City Art Centre

City Art Centre Located in the heart of Edinburgh, the City Art Centre’s aim is to champion historic & contemporary Scottish visual & applied arts, showcasing artworks from our nationally recognised collection of Scottish art alongside contemporary art.
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Join us on Sunday at 7pm for our 2 part video Stream - 'A Net of Textures' with artist Suzy Cavill exploring how Lewis a...
31/08/2021

Join us on Sunday at 7pm for our 2 part video Stream - 'A Net of Textures' with artist Suzy Cavill exploring how Lewis artist Donald Smith uses his observation of texture and colour in his paintings to create a distinctive palette of colours and techniques.

Join here:
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#cleachdi #Gàidhlig

29/08/2021
BSL signed tour of Museum of Edinburgh

As the doors of Museum of Edinburgh open tomorrow after 18 months, we are delighted to present a BSL tour highlighting some of our most beloved objects. Pop in and see us - we are delighted to welcome you back!
Deaf Action Artlink Edinburgh & the Lothians National Association of the Deaf - NAD

Sundays are for relaxing with fabulous hats!  'The Orange Hat' by Agnes Morrison Cadell (1873–1958) from the City Art Ce...
29/08/2021

Sundays are for relaxing with fabulous hats! 'The Orange Hat' by Agnes Morrison Cadell (1873–1958) from the City Art Centre.
Art UK
#sundayvibes #GardeningTwitter #gardening

Sundays are for relaxing with fabulous hats! 'The Orange Hat' by Agnes Morrison Cadell (1873–1958) from the City Art Centre.
Art UK
#sundayvibes #GardeningTwitter #gardening

28/08/2021
The North Sea Coast Saturday Night Sessions with Ceitlin Lilidh and Innes White

Join us for the fourth of our short Saturday night music sessions with Gaelic singer Ceitlin Liidh and music by Innes White.

Tonight it is about the sea.

Songs

An Ataireachd Àrd (The Surge of the Sea)

Tighinn Air a’ Mhuir Tha ’m Fear a Phòsas Mi (The Man I Will Marry Is Coming By Sea)

A’ Bhean Eudach (The Jealous Sister)

As a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, winner of the Traditional Gold Medal at the Royal National Mòd and with a Danny Kyle award under her belt, Ceitlin Lilidh has a wealth of experience performing all over the world as an ambassador to Gaelic song. Her vast repertoire is deeply influenced by her upbringing on the Outer Hebridean island of Lewis. As well as establishing a solo career, Ceitlin is a member of Sian who released their self-titled debut album last year.

This #Summer2021, Hannah worked in partnership with Historic Environment Scotland SCRAN, University of Edinburgh Librari...
27/08/2021

This #Summer2021, Hannah worked in partnership with Historic Environment Scotland SCRAN, University of Edinburgh Libraries and Museums St Cecilia's Hall: Concert Room & Music Museum & local charity People Know How to support young people in their transition to high school through a programme of arts & heritage activities designed to increase confidence. We used the brilliant City Art Centre collection as inspiration.

Today on Art UK's #OnlineArtExchange, the theme is night skies and we choose 'Sic transit gloria mundi (The Burning of t...
26/08/2021

Today on Art UK's #OnlineArtExchange, the theme is night skies and we choose 'Sic transit gloria mundi (The Burning of the Spa Saloon)' by the master of light, John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836–1893) from Scarborough Art Gallery.

Today on Art UK's #OnlineArtExchange, the theme is night skies and we choose 'Sic transit gloria mundi (The Burning of the Spa Saloon)' by the master of light, John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836–1893) from Scarborough Art Gallery.

A chance to see the first 3 stories in our tales about #Lewis funded by Bòrd na Gàidhlig  and in partnership with An Lan...
26/08/2021

A chance to see the first 3 stories in our tales about #Lewis funded by Bòrd na Gàidhlig and in partnership with An Lanntair
with Lewis storyteller Ian Stephen.
Click on links for 'Seeing Where You are Coming From'
http://ow.ly/JBL550FYrbz
http://ow.ly/mlkT50FYrbB
http://ow.ly/5esG50FYrbA
#Gàidhlig #gàidhlig
Seachdain na Gàidhlig - Edinburgh Gaelic Festival
Ealantas
What's On Edinburgh
Gaelic Life

It is your very last chance to help us with this very important and vey short survey.It will take less than 2 minutes. W...
26/08/2021

It is your very last chance to help us with this very important and vey short survey.

