(actually very fine embroidery) and engravings are of peacock-like birds and architectural fantasies.

Recent Works 1—17 May. A jointexhibition by Margaret Ballantyne. Enid Foote Watts and Margaret Montgomery with ceramics by Ericka Kinncar also on display.

I ITALIAN INSTITUTE 82 Nicolson Street. 668 2232. Mon 2—5pm. Tue 9am-5pm. Wed 2-7pm. Thurs 9am—5pm. Fri 9am—2pm.

NUOVA XILOGRAFIA Until 20 May. Two wood engravers from Turin. Gianfranco Schialvino and Gianni Verna show their particular approach to nature through the poetic and graphic possibilities offered by theirtraditional medium. On 21 Aprilthc two artists will give a lecture on the exhibition.

The Horatio Brown Lecture 26 April. 5.15pm. Dr Peter llumfrey gives an illustrated talk on Venetian Art and History in the William Robertson Building. Room 8. University of Edinburgh.

I KINGFISHER GALLERY Northumberland Street Lane. 557 5-354. Mon-Sat 1(lam-4.3I)pm.Sat anm—lpm.

Danish Art Until 6 May. Twoleading Danish artists. Gunleis Grube and Borge Wernonch. bring their very different styles together. Wernoneh‘s work is graphic construetionism making use ofair brush. while Grube is at the opposite end of the spectrum with a painterly approach more akin to Bacon. I KIRKLISTON LIBRARY Station Road. 333 3899. Mon—Fri 9am—8.3tipm; Sat 9am- 1 pm. Niddrie Castle Display Until 24 May. Restoration on Niddrie Castle. near Winchburgh. began in 1985 andthis exhibition details the archeological and conservation work that has taken place there as well as giving an insight intothe castle's history. Niddrie. which was home to Mary Queen ofScots after she left Loch Leven Castle. will be open to the public every Sunday between May and September and is said to be well worth a visit.

Action For Birds Week 29 April—6 May. A must for militant sparrows.

I MCDONALD ROAD LIBRARY McDonald Road. 556 563i). Mon-—Fri 9am—8.3llpm; Sat 9am- 1pm.

Multicultural Fair 24~29 April. Books and cultures from around the world. Illustrations and Islands 27 April . 7 . 30pm. Mairi lledderwick discusses her work. See also Open listings.

I MALCOLM lNNES GALLERY 67 George Street. 226 4151. Mon—Fri 9.30am—6pm; Sat lllam—lpm.

An Artist's Map oi Scotland Until 29 April. A topographical exhibition ofoil paintings. watercolours and prints in a gallery whose speciality is Scottish landscape. sporting and natural history paintings.


Gracella Iturbide, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh and Hair of the Dog, Porttolio Gallery, Edinburgh. ‘When a woman was ready to give birth, her relatives would go into the hut and begin drawing animal Iigures on the floor, continuously rubbing them out as soon as they were drawn. The ligure that was being drawn at the moment of birth would become the child's second ego.’ So says one oi the illuminating quotations displayed alongside the Mexican photographs currently on show at Stills Gallery. It is appropriate because intermingled with Gracella lturbide’s fascinating images of the people otJuchitan are all manner of creatures: dogs, hens, crabs, iguana, goats and lizards. Animals are an intrinsic part at the landscape and a vital element in the character of these photographs. Iturblde takes an honest look at the community of Juchitan and reports back on all its human variety. Wandering round the exhibition we pick up a lull sense of Mexican lite; the friendship and the tears, the traditions and the religion, and the moments ‘when happiness turns to sorrow’.

At the Portiolio Gallery animals play an even more central role. Joeharri Lee, a young Glasgow-based

photographer, has put together a small and endearing exhibition of dog portraits. He avoids the inherent danger of producing twee pictures that appeal only to sentiment and captures instead the character and personality at his subjects. Canine alertness, exuberance, energy and rest are all represented against backgrounds that make the dogs seem an integral part of the landscape. A dalmation’s spots appear to cover the field over which it is running and two sleeping dogs lie on top oi a zebra skin to make a collage oi tur. (Mark Fisher).

I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921. Mon—Sat Ilium—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.

