From Pools and Oceans Until 19 Nov. A collection of paintings by Sian Bowen. exploring the physical landscape features of India.

Tina Modotti Until 19 Nov. ()ver 50 years after her death. Modotti is recognised as being one of the great 20th century photographers. Her work includes documentary images of Mexico. portraits and delicate still lifes.

bioSClEIlCE in Scotland Until 31 Aug 1996. If you thought the world of science and technology was boring. think again. Some 300.000 people are expected to view this collection of inter-active computer displays. videos. 3—1) models (including a giant midge) and hands-on exhibits and they can't all be egg heads. I ROYAL INFIRMARY OF EDINBURGH Lower Surgical Corridor. Lauristoii Place. Daily 9am—8pm.

Images of Health and Sickness Until 16 Nov. Collaborative photo display presented by eight l.othian-based community groups. focusing on health- related issues.

I ROYAL OVER-SEAS HOUSE Landings Gallery. 100 Princes Street. 225 1501. Mon—Sun 1(1am -6pm.

Stacy Billups Mon 6 Nov—6 .lan 1996. Recent paintings focusing on the relationship between man and nature. See also Edinburgh College of Art listing.

I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY Princes Street. 225 6671. Mon Sat 10am-5pm; Sttn 2—-5pm.

Morrison Scottish Portrait Award Until I 1 Nov. Paintings and sculpture by over 60 artists from across Scotland who have made it to the final stage of this illustrious competition with a first prize of £5000. Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition Until Its Nov. Annual display of SSA artwork.

I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY l6 I)undas Street. 558 1200. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am-4pm.

Victoria Crowe Mon 6-29 Nov. New paintings by the highly acclaimed portraitist.

MIXCU Exhibition Mon 6- 29 Nov. Jewellery by Graham (‘i'iinmins. carvings by Gtiy 'l‘aplin and textiles by Nicola Henley.

I SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belfortl Road. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2~~5piii. Home to a recently acquired collection of Dada and Surrealist paintings from the Penrose Collection. including works by 1)ali. Picasso and l)elvaux.

American Photography 1890—1965 Until 26 Nov. Curated from its usual home in the Museum of Modern Art. New York. this extensive exhibition explores the development of American photography as it struggled for recognition as a genuine art form.

I STILLS 23 Cockl)tlt'll Street. 225 9876. 'l'ue--Sat 11am—6pm; Sttii noon 5pm. Joel-Peter Witken Until 13 Nov. 'l‘liis

controversial artist believes the realities of

the human condition must be faced in order to live honestly. resulting in often repulsive and horrific images - don't go on a full stomach.

I STUDIO ONE 10 Stafford Street. 226 5812. Mon-Sat 10am--5.30pm; Sttti noon—44pm.

Chinese Teapots Sat 4 Nov 2 Dec. Traditional teapots from the Chinese province of Yixiiig (birthplace of the teapot). which not only look good. but have special brewing qualities as well. Chinese tea will be brewed throughout the day arid a selection oforiental paintings will also be on show.

I TALBOT RICE GALLERY University of Edinburgh. ()ld College. South Bridge. 6502211. Tue—Sat 10am—5pm.

The European Face Until 4 Nov. The diversity of the human face comes under the spotlight in this exhibition of portraiture by fifteen artists. each representing a state of the European Union.

The Bitter Years 1939-47 Until 4 Nov. The effects of World War II on the civilians ofeentral Europe as experienced by six leading Czech photographers. Coastal Glimpses Sat 1 l Nov—l6 Dec. New landscape paintings. prints and drawings by Frances Walker.


Street. 556 6366. Molt Sat 11am—6pm. Alastair W. Thomson Until 4 Nov. A selection of the artist‘s recent paiittings.

Mixed Exhibition Mon 13-25 Nov. Recent paintings by Alma Wolfson and Laura


I UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH LIBRARY George Square. 650 3384. Mon-Fri 9am—5pm.

Ex Patria Until 8 Dec. A fascinating photographic study by Rosie Donovan of | 40 expatriate Scots all now living in

Illustrators in Scotland


an exhibition of Scottish illustration

gag National Library of Scotland (ieorge IV Bridge, Edinburgh Elll IEW 'I'el:0131-226 4531

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Ex-pat Raymond Smith ‘I don’t cry when I hear bagpipes’, irom Ex Patria by Rosie Donovan

at Edinburgh University Library until 8 Dec.

1 Canada. Each photograph is accompanied

by a brief statement by the subject describing how it felt to leave Scotland and their current sense ofcultural identity.

I HUNTLY HOUSE MUSEUM 142 Canongate. 529 4143. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Free. Packed with historic artefacts. this museum tells the story of Edinburgh's past and its people.

