The Artist and the Sea

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 details

City Art Centre 2 Market Street Edinburgh EH1 1DE 0131 529 3993

Entry details

Free entry to all
50% off exhibitions with National Art Pass

Daily, 10am –​ 5pm (Sun from 12pm)

Closed 25 & 26 Dec, 1 & 2 Jan