I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George [V 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 NETHERROW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 556 9579. Mon—Sat 10am-4.30pm. [D]. Cafe. Also admits to the John Knox H0use. a picturesque 15th century building. reputedly the home of the notorious Scottish church reformer. Admission £1 .20/£l/50p.
I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street. 1 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm: Sat 10am-4pm.
Jennifer Mciiae: Paintings Until Thurs l8 Feb. Plus crafts by Jessica Ball. prints by
1 Jonathan Gibbs and a selection ofjewellery.
I Jane Seeder: Paintings Sat 20 Feb—ll Mar. Also. contemporary British wood. prints by Carlo Rossi RSA R01 and jewellery by
I PORTFOLIO GALLERY 43 Candlemaker Row. 220 I91 I. Tue—Sat I2—5.30pm.
Closed for refurbishment until March.
I OUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street. 668 3456. Daily 10am—6pm. or later on performance nights.
Michael Jessing: Urban Allegories Until 28 Feb. Forty “urban allegories‘ in which elements of Manhattan. Venice. Edinburgh and the South Bronx combine to create an imaginary city — the work of a New York- based artist.
I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN lnverleith Row. 552 7171. Mon—Sat 9am—sunset; Sun
1 lam—sunset. Cafe. [D]. Exhibitions 10am-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 Evocative 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. ID].
The Discovery Room is open. with a variety of ‘hands-on‘ exhibits for children over six. Seeds of Change Until 7 Mar. Murray Grigor organised this exhibition which focuses on
1 Scottish inventors and intellectuals. like
i Charles Mackintosh. Robert Adam. and
I Mary Sommerville the molecular and
i microscopic scientist.
i A Brush with Nature - Watercolours of North | America by Sir Daniel Wilson Until 31 Mar.
I Two hundred watercolours marking the
i centenary of the Scottish scholar‘s death.
I recording his joumeys in the wilds of Ontario I and northwest USA.
l ! from the collaction of i Reba and Dave Williams 5 HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY 5 UNIVERSITY ofGLASGOW
. 30 January - 17 April
(Closed 9 - 12 April inclusive) Monday - Saturday 9.30500 Admission Free 041-330 5431
Subsidised by the Scottish Arts Council Extended public access supported with
Funds from Glasgow District Council
| No Ordinary Journey: Jeba the, Arctic Explorer. 1813-1883 Until 16 May. A look at the life of intrepid Orcadian explorer John 5 Rae who explored and mapped vast [ territories of northern Canada. with the the 1 help of the native lndians and Innuits. Free guided tours every Saturday and Sunday at ' 3 m. I ROYAL WSERVATORY Blackford Hill. 668 i 8405. Mon—Fri IOam—4pm; , weekends/holidays noon-5pm. [D]. £1.50f75p. ; Up—to-date information on the Big Bang and ! everything else you ever wanted to know 5 about the Universe. Telescopes are open I every clear weeknight until 31 March. f I SCOTTISH GALLERY 16 Dundas Street. 558 f 1200. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm. [ Brian Folcllt: Paintings Until 3 Mar. Works [ made during a year-long study at the i' Thornton dog track near Kirkcaldy. l The Borders in Watercolour Until 3 Mar. .f including works by Johnstone. Gillies and l McNaim. I SCOTTISH NATNINAL 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. John iieartiieltl Until 28 Mar. The largest retrospective to date in Britain of the work of John Heartfteld (1891—1968) German Dadaist and early exponent of the photomontage. His searing attacks on the inequalities and injustice of Weimar and Nazi Germany led to his constant censorship and persecution. I SCOTTISH NATIONAL 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 - and a very fine cafe. The Stones of 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 is illustrated by the work of 19th century photographers Carlo Ponti and Carlo Naya. Scotland Observed: A Decade of 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 foretaste of the proposed National Gallery of Scottish Art and History. I STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557 1 140. Tue—Sat 1 lam—5.30pm. Aqua Vitae Part 2 Until 27 Feb. Newly commissioned works on the theme of the waterway — ancient source of folklore. food. trade and the foundation of many towns and cities. Six artist-photographers took part in the show. which also includes archive material from the Summerlee Heritage Trust. The project was organised 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 Old College. South Bridge. 650 221 l. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Terry Setcb: NOW Work 1989-1992 Until 27 Feb. Large-scale. vibrant paintings in which the materials of modern consumerism — polythene. polystyrene etc — are used alongside found objects from the beaches near Setch‘s home in Cardiff. Y 29b Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon—Fri 1 lam—6pm; Sat 10.30am—4pm. Flowers: Paintings by line Strachan anti All" McClIntock Until 20 Feb. I TRAVERSE TIEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 1404. Mon—Sat 10am—late; Sunday evenings. BrendaoremTheooddessaedtbeSeaUntil 28 Feb. Enigmatic. near-visionary depictions of sea queens and mermaids.
