I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 221 6000. Mon—Thurs 10am—8pm; Fri 10am-5pm; Sat 10am-2pm.
Master of Design Degree Show Until 19 Dec. Work by students from the departments of glass. jewellery. theatre costume, fashion. ftlmfi‘ V. illustration. graphic design and photography.
I THE EDINBURGH GALLERY 18a Dundas Street. 557 5227. Mon—Fri l lam-5pm; Sat 10am—lpm.
Christmas Exhibition Until 30 Dec. One- hundred-and-ftfty small works by 35 invited artists, the majority of which is painting but includes some sculpture. Mixed Exhibition Wed 3 J an—3 Feb. A continuation of the Christmas Exhibition. with work by various gallery artists.
I EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP 23 Union Street, 557 2479. Tue—Sat 10am—6pm.
Christmas Exhibition Until 22 Dec. Prints by workshop members. on sale from £35—£75. framed or unframed. Also a wide selection of etchings. lithographs and screenprian plus a ‘Print Sale‘. featuring prints from as little as £10.
I FILMHOUSE BAR Lothian Road. info 455 8664. Daily 10am—midnight.
Civil lines Until 5 Jan. Black and white photographs by Colin McPherson. taken during a five month journey through India.
I FIRTH GALLERY 35 William Street. 225 2196. Tue-Fri ilam—5pm; Sat noon—4pm. Christmas Exhibition Until 23 Dec. Paintings by twelve artists. in both oils and watercolours. all of which are for sale, with prices ranging from £50—£500. I THE FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street. 225 2383. Tue—Sat 10.30am—5.30pm; Sun noon—5pm. Volcano Until 2 Feb. Work by five Scottish-based artists. exploring themes of nature. the environment and man's intervention and subsequent effect on his surroundings. featuring photography. painting. video projection and installation. See review.
I ERY 41 41 Dundas Street. 557 4569. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm; Sat 10am—5pm.
Christmas Exhibition Until 24 Dec. Fifty- ftve artists have contributed to this exhibition which features oil and watercolour paintings. pen and ink drawings. jewellery. ceramics. silverware. pottery and glass. all of which are for sale from £50 upwards.
I HANOVER FINE ARTS 22a Dundas Street. 556 2181. Mon—Fri 10.30am—6pm; Sat 10am-4pm.
Small Paintings tor Christmas Until 6 Jan. Over 150 works by over 60 artists including oils. watercolours and etchings. Plus a wide selection of ceramics. jewellery. wood sculpture and hand— painted silk scarves by various artists, all of which are for sale. Gallery closed 6—20
Jan. I ITALIAN CllTURAL INSTITUTE 82 Nicolson Street. 668 2232. Mon-Fri
Festive cheer: tdtlng part in Glasgow Print Studio Christmas Show, a painting by Steven Cmpbell.
I Turning on again: The hype may be over, but are you still suffering post Turner
Prize blues, or convinced that Turner is now lncornplete without an ace prize attached? It so, go to Edinburgh’s llational Gallery from 3—31 January, and check out the man whose name gave us the prize. 0n show last once a year, in accordance with the wishes of Henry Vaughan who bequethed the collection in 1900, are over 40 Turner watercolours. But why lust once a year? Well, Vaughan believed that Turner’s work is best viewed in January’s watercolourlriendiy light.
Virginia Ryan 1220 Until 12 Jan. Mixed- media work charting lzzo’s development as an artist in Edinburgh over the past three years. as she prepares to emigrate to ltaly. included in the exhibition are a series of round wooden panels. richly painted on both sides. reminiscent of both Australian aboriginal art and Egyptian hiero l phs.
I KINGFISHER GALLERY 5 Northumberland Street Lane NW. 557 5454. Mon—Sat Ham—4.30pm. Spontaneous Eye Until 22 Dec. Christmas exhibition of colourful paintings by distinguished artist J. Marek. Also on show. paintings. sculpture and ceramics by contemporary Scottish artists including William Baillie and Anne Gordon. plus a display of Mexican silver jewellery.
I NAPIER UNIVERSITY KJP Gallery. 61 Marchtnont Road. Mon—Thurs 9am—8pm; Fri 9am—5pm.
Photography Exhibition Until 17 Dec. Celebrating ten years of Napier‘s Photography degree course. this show features work by ex-students who have gone on to become professional photographers and photo-joumalists.
I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm; Sun 2—5pm.
The Three Graces Until 1998 Antonio Canova‘s beautiful sculpture. in residence at the gallery.
Turner Watercolours Wed 3—31 Jan. The annual airing of this celebrated collection. bequeathed to the Gallery by Henry Vaughan in 1900. See photo caption.
I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George [V Bridge. 226 4531. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
True To Type Until 4 Feb. A touring exhibition on loan from the Crafts Council. featuring the art of the letterpress and the work of small printing presses.
