10am—5.30pm, Sat 10am-1.00pm. Claudia Blume Until Sat 21 June. Work from a young artist, born in West Germany and now living in London. The Mercury will be taking part in the London Contemporary Art Fair. 29 May-1 June.

0 NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound, 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2-5pm.

Denlnl Dust A new and celebrated acquisition for the gallery.

William Blake Until Sun 13 July. Prints and watercolours by the visionary artist and poet selected from the gallery’s permanent collection. A favourite of many.

0 NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George IV Bridge, 226 4531. Mon-Fri 9.30am—5pm, Sat 9.30am«1pm.

Scotland and India Fri 6 J une—Late Sept. An interesting display of material from the Library’s own collection and swords, uniforms and other objects from museums all over the country. The exhibition will show the relationship between the two countries up to 1947 when Scotland was very actively involved in Indian life.

0 NETHERDOW 43 High Street, 556 9579.

Voiker Cebhard Until Sat 31 May. Chalky landscapes and still-life Gebhard moved from East Germany in 1970, finally settling in Scotland. Healing Through Art Until Sat 31 May. Work by patients at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.

Landscape Photographs Wed 4—Sat 28 June. Images of the Scottish borders by Roger Lee.

Edinburgh in Change and Decay Wed 4—Sat 28 June. Paintings of contemporary Edinburgh by Ian Garland.

Gladys HIII Wed 4—Sat 28 June. Watercolours and pastels of domestic scenes by a late-starter in art.

0 OPEN EYE GALLERY 57 Cumberland Street, 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. [D] Gordon Wyilie Paintings and Douglas Davies- Ceramics Until Thurs 29 May.

Alan Baln Ceramics and an exhibition of paintings Sat 31 May—Thurs 19 June.

0 PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street, 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2-5pm.

Costume in Scottish Portraits Until summer. A small display.

0 PRINCES STREET GARDENS Open all reasonable times.

Scaipture Park (Spring Fling). If you haven’t heard of David Mach’s tyre Parthenon it won’t be for the want of media exposure. It’s a crazy, wonderful idea which changes the shape of the gardens for a short time and makes peOple stop for a moment and double take a familiar landscape. Other artists included in this open air gallery are Doug Cooker, Frances Pelly, Alf Loehr from Germany, Martin Rayner and Bernard Pages from Nice.

Friends at the Earth (Spring Fling) Until Sat 31 May. 1—6pm. An exhibition on this organisation in the refreshment tent.

e PRINTMAKERS’ WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street, 557 2479.

Mon—Sat 10am-6pm.

3rd Humberside Printmaking Competition Sat 31 May—Sat 28 June. Prints from the most major open printmakers competition in the country. Amongst the prizewinners is Peter Pretsell from Edinburgh. Other Scottish artists are included. 0 OUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street, 668 3456.

Works on Paper by Torquil Anderson Until Mon 2 June.

Eqaus Mon 2 J une—Sun 15 June. Horse portraits in oils, pastels and watercolours by Sally Spencer.

0 RIAS GALLERY 15 Rutland Square, 229 7205. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm.

West of Scotland Energy Working Group Until 9 June. Entries from students from Scotland’s architectural colleges.

0 ROYAL COMMONWEALTH POOL Dalkeith Road, 667 7211.

Spring Fling Competition Sat 17—Sat 31 May. Adult paintings from this year’s competition.

0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street, 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 2—5pm.

The national collection ofdecorative arts of the world, ethnography, natural sciences, technology and science housed in one building. Whithorn -The Cradle of Scottish Christianity A new display of relics from Whithorn, site of Scotland’s earliest recorded Christian Community and an important centre throughout the Dark Ages and Mediaeval times.

0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Queen Street, 556 8921 . Mon-Sat lOam—Spm. Sun 2—5pm.

Scotland’s rich story from prehistoric ;

times to the present day.

0 ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound, 225 6671.

RSA Summer Show Until Mon 7 July. 0 THE SCOTTISH ARTISTS SHOP 6 Howard Street, 556 6337. Mon—Sat lOam—4pm. Sun 2—4pm (may change). Young Edinburgh Painters Throughout June. A dozen painters working in Edinburgh today including students and post-grads from Edinburgh College of Art.

0 SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE 140 Canongate, 556 8136. Mon—Sat 10am-5.30pm. A permanent showcase for the crafts of Scotland. 0 THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street, 225 5955. Mon-Fri 9am—5.30pm. Sat 9.30am—1pm. Paintings ior Boardrooms Until Wed 4 June. A selection of large paintings including works by James Morrison and E. Walton.

Ian Eadie—War Drawings Until Wed 4 June. Paintings ofthe 51st Highland Division from the Second World War.

David Gulland Engraved Glass Until Wed 4 June. Glasses. vases, paperweights etc.

William Baillie Mon 9 June—Wed 2 July. Paintings by a traditional colourist.

Silver byAdrian Hope and Linda Lewis will be displayed in the front section of the gallery in a newly created space for the display of British crafts including glass, ceramics and jewellery.

0 ST GILES’ CATHEDRAL High Street. Peace Prints Exhibition Sat 7—Tue 17

June. Work by members of the Edinburgh Printmakers’ Workshop including the entries and winning design of the 1986/7 Peace Card competition, founded by a group of local Quakers.

0 THE SCOTTISH MINING MUSEUM Lady Victoria Colliery, Newtongrange, Midlothian, 663 7519. Tue—Fri lOam—4.30pm. Sat/Sun Noon-5pm.

A Day in the Lite of a Coal Company

Journey back to the early days of the—i colliery via a series of tableaux using artefacts and costumed models. Prestongrange (between Prestonpans and Musselburgh) Tue-Fri lOam—4pm. Sat/Sun Noon—5pm. Visitor Centre. Historic Cornish Beam Engine and displays illustrating coal~mining through the ages.

0 STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557 1140. Tues—Sat 12—6pm.

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