Royal Botanic Gardens. Edinburgh
photographic record of the inhabitants. their beliefs. their customs and their surroundings.
I OUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street. 668 3456. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm (later when a performance is on); Sun noon—late. John Bathgate: Rough Diamonds Until 26 Oct. Mixed media works on paper by an artist inspired by the ‘rough diamonds‘ of his native countryside - the Scottish Borders. Jean Burns: Wood Engravings Until 26 Oct. A Highland Mythology Printed textiles. slates and paintings by Chuck Mitchell. Mon 28 Oct until 23 Nov.
I RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Street (off High Street). 557 0707. Mon—Sat 1 1am—6pm
The Artist as Voyager Until 8 Nov. Works by Will McLean and Richard Demarco. Trevor Yerbury: Works Yet more nudes— and portraits - in a range of contrived and glamorous poses. Until 8 Nov.
Two Bulgarian Artists: Dimitow Kazakov and Valentin Kovatchew Until 16 Nov.
I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN lnverleith Row. 552 7171. Mon—Sat 9am—sunset ; Sun Ham—sunset. Cafe. [D].
Herman de Vries Until in Nov. £2 (£1) children free. First Scottish exhibition by a German artist who makes art from natural materials.
Living in a Haintorest 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.
Emerging Forms Until Sun 27 Oct. An original exhibition illustrating the way in which the design of contemporary sculpture and furniture is inspired by natural forms and incorporates natural materials. Here graduates ofCamberwell School of Art and Parnham House exhibit their metalwork and furniture and illustrations are taken from Carl Blossfeldt‘s formative 1928 study. A r! Forms in Nature.
I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Discovering Japan Until 3 Nov. An
Owen Thomas Daley ‘Steel Bar Fire Basket'. One of the exhibits in Emerging Forms 811118
opportunity to have your Japanese fortune told. make a wish at at Shinto shrine. try on a kimono. voyage to a Japanese hotel in space and. wait for it. ‘grind. grate and rehydrate Japanese food‘. Suitable for everyone over the age ofsix (children under ten must be accompanied by an adult).
I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 6671. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm: Sun 2-5pm.
The Morrison Scottish Portrait/1 ward Until 9 Nov. A selection of winningentries for this major portraiture competition. Meg Watson Until 2 November.
Society oi Scottish Artists: centenary exhibition Until 2 Nov. Eclectic collection ranging from the truly great to the truly absurd. Well worth seeing.
I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street. 225 5955. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm;Sat
j SIilI Lite 21 contemporary Scottish artists } explore the genre. including Blackadder. . Crosbie. Houston and Watt.
Bob Smith: Di Duiei Places A complementary exhibition of 2()paintings
I exploring themes ofstill life and landscape
in richly textured and layered canvasses. Michael Lloyd: New Metalwork silver bowls and embossed prints.
Peter Hayes: Ceramics Textured porcelain forms.
I SHORE GALLERY 59 Bernard Street. Leith Mon—Fri 10.30am—4pm: Sat 10.30am—1pm.
I STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557 1140. Tue—Sat Ham—5.30pm.
Sidney James: Diamonds in Australia-An Installation by John Stathatos Until 16 Nov. A photo-based installation inspired -we are told — by the contents of a suitcase discovered six years ago in an old house on the Greek island of Kythera. Letters. documents and photographs. all that remain of his possesions. give clues to the man‘s life. Or is the whole story an invention? How far can we trust ‘evidence‘? The artist will be talking about Sydney James Diamonds on Tue 29 October. 7.30pm. Admission £1.50(£1).
I SOLSTICE GALLERY 18a Dundas Street. 557 5227. Mon—Fri 11am-5pm: Sat 10am—1pm.
The Art of Rugby Until 26 Oct. Who needs Murrayfield? The real thing is clearly to be found in this collection of works by professional rugby-playing artists or on the theme of rugby.
Autumn Show: eight artists Uel Cameron. Wendy Houston. Lilias Stirling. Joan Gillespie. Richard Wills. Albert Cummings. Alistair Fiddes-Watt and Judith Da Fano. Friday 1 Nov—23 Nov.
I TALBOT RICE GALLERY Edinburgh University Old College. South Bridge. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm: Sun 2—5pm.
Fred CryIt: No Man’s Land Until 16Nov. Powerfully bleak paintings depicting the legacy of Scotland's post-industrial age: deserted coalfields and the grim 'no man‘s land‘ which lies between Scotland‘s two metropolisis.
I 369 GALLERY 233 Cowgate. 225 3013. Mon—Sat noon—6pm.
Annette Edgar: The Human Race Until 26 Oct. Recent works by a Glasgow-born artist whose themes include landscape. the sea and the figure. depicted in strong colours and textures.
Gavin Snape: 77 Paintings Until 26 Oct. Snape's series of works painted one one foot square floor tiles allows him to explore individual ideas within the context ofa sculptural whole.
Alan Shipway: Decade Sat 2 Nov—23 Nov. ‘Works of art are not created by will. but by some far deeper condition of the spirit that is really very close to the impulses which propelled the various movements in religion'. So says Kenneth Clark. whose quote is one of many alluded to by Shipway in this exhibition of his recent paintings.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES Duniermline I SMALL GALLERY 0383 7218M. Mon-Sat
Tom Gourdie Thurs 1 Nov-30 Nov. Paintings of Fife's coalmines. many of which are no longer standing.
I CRAWFORD ARTS CENTRE 93 North Street. 0334 74610. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm: Sun 2—5pm.
Peter Edwards: Contemporary Poets Until 27 Oct. Portraits of leading British poets. Ceramics irom the Wester Ross Pottery Until 27 Oct.
I ALLAN PARK GALLERY 23 Allan Park. 0786 7141 1. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Wed 10am—1 m.
D Y Cameron (1865-1945) Until 23 Nov. Dramatic Scottish landscapes from one of the century‘s most prominent painters and etchers.
HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY
University of Glasgow
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Drawings, Designs & Watercolours
26 October - 1 February 1992 Mon - Sat 9.30 - 5.00
Extended public access supported with Funds from kagow District Council
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LEE FRIEDLAN DER Nudes
12 October - 16 November Tuesday - Saturday 12.00 - 5.30 43 Candlemaker Row Edinburgh Tel & Fax 031 220 1911
Subsidised by the Scottish Arts Council and City of Edinburgh District Council
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