A Daughter’s View Until 22 Mar. A head-on look at the mother-daughter relationship: thirteen female photographers sidle up to their mothers. with revealing results.
I TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive. 227 5511. Mon-Sat 10.30am—6pm; open until 8pm on performance evenings.
T Zone: Transtigurations in Architecture Until Sun 15 Mar. Five ofJapan‘s greatest and most imaginative architects. represented by five massive installations. each conveying the technology and pzazz of 20th century Tokyo.
Michiko Kon: Eat A fetishistic. photographic exhibition in which everything- hats, lingerie. shoes — is made of food. and usually fish.
I TRANSMISSION GALLERY 28 King Street.
552 4813. Mon—Sat noon—6pm.
Outta Here, Until 21 Mar. The sequel toln Here focuses on artists whose practice involves elements relating to the shared environment.
I BARNES Bi FITZGERALD 47b George Street, 220 1305. Mon-Sat 10.30am—5.30pm. Contemporary glass gallery.
Siddy Langley: New Studio Glass Until Sat 7 Mar.
I BROUGHTON BOOKS 2a Broughton Place. Tue—Fri noon—6pm; Sat 10.30am—5.30pm.
Paul Sucksmith: Challenging the Elements Throughout March. A selection of landscape paintings.
I CENTRAL LIBRARY George [V Bridge. 225 5584. Mon—Fri 9am—8pm; Sat
Nightcaps and ﬂips: Some Edinburgh Pubs Until 21 Mar.
There will he talks on Art Deco and Contemporary Applied A rt in Museums, on Tue 3 and Tue 10 respectively, 7—8pm in the Conference Room.
I CITIZENS STUDIOS 17/21 Assembly Street, Leith, info: 554 1649. Tue—Sat noon-5pm.
Jim Collins: Shipbuilding Until Sat 29 Feb. The first solo show by a young Scottish artist.
I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 166 High Street. 220 1260. Tue—Sat noon—6pm.
John Young: Landscape Alchemy Until Sat 29 Feb. Not abstract works, exactly, but a ‘distillation of the qualities oflandscape‘. Gary Cromack: Leaves Sat 7—28 Mar. A site-specific installation consisting of hundreds of folded newspaper pages, suspended from the ceiling on varying lengths of string, to create a ‘jungle-like canopyﬁ
I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place, 229 9311. Mon—Thurs 10am—8pm; Fri lOam—Spm; Sat/Sun 10am—2pm. Carlo Carra: Graphic Works 1907-1965 Until Fri 6 Mar. A major exhibition of works by the distinguished Italian painter who died in 1966. Carra was a leading light in the Futurist movement, but this selection includes work from other phases of his career — including Cubist etchings and classical, Renaissance-inspired drawings. I EDINBURGH GALLERY 18a Dundas Street, 557 5227. Mon-Fri 11am—5pm; Sat 10am-1pm. Works by Robert Lenkiewicz. Vivien Alexander. Paul Raine and Sam Wade Until 21 Mar. The ﬁrst show, since its relaunch, of the erstwhile Solstice Gallery. The gallery has chosen a new name to reﬂect better its commitment to the promotion of Scottish Contemporary Art.
I EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP AND GALLERY 23 Union Street, 557 2479. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.
Alan Davie: Tapestries and Works on Paper Until Sat 29 Feb. A selection of small works on paper and tapestries.
New Works from the Studio Fri 6 Mar—10 Apr. Members' show.
I EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY LIBRARY George Square, 650 1000. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm.
The Scottish Students’ Songbook
1891—1991 Until 31 Mar. Acentenary celebration and, who knows, sing-songin honour of the University song book.
I ENGINE SHED St Leonard‘s Lane. Mon-Fri 10am—4pm.
Shelagh Atkinson: Textual Abstractions Until 30 Apr. Large-scale abstract photographs.
I FINE ART SOCIETY 137 George Street.
[ 220 6370. Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm; Sat
10am— 1 pm.
Works from stock. 1800-1950.
I FLYING COLOURS GALLERY 35 William Street, 225 6776. Tue—Fri 1 1am—6pm; Sat 10am—lpm.
