James Cmn was a Glaswegian portrait painter who was a contemporary of Peploe and Cadell. In

the 1930s he painted a large number of famous people Including Harold Macmillan and llilaire Belloc, plus more informal landscapes and family portraits. An exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh aims to reassess his work. The piece above is ‘Ctven on a River Bank’ (1920).

I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street. 225 2424. Mon—Sat lOam—opm. 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 NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921. Mott—Sat l()am—5pm'. Sun 2—5pm.

Home of a fine collection of works. from the Renaissance to Post-Impressionism. including Velazquez. El Greco. Retnbrandt. Gainsborough. Degas. Van Gogh and Scottish Colourists.

The Currency Of Fame Until 8 Jan 1995. Injecting blood into the neglected art forth of medals. this glittering exhibition is a who's whoof Renaissance Europe. from

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Michelangelo to Mary Queen of Scots. Taken from a collection built up by the gallery over a decade.

I THE NETHERBOW 43—45 High Street. 556 9579/2647. Mon—Sat l()am—4.3()pm. Storyworlds: Illustrations for Children Until 23 Dec. An exhibition of

illustrations for children's and teenage

books. magazines. theatre and television. The work of Scotland-based artists Ingeborg Smith. Julie l..acome. Susse Amdersen and ()lwyn Wheelan.

I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75/79 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm;

; Sat 10am—4pm.

On a Small Scale Until noon. 24 Dec. John Bellany‘s watercolour of at Christ figure King and work by Willie Rodger are included in an exhibition of

contemporary British paintings and crafts.



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5% STUDENT DISCOUNT on purchases over £5

Mon, Tues, Wed: 9.00am - 7.30pm Thurs, Fri, Sat: 9.00am - 9.00pm

83 CLERK STREET (next to the Queen's Hall)

Shop: 031 668 2067 Cafe: 031 662 4014

Christmas and Beyond Until noon. 24 Dec. Jewellery by Molly Bullick.

I OUT OF THE BLUE ARTSPACE 25 Blackfriars Street. 556 5204. Tue—Sat

1 1am—5pm; Sun 2pm—5pm.

I PORTFOLIO GALLERY 43 Candlemaker Row. 220 191 1. Tue—Sat noon—5.30pm. Findings . . . Bitter-Sweet Until 17 Dec. Evocative colour photographs by Edinburgh College of Art‘s head of photography.

I OUEEN’S HALL Clerk Street. 668 2019. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.

Christmas Gallery Until 23 Dec. A selection of works by UK artists.

I RIAS GALLERY 15 Rutland Square. 229 7545. Mon—Fri 9am—4ptn.

Lifting the Veil Until 15 Dec. A revelation of Scottish Renaissance architecture bewteen 1520—1650. based on a four-year study by Dr Charles McKean. recently appointed professor of architecture at Dundee University.

I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN lnverleith Row. 552 7171. Daily 10am—5pm. Cafe. [D].

Wildwood Until 18 Dec. Weekends only. £1.5()(£l/5()p). Art exciting and highly visual look at the story of Scotland‘s woodland. past. present and future. with slides. a sculptured woodland environment and an exhibition which looks at the future of Scotland's


Sylva lnverleith llouse. Open daily Ham—3.30pm. Until 29 Jan 1995. An

exhibition of work by Donald Urquhart.

3 Shining Cliff Woods Until 29 Jan. Images 1 of forests in oil by Michael Porter. built tip over time with drips and stains to


create works of natural beauty.


Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat l()atn—5ptn; Still noon—5pm. Cafe. [D].

Treasure Islands Until 3 Jan I995. An exhibition bringing to life the romantic legacy of Robert Louis Stevenson and his preoccupation with islands. pirates and the South Seas.


Gallery. Over-seas House. 100 Princes

Street. 225 1501. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm.

Six Young Scottish Artists Wed 7 Dec—31

Jan 1995. The work of six highly

: individual artists Michael Agnew,

Lesley Banks. Coliit Duncan. Moyna Flannigan. Alexander Gay and Olivia Irvine.

I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 ()671. Mon—Sat l()am—5ptn;

Stilt 2—5pm.

