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A Festival of Museums event. Inspired and informed by our Robert Callender: Plastic Beach
… poetry of the everyday exhibition, explore the creative potential of found seaside objects; both natural and man-made to create a seashore inspired textured piece. Here you will re-purpose these objects and create a collage of texture utilising fabrics, paint, embroidery, and seashore finds such as shells, driftwood, rope, sea-glass and dried seaweed etc. Encompass the sensory pleasures of being by the sea and re-create this in a work of art to cherish, frame or give as a gift. With artist Rachael Forbes. Booking essential. To book, please contact the City Art Centre reception on 0131 529 3993 or visit

Seashore Surfaces

City Art Centre Gallery Tour

Gallery Tours at the City Art Centre

Fri 5 Jan to Sat 28 Apr 2018 Join us on a gallery tour of our exhibitions at the City Art Centre.

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City Art Centre by Ian Georgeson

City Art Centre

Free Entry, Pre-Booking Essential| Donations Welcome

The City of Edinburgh’s Art collection is one of the finest in Scotland, and includes works by the most important Scottish artists. More info