surroundings. featuring photography. painting. video projection and installation. A Year In Education 7—1 3 Feb. Work by members of the public. created in response to exhibitions held at the gallery over the past year.
I HANOVER FINE ARTS 22a Dundas Street, 556 2181. Mon-Fri 10.30am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm.
Artists New To The Gallery Until 3 Feb. The gallery continues its annual tradition of blending the work of older. more established artists with that by new kids on the block. fresh out of art school.
Cats And Other Animals 10 Feb—2 Mar. As the name suggests. almost all the work in this exhibition features a member of the animal kingdom. with a selection of landscapes. ﬂowers and still life paintings shown alongside.
I INSTITUT FRANCAIS D’ECOSSE 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. Mon—Sun 9.30am till late.
la Jeune Fille Dans la Ville Thurs l Feb—14 Mar. Translated as ‘A Young Girl In The City'. this international photographic exhibition depicting women and young girls growing up in an urban environment. includes work by such names as Robert Doisneau and Diane Arbus.
I VINCENT KOSMAN FINE ART 8 Burgess Terrace. 662 9990. Viewing by appointment Wed—Sat. New Collection Until 25 Feb. Contemporary oil paintings. watercolours and drawings by twenty Scottish and English artists. all of which are for sale. including work by Alberto Morrocco and John Duncan Fergusson. I LEITH GALLERY 93 Giles Street. 553 5255. Tue—Sat Ilam—6pm. New Faces Until 27 Jan. As the name suggests. all of the work at the gallery this month is by art school graduates of 1995. so snap up a piece now before they move into the limelight and out of your price league. I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. The Three Graces Antonio Canova's beautiful sculpture. in residence at the gallery until 1997. Turner Watercolour: Until 31 Jan. The annual airing of this celebrated collection. bequeathed to the Gallery by Henry Vaughan in 1900. Vaughan stipulated that the paintings be shown only in January. claiming the works would be harmed by harsh Ii ht during the rest of the year. I NATI NAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George IV 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 OPEN EYE GALLERY 75—79 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon-Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm. Mixed Exhibition Sat Jan 27—15 Feb. Paintings by Derek Clarke ARSA RSW. prian by Charles Simpson. and jewellery and crafts by invited artists and craftsmen. I PORTEINJO GALLERY 43 Candlemaker Row. 220 1911. Tue—Sat noon—5.30pm. A Hundred Summers, A Hundred Winters Until 17 Feb. Photographs by Bertien van Manen chronicling her journeys through the former Soviet Union. I OUEEN’S HALL Clerk Street. 668 3456. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm. Crossing The Threshold Until 3 Feb. Paintings by London-bom artist Lawrence Freisleben, inﬂuenced by both English landscapists and abstract expressionism. Immediate Responses Sun 4 Feb—2 Mar. Lively and colourful paintings by Michael Droop. inspired by the French 1m ressionists and Post-Impressionists. I OYAL ROTANIC GARDEN lnverleith House. lnverleith Row. 552 7171. Mon—Sun IIam—3pm. Vessel Until 4 Feb. Having travelled the world and garnered various natural
‘objects'. Chris Drury then built sculptures out of them — some of which are on show here. and others. which rely on setting. can be seen in photographs. bioSClEIICE In Scotland Until 31 Aug. if you thought the world ofscience and technology was boring, think again. Some 300,000 people are expected to view this collection of inter-active computer displays. videos. 3-D 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.
Ashley Creaves Until 29 Feb. Recent paintings by the London-bom artist who challenges perceptions of right and wrong. preferring instead to create characters who ‘exude their instincts without compunction‘.
I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY Princes Street. 225 6671. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm. £1.50 (£1).
116th Annual Exhibition Until 15 Feb. The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour present their yearly show. featuring work by some of the best water- colourists working today; and on loan. David Hockney's Paper Pool Number TWO.
I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 16 Dundas Street. 558 1200. Mon—Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am—4pm.
June Hedtem Until 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.
Brian Folcllt Mon 5-29 Feb. New
paintings by the artist. shown alongside contemporary ceramics by Morgan Hall. I SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun llam—5pm. The John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award Fri 2 Feb-30 Mar. Established three years ago. the Kobal award aims to promote portrait photography and encourage aspiring young photographers in the genre. The exhibition features 73 of the best entries in 1995. including the winning photograph by Glasgow-bom Kate Lithgow — see preview.
