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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Paths to Other Places - Drawing Parallels

Paths to Other Places - Drawing Parallels

25th September 2020 - 24th January 2021

Enjoy a virtual tour of 'Paths to Other Places: Drawing Parallels' and see this fantastic new exhibition by Scottish artist James Cosgrove!
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Ray Harryhausen - Titan of Cinema

Ray Harryhausen - Titan of Cinema

24th October 2020 - 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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E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas - SUSPENDED

E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas - SUSPENDED

7th November 2020 - 14th March 2021

This Exhibition is a collaboration between the National Trust for Scotland and the City Art Centre and is the first major retrospective of Hornel's art for over 35 years.
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Jock McFadyen Goes to the Pictures - SUSPENDED

Jock McFadyen Goes to the Pictures - SUSPENDED

14th November 2020 - 11th April 2021

Timed to mark his 70th birthday, this major exhibition by contemporary artist Jock McFadyen displays new and existing paintings, alongside works from City Art Centre’s collection of Scottish art.
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McLuckie & Walker Online Exhibition

McLuckie & Walker Online Exhibition

23rd November 2020 - 31st January 2021
Online Event

Visit this online exhibition and celebrate the legacy of architects Andrew McLuckie & Ronald Walker! They designed over 200 buildings in Stirling between 1886 and 1911.
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Connections - Wholly Holistic

Connections - Wholly Holistic

10th January 2021 - 10th March 2021

Connections - Wholly Holistic, at Santosa Wellness Centre Edinburgh, is an exhibition along with workshops, spoken word, healing sounds, storytelling, book launches and more!
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Rare Prints and Monotypes

Rare Prints and Monotypes

20th January 2021 - 14th February 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

The Academicians' Gallery presents an online exhibition of rare prints and monotypes by current and past members of the Royal Scottish Academy.
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Manipulate Festival: Restless Worlds - A Kinetic Sculpture Artwalk - POSTPONED

Manipulate Festival: Restless Worlds - A Kinetic Sculpture Artwalk - POSTPONED

21st January 2021 - 1st February 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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Latitudes: Recent Work from RSA Award Winners

Latitudes: Recent Work from RSA Award Winners

22nd January 2021 - 17th March 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

The Royal Scottish Academy presents Latitudes, an exhibition celebrating the far-reaching scope of recent work by the winners of RSA awards.
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E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas Conservator’s Tour - POSTPONED

E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas Conservator’s Tour - POSTPONED

4th February 2021

Join Gail Egan and Henry Matthews on a special tour of E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas.
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Edinburgh Wedding Fair and Fashion Show

Edinburgh Wedding Fair and Fashion Show

6th March 2021 - 7th March 2021

The biggest wedding fair on the east coast of Scotland will once again return to Edinburgh Corn Exchange on 6th and 7th March!
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Gorgeous Kimono on Show

Gorgeous Kimono on Show

6th March 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

To add a flavour of traditional Japanese aesthetic a number of vibrant, beautiful and elegant kimono garments will be on show.
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Fashion Show at the City Art Centre

Fashion Show at the City Art Centre

13th March 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

see a spectacular fashion show by the Fashion and Textile Design students from Edinburgh College in a collaboration with the City Art Centre and the E. A. Hornel exhibition!
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Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop!

Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop!

26th March 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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Adjust / Adapt

Adjust / Adapt

27th March 2021 - 24th April 2021

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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Edinburgh Comic Con

Edinburgh Comic Con

3rd April 2021 - 4th April 2021

Edinburgh Comic Con returns to the EICC in September 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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Descriptive Tour for visually impaired visitors of Bright Shadows - Scottish Art in the 1920s

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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Big Big Gin Festival

Big Big Gin Festival

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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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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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

The Royal Highland Show

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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Events in East Renfrewshire

Events in Fife

Blooming Marvellous - CANCELLED

Blooming Marvellous - CANCELLED

12th September 2020 - 14th February 2021

Everything in the garden’s lovely as we explore the wonderful world of wildlife and plants through our colourful and entertaining family-friendly exhibition!

Find out about Blooming Marvellous - CANCELLED on What's On Fife
Explore! Travellers and Trailblazers - CANCELLED

Explore! Travellers and Trailblazers - CANCELLED

14th November 2020 - 10th April 2021

Let us take you on an epic adventure! Follow in the footsteps of intrepid explorers to discover exotic lands and fantastic voyages through our hands-on, family friendly exhibition!

Find out about Explore! Travellers and Trailblazers - CANCELLED on What's On Fife
Scotland’s Coasts - CANCELLED

Scotland’s Coasts - CANCELLED

5th December 2020 - 28th February 2021

This exhibition, drawn from Historic Environment Scotland's archives, explores Scotland's relationship to the sea and its impact on everyday life.

