Featuring 33 dolls from the museum‘s collection. all now collector‘s items. as well as information panels and a history of doll-making.

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

The home of a fine collection of works. from the Renaissance to

Post-Impressionism. including Velazquez 2

El Greco. Rembrandt. Gainsborough. Degas. Van Gogh and Scottish Colourists. Once Upon a Time: Children's Book Illustrations Until 27 Dec.


Street. 556 9579. Mon—Sat 10am—4.30pm. E

[D]. Cafe. Also admits to the John Knox House. a picturesque 15th century building. reputedly the home ofthe notorious Scottish church reformer. Admission £1 .20/£1/50p.

Stephen Whitehome: 0n the Land Sat 7—28 Nov. Photographs which seek ‘to address the significance of the Highland wilderness as an antidote to our ‘normal‘ 20th century existence‘.

The Poet Manque: Works by Douglas Robertson Sat 7-28 Nov. Mixed media works. based on the poetry and lore of Scotland‘s East Coast. Robertson‘s intention is to encourage viewers to ‘read‘ their environments as they would a book.

I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland

Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat '


Until Thurs 5 Nov: Paintings by Gordon Wyllle BSW and Terence Quinn and ceramics by John Calver. Jewellery by Molly Bullick.

Japanese Woodblocks Sat 7—26 Nov. Plus paintings by Marion McIntosh. ceramics by Lara Scobie and brooches by invited artists.

I PORTFOLIO GALLERY 43 Candlemaker Row. 2201911. Mon-Sat 11am-5pm. David Niscoclt: Barcelona Until Wed 18 Nov. Ambitious new works. combining elements of painting. sculpture and photography. commisioned by Visa. ‘Olympic stars such as Moorhouse. Akabusi and Goodhew undergo a dramatic metamorphosis‘.

I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun—5pm. [D]. Cafe.

Scotland’s bonniest and beastliest

monarchs. politicians. writers and artists- ;

and a very fine cafe.

I PROJECTIONS GALLERY 210 Portobello High Street. 657 3727. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm; Sat 10am—4pm.

Sandra Maze Until Sat 14 Nov. Landscapes and floral studies.

I OUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street. 668 3456. Daily 10am—6pm. or later on performance nights.

Isobel Gardner Until 28 Nov. Recent works i on the theme of Orkney architecture and .

seascapes— where the Arbroath-born artist now lives.

I ROYAL INCORPORATION OF ARCHITECTS IN SCOTLAND 15 Rutland Square. 229 7545. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm.

Sir Basil Spence an exhibition celebrating the life of one of Scotland‘s most

influential architects. with particular focus

on the projects of the 1950s and 19605. including the rebuilding of Coventry Cathedral and Gorbals renovation.

I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN Inverleith Row. 552 7171. Mon—Sat 9am—sunset; Sun 11am—sunset.Cafe. [D]. Exhibitions 10am—4pm. Admission £2 (£1).

native of Bathgate. 300 million years old. From the Heart at Europe: Art Treasures of Hungary 896-1896 Until 31 Dec.

£1 .50/‘75p. Twenty years after the last British exhibition about Hungary. this celebration of the country‘s cultural history includes metalwork. armour. jewellery and textiles as well as photographic archive material. Contact the Enquiry Desk for details oflectures. I ROYAL OBSERVATORY Blackford Hill. 668 8405. Mon—Fri 10am—4pm: weekends/holidays noon—5pm. [D].

£1 .50/75p.

Up-to-date information on the Big Bang and everything else you ever wanted to know about the universe. Telescopes are open every clear weeknight until 31 Mar. I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 6671. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm.

Society oi Scottish Artists: Annual Exhibition Until Sat 31 Oct. Admission £1 (50p). Contemporary art by established artists and recent graduates. including installations. interpretations of the ‘green theme‘ and. on the last day. a seminar.Art and the Environment.

I SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street. 225 5955. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—1pm.

Exhibitions Sat 7—28 Nov.

James Morrison BSA RSW: Recent Scottish Landscapes New paintings inspired by Morrison‘s native Angus landscape.

Jack Cunningham: New Brooches Fascinating pieces. in a variety ofmetals. in which the human figure appears as the embodiment of thought. memory and experience.

Scottish Abstraction Including works by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham. Alan Davie. William Johnstone. Lynn McGregor and others.

I STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557 1140. Tue—Sat 1 lam—5.30pm.

Southern Crossings/ Empty Land Until 21 Nov. Contemporary work from six Australian artists whose response to the recent bicentennial celebrations sheds a different light on ‘Australianess‘.

I TALBOT RICE GALLERY Edinburgh University Old College. South Bridge. 650 2211. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Eugenio Carmi: Recent Works Until Sat 14 Nov. ‘Austerely beautiful' abstract works by the Milan-based artist who has collaborated with Umberto Eco on a number of books - and was the subject of one of Eco‘s books and who was one of the first to become involved with the Art in Industry movement.

I 369 GALLERY 233 Cowgate. 225 3013. Tue—Sat noon—6pm.

Caroline McNaim: Moscow Paintings Sat 7—28 Nov. Works made over the last two years during the artist‘s trips to Moscow. getting their first showing in this country.


I CRAWFORD ARTS CENTRE 93 North Street. 0334 74610. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. [D]

Exhibitions until 6 Dec:

Donald Provan: New Worit Provan focuses on the remnants of an industrial past in his home town.

Philippa Crawford Intricately detailed jewellery and wall pieces inspired by

I Japanese traditional art.

Flora Photographica: Masterpieces of Flower

Photography Until 22 Nov. This spectacular touring show from the South Bank Centre wowed audiences down south with its crazy floral creations and famous names Man Ray. Bert Stern. Mapplethorpe and Anna Atkins. the first woman photographer. to name a few. Don‘t miss it.

