Festival Events - 2019

24 Jun 2019
Festival Events - 2019
Barbara Balmer, Kitchen at Cults, 1968, watercolour, 51 x 37 cm

Modern Masters IX

Saturday 3 August, 11 - 11.45am | Guided Tour
Join Gallery Director Tommy Zyw as he explores the works on display

Saturday 17 August, 2 - 2.45pm | Guided Tour
Join Gallery Director Guy Peploe as he explores the works on display

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LEFT - Sir Peter Lely, Anne Hyde, Duchess of York, 1637–1671, First wife of James VII and II, National Galleries of Scotland, Purchased 1932 | RIGHT - Derrick Guild, Label Anne Hyde after Sir Peter Lely, 2019, oil on linen, 173 x 122 cm

Derrick Guild - Ever After

Thursday 8 August, 9 - 9.20am | Breakfast Club
Julie Lawson, Chief Curator of Portraiture, National Galleries of Scotland, will give a personal view on Derrick Guild's Ever After

Saturday 10 August, 11 - 12noon | Artist Talk with Music
Derrick Guild in conversation, with music by Morag Brown & Lewis Powell-Reid

Saturday 17 August, 11 - 12noon | Poetry Reading
Robert Crawford to read from his publication The Scottish Ambassador, followed by a book signing, in conjunction with Derrick Guild

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Stephen Bird in his studio, Sydney, 2017, photo: Charlotte le Brocque

Stephen Bird - Kiln Gods

Saturday 27 July, 1 - 1.30pm | Gallery Tour
Join us in The Gallery for a tour of Stephen Bird's exhibition Kiln Gods

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Jacqueline Ryan, Primavera Brooch, 2018, 18ct gold and vitreous enamel, H4.3 x W5.6 x D1.8 cm

Jacqueline Ryan | On The Surface

Saturday 27 July, 11 - 12noon | Meet the Artist
An opportunity to meet Jacqueline and discuss her exhibition On The Surface

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Edinburgh Arts Festival 2019

Festival Breakfast Club

The EAF partners on Dundas Street are delighted to open early at 8.30am every Thursday during the Festival, hosting a series of special breakfast events. These are free, ticketed events. Please RSVP to confirm your place.

THE FINE ART SOCIETY: Thursday 1st August, 9am - RSVP: 0131 557 4050
Sculptor Nicole Farhi in conversation with Selina Skipwith on her relationship with friend and mentor Eduardo Paolozzi.

THE SCOTTISH GALLERY: Thursday 8th August, 9am - RSVP: 0131 558 1200
Julie Lawson, Chief Curator of Portraiture, National Galleries of Scotland, will give a short lecture on Derrick Guild’s Ever After.

OPEN EYE GALLERY: Thursday 15th August, 9am - RSVP: 0131 557 1020
Joan Busby, mezzo-soprano, will give a talk about the life of her late husband John Busby and a musical performance.

ARUSHA GALLERY: Thursday 22nd August, 8.30am - RSVP: 0131 557 1412
Arusha will be giving the early birds an opportunity to catch their Festival programme before opening hours.


All our festival events are free but ticketed, so please RSVP through Eventbrite to book your place. Due to the popularity of our events, places are limited to one per person.

While our event are free, The Scottish Gallery is supporting MND Scotland and we would be most grateful for a minimum donation of £5 towards this charity. Please click here to visit our Just Giving page, alternatively there will be an opportunity to donate on the day. MND Scotland Charity Number SC002662.

For access or hearing requirements, please contact The Gallery. Please note that dogs are not permitted at our events, with the exception of assistance dogs.

If you are unable to attend a booked event, please let The Gallery know 48 hours in advance.

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