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I Worlds in a Box Two floors of boxes ﬁlled with witty. wonderful andl weird things which form the ﬁrst survey in Britain of artists who have made art in boxes. Look out for Kurt Schwitters, Man Ray and Sol LeWitt. City Arts Centre, Edinburgh.
I Happy Birthday Collins Gallery Last year saw the gallery lighten up with a new window on to the street. Here, however. the Gallery looks back further to past exhibitions such as the Tom Mackendrick’s haunting submarine show and other such triumphs. Collins Gallery, Glasgow. I Medardo nosso: Impressionist Sculptor Fluid. ﬂeeting and inspired work which was regarded by many as the ﬁrst lmpressionistic sculpture. Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh.
I Pictures from the Pocket Slides and music by Asian women and artist Gillian Steele. Fringe Gallery. Castlemilk.
I Le Temps Suspendu An installation of apparitions and spectres which
Carolins Buchanan Wed 7 J tin—6 Jul. Landscapes of Scotland and Turkey.
I FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. Mon—Fri 9am—6pm; Sat Warn-1.30pm.
Le Temps Suspendu Fri 3 Jun—l Jul. Strange. fragile images resembling projected apparitions in a dream-type world. Bertrand Gadenne‘s works are anti- monuments which hover in the air. 1 think. I FRUITMARKET GALLERY Market Street. 225 2383. Tue—Sat 10.30am—5.30pm. Liquid Crystal Futures: Contemporary Japanese Photography Until 16 Jul. Japanese culture is apparently undergoing a youthquake with the established norms crumbling in the face of Westemism and new technology. This exhibition comprises of the work of eleven photographers who share a highly individualistic. refined approach while focusing on the underside of the cityscape and its disintegration.
I GALLERY 41 41 Dundas Street. 557 4569. Mon—Sat 10.30am—5.30pm; Sun 1—4.30pm.
Mixed Media Until 22 Jun. Painting. weaving and collage by four young artists. I HANOVER FINE ART 22a Dundas Street. 556 2181. Mon—Fri 10.30am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm.
Texture and Patterns Until Mon 6 Jun. Recent land and seascapes in watercolour by John Ross.
I JOHN KNOX HOUSE See entry for Netherbow Arts Centre.
I KINGFISHER GALLERY 5 Northumberland Street. 557 5454. Tue—Sat Ham—4.30pm.
little Brown Isles and the Waves Until Fri 10 Jun. Work in various media by Fay Clark inspired by a visit last year to Harris and Lewis.
I MATTHEW ARCHITECTURE GALLERY University of Edinburgh. Department of Architecture. 20 Chambers Street. 650
play over the walls, the ceiling and the viewer. Rave on. F renclz Institute, Edinburgh.
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I COCKBURNS ART GALLERY The Wine Emporium. 7 Devon Place. Haymarket. Mon—Fri 9am—6pm: Sat 10am—6pm; Sun 11am-5pm. David M. Prince Until Sun 12 Jun. New work. I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 22—28 Cockbum Street. 220 1260. Tue—Sat 11am—5pm. Galleries and Pools Sat 4—25 Jun. Reminiscent of picture postcard images. Andrew Grassie‘s paintings focus on the architecture of a specific place. Focusing on a backdrop. rather than a subject. first the gallery itself is depicted. and in another separate but related work. a swimming pool. Artist for a Week Short-term shows by the brightest of local talent. You can meet the artist at the gallery on Saturday afternoons 3—5pnt Gallery 111 Art ever—changing display of small-scale contemporary artwork at affordable prices. I CONTACT GALLERY Grindlay Court Centre. (irindlay Street Court. 229 7941. Mott—Fri 1(1arn—33llpni. Contacts One: Collage and Papier Maché L'ntil Fri 11) Jun. The results of recent workshops plus work on the theme of the sea and self image by Katherine St Clair and Trish Edwards. I EDINBURGH GALLERY 18a Dundas Street. 557 5227. Mon—Fri 11am—5pm; Sat 10am—lpm. Exhibition of Painting Until Sat 11 Jun. Work by Judith l)a Fano. Jenny Mathews and Douglas Philips. I EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP 23 L'nion Street. 557 2479 Tue-Sat llllllll-~()pill. Eightsome Reel A collection of new work lrolti the \llltllU.
I FLYING COLOURS GALLERY 35 William
2342. Mon—Fri 10am—4.30pm.
The Presence of the Past Until Tue 17 Jun. Work by MacCormac. Jamieson Prichard. a firm who recently completed a building in Coventry which won the RFAC/Stmday 'Iimes Building of the Year. I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street. 225 2424. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. All manner of archive material and old toys relating to childhood through the
I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
The home of a fine collection of works. frotn the Renaissance to Post- lmpressionism. including Velazquez. El
Greco. Rembrandt. Gainsborough. Degas. Van Gogh and Scottish Colourists.
