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

Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s - SUSPENDED

Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s - SUSPENDED

12th September 2020 - 6th June 2021

The 1920s was a period of contrasts and this exhibition explores the styles, ideas and events that shaped Scottish art during this influential decade.
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Air and Space Exhibition

Air and Space Exhibition

28th February 2021 - 31st December 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Air and Space is an online exhibition of recent paintings from artist Jill Ashforth featuring the beautiful collection Air and Space and her lyrical video poem Joy with the music of Max Richter.
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Adjust / Adapt

Adjust / Adapt

27th March 2021 - 24th April 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

This exhibition explores how our homes and outdoor spaces are working harder for occupants; as multigenerational sanctuaries, workspaces, classrooms, fitness and entertainment settings.
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20/20 Hindsight

20/20 Hindsight

10th April 2021 - 29th April 2021
Online Event

Blunt Knife Co. present 20/20 Hindsight, an online showcase of womxn's art, writing & music starting April 10th!
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Digital Event: Descriptive Tour for visually impaired visitors of Bright Shadows - Scottish Art in the 1920s

Digital Event: Descriptive Tour for visually impaired visitors of Bright Shadows - Scottish Art in the 1920s

17th April 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for a tour specifically designed for visually impaired visitors focussing on our exhibition Bright Shadows - Scottish art in the 1920s.
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IberoDocs 8th Edition

IberoDocs 8th Edition

19th April 2021 - 2nd May 2021
Online Event

IberoDocs brings a programme of over 20 documentaries, highlighting that both in our darkest as well as our brightest moments, art (in any of its forms) has become a necessary and faithful companion.
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Restless Worlds - A Kinetic Sculpture Artwalk

Restless Worlds - A Kinetic Sculpture Artwalk

22nd April 2021 - 2nd May 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

All across the city, in a moment of wider social and cultural upheaval, curious hidden worlds are shifting and revealing their secrets.
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Big Big Gin Festival - POSTPONED

Big Big Gin Festival - POSTPONED

23rd April 2021 - 25th April 2021

The Big Big Gin Festival returns to the Edinburgh Corn Exchange in April 2021. Let your experience be-gin!
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Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop!

Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop!

26th April 2021 - 26th June 2021

Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop! tells the story of Edinburgh native Archie Brennan (1931-2019) in the first-ever major retrospective of his work.
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Ray Harryhausen - Titan of Cinema

Ray Harryhausen - Titan of Cinema

26th April 2021 - 5th September 2021

This exhibition is in collaboration with the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation to celebrate what would have been film special effects superstar Ray Harryhausen's 100th birthday year.
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Another Time, Another Place

Another Time, Another Place

28th April 2021 - 29th May 2021

Another Time, Another Place is a beautiful conversation between renowned artist Victoria Crowe OBE and poet Christine de Luca, both of whom have produced twelve works in this collaborative exhibition.
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Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival: Edinburgh

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival: Edinburgh

3rd May 2021 - 23rd May 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF), led by the Mental Health Foundation, will return from 3-23 May 2021 and explore the theme of 'Normality?'.
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Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

15th May 2021 - 10th October 2021

This major retrospective, the most comprehensive display of Charles H. Mackie’s work in over a century, showcases the breadth of his creative vision and talents.
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Child’s Eye Muse Presents: International Museum Day

Child’s Eye Muse Presents: International Museum Day

18th May 2021 - 19th May 2021
Online Event

Join Child's Eye Muse on the 18th and 19th of May for International Museum Day, celebrating your favorite exhibits and museum visits!
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Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay

Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay

22nd May 2021 - 3rd October 2021

This major exhibition at City Art Centre focuses on the maritime theme in Ian Hamilton Finlay's work. It was a central element of his art, and one to which he returned throughout his life.
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Curator’s Tour - Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s

Curator’s Tour - Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s

28th May 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Dr Helen Scott, Curator of Fine Art, provides a tour of the exhibition Bright Shadows: Scottish Art in the 1920s.
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Islander: the Paintings of Donald Smith

Islander: the Paintings of Donald Smith

29th May 2021 - 26th September 2021

This is the first major exhibition Donald Smith's work, in partnership with An Lanntair, Stornoway and is part of Edinburgh Art Festival 2021.
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The Royal Highland Show - CANCELLED

The Royal Highland Show - CANCELLED

17th June 2021 - 20th June 2021

One of Scotland's most iconic events, The Royal Highland Show, returns to the Royal Highland Centre between the 17th and 20th June 2021!
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Truckfest Scotland

