Until 12 January

Singer Songwriter

J ONT MITCHELL is also a talented artist

DIARY OF A DECADE is an exhibition of 28 of

her more recent works

Until 31 January VIVIEN ALEXANDER RECENT PAINTINGS by an Edinburgh artist


Historic paintings

and photographs

Until 19 January GET KNITTED A century of Hand Knitting

Until 19 January WORKING LIVES Images of People at

work in Scotland

in the 1980's

City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 lDE

ADMISSION FREE FULL DISABLED ACCESS OPEN MONDAY - SATURDAY 10am - 5pm (Closed 25,26 December & 1,2,3 January)

ambitious figure paintings and drawings have won him international acclaim over the last ten years. This is th‘e‘first major retrospective of his work and there will be an introductory tour. lasting 30 minutes. at 3pm on 20 and 27 Dec.

Exhibition Trail Thurs 27. 11.30am. A workshop/tour around the current exhibition: with refreshments. For children of eight upwards, tickets 50p.

I GALERIE MIRAGES Raeburn Place. 315 2603. Tue—Fri 10.30am—4.30pm: Sat 10am—5pm. Closed 25. 26. 30. 31 Dee and 1.2 Jan.

Gills trom the East Until 31 Dec. Specially selected gifts from around the world, including pots. boxes. textiles and silver jewellery.

Annual Sale 3—26 Jan. Take your sleeping-bag down to Stockbridge and be first in line.

I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. [D] Cafe. Closed 25.26.31 Dec and 1.2 Jan.

The gallery’s justly renowned cafe is open Mon—Sat 10.30am—4.30pm; Sun 2.30—4.20pm.

The gallery’s permanent display includes a recently purchased work by Edouard Vuillard and three new works of

. Surrealism by Picabia. Magritte and


Howard Hodgkin Until 24 Feb. One of Britain‘s foremost artists. Hodgkin is distinguished by the vitality and richness of colour and texture in his work. This exhibition concentrates on his smaller pictures. many ofthem painted in the 1980s. and will also be shown in Barcelona and Dublin.

I GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 15 Scotland Street. 556 6020. Tue—Fri 10am—5pm: Sat 10am—1pm.

Powertry Until 26 Jan. Rogelio Lopez

Cue nca‘s work exploits our susceptibility to the SIOgans which form part ofour environment. by using letters from famous logos and typescripts in his ‘poem‘ artworks.

I HANOVER FINE ART 22a Dundas Street. 556 2181. Mon-Fri 10am—6pm: Sat 10am—4pm. Closed 6—18January.

Small Paintings tor Christmas Until 5 Jan. A mixed exhibition ofover 150 works by around 50 gallery artists. including oils. watercolours and pastels; also sculpture. woodcarvings. textiles and prints.

I HDLYROOD HOUSE Canongatc. 556 1096. Mon-Sat 9.30am—3.45pm.

Windsor in Watercolour Until 16 Mar. From the Royal Collection. 32 drawings and watercolours by Thomas and Paul Sandhy. including many oftheir finest Windsor watercolours.

I HUNTLY HOUSE MUSEUM (‘anongate. 557 2480. Mon—Sat 10—5pm

Dear Mr Gorbachev Until 28 Jan. A selection of the many thousands of letters. including one from Paul McCartney. written during the last few years ofGorby fever.

I THE ITALIAN INSTITUTE 82 Nicolson Street. 668 2232. Mon-Fri 10am—5pm. No exhibitions at present.

I KINGFISHER GALLERY Northumberland Street Lane. 557 5454. Tue-Sat 10am—4.30pm; Sat 10am—1pm.

Donald Hamilton Fraser New Paintings Until 22 Dec. An accomplished painter and art historian. Fraser‘s many and varied works are exhibited in collections all over the world. since 1977 he has worked in screenprint.

Thereafter gallery closed until mid-January.

I MALCOLM lNNES GALLERY 67 George Street. 226 4151. Mon—Fri 9.30am-6pm: Sat 10am-~1pm.

Christmas Exhibition Until 22 Dec. Mixed

' exhibition of work by contemporary


No further exhibitions planned.

I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Closed 25. 26. 31 Dec and 1.2 Jan.

Turner Watercolours 3—31 Jan. Annual exhibition of the 38 watercolours left to the gallery by Henry Vaughan in 1900. la 1988 the collection was increased by the acquisition of twenty vignettes. designed as illustrations for Moxon’s edition ofthc Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell and the gallery has also recently acquired a watercolour of the Bell Rock Lighthouse. commissioned in 1819 by its designer. Robert Stevenson.

