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I NATIONAL Y 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- 1mpressionism. including Velazquez. El Greco. Rembrandt. Gainsborough. Degas. Van Gogh and Scottish Colourists. ShanW oi the Forest Until 19 Dec. An exhibition of prints of the Barbizon School featuring works by Millet. Daubigny, Rousseau and Corot. The 80 prints come from the British Museum and illustrate the way the artists worked directly from nature — an approach known as plein air - and went on to inﬂuence the French lmpressionists and the Dutch Hague School Printmakers. by whom there is also a group of works.
I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George 1V Bridge, 226 4531. Mon—Sat lOam-Spm; Sun 2—5pm.
Scotland First Portrayed Until Sat 30 Oct. A collection of views of Scotland from the 17th century by John Slezer. The exhibition will include Thearrum Scotiae the ﬁrst ever systematic pictorial survey undertaken in the British Isles.
I NETHERDDW 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 (£l/50p).
Douyage Until Thurs 4 Nov. Photographs and poetry from Lewis by lan Stephen. itiver Spirits Until Thurs 4 Nov. Sculpture. painting and box constructions by Angus McEwan and Douglas Robertson. in association with the Scottish Storytelling Festival. The theme is life and work on the River Tay.
I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am-4pm.
Group Show Until Thurs 4 Nov. Paintings. ceramics and jewellery.
I PORTFOLIO GALLERY 43 Candlemaker Row. 220 1911. Tue—Sat noon—5.30pm. Susanna Pleretzitl: The Five Senses Until 6 Nov. By examining the elderly human body. this photographer evokes five stages of life; birth. sexuality. dependence. death and afterdeath. in a second series, The Parents. she deals with her parents’ survival of the Holocaust.
I RIAS GALLERY 15 Rutland Square. Mon-Fri 9am—5pm; Sat 10am—4pm. Carlo Scarpa, Venice and the ouerlni Stanpalla Foundation Mon 25 Oct—5 Nov. Photography by Venetian artist Maria Ida Biggi and drawings by Richard Murphy Architects of Carlo Scarpa's remodelling of the Venetian foundation. I ROYAL DDTANIC GARDEN lnverleith Row. 552 7171. Daily 10am—8pm; Cafe. [D]. Now featuring Henry Moore’s Reclining Figure: Hand 1979. on loan from the Henry Moore Foundation.
I ROYAL MDSEDM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2-5pm. Cafe. [D].
The Povrer oi the Mask Until Sun 31 Oct. £2.50 (£l/50p). From Batman to a Samurai warrior. an interesting and informative exploration of the mask in tribal ritual. theatre and various cultures all over the world.
20th Century Jewellery Newly re-opened gallery features work from the museum‘s collection including miniature brooches of the Beatles. paper bangles and early plastic ieces from the 30s and 40s.
I RDY OBSERVATORY VISITORS CENTRE Blackford Hill. 668 8405. Mon—Fri noon—5.30pm; weekends/holidays noon—5.30pm. [D]. £1.50 (75p).
The universe Exhibition Up-to-date information on the Big Bang and everything else you ever wanted to know about the Universe.
Historical Exhibition Introduction to the work of The Royal Observatory and modem astronomy. plus two original
telescope towers and the best view of Edinburgh from the rooftop terrace and viewin telesco .
I ROY SCO ISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 6671. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
99th Annual S.S.A. Exhibition £1 (50p). Until Sat 30 Oct. An exhibition of work
'by the Society of Scottish Artists. Look
out for thirteen sculptures made out of Baxter’s soup tins by the Edinburgh Women Artists Group.
The Morrison Scottish Portrait Award Exhibition Sat 23 Oct—l3 Nov.
I SCOTTISH GALLERY 16 Dundas Street. 558 1200. Mon—Fri lOam—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm.
John liouston Until Wed 3 Nov. New paintings. Also ceramics by Christine Constant and jewellery by Jacqueline Stie er.
I OTTISH 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. The gallery has recently purchased Alexander Stoddart‘s lar er—than-life bust of Henry Moore.
I DTTISH 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. 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. Photographing children Until 3 Nov. Extended showing of this extremely popular collection of images of children from the 19th and 20th centuries.
I SCOTTISH UNITED 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 came 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 JOHN STEPHENS FINE ART 2a St Vincent Street. 557 6474. Mon—Sat 11am—6pm.
