artist whose work was influenced by early Dutch landscape artists and the Barbizon School. Murray was a fashionable and popular artist in the period after World War One.
I CANONGATE TOLBOOTH Royal Mile. 225 2424. Mon—Sat 1(1am—6pm.
The People's Story The museum relates the story ofthe people of Edinburgh. told in their own words and through photographs and re-created tableattx.
I EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
1 George Square. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm. Ornithological Illustration Until 31 Aug.
3 Including John James Audubon‘s Birds Of
America and the illustrated bird booksof John Could. I FINE ART SOCIETY 137 George Street.
22116371). Mon—Fri 9.3(iam—5.3(ipm: Sat
Gwen John (1876-1939): Works on Paper Until 7 Sept. 35 watercolours. drawings and gouaches which continue the critical re-evaluation of this passionate. reclusive artist. Lavery's Bridge at Grez 1883 Until 7 Sept. An early masterpiece by Sir John Lavery ( 1856—194] ) of the Glasgow School. lost until recently. gets its first showingin Scotland. where it is hoped that the painting will eventually find a permanent home. I FLYING COLOURS GALLERY 35 William Street. 225 6776. Tue—Fri ilam—6pm: Sat Iliam-lpm. James Fullarton: Recent Works Until 4 Sept. A highly acclaimed Scottish Neo-Colourist. Fullarton’s new works are landscapes and seascapes. often painted on the west coast. in ‘exemplary Colourist tradition'. I FREEMASON'S HALL 96 George Street. 2265257. Mon—Sat 9am—6pm. The Best of the Rest Until 31 Aug. Someof the best designs from the 337(lsubmissions for this year's Fringe competition. all the work of Scotland's artistic school children. I HUNTLY HOUSE MUSEUM 142 Canongate. 225 2424. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. A restored 16th century mansion. and the city‘s principal museum of local history. Head Lines Mon 26 Aug—5 Oct. A history of hair care in Edinburgh. from the late 18th century to the present day. I KINGFISHER GALLERY 5 Northumberland Street Lane. 557 5454. Mon—Fri 9.30am—430pm. Impressions of Scotland Until 31) Aug. FIVC Scottish artists — Alison Dunlop. James Spence. Gordon Wyllie. Duncan McLeod and Bill Wright - laud the mountains. glens. villages and lochs oftheir home-land. I LADY STAIR'S HOUSE Lady Stair‘s Close. Lawnmarkct. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
Marc Chagaii‘s Good Morning Over Paris at Printmakers Workshop. Edinburgh
. 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.
The best days of your life? Toys. videos and various kids' bits and pieces shed some light on how it was for everyone else.
; Nowincludingan exhibition on Meccano cars.
Looking Wider Still: The Story of the Scottish Ranger Guides Until 16 Sept. A special exhibition. marking the 75th anniversary
ofthe Scottish Rangers and including 1 flags. uniforms. photographs and film.
I NETHERBDW ARTS CENTRE 43 High
Street. 556 9579. Mon—Sat 1()am—4.3()pm. The Preacher and the Goldsmith Until 31
Aug. Admission £1.2(lw£1 50p. Exhibition ’
about next-door-neighbour John Knox House 1490—1991).
I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon-Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—4pm.
Mar] Bond: Paintings Until 5 Sept. Contemporary British Sculpture Until 5 Sept.
I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. [D]. Cafe.
Scotland's bonniest and beastliest
monarchs. politicians. writers and artists— 1 not to mention the footballers — and a very .
fine cafe. to boot. I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 6671. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm: Sun
2—5pm. 1 James Giles: Watercolours Until 31 Aug. A
series of watereolours of the castles of Aberdeenshire by the Victorian artist who
', was also Ilighland landscape artist to
'; I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George
Street. 225 5955. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—1pm.
SirWilliam Gillies (1898-1973) Until 4 Sept. In conjunction with Bourne Fine Art. an exhibition of oil paintings by the famous Scottish artist who developed a
ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN -
reputation for on-the-spot landscape-painting.