Drawings by the Runciman: Until 26April. Alexander and John Runciman were



See the best ofGlasgow‘s young artists in Edinburgh! THE LIGHTHOUSE STUDIO

Brian Cairns - Joseph Davie - Simon Laurie ‘More fishy tales‘ Oils. Prints, Watercolours, Charcoal Drawings

Until 10 May, Tues—Sat 11am—6pm 54 Constitution Street. Leith. Edinburgh 031 553 4536

probably the most original draughtsmen in

Scotland in the 18th century. This isa

selection of their work from the national


Dutch and Flemish Landscape Drawings Until 26 April. 17th century works inthc northern landscape tradition which was

developed in Ilaarlcm around that time.

Artists like van (ioyen. van Ruisdale and llobbema are represented.

AView olJedburgh L'ntil l6Julv. The purchase of a masterpiece of English watercolour painting was recently announced by the National Gallery . This view of Jedburgh was painted by Thomas (iirtin ( 1755— 1802) who died at the age of 37 and is now recognised as a major watercolourist. He was a friend of Turner and this particular painting dates from 1800. (iirtin's‘ two studies of the y iew and other [inglish watercolours are on display tocomplement the new painting. The acquisition comes about thanks in nosmall part to grants from various charitable trusts.

Scottish Rural Life l7ntil l6July. In the early 19th century many Scottiin artists sought inspiration from low life subjects and two such painters are exhibited here.

ln tandem James llowe ( 1780—1836) and Walter Geikie ( 1795- 1837) provide a glimpse ofeveryday Scottish life in their time.

I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George 1V Bridge. 226 4531. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am— 1pm: Sun 2pm—5pm.

Exhibition room closed until July when an exhibition which celebrates the Library's 300th birthday will open.

I NETHERBOW 43 High Street. 556 9579. Mon—Sat lt)am—-4.3tlpm and evenings when performances. (‘afe.

Recent Paintings Until 29 April. Landscape watereolours by Arbroath born Meeda Inglis who is attracted in particular to the light and shade ofold weathered stone. Inglis comes from a family of painters and has taught in Dublin and Edinburgh.

Small Tapestries Until 29 April. Natural and man-made materials are combined in the tapestries of(‘arol Marples. an Edinburgh (‘ollege of Art graduate whose work has been seen everywhere from Australia to the (.‘ity Art Centre.

A Vision of SuItering and Salvation .L27 May. Recent paintings and drawings by Alan Wilson.

I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 ('umberland Street. 557 11121). NIUn-I'Tl ll)am—6pm.Sat lilam—4pm.

Five Women Artists 22 April-i 1 May. Paintings by Joan (iillespie. Joan Renton (RSW) and (‘ynthia Wall (RSW). and ceramics by Hilary l-‘lexen and Anne Hughes.

The Kisu Collection and Wireworits Until 11 May. An intriguing sounding display of jewellery by Fran Allison.

I PORTFOLIO GALLERY AT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 43 (‘andlemaker Row. 22(1 1911. Wed-Sat l 1am-— 5.30pm.

Hair olthe Dog [Inti129 April. Anoriginal and ironic study of dogs by Glasgow photographer Joehari Lee.

Shadow ol Heaven 4. 27 May. Edinburgh-based photographer Patricia MacDonald is so captivated by the Scottish landscape that she flies up in aeroplanes to take pictures of it. This is her first one-woman show and is toured by the Photographers (iallery in London. Workshops (‘ontact the gallery soon for details about prices and availability of these and other workshops:

A One Day Introduction to Photography 22 April. lilam -5prn. An intensive one day workshop for beginners with little time to spare.

Basic Lighting and Exposure 7 May.

I lam ~5pm. An opportunity to learn basic lighting technique. using accessible artificial light sources and natural light. This workshop looks at simple approaches to both portraiture and still life.and includes practice in correct use of exposure meters.

An Introduction to Photography 1 l May—8 June. A new five week course forabsolute beginners and those w ho want to refresh their memories.

Cibachrome Printing 21 May. 11am— 5pm. This workshop w ill demonstrate how to select and transform your slides into colour prints.

I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon Sat Illamfipm; SunZ— 5pm. Dld Closes and Streets of Glasgow Until 7 July. Between 1868 and 1871 Thomas Annan compiled a photographic record of (ilasgow 's old city around the High Street and Saltmarket. He had been specially commissioned to take the photographs before a substantial programme ofslum clearance was put into action. The result is a celebrated collection of images of poverty and oyer-crow drug. but alsoot strikingbeauty.

I PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 l'nion Street. 557 247‘). Mon— Sat

lilam 5..”illpm.

The SDII Machine l7nti129April. Paintings. prints and sculptures including [curs of Steel and Victoria which explore women's desire for physical perfection.

DO The List 21 April -4 May 1989