It will take less than 2 minutes.

We are consulting to help us to shape the future of our learning and engagement work. We would love to hear your views about what you'd like us to prioritise. Click on the survey in the link - it takes only one minute. http://ow.ly/iPaq50FfUBD

Festival of Museums - Ceilidh at the City Art Centre

It is your very last chance to help us with this very important and vey short survey.

It will take less than 2 minutes.

We are consulting to help us to shape the future of our learning and engagement work. We would love to hear your views about what you'd like us to prioritise. Click on the survey in the link - it takes only one minute. http://ow.ly/iPaq50FfUBD

Festival of Museums - Ceilidh at the City Art Centre

Honouring Dame Elizabeth Violet Blackadder, who sadly passed away this week - a gifted and wonderful Scottish painter an...
25/08/2021

Honouring Dame Elizabeth Violet Blackadder, who sadly passed away this week - a gifted and wonderful Scottish painter and printmaker. She was the first woman to be elected to both the
Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) & the Royal Academy of Arts. In 1962 she began teaching at Edinburgh College of Art. We will always remember Elizabeth for her cats!

Prayer Rug with Flowers
Elizabeth V. Blackadder (b.1931)
City Art Centre

© the artist / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Honouring Dame Elizabeth Violet Blackadder, who sadly passed away this week - a gifted and wonderful Scottish painter and printmaker. She was the first woman to be elected to both the
Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) & the Royal Academy of Arts. In 1962 she began teaching at Edinburgh College of Art. We will always remember Elizabeth for her cats!

Prayer Rug with Flowers
Elizabeth V. Blackadder (b.1931)
City Art Centre

© the artist / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

Our friends in Edinburgh City Libraries have collated a brilliant digital exhibition of David T Rose's charming views of...
24/08/2021

Our friends in Edinburgh City Libraries have collated a brilliant digital exhibition of David T Rose's charming views of #Edinburgh. Full exhibition here: http://ow.ly/5LHf50FQgTN #ForeverEdinburgh #EdinburghLife

Our friends in Edinburgh City Libraries have collated a brilliant digital exhibition of David T Rose's charming views of #Edinburgh. Full exhibition here: http://ow.ly/5LHf50FQgTN #ForeverEdinburgh #EdinburghLife

We have to say the corner of our street is looking mighty fine!
24/08/2021

We have to say the corner of our street is looking mighty fine!

Edinburgh views.

A guide to a day at Edinburgh Art Festival 2021 via the The List including our Ian Hamilton Finlay exhibition. Read more...
24/08/2021

A guide to a day at Edinburgh Art Festival 2021 via the The List including our Ian Hamilton Finlay exhibition.
Read more: http://ow.ly/836v50FWWOL

A guide to a day at Edinburgh Art Festival 2021 via the The List including our Ian Hamilton Finlay exhibition.
Read more: http://ow.ly/836v50FWWOL

Read about Ian Hamilton Finlay’s Seafaring Legacy at Edinburgh’s City Art Centre in Artmag UK  http://ow.ly/FqAh50FWrN3
23/08/2021

Read about Ian Hamilton Finlay’s Seafaring Legacy at Edinburgh’s City Art Centre in Artmag UK
http://ow.ly/FqAh50FWrN3

Read about Ian Hamilton Finlay’s Seafaring Legacy at Edinburgh’s City Art Centre in Artmag UK
http://ow.ly/FqAh50FWrN3

Fancy being transported to the warm light of #Venice today?  Read curator Dr Helen Scott's piece on Art UK exploring Mac...
23/08/2021

Fancy being transported to the warm light of #Venice today? Read curator Dr Helen Scott's piece on Art UK exploring Mackie's work in Venice. For more info, visit our Mackie exhibition at the #CityArtCentre.

Read more here: http://ow.ly/qkNS50FWbjE #ArtistOnTwitter #ScottishArt

Photo credit: courtesy of Perth Museum & Art Gallery, Perth & Kinross Council

Fancy being transported to the warm light of #Venice today? Read curator Dr Helen Scott's piece on Art UK exploring Mackie's work in Venice. For more info, visit our Mackie exhibition at the #CityArtCentre.