Activities and Fun
I HILIEAD LIBRARY 348 Byres Road. 946 5798.
Radio Workshop Sat 13 Feb. 2pm. 50p. A Culture City Kids event which looks at communication and includes improvisation on tape.
I LITTLE MARCD’S Templeton Street. 554 7184. Mon—Sat 10am—7pm. £3 for 90 minutes. A children‘s indoor rampage area which features bouncy castles. ball pits. a soft toy area and slides. Children must be under 4ft 7in and under 35 must be supervised.
I ST ENOCH CENTRE ICE RINK 55 St Enoch Square. 221 5835. Mon—Fri 12.30—4.3()pm; Sat 10am—12.30pm. 1—4.30pm and 5—6.45pm; Sun 14.30pm. Admission £2.50 (including skate hire) except Sun; £2.
I meant MUSEUM University of Glasgow. 330 4221. Mon—Sat 9.30—5pm. Free.
Earth . . . Life Fossils. amoebae. dinosaurs . . . A brand new show which explains the history of the planet and its inhabitants.
I MUSEUM OF EDUCATION Scotland Street Museum. 429 1202. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
The Best Years Until Sun 28 Feb. Photographs of children in Scotland. Ethiopia. Nepal. Romania. the West Bank and the Gaza Strip by photojournalist Gerry McCann.
Hyperboreans Until Fri 5 March. An exhibition of sculptured beads by Ken Hunter.
I CRAWFURD THEATRE Jordanhill College. 76 Southbrae Drive. 950 3437/3438.
Mt Bones Sat 13 Feb. 2pm. Kids (under 5) £1; adults £2. Magical entertainment and rattling good fun.
I CWRERNAULD THEATRE Kildrum. 0236 732887.
MT Bones Sat 20 Feb. 1.15pm. Kids £1.25: adults £1.75. See above.
I SCOTTISH MASK AND PUPPET CENTRE 8-10 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185.
The Tale of the Lifted Lora: Sat 13 and Sat 20 Feb 1 lam and 2pm. Mon 15 Feb 10am and 2pm. Kids £1.50; adults £2.50; family (one adult and 2 children) £5. The Perfect Chaos Puppet Company in a Dr Seuss story. See panel.
I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. 887
IOIO. The Jetsuns Mon 15 Feb. 1pm. Kids £1:
adults £1.50. Hanna Barbera‘s futuristic follow—up to The F lintsrones includes some flashy computer graphics.
Punch and Judy Sat 20 Feb. 1pm. Kids £1.25; adults £1.75. Scott Lovat with an exciting mixture of puppets. balloons. games and magic tricks.
Actnnttes and Fun
I GORGIE CITY FARM 51 Gorgie Road. 337 4202. 9.30am-4pm. Free. Lambs. a cow. a pony. goats and loads of small. furry creatures at the farm in the bean of the city.
I MURRAYFIELD ICE RINK Riversdale C res. 337 6933. Mon—Fri 2.30—430pm; Mon. Wed. Fri 5—7pm; Sat 10am—noon; 2.30—4.3()pm; 7.30-10.30pm. Sun
10—1 1.30am: 2.30—4.30pm. Admission (including skate hire) £1 .80—£3.
I ROYAL RDTANIC GARDEN lnverleith Row. 552 7171 ext 454. Daily 10am—4pm.
The Garden In the Desert Pennanent exhibition which looks at the plants that thrive in the desert. Spices. herbs and cactuses grow beneath a life-size replica of a camel made of birch twigs and hessian.
I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424.
The Great Rubbish SI'IOW Until Sat 13 Mar. False teeth made from a melted down Second World War mess tin. a briefcase made from recycled material or a musical instrument made from scrap metal anyone? Find out how garbage has. and can be used in a show that looks at the problems. solutions. history and creative re-use of what we throw away. I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street. 225 2424. Mon~Sat 10am—5pm.
Toys and Games on Stamps Until Sun 21 Mar. A philatelist extravaganza that also includes items that children have used in times past for collecting stamps.
I DRUNTDN THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240.
Magic Bob Sat 13 Feb. 10.30am and 2.30pm. Kids £1.50; adults £2.50. Trickery galore with one of Scotland's best loved entertainers.
I TIEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 225 7942.
Captain Colourful and the Crimson Kilt Sat 20 Feb. 10am—noon. £2. A two-hour mime. movement and games workshop culminating in a public perfomiance at noon. A scenario with a distinctly Scottish ﬂavour; the evil Laird of Loch Gloom has put up rent. join Captain Colourful. the Cannibal Kid. the Curious Quirk. Aberdeen Angus and Hamish the Haggis - anything could happen.
54 The List 12—25 February 1993