I STTLLS 23 Cockbum Street. 225 9876. Tue-Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 11am—5pm.
lten Lum - Recent Work Until 17 Feb. A wonderful collection of photographs featuring ‘ordinary' people in sometimes mundane. sometimes emotionally-charged situations. accompanied by text which the subjects are apparently saying or thinking. I TALBOT RICE GALLERY University of Edinburgh. Old College. South Bridge. 650 2211. Tue—Sat 10am—5pm.
Caianais - The Atlantic Stones Until 10 Feb. Mixed-media work by 24 artists. including painting. sculpture and drawing. created as a 'subjective response’ to the Calanais stones. See review and lectures. I TORRAMIE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon—Sat 11am—6pm.
A Touch OI Light Until 27 Jan. Paintings by Cynthia Bainbridge. Euna Strachan and Andrew McLintock.
Peter M. Mackenna Mon 5-17 Feb. A selection of recent paintings by the artist. I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 1404. Mon—Sun 10am—midnight. Have A Heart Mon 29 Jan—14 Feb. Paintings. sculpture and photographs by some of Scotland‘s best known young artists. all based on a Valentine’s Day theme. The work will be auctioned on 14 February to raise money for Edinburgh Direct Aid. Cry Bosnia and SOS For Children.
I HUNTLY NOISE 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 ple. I MUSEUM UF M 42 High Street. 529 4142. Mon—Sun 10am—6pm.
Free. All manner of archive material and old toys relating to childhood through the
ages. 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 10am—5pm; Tue 10am—8pm; Sun noon—5pm. Free.
Architecture a Decouper 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, 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.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES Ayr
I MACLAURIN ART GALLERY Monument Road. 01292 445447. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm.
Poetic land - Political Territory Until 3 Feb. An exhibition of contemporary Irish art. featuring painting. sculpture. photography and video from the North and South of Ireland.
I DUNEERMLINE DISTRICT MUSEUM Viewﬁeld Terrace. 01383 721814. Mon—Sat 11am—5pm.
Scottish Singers and Storytellers Until 3 Feb. Photographs by Ian McKenzie picturing those. busy keeping Scotland's long tradition of story and song alive.
I CRAWFORD ARTS CENTRE 93 North Street. 01334 474610. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Photogeoetic: lie-viewing the lens ot History Until 11 Feb. The ﬁrst exhibition in Scotland to feature exclusively the work of international black women. Using mainly photographic images. the show questions photography through the ages. and attempts to rewrite the cultural identity of many of those pictured.
LECTURES a EVENTS;
lectures are listed by city, than by date.
Simon orennaa and Christopher Sperandio CCA. Sat 3 Feb. 2pm. Free. Described as the ‘Reeves and Mortimer of contemporary art'. the artists behind Phenomenal’s All Round Awesome exhibition give a lively studio tour and talk.
Head of a Woman Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Mon 29 Jan. 12.45pm. Sarah Knox discusses the work of Alexei Jawlensky.
Robert Burns: Mat and Myth Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Wed 31 Jan. 12.45pm. Ronnie Jack gives a talk. Calanais Talbot Rice Gallery. Wed 31 Jan, 1pm. Free. An exhibition tour of the Gallery's current show.
Italian Sculpture Italian Cultural Institute. Wed 31 Jan, 2-3.30pm Free. The ﬁrst of three illustrated lectures (in English) entitled “A Short History of Italian Sculpture 1280—1980’ by Victoria Keller. Isiah and China - Oriental Iatlueacas h Middle Eastern Art Royal Museum of Scotland. Thurs 1 Feb. 6.30pm. £2. Professor John Carswell. Director of the Islamic Department at Sotheby’s gives a talk.
Sense and Sensibility National Gallery of Scotland. Fri 2 Feb. 12.45pm. Free. Michael Cassin looks at two paintings by Greuze.
Glasgow Triptych Scottish National Gallery ofModem Art. Mon 5 Feb, 12.45pm. Free. Tom Normand gives a talk on this major work by Ken Currie.
John Kobal Foundation Scottish National Portrait Gallery Wed 7 Feb. 12.45pm. Free. Simon Crocker looks at the people behind the portrait photography award.
The 116th Annual .Exhibition of the Royal ScottISh Soc1ety of Painters in Watercolours
at the Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh
Saturday 20 January - Thursday 15 February
Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm Sunday 2pm - 5pm
Entry fee £1.50 for Adults £1 for Children and O.A.P. .,
The List 26 Jan-8 Feb 1996 GT