Naked truths: one 01 Gillian Wearing’s provocative Take Your Top on images at Collective
Venetia Obscura limit 15 Mar. A fascinating night-time exploration of
Venice by photographer 1.uca Campigotto.
capturing not only the city as it is today. btrt the 'ghosts and demons" of times past. I KINGFISHER GALLERY 5 Northutriberlarid Street I.ane. 557 5-15-1. Tue—Sat Ham-4.30pm.
Lil Knox Hi 15 Mar 5 Apr. New still life and landscape paintings and drawings by Liz Knox. who trained under Sir Robin Philipsori and Da\id Michie at IiCA. Also on show. a collection of watct‘colour‘s by eight artists. glass and ceramics by Moray Miller and jewellery from Poland.
I MATTHEW ARCHITECTURE GALLERY L‘niversity of i-idinburgh. Department of Architecture. 20 Chambers Street. 650 2342. l‘iitil 15 Mar: Mon l-‘ri 10am Spin; Sat/Sun l0.30am—-2.30pm. broth 15 Mar: Mon~Fri l0.30am--2.30pm.
Eladio Dieste Until 22 .\Iilt'. The first UK exhibition of work by this unique l'ruguayaii structural engineer who uses spectacular curving and reinforced brickwork to create a diverse range of buildings. from churches to filling stations.
I NAPIER UNIVERSITY KIP Gallery. 6! Marchmont Road. 22S 1999. Mon-"Thurs 9arrt~S.30pitt; l’ri 9am~5pm.
Uisdean Until 29 Mar. Work by Napier University and Duncan oflordanstone graduate Alexander (iunn. who uses wooden boxes and photographic assemblages to evoke a sense of the hardship faced by fishing communities in the northeast of Scotland t‘l.’isdean' translates from (jaelic to mean 'Hugh Fraser“. an ancestor of (,itrnn's who died in the Portskerra fishing disaster in 1918). I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The .Mouitd. 556 S921. Mon-Sat 10am -5pm'. Sun 2-—5pm.
The Three Graces Antonio (‘anova‘s beautiful sculpture. in residence at the gallery until 1997.
From Brueghel to Rubens Until t7 Apr. An exhibition of 16111 and 17th century i‘lemish drawings from the Gallery's permanent collection. highlighting the rich and diverse talent which ﬂourished in the area during this period.
David Le Marchand (1674-1726) liittil D May. The first ever exhibition devoted to the French-born ivory carver. who during his career created figure sculptures of such illustrious sitters as Queen Anne. George 1. Sir Isaac Newton and Sir Christopher Wren.
I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George IV Bridge. 226 4531. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2 --5pm.
A Nation Divided: Scotland and the ’45 Until 31 Oct. The Jacobite uprising of 1745/46 was one of the most momentous (and bloody) events in Scotland‘s history. and inevitably the truth has been somewhat overshadowed by legend. ‘A Nation Divided' looks at the real story behind the Jacobites. Bonnie' Prince
Charlie and the Battle of Cttlloden.
I NETHERBOW THEATRE 43 ~15 High Street. 556 9579. Mon Sat.
Caroline Hunter and John Hunt t'ntit 24 Mar. Art exhibition of humanist paintings. featuring some wonderful and funny animals and cartoon characters.
I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75- 79 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon-la'i 10am 6pm; Sat 10am—4pm.
Mixed Exhibition Until 27 Mar. Paintings by Alan Mackenzie-Robinson. crafts by .ludy Caplin and Indian Miniatures by Ajay ls'umar (‘iar'g iii the print room. Recent Works Until 27 Mar. Intricate and unusual jewellery by John B. l‘ield. using such exotic materials as amber. turquoise. African blackwood. cocobolo and labradorite.
I OUT OF THE BLUE Blackfriars Street. 556 520.1. Tue~~Sat noon ~5pm. Expressions or Freedom t'nrit t3 star. The result of a unique arts project co- ordinated by artist .lenny Smith with sixth form students. the exhibition features startling images depicting articles from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Work frotn the project can also be seen at the Traverse Theatre.
I PORTFOLIO GALLERY ~13 Candlemaker Row. 220 191 l. Tue-Sat noon-~530pm. Transitions: Contemporary Art From The Republic Of South Africa Until 3o Mat; Photographic work by Lien Boiha. who explores contemporary and historical icons of the Afrikaaner history. and Santu Mofokeng. who documents life in the Soweto township from the turn of the century to present day. See review.
