techniques. and modern Western art practices. artist Ming Wong has created a series of paintings exploring the ever - popular bar room craze of karaoke. Caroline list Mon 30 Sept-29 Nov. Work by the winner of the 1995 Royal Over- Seas League Open Exhibition. This year’s finalists can be seen at Edinburgh College of Art from 24 Sept-18 Oct.

I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY Princes Street. 225 667i. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2-5pm. £4 (£2.50).

David livingstone And The Victorian Encounter \Vith Attica Until 6 Oct. A fascinating insight into the life and work of Scotland’s most eminent explorer. George Rodger: The African Photographs Until 6 Oct. Over 90 pictures by one of the leading photo-joumalists of World War 11. who was sent to Africa by Life magazine to cover the battling Free French. and continued to photograph the continent and its people for many years. I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 16 Dundas Street. 558 1200. Mon-Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm.

Aspects Of landscape Until 2 Oct. New work by seven contemporary Scottish landscape painters including John Houston. James Morrison. Barbara Rae and Duncan Shanks.

The Human Circus Until 2 Oct. Work by contemporary potter Stephen Dixon who deals in political and social satire.

Joan Eardley RSA Until 2 Oct. Paintings and drawings by this esteemed Scottish anist. including some pastel and charcoal drawings never before seen by the public. I SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921 Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. An impressive collection of 20th century art. including works by Picasso. Matisse. Henry Moore. Hockney and Bellany. plus a recently acquired selection of Dadaist and Surrealist paintings by Salvador Dali. Paul Devaux and Picasso.

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Philip Brahatn's Family Tree tront a show at The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh until 2 Oct.

Alberto Diacolnetti (1901-1966) Until 22 Sept. £4 (£2.50). This major exhibition features some 220 works by the outstanding Swiss-born artist. including 85 sculptures. 40 paintings and a large selection of drawings.

I SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921 Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm. A stunning collection of portraits of famous faces from the 16th century to today. plus the national photography collection. Spedting likeness Until 30 Sept. The Portrait Gallery breathes life into some of its most illustrious residents with this unique exhibition of audio visual paintings. Not only can you see novelist Irvine Welsh. Labour leader John Smith or comedian Billy Connolly. but now you can hear them as well. including a soundbite from William Gladstone dating back to 1889.

David Roberts 11A: A Bicentenary Display Until 24 Nov. A fascinating look at the personal. public and artistic life of this rags-to-riches artist. featuring paintings. engravings. photographs. journals and memorabilia.

look, love All Follow Thurs 26 Sept—1 Dec. Subtitled ‘Prints and Medals of the Jacobite Cause'. this show takes a fresh look at the famous conflict and asks what part the commemorative medals and published images of the Stewart family pla ed in the Jacobite campaign.

I TALBOT RICE GALLERY University of Edinburgh. Old College. South Bridge. 650 22“. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2-5pm.

Inner Necessity Sat 28 Sept—2 Nov. Focusing on work produced by art therapists and those who have benefited from it. the exhibition includes paintings. drawings. scul ture and ceramics.

I TOME RY 29b Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon-Sat 11am—6pm.


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The Contact Gallery Grindlay Street Edinburgh 9th Sept - 10 Oct

James Sonterville Until 21 Sept. Paintings by artist James Somerville. Jean Donaldson and Mairi Aitlten Mon 30 Sept— 1 2 Oct. A selection of recent paintings.

I WASPS Patriothall. Hamilton Place. 225 1289. Mon—Sun noon—6pm.

lionte Sat 21 Sept. A one-day art installation by Hugh Watt using three distinct spaces to explore traditional views of the family home.

Stages Sat 28 Sept—6 Oct. New drawings. paintings and works on paper by artists Joyce Gunn Cairtts. Jacqueline Higgs and Miriam Vickers.

I GEORGIAN HOUSE 7 Charlotte Square. 225 2160. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm. See how the other half lived in this elegant 18th century New Town dwelling.

I GLADSTONE’S LAND Lawntttarket. Royal Mile. 226 5856. Mon—Sal 10am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm. A superb example of home life in l7lh century Old Town Edinburgh.

I HUNTLY HOUSE MUSEUM I42 Canongate. 529 4143. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Packed with historic artefacts. this museum tells the story of Edinburgh's past attd its people.

I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street. 529 4142. Mon-Sun 10am—6pm. All manner of archive material and old toys relating to childhood through the

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I PEOPLE’S STORY 163 Canongate. 529 4057. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. 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—Sat 10am—5pm (Tue until 8pm); Sun noon—5pnt

Art G Design A brand new gallery dedicated to exploring how and why items are made. featuring such wide-ranging exhibits as an Elton John stage suit. a 1970s Afghan coat. a Charles Rennie Mackintosh bookcase and a modern oil- can transformed ittto a lamp. There‘s also the chance to step back in time and re-live the fashions. music and pastimes ofthe 1950s. 60s. 70s and 80s.

I WRITERS’ MUSEUM Lady Stair's Close. 529 4901. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. A treasure-house of items relating to three of Scotland‘s most famous writers: Robert Louis Stevenson. Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott.



I ADDOT HOUSE Maygate. 01383 733266. Mon—Sun 10am—5pm.

litelines Tue l-ll Oct. Life drawings by sixth year pupils from five Dunfermline schools. all of whom are on the cusp of art school entry. and who knows. artworld stardom.

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I CORNERSTONE GALLERY 58 Broad Street. 01786 474444. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm; Sun 11am—6pm.

Memories OI Light Until 6 Oct. Paintings by one of Canada‘s best known artists Douglas Purdon who draws on his Scottish ancestry and the stunning landscapes of the Highlands and Islands for inspiration.

I MACRORERT ARTS CENTRE University of Stirling. 01786 467163. Tue-Sat

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Mirror In The Sea Until 19 Oct. Entitled ‘Novia Scotia A Journey Of Discovery'. this wonderful exhibition by British photographer Michael Hockney captures the many fascinating natural sights of his Canadian home.


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Alastair Macdonell oi olengarry Fri 20 Sept. l2.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Scotland. Matthew Wellard looks at this work by Sir Henry Raebum.

The Runner Mon 23 Sept. l2.45pm. Free. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Siobhan Dougherty gives a talk on the work of Germaine Richier.

Cultural Visions Tue 24 Sept. 12.45. Free. Royal Scottish Academy. Elizabeth Edwards gives an illustrated lecture on photography and anthro 10 y in Africa. A Conversation with oaiiiin Eolvin Wed 25 Sept. 12.45. Free. Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Siobhan Dougherty looks at the Speaking Likeness exhibition. Chinese Gardens Wed 25 Sept. 2pm. Free. Fruitmarket Gallery. Dr Craig Clunas. Senior Lecturer in Art History at Sussex University. on the current exhibition.

The engraved record oi the Jacobite lnoventent Thurs 26 Sept. 12.45. Free. Royal Scottish Academy. Richard Sharp talks about the Portrait Gallery‘s Look. Love And Fol/0w exhibition.

Italian Vistas Fri 27 Sept. 12.45. Free. National Gallery of Scotland. Stephen Turner discusses Turner and Wilson. View of the River Vernon Mon 30 Sept. 12.45pm. Free. Scottish National Gallery of Modem Art. Stephen Turner discusses the work of Bonnard.

Jacobite Prints Wed 2 Oct. 12.45pm. Free. Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Robin Nicholson discusses the gallery's new Look. Love And Follow exhibition.



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