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Contemporary art in Edinburgh


In addition to the contemporary art collections in the city’s National Galleries there are a number of smaller, independent galleries around the city.

The Collective Gallery

Tends to focus on young local artists, and doesn’t flinch from showing experimental modern work. Tues–Sun 11am–5pm.

Edinburgh Printmakers

A highly respected studio and gallery dedicated to contemporary printmaking. Tues–Sat 10am–6pm.

Fruitmarket Gallery

The stylish modern design of this dynamic and much-admired art space is the capital’s first port of call for top-grade international artists. Mon–Sat 11am–6pm, Sun noon–5pm.

Ingleby Gallery

Ingleby’s reputation for ambitious projects and innovative artists makes it one of the nation’s foremost small private art galleries, often featuring Scotland’s premier stars such as Alison Watt, Kenny Hunter and Callum Innes. Mon–Sat 10am–6pm, plus Sun noon–5pm in Aug.

Open Eye Gallery

One of the city’s best commercial galleries, regularly featuring shows by Scotland’s top contemporary artists.

Scottish Gallery

The longest established of a number of small galleries on this New Town street; some of the most striking works are in the basement area, dedicated to applied art. Mon–Fri 10am–6pm, Sat 10am–4pm.

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