officer at the National Gallery gives this lunchtitne talk.


George W Bridge. 226 4531. Mon—Sat l()am~5pm; Sun 2—5pm.

Read All About It! Until Sun 31 Oct. The story of the news in Scotland is explored in this exhibition which takes you on a journey through 400 years of current affairs.

OLD ST PAUL’S CHURCH 63 Jeffrey Street. 556 3332.

0 Still Until Sat 25 Sep. Immense four-panel installation by Alsion Watt.

created for the Memorial Chapel. See Hit


THE QUEEN’S GALLERY Palace ()f Holyroodhouse. 556 5 l()(). 9.30am—4.30pm. £5 (£34.11): famin

ticket £13. Enchanting the Eye: Dutch

Paintings oi the Golden Age Until Sun 7 Nov. A selection of Dutch paintings from the l7th century. with examples by Rembrandt. Vermeer. Cuyp tle Hooch and Terborch. featuring still life. everyday scenes. portraiture and landscapes.

ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN lnverleith House. 552 7l7l. Daily l()am*5.30pm.

0 Robert Therrien Until Sun 31 ()ct. Free. lnverleith House reopens after major refurbishment with the first UK museum show by Los Angeles-based artist Robert Therrien whose work recalls memories of the home and childhood. See Hit List.

Exhibition Hall. lnverleith Row. 552 7171. Daily 10am—5pm. Free.

Clay in Bloom Until Sun 19 Sep. (Exhibition Hall: daily l0am—5pm). The Royal Botanic's mission ‘to explore and explain the world of plants‘ is the inspiration for this exhibition of ceramics by l8 Scottish makers.

Earth from the Air Until Sun 26 Sep. 10am—7pm. Free. Scottish premier of photographs by French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand. capturing the characteristics and patterns of the natural world frotn a unique aerial perspective. providing a breathtaking pictorial record of ottr planet today.

ROYAL MUSEUM 2 Chambers Street. 247 4219/4422. Mon & Wed—Sat l0am—5pm; Tue l0am—8pm; Sun noon—5pm. Free.

Around Designers Until Sun 31 ()ct. Contemporary Italian product design by the Milan-based duo Giulio laechetti and Matteo Ragni. whose guiding philosophy is to make functional objects which produce an emotional response.

Masums from Tuscany Until Sun 31 Oct. the. An insight into the Etruscans. an ancient civilisation of highly sophisticated people who were contemporaries of the ancient Greeks. featuring nearly 500 objects from the collections in Tuscany.

Go Play Games Until Sun 22 Aug. Edinburgh's only gameplay exhibition featuring the best examples of contemporary computer and video games.


The Mound. 0131 225 6671. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun noon-5pm.

0 The Age of Titian: Venetian Renaissance Art from Scottish

Collections sees Until Sun 5 Dec. £7 (£5): free to children under 12. Celebrating the completion of the final stage of the Playfair Project. the Age of Titian brings together works which have entered Scottish collections alongside works by his contemporaries Tintoretto. Bellini. Lotto. Veronese and Bassano. See Hit List.

Alec Finlay - Bynames Until Sun 29 Aug. Artists' and writers' names get a rearranging and then woven into the kind of labels you sew into school clothes and finally stitched onto little hankies. Kenneth White HRSA - Geopoetics Until Sun 29 Aug. Poetry. books and manuscripts chronicle Kenneth White's life-long work on geo-poetics.


75 Belford Road. 624 6200. Mon-Wed & Fri—Sun 10am—5pm; Thu 10am—7pm. Past Things and Present: Jasper Johns Since 1983

COO Until Sun 19 Sep. £5 (£3.50): under 12s free. The first major exhibition in Scotland of work by one of the forerunners of Pop Art. Jasper Johns. The

show concentrates on the last 20 years of

his career and reflects how, since receiving critical acclaim for his paintings of flags. targets and letters in the 50s. he has continued to reinvent himself.

Signed Tour of Jasper Johns and Contemporary Art Sun 15 Aug. noon—noon. Free. Mary Kilpatrick gives a tour of the Johns exhibition. interpreted in British Sign Language by David Summersgill.

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competition run by Family Mediation Scotland to paint your family and what it means to you are displayed as part of FMS‘s 20th anniversary and coinciding with Families Day on 29 Aug.

