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.

City Art Centre

2 Market Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 1DE

01315 293 993


Opening times

Mon - Sun 10am - 5pm
Closed 25 & 26 Dec, 1 & 2 Jan

Free to all

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