Mates together: Duncan McLean and Irvine Welsh trorn Speaking Likeness, an exhibition

oriering a new perspective on great Scots. Accompanying the portraits are sound recordings - Welsh discusses his thoughts on contemporary literature. Scottish National


Regina Fernandes, lionel Playrord and John Watling Until 20 Jul. Paintings in pastel. watercolour and gouache. featuring ltaliari cityscapes and Highland and Northumbrian coastal landscapes. Also on show. bronze sculptures by Valentin Znoba and marble by Mike Cairncross.

I INSTITUT FRANCAIS D’ECOSSE i3 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. Mon—Sun 9.30am till late.

Back From Paris II Until 4 .lul. Continuing the tradition of artist exchanges between Scotland and France. this exhibition features paintings by Duncan of Jordanstone graduates Helen MacAlister and Fred Crayk. both of whom have recently spent years living and working in Paris.

I ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA 82 Nicolson Street. 668 2232. Mon-Fri lOam—Spm.

l’isoia llei Siciliani Feste lieligiose E Barocche Until 30 Jun. Photographic


Portrait Gallery. Edinburgh until Mon 30 Sept work by Giuseppe Leone. capturing the everyday life and religious festiyals of the Sicilian people.

I KINGFISHER GALLERY 5 Northtrriiberland Street Lane. 557 5454. Tue—Sat l lam-4.30pm.

Brenda lenaghan risw Fri 5 -2(i Jul. New paintings of figures. animals and still lifes. plus a selection of the artists hand- painted furniture. Also on show. three- dirrrensional sewn objects by Marianne

More-Gordon. and a spectacular display of

Mexican silverjewellery.

I MATTHEW ARCHITECTURE GALLERY University of Edinburgh. Department of Architecture. 20 Chambers Street. 650 2342. Mon-Fri 10.30am --<l.3(lpiii. Summer Exhibition Until I2 Jul. A wide range of work by final year students from the Department of Architecture.

I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 892 l. Mon—Sat l0aiii—5piri; Sun 2—5pm. The home of a fine collection of works from the Renaissance to Post


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liripressionisrri. including Rembrandt. Degas and Van Gogh pltis Antonio Caiioy'a's beautiful sculpture The Three Graces. in residence at the gallery until 1909.

Awash in Colour tiriril H .lul The first major exhibition of l9th and early 20th century Airier'ican watercolours to be held in Britain. Featuring works by (ieorgra ()‘Keeie. lfdward Hopper and Winslow I-loirier.

I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George l\" Bridge. 236 453 l. Mon Sat litany-5pm: Sun Z-Spm.

A Nation Divided: Scotland and the ’45 Until 3| (let. The Jacobite uprising of INS/Jo was one of the most iiiomentoris land bloody) events in Scotland's history. and iney itabiy. the truth has been somewhat oyei'sliadowed by legend. ‘.-\ Nation l)iy'rded' looks at the real story behind the .lacobites. Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Battle of (‘ullodeii through coiiteiiipor'ary writings and illustrations. I NETHEROOW THEATRE 4.1.45 High Street. 556 957‘). .\lori- Sat lll;iiii--I.3()plii. Tribute To Robert Burns (is :7 Jul. l-Ztcliings and drawings by lidiribui'gli artist Maureen .‘ylorrteatli celebrating the 200th anniversary of the llai'd’s death.

I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75-79 (,‘rriiiber'land Street. 557 lith). Morr-liri li)aiir--(iprii; Sat lilairi—Jprii.

Mixed Exhibition L'riril I l Jill. A collection of paintings by Frances Law entitled 'l’atlis and .lorrrrieys‘. recent stoneware ceramics by Carlos Van Beigersberg-Versluys. ‘l .L‘ilVL'S in writer- and (inter \Vm-ks' by Marion McIntosh and new and rirnoyatiy'e jewellery by Caroline Temple (until 7 Aug).

I OUT OF THE NOMADS TENT 21 Si leoriards Lane. on: loll 'l‘ueSat

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Wood Until 2‘) Jun. Wooden furniture and artefacts from the villages of Rajasthan and the Swat Valley in Pakistan.

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I PORTFOLIO GALLERY 43 Candleriiaker Row. 220 I‘ll |, Tue- Sat noon—5.30pm. This is My Body . . . This Is My Software Until 29 Jun An exhibition of large-scale cibachrome photographs by French multi- riredizu’perforiirance artist ()rlan. exploring the technology of plastic surgery and traditional concepts of beauty and identity. Small World Sat 6 Jul—l Aug. New photographic work by Martin Parr. confronting the increasingly contentious issue of tourism. and its effects on the environment and culture of popular holiday destinations.

I ROGUES’ GALLERY 58 St Stephen Street. 225 5558.1'tie—Sat llttili-(iplii. Opening Exhibition Until 29 Jun. This all- new gallery specialising in contemporary cartoons opens its doors \\ ith a collection of work by some of Britain’s top cartoonists. High! Mon 8 27 Jul. Political cartoons by Graham High of The Sr'uriiiiun.

I ROMANIAN CULTURAL CENTRE lst l‘loot‘. loo Hiin Street. 667 3397. Tue-Sat Ilium—(rpm; Sun 2 ~5piir.

Katrina ilowarth Until 7 Jul. Colourful new paintings by Katrina Howartli. inspired by recent travels to (‘yprus and New Mexico

I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN liiverleith House. Iny'erleith Row. 552 7171. Mon-Sun l()aiii--5prii.

bioSCiEllCE In Scotland Until 3| Aug. lnteractive‘s the name of the game at this science and technology exhibition. featuring computer displays. videos. 3-D models and hands-on exhibits.

I ROYAL OVER-SEAS HOUSE Landings Gallery. 100 Princes Street. 225 ISO]. Mon~Suri l()arii»-()piii.

Karaoke (The Electric Geisha) Mon 1 Jul—~27 Sept. Drawing on traditional (‘lrinese techniques and modern Western art practices. artist Ming Wong has created a series of paintings exploring the tinI'laggiiigly popular bar room craze of karaoke.

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