history, crime and royalty. in fact anything we take too seriously. Here’s a chance to see chunks of the Fosdyke Saga, The Cloggies. The Last Chipshop and Kegbuster and his new strip The Crudgingtons. Laugh and learn. Competition Draw a cartoon with your original characters. Prizes vouchers for £20 worth of art materials- in two categories: over and under 18 years. Entries (with name. age, address and tel no on reverse to Recreation Marketing Unit, 17 Waterloo Place. Edinburgh 557 2480. George Drummond Until Sat 23 May. George Drummond ( 1687- 1766) six times Lord Provost of Edinburgh. ‘father of the New Town‘ and founder of the distinguished Medical School at Edinburgh is celebrated on the tercentenary of his birth with paintings. prints. documents and a reconstructed period room. Anne Frank in the World Anne Frank died in a concentration camp in 1945. This exhibition focuses on her life and on the history which destroyed her family. See panel. 0 COLERIDGE GALLERY 47b George Street. 220 1305. Mon—Sat 10am-5.30pm. Wide Selection of contemporary British studio glass shown permanently. 0 COLLECTIVE GALLERY 52—54 High Street 556 2600. Tue—Fri 12.30—5.30pm;Sat 10am—5pm. Closed Sun and Mon. Graeme Magee Until Tue 21 Apr. A first one-person show for this 28-year old. Edinburgh-trained artist. who here uses the human head as a metaphor for mental anarchy. Brian Connolly: Installation Until Tue 12 May. This young artist from Belfast creates new space from old. His installation at the Collective will use plaster to transform the gallery. The public are invited to watch Connolly at work throughout his show. 0 DANISH CULTURAL INSTITUTE 3 Doune Terrace. 225 7189. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm. The Danish Show Part 2 Until Fri 8 May. A selection from the current touring exhibition of Danish artists featuring Berit Jacnsen. Nina Sten and Svend Wiig Hansen. 0 RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Church. Blackfriars Street (off High Street). 557 0707. o EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 229 9311. Mon—Thurs 10am—8pm; Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 10am—noon. The Embroideries Guild Exhibition Mon 18—Sat 30May. 0 EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY LIBRARY George Square. 667 1011. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm. Decorated Papers from the Schmoller Collection Until Fri 1 May . An interesting selection of paper-decorating techniques. Illustrated Lecture: Decorated Papers Main Library Conference Room. Edinburgh University Library. Tue 5 and Wed 6 May. 5.30pm. £1 from Publications Dept at Library. Tanya Schmoller will deliver the lecture which will be followed by a Demonstration of marbling paper by Katherine Davis. using Irish


Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh The ‘Unpainted Landscape’ atthe Gallery of Modern Art is a cool one. It feels wintery— has the bare bones of landscape, literally in Chris Drury‘s sphere of deer bones and suggested in Richard Long’s words or Linda Taylor’s giant light box.

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The message to rethink our view of nature and the country round about us is clear in individual works. Raymond Moore's photographs show telegraph poles occupying territory and Ian Hamilton Finlay suggests revolution, a renewal in flower pots on pedestals. But the overall impression is rather monochrome, spreading the nature of each thinly on the ground. For those who wish to delve deeper, a book has been published by SAC and Coracle Press to coincide with the exhibition. (Alice Bain)

carrageen moss. and Fiona Reid. and Paper Conservation Techniques by Charles Melville.

0 FINE ART SOCIETY 12 Great King Street. 5560305. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm. Sat lllarn—lpm. Scottish paintings.

O FLYING COLOURS 35 William Street. 2256776. 'l'ue—Fri 11am—6pm. Sat lllain—lpm.

A Slightly Manic Look at Life Until 2 May. A painterly view ofthe world by Sylvia Woodcock-Clarke.

O FORREST MCKAY 38 I lowe Street. 226 2589. Mon—Fri lllam—6pm. Sat 10am— 1 pm.

General exhibition Scottish painting from 1800 onwards.

O FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366 Mon-Fri 9.30am- 1 pm and 2pm-5.30pm. Meubles Until I May. (‘hildhood at its most mysterious and most comforting is at the centre of Leveque's work.

