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CHRISTIES 164-166 Bath Street. 332 8134. The Paintings and Tapestries or Bernat Klein Until Thurs 24 Nov (sale at 6.30pm. Thurs 24). Sun 2—6pm; Mon—Tue 10am—6pm; Wed loam-4pm; Thurs lOam—3pm.
Klein was a fabric designer whose wonderfully extravagant and vibrant fabrics used mohair yarn to increase the density of colour and texture. Becoming a supplier to Coco Chanel and Christian Dior it wasn't long before most major couture houses were using his designs. He also painted and this collection of small collages of paint and fabric are on display before being auctioned. Prices are estimated to range from £600 to £6000.
I ROGER RILLCLIFPE FINE ART 134 Blythswood Street. 332 4027. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm; Sat 10am—1pm.
Secrets Until Tue 22 Nov. New designs in metal. wood and clay. exploring intrigue and curiosity and raising awareness about the design process in relation to craft. The work ofjewellers, ceramicists. woodworkers and metalsmiths. each presenting the secrets of their own art.
I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 529 3541. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm.
The Design Works Experience Until 7 Jan 1995. Serious fun for all the fatnily. this is a hands-on hive of activity designed for kids of all ages. An exhibition of traditional and hi-tech toy designs. giving children a chance to create for themselves. I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 16 Dundas Street. 558 1200. Mon-Fri 10am—6pm; Sat lOam-4pm.
An Indian Collection Until Thurs 29 Nov. Jewellery by Wendy Ramshaw. influenced by the gemstones of the Indian sub- conunent
I neth GALLERIES 270 Sauchiehall Street. 331 1854. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm. [D].
Patrick lltchiield Until 4 Dec. Education room. Free. A range of the Earl of Lichfteld's photographic work. from his royal portraits to international celebrities and exotic locations.
I CONTACT GALLERY Grindlay Court. Grindlay Court Centre. Grindlay Street Court. Visual Contact Until 2 Dec. Documentary photography which take a positive view of the local environment by four Centre- users and workshop leader. Lizzie McKie. I EDINBURGH CIN.LEGE OF ART Lauriston Place, 221 6000. Mon—Thurs 10am—8pm; Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 10am-2pm. Transition Until Sat 25 Nov. Photographs by Lawrence Nowosad. I THE ITALIAN INSTITUTE 82 Nicolson Street. 668 2232. Mon—Fri lOam-Spm. - M1 Pare lln Secolo Until 2 Dec. Photographic portraits of 20th century personalities by Paola Agosti and Giovanna Borgese. I PORTFOLIO GALLERY 43 Candlemaker Row, 220 1911. Tue—Sat noon—5.30pm. Findings . . . Bitter-Sweet Until 17 Dec. Evocative colour photographs by the Head of Photography at Edinburgh College of Art. See review. I ROYAL MUSEUM F SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun noon—5pm. Passport to the Stars Until Sun 27 Nov. A star-studded exhibition of photographs by the inﬂuential Harcourt studios in Paris. including portraits of Jaenne Moreau. Yves Montand. Brigitte Bardot and Jose hine Baker. I STI 23 Cockbum Street. 225 9876.
Tue-Fn' 11.30am-6pm; Sat noon-5pm.
Spring. Clyde Valley by Duncan Shanks is one of the vrortts by Scottish painters at the Blythswood Gallery.
Robber Until 3 Dec. A photographic show I Momsal 9.3Oam_5pm_
by Steve Tynam which takes a look at the elderly community of the North West of
Eniland. See review.
I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 529 3541. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm.
Prague 1891-1941: Architecture and Design Until 7 Jan 1995. Documenting the five decades when Prague chose to open the windows on Europe. this exhibition celebrates the burgeoning of creativity among Czech artists. architects and designers. On display are original plans. designs. architectural models. sculpture. furniture. ceramics. glass and historical photographs. See preview.
I DOLPHIN HOUSE Hunter Square. 556 1999.
Architecture Capitales a Paris Until 16 Dec. A exhibition which looks at the way the French have used architectural competitions to build exciting new buildings. Here are fourteen major projects including Pei's Louvre Pyramid and the Pompidou Centre.
I LEITH DOCKS For information contact Edinburgh District Council. 556 1999. Temple at Tyre Until 4 Dec. David Mach's IOOft high sculpture made from tyres dominates Leith’s Victoria Dock — and Edinburgh's bid to become City of Architecture and Design 1999.
I THE MATTHEW ARCHITECTURE GALLERY University of Edinburgh. Department of Architecture. 20 Chambers Street. 650 2342. Mon—Fri 10am—8pm. The Napoleonic Survey of Egypt Until 16 Dec. An exhibition of 50 original engravings from Description (It: L'Egypte. the monumental survey of Egypt. commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte himself. Rooted in the French occupation of 1798. the effort involved 160 scientists. engineers. artists. surveyors. cartographers and men of letters. taking three years to compile and 25 years to publish.
I SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2-5pm.
James Galvan: Architect Until Tue 20 Nov. A survey of the career of Scots-bom Gowan. one of Britain’s most respected contemporary architects. from his training at Glasgow and Kingston schools of art to his work in Europe.
I HUNTERIAN MUSEUM Glasgow University. University Avenue. 339 8855.
The bequest of William Hunter. a student of Glasgow University in the 1730s. who left a substantial collection of books. prints and other curiosities to the university.
I MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Kelvin Hall. Dumbarton Road. 357 3929. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm; Sun 11am-5pm. A museum crammed with buses, trams. fire-engines. ships and other transportation. devoted to the history of transport.
Bude’s Forgotten Genius: Sir Goldsvrorthy Gurney Until 2 Dec. More than 50 years before the ﬁrst successful petrol-driven motor cars. Gurney designed a horseless steam carriage. This touring exhibition marks 200 years since the birth of the Cornish inventor.
I PEOPLE’S PALACE MUSEUM Glasgow Green. 554 0223. Mon—Sat lOam-Spm; Sun 11am—5pm. [D]. Cafe.
Once a museum dedicated to the working class. now a repository for all sorts of ephemera connected with Glasgow‘s history - from old cigarette packets to suffragettes‘ campaigning material.
I PROVAND'S LORDSHIP 3 Castle Street, 552 8819. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sun llam—Spm.
Glasgow's only surviving medieval house.
built in 1471. Period room displays date from between 1500 and 1918.
I OUEEN’S PARK SYNAGOGUE Falloch Road. Battlefield. 632 1743. Open Sun 2-5pm. Worth visiting to see 22 pictorial stained glass windows by John K. Clark based on the symbolism of Jewish festivals.
I SCOTLAND STREET SCHOOL MUSEUM 225 Scotland Street. 429 1202. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Cafe. [D]. Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and now home to archive material on
education in Scotland from 1872 onwards.
Reconstructed classrooms give a flavour of Victorian. Edwardian. World War 11 and 1960s school days.
I SPRINGRURN MUSEUM Atlas Square. 557 1405. Mon—Fri 10.30am—4.30pm; Sun 2—5pm. [D].
Springburn At War Until 18 Nov. Commemorating the outbreak of World War 1. this exhibition explores Springburn war work and life on the Front.
I ST MUNGO MUSEUM OF RELIGIOUS LIFE AND ART 2 Castle Street. 553 2557. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun Ham-5pm. Free. [D]. A museum of world faith. featuring a zen garden. priceless art works from the world’s six major religions. Dali's Christ of Saint John of the Cross and the story of religion in Scotland through words and pictures.
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 ages. The museum's newest residents are two young boys in the form of an 8ft fibreglass and wood sculpture by award- winning Graham lbbeson.
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.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES Ayr
I MACLAURIN ART GALLERY Rozelle Park. 0292 445 447. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm. Spotlight on Ben Nicholson Sat 19 Nov—22 Dec. Four paintings from the Arts Council Collection by one of the most influential artists of the century. The pictures will be accompanied by touch panels. which could be described as Braille versions of the paintings.
lectures are listed by city, then alphabetically by subject.
Textiles For Our Future Lives Glasgow School of Art. Bourdon Lecture Theatre. Wed 23 Nov. 2pm. £3. Kicking off a series of public lectures in conjunction The Unbroken Thread — the art school's exhibition celebrating 100 years of embroidery and weaving. Head of embroidered and woven textiles at the art school. Chrissie White gives a talk. Translating: Imperial Communications And The Art or Eugenio Dittbom Lecturer and author Sean Cubitt investigates the Airmail paintings of Dittborn. focusing on the geography of displacement and the culture ofglobal communication.
Art In The Environment Glasgow School of Art. Mackintosh Lecture Theatre. Wed 30 Nov. 2pm. £3. Mhairi Kilin discusses the public face of art.
Rev Robert Walker Skating National Gallery of Scotland. Fri 25 Nov. 12.45pm. Duncan Thomson discusses the work by Raeburn.
Campbell of Glenorchy Family Tree Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Wed 23 Nov. 12.45pm. George Jamesone's work is discussed by Stephen Turner.
Duncan Macrae Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Wed 30 Nov. 12.45pm. Art critic W. Gordon Smith discusses the work by William Crosbie.
Between Kllbum and Willesden Green Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Mon 21 Nov. 12.45pm. Leon Kossoff‘s work is discussed by Richard Calvocoressi.
Palntlngs by Winifred and Ben Nicholson Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Mon 28 Nov. 12.45pm. A talk by Patrick Elliott.
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