Tue-Fri 11am-6pm: Sat 11am—5pm. The Omega Suites Until 6 Jan 1996. The latest in an increasingly long line of photographic exhibitions about death. is this forrnerjorufcis show by Lucinda Devlin. Featuring cool. detached shots of death chambers currently in operation in the USA. the exhibition raises some fundamental questions about societies that condone capital punishment.

I STUDIO ONE 10 Stafford Street. 226 5812. Mon-Sat mam-5.30pm; Sun noon—4pm.

Chinese Teapots Until 5 Dec. Traditional teapots from the Chinese province of Yixing (birthplace of the teapot). which not only look good. but have special brewing qualities as well.

Mixed Exhibition Until 31 Dec. This Christmas. the recently extended gallery is showing a wide range of work by some of its favourite craftsmen and women. including textiles. ceramics. toys. metalwork and jewellery. all of which is for sale.

I TALBOT RICE GALLERY University of Edinburgh. Old College. South Bridge. 6502211. Tue—Sat 10am—5ptn.

Coastal Glimpses Until 16 Dec. New landscape paintings. prints and drawings by Frances Walker. including two major works celebrating the natural beauty of the island ofTirec.

I TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon—Sat 11am—6pm. Christmas Exhibition Mon 4 Dec—61ml 1996. The work of 73 artists. each contributing four pieces of work. including oil and watercolour painting, sculpture. jewellery and ceramics.

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 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. l

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 through the


I NEWHAVEN HERITAGE MUSEUM Newhaven Harbour. 551 4165. Mon—Sun noon—5 pm.

Firing Sandbags and Gas Masks Until Dec. An exhibition documenting the experiences of Newhaven people during World War 11.

I PEOPLE’S STORY 163 Canongate. 529 4057. Mon—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 lOam-Spm; Tue 10am—8pm; Sun noon—5pm. Free.

44 Chambers Street, Edinburgh, The World Until 14 Jan. Work by artist Niall Hendrie who spent the past year involved in the Royal Museum of Scotland project examining the link between the old and new building and collections.

Lewis Chess Pieces Until 14 Jan. Found buried in a sand dune on the west coast of Lewis. these 12th century chess pieces A carved from walrus tusks are the largest of .

3 their kind in Europe.


Edinburgh Castle. 225 7534. Mon—Sat

. 9.3()am—5.30pm; Sun Ham—5.30pm.

; Free. but there is an admission charge for the Castle.

For Your Freedom And Ours: Poland,

: Included in the exhibition is ceramics.

artists working in textile media in 5 Scotland today. with work often crossing

t tapestry and batik.

' 10.30am—5pm; Sun 2—-5pm.

art. featuring painting. sculpture. . photography and video from the North and South of lreland.

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 materials.

I WRITERS MUSEUM Lady Stair's Close. 529 4901. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Free. A treasure-house of items relating to three of Scotland's most famous writers: Robert Louis Stevenson. Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott.

W Coatbridge

I IRONWORKS GALLERY West Canal Street. 01236 431261. Mon—Sun 10am-5pm.

Designing Futures Until 17 Dec. Work by past and present pupils from five local secondary schools. many of whom have gone on to careers in art and design.

jewellery. stained glass. pottery and line art.

St Andrews

I CRAWFORD ARTS CENTRE 93 North Street. 01334 474610. Mon—Sat I 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. I Raw Materials Until 17 Dec. An interesting look at some of the many

over the categories of embroidery.

I Stirling

I SMITH ART GALLERY & MUSEUM Dumbarton Road. 01786 471917. Tue—Sat

Poetic Land - Political Territory Until 10 Dec. An exhibition of contemporary Irish


Lectures are listed by city, then by date.


The Persistence of Painting CCA. Sat 2 Dec. 2pm. Free. Artist Richard Wright and CCA exhibitions director NiCola

i White give an exhibition tour.


Young Mother National Gallery of Scotland. Fri 3 Dec. 12.45pm. Free. Vivien Hamilton looks at the work of Auguste Rodin.

The Female Archetype Scottish National Gallery of Modem Art. Mon 4 Dec. 12.45pm. Free. Siobhan Dougherty gives a talk.

Baroness Carolina Oliphant Nairne with her Son Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

Wed 6 Dec. 12.45pm. Free. Laurence

. Blair ()liphant gives a talk on Sir John

3 Watson Gordon‘s work.

: Madonna and Child with the Young St

: John National Gallery of Scotland. Fri S Dec. 12.45pm. Free. Michael Cassin

discusses the work of Gucrcino.

La Joie de Vivre Scottish National Gallery

of Modern Art. Mon 11 Dec. 12.45pm. Free. Robin Baillie looks at the work of

Max lirnst.

Romance Scottish National Portrait

Gallery. Wed 13 Dec. 12.45pm. Free. Ailsa Turner looks at the gallery's

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