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I CITY ART CENTRE Market Street. 225 2424. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm. Cafe. Collies Warriors oi the Steppes Until 17 Oct. Treasures from the migratory cultures such as the Vikings. the Huns and the Mongols. who swept across the Russian plains during the last four centuries and left a wealth of golden artefacts in their wake.

Happy Birthday Peter Rabbit Until 25 Sept. Featuring minutely detailed studies of mushrooms. animals and plants in watercolour and pencil. this exhibitoin reveals how Beatrix Potter‘s remarkable illustrations for her children’s books develo d on the a e.

I EflgURGH UJVERSITY LIBRARY George Square. 650 3384. Mon—Fri 9am-5pm.

For Coescieace‘s sure - The Ten Years’ Coeillct and Disruption, 1834-43 The Drummond Room. Until 3 Sept. An exhibition exploring the events which led to the Disruption of the Church of Scotland 150 ears ago.

I NATIONAL ERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.

The home of a fine collection of works. from the Renaissance to Post- lmpressionism. including Velazquez. El Greco. Rembrandt. Gainsborough. Degas. Van Gogh and Scottish Colourists. iloiirela and the Court oi lieary VIII Until 26 Sept. On the 450th anniversary of the death of Hans Holbein, the court portrait painter. an exhibition of 28 portrait drawings and five miniatures from the Queen's collection. Subjects include Sir

Thomas More. Cardinal Fisher. and poet Henry Howard. I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George IV Bridge. 226 4531. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Scotland First Portrayed Until 30 Oct. A collection of views of Scotland from the 17th century by John Slezer. The exhibition will include Thearrum Scoriae the first ever systematic pictorial survey undertaken in the British Isles. I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 6671. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. The line of Tradition Until 12 Sept. Works on paper from 1700 to the present day by a breathtaking array of Scottish artists. From Allan Ramsay to Alan Davie. and from Joseph Crawhall to lan Hamilton Finlay. this show is lively and diverse.

I BOURNE FINE ART 4 Dundas Street. 557 4050. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am-lpm.

David Gauld RSA Until 31 Aug. Painting and drawing by a prominent member of the ori inal Glasgow Boys.

I CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace. 556 1010. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—1pm.

Flower of Scotland Until 4 Sept. William Cmsbie’s giant panels Summer and the Lin Pond and other Scottish 19th and 20th century flower painting.

I THE FRUITTAARNET GALLERY Market Street. 556 1059.

Gerald laing: A Retrospective Until 18 Sept. Once active in the P0p Art scene with Warhol. Laing has spent the last twenty years working on abstract sculpture and public art commissions. This show includes work from all periods including screen prints of Brigitte Bardot and a bronze of Pavarotti.

I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 16a Dundas Street. 558 1200. Mon—Fri lOam—6pm. The Edinburgh School Until 8 Sept. A vast exhibition of work by graduates of Edinburgh College of Art 1909—1990.

I SCOTTISH NATIONAL 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.

Russian Painting oi the Avant-Carde

Until 5 Sept. On loan from provincial Russian museums. a collection of

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paintings from 1902—25. by Kandinsky. Popova, Malevich and many others. The work reveals an intense period of creativity in the visual arts before years of Stalinist suppression. £3 (£1.50).

I SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2-5pm. [D]. Cafe. Featuring studies of Scotland’s bonniest and beastliest monarchs. politicians. writers and artists.

Phoebe Anna Traquair Until 7 Nov. Once Scotland's leading exponent of the Arts and Crafts movement. Traquair has been re-discovered from obscurity. This show brings together over 150 of her paintings. embroideries. illuminated manuscripts. jewellery and decorative enamelwork to complete a comprehensive study of this inspired decorative artist. £3 (£1.50). See also Mansfield Place Church.

I JOHN STEPHENS FINE ART 1a St Vincent Street. 557 6474. Mon-Sat 11am-6pm.

John Milne Purvis Until 28 Aug. A major retrospective of the ex-head of Dundee School of Art who died in 1961. including paintings of Constantinople. North Africa and portraits.


I ALTERNATIVE FINE ART 20 Haymarket Terrace. 346 7050. Mon—Sat 11am—5pm. Tom Davidson Until 31 Aug. Landscape and changing light depicted in lino-cut by this Border-based artist.

I BELL’S BRAE GALLERY 9 Bell’s Brae. Dean Villa e. 225 3213. Daily noon—6pm. Tuscan VI! on Until 28 Aug. Michael Zyw’s Tuscany-inspired paintings. in a gallery picturesquely situated in a 17th century farmer’s cottage.

I CITIZENS STUDIO 17/21 Assembly Street. Leith. 554 1649. Tue—Sat noon-5pm.

Loith Open 93 Until 6 Sept. Selection of work chosen from open submission from artists throughout Britain.

