Edinburgh Art Festival
Installation view of Graham Fagen’s artwork, ‘A Drama in Time’, at the foot of Jacob’s Ladder, beneath New Street Rail Bridge. Photography: Ross Fraser McLean, Studio RoRo

Historical gender bias and the reappraisal of figures like Cecil Rhodes have made monuments controversial territory. Edinburgh Art Festival’s director Sorcha Carey estimates that the city has more structures commemorating animals than it does women.

For the festival’s 2016 edition (running until 28 August), seven artists have been invited to explore the theme of monuments and commemoration in spaces around Edinburgh under the theme, More Lasting Than Bronze. Here’s a whistle-stop tour…

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