response to exhibitions held at the gallery over the past year.
I HANOVER FINE ARTS 22a Dundas Street. 556 2181. Ion—Fri 10.30am—6pm; Sat l0.uii-»Ipm.
Cats and Other Animals Sat 10 Feb-2 .‘slar. As the name suggests. almost all the work in this exhibition features a member of the atrium] kingdom with a selection of landscapes. llowers and still life paintings shown alongside.
I INSTITUT FRANCAIS D’ECOSSE 13 Randolph Crescent. .225 5366. Mon—Sun ‘.’.5ll.ttri till late.
La Jeune Fille Dans La Ville Until 14 Mar. 'l‘ranslated 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 ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA 82 .\'icolson Street. 668 2232. Mon—Fri
Venetia Obscura l'it'i ti Feb—l5 Mar. A fascinating night» time exploration of Venice by photographer l.uca Campigotto. capturing not only the city as it is today. 'eut the ghosts and demons’ of times past. I VINCENT KOSMAN FINE ART 8 Burgess 'I‘errace. 662 ‘)‘)‘)0. Viewing by appointment Wed-Sat.
New Collection Limit 25 Feb. ('oriteiiiporary oil paintings. watercolouis and draw rugs by twenty Scottiin and litiglisli artists. all of which are for sale. including work by Alberto Morrocco and John l)uiican l'ergussoii.
I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 S021. Mort-Sat 10am 5pm: Stiii 2'-5lili1.
The Three Graces Antonio Canova‘s beautiful sculpture. in residence at the gallery until l‘)‘)7
From Brueghel to Rubens Fri 9 Feb— 1 7 Apr. An exhibition of 16th and 17th century Flemish drawings from the (iallery ‘s permanent collection.
PETER M MRCKENNR
A Selection of Paintings by the artist inspired by Scottish woodlands
Showing at the ronnnucr MILLER? 29!! nundas Street Edinburgh until 17 Feb I lam - 6pm
Traverse Theatre Wed Feb 14th 7.30pm £5
CABARET/ AUCTION featuring
"Natural born funny man"
8. Sophie aancrott 0. 6h. Rae "Sprky skeletal soul funk"
BENEFIT EVENT FOR CRY BOSNIA. EDA. 8c SOS FOR CHILDREN
highlighting the rich and diverse talent which ﬂourished in the area during this period.
I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75—7‘) Cumberland Street. 557 l020. Mon-Fri l0atn~6pni; Sat 10am—4pm.
The Border and Beyond Until t5 Feb. Recent oil paintings and prints by Charles Simpson detailing the Borders and West Coast isles.
Mixed Exhibition Ifiitil 15 Feb. Jewellery and crafts by invited artists and craftsriien. Tuscany and Burgundy ttnut I5 l‘t‘lT. Watercolours and pen and ink work by Derek Clarke RP RS\\' ARSA capturing both the countryside and city life of Italy and France.
Mixed Exhibition Sat 17 Feb-7 Mar. Recent paintings by (iordon K Mitchell. glass by Max Jacquard. pen and ink drawings by Peter Jones arid jewellery by .Ioliti Field.
I PORTFOLIO GALLERY ~13 Candlemaker
Row. 220 I‘)l I. Ttie- Sat noon—5.30pm. A Hundred Summers, A Hundred Winters
I Until l7 Feb. Photographs by Bei‘tieri van
Manen chronicling her journeys through the former Soviet l‘riiou.
I OUEEN’S HALL (‘lerk Street. 668 3-156. Mon—Sat 10ain—5prii.
Immediate Responses limit : Mar. l.i\'t‘l_\" and colourful paintings by Michael Droop. inspired by the French Impressionists and Post-Impressionists.
I ROMANIALBA GALLERY 166 High Street, 667 3597. Tire-Sal l0atti—tvillptit‘. Sun 2--5prn.
Contemporary Romanian and Scottish Art Ifntil 24 Mar. Diverse work front two cultures by loan litirlaco. Carola Chambers. Thora Clyiie. Costel i-Ireamata and Marcello .\'ey.