Read more here: http://ow.ly/qkNS50FWbjE #ArtistOnTwitter #ScottishArt

Photo credit: courtesy of Perth Museum & Art Gallery, Perth & Kinross Council

21/08/2021
Birds and Beasts Saturday Night Sessions with Ceitlin Lilidh and Innes White

Join us for the third of our Saturday night sessions with Gaelic singer Ceitlin Lilidh. Ceitlin sings in Gaelic with Innes White, inspired by themes from our Donald Smith Exhibition. Tonight Ceitlin sings about wild animals and old folklore tales about Lewis.

As a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, winner of the Traditional Gold Medal at the Royal National Mòd and with a Danny Kyle award under her belt, Ceitlin Lilidh has a wealth of experience performing all over the world as an ambassador to Gaelic song. Her vast repertoire is deeply influenced by her upbringing on the Outer Hebridean island of Lewis. As well as establishing a solo career, Ceitlin is a member of Sian who released their self-titled debut album last year.

With accompaniment from Innes White

Songs

Òran an Ròin (The Song of the Seal)

Uamh an Òir (The Cave of Gold)

Cumha an Eich Uisge (Lament for the Water Kelpie)

Funded by Bòrd na Gàidhlig

@tobar

What a cracking photo of our 2 Canongate museums.
20/08/2021

What a cracking photo of our 2 Canongate museums.

Auld Reekie

Its pretty grim looking as we gaze up the Canongate. Standing just opposite the Canongate Kirk we can see how this 16th century des res had declined by 19th century. The image was taken probably no later than 1883. What can be made out on the left is Huntly House which is today the Edinburgh Museum.

What an amazingly atmospheric lithograph of the Scott Momument from SCRAN  ...a teaser ahead of our digital talk tomorro...
19/08/2021

What an amazingly atmospheric lithograph of the Scott Momument from SCRAN ...a teaser ahead of our digital talk tomorrow to celebrate the big birthday week of Sir Walter Scott. Join us at 2pm here: https://www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/whats-on/gothic-rocket-scott-monument (free) #ForeverEdinburgh #Edinburgh #ScottishLiterature

What an amazingly atmospheric lithograph of the Scott Momument from SCRAN ...a teaser ahead of our digital talk tomorrow to celebrate the big birthday week of Sir Walter Scott. Join us at 2pm here: https://www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/whats-on/gothic-rocket-scott-monument (free) #ForeverEdinburgh #Edinburgh #ScottishLiterature

16/08/2021
Our amazing Scott Monument is 175 years young today, Inaugurated #OTD 1846 & since then has dominated the City skyline. ...
15/08/2021

Our amazing Scott Monument is 175 years young today, Inaugurated #OTD 1846 & since then has dominated the City skyline. A memorial to one of our best loved writers Sir #WalterScott. #WalterScott250 #ForeverEdinburgh
Cavaye Collection of Thomas Begbie Prints 1858, City Art Centre

Our amazing Scott Monument is 175 years young today, Inaugurated #OTD 1846 & since then has dominated the City skyline. A memorial to one of our best loved writers Sir #WalterScott. #WalterScott250 #ForeverEdinburgh
Cavaye Collection of Thomas Begbie Prints 1858, City Art Centre

15/08/2021
Happy Birthday Sir Walter Scott - The Entry of George IV into Edinburgh from the Calton Hill, by John Wilson Ewbank

This coming Sunday is the 250th birthday of Sir Walter Scott. Join us for our short painting analysis/craft activity.

In 1822, the year following his coronation, George IV paid a state visit to Edinburgh - the first visit by an English monarch since Charles II. Every effort was made by both the Royal household and Sir Walter Scott, who supervised the King's reception, to ensure that the trip was a success. George spent over £1000 on clothes and highland dress, the streets were lined. The visit increased the king's popularity in Scotland, turning some subjects away from the rebellious radicalism of the time. However, it was Sir Walter Scott's organisation of the visit, with the inclusion of tartan pageantry, that was to have a lasting influence, by elevating the tartan kilt to become part of Scotland's national identity. This magnificent panorama of the capital from Calton Hill presents us with the striking contrasts between Edinburgh’s Old Town, its grey, cramped tenements dominated by the ancient castle, and the beginning of the elegant New Town. Sir Walter Scott was instrumental in all happening in this extraordinary painting. Join us for our stream on the City Art Centre page where we will look at the painting. In a second follow up video you can join us to weave some fun tartan!

