Patrick Bailly-Maitre-Crand Until 24 Jan. One of three exhibitions in Scotland featuring photographs and installations by this major French photographer and scientist.

la Cuisine d’Odile Until 21 Dec. To coincide with the publication of award- winning chedeile Petre’s new French cookery book. the lnstitute’s restaurant plays host to abstract illustrations by Edinburgh College of Art graduate Ruth Montada.

I KINGFISHER GALLERY 5 Northumberland Street Lane. 557 5454. Mon—Sat Ham—4.30pm.

Christmas Charity Exhibition Until 20 Dec. Contemporary paintings. sculpture. ceramics and jewellery, all chosen for their originality. A third of the commission raised from this exhibition will go to the Children’s Hospice Association, so buy from here and you’re giving two ifts in one.

I LEITH ERY 65 The Shore. 553 5255. Tue—Sat 11am-6pm (Sat 4pm). Christmas Exhibition Until 4 Jan. Exciting new works by over 50 contemporary artists. including painting. jewellery. tapestry, ceramics and glassware.

I MATTHEW ARCHITECTURE GALLERY University of Edinburgh. Department of Architecture, 20 Chambers Street, 650 2342. Mon—Fri 10am—8pm; Sat/Sun 10.30am—2.30pm.

Stranger Familiar Until 13 Dec. An exciting new exhibition highlighting the diversity and complexity of urban architecture and the way in which it shapes our lives.

I METROPOLE COFFEE HOUSE 33 Newington Road. 668 4999. Mon—Sat 8.30am—l 1pm; Sun lOam—lOpm. Christine ileeghan Until 2 Jan. Colourful hand-cast paper works by ECA graduate

Heu han.

I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound, 556 8921. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2-5pm.

The home of a fine cOllection of works from the Renaissance to Post- lmpnessionism. including Rembrandt. Degas and Van Gogh plus Antonio Canova’s beautiful sculpture The Three Braces, in residence at the gallery until 1999.

The Age OI 11er Until 15 Dec. Free. An impressive collection of German Renaissance prints highlighting the great work achieved in the country during this period, most notably the innovative woodcuts of Albrecht Diirer and the designs of his pupil Hans Baldung Grien. Turner Watercolour: Sun 1-31 Jan. The annual showing of Victorian art collector Henry Vaughan’s bequest to the National Gallery, given under the strict stipulation that the works be shown only in January when the light is weak and less destructive.

I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAU George 1V Bridge, 226 4531. Mon-Sat 10am—5 m; Sun 2-5pm.

White orld Until 28 Feb. An exhibition chronicling the life and workof Glasgow- born writer Kenneth White, professor of 20th century Poetry at the Sorbonne.

I NETHERDOW THEATRE 43 High Street. 556 9579. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm.

Msisio Until 4 Jan. Aileen Paterson’s kilted tabby cat leaves her Momingside home for the walls of the Netherbow.

I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75-79 Cumberland Street, 557 1020. Mon-Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—4 m.

Do A Small Ie Until 24 Dec. Colourful ceramics, unique jewellery, wood, glass and sculpture, much of which is priced at under £100, plus a selection of recent paintings and prints.

Aladdin‘s Cave Until 24 Dec. Silver jewellery by Molly Bullick in the upstairs gallery, designed to make you stand out this Christmas.

IOUTOFTHENOMADSTENT21 St Leonards Lane. 662 1612. Tue-Sat 10am-5pm. Cbrisbnas Exhibition Until 21 Dec. A Pandora’s Box of Eastern curios and souvenirs. including rugs. cushions. textiles. jewellery. candlesticks and much more. I PORTFOLIO GALLERY 43 Candlemaker Row, 220 1911. Tue-Sat noon-5.30pm. Bay’s A laugh Until 21 Dec. Documentary photography by Richard Billingham, capturing the everyday life of his family in their West Midlands council flat. I QUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street. 668 2019. Bernard Rooke Until 24 Dec. Following his extremely popular Festival show, Rooke returns to the Queen’s Hall with a new selling exhibition of musical

aintings. sea and landscapes.

