Rob Hain, John Houston. Rob McLaurin and others.

In the Mogul Style Thurs 29 Jan—Sat 7 March. The Mercury will be displaying a carved door from Rajasthan. a colourful selection of brocade and silk coats and exotic silver jewellery in an exhibition of antiques from Persia to India.

0 MORNINGSIDE LIBRARY 184 Morningside Road. Mon—Fri 10am—8pm: Sat 9am—1pm.

Simply Women Until Sat 31 Jan. Photographs from the X111 Commonwealth Games by Franki Raffles. A District Council exhibition. Moves to Leith Library. 30 Ferry Road on Mon 2 Feb continuing until Sat 14 Feb.

0 NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921. Mon—Sat loam—5pm. Sun 2—5pm.

The Vaughan Bequest at Turner Watercolours Until Sat 31 Jan. Given the prolific nature ofTurner‘s work. the collection of 38 watercolours from the Vaughan Bequest make a small and useful study of his work over a period of nearly 50 years. I lis interest in massing areas of light and dark is evident from early on. as is his supremely confident handling of pencil. pen and ink. or watercolour. This is the 86th annual showing of the collection: in accordance with the terms ofthe Bequest it is exhibited in. and only in. January of every year when the light is weakest and the risk of fading least. RecentAcquisitions Three works by Francois Boucher. the French Rococo painter have recently been bought by the (iallery. All are pastoral scenes dating from 1761—62. and now hang as a trio. something not necessarily intended when they were painted. as two have been cut down to match the tall narrow dimensions of the third. I. 'Aimub/t' Pastoral. Alexander Carse Thurs 29 Jan—Sun 29 March. Football matches. ale-house punch-ups and wedding dances are amongst the repertoire of this little known artist who delighted in depicting the genre scenes of the late 18th and 19th century Lothians. The exhibition is intended to be the first in series devoted to lesser Scottish artists who deserve to be better known.

'icicles. Broken. Reconstructed . . .’detai|. MacLarin Art Gallery, listings.

0 NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George [V Bridge. 226 4531. Mon—Fri 9.3(lam—5pm; Sat

9.3Uam— 1 pm.

The Art at Illustration: Banks Floriiegium Lintil Wed 6 May. Joseph Banks headed a small group of naturalists on board Captain Cook‘s

HMS Endeavour between 1768 and 1771. At every stop on their world trips. plants and flowers were collected and drawn by the young Scottish artist Parkinson. Though the watercolours and sketches were finished by a group ofartists back in England (Parkinson died on the trip home) the 743 copper plates prepared for publication never hit the press. Using original techniques. the British Museum and Alecto Historical Editions are continuing the grand project and a complete edition of the work is underway.

O NETHERBOW 43 High Street. 556 9579.

Dancers Until Sat 31 Jan. Photographs by Robbie Jack a local photographer who makes dance his first photographic love.

John McWiiiiam Until Sat 31 Jan. Recent Work seen for the first time in this country.

Portrait of Gorgie and Dairy Tue 3—Sat 28 Feb. From the Gorgie/Dalry Archive.

0 OPEN EYE GALLERY 57 Cumberland Street.557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am-6pm. Sat 10am-4pm. [D] Deborah Dewar Desert Paintings. and Iain and iona McGregor: Turning Wood. Until Thurs 29 Jan.

Rosemary Beaton - Paintings and Lorraine Fernie - Ceramics Sat 31 Jan—Thurs 19 Feb.

0 PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 1()am—5pm. Sun 2-5pm.

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

Genial Company Opening on Fri 20 Feb. An exhibition showing how 18th century portrait painters showed men and women ofgenius. 0 PRESCOTE GALLERY 369 High Street. 225 2652. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.

New Work irom the MA Students at Design, Glasgow School at Art Until Sat 7 Feb.

0 PRINTMAKERS' WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street. 557 2479. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.

Gallovidia by Wendy McMurdo Until Sat 7 Feb. Still in her early 20s. Wendy McMurdo is regarded as one of Scotland‘s most promising young artists and recently won a scholarship to work in New York. Last year she took up the first post of Artist-in-Residence at Dumfries. set up by Dumfries Arts Centre and the Galloway Association to show the value of the artist in the community. Her work on exhibition is mixed media prints. monotypes. plus charcoal and pastel drawings inspired by the landscape and legend of Galloway. See panel.

0 QUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street. 668 3456. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.3()pm and concert evenings (ticket holders only).

Charcoal and Chalk Drawings on a Musical Theme and Still Life in Oils and Watercolours by Jan Blythe Until Mon 2 Feb.

0 RIAS GALLERY 15 Rutland Square. 229 7205. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm. The Ghost at the Feast Tue 27 J an—Fri 6 Feb. Colour photographs of Scotland by Charles McKean. Secretary and Treasurer of the RIAS.


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The Fruitmarket Gallery

29 Market Street. Edinburgh EH1 lDF. Telephone ()31 225 2383 Admission Free

Open Tuesday Saturday “lam—5.30pm Cafe

SUbSIdlsed by the Scottish Arts C0uncn



University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge. Tel:0316671011ext4308

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Alasdair Gray, John Connolly, AlasdairTaylor (Alan Fletcher, Carole Gibbons i in conjunction with the 369 Gallery) 1

Subs/dised by the Scottish Ans Councn






National Gallery, The Mound,

Edinburgh. Mon-Sat 1000-1700 Sun 14.00-17.00



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