After Hours - Once Upon our Time Thu 12 Aug. 6—6.3()pm. Free. Artist. Moyna Flannigan and writer Dilys Rose talk about their collaboration over the Portrait Miniatures series. Lunchtime Lecture: Niel Cow and William Marshall Wed 18 Aug. 12.45—1.15pm. Free. Dr David Johnson. tnusicologist gives this lecture on fiddlers of the Enlightenment. Speaker’s Choice Wed 18 Aug. l2.45pm. Free. Dr David Johnson. musicologist. gives a talk on Niel Cow and William Marshall. Fiddlers of the Enlightenment.


23 Palmerston Place. 225 6293. Daily l()am—l2.30pm & 2—3pm. Desideratum Until Sat 4 Sep. Nicholas Charles Williams hangs his huge Desideratum.

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY 1 Queen Street. 624 6200. Mon—Wed & Fri—Sun 10am—5pm; Thu 10am—7pm. Once Upon our Time: Portrait Miniatures By Moyna Flannigan COCO Until Sun 5 Sep. Free. Edinburgh-based artist Moyna Flannigan. best known for her fictional portraits. has been commissioned to create 50 new contemporary portrait miniatures painted in watercolour and gouache on vellum. The works focus on universal themes of youth and age. rites of passage and dressing up and. in the accompanying catalogue. writer Dilys Rose has written a short vignette alongside each of Flannigan‘s tiny imagined characters. Portrait Miniatures from the National Galleries of Scotland Until Sun 5 Sep. Over 70 of the National Galleries‘ most important portrait miniatures go on display.

My Family, Pictures by Scottish School Children Until Sun 29 Aug. One hundred winning entries in a


23 Cockbum Street. 622 6200. Daily

l lam—6pm.

DRIFT - Exploratinos in sound art and experimental music Until Thu 19 Aug. Part of the Black Box strand of the Film Festival. Stills presents this collaboration with New Media Scotland of short films by UK artists and film-makers.

Jerwood Photogaphy Awards 2003 COCO Until Sun l9 Sep. Work by winners of the 2003 Jerwood Photography Award (in association with Portfolio Magazine) Veronica Bailey. Polly Braden. Edgar Martins and Naglaa Walker on show. See review. Miranda Whali Until Wed 25 Aug. Stills artist in resident presents her fictional landscapes in drawings. photographs and videos.

TALBOT RICE GALLERY University of Edinburgh. South Bridge. 650 2210. Tue—Sat 10am—5pm.

Cyclora it show at the Talbot ce Gakery

‘Close-up view of


? Cyclorama Until Sat 25 Sep. A

recreation of New York artist Sandy Wurtnfeld's Cyclorama. a 360 degree panorama painting of an abstract colour field rainbow. complemented by an historical exhibition exploring the origins

of the panorama.




39 Royal Terrace. 558 1000.

A Tribute to Fergus Until Fri 3 Sep. Large collection of drawings by John Duncan Fergusson.


6 Dundas Street. 557 4050. Mon—Fri |()am-6pm; Sat 1 lam—2pm.

Glasgow Boys 1885-1895 Until

Sat 4 Sep. Festival show concentrating on Sir John Lavery. Arthur Melville. George Henry and E A Hornel.

William Plumptyre Until Tue 31 Aug. Stoneware clay pots inspired by training and working in Japan.

CONCRETE BUTTERFLY 3l7 Cowgate. Old Town. 558 7l30. Mon—Sat l0am—6pm; Sun noon—5pm. Nentieth Century Antiques Until Sat 4 Sep. A range of American. British and Scandinavian design by pieces by Charles and Ray Eames. Arne Jacobsen. Verner Panton and Hans Wegner.

DANISH CULTURAL mart—fit}; " 3 Dounc Terrace. 225 7189. Mon—Fri

9am—5pm; Sat 11am—3pm.

The RIVQI’ Until Fri 27 Aug. Danish artist Jytte Rex combines painting. photography and film to create new textures. Here she forges a symbolic universe between myth and science.


l l Gayfield Square. 558 7l 10. Wed—Fri

l lam—6pm; Sat noon—5pm.

0 Lucy Skaer - The Opaque Until Sat 25 Sep. Fast gathering an international reputation. Glasgow based artist Lucy Skaer. who‘s best known for insect installations. presents new works on paper. Giant scrolls span the walls of the gallery with meticulously drawn and painted imagery taken from patterns of snakes and spiders. See review and Hit List.