I ROYAL OOTANIC GARDEN Invei leitli Ilouse. Iriverleith Row. 552 7171. Mon-Sun llarii .‘iprii.
bioSCIENCE in Scotland 1'uii1 .ii Aug. lt‘
: you thought the world of science atid
technology was boring. think again. Some 500.000 people are expected to view this collection of inter-active computer displays. videos. 3-D models (including a giant midge‘i and hands-on exhibits r and
they can't all be egg heads.
I ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE BAR Griiidlay Street. 22‘) ‘)6‘)7.
Games With COIOUT Fri ‘) Feb -‘) ;\lat. Colourful riiixed-riiedia paintings by Sarah Downhani Work by the artist can also be viewed at the Iilectric I-rog on Cockburn Street and Common (irounds on The Mound.
I ROYAL OVER-SEAS I‘IOUSE Landings (iitllc‘i‘y. lllll l’t‘lilc‘t‘s Slt‘c‘t‘l. 22.5 ISIII. .\lon-~Suri l0.uii~opii:.
Ashley Greaves l'ntil 3‘) Feb Recent paintings by the l.oiidoii--boi‘n artist who
I i l i l l | l l i t
Award Until 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-born Kate l.ithgow.
I STILLS 23 Cockburn Street. 225 ‘)S76. Tue—Fri Ham—6pm; Sat 11am—5pm.
Ken Lum - Recent Work lintil i7 t-‘cti. A wonderful collection of photographs featuring ‘ordiriary' 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
lidinburgh. ()ld College. South Bridge.
5 650 221 1. Tue —Sat 10am—5pm.
Calanais - The Atlantic Stones Until to Feb. Mixed-iiicdia work by 24 artists. including painting. sculpture and drawing.
7 created as a ‘subjective response' to the t alanais stones.
3 I THEATRE WORKSHOP 3-1 Haruiltou
Place. 225 7042. Mon~Sat ‘)._i0arii—5.30pm.
Urban Fragments: Images of Hungary l'ritil 2‘) Feb. Using a mixture of painting and simple photographic techniques. Duncan of .Iordaiistoue graduate Colette Woods has created a series of images
: depicting everyday life in Hungary. where
she recently spent eighteen months on a scholarship.
I TORRANCE GALLERY 2‘)b l)undas Street. 556 6366 More-Sat I laiir—6prii.
Peter M. Mackenna l‘ntil 17 ten. .-\
selection of recent paintings inspired by the Iiills and woodlands of the Scottish
I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 I404. Mott—Stilt 10aiii-iiiidrright.
A Sale Of Hearts by Scottish Artists Until 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 l-‘ebruary 14 to raise money for lidiriburgli Direct Aid. Cry Bosnia and S()S For Children.
I HUNTLY HOUSE MUSEUM 142
(“:iiiorigtite. 52‘) 4 143. Mon -Sat 10am—6pm. Free. Packed with historic artefacts. this museum tells the story of
- lidinburgh‘s past and its people.
I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 11iin
Street. 52‘) 41—12. Mon—Sun 10aiii—6pm.
Free. All manner of archive material and old toys relating to childhood through the
challenges perceptions of right and w tong. .
preferring instead to create characters who
'exude their instincts without cotiipuiiction‘.
; I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY Princes
Street. 2256671. Mon Sat 10am 5pm: Stiii 2' 5pm. £1.5(11L'Ii.
116th Annual Exhibition trial 15 Feb. The Royal Scottish Society or Painters in Watercolour present their yearly show. featurng Work by Some of the best water'- colourists working today and on loan. David Hockiiey's I’rrper l’oo/ Number lira.
I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY lo l)undas Street. 558 I200. Mon -Fri l0aiii- 6pm; Sat 10am~—4pm.
Brian Foicik Until 2‘) Feb. (his and works on paper by Duncan of .Iordanstone graduate Brian Foicik. featuring swirling neon images or the ‘Waltzer boys‘ at Kirkcaldy Fair. portraits of a female clown. and surreal still lifes.
The Breakiast, lunch and Dinner Party Until 29 Feb. Highly imaginative contemporary tableware by Grays School of Art graduate Morgen Hall.
I SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921.
M0 Mon—Sat lllzriit-Spill'. Sun 2—-5pm.
