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Edinburgh Visual Arts Festival

Edinburgh Visual Arts Festival

When Noah's Ark landed in Edinburgh: David Mach unveils religious-themed exhibition

IT IS a Biblical vision which has turned Paris, Tokyo and Disneyland into Hell, envisages Athens and Istanbul as Heaven, and brought Noah and his ark to one of Edinburgh's most famous beauty spots.

Steve Cardownie: Study proves huge benefits of capital's festivals

THEY support thousands of jobs, enrich children's imaginations, boost civic pride, swell Scotland's coffers by hundreds of millions of pounds and enrich our lives.

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Festival shows will go on thanks to £2m-a-year lifeline

FUNDING of £2 million a year to promote home-grown work at Edinburgh's festivals has been safeguarded for the next three years.

Art reviews: Nashashibi/Skaer | Rose Frain | Andrew Ranville

NASHASHIBI/SKAER: OUR MAGNOLIA **** DOGGERFISHER, EDINBURGH ROSE FRAIN: ALEXANDRIA LIGHT **** 5/1 ST STEPHEN STREET, EDINBURGH ANDREW RANVILLE: THERE&HERE *** CORN EXCHANGE, EDINBURGH

Art reviews: Milestone | Rough Cut Nation

MILESTONE **** EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART ROUGH CUT NATION **** SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

Art review: The Enlightenments

Dean Gallery, Talbot Rice Gallery, Collective Gallery

Cybraphon: 'It's a total moody diva'

IT'S BEEN a long time coming, but an Edinburgh band has finally broken America.

Peter Blake interview: Cut out and keep

IT'S FISH the day that I meet the artist Sir Peter Blake. He has spent the entire day with a scalpel cutting pictures of tiny fish out of an ancient encyclopaedia, with the amazing precision of a man half his age – he's 77 – and the perverse concentration of an artist who has been known to take almost two decades over a single painting.

Picasso war portrait at heart of Festival art highlight

WORK by artists including Picasso, El Greco, Goya, Velázquez and Zurbarán go on show tomorrow as the National Gallery of Scotland unveils "The Discovery of Spain", the highlight of its Festival programme for 2009.

Graffiti and terrible cooking grace art festival

FROM the legendary Beatles cover designer Peter Blake, to the Scottish Turner Prize contender Lucy Skaer, exhibitions at 50 galleries were unveiled as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival yesterday.

Arthur Smith - The world of fine Arth

11:30am Impressionism and Scotland, National Gallery Complex

Dovecot Studios - Weaving a new piece of magic

"WE'RE now under water," says David Weir, director of Dovecot Studios. He is speaking figuratively, of course: we are standing in what used to be the women's pool of Infirmary Street Baths, Edinburgh's first public baths, opened in 1887.

Art review: Tracey Emin: 20 Years

A 20-year retrospective that confirms Tracey Emin is not a great artist instead reveals a great British character and a fascinating storyteller, discovers Moira Jeffrey

The Curious Eye: Drawing from Nature

IAN MCCULLOCH: RECYCLED LIVES ****

Jock McFadyen: Pictures of Scotland

THE CURIOUS EYE: DRAWING FROM NATURE ****

William Kentridge Prints

EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS

Ian McCulloch: Recycled Lives

THE CURIOUS EYE: DRAWING FROM NATURE ****

David Batchelor: Unplugged

TALBOT RICE GALLERY

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