Ecco Borne: European Artists in the Eternal City Until 12 Apr. This extended exhibition looks at European artists‘ relationship with Rome across the ages. Including works by Turner. Piranesi and Bemini.

Old Master Drawings irorn liolithatn iiall Until Sun 28 Mar. At a controversial auction in July 1991. this collection of eighteen outstanding drawings. the last of its kind in Britain. was saved for the nation by the combined action of eight different galleries and museums (including this one). This is a rare opportunity to see these works by Parmigianino. Bemini. Gucrcino. Poussin and others.

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

European Treasures: rite 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 NETHERDOW 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.

Sheila N. Daemon Looking Outwards after Looking In Until Sat 27 Mar. Discomforting images by a reclusive artist trying to make sense of her own personal experience.

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

Cynthia Wall RSI: Prints Until Thurs l


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I PORTFOLIO GALLERY 43 Candlemaker Row. 220 I91 1. Tue—Sat noon—5.30pm. John Davies: Cross Currents Until Sat 3 Apr. Reportage meets art in Davies's searching photographs of Europe. from tower blocks in Barcelona to the Berlin wall. via post-industrial Britain. Davies's works are in international collections. including the Museum of Modem Art in New York and London‘s V and A.

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Images of Children in British Art from 1600 to the Present

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

ililce Paltta: Brazil Visions and Dreams Until Sun 28 Mar. Twenty-one drawings and pastels exploring and celebrating the vibrancy and colour of Brazil.

I ROYAL DOTANIC 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 I 979. 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.

I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Cafe. [D].

A Brush with ilature - Watercolours oi ilorth America by Sir Daniel Wilson Until Wed 31 Mar. Two hundred watercolours marking the centenary of the Scottish scholar's death. recording his journeys in the wilds of Ontario 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 northern Canada. with the help of the Native lndians 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. [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 Wed 3| Mar.

I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 6671. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.

Next show Annual Exhibition opens on 24 Apr.

I SCOTTISH GALLERY l6 Dundas Street. 558 1200. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm.

Pat Douthtrraite: Paintings oi Skye and South America Until Wed 31 Mar.

NW Metalwork Until 3| Mar. Domestic silver holloware. ironwork and large pieces of sculpture by younger and more established makers. Highlights include a group of totemic steel sculptures by Sam MacDonald.

Peter McLaren. James hiclionald and

Anne Finlay Mon 5 Apr—5 May. Contemporary painting and jewellery from the galleries collection.

I SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2-5pm. IDI. 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. The gallery has recently purchased Alexander Stoddart‘s larger-than-Iifc bust of Henry Moore. John iieartileld Until Sun 28 Mar. The largest retrospective to date in Britain of the work of John Heartfteld (1891-1968) German Dadaist and early exponent of the photomontagc. 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. lDl. Cafe.

Scotland‘s bonniest and beastliest monarchs. politicians. writers and artists and a very fine cafe.

Eugene Intpey: A Passage through indie Sat 20 Mar—23 May. A dedicated photographer. lmpey took advantage of his diplomatic posting in lndia to record the people. monuments and landscapes of the country in the 1850s. Far from presenting a romantic view of the country. lmpey‘s images were meant to enhance the British understanding of this comer of their empire.

I STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557 1 140. Tue—Sat 1 lam—5.30pm.

Bari de Keyzer: God Inc Until Sat 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 ldaho to the Mormons. I TALBOT RICE GALLERY Edinburgh University Old College. South Bridge. 650 221 1. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.

Battlegrounds Sat 27 Mar-24 Apr. A selection of work from the last ten years by the Scottish multi-media artist. John Kirkwood. Using large sculptural relief panels. photomontages. hand-painted etchings and portrait drawings. he depicts the post-industrial Scottish landscape and the on-going process of change both in the human and natural world.

I TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon—Fri 1 lam—6pm; Sat 10.30am—4pm.

Margaret Ballantyne Until Sat 10 Apr. Recent still life and landscape painting. Also jewellery by Shcana M. Stephen.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 1404. Mon—Thurs lOam—midnight: Fri—Sat lOam—lam.

Common Origins Thurs 1—24 Apr. Paintings. drawings and prints by Alistair Clark. Nina Pope. Alistair Mack and Joan Smith. All the artists work with diverse scientific themes and imagery. The show is part of the Edinburgh lntemational Science Festival.

OUTSIDE THE CITIES SttrItng I MACROOERT ARTS CENTRE University of Stirling. 0786 67155. Tue—Sat I lam—6pm. The Scottish Colourists Until Sat 27 Mar. The university celebrates its 25th anniversary with a sweeping show of works by four of Scotland's most popular artists Peploe. Fergusson. Hunter and Cadell drawn on collections across Scofland. In Place oi the Vlall Wed 7—24 Apr. Photographs by Lys Hansen and Peter Russell of Berlin three years after the collapse of the Wall.

5‘ The List 26 March—8 April 1993