Contemporary Colourists. Part 11 Until Wed 4 Mar. In association with London‘s Gallery 10. Flying Colours present ﬁve well-known, or up-and-coming colourists: Norman Adams RA. Pauleen Aiers. Oliver Bevan, Albert Irvin and June
Contemporary Colourists, Part1 Wed 10 Mar—1 Apr. Five more artists: Shona Barr. Adrian Begg. Sally Carlaw. William Crozier and Lucy Jones.
I FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm; Sat 9.30am—l .30pm. Jeunes Createurs: Francine Dunkley and Didier Maiewski Until 26 Mar. As part of the lnstitute’s policy to bring young talent to the attention of the public, this show features photographs by Dunkley — who was born in France, studied at Napier College and has won the Hamilton Tait Prize for creative photography — and paintings by Majewski, a graduate ofthe Ecole des Beaux Arts de Paris.
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—4.30pm; Sun 2.30—4.20pm. Entry to the permanent collection is free, and features works by Picasso, Matisse, Mondrian and 20th century Scottish artists.
Otto Dix: The Dresden Collection of Works on Paper Sat 29 Feb—10 May, £2 (£1). One half of a collaborative celebration to mark the centenary ofthe birth of Otto Dix- Germany‘s best known 20th century realist painter, declared as a ‘degenerate' under the Nazi regime. While the Tate Gallery in London shows his paintings, the SNGMA concentrates on Dix as draughtsman. with watercolours, drawings, gouaches and prints from all phases of his career. Both exhibitions are organised by Keith Hartley, Assistant Keeper at the SNGMA.
Edward Baird 1904-1949 Sat 29 Feb—17 May. Selected works by a little known Scottish painter notable for the almost photographic attention to detail of his paintings and for a style that verges on Surrealism.
I HANOVER FINE ART 22A Dundas Street, 556 2181. Mon—Fri 10.30am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm.
Ronald Mavor. Experiences Sat 29 Feb—l6 Mar. Around 30 oils record the artist‘s ‘spontaneous experiences‘. A mixed show of works by gallery artists runs concurrently with this exhibition.
I KINGFISHER GALLERY 5 Northumbcrland Street Lane, 557 5454. Mon—Fri 9.30am—4.30pm.
Take the Old Silk Road: Paintings from China Until Wed 4 Mar. Improving relations between India and China have reopened the old ‘silk route‘, bringing some of China‘s finest contemporary paintings to the attention of the West once more. In celebration of better relations, the gallery presents a series of paintings, in a range of styles, by artists from the Yunnan.
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. I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound, 556 8921. Mon-Sat lOam—Spm; Sun 2—5pm.
The home of a fine collection of works, from the Renaissance to Post- lmpressionism, including Velazquez, El Greco, Rembrandt, Gainsborough. Degas, Van Gogh and Scottish Colourists. A recent addition to the collection is Alexander Nasmyth‘s illuminating Princes Street in I 825 .
Palaces oi Art: Art Galleries in Britain 1790—1990 Thurs 12 Mar—3 May. A look back at the design and display of art galleries over the last 200 years.
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 of the 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 Retrospective Until Sat 29 Feb. A timely reappraisal ofseven
decades‘ worth of creativity — illustrations,
paintings and puppets.
I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm,Sat 10am—4pm.
Julie Sellers: Jewellery until 26 Mar. Exhibitions until Thurs 5 Mar:
Gordon Mitchell: Paintings.
Sue White-Cakes: Sculpture.
Dorothy Stirling: New Works.
Exhibitions Sat 7—26 Mar:
Peter Boume RSW: Paintings.
Phil Rogers: Ceramics.
I PALACE OF HOLYROODHOUSE Royal Mile. Mon-Sat 9.30am—3.45pm. £1 (75p). Royal Residences or 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 Candlemaker Row, 220 1911. Tue-Sat noon-5.30pm. John Blakemore: lnscape Until 21 Mar. A celebration of twenty years’ work: primarily known as a landscape photographer, Blakemore‘s approach to his subject is anything but conventional, rather his images are ‘sensual still-life studies . . . imbued with the rich beauty of age, corruption and decay.‘
I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street, 556 8921 . Mon—Sat lOam—Spm; 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.
