RSA Summer Show Until Mon 7 July. 0 THE SCOTTISH ARTISTS SHOP 6 Howard Street. 556 6337. Mon—Sat IOam—4pm. Sun 2—4pm (may

Scottish (mainly contemporary) artists.

Dutghtred and Elspeth Buchanan Scottish Landscapes Mon 5—Sat 18 May.

0 SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE 140 Canongate. 556 8136. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Ceramics. knitwear. pottery. glass and textiles from the craftsmen and women of Scotland. 0 THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George

1 Street. 225 5955. Mon—Fri 9am—5.30pm. Sat 9.30am—1pm. : Paintings tor Boardrooms 2 May—4

June. A selection of large paintings including works by James Morrison and E. Walton.

lan Eadie War Drawings 2 May—4

3 June. Paintings ofthe 51st Highland f Division from the Second World

War. David Gulland - Engraved Glass 2

; May-4 June. Glasses. vases.

paperweights etc. 0 THE SCOTTISH MINING MUSEUM Lady Victoria Colliery.

Newtongrange. Midlothian. 663

7519. Tue—Fri 10am—4.30pm. Sat/Sun Noon—5pm.

A Day in the Lite 01 a Coal Company Journey back to the early days of the colliery via a series of tableaux using artefacts and costumed models. Prestongrange (between Prestonpans and Musselburgh) Tue—Fri 10am—4pm. Sat/Sun Noon—5pm. Visitor Centre, Historic Cornish Beam Engine and displays illustrating coal-mining through the a es.

0 THE SHORE GALLERY 59 Bernard Street. 225 6753. No exhibitions at present.

0 STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street, 5571140.Tues—Sat 12—6pm. Up-to-Date Until Sat 24 May. Photographs by David Hurn. An

exhibition which sets out to pose questions about photography. Can Hurn be an Atget? Are the people

i standing casually nude in the change). A new venue specialising in i Parisien gallery real? See for

; yourself. Or hear— David Hum will be giving a talk about the exhibition

3 at the gallery on Sat 10 May at noon. F


1 College. University of Edinburgh,

667 1011 ext 4308. Mon—Sat. 10am—5pm.

1 Alexander Robertson (1925-1978) Sat I 3—Sat 31 May. A major retrospective : exhibition ofa Scottish artist whose

work has rarely been seen in Scotland

: o THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton

Place, 225 7942. Mon—Sat 9.30am—late.

Julie McMann—Photographer Throughout May. In her first exhibition (while still a student at Napier College) McCann makes

images from things ordinary.


' Street. 556 6366. Mon—Fri 11am—6pm. Sat 10.30am—4pm.

Maggie Greer- Scotland and Other Places Watercolours.

o 369 GALLERY 209 Cowgate, 225 3013. Mon—Sat12.30—5.30pm.

May. One of the only women to

break into the limelight ofthe

‘Scottish art phenomenon', Lys Hansen shows recent work, the result other stay in West Berlin last year. Figures. often too large for the canvas. bend to fit uncomfortably. Limbs contort and proportions distort. Powerful work.

0 TRAVERSE THEATRE 1 12 West Bow. 226 2633.

' Disin (E.J.) Peters ‘Beaitaine' Sat

3—Fri 30 May. An exhibition by an Irish artist who works mainly in prints. The word of the title means May— a mythic Irish word. Irish music will complement the pictures

' in the bar on several evenings. Ring

box office for details.



While something avant garde in architecture happens across the road at

l the Fruitmarket (see teature) the City

Art Centre lays on a more traditional view oi building and design. The drawings on display, not unadventurous in their time, have been collected together by the Royal Institute at British Architects in London, and act as a testament to the architect’s skill not only as a

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draughtsman but as an artist. The

range is enormous, trom Sir Charles Barry’s design tor Big Ben (c. 1851) to Frank Lloyd Wright’s steel house , (1937), trom Voysey's design tor a E clock-case (1895) to Inigo Jones' 3 brew-house (c. 1638). Spanning over g 500 years oi line and important work, i the exhibition takes a glimpse at the : ideas which have shaped our city and townscapes today. (Alice Bain)


o For Maytest Dance descriptions see entry in the Maytest section’s Events Diary.




Charitable Trust. 93 Hyndland Street, 339 9407.

O Group 4 Mon 19—Wed 21 May. 7.30pm. See Maylest.

