industrial Britain. Davies's works are in international collections. including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and London's V and A.
I OUEEN’S HALL Clerk Street. 668 3456. Daily 10am—6pm. or later on performance ni hts.
Nilce Paiva: Brazil - Visions and Dreams Until 28 Mar. Twenty-one drawings and pastels exploring and celebrating the vibrancy and colour of Brazil.
I ROYAL DOTANIC GARDEN lnverleith Row. 552 7 l 7 l. Mon—Sat 9am—sunset: Sun Ham-sunset. Cafe. [D]. Exhibitions 10am-4pm. Admission £2 (£1).
Now featuring Henry Moore's Reclining Figure: Hunt! [97 9. 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.
Chile: A Gardener’s Paradise Thurs 18 Mar. 3pm. Martin Gardner describes the first Chilean plants introduced to Britain 150 years ago.
I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am-«5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Cafe. [1)].
The Discovery Room is open. with a variety of ‘hands-on' exhibits for children over six.
A Brush with Nature - Watercolours of North America by Sir Daniel Wilson Until 31 Mar. Two hundred watercolours marking the centenary of the Scottish scholar's death. recording his journeys in the wilds of ()ntario and northwest USA. No Ordinary Journey: John nae, Arctic Explorer, 1813-1893 Until 16 May. A look at the life of intrepid Orcadian explorer John Rae who explored and mapped vast territories of northeni Canada. with the help of the native Indians and lnnuit. Free guided tours every Saturday and Sunday at 3pm.
I ROYAL OBSERVATORY Blackford Hill. 668 8405. Mon—Fri 10am—4pm; weekends/holidays noon—5pm. [1)].
L‘p-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 ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 6671. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Students’ Exhibition Until Wed 17 Mar. Some 250 works — painting. sculpture. printmaking and architecture — by final year and post-graduate students from Scotland's four art colleges.
I SCOTTISH GALLERY l6 Dundas Street. 558 1200. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm.
Pat Douthiiiaite: Paintings of Skye and South America Until 31 Mar.
New Metalwork Until 31 Mar. Domestic silver holloware. ironwork and large
1 pieces of sculpture by younger and more
l established makers. Highlights include a
I group of totemic steel sculptures by Sam
I SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 892 I.
Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. [D]
The gallery'sjustly 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. The gallery has
i recently purchased Alexander Stoddart's
: larger-than-life bust of Henry Moore.
f John Heartrield Until 28 Mar. The largest
: retrospective to date in Britain of the work
of John Heartfield (1891—1968) German
3 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].
Scotland's bonniest and beastliest
monarchs. politicians. writers and artists —
and a very fine cafe.
The Stones oi Venice Until Sun 14 Mar.
The famous art critic. John Ruskin.
I explained his belief that the personality of
1 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
Eugene Impey: A Passage through India
Sat 20 Mar—23 May. A dedicated
photographer. lmpey took advantage of
his diplomatic posting in India to record
the people. monuments and landscapes of
the country in the l850s. Far from
presenting a romantic view of the country.
lmpey‘s images were meant to enhance
the British understanding of this corner of
I STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557
l 140. Tue-Sat 1 lam—5.30pm.
Carl de Keymr: God Inc Until 3 Apr. The
fruits of a year-long exploration of
religious groups in America. including
some extraordinary images of rituals.
processions and crusades. from the neo-
Nazi Church of Idaho to the Mormons.
I TALBOT RICE GALLERY Edinburgh
University Old College. South Bridge.
650 221 l. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun
The Laing Competition Exhibition Until
Sat 20 Mar. Open exhibition of land and
seascapes. selected by Jack Knox. Duncan
Macmillan and Dorothy Stewart.
I TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas
Street. 556 6366. Mon—Fri l 1am—6pm;
Paintings by Avril Jaques and [as
Drummond until Sat 13 Mar.
University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL. Tel. 031 650 2211
12 March - 20 March LAING COMPETITION & EXHIBITION Landscape & Seascape Paintings Mon-Sat 10am-5pm 27 March - 24 April BATTLEGROUNDS New Works by John Kirkwood Tues-Sat 10am—5pm
Admission Free Subsidised by the Scottish Arts Council
58 The List 12 —25 March 1993
Events are listed by city, than alphabetically by activity. itids Listings compiled by Beatrice Colin.
