Edinburgh Art Festival

Founded in 2004, Edinburgh Art Festival is the UK's largest annual celebration of visual art.

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Charles Avery

  • 30 July — 26 September 2015 *on now

Charles Avery is one of the most single-minded artists working anywhere in the world today. In 2004 he embarked on what will be a lifelong project titled 'The Islanders'. 'The Islanders' is a painstakingly detailed description of a fictional world that functions in parallel to our own universe, realised in drawing, painting, sculpture and text.

These large-scale narrative drawings and sculptural installations (presented as souvenirs and objects from the Islands themselves) question our idea about the nature of time, place and being. Previously, elements of the project have been exhibited at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. In 2007 Avery represented Scotland at the 52nd Venice Biennale.


Ingleby Gallery



Edinburgh Art Festival
City Art Centre 2 Market Street



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