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.

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Upcoming Events at City Art Centre

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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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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Draw your Home

Draw your Home

12th February 2022
Online Event Edinburgh

Draw your Home is a virtual family art workshop run by City Art Centre on Saturday 12th February.
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Interior Collage

Interior Collage

19th February 2022
Online Event Edinburgh

Be inspired by shapes found in the paintings of Henry John Lorimer in our Reflections exhibition and create collages of interiors using papers, magazines and newspaper.
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Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

12th March 2022

Come along to City Art Centre and make multi-media collages with artist Suzy Cavill. Bring along some images that are important to you, for example photos of your family or home.
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Were Words More Effective than Deeds?

Were Words More Effective than Deeds?

12th March 2022

Past and present members of the Ladies’ Edinburgh Debating Society and invited guests will gather to honour the founding member of their society: Sarah Elizabeth Siddons Mair.
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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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Reflections Through Poetry

Reflections Through Poetry

20th March 2022

As a finale to the exhibition, Christine de Luca will read her twelve poems, inspired by the art of John Henry Lorimer.
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Kate Downie: The Art of Crossing

Kate Downie: The Art of Crossing

3rd August 2022

In this talk Kate Downie will discuss the magnetism of Bridges for herself and though the eyes of other artists, and what makes them special in all their forms.
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Tessa Asquith-Lamb: Treasures and Foxes

Tessa Asquith-Lamb: Treasures and Foxes

4th August 2022

Tessa Asquith-Lamb explains her processes in creating her beautiful artworks and shows how her collections help her create beautiful lyrical works full of symbolism, love tokens, friendship and hope.
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Nicola Murray: The Eclectic Back Catalogue

Nicola Murray: The Eclectic Back Catalogue

5th August 2022

Nicola Murray will give an informal illustrated talk about her art practice, looking at an eclectic back-catalogue of work inspired by her interest and training in science.
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