ART listings EDINBURGH GALLERIES continued
the national photography collection.
A Home 0t 51 us And Wonders - Photographs Owen logan Until 1 Jun. One of Scotland’s leading contemporary photographers explores the religious culture of the people of Calabar. Southern Nigeria. Logan‘s past work has focused on minority cultures in Britain. and in his new work he examines how indigenous religious beliefs in Nigeria co- exist with the Christianity brought there by missionaries.
John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award 1996 Until 1 Jun. A display of the outstanding entries in Britain‘s leading photographic portrait award.
OPEN EYE GALLERY
75—79 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm. Reflections Until 29 May. New paintings by Doroth Stirling.
Jennie Ha e Until 29 May. Ceramics on a bird and animal theme.
20th Century Works On Paper Until 28 May. Artists include James Paterson. E.S Lumsden. James McBey. D.Y. Cameron and Willie Wilson.
Jewellery Until 18 Jun. Contemporary jewellery by Rebecca Halstead.
Patriothall Studios. off 48 Hamilton Place. 225 1289. Mon—Fri noon—5pm; Sat—Sun noon—6 m.
Years di‘ Impressions 1962-1996 Fn’ lo May—4 Jun. A retrospective exhibition of work by Roy Wood featuring prints. drawings and paintings.
43 Candlemaker Row. 220 191 l.Tue—Sat noon—5.30pm.
The Edge Of Europe Until 17 May. Anthony Haughley‘s new large-scale colour photographs portray life on the western seaboard of Ireland and in the environment of many of its emigrants in the USA. He focuses on Great Blasket Island. revealing the changes which confront visitors as he explores links with the past and vestiges of Irish culture. Interior Light Sat 24 May-21 Jun. Lynn Silverman‘s series of photographs constructing a narrative sequence where domestic light sources such as desk. floor and studio lamps are photographed in a variety of settings.
23 Union Street. 557 2479. Tue—Sat 10am—6pm.
Interior Narratives Until 24 May. An international collaboration between printmakers in Guadalajara. Mexico and printmakers in Bristol. The show features a selection of etchings by various artists. exploring the themes of love. death. sex and religion.
Clerk Street. 668 2019. Mon—Sat
lnterludes Until 31 May. Works on hand- cast paper b Christine Heughan. Nocturnal bscura Until 31 May. Work by Graeme Craig-Smith which is stylistically diverse.
58 St Stephen Street. 225 5558. Wed—Fri noon—5.30pm; Sat 1 1.30am—5pm.
Simon Bond Until 24 May. Original cartoon drawings from his published books. including the memorabilia and ‘hate mail‘ generated from his highly popular l980s coffee table books on the many uses of a dead cat.
ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN
lnverleith House. lnverleith Row. 552 7171. Wed-Sun 10am—5 m.
The Flora Of China Art The Making Of The Pringle Chinese Collection Until 25 May. To celebrate the garden’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
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from botanists and horticulturists from the Botanics during expeditions in previous years. The show also presents the work of the late 19th century and early 20th century plant hunters such as Fortune. Forrest. and Ludlow.
ROYAL OVER-SEAS HOUSE
Landings Gallery. 100 Princes Street. 225 1501. Mon-Sun 10am—6pm.
Michael John Shaw Until 6 Jun. Recent drawing and sketches in pencil on paper.
representing three important people in the artist‘s life.
ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY
Princes Street. 225 6671. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm; Sun 2—5pm. £1.50 (75p). 17Ist Annual Exhibition Until 5 Jul. This annual show features the work of many of Scotland‘s leading contemporary artists. sculptors. printmakers and architects. namely Richard Murphy. Professor Gordon Benson. who has designed the new Museum of Scotland. and David Page. designer of Glasgow‘s Italian Centre.
THE SCOTTISH GALLERY
16 Dundas Street. 558 1200. Mon—Fri 10am—6 m; Sat IOam—4pm.
Alexan ra Gardner Until 4 Jun. New paintings including still life. landscapes and fi urative paintings.
