The Artist and the Sea

City Art Centre

26 September 2015 – 8 May 2016

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Featuring painting, drawing, prints, photography and sculpture this exhibition reveals the myriad of ways artists have been inspired by the sea.

A simultaneous source of wonder, industry and danger, the sea appears in many different guises; as the setting for important historic events – such as the Battle of Trafalgar or the arrival of King George IV into Leith harbour in 1822 –, as a part of the daily experiences of coastal communities or in its elemental state as a natural environment.

Featured are examples of painting, drawing, print, photography and sculpture by artists such as John Bellany, William McTaggart, Joan Eardley and Elizabeth Ogilvie.

Venue information

Opening times

Daily, 10am –​ 5pm (Sun from 12pm)

Closed 25 & 26 Dec, 1 & 2 Jan

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)