the Spring and Alan Chapman Sat 4 Jan—1 Feb. Prints by two Edinburgh-based artists, dealing respectively with the natural world and the science of Alchemy. I RMUES’ GALLERY 58 St Stephen Street, 225 5558. Tue-Sat 11am—6pm. Humbug Until 31 Jan. No Dickens here. but plenty of other stuff that should get you chortling, including original cartoons and caricatures by the likes of Steve Bell (Guardian), Simon Bond (Dead Cat). MAC (Daily Mail) and Ralph Steadman. Prints start at £15. or if you’d rather wear your sense of humour, then there’s T- shirts for a tenner. I ROMANIAN CINJURAL CENTRE 166 High Street. 226 3477. Mon-Sat lOam—6 m; Sun 2—5pm. £1 (50p). The Book Until 15 Dec. Work by acclaimed Romanian artist [on Bitzan, who has had a lifelong fascination with books on show with a collection of stylish illustrations of Shakespeare’s Sonnets by Florin Stoiciu. I ROYAL DOTANIC GARDEN lnverleith House. lnverleith Row. 552 7171. Mon-Sun llam-3 m. Absolut Blue And ito Until 5 Jan. Work from the Absolut Vodka art collection. including contributions from Andy Warhol and Keith Haring. plus three new commissions by Gary Rough, Catriona Grant and David Shrigley. Cecilia Vienna Until 5 Jan. An installation of weavings made from found materials by Chilean artist. poet and filmmaker Cecilia Vicuna. Entitled ‘Precario‘ meaning ‘from prayer’. the fragile constructions are site specific and, due to the materials used. of a transitory nature. Roots OI Tho Future Until 16 Dec. Curated by the Commission for Racial Equality, this ground-breaking new exhibition features over 400 photographs and images documenting the history of ethnic diversity in Britain. I ROYAL OVER-SEAS HOUSE Landings Gallery, 100 Princes Street. 225 1501. Mon-Sun 10am—6pm. Obiocts To Think With Until 31 Jan. Oil paintings of children and scenes from the urban landscapes by Canadian artist Joan Dymianiw. I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY Princes Street. 225 6671. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2-5pm. Angus lichen Until 13 Dec. Works by the winner of this year’s Alastair Salvesen Trust Art Scholarship. created during a two-month tour of China. Scottish Artists AI Artist Craftsmen 7th AIIIII Exhibition Until 21 Dec. Fine and applied arts by members of the SAAC. the fastest growing exhibiting society in Scotland. I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 16 Dundas Street, 558 1200. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm. David McCIlro Until 7 Jan. New paintings by McClure. on show alongside fun jewellery by Wally Gilbert, ceramics by Jill Fanshawe Kato and the gallery's Christmas Exhibition featuring a myriad of gift ideas including paintings, jewellery, ceramics, woodworks. glass,

silver and metalware.

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. Moore. Hockney. Bellany. plus a selection of Dada and Surrealist paintings.

Anne Bedpath Until 19 Jan. £2.50 (£1.50). From watercolour landscapes to rich interiors. this wonderful exhibition of over 70 paintings and drawings by one of Scotland's most successful and best-loved artists. is the first major retrospective since 1972.

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Until 31 Jan. Eleven paintings and drawings by one of Scotland‘s most distinguished living artists. Also on show. a prize-winning installation by Philippa Goodwin.

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 present day, plus the national photography collection.

Portrait Miniatures From The Collection Oi The Duke Ci Buccleuch Until 23 Feb. An exquisite collection of 75 miniature paintings dating from 1480—1832.

Double Vision: 19th Century Stereoscopic Photography Until 23 Feb. Free. First developed in the 1850s. this extremely popular photographic process led the way until moving pictures look over. Seen through hand-held stereoscopic viewers. this exhibition features over 50 images from the gallery‘s permanent collection. including panoramas. portraits and humorous scenes.

