From a Northern Land/Bho Thir a Tuath, Portfolio Gallery, Edinburgh.

This exhibition marks a collaboration between photographer John Charity and poet Aonghas Macneacall, who writes in Gaelic and translates his work into English. Charity was commissioned by Ross and Cromarty District Council to record aspects of tile in the district, and Macneacail was then commissioned by the gallery to write poems to accompany a selection ol the photographs. The result is a gentle and affectionate look at the lives of the farmers, shepherds,


harp-players, sheep and dogs of the place. The beauty and desolation ot the land comes through without sentimentality (unlike Colin Baxter's work), and the words and the pictures interact to create in the viewer's mind a complex and immediate comprehension of aspects ot daily or yearly routines. A lamb learns how to suck; sun beats oil a tiled root; peat cutters wortr in pouring rain; a couple recover in a bar lrom a pre-weddlng tarring and mudding ritual; telegraph posts mark out the distance along a road. (Hilary Robinson)

94 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 JDF, Tel 031 225 5955

SCOTTISH MYTHS Bellany, Braham, Convery, McIntyre, MaePherson, Urie, Watson

'Classie Plastics' - Contemporary British Jewellery 'Quilt Work' by Stephen Lemencello 29 June - 4 August

Mon-Fri 10ams6pm; Sat lOam-lpm

Mon—Sat 10am—4.30pm and evenings when performances. Cafe.

The Year at the Print Until 28 Jul. Prints by Claire Hellewell

I OBLOMOV11—13 North Bank Street. The Mound. 220 0054. Everyday. 11am—late.

Beasts and Baths Until 25 Jul. Works on paper by printmakers Karen Guthrie and Nina Pope.

I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—4pm.

Brenda Lenaghan st: Recent Paintings 30 Jun—19Jul

Mike Dodd: Ceramics 30 J un—19Jul. Margot Hartley: Jewellery 30 Jun—19Jul.

I PORTFOLIO GALLERY AT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 43 Candlemaker Row. 220 1911. Tue—Sat noon—5.30pm.

From a Northern Land Until 30Jun. Photographs of life in Ross and Cromarty by John Charity. Contact the gallery for details of Working to a Theme. a weekend workshop with John Charity. 7—8Jui. Time A Stone Swedish-born Gunnie Moberg now lives and works in Orkney. Iler cibachrome photographic prints are accompanied by the poetry ofGeorge Mackay Brown.

I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. How to Talte a Portrait Until 16Jul. Portraits from the National Collection of Photography are used to illustrate different approaches to taking a photographic portrait and how they have usurped the painter in recording people's faces for posterity.

Portrait in Focus: Robert Louis Stevenson S Jul-9 Sept.

I QUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street. Box Office 6682019. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Cafe. Scottish Views Until 30 Jun. Edinburgh based architect-painter John Boak‘s artistic interpretation of Scottish scenes includes some new finely painted flower studies.

The Other Ten and Me 1 Jul—4 Aug. Miniature tapestries. work on paper and

felt work by eleven third year students of tapestry at the College ofArt

I RIAS 15 Rutland Square, 229 7545. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm.

The Way We Live Now Until 27 Jul. The RIAS‘ annual housing exhibition and a review of Scottish architects‘current involvement in housing.

I RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Church, Blackfriars Street (off High Street). 557 0707. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.

Makondle Sculpture From the "aide Collection Until 7 Jul. African sculptures. I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN 552 7171. Gardens Mon—Sat lOam—sunset; Sun Ham—sunset. Plant houses and exhibitions (mounted in lnverleith House) Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 11am—5pm.

The Tree ol Lite Until 8 Jul. A South Bank Touring Exhibition for which 1500

; sculptures were submitted. and only a few i were chosen. The Botanics will have eight

sculptures and a variety ofconnected works on show.

I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 6671. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm.

The RSA Annual Exhibition Until 14 Jul. The 164th opportunity to see the RSA‘s Summer exhibition of painting, sculpture and architecture.

I SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE 140 Canongate, 5568136. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.

Display of Scottish contemporary craftwork.

I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street. 225 5955. Mon-Fri lOam—opm; Sat lOam—Ipm.

Scottish Myths 29 J un—4 Aug. Seven leading Scottish artists take an imaginative look at some traditional Scottish myths and invent a few new ones intothe bargain.

Classic Plastics: Jewellery 29 Jun—4 Aug. Steve Lemencello: Textiles 29 J un—4 Aug. I SOLSTICE GALLERY 18a Dundas Street, 557 5227. Mon-Fri llam—Spm, Sat 10am-1pm.



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