Edinburgh has a lot to offer to visitors when it comes to art. Here are some of the key exhibitions that you may want to pencil into your diary.
The David Michie Gift
Held at the Royal Scottish Academy (RSA), this series of exhibitions celebrates the work of David Michie. The RSA has been linked to Michie for more than 50 years, and enjoyed a link with his mother before that, making it a very special event to be a part of. This exhibition shows 22 paintings that were donated to the academy by Michie and his family, and these are displayed amongst an impressive collection of sketchbooks, objects from his studio and photographs, which truly allow you to get an insight into his design process.
Conversations in Letters and Lines
At The Fruit Market between November 19th and February 19th, Conversations in Letters and Lines brings together fine examples of work from William Kentridge and Vivienne Koorland, both of whom are talented visual artists who originate from South Africa. They met at university and have enjoyed a friendship that spans almost 40 years – and the bond between them is very much clear to see in the work that they have managed to produce.
Last Chance to See: Joseph Beuys A Language of Drawing
This October is your last chance to see the Artist Rooms Joseph Beuys exhibition at The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. The exhibition arrived in Edinburgh on 30th July and will be closing on 30th October. This is your last chance to enjoy some of the finest work by the German artist. It is the first time over 110 drawings by Beuys have been displayed in one place and it spans his whole career from 1945 to the end of his life.
When you are in Scotland, there is so much to see and do when it comes to the arts. Don’t miss an opportunity to visit an exhibition while in the city. It is a wonderful way to broaden your horizons and will leave you with some great memories.