Truckfest Scotland

31st July 2021 - 1st August 2021

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!
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Descriptive Tour for Visually Impaired Visitors of ‘Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay’

Descriptive Tour for Visually Impaired Visitors of ‘Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay’

4th September 2021

Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for a tour specifically designed for visually impaired visitors focusing on the 'Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay' exhibition.
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Edinburgh Wedding Exhibition

Edinburgh Wedding Exhibition

11th September 2021 - 12th September 2021

Dive headfirst into wedding planning at Edinburgh’s Largest Wedding Exhibition at BT Murrayfield Stadium. It's wedding heaven!
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Curator’s Tour of Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

Curator’s Tour of Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light

8th October 2021

Join Dr Helen Scott, Curator of Fine Art, for a tour of the exhibition Charles H. Mackie: Colour and Light!
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The 10th Annual Scottish Tattoo Convention

The 10th Annual Scottish Tattoo Convention

26th March 2022 - 27th March 2022

The 10th Annual Scottish Tattoo Convention returns to The Edinburgh Corn Exchange in March 2022, bigger and better than ever!
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Edinburgh Comic Con 2022

Edinburgh Comic Con 2022

16th April 2022 - 17th April 2022

Edinburgh Comic Con returns to the EICC in 2022 and once more, it will be a weekend of madness from the world of film and TV, comic books, gaming, cosplay and much more.
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Events in East Renfrewshire

Christian Aid Clarkston Art Show

Christian Aid Clarkston Art Show

1st April 2021 - 30th April 2021

Hundreds of original works of art will be on display virtually during April as part of the annual Christian Aid Clarkston Art Show!

Find out about Christian Aid Clarkston Art Show on What's On East Renfrewshire

Events in Fife

By the Seaside: Heritage, Healing and New Horizons

By the Seaside: Heritage, Healing and New Horizons

20th March 2021 - 20th June 2021

This innovative exhibition on blue space at the Scottish Fisheries Museum is curated by Museum and Gallery Studies MLitt students.

St Andrews Art Club Spring Exhibition

St Andrews Art Club Spring Exhibition

1st May 2021 - 9th May 2021

Celebrate the end of lockdown by visiting St Andrews Art Club's spring exhibition in person or online with its exciting range of affordable and original paintings and artwork!

Find out about St Andrews Art Club Spring Exhibition on What's On Fife
Jack Vettriano: The Early Years

Jack Vettriano: The Early Years

17th June 2021 - 23rd October 2021

This exhibition is a celebration of Jack Vettriano's extraordinary career and will be showing paintings he created from in his 20s until he moved to London in 2000.

Find out about Jack Vettriano: The Early Years on What's On Fife

Events in Glasgow

Buzzcut Residency: PAIX - POSTPONED

Buzzcut Residency: PAIX - POSTPONED

9th April 2021 - 7th May 2021

BUZZCUT & CCA have partnered to provide a series of residencies for Scotland-based performance artists, join PAIX for a sensory experience exploring live soundscape, movement, visual art and theatre!

Find out about Buzzcut Residency: PAIX - POSTPONED on What's On Glasgow
Virtual Studio Visit With Marion Carré

Virtual Studio Visit With Marion Carré

28th April 2021

Join the Alliance Française Glasgow for a special virtual studio visit with French artist Marion Carré on Wednesday 28th April!

Find out about Virtual Studio Visit With Marion Carré on What's On Glasgow
Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival: Glasgow

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival: Glasgow

3rd May 2021 - 23rd May 2021

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF), led by the Mental Health Foundation, will return from 3-23 May 2021 and explore the theme of 'Normality?'.

Find out about Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival: Glasgow on What's On Glasgow
Narratives in Times of Absurdity

Narratives in Times of Absurdity

15th May 2021 - 5th June 2021

Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts presents 'Narratives in Times of Absurdity' an exhibition by multi-disciplinary artist, Norman Sutton-Hibbert.

Find out about Narratives in Times of Absurdity on What's On Glasgow
The Creative Craft Show featuring The Scottish Quilting Show

The Creative Craft Show featuring The Scottish Quilting Show

20th May 2021 - 23rd May 2021

The Creative Craft Show returns to the SEC Glasgow between the 20th and 23rd of May 2021 and includes The Scottish Quilting Show!

The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show

The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show

22nd May 2021 - 23rd May 2021

A visit to The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show at the SEC Glasgow is a must if you're planning a home upgrade!

Find out about The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show on What's On Glasgow
Glasgow International

Glasgow International

11th June 2021 - 27th June 2021

Scotland's biennial festival of contemporary visual art, Glasgow International, will return in 2021 between the 11th and 27th June!

