I EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP AND GALLERY 23 Union Street, 557 2479. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.

From this Green Earth Until 15 Jun. ‘Personal and lyrical‘ prints by Alfons Bytautas, Michael McVeigh and other artists who have drawn inspiration from a particular landscape over the years.

I FILMHOUSE Lothian Road, 228 2688. Mon—Sat noon—1 1pm; Sun 630—] lpm. Alterthe Rains Sat 1—28 Jun. An exhibition of animation art-work from the film of the same name. a‘contemporary myth' about the social consciences. environment issues and surviving.

I FINE ART SOCIETY 137 George Street. 220 6370. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm; Sat 10am—1pm.

Duncan Shanks: Aspects oi the Clyde Valley Sat 1—25 Jun. A quiet and reclusive painter intrigued by the countryside which surrounds his home in the Clyde Valley and which inspires his oil, acrylic and watercolour paintings.

I FLYING COLOURS GALLERY 35 William Street, 225 6776. Tue—Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 10am— 1 pm.

Sylvia Woodcock-Clarke Until 26 Jun. A new collection of oils and drawings which provide a ‘witty and perceptive‘ look at Cypriot life.

I THE FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent, 225 5366. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm; Sat 9.30am-l .30 pm. Prix Niepce1955-1990 Until 7 Jun. A retrospective exhibition of past winners of the Niepce prize which some call the Booker Prize for photography— presenting a panorama ofcontemporary French photography.

I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road, 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. [D] Cafe. The gallery's justly renowned cafe is open Mon—Sat 10.30am—4.300m; Sun 2.30—4.20pm.

Ernst Wilhelm Nay: Paintings and Drawings 1928-1968 Sat 8 Jun—21 Jul. A central figure in the development of abstract art in post-war Germany, this is the first major retrospective of Nay's work in Britain, showing his progression from the Expressionist paintings of the 19305 to the development of a more personal, abstract style. Declared ‘degenerate‘ by the German authorities in 1937, Nay was prevented from showing his work for some years. Nevertheless. he went on to create some of his most exuberant, memorable worksin the 1950s.

I GAYFIELD GALLERY 77A Broughton Street. 556 2553. Mon-Fri 11am-6pm; Sat 2—4pm. -

Paintings by Kilp Until 15 Jun. Mixed media paintings by Scottish artist Alan Kilpatrick. recently returned to Edinburgh after six years abroad in America. Asia and tropical London.

I GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 15 Scotland Street, 556 6020. Tue—Fri lllam—Spm; Sat 10am—1pm.

The Intelligence oi Drawing Until 22 Jun. Ten artists with varying approaches to the art of filling up blank spaces.

I HANOVER FINE ART 22A Dundas Street. 5562181. Mon-Fri 10.30am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm.

Valery Bochkov: Watercolours. Drawings and Airbrush Works Until 18 Jun. Welcome return of a much vaunted Moscow artist. Liisl Adamson: Wood and Stone Sculpture Until 18 Jun.

Mixed Exhibition by Gallery Artists Until 18


I KINGFISHER GALLERY 5 Northumberland Street Lane. 557 5454. Mon—Fri 9.30am—4 . 30pm.

Mixed Show by Gallery Artists Until Fri 14 Jun.

I LADY STAIR'S HOUSE Lady Stairs Close, Lawnmarket. Mon—Sat 10am-6pm.

A celebration of Scotland‘s greatest literary figures Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.

I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street, 225 2424. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.


Prix Niepce 1955-1990, French Institute, Edinburgh, until Fri 7 Jun. Soon aiter he developed the first permanent photograph in 1826, Joseph-Nicephore Niepce passed the baton to Daguerre whose ingenuity set photography on its way. in 1955 the Prlx Niepce was created as a kind oi homage to the inventor. Awarded annually, the prize is open to any aspiring or established proiesslonal photographer under the age oi iorty and living in France.

As a retrospective, this exhibition is by nature eclectic. Though curator Rene Cambier tailed to persuade every recipient to take part, enough are represented to make this a sweeping coflecnon.

There is a deiightiully ambiguous photograph by Jean Garet (1964). A young couple, the woman in a mini skirt, are canoodling as they watch a cruise ship that might be docking or else preparing to set sail. Three paces behind them stand an old couple, apart and hunched. Hand pressed against her side, the old woman is staring at the young lovers with envy or disapproval or maybe both.

‘Portugese Girl' by Jean Dieuzaiole

Always the aim is to engage, even it that means to shock. A photograph by Thierry Girard (1984) leaps out lrom the others in the main room. Against a rocky landscape that is slightly blurred, a woman with strong hands gathers up her loose garment so that one breast is showing. Her head is outside the picture.

There is, oi course,the usual smattering at old iavourites like wizened Peruvians squatting in clay huts or earnest Orthodox Jews tottering about in the streets oi Jerusalem. Yet such images survive as popular cliches tor the simple reason that their power to evoke does not wear oii. They are just as alluring the hundredth time around.

Cambier rightly reiers to the exhibition as a panorama. The photographs have been taken over 35 years and throughout the world. Black and white is the stock-and-trade but there is also a handiul oi colour works, including a couple oi National Geographic-type nature shots. There is, however, no theme. The Prlx Niepce has never been about telling people

, how to respond. (Carl Honorel





Liisi Adamson : Sculpture Gallery Artists : Mixed Show

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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 In for a Penny Until Sat 8 Jun. Attractive

and ingenious money boxes dating back to ' 1880 and money-related games. including '

an ancient set of‘Monopoly‘.

I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound, 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.

Recent acquisitions include Studies of Paws, the first drawing by Leonardo da Vinci (1452—1519) to enter a Scottish collection.

Drawings and Watercolours trom the National Monuments Record at Scotland Until 28 July. Set up during the Second World War, the Monuments Record's briefwas to make an emergency survey of Scotland's historical buildings, in case they were destroyed by bombs. Fifty years on, the archive has been greatly enriched by collecting and donations. The earliest topographical drawing dates back to the late 17th century, other drawings feature designs for castles, kirks, mills and lighthouses.

Sunshine and Shadow: The David Scott Collection oi Victorian Paintings Until 2 Jun. A collector with a special affection

for high Victorian art. David Scott claimed never to buy a picture as an investment. ‘but solely because I liked it and wanted to own it and live with it'. Etchings by D.Y. Cameron Until 3(lJun. Highly prolific. though fastidious in his insistence on quality. Cameron produced more than 500 plates between the late 1880s and the early 1930s. a period during

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