Raphael: The Pursuit of Perfection Until 10 July. An examination of this artist‘s immense vision and skill with the hanging of three paintings: Brit/geit'att'r Madonna, Holy Family with a Palm Tree and Madonna (lel Passe‘rggiu plus twenty preparatory drawings. Recent cleaning supplied information about how the paintings were produced and this gives a fascinating insight into his creative process with work by his assistants and followers also shedding light on his huge influence.
I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George [V Bridge. 226 4531. Mon—Sat lOam—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
A Century of Popular Magazines Until Sun 5 Jun. A nostalgic and amusing flick through the last 100 years in print with an exhibition of women‘s. photography. motoring and sporting magazines and comics. You can also leaf through the pages of your chosen read using the facsimile facility.
I NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 556 9579. Mon—Sat 10am—4.30pm. [D]. Cafe. Admits to the John Knox House. a picturesque 15th century building. reputedly the home of the notorious Scottish church reformer.
Street, 225 6776'1'ue l-rr 11am—6pm; Sat l‘latii 2pm
I Admission £1.2()(£1/5()p).
Swordfish and Soup (1993) by Calum Angus Mackay. In his solo show at the Portfolio Gallery, black and white photographs record bleak, cold and brittle images of death, decay and frozen objects.
I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm: Sat lOam—4pm. Group show Until Thurs 2 Jun. Paintings by Mij Bond and ceramics by Helen Hayes as well as prints and jewellery. I OUT OF THE BLUE 25 Blackft'iars Street. 556 5204. Tue—Sat 11am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Ben Johnson, Jackie McNamee and Amanda Ure Until Sat 11 Jtrn. Sculpture. drawing and photography by three bright young talents. I PORTFOLIO GALLERY 43 Candlemaker Row. 220 191 1. Tue-Sat noon—5.30pm. Isolate Until 18 Jun. Photographer Calum Angus MacKay is fascinated with animal and fish husbandry and his somewhat raw and uncompromising work captures carcases of animals. fish heads and horse heads in a stark, mysterious but imaginative way. I OUEEN’S HALL Clerk Street. 668 2019. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Urban Allegories: Symbolic landscapes Until 3 Jul. Figurative paintings and drawings by Michael Jessing were inspired by 1950s New York and are set in dreamscapes. I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN lnverleith Row, 552 7171. Daily 10am—8pm; Cafe. [D]. Now featuring Henry Moore‘s Reclining Figure: Hand I979. on loan from the Henry Moore Foundation. Treasures of the Royal Horticultural Society Until 24 Jul. Botanical art from Lindley Library including works by Ehret. William Hooker. Augusta Withers and Claude Aubriet. which span 300 years. Japonica Magnitica Until 24 Jul. Drawings of Japanese plants by Raymond Booth. Conservatory Until 16 Oct. The Glasshouses. An installation by Lothar Baumgatten which involves hanging a series of labels. identical to those used in the Garden. amongst the plants. Instead of the names of the specimens. the labels are texts relating to the cultures of the lands from which the plants have been extracted. ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS 9 Hill Square. 556 6206. Mon—Sat 11am—4pm. Michael Essen Until Wed 8 Jun. Large drawings and etchings based on anatomical specimens and surgical rocedures. I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Cafe. [D]. Mood oi the Moment Until 11 Sept. In 1842 in St Andrews. a local doctor and chemistry teacher. John Adamson. invented the calotype photographic printing process. Since then, the city has produced a number of photographers who have all captured something of Scottish life. This show features photography from the last 100 years by Scottish pioneers such as Hill and Adamson. as well as work from 20th century photographers such as James Valentine who built up a
postcard industry in Dundee. George Cowie and Robert Moyes Adam. All images are taken frotn St Andrews Univerity's collection.
I ROYAL OBSERVATORY VISITORS CENTRE Blackford Hill, 668 8405. Mon—Fri noon—5.30pm; weekends/holidays nrxm—5.3()pm. [1)]. £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 modern astronomy. plus two original telescope towers and the best view of Edinburgh frorn the rooftop terrace and viewing telescope.
I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 6671 Mon—sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
168th Annual Exhibition Until 2 July. £1.20 (50p). A vast show of paintings. drawings. sculpture and architecture by artists including Bill Crozier. Julie McCram and Sandra Blow which have been chosen from an open submission of 1000 works.
I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 16 Dundas Street, 558 1200. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat lOam—4pm.
John Schueler Sat 4-29 Jun. A memorial exhibition of work by this prominent member of the New York School who lived in Scotland for five years during the 70s. Also ceramics by David Leach. recent paintings by Lorna Robertson and jewellery by Gordon Stewart.
I SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN 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—4.30pm; 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-life bust of Henry Moore. Medardo Basso: Impressionist Sculptor Until 26 Jun. £2 (£1). This is the first major exhibition of this ltalian sculptor‘s work to be held in Britain and these 48 works in wax. plaster and bronze show why he is regarded as one of the precursors of the modern movement. Capturing a subtle sense of movement or a fleeting impression. his studies ripple with light and shadow and his subjects seem almost to dissolve into their surrounding space.
I SCOTTISH 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. Next show: Annie liebovitz. 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