I WAREHOUSE 61—65 Glassford Street, 552 4181. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.

IXCI: Rypersurtace, Ryposlgn Until 4Jan. Provocative new works by Mark Johnston. I WASPS 26 King Street, 552 0564. Mon-Fri 2-6pm; Sat and Sun 10—6pm.

A shop, exhibition space and resource centre, with information on work by all WASPS artists, slide library, and information about how to commission work. '

Lynn Ahrens, Cary Blclt, Alex Tennant: Paintings Until Sun 22 Dec.

I WORD OF MOUTH BOOKSHOP 29 Bank Street, 357 4282. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm. Gillian Kelly: Paintings Throughout Dec. New works, mostly on the theme of food.


NB: most galleries are closed lor Christmas and New Year holidays. Please ring individual galleries to confirm.

I BARNES G FITZGERALD 47b George Street, 220 1305. Mon—Sat 10.30am-5.30pm. Contemporary glass gallery.

Christmas Exhibition Until Tue 24 Dec. Glass gifts at reasonable prices.

I BROUGHTON BOOKS Za Broughton Place. Tue—Fri noon-6pm; Sat 10.30am—5.30pm.

Bella Bennett: Recent WorkThroughout Dec.

I CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace, 556 1010. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat

10am—1 m.

Christmas Exhibition ’91 Until Mon 23 Dec. Paintings. watercolours and drawings by Scottish, English and European artists 1700—1940.

I CITIZENS STUDIOS 17—21 Assembly Street, Leith. Tue—Sun noon—5.30pm; Wed noon—8pm.

Assembly: Christmas Exhibition Until Fri 20 Dec.

I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 166 High Street. 220 1260. Mon-Sat noon—6pm.

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The Laxative of Understanding Until Fri 3 Jan (open 11am—9pm). Installation, performance and sculpture by Keith Farquhar and Jason Herzmark.

Sean Taylor The Twelve Apostles Fri 10 Jan—l Feb. An installation featuring portraits of twelve world leaders renowned for their hard-line tactics. With the influence of Russian Orthodox icons and Hinduism. incense-burning and fairy-lights, the show promises a provocative look at religion, authoritarianism. and the Charade of politics.

I EASTERN GENERAL HOSPITAL Seafield Road, info: 557 2479. Daily.

Recent Work by Edinburgh Printmakers and selected works by Japanese Artists Until Tue 31 Dec.

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

Christmas Show: Prints Under £50 Until Fri 20 Dee. Prints by workshop members.

I FINE ART SOCIETY 137 George Street, 220 6370. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm; Sat ltlam—lpm.

ian Fleming RSA RSW RGI Until Tue 24 Dec. Paintings. watercolours, drawings and prints by one of Scotland‘s ‘elder statesman of the artistic world' a man who has enjoyed a varied career. as a painter. engraver, eteher, teacher, administrator and policeman.

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

Christmas Exhibition Until Sat 21 Dec. Artists include Sax Shaw, Ian Cook, James Fullarton, Joan Gillespie and Lorna Robertson.

Closed throughout Jan.

I FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent, 225 5366. Mon—Fri

9.30am—5 .30pm; Sat 9.30am—l .30pm. Next exhibition, Des Meilleurs. starts 17 Feb.

I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road, 556 8921. Mon-Sat l()am—5pm;Sun 2—5pm. [D] Cafe.

The gallery’s justly renowned cafe isopen Mon—Sat 10.30am—4.30pm; Sun 2.30—4.20pm. Entry to the permanent collection is free. and features works by Picasso, Matisse, Mondrian and 20th century Scottish artists.

Texas Realism Until 2 Feb. Some 600ils, drawings and prints from the collections of

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the Meadows Museum in Dallas, concentrating on the Social Realist images ofthe 19305 and 19405: oil wells, cattle ranches and vast open spaces.

I HANOVER FINE ART 22A Dundas Street, 556 2181. Mon-Fri 10.30am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm. Gallery closed Sun 5—17J an. Small Paintings for Christmas Until Fri 4 Jan. Over 150 works, in various media, by over 50 gallery artists together with ceramics and jewellery by Anne Hughes. Next exhibition, Artists New to the Gallery, starts 18 Jan.

I ITALIAN INSTITUTE 82 Nicolson Street, 668 2232. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm (closed 1—3pm)

l Paintings by Davide Antollni Until 16] an. ‘Daydream paintings' by a Veronesc artist and member of the group lmmagine/ lmmaginario which favours art influenced by literature, poetic fantasy and imagination.

I KINGFISHER GALLERY 5 Northumberland Street Lane, 557 5454. Mon—Fri 9.30am—4.30pm.

Christmas Charity Exhibition Until Mon 23 Dec. Sale of paintings, prints and small sculptures by well-known artists, in aid of the ‘Sick Kids‘ appeal. Prices range from £50 to £500.

I MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street, 226 4151. Mon-Fri 9.30am—6pm; Sat 10am— 1 pm

Christmas Exhibition Until Mon 23 Dec.

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. The Christmas Crib Until 1 Feb. A display of Nativity ornaments ‘half toys and half objects of devotion‘ from Christian communities all over the world, including Latin-America, Italy, France, Germany and Poland.

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

The home of a fine collection ofworks, from the Renaissance to Post- lmpressionism, including Velazquez, El Greco, Rembrandt. Gainsborough, Degas, Van Gogh and Scottish Colourists. Watercolours by MAM. Turner Sat 4—31 Jan. The annual opportunity to inspect the gallery's collection of Turner's watercolours too delicate to be shown all year round.

I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George [V Bridge, 226 4531. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.

Contemporary Illustration Until 15 Mar. A behind-the-scenes exploration ofthe role played by illustration and design in the media, product packaging and textiles— how it impinges on our lives and how we take it for granted.

I NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street, 556 9579. Mon—Sat 10am—4.30pm. The Preacher and the Goldsmith Admission £1.20/£1/50p. Exhibition about the next-door-neighbour, John Knox‘s House.

Mary Shillabeer: A Retrospective Until Tue 24 Dec. Watercolours, etchings, engravings, illustrations and puppets— scven decades‘ worth of work in this, Ms Shillabeer‘sfirsr one-woman show.

I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street, 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm, Sat 10am—4pm.

Christmas Exhibition Until Tue 31 Dec. Contemporary Scottish paintings and British crafts, as well as 20th century iewellery.

ll PALACE OF HOLYROODHOUSE Royal Mile. Mon-Sat 9.30am—3.45pm. £1 (75p). Royal Residences at the Victorian Era Until 21 Mar. Twenty-eight magnificently detailed watercolours from the Royal Library at Windsor Castle, commissioned by Queen Victoria, to record interior views of the Royal Family's various abodes.

I PORTFOLIO GALLERY 43 (‘andlemaker Row, 220 1911. Tue—Sat noon—5.30pm. Michilto Kon: Eat Until Sat 21 Dee. Surrealist images which emphasise the symbolic importance of food in Japanese life, especially the traditional Sashimi (raw fish).

Mari Mahr: Between Ourselves Sat 11Jan—8 Feb. Images which ‘suggest metaphors rather than portray facts‘; Mahr reflects on her Hungarian upbringing and the cultural identities of her grandmother. mother and daughter.

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— not to mention the footballers and a very fine cafe to boot.