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Three To See 2013: Exhibitions

By | Published on Thursday 25 July 2013

From Death To Death

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses looks across the artistic side of the Festival and recommends some exhibits.

The World Of Palms
I nearly always recommend an exhibition down at Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens because I’m a big fan of Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens not least because (and I always say this) it won’t be quite as insanely busy down there as it is in the centre of town come Festival time. But this journey through the discovery, collection, study, display and uses of palms looks incredibly interesting, whatever the venue.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh – John Hope Gateway, until 20 Oct.

From Death To Death And Other Small Tales
Another place I always encourage Festival-goers to visit when they’ve an urge to get out of central Edinburgh is the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, I love having a wander around its sculpture garden. This exhibition – a part of which is shown in the picture above – allows you to explore works from the DD Daskalopoulos Collection, an important private collection featuring many world-class pieces that have never been seen in Scotland before.
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, until 8 Sep.

Kenny Watson – The Days and Fascia
Watson mixes fine art techniques with the material and idiom of street art and advertising to “create startling images on temporary hoardings”, which sounds intriguing and is on show at 169 Rose Street; and this is just one of the exhibitions featured in the programme for the Edinburgh Art Festival, many of these shows you won’t find listed on the Fringe website, so I’d urge you to seek out a copy of the Art Festival programme, especially if exhibitions are your thing. You can also look on their website www.edinburghartfestival.com.