Scott sh Silver Until 4 Jun. The work of contemporary silversmiths working in Scotland today is on show. as well as a historical section which looks back at the history of Scottish silverware.
ST CUTHBERT'S CHURCH
5 Lothian Road. 229 1142. Mon—Sat lOam—4pm; Tue 6—8 tn. Walking With Cuthgert Until 16 Aug. An exhibition of the life of St Cuthbert and a photographic display of the ministry of St Cuthbert‘s Parish Church today.
TALBOT RICE GALLERY
University of Edinburgh. Old College. South Bridge. 650 221 l. Tue—Sat lOam—5 m.
Cultura Bridges - Riga, Copenhagen And Edinburgh Until 17 May. Carvings in wood by Latvian artist. Zigfrids Sapietis. His sculptures are a 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. Angus Hood Until 17 May. A site- specific 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 1404. Mon—Sat 10.30am—l 1pm; Sun 6.30—1 1pm. Geoflows Until 25 May. New work by Ann McCluskey. which explores the nature of creativity. using images from the natural world.
7/9 Bell‘s Brae. Dean Village. 225 3829. Daily 10am—6pm.
The Artist As Voyager Tue 20 May—7 Jun. Paintings. prints and drawings by Richard Demarco. The prints have a maritime theme to coincide with the Endeavour's circumnavigation of the British Isles.
THE GEORGIAN HOUSE
7 Charlotte Square. 225 2160. Mon-Sat lOam—Spm; Sun 2—5pm. Open until 31 Oct. An 18th century house showing life in Edinburgh’s elegant New Town.
4778 High Street. 226 5856. Mon-Sat lOam—Spm; Sun 2-5pm. Open until 31 Oct. Completed in 1620 and now refurbished as a home in Edinburgh‘s Old Town of the period.
HUNTLY HOUSE MUSEUM 142 Canongate. 529 4143. Mon—Sat
10am—6pm. Packed with historic artefacts. this museum tells the story of Edinburgh‘s past and its people.
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 ages.
163 Canongate. 529 4057. Mon-Sat 10am—6pm. The sights. sounds and even smells of Edinburgh folk from the 18th century onwards.
ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND
2 Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm (Tue until 8pm): Sun noon—Spur
Art 8r Industry An educational and fun interactive gallery that features everything frotn 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.
The Ivy Wu Gallery This new. pennanent 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.
Shibata Zeshin Until 1 Get. In the Ivy Wu Gallery. a collection of rare Japanese lacquerware by one it's the greatest exponents. Shibata Zeshin. This display presents over 70 of his fittest works frotn the collection of Nasser I). Khalili. Objects Of Our Time Until 8 Jtm. To celebrate the Silver Jubilee of the Crafts Council. a display of work frotn 60 people at the forefront of contemporary applied arts. including ceramics. furniture. textiles. wood. glass. book arts. metal work. jewellery. and machine-knitted wool chairs.
Beauty And The Banknote Until 29 Jun. Art exhibition looking at images of women on paper money. which has become a traditional feature in design across the world after the Bank of England first adopted a small figure of Britannia over 300 years ago. Many of the bank notes are small works of art and this exhibition explores the scope and significance of them on aper money. Scottish Ceramics Today Sat 17
May— 1 3 Jul. Organised with the Scottish Potters Association. a showcase of today's best ceramic work with thirteen selected artists producing work specially for this show.
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.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
253 PERTH ROAD
253 Perth Road. Dundee. 01382 665023. Sat 24—25 May noon—6pm; Mon 26—28 May 6-9pm.
Bad News Benson Sat 24—28 May. A private home show featuring the work of fifteen artists in a range of media including photography. painting. sculpture and video installation. Artists include Andrew Brook. Etnin Bates. Graham Eagen. Deirdre McCloskey. lain Sturrock and Cathy Wilkes.
PITTENCRIEFF HOUSE MUSEUM Pittencrieff Park. Dunfertnline. Daily
1 1am—5pm (closed Tue).
