Henry Moore Foundation.
Wild Orchids of Scotland and Four Gardens in One Until 25 Jul. A photographic celebration of Scotland's native orchids and a display of photographs taken from a book illustrating the work of the garden.
Stern Until Sun 9 May. The work of ten young photographers who took part in a series of workshops during last year’s Flora Photographica exhibition.
The Botanic ASII Until 3 Oct. When a huge British Ash dating from the early 19th century had to be felled. sculptor Tim Stead was invited to recycle the pieces for this unique exhibition.
I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Cafe. [1)].
lie Ordinary Journey: John nae, Arctic Explorer, 1813-1893 Until Sun 16 May. A look at the life of intrepid Orcadian explorer John Rae who explored and mapped vast territories of northern Canada. with the the help of the Native Indians and lnnuit. Free guided tours every Saturday and Sunday at 3pm. Platinum Until 23 May. An exciting and diverse display ofjewellery designed and made by fourteen students and graduates of Edinburgh College of Art. All have been winners or ﬁnalists in the UK Platinum Award.
llllA Fingerprinting Until 24 May. An exploration of the material found in a cell nucleus which makes us all unique. This exhibition explains how this procedure can be used in forensic science and in medical research.
Western Decorative Art: 1850 towards 2000 New permanent exhibition. Cantagalli tiles.jewels by Picasso and Scottish hand-painted pottery are all included in this exhibition of porcelain. glass. silver. metalwork amd ceramics from the museum's collection. Spanning 150 years. the artefacts reveal changes in
taste and style with examples of the unique. the mass-produced and work by major artists working with large manufacturers.
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.
I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 6671. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Admission £1.20/50p. Annual Exhibition Until 4 Jul. The 167th show includes works by George Wyllie. Joyce Cairns. Bet Low and Duncan Shanks among the 443 works.
I SCOTTISH GALLERY l6 Dundas Street. 558 1200. Mon-Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am-4pm.
Peter Molaren, James McDonald and Anne Finlay Until Wed 5 May. Contemporary painting and jewellery from the gallery‘s collection.
Alan Watson, Sophie Maccarthy and Scottish Master Prints Mon 10 M ay—2 Jun. Three exhibitions of drawings. ceramics and prints.
I SCOTTISH HATIOHAL GALLERY OF MODERH ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. [1)]. Cafe.
The gallery'sjustly renowned cafe is open Mon—Sat 10.30am—4.3()pm; 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-life bust of Henry Moore. Recent British Sculpture Sat 15 May—27 Jun. £2/£1. From Tony Cragg to Anish Kapoorm. a selection ofcontemporary sculpture from the Arts Council’s collection which should not be missed. See Preview.
EDINBU RGH PRINTIVIAKERS
WorkshOp 8* Gallery
Ilene Erskine Cansuelo Ferguson Gail Lemasuner Fraser Maclver Justin Williams
Exhibition runs until SJune
Edinburgh Prinmtalters is supported by Scottish Arte Councit and
23 Union Street Edinburgh 031-557 24:9
I SCOTTISH HATIOHAI. 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. Eugene lmpey: A Passage through India Until 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 18505. Far from presenting a romantic view of the country. lmpey’s images were meant to enhance the British understanding of this comer of their
I COTTISH UHITED SERVICES MUSEUM Edinburgh Castle. 225 7534. Mon-Sat 9.30am—5.30pm; Sun Ham-5.30pm. Free. but there is an admission charge for the castle.
For your Freedom and Ours: Poland, Scotland and the Second World War Many Polish soldiers catne to Scotland in the 40s and this is an exhibition of uniforms. insignia and equipment. as well as drawings. prints and other personal material.
I STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557
1 140. Tue—Sat Ham—5.30pm.
The Gatherer: Garry Fabian Miller Until Sat 15 May. By beaming strong light on to plants and then projecting the image onto cibachrome. this photographer creates abstract work. capturing the frailty and dynamic energy of the natural world.
I TALBOT RICE GALLERY Edinburgh University Old College. South Bridge. 650 2211. Mon—Sat 10am~5pm; Sun 2-5pm.
Changing Places Until 29 May. Margaret Hunter lives and works in Berlin. In this exhibition of new paintings. drawings and sculptures. the artist uses bodies and masks as recurrent motifs. Strongly inﬂuenced by primitive art. the works are vibrant and expressive.
I 359 GALLERY 233 Cowgate. 225 3013.
NA'I'IONAI. MUSEUMS ()F S(I()'I‘I..~\.\'I)
ART 1350 TOWARDS 2000
at the Royal Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh
Mon-Sat lOam—Spm, Sun lZ-Spm Admission Free
A FEAST FOR THE EYES!
Mixed Exhibition Fri 7—31 May. Paintings by ﬁnal year Edinburgh College of Art students.
I TORRAHCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon-Fri 11am-6pm; Sat 10.30am—4pm.
Tory island Painters Until 12 Jun. Work from five painters working on this small island off Ireland.
I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 1404. Mon—Thurs mam—midnight; Fri—Sat 10am-1am.
The Actor Series Until Thurs 20 May. Paintings by Alex Nisbet which are inspired by Japanese woodblock prints and explore the hidden characters which are in us all (so it sa 5 here).
I WASPS STUDIOS RY Patriothall. Stockbridge. Mon—Sat noon—5.30pm. Gerald McGowan and torn Fraser Mon 10—22 May. A contrasting show of stark black and white drawings by McGowan and vibrant ceramics by Fraser.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
Berwick Upon Need
I PAXTOH HOUSE 0289 86291. House and Gallery noon—5pm; grounds lOam—sunset. Cafe. Admission to house and tour £3.50/£1.75. The Picture Gallery hasjust been restored inside this 18th century Neo-Palladian mansion. and it now houses 73 paintings from the National Galleries.
I SMITH ART GALLERY AID MUSEUM Dumbarton Road. 0786 71917. Tue—Sat 10.30am-5pm; Sun 2-5pm.
The Unknown Face of Cuban Art Until 23 May. The only Scottish showing of this exhibition. Exploring sexuality. politics. religion and the clash between idealism and materialism. the show features satirical drawings and cartoon strips by contemporary Cuban artists.
WILLIAM BLAKE AND HIS CIRCLE
An exhibition of prints & illuminated books
HUNT ERIAN ART GALLERY UNIVERSITY 0f GLASGOW
1 May - 26 June
Monday - Saturday 9.30-5.00 Admission Free 041-330 5431
Extended public access supported with Funds from Glasgow District Council
HANOVEMR OFINEO_ ARTS
SPRING MIXED EXHIBITION RECENT LANDSCAPES. FLOWERS & STILL LIFE BY Gallery Artists
Michael McManus: Wood Sculpture
Sat 1 - Mon 24 May 1993 (Closed Mon 17 May) Mon-Fri 10.30-6; Sat 10-4
22A DUNDAS STREET. EDINBURGH EH3 5m TEL 031-556 2181
The List 7—20 May 1993 DO