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

Exhibition Tour of ‘Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay’

Exhibition Tour of ‘Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay’

22nd May 2021

Join us for an exhibition tour of 'Marine: Ian Hamilton Finlay' by Stephen Bann CBE, Emeritus Professor of History of Art and Senior Research Fellow at Bristol University.
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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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Lecture: Working with Ian Hamilton Finlay

Lecture: Working with Ian Hamilton Finlay

29th May 2021

Robin Gillanders gives this talk on his experience working on collaborative projects with Ian Hamiton Finlay between 1994 until his death in 2006.
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Lecture: The Four Seasons in Full Sail: A Year in the Garden at Little Sparta

Lecture: The Four Seasons in Full Sail: A Year in the Garden at Little Sparta

2nd June 2021

The garden at Little Sparta is Ian Hamilton Finlay’s greatest work of art. In this talk George Gilliland, Head Gardener at Little Sparta, gives a brief description of its themes, content & planting.
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Messages and Ships

Messages and Ships

26th June 2021

In this Adult Creative Workshop at City Art Centre, explore the silhouettes of ships in Ian Hamilton Finlay’s work and create unique collages using layering and simple printmaking.
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Adult Creative Workshop: Poetic Maritime Prints

Adult Creative Workshop: Poetic Maritime Prints

3rd July 2021

Explore angular mark-making, experiment using block printing colours, mixing inks and layering to create a lino-print inspired by the maritime theme within Ian Hamitlon Finlay's work!
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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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Flags Ahoy

Flags Ahoy

25th September 2021

Come along to these structured family drop-in sessions where you will make some little flags inspired by maritime themes in our Ian Hamilton Finlay exhibition!
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Push the Boat Out

Push the Boat Out

2nd October 2021

Join writer Katy Hastie at a family friendly drop-in poetry session to make nautical collage poems that fold into origami boats to sail the seven seas - just bring your imagination!
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