Edinburgh Art Festival announces 2016 lineup

23 March 2016

The 2016 Edinburgh Art Festival programme has been unveiled, with highlights including more than 110 Joseph Beuys drawings on display at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art’s Artist Rooms.

Elsewhere, The Fruitmarket Gallery is showing new work by Damián Ortega and an exhibition celebrating 30 years of Inverleith House features pieces by Louise Bourgeois, John McCracken, Joan Mitchell and Robert Ryman.

This year marks a focus on portraiture, with displays at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery showcasing a variety of works including those by Rembrandt, Marina Abramović and Ai Weiwei.

Edinburgh Art Festival comprises exhibitions, pop-up shows, events, a “next generation” programme in association with Edinburgh College of Art and a commissions programme that this year includes a major new work by Turner Prize nominee, Ciara Phillips.

Sorcha Carey, director of Edinburgh Art Festival, says: "The richness and variety of our partner exhibition programme is second to none, and this year is no exception, bringing together work by artists from across the globe and through the ages – from the Celts to Leonardo da Vinci, and all the way through (by way of Impressionism and Surrealism) to today’s leading contemporary practitioners, as well as the undiscovered greats of tomorrow.”

The festival runs from 28 July- 28 August and full line-up details can be found here.

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