Carry On Printing Until 16 Jun. The annual summer show frotn l-‘ife Printtnakers Workshop with the guest artist being one of Ireland's leading printtnakers Diarmuid Delargy. His techniques include mezzotint. aquatint. engraving and spit-bite. His eight etchings illustrate a world of both human and animal figures which are based on a book written by Samuel Beckett From An A/Jtlm/nm't/ 72’.t’!.
Jeremy Miller Sat 17 May. noon. CCA. The curator of the current Roman Signer exhibition will talk about the artist and his work.
Andrew Stones Sat 17 May. 2pm. Street Level. The artist currently exhibiting at the gallery will present and talk about his present work.
Museums Week Sat 17—25 May. Museums across the country will be celebrating tnttsettrns weeks with a range of activities. Contact individual museums for more details.
Aidan Shingler Thurs 29 May. lprn. Project Ability. A talk by the artist currently exhibiting at Project Ability with Bt’TUlIt/ Rt'tt.vml..
Downtown Sat 17 May. l—Spm. The following galleries will be holding a doors open day for .«Wurft'sl. giving people a unique opportunity to meet the artists who create the paintings: Art Exposttre Gallery. Collins Gallery. Glasgow Film And Video \Vorkshop, (.ilasgow lrtdepertdent Studios. Glasgow Print Studio. Project Ability. Sharmanka Gallery & Workshop. Street Level Gallery. t.Garner Gallery. 'l‘ransmission Gallery and WASPS.
Architecture As A Living Process Wed 21 May. 5pm. The New Lecture Theatre. Western lnfirrnary. Tickets from The Meetings Office. Royal Society of Edinburgh. 22—~24 George Street. 225
6057 A lecture given by architect Douglas Cardinal which looks at the harmful effects of the industrial environment which we have built around the growth and development of human beings.
Fétes Venitiennes l‘Ti to May. 12.45pm. National Gallery Of Scotland. Ailsa Turner talks about Antoine Watteau's painting.
Museums Week Sat 17-25 May. Museums across the country will be celebrating museums weeks with a range of activities. Contact individual museums for more details.
Gwen Hardie Mon 19 May. 12.45pm. Scottish National Gallery ()1 Modern Art. Pat Fisher talks about the artist. Architecture As A Living Process Tue 20 May. 5pm. The Royal College of
1 Physicians. Tickets from The Meetings * ()l'fice. Royal Society of Edinburglt.
22—24 George Street. 225 (i057. A lecture
L given by architect Douglas Cardinal
which looks at the harmful effects of the industrial environment which we hate built around the growth and development of hutnan beings.
Alec Douglas‘Home Wed 21 May.
I2.-15pnt. Scottish National Portrait Gallery. David Stafford talks about the work of AviL‘dor‘ Arikha.
Arts And Education In Partnership Thurs 22—24 May. Edinburgh International Conference Centre. European Conference organised by the City Of Edinburgh Education Department and the European l'nion Cultural Eortnn. examining the best practice and policy in arts and education for young people and children in Europe. l-‘urther details from City of Edinburgh Council Education Department 460 3453.
The Immaculate Conception l‘Tl 23 May. 12.45pm. National Gallery Of Scotland. '/.urbaran's paintirtg is discussed b ' Michael Cassin.
The New Glasgow Boys Mon 26 May. 12.45pm. Scottiin National Gallery ()1'
Moclern Art. A talk by liill Hare. 3 Why Is The Universe Hospitable To
Life? Tue 27 May. 7pm. £2. The Royal Museum. Tickets frorn the Edinburgh
International Science I-‘estival. 220 6220.
Lee Stnolin. Professor of Physics at Pennsylvania State I'niversity offers a
. new theory about the origin of the
Universe and how life emerged within it. A View Of The Gardens At Yester House Wed 28 May. 12.45pm. Scottish National Portrait Gallery. A talk given by Christopher Dingwall.