Artists New to the Gallery Until Mon 1 Feb. Lorna Boyle. Carolyn Burchcll and others. Also sculpture. jewellery.
ceramics and wood carvings.
I JOHN KNOX HOUSE See entry for Netherbow Arts Centre.
I KINGFISHER GALLERY 5 Northumbcrland Street. 557 5454.
Penning a Line: Railway Landscapes by John
Munday Until Fri 5 Feb. Views for all
seasons from the window ofan Edinburgh—London train. Commissioned by British Rail. this show will also call at Berwick. Newcastle. Darlington. York and London.
I MATTHEW ARCHITECTURE GALLERY University of Edinburgh. 20Chambers Street. 650 2342. Mon—Fri l0am—8pm;Sat and Sun 10.30am—2.20pm.
Contemporary Norwegian Architecture 1985-1990 Until Sat 6 Feb. The wealth gleaned from Norway's oil industry has been heavily invested in improving the
country's urban fabric. This exhibition : particularly concentrates ona
ground-breaking development in Oslo. where new cultural centres. squares. alleys and watcrfronts create a lively environment for residents
I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street. 225 2424. Mon—Sat l0am—6pm.
g All manner ofarchive material and old 1 toys relatingtochildhoodthroughthc
ages. I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 5568921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
The home of a fine collection ofworks. front the Renaissance to
Post-Impressionism. including Velazquez.
El Greco. Rembrandt. Gainsborough. Degas. Van Gogh and Scottish Colourists. Ecco Roma: European Artists in the Eternal Cin Until Sun 31 Jan. A timely appraisal of European artists' relationship with the city across the ages. including Turner. Piranesi and Bernini.
TurnerWatercolours Until Sun 31 Jan. These rare paintings get theirannual
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 ofold books. manuscripts and maps front 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 NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High
é Street. 5569579. Mon—Sat l0am—4.30pm.
[D]. Cafe. Also admits to the John Knox House. a picturesque 15th century building. reputedly the home ofthc notorious Scottish church reformer. Admission £1 .20/£ 11'50p.
Youth Thought, 1982. by Gilbert and George is one at an impressive collection at contemporary artworks gleaned lrom the collections of European banks and businessessuch as Carlsberg, Deutsche Bank, Fiat and. in this case, IBM (UK) Ltd. Corporate sponsorshipand patronage appears to be the way ahead in the art world - however much it distressesthose purists who would like art not to be 'compromlsed'. Judging trom this exhibition. the EC's bankers and business bigwigs have liberal tastes.
I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm;Sat 10am-4pm.
Jenniler Mciiae: Paintings Sat 3()Jan—18 Feb. Plus crafts by Jessica Ball. prints by Jonathan Gibbs and a selection of jewellery.
I PORTFOLIO GALLERY 43 Candlemaker Row. 220 I911. Tuc—Satnoon~5.30pm. Closed for refurbishment until March.
I QUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street. 668 3456. Daily 10am—6pm. or later on performance nights.
Michael Jessing: Urban Allegories Sun 31 Jan—28 Feb. Forty ‘urban allegories' in which elements of Manhattan. Venice. Edinburgh and the South Bronx combine to create an imaginary city — the work ofa New York-based artist.
I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN Invcrleith Row. 552 7171. Mon—Sat 9am—sunset; Sun llam—sunset. Cafe. [D]. Exhibitions l0am—4pm. Admission £2 (£1 ).
Now featuring Henry Moore's Reclining
‘ Figure: Hand 1979. on loan from the
Henry Moore Foundation.
A Garden in the Desert Evocativc exhibition about the plant life of Dhofar in southern Oman. displayed in an oasis-like setting— including life-size camel.
Earthly Paradise: Illustrated Winter Lectures Ring the Events Co-ordinator for details. I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Cafe. [D].
The Discovery Room is open. with a variety of ‘hands-on' exhibits for children over six.
Seeds ot Change Until 7 Mar. Murray
H A N O V E R F I N E A R T S NUDE DRAWINGS IN RED CHALK BY
ONE OF EDINBURGHS ESTAB- LISIIED PORTRAIT PAINTERS Gallery Artists: Mixed Show
Sat 6 - Mon 22 Feb 1993 Mon—Fri 10.306; Sat 10-4
22ADUNDAS STREET. EDINBURGH EHBGJN TEL (81-556 2181
from tho collection of Roba and Dave Williams
HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW
30 January - 17 April
(Closed 9 - 12 April inclusive) Monday - Saturday 930-5 .00 Admission Free 041-330 5431
Subsidised by the Scottish Arts Council Extended public access supported with
Funds from Glasgow District Council
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Grigor organised this exhibition which focuses on Scottish inventors and intellectuals. like Charles Mackintosh. Robert Adam. and Mary Sommerville the molecular and microscopic scientist.