I STUDIO ONE 10 Stafford Street. 226 5812. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm; Sun noon—4pm.

Christmas Exhibition Until 24 Dec. A diverse collection of arts and crafts by artists from around Britain.

I TALBOT RICE GALLERY University of Edinburgh, Old College. South Bridge. 650 221 1. Tue—Sat lOam-Spm.

In Balance Until 14 Dec. Minimalist paintings and drawings by distinctive artist Kenneth Dingwall.

I TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon—Fri llam—6pm; Sat 10.30am—4pm.

Christmas Exhibition Until 4 Jan. Over 60 artists have contributed to this show. with a varied line-up of oils. watercolours. sculpture, ceramics and jewellery.

I HUNTLY HOUSE MUSEUM 142 Canongate. 529 4143. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Packed with historic artefacts. this museum tells the story of Edinburgh’s ast and its ople.

I MUSEUM F CHILDHO D 42 High Street. 529 4142. Mon—Sun 10am—6pm. 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. 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—5pm.

Over The Threshold: 400 Years 01 The Scottish liome Until 6 Apr 1997. From huge families forced into two rooms. to modern hi-tech apartments, no area of Scottish home life goes untouched in this major new exhibition. Town and country. rich and poor. it’s all here in the form of paintings, models, photographs and film. Tho Ivy WI Cailery This new permanent gallery features a superb collection of artworks from China. Japan and Korea, with costumes. ceramics, furniture and prints. many of which are on show for the first time.

Art G Industry An educational and fun

interactive gallery that features everything from an Elton John stage suit to a Charles Rennie Mackintosh bookcase. plus the chance to step back in time and re-live the fashions. music and pastimes of the 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 MUSEUM G ART GALLERY High Street. 889 3151. Mon—Sat lOam-Spm. Message From Bosnia Thurs l9 Dec-18 Jan. Work by artists Peter Howson and lan McColl documenting theirjourney to war-torn Bosnia. supplemented by photographs and video footage.


I MACROBERT ARTS CENTRE University of Stirling. 01786 467163. Tue—Sat

1 lam—5pm.

Xmas Exhibition Until 28 Dec. Taking Cinderella as its theme. the exhibition features a whole range of gift ideas. with arts and crafts to suit every purse.


lectures are listed by city, then by date.


Inbetweener CCA. Tours of the exhibition will take place every Friday and Saturday at 1.15pm.

Darkness Visible Tue 17 Dec. 1.15pm. Java lnternet Cafe. Stefanie Boume talks about her installation. currently on show at the cafe.


Ladies Bathing Fn‘ 13 Dec. 12.45pm. National Gallery of Scotland. Frances Borzello looks at this work by Jean- Baptiste Pater.

Batik Workshop Sat 14 Dec. lOam—4pm. £20. WASPS Studios. off Hamilton Place. Stockbridge. info: 01688 302602. Alicia Hendrick holds an introductory workshOp on the Indonesian art of painting with wax and dyes.

Annette Edgar Sat 14 Dec. noon-2pm. Cowgate Arts. The artist gives a demonstration and talk in relation to her current exhibition at the gallery.

Self Portrait Mon 16 Dec, 12.45pm. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. David Hopkins looks at this work by photographer Helen Chadwick.

Professor John Stuart Blackie and the Scottish Gaels Wed 18 Dec. 12.45pm. Scottish National Portrait Gallery. William Gillies gives a talk.

Pelntnre, 3 novembre 1958 Mon 23 Dec. 12.45pm. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Ken Neil gives a talk on the work of Pierre Soulages.

Anne Bedpath and the painters of Edinburgh in the Post-War years Mon 6 Jan. 12.45pm. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Jack Firth gives an illustrated slide lecture in the Gymnasium. lord Braxiield Wed 8 Jan. 12.45pm. Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Molly Donnachie looks at the work of Sir Henry Raebum.

"To List 13 Dec 1996-9'Jan 1997