On Loan from the British Museum


24 October 1992 - 9 January 1993 (Closed 24/12/92 - 4/1/93 inclusive)

Monday-Saturday 9.30-5.00 Admission Free 041-330 5431 Sutxidised by the Scottish Arts Council

Extended public access supported with Funds from Glasgow District Council

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mark Britain’s presidency of the European Community, each of them creating a light-based installation for the city‘s shop windows and alleyways, castle walls and crags. For more information, or to get a Lux Europae map, ring 557 2500. I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street, 225 2424. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. All manner of archive material and old toys relating to childhood through the


European Chlldhoods Until 9 Jan. Toys from EC countries.

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,

El Greco, Rembrandt, Gainsborough,

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An exhibition to mark the United Kingdom‘s Presidency of the European Community at the

I Royal Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street. Edinburgh. l 1 DECEMBER 1992 .’ ° '. ADMISSION ' FREE .

Degas, Van Gogh and Scottish Colourists. Once Upon a Time: Children's Boolr Illustrations Until 27 Dec. More than 70 watercolours and prints by some of Britain’s most memorable illustrators- Walter Crane, Beatrix Potter, Edward Lear, John Tenniel, E. H. Shepard and Ralph Steadman, among others. See Kids. Ecco Roma: European Artists In the Eternal City Until 31 Jan. A timely appraisal of European artists’ relationship with the city, across the ages, including Turner, Piranesi and Bernini.

I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George IV Bridge. Mon-Sat 9.30am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.

European Treasures: The Shared Inheritance Until 30 Apr. A sumptuous display of old books, manuscripts and maps from the library’s collection, illustrating the ancient links between European countries. The exhibition includes the only known copy of the first book to be printed in Scotland - by a Scot who learned his trade in France;

Mary Queen of Scots’ last letter, written to

her brother-in-law the King of France, and the 1456 Gutenberg Bible.

I NETHERBDW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street, 556 9579. Mon-Sat 10am—4.30pm. [D]. Cafe. Also admits to the John Knox House, a picturesque 15th century building, reputedly the home of the notorious Scottish church reformer. Admission £1 .20/£1/50p.

Works by the Embroiderers' Guild Until 19 Dec. Traditional and modern work, ranging from cushion covers to hats and jewellery.

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

Christmas Exhibition: On a Small Scale Until 23 Dec. Contemporary British paintings, ceramics and prints, as well as jewellery by Rachel Gogerly.

I PORTFOLIO GALLERY 43 Candlemaker Row, 2201911. Mon—Sat 11am—5pm.

I-D Nationals Sat 5 Dec—161 an. Photographers and artists from the twelve EC countries probe the cultural aspect of European union, addressing the kind of issues which are unlikely to be debated at the Summit: the legacies, sometimes very painful, which each country brings to the new Europe, the importance of religious differences, industry, class, nationalism and capitalism. Some works will be shown at the 369 Gallery.

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.

The Stones oi Venice: Photography Thurs 26 Nov—14 Mar.

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

Glasgow Group Until 24 Dec. Founded in 1957 , the group counts such artists as Rosemary Beaten, George Wyllie and Dawson Murray among its members.

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

Now featuring Henry Moore’s Reclining Figure: Hand 1 979, on loan from the Henry Moore Foundation.

I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street, 225 7534. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Cafe. [D]. Closed 25 and 26 Dec, land ZJan.

The Discovery Room is open again, with a variety of ’hands-on’ exhibits for children over six.

Seeds oi Change Until 7 Mar. Murray Grigor organised this exhibition which focuses on Scottish inventors and intellectuals, like Charles Mackintosh, Robert Adam and Mary Sommerville, the molecular and microscopic scientist.

From the Heart oi Europe: Art Treasuresoi Hungary BBB-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.

A Brush with Nature - Watercolours oi North America by Sir Daniel Wilson Until 31 Mar. 200 wate rcolours marking the centenary of the Scottish scholar‘s death, recording his journeys in the wilds of Ontario and northwest USA.

I ROYAL OBSERVATORY Blackford Hill, 668 8405. Mon—Fri 10am—4pm; weekends/holidays noon—5pm. [D].

£1 .50f75p.

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 lOam—Spm; Sun 2—5pm.

Society oi Scottish Artists anti Artist Craitsmen: Third Annual Exhibition Until Fri 18 Dec. £1 .50 (75p). Paintings, sculpture, ceramics, silver and glass by artists living and working in Scotland. This year‘s invited artists are Tove Anderberg, Vera Szekeley and Finn Karentius.

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

Christmas Exhibition Until 24 Dec. Small paintings by Blackadder, Bymc, Houston, Morrocco, Mulholland, Rae and others. Contemporary enamel jewellery by Zsuzsanna Morrison and eight other jewellers.

I STEPPING STONES THEATRE AND GALLERY 112 West Bow. Mon noon—7pm; Tue—Sat 11am—7pm; Sun noon—4pm. Czech-Mates Until 23 Dec. Paintings by three contemporary Czech artists and paintings and textile work by people with learning disabilities in Britain and Czechoslovakia. All proceeds to Edinburgh University Czech-Mates project, which offers support to disabled people living outside institutions in Czechoslovakia.

I STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street, 557 1140. Tue-Sat Ham-5.30pm.

Aqua Vitae Part 2 Sat 5 Dec—l6 Jan. Six newly commissioned works by artist/photographers on the theme of the waterway ancient source of folklore, food, trade and the foundation of many towns and cities. Maclean, Donaldson, Greenhaulgh, Heyer, Peace, Haddow, Hamlyn and Jenkins took part in the show, which also includes archive material from the Summerlee Heritage Trust. The project was organised jointly by these two galleries with Street Level Gallery and works will be split between the Stills and Street Level, then exchanged in Jan.

I TALBOT RICE GALLERY Edinburgh University Old College, South Bridge, 650 2211. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Peter Brandes Until 19 Dec. The first British one-man show of this unusual Danish painter, photographer and creator of the largest ever ceramicist vase eight tons, it was displayed outside the Danish Pavilion at Expo ’92. His work embraces two themes - the legend of Orpheus and the sacrifice of Isaac.

I 309 GALLERY 233 Cowgate, 225 3013. Tue—Sat noon—6pm.

See under Portfolio Gallery.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street, 228 1404. Mon—Sat lOam—late ; Sunday evenin .

Colin 0. Duncan: New Paintings-A Neapolitan Allegory Until 24 Dec. Series inspired by Duncan‘s research at the Naples aquarium and his snorkelling and diving experiences (research?).

I TSB Henry Duncan House, 120 George Street.

Architectural Exnltlttlon Mon 7-Fri 12 Dec (not Tue). 10am—6pm. The designs submitted for a new European Financial Institution at Edinburgh Park, a new development to the west of the city. The judging panel is chaired by Terry Farrell.

“The List4- 17 December 1992