Scotland player, Danny McGrain, latest in l

a Series of ‘eminent contemporary Scots‘. . Portrait In Focus: ‘DrAIexanderMonro’ by i I Allan Ramsay Until 23 Jun. One ofthe i‘ famous ‘Monro dynasty‘ of physicians, Alexander Monro was instrumental in founding the Royal Infirmary and thanks

to his work, Edinburgh took over from Leyden as the world centre of medical teaching.

Scottish Photographers Abroad Until 23

J une. Something more than holiday snaps from the country‘s most intrepid I photographers. including wine merchants g in Portugal. Moroccan street scenes and

Ruth Stirling's recent Igloolik series. , I OUEEN’S HALL Clerk Street. Box Office

668 2019. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Cafe. 1 Expressions of Land and Sea Until 1 Jun. ‘Moody and atmospheric‘ paintings the reaction of Rosemary Reid to living in a northern environment after several years in the ‘soft South‘. I RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Church, Blackfriars Street (off 1 High Street). 557 0707. Mon—Sat T 10am—6pm.

David Shilling Until Mon 20 May. This famous designer of hats turns artist in his first exhibition of sculpture-inspired paintings.

The Bryan Montgomery Collection Thurs 23 May—Jun. A collection formed over the decades by the creator of the London and Los Angeles Art Fairs. including Edgar Negret, the Colombian sculptor, and British avant-gardists Keith Milon and John Walker. The exhibition will tour Eastern Europe.

I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN lnverleith Row, 552 7171. Mon-Sat 9am—sunset; Sun Ham—sunset. Cafe. [D].

Living in a Rainlorest Until 13 Dec. A Borneo-style forest house reconstructed in the Botanics' Exhibition Hall and Vanishing Paradise photographs taken

in the Venezuelan rainforest by George Bernard and Stephen Dalton. A History oi Garden Tools Until 16 Jun. ‘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.

I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street, 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.

House Proud: 60 Years oi Conservation Until

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The 165th Royal Scottish Academy . Exhibition, until 29 June. Visitors to i this annual visual jamboree must not I be daunted by the 444 exhibits. The { sculpture hall is so packed that Paul ' i Cosgrove’s assemblage ‘Under Cover ; oi Darkness' seems to be trying to 5 escape: a tin bath monster with surveillance camera eye, metal I antennae and crenulated Iins, ittugs three smaller baths in its wake, each I containing symbols ol industry. Rising j high above this, George Wyllle I l

celebrates ‘Giasgow 1990’ by translating St Mungo’s emblems in simple steel tubing. Jan Hogarth disconcerts by interpreting ‘Traquair l Buttresses’ in woven pine, and like I Fiona Dean and Doug Cooker, drawings. reveal the evolution at their sculpture. I Martin Rayner’s exquisite wooden ‘Horse' laces the balcony lrom which Iain Brady’s papier maché ‘Singing the i Fishing' bulges. ; The exhibition is, however, predominantly oi paintings. Intimate i


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works such as Elizabeth Blackadder’s stlli lite watercolours, or Cat Low's calm seascapes, contrast with work on the scale ol Duncan Shanks, in which landscape Is described In a cascade ol dynamic brush marks and colour. Less naturalistic are Barbara Rae’s urban scenes and landscapes recorded in layers oi richly coloured lmpasto and textured collage. Further abstractions are to be iound in collages by Philip Reeves, and stunning decorative quality in Elspeth Lamb’s colour-soaked paperworks.

The recent trend towards iiguratlve images is rellected in enigmatic paintings by Jimmy Cosgrove, Keith McIntyre and Jack Vettriano as well as the characteristically peopled work ol Sir Robin Philipson, Ian McCulloch and June Redlern.

Much much more deserves a mention including a room devoted to architecture. Visit the RSA; appoint yoursell selector and discover your show within the show. (Sarah Knox)

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18 May. Models, prints and plans which

feature the work of the many notable 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 Jubflee.

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

165th Annual Exhibition ol Painting, Sculpture and Architecture Until 29 Jun. Vibrant display of works by some of

Scotland‘s most talented artists from students to old hands.


E Street. 225 5955. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm;Sat 10am—1pm.

PeterWhite: Paintings Until Wed 29 May. White gives no title to his strange ‘portraits‘ of anonymous, impassive subjects from an undetermined epoch. Thus he preserves an aura ofmystery about them.

James Morrison: Paintings ol the Canadian



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Arctic Until Wed 29 May. Morrison spent three weeks in the Canadian High Arctic last year capturing on canvas the remarkable landscapes ofsome thrillingly remote places.

Anna Lambert: Ceramics Until Wed 29


I SHORE GALLERY 59 Bernard Street, Leith. Mon—Thurs 10.30am—4pm; Sat 10.30am—5pm. Closed Mon 20 May. Photopia 91: Modern and Timeless images Sat 18 May-1 Jun. Photographs by Iain D.

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I STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street, 557 1140. Tue-Sat Ham—5.30pm.

Silent Health: Women, Health and Representation Until Sat 18 May. Four female photographers examine women‘s complex attitudes towards their bodies and their health and suggest, through various photographic means, that for many women , health and ill-health are not biological givens.

I TALBOT RICE GALLERY University of Edinburgh Old College, South Bridge. 667 1011 ext 2211. Tue—Sat 10am—5pm. Ship to Shore: New Paintings by Joyce Calms Until Sat 25 May.

I 369 GALLERY 233 Cowgate. 225 3013. Mon-Sat 10.30am—5.30pm.

Sylvia: Sculpture by Matthew Inglis Until Sat 25 May. Inglis takes everyday objects and materials, altering and juxtaposing them to shift their meaning. The work deals with ‘personal, intellectual, I emotive, political and ritual observations and concerns.‘ No stone unturned.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 Grassmarket, 226 2633. Tue—Sat 11am—10pm; Sun 6—10pm.

Robert Euman: Peopied Patterns Until 9 Jun. A Borders artist who draws on local myths and legends for his paintings. Euman‘s highly coloured paintings are worked in egg tempera - the paint of the Italian Renaissance masters.


I SUMMERLEE HERITAGE TRUST West Canal Street, 0236 31261. Daily 10am—5pm.

‘Dear Happy Ghosts' Until 7 Jun. Over 120 archive photographs from the Glasgow Herald, the Evening News and the Bulletin, covering many aspects of social and political change in Glasgow over the last 92 years.

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I CRAWFORD ARTS CENTRE 93 North Street, 0334 74610. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm; Sun 2—5pm.

Frances Walker Tlree Works Until 9Jun. Large, panoramic landscape paintings. preparatory studies and prints inspired by Walker‘s life on the island ofTiree where, ten years ago, she bought one ofthe island‘s ‘few remaining habitable thatched houses‘.

Jane McArthur. Fabric Collages Until 9Jun. McArthur‘s collages are made from silk which has been starched, spray painted and even burned into required shapes to make three-dimensional shapes.


I ALLAN PARK 23 Allan Park, 07867141 1. i Mon-Sat lOam—Spm: Wed 1(lam—lpm. Gatewaon the Highlands Until 29Jun. Landscape interpretations of Central Scotland by contemporary and 19th

century artists.

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