i i fix?“ I “are Joyce Cairns' paintings at 369 Gallery are nightmares in colour. People are thrust into chaotic parties, trapped in the hellish kaleidoscope oi Cairns’ experience, past and present. Life is frightening as unstable as a ship in a storm.

Outside her own backdoor in the tiny storm-worn village of Footdee, at the mouth of Aberdeen harbour, Cairns ha:

0 NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Prints by William Strang and D.Y. Cameron Until Wed 24 Dec. Across the turn ofthe century. these two artists achived fame. popularity and were leading figures in the revival of ine print—making. 0 NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George IV Bridge. 226 4531. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm: Sat 9.30am—lpm. Repatriation Until 10Jan. Cultural repatriation is the theme ofthis latest exhibition. which focuses on the recent return to Scotland oftwo important collections. The Scott Manuscripts go on public display for the first time since they were bought back from America for one million dollars and the Cambuskenneth Books have been deposited with the Library for three years by the Athenaeum Club. Liverpool. Following a chequered history. they return to Edinburgh after an absence ofover 400 years. Acquisition of the Murthly Hours With the aid ofthe National Heritage Memorial Fund (£395.000) and various other donations. the National Library has succeeded in purchasing this magnificent medieval manuscript of the early

a full view of life at sea, civilian and naval. Her dramas take place in confined spaces—the bridge of a ship, in a ‘sheddie', amongstjostling crowd: of sailors and other uniformed men. In one, a green painting, the central character carves the blood from her veins with her past as witness. In another, the same woman is molested by the hand of a tattooed seaman.

14th century. keeping the book in Scotland. The price £550,000.

0 NETHERBOW 43 High Street, 556 9579.

City Dwellers Catalyst Photographs by Jan Stankiewicz Until Sat 22 Nov. Jan. a self-taught photographer, has photographed Catalyst in Princes Street. on Granton Beach and in Edinburgh‘s dockland. It is appropriate that this multi-media group ofdancers, musicians and designers should be recorded by more than just publicity photography. If you’ve seen Catalyst the performance, now visit Catalyst the photographs. Some of the work has been previously shown at the Gateway Exchange Gallery. Janine Rolland - Paintings Until Sat 22 Nov. Rolland describes herself as an artist ‘furiously trying to catch up‘. after dedicating much of her life to rearing a family. Her earlier work was lost or destroyed during the Second World War as it was stored at the Royal Academy in Antwerp (her home at that time). It was not until her middle years that she began working again and now at seventy she desires to paint to the limit of her passion.

The Old Town Oral History Project

Until Sat 22 Nov. A Foyer exhibition.

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Shadowing the experiences of this individual, there are largerthreats- war, decadence and the sea itself.

Smooth on hardboard like an oil

slick, Cairns’ large surfaces are beautifully economic, with restless bands of party-streaming colour. Her expression is courageous and biting with honesty. (Alice Bain)

Christmas Exhibition Wed 26 Nov—Wed 24 Dec. Work by Ella Neustein, Cathy Outram and Suzy Shearer.

0 NICHOLSON GALLERY 8 St Mary‘s Street. 556 5059. Mon—Sat

10am—5 . 30pm.

Greek Boys and Golden Girls Until Fri 21 Nov. Paintings by Alexander Hamilton. The first major exhibition for this artist. with The Judgement of Paris as its theme. A selection of ceramics will also be on display.

0 OPEN EYE GALLERY 57 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am-4pm. [D] Helen Firth Paintings and Anne Lightwood Ceramics Sat 15 Nov—Fri 5 Dec.

Christmas Exhibition Sat 6—ch 24 Dec. Everything on a small scale. Paintings. ceramics and glass.

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

The great Scots of the past and present are collected here in a gallery offaces and figures.

0 PRESCOTE GALLERY 369 High Street. 225 2652. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm The Mirror—A Lighthearted Survey of a Necessary Object Until 22 Nov.

0 PRINTMAKERS' WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street. 557 2479.

Mon—Sat loam—6pm.

James MacDonald Until Sat 15 Nov. Huge aquatints.

The Scottish Bestiary Until Sat 15 Nov. Seven Scottish artists. among them John Bellany. June Redfern and Steven Campbell. have produced a portfolio of prints with poetry and prose by George Mackay Brown for The Paragon Press in Edinburgh. The printing commission. the largest in Scotland this century. was won by Peacock Printers in Aberdeen.

Capital Prints Sat 22 Nov—Sat 20 Dec. Prints of Edinburgh. The Workshop will be holding a benefit party once a month. Only costing £1 . there are prizes to be won as well as having a good time. Contact Printmakers for details.

0 RUFUS READE/4O PILRIG STREET 554 1078. Daily noon—6pm. Treasures from Afghanistan Until Sat 22 Nov. Exhibition and sale of rugs and carpets.

0 QUEEN’S HALL Clerk Street, 668 3456. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm and concert evenings (ticket holders only).

- The Landscape Watercolours of Johh

Carmel-Crossley Until Sun 30 Nov.

0 RIAS GALLERY 15 Rutland Square. 229 7205. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm. Berlin: lBA—The Regeneration of a City Until Fri 21 Nov. Original drawings by Mark Cousins of the 25-year process to transform the city.

0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street, 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. There are many interesting talks. lectures and films being held at the museum this autumn and winter. (See Open section). Contact the information desk for details.

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

Scotland‘s antiquities share premises with the Portrait Gallery.


6 Howard Street, 556 6337. Mon—Sat 10am-4pm. Sun 2-4pm.

Selected Works of this Century Until end Oct.

0 SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE 140 Canongate. 556 8136. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. A permanent showcase for the crafts ofScotland. The craftsmen and women of Scotland gather their work together here for sale. Knitwear, ceramics, glass. pottery etc.

Nairn Pottery Mon lO—Sat 29 Nov. An exhibition to celebrate 25 years of the Nairn Pottery run by Muriel and Gordon McIntyre.

0 THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street, 225 5955. Mon—Fri 9am—5.30pm. Sat 9.30am—lpm. Alfons B. Jaslnski New Paintings Until Wed 26 Nov.

James Cowle1886—1956 Until Wed 26 Nov. A retrospective exhibition ofpaintings. pastels, drawings and watercolours.

Furniture and Carving by Tessa Howes, New Jewellery by Jacqueline Gauld and Forged Bowls by David Tucker. in the Crafts Gallery. Until Wed 26 Nov.

Fifty Special Years Until Fri 21 Nov. Anniversary exhibition marking the halfcentury ofThe Scottish Special Housing Association which

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