I NETHERBOW THEATRE 43 High Street. 556 9579. Mon-Sat mam—4.30pm. Maisie Until 2 Jan. Scenes from Aileen Paterson‘s ‘Maisie’ books. featuring the kilt-wearing tabby kitten.
I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75—79 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri lOam—6pm; Sat lOam—4pm.
On A Small Scale Until 23 Dec. Contemporary British paintings. sculpture and ceramics by invited artists. plus a collection of recent works by one of Scotland's premier artists. John Bellany. Also on show. a selection of jewellery by Veronica Polyblank.
The Call or The Sea Sun 7-25 Jan. Work by invited artists. craftspeople and jewellers. all of which explores the sea and its properties.
I OUT OF THE BLUE 25 Blackfriars Street.
556 5204. Tue—Sat noon—5pm.
Accident or Design Sun 16 Dec—i3 Jan. Specially commissioned installations by sculptor Aeneas Wilder. printmaker Cinzia Mutigli and textile constructor James Donald. All three artists have stepped outside their discipline for the exhibition. and have experimented with sound. light and touch.
I OUT OF THE NOMADS TENT 21 St Leonards Lane. 662 1612. Tue-Sat 10am—5pm.
Christmas Showcase Until 23 Dec. A major exhibition of textiles. furniture. jewellery and artefacts from such far ﬂung countries as lndonesia. lndia. Turkey and lran. all of which is for sale.
I PORTFOLIO GALLERY 43 Candlemaker Row. 220 1911. Tue—Sat noon—5.30pm. Wendy McMurdo Until 2l Dec. An exhibition of large-scale photos entitled ‘ln a Shaded Place: The Digital and the Uncanny'. exploring the relationship between traditional photography and modern. computer-constructed images. I OUEEN’S HALL Clerk Street. 668 3456. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.
Christmas Gallery Until 23 Dec. Work by artists from all over the UK. specially selected with Christmas gifts in mind.
I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN lnverleith House. lnverleith Row. 552 7171. Mon-Sun 11am—3pm.
Vessel Until 4 Feb. Having travelled the world and garnered various natural 'objects'. Chris Drury then built sculptures from them . ’ some of which are on show here. with others. which rely on setting. shown in photographs. See
bloSClEllCE in Scotland Until 31 Aug. 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. 3D models (including a giant midge) and hands-on exhibits - and they can't all be egg heads.
I ROYAL OVER-SEAS HOUSE Landings Gallery. 100 Princes Street. 225 1501. Mon—Sun 10am—6pm.
Stacy Billtlps Until 6 Jan. Recent paintings focusing on the relationship between man and nature.
I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY Princes Street. 225 6671. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
SAAC Until 22 Dec. Annual exhibition by the Scottish Society of Artist Craftsmen. I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 16 Dundas Street. 558 1200. Mon-Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm.
Christmas Exhibition Until 23 Dec. Mixed exhibition by renowned gallery artists including Elizabeth Blackadder. John Bellany. John Byme and Barbara Rae.
plus a large selection of contemporary crafts. Also on show. new paintings by Henry Kondraki. jewellery by Molly Bullick and ceramics by Anna Lambert. June Redrem Mon 8—31 Jan. An exhibition of new paintings by this widely exhibited and highly acclaimed artist. many of which capture the light and colour of the St Andrews coastline.
I SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon—Sat lOanr—Spm; Sun 2—5pm. Home to a recently acquired collection of Dada and Surrealist paintings from the Penrose Collection. including works by Dali. Picasso and Delvaux.
I STILLS 23 Cockburn Street. 225 9876. Tue-Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 1 1am—5pm.
The Omega Suites Until 6 Jan 1996. The latest in an increasingly long line of photographic exhibitions about death. is this former fomfcis 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 10am—5.30pm; Sun noon—4pm.
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. 650 221 l. Tue—Sat lOam-Spm.
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 of Tiree.
I TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon—Sat Ham—6pm. Christmas Exhibition Until 6 Jan. The work of 73 artists. each contributing four pieces of work. including oil and watercolour painting. sculpture. jewellery and ceramics.
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 ast and its eople.
I MUSEUM F CHILDHO D 42 High Street. 529 4142. Mon—Sun 10am—6pm. Free. All manner of archive material and old toys relating to childhood through the
I PEOPLE’S STORY 163 Canongate. 529 4057. Mon—Sat lOam—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 iOam—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 carved from walrus tusks are the largest of their kind in Euro .
Architecture 5 oéziuper Until 11 Feb. A unique collection of cardboard cut-out models. featuring some of the world's most famous buildings. including the Eiffel Tower. Notre Dame Cathedral and the Empire State Building
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.
The List 15 Dec 1995-11 Jan 1996 BB