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

Ray Harryhausen - Titan of Cinema

Ray Harryhausen - Titan of Cinema

26th April 2021 - 20th February 2022

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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The Typewriter Revolution

The Typewriter Revolution

24th July 2021 - 17th April 2022

Drawing on our outstanding typewriter collection, this exhibition features a range of machines, including an 1876 Sholes and Glidden typewriter which was the first to have a QWERTY keyboard.
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Incoming: New Acquisitions at the City Art Centre

Incoming: New Acquisitions at the City Art Centre

19th September 2021 - 31st May 2022

Incoming: New Acquisitions at the City Art Centre presents a selection of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and sculpture acquired within the last ten years.
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China: Through the Lens of John Thomson

China: Through the Lens of John Thomson

30th September 2021 - 22nd March 2022
Edinburgh West

The first Edinburgh exhibition devoted to the Scottish photographer John Thomson (1837-1921) and his photography in China is on display at the James Watt Centre, Heriot Watt University.
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Reflections, The Light and Life of John Henry Lorimer

Reflections, The Light and Life of John Henry Lorimer

6th November 2021 - 20th March 2022

This exhibition at the City Art Centre will explore John Henry Lorimer’s art through five key themes: light, identity, family, femininity and home.
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Tapestry: Changing Concepts

Tapestry: Changing Concepts

13th November 2021 - 13th March 2022

This two-floor exhibition, at the City Art Centre this winter, will feature work by 19 contemporary artists associated with the former Tapestry Department at Edinburgh College of Art.
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In the Bleak Midwinter - Exhibition

In the Bleak Midwinter - Exhibition

3rd December 2021 - 3rd February 2022
Leith

Baskwell Arts second exhibition is embracing the cold with full force! In the Bleak Midwinter is on until 3rd February 2022 at 18 Spey Street Lane, Leith.
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Joey Simons ‘The fearful part of it was the absence’

Joey Simons ‘The fearful part of it was the absence’

4th December 2021 - 13th March 2022

'The fearful part of it was the absence' is an exhibition by writer Joey Simons which investigates the periodic eruption and absence of rioting in Glasgow, and its effect on the shape of the city.
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Academicians’ Prints

Academicians’ Prints

8th January 2022 - 6th February 2022

The Royal Scottish Academy is pleased to present a selection of limited edition prints by Royal Scottish Academicians in the Academicians’ Gallery this month.
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IRON: Translating Territories

IRON: Translating Territories

8th January 2022 - 6th February 2022

This exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy unveils diverse understandings of the physical world around us and explores the creative potential and complexity in this singular material.
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R3SEARCH: RSA Awards in Focus

R3SEARCH: RSA Awards in Focus

8th January 2022 - 6th February 2022

The Royal Scottish Academy is delighted to present new work from the 2020 recipients of the RSA William Littlejohn Award, RSA Morton Award and the RSA David Michie Travel Award.
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Tapestry Exhibition

Tapestry Exhibition

20th January 2022 - 27th February 2022

This exhibition at Waterston House brings together woven tapestries inspired by nature and created by the Scottish members of the British Tapestry Group.
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Anything is Possible: Mohammad Barrangi

Anything is Possible: Mohammad Barrangi

21st January 2022 - 27th March 2022

Anything is Possible is an exhibition by Mohammad Barrangi, an award wining artist and medal winning international athlete. Catch it at the Edinburgh Printmakers from 21st January!
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Presence of Absence: Leena Nammari & Louise Ritchie

Presence of Absence: Leena Nammari & Louise Ritchie

21st January 2022 - 27th March 2022

This two-person exhibition at the Edinburgh Printmakers explores the interplay between the practices of Leena Nammari and Louise Ritchie, as artists, peers and collaborators.
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H-E-L-L-O

H-E-L-L-O

22nd January 2022 - 1st May 2022

Collective Edinburgh is delighted to present Los Angeles-based artist Cauleen Smith's first solo exhibition in Scotland!
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Michael Pendry’s Les Colombes - POSTPONED

Michael Pendry’s Les Colombes - POSTPONED

22nd January 2022 - 5th February 2022

This stunning installation is arranged to give new life to the Cathedral, embodying our resolve to be kind to our fellow humans, and to do our part in making a better tomorrow.
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The Art of Wallpaper - Morris & Co.