I LEONE COCNBURN 21 Dean Park Mews. 343 2840. Mon-Fri 1—5pm; Sat

1 lam—1pm.

Ronald F. Smith Until 27 Aug. Expressive painting of ltaly and Sicily.

I CIRLECTIVE GALLERY 22—28 Cockbum Street. 220 1260. Tue-Sat llam—Spm. Counterpointing Until 4 Sept. Work in a variety of mediums from emerging Scottish artists. Also work for sale by local artists from £20.

Artist tor a Week Short-term shows by the brightest of local talent. You can meet the artist at the gallery on Saturday afternoons 3—5pm.

I CONTACT GALLERY Grindlay Court Centre. Grindlay Court Street. 229 7941. Mon—Fri lOam—3.30pm; Sat noon-4pm. First Until 4 Sept. Mixed media show by local artists.

I EASTERN GENERAL HOSPITAL Main and Outpatient Corridors. Seafreld Street. Daily 9am-8pm.

landscape Fri 20 Aug—l Oct. Work by six artists.

I EDINBURGH CENTRAL LIBRARY George [V Bridge. 225 5584. Mon—Fri 9am—9pm: Sat 9am—1pm.

Sandra Kllgour Until 27 Aug. New


I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 229 9311. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. loo-Representational Scottish Painting Until 4 Sept. The backlash against figurative and the swing back to abstract has been spear-headed in Scotland by Callum lnnes. This show features the work of six artists including lnnes who all use colour. texture and shape.

LII Atkll Until 4 Sept. 1n the Andrew Grant Gallery. haunting six-foot-square

figurative ncrldrawrngs.

I THE EDI BURGH GALLERY 18a Dundas Gallery. 557 5227. Mon—Fri llam—Spm; Sat 10am—lpm.

lta nulliigan Until 4 Sept. Inspired by Southern France. lreland and the theatre. this Dublin artist uses paint to create expressive. colourful work.

I ESU GALLERY 23 Atholl Crescent. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.

Scottish Art 1993 Until 4 Sept. A selection of painting.

I EDINBURGH PRINTMANERS 23 Union Street. 557 2479. Tue—Sat lOam—«6pm. David Hockney Until 18 Sept. Prints spanning the artists career from the famous swimming pool to the weather series. I THE FESTIVAL EXHIBITION 137 George Street. 220 6370. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm; Sun 2—5pm. Until 4 Sept. Three galleries from Glasgow have pooled resources to put on a show which includes work from Peter Howson. J. D. Fergusson and John Beilany.

I FLYING COLOURS GALLERY 35 William Street. 225 6776. Tue-Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 10am-1pm.

Donald Hamilton Fraser RA Until 1 Sept. New paintings of the landscapes of Scotland.

I FRASER FINE ART 33 Alva Street. 225 2782. Tue—Fri llam—5pm.

Zora Buchanan Until 28 Aug. Pastel. watercolour and gouache work of the natural landscape by this Scots-Canadian


I HANOVER FINE ARTS 22a Dundas Street. 556 2181. Mon—Fri 10.30am—6pm. Richard Aired Until 4 Sept. Recent Scottish landscapes in watercolour and pastels. Also mixed exhibition by gallery artists.

I ITALIAN INSTITUTE 82 N icolson Street. 668 2232. Mon—Fri lOam-Spm.

Carlo Cuarlentl Until 20 Sept. Etchings. aquatian and collage which layer pieces of ancient text with geometric forms to create textured expressive work.

I NINFISHER GALLERY 5 Northumberland Street. 557 5454. Mon—Sat Ham—4.30pm.

William littieloltrt BSA Until 28 Aug. Paintings inspired by Braque and Japanese art.

I NETHERBOIV 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).

l’amour Fou Until 4 Sept. Six young Scottish illustrators look at lane in both commercial and personal contexts.

I OPEN EYE GALLERY 79 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon-Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm.

Group Show Until 2 Sept. Jack Knox. Jeremy James, and Sarah Parker-Eaton. I OUEEN’S HALL Clerk Street, 668 3456. Daily 10am—6pm, or later on performance


Leonid Crigorlevltclr Kmart Until 4 Sept. An interesting exhibition of portraiLs.. paintings and landscapes by this Russian $118!.

I ROYAL OBSERVATORY VISITORS CENTRE Blackford Hill. 668 8405. Mon—Fri noon—5.30pm; weekends/holidays noon—5.30pm. [D]. £1.50 (75p).

Painting by Catherine Bale Until 12 Sept. Watercolours by a local artist which are inspired by nebulas. galaxies and cometary globules. Cosmic.

I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN lnverleith Row. 552 7 171. Daily 10am-8pm; Cafe. [D]. Exhibitions 10am—5pm. Admission £2 (£1).

Now featuring Henry Moore's Reclining

72 The List 20—26 August 1993