Edinburgh Art Festival

Peter Liversidge, Flags for Edinburgh, commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival 2013. Photograph by Stuart Armitt

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

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Dazzle Ship Scotland

Dazzle Ship Scotland

  • 28 May — 28 August 2016 *on now

To mark the centenary of the Battle of Jutland, Ciara Phillips, artist and a long-term resident of Scotland, will “dazzle” an iconic vessel MV Fingal, berthed in the historic port of Leith. Phillips will put her own spin on the astonishing patterns that adorned battle-ready ships in Leith one hundred years ago.

Phillips’ design will be the fourth in the Dazzle Ship series, initiated by Liverpool Biennial in partnership with 14-18 NOW, and which has already produced some of the most striking symbols of the centenary commemoration period to date. The ship, a former northern lighthouse tender now owned by The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust, will be unveiled in May and will form a central element of Edinburgh Art Festival's 2016 festival.

Dazzle Ship Scotland is co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW and Edinburgh Art Festival with support from the Scottish Government and The Royal Yacht Britannia.

Dazzle Ship series is co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW and Liverpool Biennial.

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Port of Leith
1 Dock Place
Leith, Edinburgh





Edinburgh Art Festival
City Art Centre
2 Market Street


Founded in 2004, Edinburgh Art Festival is the UK's largest annual festival of visual art. We bring 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. Our programme is unique in combining ambitious presentations of contemporary art alongside major solo and survey shows of artists from the 20th century and historic movements. Our commissions programme champions new work by Scottish and international artists. The vast majority of the festival is free to attend.





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