The Art of Wallpaper - Morris & Co.

28th January 2022 - 11th June 2022

Explore the legacy of William Morris in over 130 archived works from the Morris & Co. archives at this exhibition held in Dovecot Studios!
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Edinburgh Wedding Exhibition

Edinburgh Wedding Exhibition

29th January 2022 - 30th January 2022

Dive headfirst into wedding planning at Edinburgh’s Largest Wedding Exhibition at BT Murrayfield Stadium. It's wedding heaven!
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Juncture by Ken Wilder

Juncture by Ken Wilder

5th February 2022 - 25th February 2022

Five years ago Ken Wilder exhibited at Upright Gallery with his poignant and emotional video 'Skylights' and it is with great pleasure that he is returning with his new show 'Juncture'.
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The Scottish Motorcycle Show 2022

The Scottish Motorcycle Show 2022

12th March 2022 - 13th March 2022

The Scottish Motorcycle Show returns returns to the Royal Highland Centre in March 2022, showcasing the latest bikes!
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Van Gogh Alive

Van Gogh Alive

17th March 2022 - 17th July 2022
Edinburgh West

Van Gogh Alive, the most visited immersive, multi-sensory experience in the world, makes its hotly anticipated debut in Edinburgh in 2022 for an exclusive four month run!
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Stories and Light - Annual Edinburgh College Fashion Shows

Stories and Light - Annual Edinburgh College Fashion Shows

19th March 2022

See a spectacular fashion show by the Fashion and Textile Design students from Edinburgh College at City Art Centre on 19th March!
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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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Colour & Cloth Red, White & Gold: The Tudors in Colour

Colour & Cloth Red, White & Gold: The Tudors in Colour

6th April 2022

Join Caroline Young, author of The Colour of Fashion: The Story of Clothes in Ten Colours (Spring 2022) as she discusses the colour at the furthest end of the spectrum.
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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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Big Big Gin Festival

Big Big Gin Festival

23rd April 2022 - 24th April 2022

The Big Big Gin Festival returns to the Edinburgh Corn Exchange in April 2022. Let your experience be-gin!
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The Royal Highland Show

The Royal Highland Show

23rd June 2022 - 26th June 2022

One of Scotland's most iconic events, The Royal Highland Show, returns to the Royal Highland Centre between the 23rd and 26th June 2022!
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Anatomy: A Matter of Death and Life

Anatomy: A Matter of Death and Life

1st July 2022 - 30th October 2022

Explore the history of anatomical study, from artistic explorations by Leonardo da Vinci to the Burke and Hare murders.
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Truckfest Scotland

Truckfest Scotland

6th August 2022 - 7th August 2022

Scotland's biggest and best truck show returns to Edinburgh's Royal Highland Centre on the 6th and 7th August, it's a great day out for the family!
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Comic Con Scotland

Comic Con Scotland

8th October 2022 - 9th October 2022

After time out with Covid, Monopoly Events brings Comic Con Scotland back to the Royal Highland Centre on 8th and 9th October 2022!
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Big Big Wedding Fair & Fashion Show

Big Big Wedding Fair & Fashion Show

5th November 2022 - 6th November 2022

The biggest wedding fair on the east coast of Scotland comes to the O2 Academy Edinburgh in November 2022!
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Events in East Renfrewshire

Events in Fife

Sanctuary

Sanctuary

21st November 2021 - 28th February 2022

'Sanctuary', Sun Gallery's inaugural winter exhibition under new ownership, is a beautifully balanced mix of established & emerging talented artists in their own right.

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

Jack Vettriano: The Early Years

17th June 2022 - 23rd October 2022

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

Joan Eardley: A Centenary of Lives and Landscapes

Joan Eardley: A Centenary of Lives and Landscapes

28th October 2021 - 12th February 2022

To celebrate the centenary of Joan Eardley's birth Glasgow Women's Library are thrilled to exhibit five striking artworks on loan from the University of Edinburgh Art Collection.

