Opening Hours


Thursday 16th November: 18.30 - 21.30
**Private View | By Invitation Only

Friday 17th November: 11.00 - 17.00 
Admission £5  : Concessions £3

Saturday 18th November: 11.00 - 17.00
Admission £5  : Concessions £3

Sunday 19th November: 11.00 - 17.00
Admission £5  : Concessions £3

Concessionary tickets are available for senior citizens and full time students.

Please bring proof of concessionary status with you to the fair.

Tickets available on the door.

Admission price is for a weekend pass giving free access to the fair.


Private View (Sponsor to be announced)  

**Invitation Only | Drinks will be served from 18.30


The Edinburgh Art Fair supports the following charities;


East Lothian Special Needs Playscheme

ELSNP | Contact Kirsty Wood on Tel: 01620 893 056

or Email:

East Lothian Special Needs Playschemes was established by parents in 1982.  Families were struggling to cope during the school holidays & felt their children would benefit from suitable activities in a safe & comfortable environment.  A lot of hard work by parents and supportive local authority staff has enabled the organisation to develop & grow and become one of the most popular resources for children with special needs in East Lothian. We now provide playschemes in North Berwick, Prestonpans and Tranent during the Easter, summer and October school holidays. Around 75 children attend the playschemes each year but we also have a waiting list. Our office base is North Berwick Community Centre but the children who attend come from all over East Lothian.  The children are aged between 5 and 16 years old and have a wide range of disabilities, from mild learning difficulties to severe and complex disabilities. The children enjoy a range of activities such as bikes, horse riding, swimming, arts & crafts, music & drama, games & outings. 

We at Edinburgh Art Fair are proud of our long association with ELSNP and they have been our chosen charity partner for the last 10 years. We have a personal connection with them and can also fully appreciate, as one small company to another, just how hard it is for them to keep going with limited funding and an ever increasing waiting list of children desperate to access their playschemes. The work they do is incredibly difficult but also fulfilling, as they can see the difference that they are making, not only in the lives of the children who access their sessions, but also their parents and sibblings who, in a lot of cases, are in need of the respite provided.

This year, staff and volunteers from ELSNP, will be here during the Fair where they will be running the cloakroom and the crèche, and they will also be selling Christmas cards designed by some of the children. Please drop by for a chat and to learn more about caring for children with special needs.  Your support is much appreciated.

ELSNP | North Berwick Community Centre,

8 Law Road, North Berwick, EH39 4PN.

Tel: 01620 893 056 | Email: |


Art in Healthcare

Art in Healthcare | Contact Margaret O'Connor on Tel: 0131 555 7638

or Email:


2016 Artist Talks sponsored by Art in Healthcare and BTO were;


Friday 18th Nov

Sara Beevers will introduce the technique of monoprinting using water based inks and body weight to print your own unique design, including cuttings from various materials for producing exciting textures. Starts at 2.30pm 

Saturday 19th Nov

Toby Paterson will talk about a range of projects and the variety of approaches that developed in response to his experience of specific places, including recent projects in Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, The Hague and St. Nazaire. Starts at 12pm

Trevor Jones will demonstrate portrait drawing using his pioneering technology augmented reality. Including surprising portraits of Trump and Clinton created with rubbish found on the streets of Edinburgh. Starts at 1.30pm

Jayne Stokes will introduce the use of found objects and the role they play in the development of her work. An opportunity to see new work in progress and the materials and techniques used. Starts at 3pm 

Sunday 20th Nov

Olivia Irvine will demonstrate egg tempera painting with the use of raw materials - eggs, water and pigment, and how to make a chalk gesso ground. There will be a chance for the audience to try out the technique if they wish. Starts at 12pm

Ann Oram will demonstrate the technique behind her beautiful creations of flowers and field edges, using watercolour, chalks and inks. Starts at 1.30pm

Jenny Smith will lead participants through a series of fun drawing exercises, using objects from the natural world as inspiration. No experience necessary, just a willingness to play and experiment with innovative ways to approach drawing. Starts at 3pm

These talks are free but booking is recommended, to do so email:



Artist Demonstrations & Painting Classes

2017 art activities are still to be confirmed | 2016 activities were;

Leo’s Art Lab

Arts Classes with Leo du Feu.

