Edinburgh Art Festival

Due to COVID-19, Edinburgh Art Festival launch a series of artist responses to mark the intended dates of their 2020 edition.

Edinburgh Art Festival

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Due to COVID-19 Edinburgh Art Festival launch a series of artist responses to mark the intended dates of their 2020 edition.

With work appearing on poster sites and flagpoles across the city, as well as special video screenings and live performances online, 10 artists working in Scotland, UK and internationally, have contributed to this special August offering.


Founded in 2004, Edinburgh Art Festival is the UK's largest annual festival of visual art, with the vast majority of the festival is free to attend!

We bring together the capital’s leading galleries, museums and artist-run spaces, alongside new public art commissions by established and emerging artists and an innovative programme of special events. Our programme is unique in combining ambitious presentations of contemporary art alongside major solo and survey shows of artists from the 20th century and historic movements. Our commissions programme champions new work by Scottish and international artists.

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Upcoming Events at Edinburgh Art Festival

Tam Joseph, The Hand Made Map Of The World, 2014

Tam Joseph, The Hand Made Map Of The World, 2014

30th July 2020 - 30th August 2020

The Hand Made Map Of The World is based on an original painting made in 2012 and newly newly sited for this current presentation on the Meadows.
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Peter Liversidge, Flags for Edinburgh, 2020

Peter Liversidge, Flags for Edinburgh, 2020

30th July 2020 - 30th August 2020

Peter Liversidge revisits his 2013 festival commission Flags for Edinburgh which invited buildings across the city to fly a white flag that reads HELLO.
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Rosalind Nashashibi

Rosalind Nashashibi

30th July 2020 - 30th August 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Rosalind Nashashibi shares an online presentation of her two-part film commissioned for the 2019 edition of the festival.
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Ellie Harrison

Ellie Harrison

30th July 2020 - 30th August 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh

Artist and activist, Ellie Harrison (2012 and 2014 festival programmes), divulges details of her carbon footprint for transport.
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Rae-Yen Song - Song Dynasty

Rae-Yen Song - Song Dynasty

30th July 2020 - 30th August 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Rae-Yen Song expands on a project for the 2018 festival, drawing on autobiography and fantasy to speak broadly and politically about foreignness and what it means to belong, or not.
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Hanna Tuulikki, SING SIGN: a close duet, 2015

Hanna Tuulikki, SING SIGN: a close duet, 2015

30th July 2020 - 30th August 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

SING SIGN: a close duet reflects on the multiple ways in which we communicate. In revisiting this work, Tuulikki will present a special live performance on-line, with her collaborator Daniel Padden.
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Shannon Te Ao, With the sun aglow, I have my pensive moods, 2017

Shannon Te Ao, With the sun aglow, I have my pensive moods, 2017

30th July 2020 - 30th August 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Shannon Te Ao revisits With the sun aglow, I have my pensive moods, a poetic meditation on themes of love, grief, sickness and healing!
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DIY Art – Activity Packs

DIY Art – Activity Packs

30th July 2020 - 30th August 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

DIY Art is Edinburgh Art Festival's free series of activity packs specially designed by artists, inviting you to get creative at home!
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Calvin Z. Laing, Calvin and Jogging, 2020

Calvin Z. Laing, Calvin and Jogging, 2020

30th July 2020 - 30th August 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Calvin Z. Laing revisits the neighbourhood of his childhood in the suburbs of Edinburgh to present a new online performance Calvin & Jogging, filmed by Jen Martin.
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Ruth Ewan, Magic Words 2020

Ruth Ewan, Magic Words 2020

30th July 2020 - 30th August 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh

Ruth Ewan revisits her Sympathetic Magick (2018) project, where she invited magicians to consider how they might use their magic to change the world!
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Ruth Ewan, Worker’s Song Storydeck, 2018

Ruth Ewan, Worker’s Song Storydeck, 2018

30th July 2020 - 30th August 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Ruth Ewan revisits her Sympathetic Magick (2018) project with an online presentation of her short film, Worker’s Song Storydeck.
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Tamara MacArthur, It’s All Over But the Dreaming, 2020

Tamara MacArthur, It’s All Over But the Dreaming, 2020

31st July 2020 - 30th August 2020
Online Event Edinburgh

Following on from her 2019 Art Late performance at Dovecot Studios, Tamara MacArthur creates a new online performance.
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Black Lives Matter Mural Trail

Black Lives Matter Mural Trail

1st August 2020 - 31st August 2020
Various Locations Edinburgh

A public trail of artworks by Scottish artists in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, led by creative producer Wezi Mhura.
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