Tapestries from Aubusson 1i ntil Fri 8 May. Work from one of France‘s main tapestry workshops.

Henri Goetz— 50 Years of Painting Fri 15 May—Fri l2June.

Talk by Henri Goetz Thurs 14 May 6.30pm. Free.

0 FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street. 225 2383. Tue—Sat Ilium—5.30pm. (‘losed Mon. Licensed cafe.

The Fruitmarket will open on Sundays with the opening of the Spero exhibition. Galleries and cafe will be

open from 1.30—5.30pm.

Nancy Spero Sat 9 May—Sun 14 June. A major retrospective ofthis American artist. The earliest work was made in Paris - large. black. expressionist paintings. ()n returning to America. Spero discovered the country preoccupied with war. A series ofgouaches on Vietnam was her response. In the late Seventies she began painting on scrolls with woman as the central figures on their paper lengths. Recently shown at the [CA in London. this exhibition provides the opportunity to have a long look at the work of this controversial figure. Talk Nancy Spero is joined by her husband Leon Golub and Conrad Atkinson (artist-in-residence at Edinburgh University) and will discuss social and political attitudes in art.

TSWA 30 Until end summer. As part ofTelevision South West‘s nationwide arts project. Kate Whitef‘ord has made a giant picture ofmarble flat out on Calton Hill. See also Springburn Museum for George Wyllie‘s Straw Locomotive. the Glasgow installation.

0 GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921 . Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Rest. [D] The Unpainted Landscape Until 17 May. An altemative approach to landscape with photography. text and sculpture by artists who include Richard Long. Herman de Vries.

Doug Cocker, Chris Drury. Thomas Joshua Cooper and Ian Hamilton Finlay.

e GATEWAY EXCHANGE 2-4 Abbeymount, 661 0982. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.

The Gateway Gallery will be closed until 22 June due to renovations.

O GLADSTONE'S LAND GALLERY Lawnmarket. Mon—Sat 10am—4.30pm; Sun 2—4.30pm. Hebrides and Highlands Mon 4-24 May. Watercolours by Jim Nicholson and wood sculpture by Hugh Johnstone.

0 HANOVER FINE ART 104 Hanover Street, 225 2450. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm; Sat 10am—1pm.

Still Life and Flowers Until Tue 12 May. A mixed exhibition for spring by various contemporary Scottish artists. Also paintings. jewellery. ceramics and prints from stOck.

0 HM GENERAL REGISTER HOUSE Princes Street. 556 6585. Mon—Fri 10am—4pm.

Scotland and the Netherlands Until October. The exhibition takes as its starting point the 1587 Act of Parliament which sought to stimulate Scottish industry by encouraging Flemish weavers to settle in Scotland and pass on their skills. Other original documents describe the sorry plight of the Jacobite exiles and develop themes of economic, religious and cultural relations.

0 JOHN NELSON 22-24 Victoria Street. 225 4413. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.

Modern Athens Early 19th-century Edinburgh. the ‘Athens ofthe North‘. is illustrated through prints. 0 LEITH LIBRARY Ferry Road. 554 5507. Mon-Fri 9am-8.30pm. Sat 9am- lpm.

Leith Local History Project Until Mon 4 May. Photographs and memorabilia from various reminiscence groups.

0 MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street. 226 4151. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. Sat 10am-lpm.

An Artist’s Map Until 2 May. Topographical oils, watercolours and prints of named Scottish landmarks.

O MCDONALD ROAD LIBRARY McDonald Road 556 5630. Mon-Fri 9am-8.30pm. Sat 9am-lpm. Workers Educational Association Until Fri 8 May. Material from Huntley House and display items illustrating the aims of the association.

0 MERCURY GALLERY 2/3 North Bank Street. 225 3200. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm. Sat Ilium—1.00pm. Keith Vaughan Until 16 May. One of the so-called ‘neo-romantic' group. Vaughan (1912—1977) lived in London. mainly working figuratively although his work became abstract latterly. Included are various studies ofsoldiers made during his war-time service in the army. Vaughan also worked in theatre design.

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

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

The Art of illustration: Banks Florilegium Until Wed 6 May.

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