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th

Drop in at any time to take part in arts classes with Edinburgh artist Leo.

Open Easel Sessions

Try your hand at painting your very own still life masterpiece. 

The easels are open Friday morning through to Sunday night for adults and children looking to try their hand at painting with acrylics on canvas.

Printmaking Talks

Printroom Dundee will be demonstrating and discussing various printmaking techniques and showing all interested parties the differences between the different art forms. 



Damian Callan

Damian Callan is a practising figurative artist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He draws and paints the moving figure, often using his wife and four children as models. He teaches drawing and painting at his studio in Haymarket and at The National Galleries of Scotland, Princes Street. He is passionately committed to enabling others to draw and paint.

He frequently draws on a large scale in public when creating one of his 'Giant Drawing' performances.These began at Cockenzie Power Station in 2012 with a large scale harbour scene and continued in 2013 with an 8 metre long piece entitled 'The Marathon' at Edinburgh Airport. Visitors to the city volunteered to be models for athletes and members of a cheering crowd in this giant picture of a race. At the 2016 Edinburgh Art Fair Damian will create a new Giant Drawing with the art fair restaurant as the main theme. Diners in the restaurant and bar will be the inspiration for an evolving composition that will develop over the 3 days of the event. He will be working in willow charcoal on a heavy cartridge paper adding to and subtracting from the image until it comes together in the final hours of the Fair.

View more of Damian's work here



Jamie Frost 

Jamie frost is a figurative draughtsman and sculptor, specialising in large scale visceral images and wood carvings, all produced with an obsessive and patient hand. During the fair he will be making drawings for 'The Way of All Flesh', an eighteen month project sponsored by Arts Council England. Using fluent, sensational and expressive mark-making, Jamie depicts the body beautifully and tangibly in a process of delicate revelation. Over the duration of this project he will develop these drawings into a series of carvings, culminating in a solo exhibition:

'Wood can be carved into tender depictions, yet it can also be hewn, split and sawn with incredible expressive power. I wish to develop a way of making sculpture in wood which reflects that potential.'

Some small sculptures will also be on display. More information can be found at


Mail Boxes Etc, Edinburgh - Wrapping Service

The Edinburgh Art Fair are delighted to announce that Mailboxes Etc. Edinburgh, will once again be the official packaging contractors and preview evening sponsors at this year's Fair.

All purchased artworks will be complimentary and professionally wrapped by Mailboxes to ensure safe and trouble - free transportation home.

Shipping can also be arranged worldwide and the personnel on hand for Mailboxes will be delighted to provide quotes for any items requiring this service.

Mail Boxes Etc. Edinburgh, are experts in packing antiques and fine art and work with some of the country's top auction houses and galleries.


Mail Boxes Etc. Edinburgh

12 South Bridge
Edinburgh EH1 1DD

T: 0131 652 3672
F: 0131 652 3673






Why not relax and contemplate your art purchases in the Café/Bar where there will be a range of hot and cold snacks and light lunches available.

Or for those who would like a glass of something nice while viewing the show there is a bar in the main exhibition hall serving a range of soft drinks, bottled beers, and wine or Champagne by the glass or bottle.

Café Menu (Sample)

Bacon Roll - £3.00 | Served Until 11.30am

Danish Pastry - £1.50

Hot Dish of the Day -  £4.50

Soup of the Day - £4.30 | Served with bread roll

Deli Sandwich - from £4.00 | Served with side salad and crisps

Fruit scone with whipped cream and strawberry jam - £2.50

Carrot cake - £2.50

Millionaire shortbread - £2.00

Chocolate Brownie - £2.00

Gypsy Cream - £2.00