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

National Treasure: The Scottish Modern Arts Association

National Treasure: The Scottish Modern Arts Association

21st May 2022 - 16th October 2022

This major two-floor exhibition at City Art Centre celebrates Scottish art at the dawn of modernism.
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Will Maclean: Points of Departure

Will Maclean: Points of Departure

4th June 2022 - 2nd October 2022

The exhibition on Will Maclean, one of the outstanding artists of his generation, promises to be a rich visual feast for anyone with an interest in Scottish art and history.
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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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Early twentieth century women filmmakers and photographers in Scotland

Early twentieth century women filmmakers and photographers in Scotland

12th November 2022 - 12th March 2023

This ground-breaking exhibition presents the work of fourteen pioneering women photographers and filmmakers working in Scotland during the early 20th century.
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Ron O’Donnell - Edinburgh: A Lost World

Ron O’Donnell - Edinburgh: A Lost World

19th November 2022 - 5th March 2023

This exhibition displays a selection of photographs of forgotten Edinburgh interiors by Scottish artist Ron O’Donnell, documenting the dramatic shifts taken place in the capital over the years.
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Paul Duke: No Ruined Stone

Paul Duke: No Ruined Stone

26th November 2022 - 26th February 2023

This exhibition presents a selection of photographs from Paul Duke's No Ruined Stone, a photographic series of Muirhouse in 2015.
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Auld Reekie Retold

Auld Reekie Retold

3rd December 2022 - 19th February 2023

This exhibition at the City Art Centre marks the culmination of Auld Reekie Retold, the largest collections inventory project ever undertaken in the organisation’s history.
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