ED2016 Art & Events ED2016 Three To See ED2016 Week0 Edition

Three To See 2016: Arty things

By | Published on Saturday 30 July 2016

Facing The World

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the Festival with her Three To See tips. This time some arty things to see.

Art Late | various venues | 4, 11, 18 + 25 Aug
Edinburgh Art Festival offers a large range of events and exhibitions, but we can’t recommend everything, so don’t forget to have a look in their programme or on their website to view the full extent of what’s on offer this year. But here’s something to start you off. This specially programmed series of events comprising late openings, gallery tours, artist talks and performances through a number of venues sound fantastic, with each one a brilliant way to spend an evening at a very reasonable price.

Zimbabwe Sculptures | Assembly George Square Theatre | 3-29 Aug
If you are a die-hard Fringe central type who spends their Festival days heading from Pleasance to Underbelly, over to Gilded Balloon and then back to Assembly, here’s an exhibition you can take in on the way, because it’s at the George Square Theatre, no need to head out to the (almost, alright, not at all) countryside of the (totally marvellous) Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art. As the title suggests, these are some world-class stone sculptures, brought to you by the Vhukutiwa gallery of Zimbabwe.

Facing The World – Self Portraits From Rembrandt To Ai Weiwei | Scottish National Portrait Gallery | 16 Jul-16 Oct (pictured)
If, on the other hand, you are a more wide-ranging sort of fringe-goer, who takes in all the excellent venues outwith that central bubble, then this won’t be out of the way. The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is worth a visit any time of the year, but this exhibition of self portraits looks extra special, featuring over 150 portraits from more than one hundred artists, whose work spans six centuries. Proof that selfies aren’t just a modern phenomenon.