City Art Centre, Edinburgh.

This extensive exhibition at the gallery's permanent collection, reveals it to be an impressive cross section at Scottish pictures and sculpture. It makes a huge sweep oI Scottish painting Irom the 18th century to the present day and broad themes ol development can be traced. In landscape painting lor example the 18th century works show good examples oi Claude's iniluence through Nasmyth, typically using a tree in the loreground to Irame an open-vista beyond. The colours, especially in McWhirter's Edinburgh lrom Corstorphine, graduate according to an Italian scheme lrom warm loreground tones, through a cooler middleground to blue in the distance. The approach to nature changes with the 19th century McTaggart, known as the ‘iather or Scottish painting’, with a noticeable loosening ol technique and increased robustness. Hornel and Henry later Ilatten the space into a decorative surtace with their suddenly-bold colours and anti- naturalistic approach, while the turn oi the century Colourists painted a


seashore as though it were a still lile,

with solid, shaped iorms. Finally, Joan Eardley shows the 20th century

0 RIAS GALLERY l5 Rutland Square. 229 7205. Mon-Fri 9.3(iam—5pm. Housing Transiormations Until Fri 20 March. An exhibition to coincide with the COSLA housing campaign. 0 ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN Inverleith House.

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GWEN HARDIE Paintings and Drawings

The Fruitmarket Gallery 29 Market Street. Edinburgh EH1 IDI" Telephone 031 225 2383

Open Tuesday—Saturday Ill—5.30

Admission Free

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Tue 3 March —Sat 21 March Open Tue— Sat 10.30am 5pm

713 Great Western Road (near Botanic Gardens) 041 339 0737

tradition at its most mastertul and painterly best. (Sally Kinnes)

0 OUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street. 668 3456. Mon—Fri 9.3(lam—5.3()pm and concert evenings (ticket holders only).

A Point of View Mon 2 March—Sat 5 April. Paintings. drawings and watercolours by James More.

Inverleith House will be open only over weekends. The three summer exhibitions John Hope 18th century gardener and enlightened figure. Margaret Stone‘s exqusite watercolours and Heather Angel‘s colour photographs. will be continued during this time.

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

0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Queen Street. 556 892 1. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Scotland‘s antiquities share premises with the Portrait Gallery.

I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 6671 . Mon—Sat 10am—4pm: Sun 2—4pm.

0 THE SCOTTISH ARTISTS SHOP 8 Howard Street. 5566337. Mon—Sat 10am—4pm. Sun 2—4pm.

O SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE 140 (‘anongate. 556 8136. Mon—Sat 1(lam—5.3()pm.

A permanent showcase for the crafts ofScodand.

0 THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 (ieorge Street. 225 5955. Mon—Fri 9am—5.3()pm. Sat 9.3(lam—lpm. Barbara Hae Until Wed 4 March. Works on paper. Rae's work can be found in many public and private collections. She last showed in Scotland in 1979.

Lincoln Howe Mon 9 March—Wed 1 April. Scottish Mountain Landscapes.

Sue Jane Taylor Mon 9 March—Wed 1 April. Prints.

M. Powell —Jewellery and Lotte Glob— Ceramics Mon 9 March—Wed 1 April. A display in the foyer.

0 THE SCOTTISH MINING MUSEUM Lady Victoria Colliery. Newtongrange. MIdIOII‘lizln. 663 7519. Tue—Fri “lam—4.30pm. Sat/Sun Noon—5pm.

Prestongrange (between Prestonpans and Musselburgh)'l’ue—Fri 10am—4pm. Sat Sun Noon—5pm. Visitor Centre. Historic Cornish Beam Engine and displays showing coal-mining through the ages.

0 SEEDS VEGETARIAN CAFE 53 West Nicolson Street. 667 8673.

El Salvador Until Fri 6 March. An exhibition of Photographs related to the Medical Aid ('ampaign.

O STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557 1140.Tue—Sat.noon—6pm. Twenty for Today: Recent British Portrait Photography Sat 7 March—Sat 4 April. The fashionable magazines ofthe Eighties. The Face. The Taller. Blitz and Ritz to name merely a handful. have been important in providing a platform for young. creative photographers like Brian Griffin. Johnny Rozsa and Alastair Thain. This National Portrait Gallery exhibition collects their work in an exhibition full of familiar famous faces.


Wed 11 March at 7.30pm. Martin Parr on The Documentary Tradition - Asset or Liability‘.’

Wed 18 March at 7.30pm. Roberta McGrath on Reading Edward Weston- Feminism Photography and Psychoanalysis.

Thurs 25 March at 7.30pm. Brian Griffin one of Britain's most influential photographers.

Sale Sat 21 March. Noon—6pm. Photographic bargains to be had at Stills fund-raising sale ~ equipment. prints. books. frames. posters. Anyone wishing to donate equipment to the (iallery please get in touch now!

Portrait Sessions Sat 14 March with Robin Gillanders a top Iidinburgh photographer and teacher. Sat 28 March with Ron O’Donnell whose large scale colour work has a touch of the bizarre. Sessions between 1 and 4pm. Have your portrait taken in Polaroid by one of these photographers in their own personal styles. £6. Another Stills fund-raising event.

Workshop Sat ZS March. ‘).3()arn—4.3(lpm. £25. Robin Gillanders, Chick Chalmers, Pradip Malde and Dave Williams will be taking a unique workshop in portraiture at (iillanders‘ Iidinburgh studio. Limited places so must book in advance.

Open Show Stills invites Scottish and Scottish-based photographers to submit work for an open show. to be selected by Brian Griffin. (‘ontact (iallcry forfurther details. Deadline for submissions ~ Mon 23 March.

0 TALBOT RICE ART CENTRE ( )Id College. University of Iidinburgh. 6671011ext43llS.Mon—Sat. 10am—5pm.

John Houston Works on Paper 1963—1987 Sat 7 March-Sat 4 April. Another in the Talbot Rice seriesof one-rnan shows. This exhibition gives a vivid account of I Iouslon‘s work over more than 25 years. The works are large and none have been exhibited before.

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