Find out about Scotland’s Coasts - CANCELLED on What's On Fife
Art-tastic

Art-tastic

19th December 2020 - 10th April 2021

Come along to our colourful and entertaining family-friendly exhibition to explore the stories hidden within some of our fantastic paintings.

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

Jack Vettriano: The Early Years

18th June 2021 - 24th 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

Rajni Perera: Traveller

Rajni Perera: Traveller

24th October 2020 - 14th February 2021

Tramway is delighted to present Traveller', the first exhibition in the UK by multi-disciplinary artist Rajni Perera!

Find out about Rajni Perera: Traveller on What's On Glasgow
The Winter Show

The Winter Show

25th November 2020 - 30th January 2021

Cyril Gerber Fine Art are thrilled to bring you an array of paintings, drawings and sculptures as part of their annual Winter Show!

Find out about The Winter Show on What's On Glasgow
The Christmas Show 2020 - An Online Exhibition

The Christmas Show 2020 - An Online Exhibition

1st December 2020 - 30th January 2021

The Christmas Show is always an exciting event in the Compass Gallery calendar, and this year the team have worked hard to take the exhibition online!

Find out about The Christmas Show 2020 - An Online Exhibition on What's On Glasgow
Online Exhibition: Interactions of Colour

Online Exhibition: Interactions of Colour

5th December 2020 - 29th January 2021

The RGI Kelly Gallery will showcase works from their members online which relate to the theme of 'Interactions of Colour' between the 5th December and the 29th January!

Find out about Online Exhibition: Interactions of Colour on What's On Glasgow
Lex McFadyen & Madeleine Hand: 40 Years in the Making

Lex McFadyen & Madeleine Hand: 40 Years in the Making

12th December 2020 - 30th January 2021

Scottish artist Lex McFadyen returns to the Glasgow Gallery alongside Madeleine Hand with their '40 Years in the Making' exhibition!

Find out about Lex McFadyen & Madeleine Hand: 40 Years in the Making on What's On Glasgow
Glasgow a National Park City - A Virtual Photo Exhibition

Glasgow a National Park City - A Virtual Photo Exhibition

28th January 2021

Could Glasgow be a National Park City? Join the National Park City Group for the launch of a virtual photo exhibition from a collection of Glasgow photographers!

RE-ND-ER-ED’s ONE IN-ONE OUT - POSTPONED

RE-ND-ER-ED’s ONE IN-ONE OUT - POSTPONED

29th January 2021 - 31st January 2021

RE-ND-ER-ED are back with ONE IN-ONE OUT a series of unique digital installations are formed by a new collection of immersive experiences, combining experimental audio + visual works.

Find out about RE-ND-ER-ED’s ONE IN-ONE OUT - POSTPONED on What's On Glasgow
Present Futures Digital 2021

Present Futures Digital 2021

5th February 2021 - 7th February 2021

Present Futures 2021 is the fourth edition of a multi-disciplinary art event curated by Colette Sadler and produced by Feral in partnership with CCA Glasgow.

Find out about Present Futures Digital 2021 on What's On Glasgow
The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Virtual Show

The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Virtual Show

27th February 2021 - 28th February 2021

The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show is back for a virtual edition on the 27th and 28th February 2021!

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
Ideal Home Show Scotland

Ideal Home Show Scotland

28th May 2021 - 31st May 2021

Ideal Home Show Scotland makes a welcome return to the SEC Glasgow with a wonderland of inspiration for your home from the 28th - 31st May 2021!

Find out about Ideal Home Show Scotland 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
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

Events in Lanarkshire

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

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

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

BA(Hons) Art and Design Exhibition 2020 - 2021

BA(Hons) Art and Design Exhibition 2020 - 2021

4th December 2020 - 31st January 2021

Explore and enjoy the latest works from the University of Stirling Honours Art & Design Class of 2020 through this online exhibition!

Find out about BA(Hons) Art and Design Exhibition 2020 - 2021 on What's On Stirling
AIRS Exhibition

AIRS Exhibition

12th April 2021 - 25th April 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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A Virtual Burns Night
The birthday of Rabbie Burns is going virtual, so join Historic Environment Scotland on the bard's birthday in the glorious halls at Edinburgh Castle!
Rare Prints and Monotypes
The Academicians' Gallery presents an online exhibition of rare prints and monotypes by current and past members of the Royal Scottish Academy.
Winter’s Last: A Celebration of Scottish Folklore, Traditions and Community Practices
Join the Taibhsear Collective as they host the last in their trilogy of explorations into Winter customs!
Anything Goes
This major new production of Cole Porter and P. G. Wodehouse’s classic golden age musical comes to Edinburgh, direct from London’s Barbican Theatre and is set to be the musical of 2021.
Macsween of Edinburgh Virtual Burns Supper
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Edinburgh Playhouse Festival Theatre Edinburgh Kings Theatre Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland Traverse Theatre