Walter Awlson’s sculpture Vicky is at the Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

This exhibition takes you on a journey through Stevenson’s imagination and includes many illustrated editions which have brought to life his world of pirates. adventurers and children.

I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street, 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun noon—5pm. Cafe. [D]. Treasure Islands Until 3 Jan 1995. An exhibition bringing to life the romantic legacy of Robert Louis Stevenson and his

preoccupation with islands, pirates and the

South Seas.

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. Their mark is left in this exhibition of uniforms. insignia and equipment, as well as drawings. prints and other personal material.



I BAHHHEAD COMMUNITY MUSEUM 128 Main Street, Barrhead. 041 876 1994. Land of the Giants Until 5 Nov. Celebrating Barrhead’s 100 years as a burgh, an exhibition of work by photographer in residence Nancy McFarlane. Observing the lives and landscapes of Barrhead’s people. she has produced some starkly contrasting. dynamic black and white images.


lectures are listed by city, then alphabetically by subject.

Christine Borland A series of talks and tours exploring the world of anatomy. complementing Borland‘s exhibition at Tramway. Admission free. but places are limited. To book in advance, telephone Tramway, 422 2023.

Scottish Ballet Art Gallery And Museum, Kelvingrove. Tue 1 Nov. 3pm. £3.50. Part of a series of open workshops celebrating 25 years of the national dance company. Choose from two creative movement and dance or stage fencing. Also includes a guided tour of a complementary

exhibition. Registration in Room 10 of the

gallery on the day. Breathing Dada Glasgow Film Theatre.

' poetry and writing, accompanied by

commentary and discussion led by influential art critic Mel Gooding.

Wild Conversations/Peripheral Visions Glasgow Film Theatre, Fri 28 Oct, 11am. Art teacher. painter and writer [an Biggs puts art education under scrutiny and questions current assumptions of a new European intemationalism. Organised by Glasgow School of Art.


An Allegory of Virtue National Gallery of Scotland, Fri 28 Oct, 12.45pm. The work attributed to Correggio is discussed by Aiden Weston-Lewis.

Scottish landscape Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Mon 24 Oct, 12.45pm. A talk by James McIntosh Patrick.

Field for the British isles Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Mon 31 Oct, 12.45pm. Antony Gormley takes the lecture.

Colonnello Scomse Magdonald Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Wed 26 Oct. 12.45pm. Free. Mungo Campbell discusses Angelica Kauffman’s work.




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As hands-on exhibitions go, they don‘t come much more hands-on than this. But the Design Works exhibition isn’t simply aimed at giving parents a reprieve from a continuous loop of ‘Don't touch!’ More importantly with it provides nursery and primary school children. a unique opportunity to discover the principles behind the often over-hyped world of design. Throughout the five main sections of the exhibition, children are encouraged to work out for themselves basic questions such as why do buildings and bridges stand up? How do designers use colours and patterns in everyday objects, and to what purpose? Why is design so important in our daily lives? Under-fives have a special area where they can be constructively occupied while the rest of the family take in the rest of the exhibition. Under-fives aren’t simply relegated to building bricks: there’s even a computer work station with programmes specially

developed for them.

The City Art Centre’s keeper, lan Riordan, says he’s never had an exhibition quite so specific in its target age range. Fresh from a long spell in Birmingham, Design Works had been formulated with the English curriculum in mind, aiming at five—eight-year-olds. But its appeal is wider than that. The exhibition had been open for just one day, and already Riordan has noticed punters stay in the exhibition much longer than usual. ‘On Monday, for example, at about ten o‘clock, i noticed a family working on one of the computers in the gallery, and they were still there at one o’clock when 1 left for lunch. still absorbed.’ An exhibition that absorbs children for a whole morning? Too hard to believe? Check it out. (Gabe Stewart)

The Design Works Experience. City Art Centre, Market Street, Edinburgh. Until 7 January 1995.

ain or shine, our at-aoglance guide will a you through. Events are listed under utdoors or indoors columns, and then

771 4399. Sun 23 Oct. 10am-12.30pm. Free. Join in planting bluebell bulbs with the Friends of the River Kelvin.

I Watching Wildian Car Park at Hogganfreld Loch, of Cumbemauld Road, info Pollok Country Park Ranger Service 632 9299. Sun 23 Oct. 2pm. Free. Come and watch winter visitors, now arriving in vast numbers.

I Sports Activities Barrhead Sports Centre, Main Street, Barrhead, 881 1900. Until Sat 21 Oct. 9am—4pm. A full programme of coaching on short tennis, golf, football and swimming plus multi- sports, fitness for kids, pool fun sessions and roller discos. On Fri 21 Oct at 3pm there will be a chance to meet Shadow of TV’s Gladiators.

I Ghosts, Gouls and Guises Rangers’ Centre. Pollok Country Park, 632 9299.

Fri 21 Oct, 11am. Part of a series of public lectures, performances and film screenings organised by the Glasgow School of Art. First off, readings of Dada

Sun 30 Oct. 6—8pm. Free. Wear plenty of warm clothing underneath your fancy dress, ’cos you’ll be walking abroad after dark.

Sell Portrait, Sir David Wilkie Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Wed 2 Nov. 12.45pm. Julie Lawson discusses the painting.

Activities and Fun

I Bluebell Bulb Planting Kelvin Valley Countryside Project. Summerstone Dump,

TO The List 21 October—3 November 1994

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