ART listings



Inverleith House. lnverleith Row. 552

7 I7 I. Wed—Sun I0am—5 )m.

The Flora Of China An The Making Of The Pringle Chinese Collection Until 25 May. To celebrate the Royal Botanic‘s historical botanical links with China. as well as charting the development of the Pringle Chinese Collection. an exhibition with large. colourful transparencies of Chinese plants. landscape and culture hung from ‘washing lines'. The images were taken from botanists and horticulturists froin the Botanics during expeditions in previous years. The show also shows the work of the late l‘)tIi century and early 20th century plant hunters such as Fortune. Forrest. and Ltidlow.


Landings Gallery. I00 Princes Street. 225 I50I. Mon—Sun l0am—6pm. Michael John Shaw Until 6 Jun. Recent drawing and sketches in pencil on paper. which are formed around three important people in the artist's life.


Princes Street. 225 667 l. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. £l.50 (75p). 1715t Annual Exhibition Sat l9 Apr—5 Jul. This annual exhibition features the work of many of Scotland's leading contemporary artists. sculptors. printmakers and architects. namer Richard Murphy. Professor Gordon Benson who has designed the new Museum of Scotland. and David Page. designer of Glasgow‘s Italian Centre.


I6 Dundas Street. 558 I200. Mort-I‘ri l0am—6pm; Sat l0am—--lpm.

James Morrison RSA, RSW, RGI I'ntil 7 May. New landscape iaintings.

Sarah Jane Selwoo Until 7 May. New contemporary ceramics.

Charmian Pollock Until 7 May. Recent collage work. Shelia McDonald Until 7 May. Enamel

jewel Iery.


University of Edinburgh. ()Id College. South Bridge. 650 22I l. Tue—Sat I0am--5 m. CulturaiBridges Riga, Copenhagen And Edinburgh Sat l‘) Apr—l7 May. Carvings in wood by Latvian artist. '/.igfrids Sapietis. His sculptures area powerful vehicle for articulating powerful feelings. restating values and reflecting on the world he knows. seen through the perspective of the history of his native Latvia and his adopted country Scotland. See Lectures & Iivents.

Angus Hood Sat l‘) Apr—I7 May. A site- specilic installation from Angus Hood. This is the first in a series of projects in the Round Room of the gallery. which features work from young artists.


Cambridge Street. 228 I404. Mon—Sat l0.30am—I lpm; Sun 6.30—l lptn. Geoflows Until 25 May. An exhibition of new work by Ann McCltiskey. Her paintings explore the nature ofcreativity. using images from the natural world.



7 Charlotte Square. 225 2 I60. Mon—Sat l0am ~5pm; Stiii 2--5pm. Open until 3| ()ct. An lSth century house showing life in Iidinburgh’s elegant New Town.


477b High Street. 226 5856. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm‘. Siiti 2 —5pm. Open until 3| ()ct. Completed in I620 and now refurbished as a home in Iidinburgh's Old Town of the period.

HUNTLY HOUSE MUSEUM I-l2 Canongate. 52‘) 4 H3. Mon—Sat

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paintings, drawings, reopening 12 April - 5 May 1997 10.00am - 6.00pm

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84 THE LIST 18 Apt—t mm 300‘

l0am—6pm. Packed with historic artefacts. this museum tells the story of Edinburgh's past and its people.


42 High Street. 52‘) ~1l42. Mon—Sim I0am—6pm. All manner of archive material and old toys relating to childhood through the ages.

In A Class Of Their Own Until 25 Apr. An exhibition about children's school stories. with books and comics spanning over a century. Titles range from Thomas Hughes's 'Iiim Brown '.v St‘litm/t/try's to Orange Hill For Sale by Robert Leeson. reflecting the changing attitudes to children‘s education.


I63 Canongate. 52‘) 4057. Mon-Sat I0arn—6pm. The sights. sounds and even smells of I-Idinburgh folk from the lStli century onwards.


2 Chambers Street. 225 753-1. Mow-Sat I0am—5pm (Tue until 8pm); Strn noon—5pm.

Art 8t 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 I‘)5()s. 60s. 70s and 80s.

The Ivy Wu Gallery This new. permanent gallery features a superb collection of artworks frorn China. Japan and Korea. with costumes ceramics. furniture and prints. many of which are on show for the first time.