Axis Dance Company Thurs 22—Sat 24 May 8pm. See Maytest.

O GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. Transitions Dance Weekend. Performance Sat 8 May (see Classes). See Maytest.


Recent Work by Lys Hansen Until Fri 9 Cumberland Street, Gmbals‘ 429


Come Dancing Thurs 15 May at 7.30pm. See Mayiest. o MARYHILL ARTS CENTRE 11 Malloch

Street, 944 3995. See Maytest.

Fidget Pertormance Thurs 8 and Fri 16

' May. See Maytest.

O MITCHELL THEATRE Granville Street. 221 3198. Box office Mon—Sat noon—6pm.

Ariadone in Hime Mon 12 and Tue 13 May at 7.45pm. £4.50 (£1 .50). See Maytest.

Toronto Dance Theatre Thurs 15—Sat 17 May at 7.45pm. £4.50 (£1 .50). Programme A 15 and 17 May. Three

pieces choreographed by

Christopher House Glass Houses. Schubert Dances and Green Evening, Clear and warm. Radical Light by Patricia Beatty and Sacra Conversazione by David Earle. See


Programme B Rewind choreographed by Peter Randazzo. Schubert Dances. Radical Light, Sacra Conversazione and Animated Shorts by Christopher House. See Maytest.

0 Scottish Ballet Centre 261 West Princes Street, 331 2931.

Scottish Dance Theatre Wed 7-Sat 10 May at 7.30pm Sat mat at 2.30pm. £3.50 (£1 .50).

Programme 1 Wed 7. Thurs 8. Sat 10 May. Phase Two (World premiere) A group of three dances Brief Encounter. Sarai. With Wash’d Eyes. See Maytest.

Programme 2 Fri 9 May and Sat mat. Theatrum Humanicae. A group of three dances seen at the Tron last year Touch. Steps To‘.’. Friction (see panel in Maytest.


0 OOWANHILL CENTRE Four Acres Charitable Trust. 93 Hyndland Street, 339 9407.

Axis Dance Company Fri 23 and Sat 24 May 2pm. Dance workshop. See Performance.

3—Mon 5 May.

: Rotating Dancers Workshops Mon

announced locally. Rotating Dancers Liz Ingram and Jane 1 Simpson in conjunction with Scottish


O Group 4 Mon 19—Wed 21 May 10am. Dance workshop. See Performance.

Rotating Dancers Workshops Tue 6—Sat 10 May. 10.30am—3pm 0r 7—9pm. £15 (£10). The rock band ‘Rattling the Cage‘ joins the dancers Liz and June in a series ofworkshops geared towards performance. For all levels. The results of the week‘s work will be performed on Sat 10 May at 8pm. For further details phone 357 1450.

o GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street, 221 4526. Transitions Dance Weekend. Fri 9—Sun 11 May. Workshops on Fri at 5.30—7pm and Sat at 2-5pm. Lecture/demonstration Fri 8—9pm. Technique class Sun Ham—12.30pm. See Performance.

0 MARYHILL ARTS CENTRE 1 l Malloch Street. 944 3995.

Fidget Workshops Sat 10 and Mon 19 May. Community workshops open to all. See Performance.

Rotating Dancers Workshops Sat

Aftern n classes and workshop (£2 for 3 days) leading to a performance on Mon 5 May (£1 to attend).

a MARYHILL COMMUNITY CENTRAL HALLS Maryhill Road (Derek Iggo 332 91 1 1)

Steps Out Workshop Tue 6—Sat 10 May. Check localy for times. The educational unit ofScottish Ballet takes a whole week ofdance for all ages. culminating in a performance at the Maryhill I Ialls on Fri 9 and Sat

10 May at 7.30pm.

0 PENILEE COMMUNITY CENTRE 10 Glenndoch Road (Bob Ullah 882 3309).

l9—Fri 23 May. Times to be

Opera tor Youth are holding an intensive week ofworkshops in music and dance for young people. Efforts are rewarded by the opportunity to participate in a performance to be held at the centre on Fri 23 May at 7.30pm.



Dancescapers Until Sat 2 May. 8.15pm. £2(£1). Despite changes of membership. this company has been performing for 13 years. This year the company celebrates its anniversary inadvertently with a group of 13. drawn from the Dunfermline College community.

With financial assistance from SAC,