January: 5 To Do This Month


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BP Portrait Award 2018

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Queen Street

The 39th British Portrait Award is being exhibited in Edinburgh this winter, after opening in London last summer. The exhibition shows 48 of the best submissions to this prestigious global painting competition, and demonstrates the diversity of approaches to contemporary portraiture.


15th December - 10th March, Free

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Another Country

City Art Centre, Market Street

This group exhibition tackles the critical issue of immigration, featuring Scottish-born and immigrant artists to offer contrasting perspectives. Including photography, painting, installation and video art, the exhibition considers both individual’s stories and immigration’s place in Scotland’s history.


Until 17th March, Free


Oooh We’re Halfway There

An exhibition showcasing work by fourth year Illustration students at ECA, with prints and zines for sale.


16th January 5pm-8pm

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Torture - Andres Serrano

Stills, Cockburn Street

Serrano’s work is often intentionally controversial, raising questions about censorship and public decency. This exhibition of photographs, commissioned by a/political, is no exception. Serrano assumes the role of torturer, photographing his subjects in humiliating or even painful positions, placing the viewer in an uncomfortably voyeuristic position while drawing connections to contemporary socio-political examples of dominance, control, degradation and distress.


Until 3rd March


Field Notes

Surgeon’s Hall

This exhibition opened in November to coincide with the centenary of the end of the First World War. A collaboration by Susie Wilson and Joan Smith, Acting Head of Art at ECA, it features new works made in response to an archive of slides and journals made by nurses at the Scottish Women’s Hospitals during the war.


Until 30th March