Shibata Zeshin I-‘ri IS Apr -I ()ct. In the Ivy Wu Gallery. a collection of rare Japanese Iacquc‘yvare by one of its greatest exponents. Shibata '/.eshin. This exhibition presents over 70 -rf his fittest works frotrr the collection of Nasser I). Kltalili. Domestic Fragments Until 37 Apr. A specially commissioned photography exhibition by artist iii residence. John Kippin. giving an insight into the creation of The Museum Of Scotland planned for l‘)‘)8.

Objects Of Our Time Sat 26 Apr 8 .Itrn. .-\ display of work from 60 people at the forefront ofcontemporary applied arts. including ceramics. furniture. textiles. wood. glass. book arts. metal work. jewellery. and machine-knitted wool chairs. This exhibition celebrates the silver jubilee of the Crafts Council.


Lady Stair’s Close. 52‘) «Will. Mon—Sat I0am—6pm. A treasure-house of items relating to three of Scotland's tnost famous writers: Robert Louis Stevenson. Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott.


East Kilbrido


()Id Coach Road. Iiast Mains. ()l.‘~55 26l000. Mon—Fri l0am—-l0pm: Sat/Sun noon—10pm.

New Works Until I I May. An exhibition of work by six ceramic artists who graduated from Glasgow School of Art in I996. The artists are Abi Black. Sarah Beeny. David Budd. Joanne I-‘rampton. Helen Gibbard and Christopher Gorman.


MACROBERT ARTS CENTRE University of Stirling. 0 I 786 467l65. Tue—Sat llam-5pm.

The Last Hope Fri 25 Apr-34 May. .-\it exhibition of paintings from local artist Iimma Scott-Smith. The paintings illustrate her feelings and attitude toward living a life with physical pain. due to years of suffering from sex ere spinal pain.

SMITH ART GALLERY 8: MUSEUM Dumbarton Road. (H786 47l‘)l7 Ttie~-Sat l0.,‘~0am- 5pm; Sun 2--5pm. Scotland's Liberator: The Life And Legacy Of William Wallace 1297-1997. I'nttl I5 Dec. A celebration

of paintings and artefacts that

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Zigfrids Sapietis Wed 25 Apr. Ipiii.

Open doors: a photograph by Rachel Calder on show in Silver Footsteps at Edinburgh's Cameo until 4 May

the Battle of Stirling Bridge. Loans have been collected from all over Britain and feature Wallace's own chair and the stone that be rested upon. attd a trtediey'al I domed coffer from Cambuskennctlt Abbey. Also on show. works of art by Sir

Dtmcan and Sir I-idward Burne Jones. a portrait of Wallace. the earliest knoer painting of the Old Stirling Bridge t I705) and a huge painting of the Battle of Bannockburri by artist .I. Ilarman Watson.

lectures &



Glasgow Art Fair Thurs I7 20 Apr. George Square. I0..‘~0am--Spm. Following the success of the inaugural fair in l‘)‘)6. this year's has been extended to four days w itlt over ~10 galleries from all over the [K exhibiting. A diverse range of art from fine art and traditional to contemporary. prints. and photographs for people to buy

Deyan Sudjic Tue 2‘) .-\pr. lpm. £2—£2.50. (ilasgow Royal ('oncet IIaII.

Architecture and Design will discuss the city's prize and what it w ill mean for the people of (ilasgow.

La Luzerne I'i'i IS Apr. I2.J5pm. National Gallery Of Scotland. Richard Thompson talks about (.ieorge Seniors painting.

Wave Mon 2] .-\pr. I245pm. National Gallery Of Modern Art. Barbara Ilepworth‘s work is discussed by Siobhan Dougherty.

Talbot Rice (iallcry. Lunch-time lecture by artist Xigfrids Sapietis w ho is currently

exltibiting at the gallery.

General James Murray wed 33 .-\pt-. l2.-l5pm. National Portrait Gallery. Jeanne Canni/zo talks about the painting by Allan Ramsay.

' A Light Amidst The Darkness The

Danish Rescue Thurs 24 Apr. 7.30pm. The Danish Cultural Institute. .-\ talk by artist Judy Iillrs (ilickman who is currently exhibiting at the Institute. Alexander, Later Tenth Duke Of Hamilton Hi 25 Apr. I2.-l5pm. National (iallery Of Scotland. Sir Joshua Reynold's painting is discussed by Ste \hen Lloyd. The Two Roberts Colqu oun and MacBryde Mon 2S .-\pr. 12-15an National (iallery Of Modern :\rt. .'\ talk by Michael (‘assin on the work of these two

Self Portrait wea sit-\pt; I2.»l5pm. National Portrait (iallet‘y. \Villiam (irllies's painting I\ put under the spotlight by \‘rctoria Keller.