Alan Johnston Sat 12 Aug—30 Sept. Meticulous drawings itt pencil on stone. plaster. wood and linen dealing with . notions of space attd the observation of nature. See lectures and events.

I ROYAL OBSERVATORY Blackford Hill. 668 8405. Mon-Sun noon—5.30pm.

It’s Hard To Explain Until 3 Sept. Prints. etchings and lilltograplts by Mike Spring. inspired by the cosmos. including everything front galaxies and nebula to life. death and the world of science.

I TALBOT RICE GALLERY The University of Edinburgh. Old College. South Bridge. 650 221 1. Tue-Sat 10am—5pm.

John Bellany Until to Sept. A two-part exhibition showing recent paintings by the artist attd surveying his rettiarkable career as a print-tttaker. See lectures and events.


I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 221 6000. Mon—Sun 10ant—5pttt. EXEXBXBXZ Until 2 Sept. Subtitled ‘The Travelling Box Show'. the intriguing thing about this exhibition is that everything itt it. from tapestry attd weaving to soft sculpture. all packs ittlo a single suitcase.

I OALERIE MIRAGES 46a Raebttrtt Place. 315 2603. Mott—Sat l0am—6pm.

African Inspiration Until 2 Sept. An exciting collection of masks. sculptures. textiles and musical instruments front Soutlt Africa. Kenya. Zaire. and Ghana to name bttt sottte.

Jewellery From Antiquity To Modern Times Until 2 Sept. An exploration of the continuity ol'jewellery design frottt 200()BC to present day. including bangles. head ornaments arid talismans. All the items in both exhibitions are for sale.

I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75—79 Cumberland

Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm:

Sat lOam—4pm.

Ceramic Sculpture Sun 12—31 Aug. Colourful and fun ceramics by Jeremy James.

The Decorative Gut Sun 12—31 Aug. ()mate silverjewellery attd design by Jane

Dickinson and Angus McFadyen.

I OVER-SEAS HOUSE Royal Over-seas

League. Landings Gallery. 100 Princes

Street. 225 1501. Mon—Sun 10am—6pm. Through The Looking Glass Until 22 Sept.

An exhibition of mirrors by artist Adrian Davidson. exploring myths attd fairy tales.

and how the images reflected within mirrors can be embellished attd defined by objects that surround them.

I ST JOHN’S CHURCH Corner of Princes Street/Lothian Road. 661 6600. Mon—Sat 1 1am—6pm.

West End Graft And Design Fair Until 2 Sept. Some of the best Scottish craftwork available. sold to yott by the very hands that tttade it.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 1404. Mott—Sun 10am-midnight. Dazzle Fri Aug 1 1—2 Sept. Over 1000 exhibits by over 50 contemporary designers comprise one of Europe's biggest and best collections of unique

jewellery. watches attd clocks.

I HUNTLY HOUSE MUSEUM 142 Canongate. 52‘) 4143. Mott—Sat 1()am—6ptn. Free. Packed with historical artefacts. this museum tells the story of Edinburgh's past and its people.

I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street. 225 2424. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Free. All manner of archive material and old toys relating to childhood through the ages.

Designer Clothes Best of British design by Ally Capellino. Betty Jackson. John Rocha and newcomer. Toby Clark. Collections also include Tehen. Man'mekko. Transit. Gerard Darel. Hearts of Oak. Dorin Frankfurt. Dranella. Kenzo Jungle. Prét it Porter and Schneiders. Knitwear by Cecile Jeffrey. Scarves by Georgina von Etzdorf.

Browsers Welcome!

1 York Place. Edinburgh EH1 3EB.Tel: 0131-557 4045 16 King's Parade. Cambridge CB2 3GB .Te1201223 60274

I untountimn’v’t‘ii scoruttto

George W Bridge. 226 4531. Mon—Sat

10am—5pm; Sun 2-5pm.

Money Matters: The Bank of Scotland 1695-1995 Until 24 Sept. The story of the

Bank of Scotland reflects the fortunes of a country. and the changing ideas attd technologies which have become a part of all ottr lives over the last 300 years.


Newhaven Harbour. 551 4165. Mon—Sun


Firing Sandbags and Gas Masks Until Dec. An exhibition documenting the experiences of Newhaven people during World War 11 both on the front litte attd the home front. through the use of photographs. memorabilia and first-hand accounts.

I PEOPLE’S STORY 163 Canongate. 529 4057. Mott—Sat 10am—6pm. Free. The sights. sounds and even smells of Edinburgh folk from the 18th century onwards.

I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND 2 Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon. Wed—Sat 10attt—5pttt; Tue l()am—8pttt; Stttt noon—5pm. Free.

Power And Gold Until 12 Nov. A remarkable collection ofjewellery and textiles from Indonesia. Malaysia arid the Philippines.

Kondo Takahiro Sat 12 Aug—l5 ()ct. Ceramics by one of Japan's tttost original and talented painters attd potters. who breathes new life ittto traditional techniques.

I SCOTTISH UNITED SERVICES MUSEUM Edinburgh Castle. 225 7534. Mon—Sat ‘).3()atti—5.30pm; Stttt 1 lam—5.30pttt. Free. but there is an admission charge for the castle.

For Your Freedom And Ours: Poland, Scotland and the Second World War

Portrait of a Man Walking Down Steps

by Francis Bacon, part of the From London exhibition at the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art

RES SERRANO The Morgue and Other Works

12 August - 2 September Mon - Sat 10.00 - 5.30 Sun 12.00 - 4.30 Admission £1.50 (75p)

THE GUARDIAN INTERVIEW Mark Lawson interviews Andres Serrano The Assembly Rooms, George Street, Wednesday 16 August at 6.00pm Telephone The Assembly Rooms (0131) 226 2428 for tickets (£S/£4)


G A L L E R Y 43 Candlemaker Row Edinburgh EH1 208 Tel 0131 2201911

Matty Polislt soldiers came to Scotland iii the 40s. Their mark is left itt this exhibition of uniforttts. insigttia and equipment. as well as drawings. prints and other personal tttaterials.


9am 5pm.

A Thing Called Rhetoric Until I Sept. Subtitled ‘liloquence. Literature arid 'l‘aste itt Edinburgh 1583—«1995'. this exltibiliott of books attd other material frottt the library recalls the place rhetoric held iii the education and thought of past generations.

I WRITERS MUSEUM Lady Stair's Close. 52‘) 4901. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Free. A treasure-house of items relatittg to three of Scotland‘s tttost fatttous writers: Robert Louis Slevettson. Robert Burns attd Sir Walter Scott.

7B The List 11-17 Aug 1995