Activities and Fun
I HILLHEAU LIBRARY 348 Byres Road. 339 7227.
Culture City KIDS Sat 20 Mar. 2—4pm. 50p. A mixed-media class which will include batik. tie-dye and design. For children over eight. Booking advised.
I LITTLE MARCO’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 7m and under 3s must be supervised.
I MARYHILL DURGH HALL Garbraid Avenue.
Youth Performance Group Sundays. Noon—3pm. 50p. Games. warm-up exercises and the chance to make tip and learn new dance pieces. No experience required (8—14 ears).
I ST ENOCH CENTRE ICE RINK 55 St Enoch Square. 221 5835. Mon—Fri lZ.30—4.30pm; Sat 10am—l2.30pm. l—4.30pm and 5—6.45pm: Sun l—4.30pni. Admission £2.50 (including skate hire) except Sun; £2.
I ART GALLERY 8t MUSEUM, KELVINGROVE 357 3929. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 1 1am—5pm.
Innocence and Experience Until Sun 25 Apr. Sixty paintings. drawings. sculptures and prints which look at childhood. From a 17th century toddler to Gilbert and George‘s Berry Boys. this show is a diverse and expansive collection of images of children.
I HUNTERIAN MUSEUM University of Glasgow. 330 4221. Mon-Sat 9.30—5pm. Free.
Earth . . . Lite 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 I202. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Design Award Exhibition Until Fri 2 Apr. A display of competition-winning childrens' art works.
I MOTHERWELL CIVIC THEATRE 0698 267515.
West Side Story Wed 17—Sat 20 Mar. 7.30pm. Kids £3; adults £4.
The Motherwell Youth Theatre in Bemstein’s classic musical rework of Romeo and Juliet set in down-town New York. Expect songs. dance and an energetic cast.
I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. 887 1010.
Freddy as ERO'NU) Sat 20 Mar. 1pm. Kids £1.25; adults £1.75. Cartoon fun.
I GURGIE 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 heart of the city.
I MURRAYEIELO ICE RINK Riversdale Cres. 337 6933. Mon-Fri 2.30—4.30pm; Mott. Wed. Fri 5—-7pm; Sat Ilium—noon. 2.30—4.30pm. 7.30-l0.30pm; Sun
10—1 1.30am. 2.30—4.30pm. Admission
(including skate hire) £1 .80--£3.
I STEPPING STONES 1 12 West Bow. 226 4413 ext 16.
Drama Workshop Saturdays. Noon—1pm. £2 (concessions available). Theatre games leading tip to a Christmas production. livery aspect of theatre production including costume. make-up and lighting will be covered in the course of the year. (8--l2 years).
I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424. Mon— Sat 10am~5pm. The Great Rubbish Show Until Sat l3 Mar. False teeth made from a melted down Second World War mess tin and a musical instrument made of scrap metal are just two of the exhibits in this extensive hands-on show. Find out how garbage has and can be used. and look at the problem of the vast amount of waste produced by the West.
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Land of the Dragon: Dinosaurs from China Until Sat 26 Jun. Kids £1; adults £2. Six huge fossilised skeletons including a 70ft- loiig i‘vlamcnchisauruus. Also a range of fossilised footprints and eggs. and dinosaur stamps. and a computer game where you experience a prehistoric life and try not to end up as a dead dinosaur. I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street. 225 2424. Mon—Sat 10am~5pm. Fun with Philater Until Sun 21 Mar. A stamp-collecting extravaganza featuring toys and games on stamps. The show also includes items which children have used in times past for collecting stamps.
I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS lnverleith Road. 552 7171 ext 454. Daily 10am—4pm.
The Garden in the Desert Permanent exhibition which looks at plants which thrive in the desert. Spices. herbs and cactuses grow beneath a life size replica of a camel made of birch twigs and hessian.
OUT OF TOWN
I RIGGAR LITTLE THEATRE Broughton Road. Biggar. Lanarkshire. 0899 20631. Pips and Panda ln Circus Land and Nessie meets Morag Kids £3; adults £4. Various times and dates. Call venue for details. Piirves Puppets on home turf with two alternating shows. Guided tours to see behind the scenes and meet the puppets are also available.