PAINTINGS by former Runrig lead singer Donnie Munro will be part of a new month-long festival in Scotland’s capital city.

A series of large works featuring views from Munro’s Skye home will feature in NT Art Month in Edinburgh New Town this June.

Munro’s work On the Bay will run at The Scottish Gallery, which will also display work by Sir William Gillies, widely regarded as one of Scotland’s greatest landscape and still life painters. June marks the 50th anniversary of Gillies’ death and this exhibition aims to highlight the subtle complexity and lyrical observations in his work.

The Scottish Gallery is one of ten galleries in the New Town that are taking part in the festival along with a wine bar which will host a small pop-up photography exhibition by James Glossop.

The National: Winter Window Still LifeWinter Window Still Life (Image: Donnie Munro)

Celebrating its 40-year anniversary last year, the Open Eye Gallery focuses on contemporary painting, printmaking and applied arts and includes some of the most influential artists working in Scotland today. Simple Pleasures is a series of intensely personal works, capturing artist Sheila McInnes’ everyday life. Also on display this June is Harris Machair, a body of oil paintings and works on paper from Ffiona Lewis.

Heriot Gallery will present new works from their gallery artists, including portraiture and figurative work from Ruaridh Crighton, Cally Buchanan, Peter Hallam and Angela Reilly, an award-winning Scottish artist specialising in still life and figurative work.

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The Atelier Gallery will present Stories exploring the role art plays in people’s lives while &Gallery will be exhibiting works by Scottish artists Molly Thomson and Frances Priest.

Birch Tree Gallery focuses on artworks that have roots in nature, whether in materials, inspiration or thematic elements. Its exhibition Through Clouds will see Paula Dunn’s atmospheric landscape paintings echoed in the patterns of smoke-fired ceramics by Steve Smith.

A selection of oil and watercolours by predominantly Scottish artists will be on show at Harvey & Woodd which is home to a diverse and constantly evolving selection of traditional and contemporary art.

The National: A wide range of paintings will be on display including Winter Night Window on the BayA wide range of paintings will be on display including Winter Night Window on the Bay (Image: Donnie Munro)

Meanwhile, Powderhall Bronze Editions will showcase a large variety of bronze sculpture cast in their own Edinburgh-based fine art foundry. Powderhall also exhibits handcrafted furniture by contemporary craftspeople and featured artwork by selected Scottish artists.

During the month, Watson Gallery will display a selection of artworks from 12 of their most collected artists including David Yarrow, David Escarabajal, David Reid, Colin Wilson, Gank Pansuay and Paitoon.