In Pictures: Edinburgh Art Festival 2012

By Culture24 Reporter | 17 August 2012
A photo of a large painted tribute to a guinea pig against a bright pink background
In My Hobby, at the White Stuff space, comedian Harry Hill is on highly amusing form. Earlier this week, Hill showed BBC2's The Culture Show around his exhibition.
© Courtesy Harry Hill
An image of a colourful painting of a man screaming under helicopters in the country
Phillip Schofield (who is shown having a pastoral nightmare) and Bruce Forsyth (shown grinning against a bright yellow background) are two of the stars of Hill’s pop-art works.
© Courtesy Harry Hill
A photo of a young woman standing in a large gallery space smiling at the camera
Former Turner Prize winner Susan Philipsz has made Timeline, based on the sounding of a gun in 1861. The series of sound recordings  can be heard outside Nelson’s Monument, at the Old Calton Cemetery, on North and Waverley Bridges, behind the National Gallery and in the West Princes Street Gardens.© Courtesy Eoghan McTigue
A photo of a young male artist appearing to float on a wall inside an upper floor studio
For the ninth festival, Anthony Schrag has been appointed Tourist in Residence. The artist is leading a series of walks around the city, including a mass, free-flowing game of football.
© Photo: Ben Premeaux
An image of a black and white film still showing white planes floating above a table
Edinburgh can seem a place of the heroic and domestic at this time of year, and a survey of work by Ian Hamilton Finlay, who died in 2006, combines both – not least in an "epic" air and sea battle played out on an ironing board, set to music by John Purser, at the Ingleby Gallery.
A black and white photo of a woman sprawling naked on the floor against clutter
Carolee Schneemann – known for her work subverting taboos facing female artists during the 1960s and 1970s – presents three video installations at Summerhall. In a previously unseen photographic series, she also ice skates naked, holding her cat.© Carolee Schneeman, courtesy Paul Robertson
A photo of a series of squared artworks which are colourful depictions of the female form
Nine emerging Edinburgh artists also feature in an exhibition in the Library Basement Gallery at Summerhall, taking a theme of gritty social reality. The work above is by Connor Dupre.
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