The Edinburgh School Until 4 Sept. A complementary exhibition of works by artists of the same school as Gillies- Redpath. MacTaggart. Thomson. Philipson. Beaton. Moodie and others. Class CI '91 Until 4 Sept. Works by recent graduates from Scotland‘s art schools. including Paul (‘assidy. Karen Guthrie. Fergus Mel Iardy and Lorna Robertson. James Campbell: New Work Until 4 Sept. Simple ceramic vessels. enriched with painted decoration. Campbell's imagery draws on areas in the north ofScotland
much of a rather solitary childhood.
I SHORE GALLERY 59 Bernart Street. Leith. Mon—Sat 10.30am—5pm. The Pursuit oi Happiness Encountersthe Roosterlrom Hell Until 31 Aug. Drawings and sculpture by Scottish-born and trained artist Meg Walker who now lives and works in rural Vermont. USA.
I SOLSTICE GALLERY 18a Dundas Street. 557 5227. Mon—Fri 11am—5pm: Sat 10am—1pm.
A Contrast 01 Styles: Paintings byJoan Renton and Jack Vettriano Until 31 Aug. Works by two artists ofwildly differing styles: Renton's work is nature-orientated and tending towards the abstract: Vettriano is meticulous. people-based and profoundly nostalgic.
AROUND THE WORLD
I THE DANISH CULTURAL INSTITUTE 3 Doune Terrace. 225 7189. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm.
Ruth Malinowslti: Tapestries Until 31lAug. A craftswoman of irrepressible creativity and imagination. for whom ethnology. texture and purity of image are essential ingredients.
I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 229 931 1. Daily lllam—5pm. Restless Shadows: Japanese Fibreworks Until 31) Aug. Twenty-seven sculptures by
ADMISSION £2.00, (:oN(:t~:ssioNs £1.00
nine artists in wood. paper. silk and rope» all new work from Japan. at the start ofa UK tour.
Afghan Artifacts Until 1 Sept. l-‘rom Iiastern expert. Guri le Riche.
I THE FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph
Crescent. 225 5366. Mon~l"ri 9.311am—5.31lpm; Sat 9.3tiam—l .311 pm. Babara la Mode Until 31) Aug. Top Parisian designers give Babar and Celeste. King and Queen of (‘elestevillc. a new look. from haute couture to avant-gardc. The revamped couple are placed in a variety of miniature theatres. from a typical Montmartre cafe. to a ehiegallery
in the Bastille. complete with itsown , mini-exhibition. The sets were designed in Paris by three teams of top artists and
I ITALIAN INSTITUTE 82 Nicolson Street. 668 2232. Mon—Fri Ilium—5pm (closed l—3pm)
Eugenio Carmi Until 27 Sept. Watercolours
andaquatints. i I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND : George I\' Bridge 226 4531. Mon—Fri
9.30am—8.3()pm; Sat 9.311am—5pm: Sun 2—5 m.
The Italian Scots Until 31 Oct. (‘oinciding with the launch of .\'I.S's new archive on the history of Italian Scots. this exhibition
looks at Italians' relationship with and western Wales. places where he spent 5
Scotland. from their arrival here in the 19th century — when many families created catering businesses now famous in Scotland — to the problems they faced
when. on the outbreak of World War II. ' they were classified as ‘enemy aliens”. and
on to their reviving fortunesand contribution to modern society.
I QUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street. 668 3456. Mon—Sat 1(lam—5pm (later when a performance is on); Sun noon—late.
A Russian Renaissance Until 31 Aug. Ceramics and works in a variety ofmedia.
including traditional Soviet techniques. as
well as fine. hand-painted Russian dolls and Iacquerwork eggs from the Tartar city of Kazan.
I RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Church. Blackfriars Street (off High Street). 557117117. Mon—Sat 11am—6pm
Pentagonale Plus Until 31 Aug. Inspired by the Italian'sgovernment's ‘pentagonale' political. economic and cultural policy - which aimed to sweeten relations between Italy. Yugoslavia. Hungary. Austria and Czechoslovakia ~ this ambitious and imaginative exhibition celebrates 25 years of the Demareo Gallery and of his artistic links w ith Eastern Europe. It is also the last exhibition before the gallery’s closure.
I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN lnverleith
Row. 552 7171. Mon—Sat 9am~sunsetz Sun
The finest flower paintings of all time. 10 August to 15 September only.
54 The List 23 — 29 August 1991