Centenary Display lrom Hospitaltield Until 13 Jan. Paintings. sculpture and furniture from the collection of Patrick Allan Fraser.

I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George IV Bridge 226 4531. Mon—Fri 9.30am—8.30pm; Sat 9.30am-5pm; Sun Z—5pm.

Lairds, Libraries and Lullabies Until 10 Mar. Marking the Diamond Jubilee ofthc National Trust Scotland. an exhibition of the Trust's book treasures. along with portraits. silver. ceramics. furniture and toys. reveals the lifestyles ofthc lairdsand their families in some ofScotland‘s country houses over the past 400 years. Story-telling sessions are from 4—4.30pm every Thursday. except 27 Dec and 3 Jan. I NETHERBOW 43 l ligh Street. 5569579. Mon-Sat 10am—--l.30pm and evenings when performances. Cafe.

A Christmas Handset Until 22 Dec. Delicate. finely-worked prints and etchings by (‘athy ()utram.

Still Lite. Still Exploring limit 22 Dec. Jim

King marks the end of his Netherbow

Howard Hodgkin. National Gallery of Modern Art. Edinburgh.

58Thc List 21 December 1990— lUJanuary1991

residency with a show of his own and students' recent work.

Sire Until 22 Dec. Prints by Lesley _ Dignon.

The Netherbow will then be closed until 21 March for refurbishment.

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

On a Small Scale Until 24 Dec. Contemporary Scottish paintings. Veronica Polyhank: Recent Jewellery Until 24Jan.

Robert Austin 1895—1973: Etchings and Engravings Until 24 Jan.

I PORTFOLIO GALLERY 43 Candlemakcr Row. 220 191 l . Tue —Sat noon -5.30pm. Jean-Philippe Charbonnier Until 22 Dec. From China in the 50s and Moscow in the depths of the (‘old War. to his immediate environment of Paris in the 70s. (.‘harbonnier‘s work documents the transformation of societies since 1945. Next exhibition. Bert Hardy. starts lZJan. Workshops for beginners and experienced photographers start in Jan. (‘ontact the gallery for details.

I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Stilt 2-5pm. New Scottish Photography 1 Intil 161 an 1991. Bringingtogether the work of seventeen contemporary photographers. this exhibition aims to demonstrate the vital part photography has played in the recent resurgence of Scottish culture. Work ranges from straight black and white shots to an inventive synthesis ofpainting. sculpture. photography and words. Dynasty: The Royal House at Stewart. Permanent exhibition.

I QUEEN’S HALL ( 'lcrk Street. Box Office 6682019. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm. Cafe. AVery ParticularTaIent Until 23 Dec. Paintings and drawings by Jane 1 lyslop. who at 23 has already won nine major awards for her work.

Nancy Henderson: More Work 4 Jan——-2 Feb. ‘WelI-drawn. bold and erotic‘ imagesof the human form.

I RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Church. Blackfriars Street (off High Street). 557 0707. Mon-Sat I0am~~6pm. (‘loscd 25—2 Jan.

All exhibitions on throughoutian.

The Many Faces of Richard Demarco.

Works By the Sisters oi the Carmelite Monastery, Duiddenham.

Edna Whyte: Drawings of Luing.

Burns. Beuys and Beyond An exploration of the artist's role as social critic and visionary. focusing on the poet and artist as personified by Burns and German avant-garde artist Joseph Bettys.

TWO Hungarian Artists Works by Pal (ierber and Adam Balint.

I ROYAL INCORPORATION OF ARCHITECTS IN SCOTLAND l5 Rutland Square. 229 75-15. Mon -l-’ri 9.30am-5pm. (‘loscd 24 Dec 3.12m.

ArchitectArtists I 'ntil llJan. Iixhibition and sale of paintings.

I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND (‘hambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat 1(lam- 5pm; Stilt 2 -5pm.

SDA Crafts Fellowship lintil 31 Jan. 'l‘iin Brameld's award-winning design for a clock. on display for the first time.

The Work 01 Angels that to Feb. (‘eltie masterpieces from the 6th— 9th centuries AI). including secular and ecclesiastical metalwork and casts of several important sculpture stones. Professor lirnst Kit/.inger will talk about Form and Function in Early Medieval Art in Britain and Ireland 3 Jan 7.30pm

Miss Crowtord Collects limit 28 Feb. In Feb 1990 Miss (‘rowford left to the museuma large collection ofcostumc jewellery and china. glass. plastic and shelidccorations. as well as other objects she collected when she retired trom her job as a typist and took up travelling. lIer legacy. and the meticulous record of her expenditure. now form an important part of the museum‘s collection of 20th century items.

Pots Not At The Pans Until 1 Mar.