City Art Centre

City Art Centre

About City Art Centre

2 Market Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1DE
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Enjoy a visit to the City Art Centre, a main Edinburgh art gallery with one of the best collections of Scottish art. We show interesting exhibitions from our own collections and from all over the world. We can also tempt you with an attractive shop located on the ground floor.

The City Art Centre has a busy programme of exhibitions which change regularly to suit the interests of our visitors. People come to see favourites from the City’s nationally Recognised collection of Scottish art; new work from local or international artists or exhibitions from other countries. Exhibitions of historic and modern photography, contemporary art and design, architecture and the built environment are staged in a rolling programme. We have shown Egyptian and Roman objects and even featured artwork and costumes from the Star Wars films.

An escalator and lift help you move around six floors, and you can be refreshed by sampling the menus in the café, or buy art books, cards, handbags and jewellery from our ground floor shop.

The City Art Centre is conveniently placed near to the Waverley rail station in the city centre.

Upcoming Events at City Art Centre

City Art Centre: ArtsSpace

City Art Centre: ArtsSpace

7th October 2017 - 13th May 2018
Explore the new activities in the family activity area at City Art Centre to complement the exhibition ‘Hidden Gems’
Hidden Gems

Hidden Gems

7th October 2017 - 13th May 2018
Exhibition of ‘hidden gems’ from City Art Centre’s collection of fine art; celebrating the unsung and the unusual.
Gallery Tours

Gallery Tours

27th April 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Gallery Tours

Gallery Tours

28th April 2018
Come along to City Art Centre and join one of the excellent guides on a spotlight tour of their exhibition.
Robert Callender : Plastic Beach …poetry of the everyday

Robert Callender : Plastic Beach …poetry of the everyday

12th May 2018 - 8th July 2018
Focusing on a selection of Robert Callender's work, this exhibition at City Art Centre addresses his environmental concerns and ways and means of recycling.
At the City Art Centre with The Edinburgh Sketcher

At the City Art Centre with The Edinburgh Sketcher

18th May 2018
Come along to special sketching workshops with the famous Edinburgh Sketcher at the City Art Centre!
Tidemarks

Tidemarks

19th May 2018
Tidemarks is a fun, interactive workshop by artist and beachcomber Katie Fowlie where children can learn about how to use nature creatively. Suitable for ages 5+.
Seashore Surfaces

Seashore Surfaces

19th May 2018
Inspired and informed by the work of Robert Callender, explore the creative potential of found seaside objects in this workshop with artist Rachael Forbes on 19th May.
Shipwrecked Concepts and Washed-up Things

Shipwrecked Concepts and Washed-up Things

26th May 2018
Join Professor Tim Ingold in this talk on the work of Robert Callender at City Art Centre on 26th May!
Plastic Man: Short Film Screening, Talk and Q&A

Plastic Man: Short Film Screening, Talk and Q&A

30th May 2018
The City Art Centre is screening Plastic Man to complement the exhibition 'Robert Callender : Plastic Beach …poetry of the everyday' followed by a talk & Q&A.
Our Seas under Pressure

Our Seas under Pressure

6th June 2018
Join Professor Teresa F Fernandes as she explores why we are all responsible for the future of the world’s oceans.
Stop the Plastic Tide

Stop the Plastic Tide

7th June 2018
Come along to City Art Centre on 7th June and find out what the Marine Conservation Society is doing to stop the plastic tide and how you can help.
The Artist as Beachcomber: A Tour of the Work of Robert Callender

The Artist as Beachcomber: A Tour of the Work of Robert Callender

14th June 2018
Andrew Patrizio will introduce the work of well-known and highly respected Scottish artist Robert Callender in this tour at City Art Centre on 14th June.
Sustainable Shopping: Can Consumers Change the World?

Sustainable Shopping: Can Consumers Change the World?

21st June 2018
Can consumer behaviour lead to environmental change for the better? Join Kathryn Henderson in this lecture at City Art Centre on 21st June!
At the City Art Centre with The Edinburgh Sketcher

At the City Art Centre with The Edinburgh Sketcher

20th July 2018
Come along to special sketching workshops with the famous Edinburgh Sketcher at the City Art Centre!

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