Inverleith House is looking forward to presenting the 8th edition of the British Art Show, the last time it came to Edinburgh was back in 2000.

Here’s a film from the archives with Paul Nesbitt describing the show:

Established in 1979, the British Art Show takes place every 5 years and is organised by Hayward Touring, a contemporary art organisation producing exhibitions that tour to galleries, museums and other publicly-funded venues throughout Britain. The show is widely recognised as the most ambitious and influential exhibition of contemporary British art, with artists chosen for their significant contribution over the past five years.

British Art Show 8 opens in Leeds on 9th October 2015 and tours to Edinburgh, Norwich and Southamton. The exhibition is curated by Anna Colin and Lydia Yee and questions how artists engage with the material world, reflecting on the status of the object at a time of increasing convergence between the real and the virtual world.

The artists involved in British Art Show 8 are:

Åbäke, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Caroline Achaintre, John Akomfrah and Trevor Mathison, Aaron Angell, Pablo Bronstein, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Andrea Büttner, Alexandre da Cunha, Nicolas Deshayes, Benedict Drew, Simon Fujiwara, Martino Gamper, Ryan Gander, Melanie Gilligan, Anthea Hamilton, Will Holder, Alan Kane, Mikhail Karikis, Linder, Rachel Maclean, Ahmet Öğüt, Yuri Pattison, Ciara Phillips, Charlotte Prodger, Laure Prouvost, Magali Reus, James Richards, Eileen Simpson and Ben White, Daniel Sinsel, Cally Spooner, Patrick Staff, Imogen Stidworthy, Hayley Tompkins, Jessica Warboys, Stuart Whipps, Bedwyr Williams, Jesse Wine, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye


Full tour dates and partner galleries:

LEEDS Leeds Art Gallery 09 October 2015 – 10 January 2016

EDINBURGH Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, and Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 13 February – 8 May 2016

NORWICH Norwich University of the Arts and Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery 24 June – 4 September 2016

SOUTHAMPTON John Hansard Gallery and Southampton City Art Gallery 8 October – 14 January 2017