undoubtedly be overshadowed by the dramatic appeal ofa letter written by Mary to her brother-in- law. Henri 111 ofFrance. at 2 o‘clock on the morning other execution. Though Mary is the most colourful of the Stuarts. the exhibition reflects the fame and fortunes of the whole dvnasty in a large and extensively researched documentary cxhibiton.

O NETHERBOW 43 High Street. 556 057‘). Mon—Sat l0am—4pm and 6pm—10.30pm.

Moskvoretsky 4—29 Aug. Dressed in a huge fur coat and fed scrambled eggs and vodka by the labourers she drew on a building site. Tabitha Salmon‘s purpose on a visit to this old Moscovite district was to sketch and paint the people and their everyday lives. digging roads. drinking tea and eating blini (pancakes).

Landscpes or Northern Scotland 4—29 Aug. Hazel Cashmore and Graham Jones.

Vibrations ()ils and pastels by Mike Coutts: Landscape Photographs by Roger Lee and A Portrait of Moray in ()ils and Watercolours. Until 30 July.

0 OLD ASSEMBLY CLOSE High Street (behind Fringe ()ffice). 10ain—5.30pin.

Colin Baxter: Recent Photographs 8—29 Aug. Colin Baxter has succeeded in creating an extraordinarily new picture postcard-type image for Scotland which is acceptably pretty without the usual recourse to tartan or shaggycattle.

0 OPEN EYE 75 Cumberland Street. 557 1020.

Kate Downie: Recent People and Other Works 1'ntil6 Aug. Paintings and drawings by Kate Downie. an Abcrdeen-trained artist who lives and works in Edinburgh. See panel. Carolyn Genders— Recent Ceramics L'ntil 6 Aug.

Ann Patrick 8—27 Aug. Paintings. Alan Caiger-Smith 8—27 Aug. Ceramics.

0 OUTLOOK TOWER Castle Hill. Top of Royal Mile. 226 370‘). 9.30am—5pm.

Camera Dbscura: Room with a View 2—31 Aug. £1.60. Students£1.20. Children. ()APs. disabled 80 pence. Spectacular views of the city plus holgraphic collection and pinhole photography.

0 PLEASANCE THEATRE FESTIVAL 60 The Pleasance. 5566550. Daily 12 noon— 10pm.

Collectable Art 9—29 Aug. Smaller works by contemporary Scottish artists selected by Sharon Lancer.

0 PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. During Festival Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Sun 11am—6pm. Outside Festival Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2-5pm.

The great Scots ofthe past and present are collected here in a gallery of faces and figures.

The Queen‘s Image and The Queen's World Until 4 ()ct. £1 (50pence) Children up to 16 years free. Whatever personality Mary may or may not have had it has been easily subsumed by the massive amount of propaganda surrounding her. To the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries she was either a scheming traitor of the deepest dye or a martyr to her

faith. depending on your political persuasion. Both schools of thought are well represented in the portrait exhibition. The Queen '3 Image and it as a piece of political comment it is a fascinating collection. It also says much about the (now largely defunct) role of the artist in shaping the image ofa political figure. William Carrick 24 July— 18 Oct. Free. Pre-revolutionary Russia recorded by Scots-born photographer. William Carriek. Part ofthe International Festival. See panel.

0 PRESCOTE GALLERY 5 Northumberland Street. 557 0080. NB New address. 2pm—6pm.

New Ground: Photoworks by Andy Goldsworthy. 51-29 Aug. A new angle on nature by this one-time gardener who lavours a non-scientitic approach to his subject.

0 PRINTMAKERS' WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street. 557 2479. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. plus Sundays 2pm—5pm during Festival only.

Persistent Visions Until 1 Aug. Prints. drawings and paintings by June Carey. A fantasy realm peopled by masked figures and dolls. Two People Playing at Dogs and Other Things 8 Aug—5 Sept. New prints and drawings which take a tongue-in-cheek attitude to human relationships. By Peter Prestell. Festival Folio 8 Aug—5 Sept. Specially-made prints at the PMW by leading contemporary Scottish artists. some working in the medium for the first time. Includes Ken Currie. Phil Braham. Gwen Hardic. Sandy Moffat. John Bellany and many others.

0 RIAS 15 RutIand Square. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm.

Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe: Photographs by Marius Alexander27-31 July. Colour and black and white photographs of the festival from the last four years in all its riotous exuberance. The exhibition coincides with Alexander‘s book of the same title. The Way We Live Now Until Fri 24 July. Entrants to the RIAS' Annual Housing Exhibition which shows schemes for Edinburgh. Glasgow and Dundee.

o ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN Inverleith House. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm: Sun 11am—5pm.

Lilian Snelling's Rhododendrons Until Sun 27 Sept. From 1916—21 Snelling was based at the Garden and drew the impressive collection of Himalayan rhododendrons which today includes over 400 species. The 25 watercolour studies show the range of her work from the detail of a stamen. as furry as a bumble bee. to a branch of leaves and waxy flowers. only partly coloured. leaving her fine line drawing exposed.

Gardens at Scotland Until Sun 27 Sept. In the upstairs gallery of Inverleith House. Dr Brinsely Burbidge. formerly ofthe Botanic Garden staff. documents in full-blown colour the great gardens ofScotland. It is an idyllic view with not a tourist in sight. and gives a glossy idea of the beauty and calm of a 17th-century parterre or the glory

of a Victorian herbaceous border. Flower Stamps Until Sun 2 Aug. Some of the original work submitted by artists for the latest floral stamps. Alfred Lammer‘s stunning plant portraits which were used earlier this year will be included.