I ROMANIAN CULTURAL CENTRE 166 High Street. 667 3397. Tue Sat Ilium-6.30pm; Sun 2 -5pm. Contemporary Romanian And Scottish Art Until 24 Mar. Diverse work from two cultures by loan Burlaco. Carola Chambers. Thora Clyrte. Costel Hreamata and Marcello Ney.
I ROUTE 56 GALLERY Iidinburgh Lesbian. Gay & Bisexual Centre. 53 Broughton Street. 556 0152.
Stanley Reilly: Celebrity Photographs Until 30 Apr. From lulu to Liberace. Dick and Betty Burton to Bond guys Roger Moore and Sean Connery. Stanley Reilly has snapped them all. Also on show. contemporary photographs highlighting Edinburgh's gay movement over recent years.
I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN lnverleith House. lnverleith Row. 552 7171. Mon—Sun 10am—5pm.
The British Art Show Until 2‘3 Apr. Damien Hirst's infamous formaldehyde offering Aimv l-‘mnr 'I‘lre l-‘lttt'k is on show here. along with an equally delightful demonstration of putrefaction in progress by Glasgow-born Anya (iallaccio. Mat Collishaw's snowstorm video projection might help settle your stomach after those two. while GSA graduate Douglas Gordon presents two video installations 'I'ri‘eger
Finger arid Hysterical. See lectures. bioSCIENCE In Scotland Until 31 Aug. 11‘ you thought the world of science and technology was boring. think again. inter- active compttter displays. videos. 3-D models 1 including a giant midget and hands-on exhibits make for a fascinating exhibition.
I ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE BAR (irindlay Street. 329 9697.
Games With Colour Until 9 Apr. Colourful mixed-media paintings by Sara Downhain Work by the artist cart also be viewed at the Iilectrtc lirog on Cockburn Street and Common (irottnds on The Mound.
I ROYAL OVER-SEAS HOUSE landings (iallery. 100 Princes Street. 225 1501. Mon-Sun 10am 6pm.
Nick Walker l'ntrl 17 Apr. Recent work by artist Nick Walker who draws on the traditional still life genre to create vibrant paintings which explore modern perception and experience.
I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY Princes Street. 225 6671. Mon Sat 10am 5pm; Stiii 2 5pm.
The RSA Students’ Art Exhibition limit 13 Mar. A vibrant exhibition of work by talented young students from the four Scottish Art Schools and University Departments of Architecture. See preview. I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 16 Dundas Street. 558 1200. Mon liri 10am 6pm; Sat 10am 4pm.
Mixed Exhibition t'ntit :7 Mar. A group of 50 new paintings by lidinbtiigit—born (iordort Bi'y cc. including dramatic still lifes. a series of small oils done ‘on the spot‘ by the artist. and views of lidinburgh. Dtrriottar Castle and Morar. Also on show. work by Spanish ceramicist lisperanxa Romero. who ttses slipcasting and handbttilding to produce unique and unexpected results.
I SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belfor'd Road. 556 S921,
Mon-Sat l()ani-~5pm; Stin 11am—5pm. The British Art Show Until 2‘3 Apr. ()ne of seven venues around the city playing host to the fourth British Art Show. The work of eleven artists is on show here. including Damien Hirst's iridescent butterﬂies. Kerry Stewart's stereotypical figure sculptures and an installation by Lucia Nogueria featuring 6000 pieces of glass chandelier. See lectures.
I SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT
Queen Street. 5.50 3921. Mon—Sat 10am ~5pm; Sun 2»-5pm.
The John Kobal Photographic Portrait 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 (ilasgow-borii Kate lithgow.
I STILLS 23 Cockburn Street. 225 9876. 'l‘tte»-1-'ri 11am-6pm; Sat 11am—5pm. The British Art Show Until 3s Apr. Sensual photographic work by Herrriione \\'iltshire. who enhances images through the Use of additional materials such as glass arid plaster. ()n show as part of the fourth British Art Show. See lectures.
I TALBOT RICE GALLERY University of l-Zdinburgh. ()ld College. South Bridge. 6502211. Mon Sat 10am-5pm.
The British Art Show Until 28 Apr. Lush colour photographs of the insides of cinemas by Bridget Smith. which capture not just the interiors. bttt the fantasies created there. an installation sculpture by Perminda ls'aur exploring cultural fragtttcntation. and work by Gary Hume. one of the few painters evident in the British Art Show. See lectures.
I TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon-Sat 11am—6pm. Nicola Morrocco Until 9 Mar. Recent paintings by the artist.
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