Dorothy Dlacit Until Wed 30 Oct. Figurative drawing inspired by Picasso’s still lifes.
I ST MARY'S CATHEDRAL Palmerston Place 225 6293. Daily 8am-6pm.
Angus Del A piece by Michael Jessing which draws from Baroque style but puts it into a contemporary context.
I STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557 1 140. Tue-Sat 1 lam-5.30pm.
Forum 11 Sat 23 Oct—20 Nov. A showcase of new Scottish photography from recent graduates of Scotland’s art schools.
I TALBOT RICE GALLERY Edinburgh University Old College, South Bridge. 650 2211. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Jae llarvey Until Sat 2 Nov. A retrospective of work including bronze and granite sculpture inspired by the artist’s home in the Borders.
I THE THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Daily 9.30am—5.30pm. Body Language Until Fri 1 Nov. Photographs of dance and movement by Kenny Bean.
I THE TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon-Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 10.30am—4pm.
Recent Work Until Wed 30 Oct. James
Orr and Lin Pattullo.
I THE TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 3223. Mon-Sat llam—l 1pm; Sun 6.30—11pm.
Photographic Portraits Until Wed 30 Oct. Work by Diana Lui.
lectures are listed by city, then alphabetically by sublect.
TALKS AND LECTURES Edinburgh
Anna Ramsay The Portrait Gallery. Wed 27 Oct. 12.45pm. Free. Elizabeth Allan discusses Allan Ramsay’s portrait.
The Art or a Collector The Portrait Gallery. Wed 3 Nov. 12.45pm. Free. A talk by Christine Famham.
Cities oi Tomorrow The Royal Museum of Scotland. Fri 22 Oct. 7.30pm. £2 in advance. £1 at the door. A talk by architect Sir Richard Rogers.
David liugonin and Nathalie Du Pasquier The Fruitmarket Gallery. Fridays during exhibition at 2pm. Free. A guided tour with Education Officer Sarah Knox. Group or Dancers The National Gallery. Fri 22 Oct. 12.45pm. Free. Kenneth Hay examines Degas’s work.
Metaphysical Painting and The Years oi The 192D! and The 19308 The Italian Institute. Tue 26 Oct. 6.30—7.30pm. Free. A talk by Victoria Keller.
liourard Hodgkin and Vulllard The Gallery of Modern Art. Mon 1 Nov. 12.45pm. Free. Kenneth Hay of the University of Leeds.
The Modernism of The Classical in Sculpture The Italian Institute. Tue 2 Nova Free. Victoria Keller discusses the work of Martini. Marini. Manzu and Greco.
Sarah Roberts The Gallery of Modern Art. Mon 25 Oct. 12.45pm. Free. Frances Borzello examines the role of female models and looks at a William Roberts rece. Scottish Photographers - A Survival Special Hunter Building. Edinburgh College of Art. Sat 30 Oct. Booking fee £2. 1-4.30pm. An afternoon seminar organised by Stills on the art of selling yourself. There will be a range of speakers including Calum Colvin and Martha McCulloch (Director of Street Level). A 16th Century Extravaganza: The Triumph ot Mary nation or Scots The Royal Museum of Scotland. Thurs 28 Oct. 7.30pm. £2 in advance; £1 at the door. By Michael Lynch. Professor of Scottish History. University of Edinburgh. Woman and Child in a Garden The National Gallery. Fri 22 Oct. 12.45pm. Free. Frances Borzello will discuss Berthe Morisot's painting.
A Camera necordlng Its DWI! Condition Glasgow Film Theatre. Fri 22 Oct. 11am. Free. Conceptual artist. John Hilliard will discuss the way photography has been used as a means of investigation into contemporary Western culture with examples of his own work.
Borrowed light Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. Sun 31 Oct. 2—4pm. Free. Performance artist Alex Rigg will be appearing in and around the cement mixer of Stephen Skrynka’s innovative show. Where We Are liotv CCA. Sat 23 Oct. 2pm. Free. Four views on art in Glasgow to encourage debate around current issues in contemporary art.
William Furlong Glasgow Film Theatre. Fri 29 Oct. 11am. Free. As founder of Audio Arts. Furlong will plot twenty years as an artist/publisher with soundworks. images and tapes. featuring a range of artists including Duchamp. Joyce. Hamilton and Koons.
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