Find out about Glasgow International on What's On Glasgow
RGI Graduate Award Winners Exhibition

RGI Graduate Award Winners Exhibition

19th June 2021 - 10th July 2021

This year's RGI Graduate Award Winners Exhibition will be held in June & July and will feature works from Charlotte Hayes, Megan Squire and Charlotte Elizabeth!

Find out about RGI Graduate Award Winners Exhibition on What's On Glasgow
Resonate

Resonate

17th July 2021 - 18th July 2021

Whether you're a Minecraft fan, a YouTube enthusiast or a casual gamer, join thousands of others for Resonate – The Ultimate Gaming Experience!

Find out about Resonate on What's On Glasgow
Largs Viking Festival & Festival of Fire

Largs Viking Festival & Festival of Fire

28th August 2021 - 5th September 2021

The 2021 Largs Viking Festival & Festival of Fire, marking the 1263 Battle of Largs, will be held between the 28th August and 5th September!

Find out about Largs Viking Festival & Festival of Fire on What's On Glasgow
LCD Soundsystem Disco & Exhibition

LCD Soundsystem Disco & Exhibition

23rd October 2021

For one night only, immerse yourself in LCD Soundsystem's world with an exclusive concert screening and exhibition at Platform Glasgow!

Find out about LCD Soundsystem Disco & Exhibition on What's On Glasgow
The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show

The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show

3rd February 2022 - 6th February 2022

The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show returns to the Scottish Event Campus for 2022 between the 3rd and 6th of February!

Find out about The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show on What's On Glasgow
Model Rail Scotland

Model Rail Scotland

25th February 2022 - 27th February 2022

Model Rail Scotland is the biggest model railway show held in Scotland and is a must for every railway enthusiast, don't miss it at the SEC Glasgow on the 25th, 26th and 27th February 2022!

Find out about Model Rail Scotland on What's On Glasgow
Ideal Home Show Scotland

Ideal Home Show Scotland

27th May 2022 - 30th May 2022

Ideal Home Show Scotland makes a welcome return to the SEC Glasgow with a wonderland of inspiration for your home from the 27th - 30th May 2022!

Find out about Ideal Home Show Scotland on What's On Glasgow
ScotHot

ScotHot

8th March 2023 - 9th March 2023

ScotHot, Scotland's premier showcase for food, drink, hospitality and tourism, is returning to the Scottish Event Campus on the 8th and 9th March 2023!

Find out about ScotHot on What's On Glasgow

Events in Lanarkshire

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Inspired

Inspired

26th March 2021 - 30th April 2021

Inspired is Renfrewshire's Annual Young People's Art Exhibition showcasing the very best creative talent from Renfrewshire schools and Early Learning and Childcare Centres!

Find out about Inspired on What's On Renfrewshire
All for One ACCORD Online Art Exhibition

All for One ACCORD Online Art Exhibition

12th April 2021 - 31st May 2021

All for One ACCORD is an online art exhibition being held between the 12th April and 31st May with all work being donated by some wonderful and generous artists!

Find out about All for One ACCORD Online Art Exhibition on What's On Renfrewshire
The Wedding Exhibition at Braehead Arena

The Wedding Exhibition at Braehead Arena

15th May 2021 - 16th May 2021

Save the date for The Wedding Exhibition hosted by Wedding Services Scotland on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of May at intu Braehead Arena!

Find out about The Wedding Exhibition at Braehead Arena on What's On Renfrewshire
Scotland’s Boat Show

Scotland’s Boat Show

8th October 2021 - 10th October 2021

Scotland’s Boat Show returns to Kip Marina, Inverkip between the 8th and 10th October 2021!

Find out about Scotland’s Boat Show on What's On Renfrewshire

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

Food Heroes

Food Heroes

28th April 2021 - 15th May 2021

This new photography exhibition at the Tolbooth is in praise of Stirlingshire’s Food Heroes!

Find out about Food Heroes on What's On Stirling
The Man Who Could Paint Anything – The Legacy of Thomas Stuart Smith

The Man Who Could Paint Anything – The Legacy of Thomas Stuart Smith

30th April 2021 - 1st January 2022

This exhibition showcases some of The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum’s remarkable art collection.

AIRS Exhibition

AIRS Exhibition

1st November 2021 - 17th November 2021

Scottish contemporary landscape artist Beth Robertson Fiddes, has created a stunning exhibition of paintings, which shares inspiration with Mhairi Hall’s AIRS.

Find out about AIRS Exhibition on What's On Stirling

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