SAAC Fifth Annual Exhibition Show of work by Scottish Artists and Artist Craftsmen. including work on the theme of 500 years of the Scottish whisky industry.

I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 16 Dundas Street. 558 1200. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10ain—4pm.

Viva ltalia! Until 24 Dec. An exhilarating exhibition of drawings. watercolours and oils by Scottish artists. celebrating the landscape. culture and architecture of Italy. lncludes work by John Bellany. Elizabeth Blackadder. John Byrne. George Devlin and Alison Watt.

Paintings of Edinburgh Until 24 Dec. Work by Scottish artist Jock McFadyen. Plus ceramics. glass and metal work. and mixed media jewellery by eight young designers.

I SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon—Sat lOain-Spm; Sun 2—5pm. Antony Connley Until 15 Jan 1995. The 1994 Turner Prize winner has created a mind-boggling exhibition of about 30,000 small clay figures. to occupy the gallery‘s central room.

I SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm; Sun 2—5pm. [D]. Cafe. Scotland's bonniest and beastliest monarchs. politicians. writers and artists. The recent home-coming of a 1748 portrait of Bonnie Prince Charlie by the leading French portrait painter Maurice-

Quentin de La Tour is an added attraction. James Cunn Sat 3 Dec—26 Feb 1995. For four decades. Sir James Gunn's stylish portraits of the great and glamorous captured the attentions of visitors to the Royal Academy. Much less well known are his oil sketches of beach scenes and contemporary life. This exhibition combines the artist’s informal and commissioned work. including the famous 1950 conversation piece featuring King George VI. the Queen and the two Princesses.

I SCOTTISH UNITED SERVICES MUSEUM Edinburgh Castle. 225 7534. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm; Sun 1 lam—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 catne 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 STILLS 23 Cockburn Street. 225 9876. Tue-Fri l 1.30am—6pm; Sat noon—5pm. Aaron Sisltind: Retrospective 1932—1978 Sat 3 Dec—28 Jan 1995. The first European retrospective covering 50 years of this distinguished American photographer’s career. Renowned for his detailed and emotive studies of the scars tnade by nature and man. he became one of the few acknowledged masters of




Embroidery, The Wider Picture Glasgow School of Art. Mackintosh lecture theatre. Wed 7 Dec. 2pm. £3. Celebrating 100 years of embroidered and woven textiles at the art school and complementing the exhibition The Unbroken Thread, this lecture by Alexa Wilson (MA Design) puts the art of embroidery in its context. Buying Art, Selling Art: Who Needs It, Who Wants It? CCA. studio. Sat 10 Dec, 2pm. £1.50 (£1). A discussion from a panel of artists. collectors. art dealers and curators. in conjunction with the Art Unlimited exhibition. questioning the value of art.


The Candlesticks Mon 5 Dec. 12.45pm. Elizabeth Cowling discusses Braque's work.

The Ladies Waldergrave Fri 2 Dec. 12.45pm. Frances Borzello on Joshua Reynolds's work.

Rabbi with Cat Mon 12 Dec. 12.45pm. Natalya Goncharova's work is the topic of Christine Earnham‘s lecture.

Two New Portraits of ILL. Stevenson Wed 7 Dec. 12.45pm. Michael Cassin gives a talk.



I MCLEAN MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY 15 Kelly Street. 0475 723741. Mon—Sat lOam—noon. l—5pm.

Timelapse Sat 3 Dec—l4 Jan 1995. Glasgow sculptor Brian Keane has used natural and man~made materials to create some unusual sculptures.

Artists, Ships and the Clyde Sat 3 Dec-14 Jan 1995. A selection of art works from the last two centuries. featuring ships and the River Clyde. Included is the work of local artists. including Patrick Downie, William Clark and Iain Slack.

East Kilbride

I EAST KILBRIDE ARTS CENTRE 51—53 Old Coach Road. 03552 61000. Mon—Fri 10am—1pm.

Drawings and Prints Until 8 Jan 1995. Thirty-one Scottish artists including George Wyllie. Joseph Davie and June Carey show their different approaches to drawing and printmaking.

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