Association for Scottish Literary Studies Abbotsford The Home of Sir Walter Scott @cThe City of Edinburgh Council What's On Edinburgh

14/08/2021
The King of the Sea Saturday Night Sessions with Ceitlin Lilidh

Join us for the second of our Saturday night sessions with Gaelic singer Ceitlin Lilidh. Ceitlin sings in Gaelic with Innes White, inspired by themes from our Donald Smith Exhibition. On Saturday she sings about the sea and love and loss.

As a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, winner of the Traditional Gold Medal at the Royal National Mòd and with a Danny Kyle award under her belt, Ceitlin Lilidh has a wealth of experience performing all over the world as an ambassador to Gaelic song. Her vast repertoire is deeply influenced by her upbringing on the Outer Hebridean island of Lewis. As well as establishing a solo career, Ceitlin is a member of Sian who released their self-titled debut album last year.

With accompaniment from Innes White

Songs

Dh’ Falbh Mo Rùn ’s dh’ Fhàg e ’n Cala (My Love Has Left the Harbour)

Bàthadh Dhail (The Dell Drowning)

Cha Tèid Mi do dh’ Fhear Gun Bhàta (I Will Not Go with a Man Who Has No Boat)

Thig còmhla rinn ann am beagan mhionaidean air duilleag facebook Ionad Ealain a’ Bhaile airson sruth beò le Ceitlin Lili...
14/08/2021

Thig còmhla rinn ann am beagan mhionaidean air duilleag facebook Ionad Ealain a’ Bhaile airson sruth beò le
Ceitlin Lilidh Nic a' Ghobhainn, a’ seinn òrain air am brosnachadh leis an taisbeanadh aig Dòmhnall Mac a’ Ghobhainn #cleachdi #Gàidhlig http://ow.ly/BWU650FR64

Join us in a few moments on the City Art Centre page for a live stream with Gaelic singer Ceitlin Lilidh, singing songs inspired by our current exhibition of the work of Lewis artist Donald Smith #cleachdi #Gàidhlig click here: http://ow.ly/BWU650FR64c

Thig còmhla rinn ann am beagan mhionaidean air duilleag facebook Ionad Ealain a’ Bhaile airson sruth beò le
Ceitlin Lilidh Nic a' Ghobhainn, a’ seinn òrain air am brosnachadh leis an taisbeanadh aig Dòmhnall Mac a’ Ghobhainn #cleachdi #Gàidhlig http://ow.ly/BWU650FR64

Join us in a few moments on the City Art Centre page for a live stream with Gaelic singer Ceitlin Lilidh, singing songs inspired by our current exhibition of the work of Lewis artist Donald Smith #cleachdi #Gàidhlig click here: http://ow.ly/BWU650FR64c

Tha sreath de sheiseanan ciùil bhiortail gu bhith againn le CeitlinLilidh, Ceitlin Lilidh, le ceangal ri na cuspairean r...
13/08/2021

Tha sreath de sheiseanan ciùil bhiortail gu bhith againn le CeitlinLilidh, Ceitlin Lilidh, le ceangal ri na cuspairean ri fhaicinn anns an taisbeanadh #Eileanach. Le taic bho Bòrd na Gàidhlig
#cleachdi. An seo: http://ow.ly/zhy050FQk4v

#cleachdi #Gàidhlig

We have a whole series of digital live music sessions coming up to complement our Donald Smith exhibition performed by Ceitlin Lilidh. Funded by Bòrd na Gàidhlig. Join us here on Saturday at 8pm: http://ow.ly/zhy050FQk4v

#cleachdi #Gàidhlig

[email protected] Kris Kesiak

Tha sreath de sheiseanan ciùil bhiortail gu bhith againn le CeitlinLilidh, Ceitlin Lilidh, le ceangal ri na cuspairean ri fhaicinn anns an taisbeanadh #Eileanach. Le taic bho Bòrd na Gàidhlig
#cleachdi. An seo: http://ow.ly/zhy050FQk4v

#cleachdi #Gàidhlig

We have a whole series of digital live music sessions coming up to complement our Donald Smith exhibition performed by Ceitlin Lilidh. Funded by Bòrd na Gàidhlig. Join us here on Saturday at 8pm: http://ow.ly/zhy050FQk4v

#cleachdi #Gàidhlig

[email protected] Kris Kesiak

We are gearing up for a whole week of Sir Walter Scott talks and family events next week to celebrate his big 250th birt...
12/08/2021

We are gearing up for a whole week of Sir Walter Scott talks and family events next week to celebrate his big 250th birthday. Visit edinburghmuseums.org.uk for full details.

