A preview of the exhibition is taking place on Friday 12 February, 7pm–9pm. Admission is free.
The British Art Show is a national touring exhibition that provides a vital overview of some of the most exciting contemporary art produced in the UK.
Organised by Hayward Touring at Southbank Centre, London, and taking place every five years, it introduces a broad public to a new generation of artists.
British Art Show 8 opened in Leeds in October 2015 and is in Edinburgh from 13th February to 8th May 2016, before travelling to Norwich and Southampton.
The three Edinburgh venues are our own Talbot Rice Gallery, Inverleith House, and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
The most ambitious British Art Show to date
Curated by Anna Colin and Lydia Yee, British Art Show 8 features the work of 42 artists who have made a significant contribution to art in this country over the past five years.
The result of the curators’ research across the UK and beyond is a wide-ranging exhibition that encompasses sculpture, film, video-installation, photography, painting, performance and design.
Twenty-six of the artists, including ECA graduate, Rachel Maclean, have created new works especially for the exhibition.
Bedwyr Williams, Eileen Simpson and Ben White, and Cally Spooner - all of whom feature in British Art Show 8 - will be talking at ECA in February and March 2016 as part of our regular Friday Lecture Series.
Exchange: Perspectives on British Art Show 8 National Tour | 29 Apr 2016 | 1pm - 5pm
This symposium brings together key figures in the 2015-17 British Art Show 8 tour as it moves from Leeds to Edinburgh. Opening with a history of British Art Show by Roger Malbert Head of Hayward Touring. Curators from both Leeds and Edinburgh will take a panel discussion of their experiences of developing the exhibition with Hayward Touring and independent curators Anna Colin and Lydia Yee as well as how the tour has developed between cities. Find out more and book your place on Eventbrite >