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Programme for Edinburgh Art Festival 2015 announced 
Edinburgh Art Festival Programme Announcement  2015
We are delighted to announce the programme for our 12th edition, combining ambitious presentations of Scottish and international contemporary art alongside major solo and survey shows of artists from the 20th century and historic movements. 

We hope you can join us. For full details of the programme, visit our website

Scottish and UK Premieres 

Our 2015 programme features work by internationally-renowned artists, including the first exhibitions in Scotland by British sculptor Phyllida Barlow at The Fruitmarket Galleryrenowned German conceptual artist Hanne Darboven at Talbot Rice Gallery; and Korean artist Kwang Young Chun at Dovecot Gallery. The programme will also see the first solo exhibition in a UK public gallery by American artist John Chamberlain at Inverleith House and the first large-scale solo show in the UK by Tara Donovan, whose exhibition at Jupiter Artland will open up the Jacobean Manor House’s Ballroom to the public for the first time.

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd as part of the Commissions Programme
Commissions Programme

This year’s programme, titled ‘The Improbable City’, takes inspiration from Italo Calvino’s seminal work Invisible Cities as well as Edinburgh’s own fairytale cityscape, to explore the work of artists who transport us to fictional worlds. The programme will include new work by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd and Charles Avery, whose work will also be featured in a solo exhibition at Ingleby Gallery inspired by his ongoing project ‘The Islanders’. Full details will be announced at the end of April. 
Special Projects and Pop-Up Exhibitions

This year’s programme includes exhibitions by David Sherry, the Dennis and Debbie Club at CodebaseEva Isleifsdottir at South Gallery and the Travelling Gallery’s exhibition of work by Scottish Turner Prize winners and nominees in association with Tramway, Glasgow. Yvonne Buskie and Deborah Marshall present an acoustic performance developed for Central Register House.
Deveron Arts will curate a panel discussion with artist Antony Schrag, the Telfer Gallery will collaborate with the Scottish Book Trust and new work from artists and collaborators will also be exhibited at GARAGE including a series of live art events and shows. 

Next Generation of Artists

We are issuing an open call for Early Career Artists to participate in a new dedicated annual exhibition platform. Between 3-5 artists will be selected to present their work as part of the 2015 festival.
Other festival exhibitions showcasing early career artists include a group exhibition at The Number Shop; new projects by Lauren Gault and Samara Scott at Jupiter Artland; a group exhibition at Rhubaba; and an installation by France-Lise McGurn as part of Collective’s 2015 Satellites Programme
Art Historical and Survey Exhibitions

Our programme is unique in its inclusion of modern and historic work alongside the very best contemporary practice. The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art will present work by the pioneer of Pop Art, Roy Lichtenstein in addition to an exhibition of work by the 20th century Dutch artist M.C. Escher. Open Eye Gallery will focus on rarely seen works by John Bellany. The Scottish Gallery will feature work by Scotland’s most celebrated female artist Joan Eardley alongside new landscape paintings by James Morrison.
 
19th Century Victorian photography at National Museums Scotland
Focus on Photography 

The largest exhibition of portraits in the UK by legendary photographer David Bailey will be shown at the Scottish National Gallery and the National Museums Scotland opens a major survey show on 19th century Victorian photography. Edinburgh Printmakers will showcase a dynamic new photographic exhibition by Canadian artist Derek Michael Besant, whilst political artist-duo Kennardphillips will reveal new digital photomontage and installation work at Stills Gallery.
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