revealing how this ancient artiorm has been successfully transferred into the world's galleries over the last twenty years. The meanings of the works are often incomprehensible to Western eyes. but spellbinding nonetheless.

I GALLERY 41 4| Dundas Street. 557

4569. Mon—Sat l0.30am—530pm. Closed ;

Christmas Day/Mon 26 Dec: New Year's Day/Mon 2 Jan.

Forgotten Beginnings Sat 7 Jan—Wed 1 Feb. An exhibition of sketches and preparatory work for paintings. by a selection of Scottish artists.

Christmas Exhibition L'ntil Sat 31 Dec.

Small paintings.jewellery. glass. ceramics .

and wood by gallery artists.

I THE GRADUATE GALLERY 52 High Street. 557 9598. Mon—Sat IIam~8pmz Stilt 11am—5pm.

Christmas Show Until Sat 24 Dec. Featuring work by Sharon Ramsay. Robert Innes. listher Donaldson and others.


22a Dundas

Street. 556 2181. Morr—l-‘ri l0.30am~—6pm:

Sat 10am—4pm. ()pen Sun I Dec l—5pm. Small Paintings for Christmas Until Sat

24 Dec. More than I50 works by about 50

gallery artists. including paintings. prints. sculpture. tiles. wood. textiles and hand- painted silk scarves. l’lus painted porcelain. ceramics. silver jewellery and wood sculpture.

I INSTITUTE FRANCAIS D’ECOSSE 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. Mon- l‘ri 9.30am~6.30pm; Sat It);trii—l.3(lptil.

Test [Hi Gallery. l'ntil Wed 21 Dec. .-\n installation work by l.ouise Crawford and Stephan Gueneau in which a liltn becomes a sculpture -- and involving footage of the I993 implosion of two l960s Glasgow tower blocks. See review. Livres d’Artiste Until Tue 20 Dec. ll"li library. 'I‘elephone for opening hours. Paris artist Andre Breynaert‘s images of glass. mirrors. fabrics. pine cones. etc create their own stories.

I KINGFISHER GALLERY 5 Northumberland Street l.ane NW. 557 5454. Tue—Sat I lam—4.30pm.

The Pie-Christmas Show Until Sat 17 Dec. An exhibition of paintings and sculpture by a range of artists including Williatn Baillie and Gordon Bryce.

I THE MATTHEW ARCHITECTURE GALLERY University of lidinburgh Department of Architecture. 20 Chambers Street. 650 2342. Mon—l-‘ri 10am—8pm. The Napoleonic Survey of Egypt Until l-‘t-i I6 Dec. An exhibition of 50 original engravings from 1)(’.\‘('I'i/7If(lll t/t' [flier/ma the monumental survey of ligypt commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte. Rooted in the I‘TL‘IICII occupation of I798. the effort involved 160 scientists.

Street. 557 I020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat I0am—4pm.

Penny Plain, Twopence Coloured Sat 7—2() Jan. The work of artists. based around an essay by R. l.. Stevenson. documenting the toy theatre he was given at the age of six. The card to make the theatre characters cost a penny for plain and twopence for coloured.

On a Small Scale Until noon. Sat 24 Dec. John Bellany's watercolour of a Christ figure King and work by Willie Rodger are included in an exhibition of contemporary British paintings and crafts. Christmas and Beyond Until noon. Sat 24 Dec. Jewellery by Molly Bullick.

I OUT OF THE BLUE ARTSPACE 25 Blackfriars Street. 556 5204. Tue—Sat llam~5pm; Still 2pm--5pm.

Theme and Variation Until Sat 34 Dec. An exhibition of small-scale work by Glasgow-based artist Gillian McCormick. exploring the ambiguities of the naked and vulnerable self.

I PORTFOLIO GALLERY 43 Candlemaker Row. 220 I9] I. Inc -Sat noon—5.30pm. Closed Still 18 Dec I} .lan.

Findings. . . Bitter-Sweet Until Sat t7 Dec. livocative colour photographs by lidinburgh College of Art's head of photography.

I GUEEN’S HALL Clerk Street. 668 2019. Mon—Sat l0am‘5pm. . Christmas Gallery Until Hi 23 Dec. A

selection of works by UK artists.

I ROYAL BOTAHIC GARDEN lnverleith Row. 552 717]. Daily l0am—5pm. Cafe.

Art Unlimited at the CCA is one of the visual treats oi the festive season. Snap up a little art bargain from £10 by artists such as Richard Wilson and Cornelia Parker or mull over a collection of multiples from the 60s (groovy. inventive, kitsch and fun) and 903 (amusing but a little self-

[D]. Sylva lnverleith llouse. Open daily llam «3.30pm. Until 29 Jan. An

conscious). exhibition of work by Donald Urquhart.

ages. The museum‘s newest residents are

two young boys in the form of all Sft

fibreglass and wood sculpture by award- winning Graham lbbeson.

: I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 S92l. Mon—Sat l0am—-5pm: Still 2—5pm.

Home of a fine collection of works. from the Renaissance to Post-lmpressionism. including Velazquez. l-Zl Greco.

Rembrandt. Gainsborough. Degas. Van § (itiin and Scottish Colourists.

; Turner Watercolours't‘nc 3 .31 Jan. A 7 highlight in the gallery's calender. this

annual exhibition of watercolours by J. M. W. Turner dates back to I900, when they

were bequeathed by Henry Vaughan. who stipulated they tnust be shown in January.

5 when daylight is at its weakest and least likely to damage the works.

The Currency Of Fame Until Sun 8 Jan. Injecting blood into the neglected art form f of medals. this glittering exhibition is a

engineers. artists. surveyors. cartographers

and men of letters. taking three years to compile and 25 years to publish.

I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street. 225 2424. Mon Sat l0am—6pm. All matmer of archive material and old toys relating to childhood through the


who's who of Renaissance liurope. frotn Michelangelo to Mary Queen of Scots. Taken from a collection built up by the gallery over a decade. a

1 I THE NETHERBOW 43/45 High Street.

556 9579/2647. Mon—Sat l()am-~4.3()pm. Storyworlds: Illustrations for Children

Until Fri 23 Dec. An exhibition of

2 books. magazines. theatre and television. L The work of Scotland-based artists

Shining CliiI Woods Until 29 Jan. Images of forests in oil by Michael Porter. built up over time with drips and stains to create works of natural beauty.

Wildwood Until Sun l8 Dec. Weekends only. £1.50(£l/50pl. .-\n exciting and highly visual look at the story of

illustrations for children's and teenage

Ingeborg Smith. Julie I.acome. Susse Amdersen and ()lwyn Wheelan.

I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75/79 Cumberland

CYDIL CEDBEQ FINE ADT BDlTléll DAINTINGcS lglh-ZOlh CENTUDY 148 West Degenl (SI Glasgow C2 QDQ (Scotland

The Winter Collection

Small British Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture including D.Y. Cameron, Josef Herman, Alberto Morroceo,

Joan Eardley, W.M. Frazer, Jack Knox, J .W. Herald, Alison Watt and many others.

till end January (Closed 31 Dec - 4 Jan)

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