Kenneth MacLeay: Landscapes. Portraits and Miniatures Until 20 Apr. An exhibition devoted to the life's work of one of Scotland's better-known 19th century watercolourists. As a painter of portraits and miniatures, MacLeay received commissions from many of Scotland's landed families and from Queen Victoria herself. His landscapes are less celebrated, but several ﬁne examples are included here.
I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN lnverleith Row, 552 7171. Mon-Sat 9am—sunset; Sun Ham—sunset. Cafe. [D].
Living In a Rainiorest Until April. A Borneo-style forest house reconstructed in the Botanics‘ Exhibition Hall.
I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street, 225 7534. Mon-Sat lOam—Spm; Sun 2—5pm.
Recently ‘saved for Scotland’, the historic 18th century Dumfries Freedom Box is now on public display.
A Rare Spirit Until 29 Mar. Central tothe museum's ‘celebration' of whisky isa 50-year-old pure malt Scotch , distilled at Glenfiddieh, Dufftown, between 1937 and 1939, and of which only 500 bottles have
been produced. There will also be some 50 whisky-orientated artefaets, including pistols owned by Robert Burns when he was an exciseman, and a collection of silver quaichs. There will be a special Open Evening with a guided tour, lecture and whisky-snifﬁng session on Tue 17 Mar. admission £3. I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound, 225 6671. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Students’ Exhibition Sat 7—18 Mar. An annual opportunity for senior students from Scotland‘s four colleges of art and six schools of architecture to show their works publicly, often for the ﬁrst time. the categories covered are painting, sculpture. architecture and printmaking. I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street, 225 5955. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat lOam—lpm. William Johnstone1897-1981 Until Wed 4 Mar. An exciting selection of works by an artist at the forefront of Scottish abstract painting, known for his surreal paintings of the 19205 and calligraphic watercolours of the 19605. Duilts by Angela Chisholm and Carving by Susan Wraight Until Wed 4 Mar. Exhibitions Sat 7 Mar—1 Apr: Joan Eardley RSA (1921-1963) A comprehensive show of works by the acclaimed Scottish artist, including pastels, drawings and paintings from all periods of her career. Hugh Dodd Caricatures of Scottish characters and country life from the illustrator of satirical books. Twentieth Century and Contemporary Scottish Artists Including works by Morrocco, Morrison and Houston. Linda Green: Constructions Contemporary jewellery and ceramics. I SHORE GALLERY 59 Bernard Street. Leith. Mon—Thurs 10.30am—4pm; Sat 10.30am—5pm. Look to the Land: Works concerning Nature Sat 29 Feb—14 Mar. Works by Sarah Campbell, Isobelle M.C. Smith and Manfred Toews. I STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street, 557 1140. Tue—Sat Ham—5.30pm. Through the Lens Darkly Sat 29 Feb—28 Mar. Four young photographers, of Asian or African background, challenge Britain‘s preconceived ideas about race and the politics of integration. I TALBOT RICE GALLERY Edinburgh University Old College. South Bridge, 650 2211. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Hope Scott Annual Exhibition Sat 7 Mar-mid-Apr. An annual opportunity to view Hope Scott's legacy to the University, including works by Johnstone, Bonnard, Scottish and international artists. I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place, 226 5425. Daily 10am-10pm. Arts and Crafts Fair Every Sunday in March. 11am-4pm. An opportunityto dispel Sunday gloom with an original purchase . . . painting, sculpture, carving, tapestry, jewellery and curios made by young artists and craftspeople. Colin Ushen Space Coffee Until 25 Mar. As the new Russia searches for an identity, this photographic exhibition explores the city of Rostov-on-Don, Glasgow‘s twin city, as it comes to terms with the challenges of democracy. I 369 GALLERY 233 Cowgate, 225 3013. Mon—Sat noon—6pm. David Michael Clarke: New Sculpture Sat 29 Feb-21 Mar. I TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street, 5566366. Mon-Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 10.30am—4pm. Paintings by Maggie Greer Until Sat 7 Mar.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
I CALDERGLEN GALLERY Calderglen Park. Noon—4pm.
Delphi Thomson: One Woman Show
Fri 6—Mon 9 Mar. The fruits of ﬁve years‘ work — large, uplifting still lifes, reminiscent of Cézanne.
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