Find out about Joan Eardley: A Centenary of Lives and Landscapes on What's On Glasgow
Khvay Samnang: Calling for Rain

Khvay Samnang: Calling for Rain

19th November 2021 - 6th March 2022

Following COP 2021 Tramway's main gallery will present a new work for children and young people by Phnom Penh, Cambodia-based artist Khvay Samnang.

Find out about Khvay Samnang: Calling for Rain on What's On Glasgow
Glasgow Orchestral Society: Celebrating 150 years

Glasgow Orchestral Society: Celebrating 150 years

Selected dates between 3rd December 2021 - 1st February 2022

'Glasgow Orchestral Society: Celebrating 150 Years' will take you on a new musical journey through the history of the society and Glasgow in the late 19th century!

Find out about Glasgow Orchestral Society: Celebrating 150 years on What's On Glasgow
Amartey Golding: Bring Me To Heal

Amartey Golding: Bring Me To Heal

4th December 2021 - 27th February 2022

Amartey Golding's new large-scale commission combines filmmaking, photography and a handcrafted garment to highlight generational trauma in Britain and offer collective rituals of healing.

Find out about Amartey Golding: Bring Me To Heal on What's On Glasgow
The Winter Exhibition

The Winter Exhibition

4th December 2021 - 29th January 2022

Compass Gallery invite you to enjoy their annual Winter Exhibition featuring a wide selection of original paintings, drawings, sculpture and ceramics!

Find out about The Winter Exhibition on What's On Glasgow
A Balkan Journey

A Balkan Journey

14th January 2022 - 28th February 2022

A Balkan Journey is a photographic exhibition by Chris Leslie through the towns and cities of post conflict Former Yugoslavia, being held between the 14th January and 28th February at Sogo Arts.

Find out about A Balkan Journey on What's On Glasgow
Flesh Arranges Itself Differently

Flesh Arranges Itself Differently

14th January 2022 - 3rd April 2022

Flesh Arranges Itself Differently is a unique collaboration between The Hunterian and the David and Indrė Roberts Collection!

Find out about Flesh Arranges Itself Differently on What's On Glasgow
Climate Change - The Plastic Age

Climate Change - The Plastic Age

18th January 2022 - 17th April 2022

Artist Gail McGregor-Mason has created a piece of artwork, which is on display at The Mitchell Library, that highlights the global challenges affecting the world's oceans, seas and coastlines today.

Find out about Climate Change - The Plastic Age on What's On Glasgow
Exhibit: A

Exhibit: A

22nd January 2022 - 29th January 2022

Exhibit: A at The RGI Kelly Gallery is a collective of second year painting and printmaking students studying at GSA!

Find out about Exhibit: A on What's On Glasgow
The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show - CANCELLED

The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show - CANCELLED

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!

Govan Window Wanderland

Govan Window Wanderland

11th February 2022 - 12th February 2022

Come on a magical evening walk and enjoy the colourful displays in the windows of Govan when Govan Window Wanderland returns on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th February!

Find out about Govan Window Wanderland 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
Sandra Collins - Show Me Everything

Sandra Collins - Show Me Everything

26th February 2022 - 19th March 2022

Artist Sandra Collins presents Show Me Everything, her first solo exhibition in Compass Gallery, between the 26th February and 19th March!

Find out about Sandra Collins - Show Me Everything on What's On Glasgow
The Creative Craft Show featuring The Scottish Quilting Show

The Creative Craft Show featuring The Scottish Quilting Show

3rd March 2022 - 6th March 2022

The Creative Craft Show returns to the SEC Glasgow between the 3rd and 6th March and includes The Scottish Quilting Show!

ACME Scotland Comic Con

ACME Scotland Comic Con

5th March 2022 - 6th March 2022

If you're a fan of movies, comics, video games, sci-fi, anime or cosplay you cannot miss the ACME Scotland Comic Con at the SEC Glasgow on the 5th & 6th March!

Find out about ACME Scotland Comic Con on What's On Glasgow
Allergy and Free From Show Scotland

Allergy and Free From Show Scotland

5th March 2022 - 6th March 2022

The Allergy & Free From Show Scotland at the Scottish Event Campus is Europe’s greatest ‘free from’ family day out!

