Summer of 2019!
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!

Events in Lanarkshire

Wee Winter Tales Exhibition

Wee Winter Tales Exhibition

17th November 2018 - 9th March 2019
Come and visit our winter exhibition and enjoy some stories, short films dressing up and play area all suitable for younger children!
Holocaust Memorial: Torn from Home

Holocaust Memorial: Torn from Home

9th January 2019 - 3rd February 2019
South Lanarkshire's Museum Service proudly present 'Torn from Home' a beautiful and deeply moving art display to mark Holocaust Memorial Day created by Holy Cross High School pupils.
The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry Exhibition

The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry Exhibition

2nd March 2019 - 28th April 2019
Don't miss your chance to see The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry when it goes on display in the Exhibition Gallery at New Lanark World Heritage Site on its way home from a world-wide tour!

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

HYBRID - nature and manmade

HYBRID - nature and manmade

23rd January 2019
Students from West College Scotland proudly present an exhibition of their work at IKEA Braehead featuring photography, textile design and ceramics!
Vox by ReMode 2019

Vox by ReMode 2019

23rd March 2019
Vox by ReMode is a fashion show with a difference! All the outfits coming down the catwalk have been created, remade and reimagined from discarded fabric and clothing!
Sma’ Shot Day

Sma’ Shot Day

6th July 2019
Celebrate the victory of the weavers with one of the oldest workers' festivals in the UK, Paisley's Sma' Shot Day on Saturday 6th July!
Renfrewshire Doors Open Days

Renfrewshire Doors Open Days

7th September 2019 - 8th September 2019
Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across Renfrewshire! This year's event will be held on September 7th & 8th!

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

Brick Wonders

Brick Wonders

29th September 2018 - 23rd January 2019
Historic Environment Scotland presents Brick Wonders at Stirling Castle featuring recreations in LEGO® bricks of amazing sights from around the world, curated by artist Warren Elsmore!
Exhibition: The Scots Who Built the White House

Exhibition: The Scots Who Built the White House

22nd October 2018 - 12th April 2019
In 1794, seven Scottish stonemasons left Edinburgh New Town for Washington DC to help build the official residence of the President of the United States. Explore their story in our new exhibition.
In the Footsteps of John Muir

In the Footsteps of John Muir

2nd February 2019 - 28th April 2019
This photography exhibition in Stirling Castle traces John Muir's travels from his childhood in Dunbar to the American National Parks he helped to establish.
The Gin Fayre: Dunblane

The Gin Fayre: Dunblane

9th February 2019
The Gin Fayre will return to the Victoria Hall, Dunblane on 9th February showcasing the very best gins from across Scotland and beyond!

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