A Brush with Nature - Watercolours at North America by Sir Daniel Wilson Until 31 Mar. 200 watercolours 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. 6688405. Mon—Fri 10am—4pm; weekends/holidays noon—5pm. [D].
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 March.
I SCOTTISH GALLERY 16 Dundas Street. 558 1200. Mon-Fri 10am—6pm’. Sat 10am—4pm.
Opening Exhibition Until Wed 3 Feb. The city‘s oldest commercial gallery celebrates its relocation to Dundas Street with a wide selection of works by gallery artists. including Blackadder. Byrne. Houston and Rae. Also. subversive new jewellery by Esther Knobel and porcelain pots by David Jones.
Brian Foiciit: Paintings Sun 7 Feb—3 Mar. The Borders in Watercolour Sun 7 Feb—3 Mar. Including works by Johnstone. Gillies and McNairn.
I SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 5568921. 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.
John Heartiield Sat 30 Jan—28 Mar. The largest retrospective to date in Britain of the work ofJohn Heartfield (1891—1968) German Dadaist and early exponent of the photomontage. His searing attacks on the inequalities and injustice ofWeimar and Nazi Germany led to his constant censorship and persecution. See feature. I SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921 . Mon—Sat l0am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.[D]. Cafe. Scotland‘s bonniest and beastliest monarchs. politicians. writers and artists— and a very fine cafe.
The Stones 01 Venice Until 14 Mar. The famous art critic John Ruskin explained his belief that the personality of a people could literally be ‘read‘ in its architecture
in The Stones of Venice. published in 1853. Here some of Ruskin's text isillustrated by the work of 19th century photographers Carlo Ponti and Carlo Naya.
Scotland Observed: A Decade ol Collecting Until 28 Feb. Works. either by Scottish artists or on Scottish themes. which have been collected by the National Galleries of Scotland over the last ten years. a foretastc of the proposed National Gallery of Scottish Art and History.
I STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557
l 140. Tue—Sat l lam—5.30pm.
Aqua Vitae Part 2 Until 27 Feb. Newly commissioned works on the theme ofthc waterway — ancient source offolklore. food. trade and the foundation ofmany towns and cities. Six artist-photographers took part in the show. which also includes archive material from the Summerlee Heritage Trust. The project wasorganiscd jointly by these two galleries and Street Level Gallery. Glasgow. currently host to the other half of this show. In this showing: Rory Donaldson. Brian Jenkins and Kevin MacLean.
I TALBOT RICE GALLERY Edinburgh University ()ld College. South Bridgc.650 2211. Mon—Sat l0am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Terry Setch: New Worit1989—1992 Sat 30 Jan-27 Feb.
I 369 GALLERY 233 (‘owgatc. 225 3013. Tue—Sat noon—6pm.
I-D Nationale See under Portfolio Gallery. Contact the gallery for details ofI.ifc. Drawing and Painting classes.
I TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 5566366. Mon—Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 10.30am—4pm.
William Ferguson: Land of the Mountain and the Flood Until Sat 3()Jan.
I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 2281404. Mon—Sat l0am—late;Sunday evenings.
Francine Dunitley: Terrains Vagues Until Sun 31 Jan. ‘A journey ofexploration from the inner world into the outer world'. using photography. found objects and a poetic French phrase that means ‘wastc land’.
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I ANN LANNTAIR South Beach. Stornoway. 0851 703307. Mon—Sat l0am—5.30pm. Cafe.
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FeilowTraveiIers:DesigniorMusic-The i story at an Album Campaign Until 27 Feb. i This Glasgow Museums exhibition looks at the process of creating images to promote Deacon Blue‘s 1991 album Fellow Hoodlums and. by extension. at the whole business of using art to sell things.
I TUIREANN ARTS CENTRE (formerly Fever Hospital) Portrec. 0478 3306. Tue—Sat 10am—5pm.
Petereell: Paintings Until Sat 6 Feb. Grantham-born Peter Bell worked in the South Africa in the 50s and 60s training art teachers until he was taken to court for anti-government activities in 1963. He moved to Canada and. in 1987. settled in Skye. His work is in Canadian and South African collections.