Find out about Allergy and Free From Show Scotland on What's On Glasgow
Mount Florida Window Wanderland

Mount Florida Window Wanderland

5th March 2022 - 7th March 2022

The annual Mount Florida Window Wanderland, between the 5th and 7th March, will transform Mount Florida into an outdoor gallery for all to enjoy!

Find out about Mount Florida Window Wanderland on What's On Glasgow
Sonica

Sonica

10th March 2022 - 20th March 2022

Sonica is an 11-day biennial festival in Glasgow, dedicated to world class visual sonic arts, presenting exceptional international artists alongside UK talent in diverse venues city-wide!

Find out about Sonica on What's On Glasgow
bunkered LIVE

bunkered LIVE

18th March 2022 - 20th March 2022

What better way to start of your golfing year than with a visit to bunkered LIVE, Europe's premier golf show, at the SEC Glasgow in March!

Find out about bunkered LIVE on What's On Glasgow
The Scottish Baby & Toddler Show

The Scottish Baby & Toddler Show

22nd April 2022 - 24th April 2022

The UK's biggest baby and toddler show is returning to the SEC Glasgow between the 22nd and 24th April 2022!

Find out about The Scottish Baby & Toddler Show on What's On Glasgow
Girls’ Day Out Show

Girls’ Day Out Show

6th May 2022 - 8th May 2022

The Girls' Day Out Show, at the SEC Glasgow, is the ultimate celebration of all things fun, fabulous and female and it’s all under one roof!

Find out about Girls’ Day Out Show 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
The Creative Craft Show / Crafts for Christmas

The Creative Craft Show / Crafts for Christmas

13th October 2022 - 16th October 2022

Two events for the price of one! The Creative Craft Show and Crafts for Christmas at the SEC Glasgow in October is the ultimate day out for hobbyists and crafters!

Find out about The Creative Craft Show / Crafts for Christmas 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
The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show

The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show

20th May 2023 - 21st May 2023

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

Events in Lanarkshire

Celebrating 75 years of James A Cuthbertson Limited

Celebrating 75 years of James A Cuthbertson Limited

11th December 2021 - 27th March 2022

An exhibition celebrating 75 years of local company, James A Cuthbertson Limited, will open at Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum on Saturday 11th December!

Find out about Celebrating 75 years of James A Cuthbertson Limited on What's On Lanarkshire

Events in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Future Paisley Exhibition

Future Paisley Exhibition

5th January 2022 - 19th March 2022

Future Paisley Exhibition provides a look at Paisley's past, present and future, showcasing the exciting collection of transformational projects currently happening in Scotland's largest town!

Find out about Future Paisley Exhibition on What's On Renfrewshire
The Wedding Exhibition at Braehead Arena

The Wedding Exhibition at Braehead Arena

14th May 2022 - 15th May 2022

Save the date for The Wedding Exhibition hosted by Wedding Services Scotland on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of May at Braehead Arena!

Find out about The Wedding Exhibition at Braehead Arena on What's On Renfrewshire
Film & Comic Con Glasgow

Film & Comic Con Glasgow

20th August 2022 - 21st August 2022

The Film & Comic Con Glasgow returns to Braehead Arena on the weekend of the 20th & 21st of August!

Find out about Film & Comic Con Glasgow on What's On Renfrewshire
Model Bus Federation Scotland Model Bus Show & Display

Model Bus Federation Scotland Model Bus Show & Display

6th November 2022

The Model Bus Federation bring their annual show and display to Bishopton Community Centre on Sunday 6th November!

Find out about Model Bus Federation Scotland Model Bus Show & Display on What's On Renfrewshire

Events in Stirling and Falkirk

A Passion For Art by Matilda Hall

A Passion For Art by Matilda Hall

31st January 2022 - 28th May 2022

This exhibition featuring works from collections influenced by Matilda Hall, a collector and supporter of Scottish art for over fifty years.

Find out about A Passion For Art by Matilda Hall on What's On Stirling

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