The John Kobal Photographic Portrait
I PEOPLE’S STORY 163 (‘-.iiioiigate. 52‘) «I057. Mon—Sat l0am 6pm. Free. The sights. sounds and even smells of Iidiiiburgli folk from the ItSth century onwards.
. I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND 2
Chambers Street. 225 753-1. Mon. Wed -Sat I()aiii—5pm; Tue 10am Spin;
Sun noon—5pm. Free. Architecture a Découper t'iiul I t Feb. A
unique collection ofcardboar'd cut -out
models. featuring some of the world's . most famous buildings. including the
Iiiffel Tower. .\'otre Dame Cathedral and the Iimpire State Building.
I SCOTTISH UNITED SERVICES MUSEUM Edinburgh Castle. 225 7534. Mon—Sat ‘).30am—530piii; Sun I lam—5.30piii. Free. btit there is an admission charge for
For Your Freedom And Ours: Poland, Scotland and the Second World War Many Poliin soldiers came to Scotland iii the ~10s‘. 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. 52‘) 4901. Mon—Sat I0am~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 East Kilbride
I EAST KILDRIDE ARTS CENTRE ()ld Coach Road. East Mains. 01355 261000. Mon—Fri 10am-- 10pm; Sat/Sun noon—10pm.
Picasso: Late Etchings Hi 16 Feb— i 7 Mar. Two suites of etchings created by Picasso during his late 80s. The .llugriilieelit Cuckold. featuring mythological characters. and The Burial ()f'Cuir/rr ()reu: based on the paintings of Iil Greco.
I DICK INSTITUTE Iilmbaiik Avenue. 01563 52640l. Mon-Fri 10am—8pm; Wed/Sat I()am-—5pni.
The True Face Of Burns Until i7 Feb. The first show in the lnstitute's ‘Iilowing Up The Bard' season features work by Alan Ramsay. Taking Nasmyth‘s classic portrait of llurns as his starting point. Ramsay has created aii Sft \ 17ft work consisting of I01 individual stttdies of the famous picture.
I SMITH ART GALLERY 8: MUSEUM l)uiiibarton Road. 01736 ~171‘)l7. Tue—Sat 10.30aiii—5pm‘. Sun 2~5pm.
A Sense or Place Until 14 Apr. Work by members of the Society of Scottiin Artists addressing the idea of Scottish heritage.
LECTURES & EVENTS
lectures are listed by city, than by date.
Glasgow Producing The Goods For 1999 Queen's
Cross Church. Tue 20 Feb. 6—7pm. £3 (students free). The second in a series of illustrated lectures presented by the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society. Tonight's speaker is Michael Macaulay. Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Strathclyde.
Monica Siiiii Solidarity Centre. Royal I-Ixchaiige Court. 85 Queen Street. 226 5066. Slide show and talk entitled 'The (heat Cosmic Mother". by feminist writer and artist Monica Stoo.
SI Agatha National (iallery of Scotland. Fri ‘) Feb. 12.45pm. Free Aidan Weston- I.ew is gives a talk on the work of Cai'iaiii. TWO SIiII Lives Scottish National (iallery o1‘.\lotlet'lt .-\t't .\Ioti l2 Felt. l2.-I5ptii. l'i'c‘t‘. Michael ('asstii looks at two works by (ieorges Braque.
Italian Sculpture Italian Cultural Institute.
\Ved l-I Feb. 2- 3.30pm. Free. The last of
three illustrated lectures tin linglishi entitled ‘.-\ Short History oli llttlittti Sculpture l2S0~ I‘)S0' by \'ic‘lot'ia Keller. Mary OI Modena Scottish National Portrait (iallery. Wed 14 Feb. l2.-l5piii. Free. Rosalind Marshall looks at Willem Wissirig's work.
Ken Lum Stills (iallery. Sat l7 Feb. 2.30pm. Free. The (iallery"s current exhibiting artist gives a rare talk. Places are limited so book early. phone Rosie Naylor 225 9876.
Harlequin Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Mon 1‘) Feb. 12.45pm. Victoria Keller discusses the work ofJulia Gonzales.
Muriel Spark Scottish National Portrait (iallery. Wed 21 Feb. 12.45pm. Free. Frances Borzello looks at Alexander Moffat's portrait of the writer.
TO The List 9-22 Feb I996