Art Competition ior Kids Until Fri 31 July. Children are asked to design their own floral stamp. Entry forms available at Inverleith House l0am—4.30pm. The Scottish Post ()ffice are donating prizes.

0 ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS Symposium Hall. Hill Square.

Tim Pomeroy: Paintings and Drawings 9—25 Aug. 10am—5.30pm. Landscape forms from human musculature.

O ROYAL FINE ART COMMISSION FOR SCOTLAND 9 Atholl Crescent. 229 1109. l0am—4pm.

Exhibition of Architecture 8—31 Aug. Glasgow. the Clyde and the forthcoming Glasgow Garden Festival.

0 ROYAL OBSERVATORY Visitors Centre. Blackford Hill. 667 3321. 2—2‘) Aug. Mon—Fri 10am—4pm. Sat & Sun I2noon—5pm. 65 pence. New discoveries and historical star-gazing equipment plus splendid views of the city.

0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Tbilisi to Tashkent: Decorative Art from Soviet Central Asia 9 Aug—20 Sept. Renown for the richness of their costumes and traditions this exhibition gives a flavour of the decorative carpets. metalwork. costumes and jewellery made in this vast. often impregnable continent. Part ofthe International Festival. Mr Wood’s Fossils Until 16 Aug. Remarkable fossil-finds from Scotland by Stan Wood. a former merchant seaman and insurance salesman.

Stan Wood will be demonstrating how

he ‘sand blasts” a fossil to release it from rock on Sat 1 Aug.

0 Discovery Room Until 9 Aug. Mon—Sat 10am—4pm. Sun 2pm—4pm. ()pen to everyone over 5 years (though children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.) The public are invited to inspect specimens and objects. Microscopes provided. Further information from Mrs Watson. 225 7534 ext 206 or from information desk.

0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm.

Scotland‘s antiquities share premises with the Portrait Gallery.

0 ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 6671. Mon—Sat 10am—7pm: Sun 10am—5pm.

Art at our Time: Leading Works trom the Saatchi Collection 7 Aug—5 Sept. £1.50. (£1). Outstanding examples of20th century art collected by the Prime Minister‘s advertising consultant. Charles Saatchi and his wife. Doris. Some ofthe work. notably by Auerbach. Kieffer and Warhol has never been seen in Scotland before.

0 SALTIRE GALLERY Atholl Crescent. Edinburgh Sketching Club Exhibition Mon 20 July—Sat 15 Aug. Open 10am-8pm (except Sun).


8 Howard Street. 556 6337. Mon-Sat 10am—4pm. Sun 2—4pm. Young Edinburgh Painters 1-29 Aug and A Clyde Valley Garden Watercolours by Una B. Shanks. Some Dundee Painters Until 25 July. Includes work by James Reville. RSW. O SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE 140 Canongate. 556 8136. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. A permanent showcase for the crafts ofScotland. The BatsIord CraIt Awards Until Sat 31 July. A major publisher ofcraft titles collaborates with the Craft Centre for the third year running in the presentation of these awards. The theme was knitwear in traditional or modern style and the exhibition shows the pick of the entries. 0 THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street. 225 5955. Mon—Fri 9am—5.30pm. Sat 9.30am— 1pm. John Gardiner Crawlord Until Sat 1 Aug. New paintings. many ofwhich are landscapes which have much presence but few people. Alberto Morrocco 7 Aug—2 Sept. New

- paintings by this popular and

widely-respected artist. Elspeth Lamb 7 Aug—2 Sept. Prints. Baku: Tradition and Innovation 7 Aug—2 Sept. Raku is an old and perilously unpredictable technique in which controlled results are very difficult to obtain. The pot is plunged straight from the kiln into water or straw and the result can be very beautiful or a blackened mess! Perfected by the Japanese who favoured raku for tea bowls. this exhibition show work by two contemporary potters. Elizabeth Raeburn and Kkeiko I Iasegawa: also New Silverwork by Roger Morris. 7 Aug—2 Sept. Dawn Matthews Until Sat 1 Aug. Coloured etchin is. 0 THE SCOTTISH MINING MUSEUM Lady Victoria Colliery. Newtongrange. Midlothian. 663 7519. Tue—Fri 10am—4.30pm; Sat/Sun Noon—5pm; Thurs late opening 6.30—8pm. Prestongrange (between Prestonpans and Musselburgh ) Tue—Fri 10am—4pm. Sat Sun Noon—5pm. Visitor Centre. Historic Cornish Beam Engine and displays showing coal-mining through the ages. 0 STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557 1 140. Fay Godwin: The Scottish Photographs 1 Aug—5 Sept. Tues—Sun 1 1am—6pm. A much celebrated British photographer. known for her landscapes. Fay Godwin's Scottish work is drawn together for the first time. Illustrated talk by Fay Godwin Lecture Theatre. Royal Botanic Gardens. Inverleith Row. 6 Aug. 7.30pm. Tickets from Gallery £ 1 .75 non-members. £1 .50 members. £1 unwaged. Women Photographers in Britain 1900—1950'1'ue—Sat. noon—6pm. Until 25 July. Part two of a fascinating exhibition ofpioneer female photographers. including Helen Muspratt. Madame Vevonde and Winifred Casson. A video ofthe Channel 4 programmes on the subject will be played throughout the exhibition.

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