Edinburgh Art Festival returns for its eleventh year with over 100 local and international artists in 30 venues around the city. The festival, which runs from 31 July to 31 August includes exhibitions, events and special commissions celebrating the visual arts. GENERATION, the celebration of 25 years of contemporary art in Scotland will feature prominently with commissions, projects and exhibitions in various venues. One such festival project, Statue from Michelle Hannah makes up part of Counterpoint, a non-thematic group exhibition from the Talbot Rice Gallery featuring the work of eight contemporary artists whose practice expands the boundaries of visual art.

Michelle Hannah
Michelle Hannah, Glass, 2013, Image: Queens Park Railway Club

In exhibition Where do I end and you begin, twenty artists take on the subject of the Commonwealth, considering the combination of the words ‘common’ and ‘wealth’ and examining the legacy of a historical and contemporary construct which often proves problematic. Part of Glasgow 2014′s Cultural Programme, the exhibition features contemporary art selected by five curators from around the Commonwealth.

Gupta Shilpa - Where do I end and you begin
Shilpa Gupta, Where Do I End and You Begin, 2012, neon

Other highlights include guided tours, film screenings, artist talks, discussions and performances. For the night owl, there’s Art Late, a programme of late night openings and events in three different parts of the city that will feature live music, performances and more.

Art Late South
Art Late South 2013, Image: Kat Gollock

The Edinburgh Art Festival runs from 31 July to 31 August. For more information see the festival website.

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