Association for Scottish Literary Studies The City of Edinburgh Council What's On Edinburgh Edinburgh City of Literature

Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832), at Abbotsford
John Watson Gordon (1788–1864)
City Art Centre

We are gearing up for a whole week of Sir Walter Scott talks and family events next week to celebrate his big 250th birthday. Visit edinburghmuseums.org.uk for full details.

Association for Scottish Literary Studies The City of Edinburgh Council What's On Edinburgh Edinburgh City of Literature

Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832), at Abbotsford
John Watson Gordon (1788–1864)
City Art Centre

Happy World #Elephant Day 🐘🐘🐘Princes Street from the Mound, EdinburghCharles Halkerston (d.1899)City Art Centre, Museums...
12/08/2021

Happy World #Elephant Day 🐘🐘🐘
Princes Street from the Mound, Edinburgh
Charles Halkerston (d.1899)
City Art Centre, Museums & Galleries Edinburgh
#OnlineArtExchange #HaveYouHerd Art UK

Happy World #Elephant Day 🐘🐘🐘
Princes Street from the Mound, Edinburgh
Charles Halkerston (d.1899)
City Art Centre, Museums & Galleries Edinburgh
#OnlineArtExchange #HaveYouHerd Art UK

'The twisting tale behind the Scott Monument revealed on its anniversary' by the HeraldScotland and info about our digit...
10/08/2021

'The twisting tale behind the Scott Monument revealed on its anniversary' by the HeraldScotland and info about our digital talk next week to mark Sir Walter Scott's 250th birthday. http://ow.ly/d1IO50FNWAV

'The twisting tale behind the Scott Monument revealed on its anniversary' by the HeraldScotland and info about our digital talk next week to mark Sir Walter Scott's 250th birthday. http://ow.ly/d1IO50FNWAV

We can't believe that the 250th birthday celebrations of Sir Walter Scott are almost upon us. Join us for 'Sir Walter Sc...
09/08/2021

We can't believe that the 250th birthday celebrations of Sir Walter Scott are almost upon us. Join us for 'Sir Walter Scott and the Sense of Place' a digital jaunt around Scott's #Scotland. A tour of Scotland from the Borders to the Shetland Islands. http://ow.ly/bBpT50FKWzG

Happy #nationalwomensday.  Today we celebrate Mary Cameron from our collection. An artist way ahead of her time.  The br...
09/08/2021

Happy #nationalwomensday. Today we celebrate Mary Cameron from our collection. An artist way ahead of her time. The brilliant: Les joueurs
Mary Cameron (1864–1921)
City Art Centre

Happy #nationalwomensday. Today we celebrate Mary Cameron from our collection. An artist way ahead of her time. The brilliant: Les joueurs
Mary Cameron (1864–1921)
City Art Centre

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AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW: ART NORTH MAGAZINE, No.9 June-August 2021 (out late-May):
Can we have the Ron Mueck baby back on display?
How long does the origami workshop on14 February last, please?
Australians who have traveled always ask of me ,you left Edinburgh to live in Sydney, Duh. Nice to see what's going on in Edward died in November buried under Robert Grays house.
Took this shot in Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, 3 nights ago, I thought it'd suit an "aged" feel...( thought you might like to see it ? it looks like one of your classic old images ?)
On Christmas Day I learned taking a photo of the City Art Centre from street level is actually quite hard... without a 16mm lens at least! I'll be back! A lot of digital burning and dodging going on in editing here!
At one stage I couldn`t have DRAGGED my daughters round an art museum - NOW - they were absolutely fascinated by the history of the place everywhere that we looked, and wanted to know more; Where buildings had grown from and where they had disappeared to and changed into the most gorgeous conversions, one of which we stayed in for three days - It was a lovely apartment by day - and apartments are great until you realise that people actually LIVED and HEARD everything that next door said - AND DID --at night ! 👹👹