The Edinburgh Art Festival: Richard Hamilton, University of Edinburgh's SaltCity and Royal Scottish Academy Residencies for Scotland
Richard Hamilton: Protest Pictures. Until 31 October. Inverleith House Royal Botanic Garden, EH3 5LR
Salt City – Cádiz: Field + Work. Until 29 August. Matthew Architecture Gallery, University of Edinburgh, 20 Chambers Street, EH1 1JZ
ReSeArch: RSA Residencies for Scotland. Until 21 September. RSA Finlay Room, Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, EH2 2EL
After several decades of taking a back seat to opera, theatre and music, visual art at the Edinburgh International Festival has come into its own with a lively, diverse and extensive selection of exhibitions and events presented under the aegis of the annual Edinburgh Art Festival, now in its fifth year. In a programme which includes over 40 shows and a range of talks and other events, there is much for the art-loving festival-goer to enjoy, from small exhibitions hosted in private temporary venues to large blockbusters such as Impressionism and Scotland, at the National Gallery, and Tracey Emin: 20 Years, at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.