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Edinburgh Art Festival

Date uploaded: May 12, 2014

Edinburgh Art Festival has announced its commissions programme for 2014, alongside details of a major off-site project as part of the exhibition, 'Where do I end and you begin'. This year's programme brings together Scottish and international artists in a series of works that reveal unusual spaces, support emerging artists and explore the connections between Scotland's history and its future. The festival runs from the 31st July to the 31st August 2014.

The programme is now online with all the festival-led events ready to book, including performances, film screenings, talks and tours. For full programme details click here.

Building on the Festivals recent history of re-imagining and re-interpreting overlooked or forgotten spaces across Edinburgh, 2014 will feature spaces never before opened to the public, from the Old Royal High School on Regent Road to a disused Police Box on Easter Road. It will also include a programme of co-commissions realised with the University of Edinburgh’s Talbot Rice Gallery, as part of EAF’s commitment to supporting the next generation of emerging artists.

Two off-site projects in the city by leading Indian artists Amar Kanwar and Shilpa Gupta punctuate the programme as part of 'Where do I end and you begin', EAF’s first festival led exhibition, which will feature more than twenty artists selected by curators from across the Commonwealth.

Sorcha Carey, Director, Edinburgh Art Festival said: "Our commissions programme has always revealed new perspectives in the city. This year many of our artists draw on the past to reflect on future possibilities, while a series of new works co-commissioned with Talbot Rice Gallery puts a spotlight on the imaginations of the future."

Founded in 2004, Edinburgh Art Festival is the UK’s largest annual festival of visual art, offering the chance to experience contemporary Scottish, UK and international artists in the context of exhibitions of some of the most important artists and movements of the 20th Century and historical periods.

Attracting over 280,000 attendances in 2013, Edinburgh Art Festival (EAF) brings together the capital’s leading galleries, museums and artist-run spaces, alongside new public art commissions by established and emerging artists and an innovative programme of special events. Edinburgh Art Festival is a charitable organization supported by Creative Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council.

 Nalini Malani, In Search of Vanished Blood, 2014

Nalini Malani, In Search of Vanished Blood, 2014