the beauty to be discovered in the day-to—day life of a country and its people.‘ I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road, 556 8921 . Mon-Sat IOam-Spm; Sun 2-5pm. [D] Cafe. The gallery’s justly renowned cafe is open Mon-Sat 10.30am—4.30pm; Sun 2.30-4.20pm. The permanent display includes works by Dali, Magritte and Picasso. Andre Derain: The Late \Vorlt Until 26 May. The French artist Andre Derain (1880—1954) is best known for his pre- 1910 brightly-coloured Fauve paintings. But in fact Derain was also a leading exponent of the move away from the avant-garde work of Cubism and Abstraction - a ‘return to order' which characterised French art between the wars. This exhibition of more than a hundred paintings, drawings and prints concentrates on this aspect of Derain‘s work: nudes, still lifes and landscapes in subdued tones which recall Poussin and Corot. I ITALIAN INSTITUTE 82 Nicolson Street, 668 2232. Mon—Fri 10am-5pm. Valero Adami: Worlts on Paper Until Wed 8 May. A man with many artistic feathersto his cap, Adami has made films. written books and exhibited at the Pompidou Centre and the Venice Biennale. I KINGFISHER GALLERY 5 Northumberland Street Lane, 557 5454. Mon—Fri 9.30am—4 . 30pm. David M. Martin RSW RGi: Solo Exhibition Until 17 May. Mainly landscapes and still lifes from an established West of Scotland artist. I LADY STAIR'S HOUSE Lady Stair's Close, Lawnmarket. Mon-Sat 10am—6pm. A celebration of Scotland‘s greatest literary figures — Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson. I MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street, 226 4151. Mon—Fri 9.30am-6pm; Sat 10am—1pm. An Artist's Map oi Scotland Until Sat 11 May. Annual topographical exhibition of Scottish landmarks 1800—1940, including 80 watercolours by Samuel Holden. I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street, 225 2424. Mon-Sat 10am—6pm. The best days of your life? Toys, videos and various kids’ bits and pieces shed some light on how it was for everyone else. Now including an exhibition on Meccano cars. I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound, 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Sunshine and Shadow: The David Scott Collection at Victorian Paintings Until 2 Jun. A collector with a special affection for high Victorian art, David Scott was one of a rare breed of art lovers who claimed never to buy a picture as an investment, ‘but solely because I liked it and wanted to own it and live with it‘. This collection includes works by Millais, Dyce and Sandys. Etchings by D.Y. Cameron Until 30] mt. Highly prolific, though fastidious in his insistence on quality, Cameron produced more than 500 plates between the late 18805 and the early 1930s, a period during which etching gained a popularity unparalleled in later years. I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George IV Bridge 226 4531. Mon-Fri 9.30am-8.30pm; Sat 9.30am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. George Mackie Until 2 Jun. One of the leading graphic artists of this century attempts to explain the ‘invisible art‘ of book-binding and the emotional and intellectual considerations that go with it. BooltArts-Art Books: The Book as ArtForm Until 2 Jun. Billed as a ‘cheeky’ juxtaposition with the Mackie exhibition, this is a collection of works examiningthe frontier where Art means Book. Produced by the French community in Belgium at the turn of the century and within the last ﬁfteen years, the works include modern poems illustrated by Dali, Ernst and Giacometti.
A History at Garden Tools at the Royal Botanic Garden
I NETHERDOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street, 5569579. Mon—Sat 10am—4.30pm. The Preacher and the Goldsmith: John Knox House1490-1990 Tue 7—31 May. £1 (£1 ; child 50p). The newly refurbished Netherbow takes a look at the last 500 years of its next-door neighbour.
I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm, Sat 10am—4pm.
William Bimie RSW: From Sablet to Seguret. Jack Cunningham: Jewellery.
Early 20th Century Woodculs.
Philomena Pretsell: Going Solo-Ceramics If the world were a fairer place, everyone would own at least one of Philomena Pretsell'steapots. . .
From Sat 11—30 May:
Joan Gillespie: Recent Works.
Jane Butler-Cole: Recent Ceramics.
Linda McVeigh: Jewellery.
I PORTFOLIO GALLERY 43 Candlemaker Row, 220 191 1 . Tue—Sat noon—5.30pm. Eitan Lee Al: Duoted Images Sat 4 May—1 Jun. After the Creation oflsrael in 1948, the Israeli government published two albums of photographs, The Immigrants' Album and Ten Years of Israel to establish a photographic history for the country and forge a national identity for its inhabitants. In his large-scale colour works, Eitan Lee Al reflects on the profound inﬂuence these images had on him as a child.
I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street, 556 8921 . Mon—Sat 1()am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Portrait in Focus: ‘DrAlexander Monro’ by Allan Ramsay Until 23 Jun. One of the famous ‘Monro dynasty‘ of physicians, Alexander Monro was instrumental in setting up the Royal lnfirmary and thanks to his work, Edinburgh took over from Leyden as the world centre ofmedical teaching.
Scottish Photographers Ahmad Until 23 June. Something more than holiday snaps from the country‘s most intrepid photographers.
I OUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street. Box Office 6682019. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Cafe. Flags tor the Land oi the Prisoneroi Conscience Until 5 May. A collection of bold and colourful banners featuring the faces of prisoners of conscience as well as some paperworks on the theme of ﬂags— all the creation of tapestry-maker, Joanne Soroka.
Expressions oi Land and Sea Mon 6 May-1 Jun. ‘Moody and atmospheric‘ paintings— the reaction of Rosemary Reid to livingin a northern environment after several years in the ‘soft South‘.
I RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Church. Blackfriars Street (off
High Street), 557 0707. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
Margaret Gardiner- Thomas Merton: A Correspondence Until Fri 3 May. An American Cistercian monk and acclaimed writer, Merton struck up a correspondence with Gardiner after signing a full-page condemnation ofthe Vietnam war placed by her in The Times. Tomasz Paclewski Until Fri 3 May. A Polish printmaker in the European Humanist tradition, Paclewski weds technical style to a deep sense of compassion — all with a specifically Polish dimension.
David Shilling Sun 5—20 May. This famous designer of hats turns artist in hisfirst
165th Annual Exhibition oi Painting, Sculpture and Architecture Until 29Jun. Vibrant display of works by some of Scotland’s most talented artists.
I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street, 225 5955. Mon—Fri 10am-6pm; Sat
exhibition of sculpture-inspired paintings. I THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN lnverleith Row, 552 7171. Mon—Sat 9am—sunset; Sun llam-sunset. Cafe. [D]. Living in a Rainlorest Until 13 Dec. A Borneo-style forest house, containing many south-east Asian artefacts, reconstructed in the Botanics‘ Exhibition
Vanishing Paradise Until 13 Dec. Stunning photographs taken in the Venezuelan rainforest by George Bernard and
A History at Garden Tools Until 16Jun. ‘An excursion into horticultural history' — exhibits include a 17th century watering pot and a 19th century glass cucumber straightener. as well as some very amusing advertising material. Promises to enthral. I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm. House Proud: 60 Years oi Conservation Until 18 May. Models, prints and plans which
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. architects employed by the NationalTrust for Scotland over the years. including detailed description of four major conservation projects. One of a series of events marking the NTS Diamond
Taking Shape: The Structure of Clothes A new permanent exhibition tracing the development of Western clothes from shapeless shifts to tailored suits.
I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound, 225 6671. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun
Peter White: Paintings Tue 7—29 May. White gives no title to his strange ‘portraits‘ of anonymous, impassive
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