ﬂowers and still life paintings by Andrew Smith.
Airican Sculpture Front liigeria Until 19 May. Kasali Akangbe’s imagery is primitive and exotic. his ﬁgures inspired by semi-divine ancestral figures. This exhibition displays the talent of a sculptor with a growing international reputation. Views By Sea And Land Tue 30 May—l6 Jun. New paintings by Gay Crossart accompanied by the sculptures of Hamish Gilchrist.
I THE MATTHEW ARCHITECTURE GALLERY University of Edinburgh. Department of Architecture. 20 Chambers Street, 650 2342. Mon—Fri 10am—8pm; Sat/Sun lO.30am-2.30pm.
iians Scharoon 1893-1972 Until 19 May. The most important architect to remain in Germany through the Nazi repression. Hans Scharoun re-emerged to a major career in the 19608. He dedicated his creative energies to a social ideal. believing in the pursuit of a common cause for the sake of society as a whole. This exhibition explores his work. oance, Structure and Landscape Mon 29 May-21 Jun. Arguably the leading American landscape architect of the 20th century. Dan Kiley‘s approach is both modernist and classicist basing his design on function but using regular symmetrical geometry.
I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921. Mon-Sat lOam—Spm; Sun 2—5pm.
Home of a ﬁne collection of works. from the Renaissance to Post-Impressionism. including Velazquez. El Greco. Rembrandt. Gainsborough. Degas. Van Gogh and Scottish Colourists.
I NETHERROW 43—45 High Street. 556 9579.
Ecclesiastical Embroidery Until 27 May. Pulpit Falls and ecclesiastical works by the Edinburgh Embroiderers Guild. Sacred Space and Cosmic Person a Spirit of The Place Until 27 May. Two series of prints on spiritual themes by Indian artist. writer and theologian Jyoti Sahi.
Death and Resurrection Until 27 May. An exhibition of etchings and paintings by Edinburgh—based artist Arabella Crum- Ewing. I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75—79 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon-Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm. Mixed Exhibition Until 1 Jun. Paintings by William Bimie. crafts by invited artists and prints by Clare Gordon. Until 21 Jun. Jewellery by Natalie Vardey. The Imaginary Menagerie Until 1 Jun. Work by Alexandra Johannsen. I OUT OF THE BLUE 25 Blackfriars Street. 556 5204. Tue—Sat 11am—6pm; Sun 2—5pm.
environMEiiTAL Thurs I8 May—10 Jun. Four artists. each inspired by environmental issues and expressing themselves in unique and distinctive ways. feature in this diverse exhibition presented as part of the Festival of the Environment. Works ranging from photography and painting to poetry. sculpture and drawing are on display. as well as recycled musical instruments and edible lants.
I OVE EAS HOUSE Royal Overseas League. Landings Gallery. 100 Princes Street. 225 1501. Mon-Sun 10am—6pm. Stephanie Sampson Until 30 Jun. Paintings and drawings from Canada-bom artist Ste hanie Sampson.
I PO OLIO GALLERY 43 Candlemaker Row. 220 1911. Tue—Sat noon-5.30pm. Man Without Qualities Sat 20 May—l7 Jun. Matthias Wiihner has selected 40 images from the archives of the leading German journal Quick and using digital technology. challenges the truthfulness and reality of photography. Sources include pictures of key evean such as the Vietnam war. the assassination of JFK and the Apollo space landing. See preview.
I OUEEN’S HALL Clerk Street. 668 3456. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm and concert
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Present and Futiue or James Craig’s New Tm, City Art Centre, Edirditngh until 1 July
evenings for concert ticket holders.
The Scottish landscape Until 27 May. Oil paintings by Banffshire artist Peter Drewett and work by Scottish watercolourist Rod Munro.
I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN 552 7171. Mon—Sun lOam-Spm.
Flora Oi China lnverleith House. Until 23 Jul. China has one of the world’s richest ﬂoras. with an eighth of all known plant species. but the effects of rapid population growth are threatening many of them.
This exhibition explores the nation‘s ﬂora.
Part of the International Science Festival. I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 6671. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. £1.50 (75p).
169th Annual Exhibition or The Royal Scottish Academy Until 8 Jul. The annual feast of the best of Academy art includes sculpture by David Mach and Sir Eduardo Paolozzi. plus work by Elizabeth Blackadder and RSA president William Baillie.
I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY I6 Dundas Street. 558 1200. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am-4pm.
Mixed Exhibition Until 31 May. Paintings by Fionna Carlisle. ceramics by Kate Malone and jewellery by Ann Marie Shilito.
I SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm; Sun 2—5pm. William Crozier1897-1930 Until 9 Jul. The first major exhibition of Crozier's work since a show in 1931. following the artist's premature death at 33. Renowned for his landscape painting. he was a contemporary of Gillies. MacTaggart and Redpath. and was one of the most original artists of his time.
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. 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. Findlay Court The gap site beside the Portrait Gallery has been transformed into a garden. with a central design of animals and birds. created in pebbles and coloured stone. The court is named after the gallery's benefactor. John Ritchie Findlay of Aberlour. a proprietor of The Scotsman newspaper. who died in 1898.
