Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Edinburgh arts festival 2015

  Scottish National Galleries, the Mound

Bailey's Stardust
18 July – 18 October 2015

David Bailey one of the world's most distinguished photographers - the largest exhibition of his portraits shown in the UK. The exhibition comprises over 300 portraits including works that depict Bailey's time in East Africa, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Delhi and the Naga Hills, as well as icons from the worlds of fashion and the arts with striking portraits of the Rolling Stones, Catherine Bailey and the East End of London.

Exhibition presented in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery, London.The Scottish showing of Bailey’s Stardust is sponsored by Baillie Gifford & Co.

Jean-Étienne Liotard
4 July – 13 September 2015

Jean-Étienne Liotard (1702-89)

In the age of Mozart and Casanova, he was a key international figure whose achievement deserves to be better known. Highlights of this important show include famous portraits, startling self-portraits, and brilliant experiments with genre and still-life subjects from the end of his career.

The City Art Centre
Scottish Art: People, Places, Ideas
Celebrates this important public resource, while providing an overview of Scottish art that is both fresh and comprehensive.
Including the Scottish Colourists, Glasgow Boys & Girls, and Edinburgh School – and Joan Eardley, Alexander Nasmyth and Alan Davie.

Literary Edinburgh book tours, Scottish Writers museum - 11am and 1pm -