I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street. 529 4142. Mon—Sun 10am—6pm. Free. All manner of archive material and old toys relating to childhood througlt the ages.

Children In Focus Until 25 Nov. A fascinating insight into the changing face of childhood from 18604960.

I NEWHAVEN HERITAGE MUSEUM Newhaven Harbour. 551 4165. Mon—Sun noon—Spur

Firing Sandbags and Gas Masks Until I)ec. An exhibition documenting the

l experiences of Newhaven people during

World War II.

I I PEOPLE’S STORY 163 Canongate. 529

l 4057. Mon-Sal 10am—6pm. Free. The

l sights. sounds and even smells of

I Edinburgh folk from the 18th century onwards.


Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon.

Wed—Sat 10am-5pm; 'I‘ue 10am—8pm;

Sun noon-5pm. Free.

44 Chambers Street, Edinburgh, The

W0l'ld Until 14 Jan. Work by artist Niall

llendrie who spent the past year involved

iii the Royal Museum of Scotland project

examining the link between the old and

new building and collections.

Power And Gold Until 12 Nov. A

remarkable collection ofjewellery and

textiles from Indonesia. Malaysia and the


Lewis Chess Pieces Until 14 Jan. Found

buried in a sand dune on the west coast of

Lewis. these 12th century chess pieces

carved from walrus tasks. are the largest

of their kind iii Europe.


Edinburgh Castle. 225 7534. Mon—Sat

9.30am—5.30pm; Sttii 1 lam—5.30pm.

Free. bttt 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

other personal materials. I WRITERS MUSEUM Lady Stair‘s Close. 529 4901. Mon-Sat 10am—6pm. Free. A

Scotland’s most famous writers: Robert Louis Stevenson. Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott.

equipment. as well as drawings. prints and

treasure-house of items relating to three of


I CALLENDAR HOUSE Callendar Park. 01324 612134. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sixties london Until 18 Nov. Dating between 1965-70. Robeit Whitaker's photographs capture perfectly the underground and hippie culture of London‘s most swinging decade.


I DICK INSTITUTE Elinbank Avenue. 01563 526401. Mon—Fri 10aiii—8pni; Wed/Sat 10am—5pm.

Dreams That Money Can Buy Until 11 Nov. Studio ‘snapshots' by Salish Shartna illustrating the surreal fantasies which often accompany a fatnin photo in india.


I MACRDBERT ARTS CENTRE University of Stirling. 01786 467163.

Jerusalem From The Air Until 12 Nov. 25 magnificent full colour photographs. 100 x 85cm in size. picturing both ancient and modern features of the 3()()()-year-oltl city. National Sculpture Conference 4 Nov. 10am—5pm. A one day conference for artists. curators and anyone with an interest in sculpture to discuss issues relating to the art fortn in Scotland. Contact the Scottish Sculpture Trust for details 0131 220 4788.

I SMITH ART GALLERY & MUSEUM Dumbarton Road. 01786 471917. Tue-Sat 10.30am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.

Poetic Land - Political Territory Sat l i Nov—10Dec. An exhibition of contemporary Irish art. featuring painting. sculpture. photography and video from the North and South of Ireland.


Lectures are listed by city, then by date.

Glasgow The Pledge OI Fidelity CCA. Sat 4 Nov.

noon. Free. Louisa Mclver and Karen F. discuss the ideas and methods employed to create the installation.

Persistence (It Painting CCA. Sat 1 1 Nov. 2pm. £2(£1). A panel of artists. critics and acadetnics look at the central theme of the exhibition why artists continue to paint.


All Saints National Gallery of Scotland. Fri 3 Nov. 12.45pm. Free. Michael Cassin gives a talk.

Agnes Miller Parker Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Mon 6 Nov. 12.45pm. Free. Patrick Elliott looks at the artist's collection of wood etchings.

On The Make With Edwin Muir Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Wed 8 Nov. 12.45pm. Free. Alan Freeman gives a talk. Traditional Korean Art and Culture Fruitmarket Gallery. Thurs 9 Nov. 12.30pm. Free. Jane Portal of the British Museum takes a look at Korean culture. Madonna and Child National Gallery of Scotland. Fri 10 Nov. 12.45pm. Free. Stuart Currie discusses Lorenzo Monaco's work.

William Gear Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Mon 13 Nov. 12.45pm. Free. Robin Baillie gives a talk.

Lubetkin Lecture Royal Museum of Scotland. Tue 14 Nov. 6.30pm. Annual lecture held as part of Manifesto. the lntemational Festival of Architecture. This year's lecture is delivered by award- winning Finnish architect Juha Leiviska. Sell-Portrait Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Wed 15 Nov. 12.45pm. Free. Matthew Wellard looks at the work of John Maxwell.

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