I STILLS 23 Cockbum Street. 225 9876. Tue—Fri 11.30am—6pm; Sat noon-5pm. Charles Piazzi Smyth Until 27 May. Scientist. explorer. artist. author and Scotland’s Astronomer Royal. Piazzi Smith led a complex. incongruous life during the 1800s. This exhibition gathers the diverse elements of the man‘s life. from his fascination with photographing cloud formations and his painting. to his scientific accomplishments and controversial beliefs.
I 369 GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY SCOTTISH ART 233 Cowgate. Tue—Sat 11am—6pm.
Extract Fri 26 May—IO Jun. Threatening to re-define tapestry as we know it. are the Third Year Tapestry students at Edinburgh College of Art who bring you an exhibition designed for "the mind and the senses'. A combination of construction
and installation. photography and drawing. together with new methods. colours and materials make for a dynamic and imaginative display.
I TALBOT RICE GALLERY The University of Edinburgh. Old College. South Bridge. 650 221 l. Tue-Sat lOam—Spm.
Arctic Paintings Until 20 May. Following several trips beyond the Arctic Circle. Scottish—bom artist James Morrison (RSA) has created a series of paintings exploring his experiences.
Doug Cocker Sat 27 May—24 Jun. One of Scotland's foremost sculptors presents his first comprehensive solo exhibition since 1987. continuing on the theme of socio- political issues and including over 60 drawings for sculpture. scale models and photo-documentation of his many publicly sited works.
I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Mon—Sat lOam-Spm and during performances.
Architectural Images Until 31 May. An exhibition of work by George Wilson Jeffrey.
I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 1404.
Flare Until 26 May. Photographers Kenny Bean. Susan Dayal and Stephane Erviel pool their efforts for this powerful exhibition. Images of Nepal and Trinidad are set alongside explorations of symbolism. language. disguise and men at work.
I WASPS Patriot Hall. Hamilton Place. 225 1289. Tue—Fri 5—7pm; Sat 2—5pm. Manitu Fri 19 May—27 May. Lynn Ahrens explores the effect on our psychological and emotional condition as we approach the end of the millennium. through a series of paintings and small-scale drawings.
The World and One Mon 29 May—3 Jun. An exhibition of work presented by the multi-media disability arts programme ‘The Light Opera’. documenting the process and progress of an integrated group of disabled and able-bodied individuals working together to explore their creativity.
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 2 Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm; Sun noon—5pm.
Animal Magic Until ll Jun. An exhibition exploring the use of animals — real and fantastic — as decoration and symbols.
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
I IRONWORNS GALLERY Summerlee Heritage Trust. West Canal Street. 01236 431261. Mon-Sun 10am-5pm. Fragments Until 21 May. Work by Gavin Strain including portraits. comic art. life drawing and landscapes.
llarry Benson Sat 27 May—2 Jul. Born in Glasgow and now based in America. photographer Harry Benson has captured the lives of the rich and famous for over 30 years. From the Beatles ﬁrst tour of the US. to President Clinton and family. the exhibition comprises 50 photos spanning the 60s to present day.
I EAST KILRRIDE ARTS CENTRE Old Coach Road. 013552 61000. Mon—Sat lOam- l 0pm: Sun noon— 10pm.
Drawings Until 28 May. An exhibition of artwork by Vincent Clark.
I CALLENOAR HOUSE Callendar Park. 01324 612134. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5 m.
An Edinburgh Suite Until 28 May. Images by artists from the Edinburgh Printmakers' Workshop. inspired by Scotland's capital.
Living In A Lamppost Until ll Jun. Photographer Tesse Bunney documents the decline of manned British lighthouses.
I KIRKCALDY MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY War Memorial Gardens. 01592 260732. Mon—Sat 10.30am—5pm; Sun 2—5an
Story From Glasgow Until 4 Jun. Ken Currie's 97 lino cuts depicting an urban wasteland and based on the story of a Glasgow man. plunged from a secure home life into the horrors of London‘s cardboard city.
I PATHHEAD ARTS AND LEISURE CENTRE Commercial Street.
Three Days In May Tue 30 May—I Jun. A selection of works designed throughout the year by students of Fife College’s SVQ Design Level Three course.
Lectures are listed by city, then by date.
Green Textiles-Misconceptions and Realities Fruitmarket Gallery. Thurs l8
'May. Free. Vaughan Walker. Course
Director at the Scottish College of Textiles discusses environmental issues and their effect upon textile and fashion designers.
Crucifixion National Gallery of Scotland. Fri 19 May. 12.45pm. Free. Julia Lloyd Williams discusses Geertgen Tot S. Jans. Landscapes Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Mon 22 May. 12.45pm. Free. The works of Bonnard and Utrillo are discussed by Michael Cassin.
2010 Architectural Talk Fruitmarket Gallery. Thurs 25 May. £2/£l. Ian Sharratt of London-based Michael Hopkins and Partners discusses the work of the firm. Martinique Landscape National Gallery of Scotland. Fri 26 May. 12.45pm. Free. Paul Gauguin‘s work is discussed by Steven Adams.
Scenes of Scotia’s Grandeur Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Mon 29 May. 12.45pm. Free. Discussed by Liz Adamson.
Thomas Carlyle Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Wed 31 May. 12.45pm. Free. Liz Rideal discusses Walter Greave's work.
“The List 19 May-l Jun 1995