I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2-5pm. Cafe. [D]. Now featuring a giant fossilized water scorpion.

Colin Wishart: The Music oi the Kingdom Architectural images which seek to capture the spirit of Fife.


1 ART Perth Road. 0382 23261 ext 226.

The Decade Show Sat 7—28 Nov. Graduates of the School of Fine Art take over allthe city‘s exhibition spaces in the largest ever art event to be held in Dundee. Includes painting. sculpture. printmaking. photography. video. installation and performance.


This section covers events not included elsewhere in the magazine. All submissions should be accompanied by a contact telephone number tor our iniorrnation. Open Listings compiled by Thom Dibdin.


I FUN RUN Fri 6. 10am—8pm. Kelvin I lall. (141357 2525. Free. Run a mile for Children in Need. that‘s eight laps round the Kelvin Hall.

I RAINFOREST CEILIDH_Fri 6. 8pm— 1 pm. Winter Gardens. People's Palace. Tickets on the door and from S. Barry on ()41 334 1050. £5 (£3.50). Dance to the Cloud Ilowe Ceilidh Band for Friends ofthe Earth Glasgow.

I COMIC MART Sat 7. noon—5pm. City llalls. 041 772 3972. 50p. ()Id and new comics. annuals. sci-fi books and more.

I GAY OUTDOOR CLUB Sat 7. Short walk in the Glasgow area. followed by planning meeting for 1993. For details phone ()41 848 6643.

I WAR, LIES AND CENSORSHIP Sun 8. 10am—5pm. Glasgow Parish Hall. 266 George Street. Contact Kirk Williams: 071375 1702. £8 (£6). The way in which the media relates to the New World Order comes under scrutiny in this Living Marxism sponsored conference. See Agenda for further details.

I THE CAR: DREAM OR NIGHTMARE? 14 Nov. 10am—5pm. Glasgow School ofArt. Details from 041 332 2555. £3 (£2). A major conference to discuss the issuesof traffic growth and traffic calming and to examine psychological. social and political aspects of the car culture. Organised by the Goethe Institute in conjunction with the Glasgow School of Art and Mackintosh School of Architecture to coincide with their A Iprraum .4 um

? exhibition. Is any single artefact worse for

the planet than the motor car‘.’

I ASTRONOMY WITH THE HERSCHELS Thurs 19. 7.30pm. Room M403.James Weir Building. University ofStrathclyde. Montrose Street. Contact lain Cumming on 041 959 2795 (evenings). Free. Dr Peter Swinbank addresses the Astronomical Society of Glasgow. A beginners class takes place at 6.45pm. prior to the main meeting. All welcome.


theme. On Mon 16. the subject will be

I DEMOCRACY FOR SCOTLAND 24 hours a day. every day. the Parliament Building. Regent Terrace. Free. Permanent vigil by the non-party political campaign fora referendum on the establishment ofa Scottish Parliament. All welcome.

I FLEAMARKET Fri 6 and weekly. noon—4pm. The Centre. 103 Broughton Street. ()31 557 0718. Free. Clothing. books. trinkets. household goods and most excellent food.

I THE WAY OF HAIKU Sat 7.2—5pm. Grcyfriars Centre. 36 Candlemaker Row 031 661 8403. £5 (£3). Alan Spence leads this workshop on ihe Japanese minimalist poetry form and examines its role in modern Scottish writing.

I WORLD IN OUR HANDS Mondays and Wednesdays (not Wed 1 1).

1245—] .30pm. Royal Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street. Fre '. Lunchtime lectures with an environmental

Ecotourism in the Third World.

I WHAT MAKES A HAPPY SCOTTISH CHILD? Tue 10. 7.30pm. Fruitmarket Gallery. Market Street. Tickets: 031 220 6502. £6 (£4). Scottish Child magazine celebrates its fourth birthday with a lecture from psychologist Dr Dorothy Rowe.

I EDINBURGH TRANSPORT Wed 1 1. 7.45pm. Friends Meeting House. 7 Victoria Terrace. Lothian Regional Councillor David Begg. a transport lecturer. talks to Edinburgh Friends ofthe Earth.

i '- I . I

I SUPER-EXPLOSIONS IN ASTRONOMY Fri 13. 7.30pm. Royal Observatory. Blackford Hill. ()31 668 8405. £1 .50(75p). Dr Paul Murdin explains why stars always seem to go out with a bang and what‘s

interesting about the mess they leave


See for Yourself! The ()bservatory's

' popular telescopes are open every clear week-night. 7—9pm. Phone 031 6688405 at

4pm on the daytobook. £1.50.

3 I WINTER ANTIDUES FAIR Fri l3—Sun 15. 11am-8pm. Roxburghe Hotel. Charlotte

Square. £2.50. Dealers from throughout Scotland will have over a million pounds worth ofantiques for sale. Including bizarre artefact of the fortnight. an elephant‘s foot fashioned into a coal buckeL

I OUEEN'S HALL OPEN DAY Sun 15.1—5pm. Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. Free. Live music and stalls in aid of the Queen‘s I iall.

Watch out for that second-hand music stall

and the tie-dye leggings!

I SCRATCH PERFORMANCE OF IOLANTHE 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). Scoresavailable. but bring your own if you have one.

I PRE-RAPHAELITE DAY Tue 17. Conference Room. Central Library. George IV Bridge. Free. Two lectures: Pre-Raphaelite Literature by Owen Dudley Edwards (noon— 1 pm) and Pre-Raphaelite Art by Martin Forrest (7—8pm).

I AIR POLLUTION IN EDINBURGH Wed 18. 7.30pm. National Trust for Scotland. 5 Charlotte Square. Iintry by donation. Louie Fooks of Foli (Scotland ) addresses the British Association of Nature Conservationists.

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