FESTIVAL GALLERIES continued
Patriothall Studios. off 48 Hamilton Place. 225 1289. Mon—Fri noon—5pm; Sat—Sun noon—6pm.
1997 Festival Exhibition Of Contemporary Art And Design Until Sat 30 Aug. Work by over twenty contemporary artists in a variety of different mediums including jewellery. ceramics. painting. printmaking and tapestry. See review.
43 Candlemaker Row. 220 I911. Mon—Sat 10am-5.30pm.
Pseudologica Fantastica Until Sat 20 Sep. New work by Glasgow artist Calum Colvin featuring a series of large-scale. digitally produced colour photographs inspired by the writings of 17th century Jesuit polymath. Athanasius Kircher. See preview.
23 Union Street. 557 2479. Tue—Sat IOam-6pm.
Picasso Until Sat 13 Sep. Selected graphic works by Pablo Picasso.
THE RANDOLPH GALLERY
10 Randolph Crescent. 558 1200. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm.
The Scottish Colourists Until Sat 30 Aug. In association with the Scottish Gallery and Ewan Mundy Fine Art. a selection of paintings and drawings by SJ. Peploe. F.C.B. Cadeil. J.D. Fergusson and Leslie Hunter.
REIACH AND HALL ARCHITECTS
6 Damaway Street. 225 8444. Mon—Fri 9.30am—4.30pm.
Thomas Struth Until Fri 22 Aug. A collection of photographs by Thomas Struth. who was a former student of Gerhard Richter. including townscapes of Edinburgh and portraits.
15 Rutland Square. 229 7545. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm. (Also Sat 10am—4pm during Festival).
Creative Continuity Until Thu 2 Oct. Selected architectural projects by James Stirling and Michael Wilford & Partners.
58 St Stephen Street. 225 5558. Wed—Fri noon—5.30pm; Sat 11.30am—5pm.
Ralph Steadman Until Sat 30 Aug. Experimental work including collage and photogra hically manipulated images. Joan Gil espie Until Sat 30 Aug. Mediterranean paintings including still lifes. street scenes and landscapes.
Leslie Wayne. Juan Usle and David Reed. Each artist will show in one of the seven rooms of lnverleith House. See preview.
ROYAL FINE ART COMMISSION FOR SCOTLAND
Bakehouse Close. 146 Canongate. 556 6699. Dail 10am—4 tn.
Poole Har our Bri ge Design Competition Until Fri 29 Aug. In an effort to make bridges exciting and creative. the Highways Agency decided to hold an intemational design competition. This exhibition shows the range and innovation from the many entries. See Lectures & Events.
THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY
Visitor Centre. Blackford Hill. 668 8405. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm; Sun noon—5pm. £2.50 (£1.50).
The Big Bang Wed 20 Aug—Mon 20 Oct. A unique exhibition which reveals all about the birth of the Universe.
ROYAL OVER-SEAS HOUSE
Landings Gallery. 100 Princes Street. 225 1501. Daily 10am—6pm.
The Mancunian Way Until Sun 31 Aug. Paintings by Liam Spencer focusing on the hidden beauty of the urban landscape surrounding the artist‘s studio on the periphery of Manchester city centre.
ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY
Princes Street. 225 6671. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. (Festival opening hours: Mon—Sat 10am—6pm: Sun 11am—6pm). £4 (£2).
Raeburn Until Sun 5 Oct. A large selection of work by Scotland's celebrated artist. Sir Henry Racburn. with over 60 masterpieces chosen from collections throughout the world.
New Small Works 97 Fri 8 Aug—Sun 21 Sep. New works by members of the RSA.
THE SCOTCH MALT WHISKY SOCIETY The Vaults. 87 Giles Street. Leith. 554 3451. Mon-Fri I lam—6pm; Sat—Sun 2—5pm.
The Festival Of Scottish Art Exhibition Until Sat 30 Aug. In conjunction with the Leith Gallery. a mixed media show.
THE SCOTTISH GALLERY
l6 Dundas Street. 558 1200. Mon—Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am—5pm.
John Houston Until Wed 3 Sep. A new series of landscapes ranging from his native Fife to recent trips to Venice and Japan. Michael Lloyd Until Wed 3 Sep. After receiving a major Arts Foundation award. new works in both chased and gilded silver and co per.
Takes tYasuda Until Wed 3 Sep. New ceramics from this master of domestic
ROMANIAN CULTURAL CENTRE
166 High Street. 226 3477. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Contemporary Romanian Art Until Sun 5 Oct. Work by three Romanian artists; Horia Bemea. Sorin Dumitrescu and Ion Gheorghiu.
ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND
36 St Andrews Square. 556 8555. Mon—Fri 9.15am—4.45pm (Wed 10am).
Art At The Royal Until Fri 15 Aug. In conjunction with the Edinburgh Gallery. a selection of work. mainly oil paintings. by various artists including J.D. Robertson. John Cunningham and Josephine Graham.
ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN
lnverleith House. lnverleith Row. 552 7171. Daily 10am—5pm.
Theories Of The Decorative - Abstraction And Ornament In Contemporary Painting Sat 9 Aug—Sun 5 Oct. The show features seven major painters showing for the ﬁrst time in Scotland; Philip Taaffe, Ingo Meller. Beatriz Milhazees. Fabian Marcaccio.
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17 Royal Terrace. Daily 12am-6pm. House Works Until Sun 24 Aug. An exhibition of objects and drawings by Edward Fellows in a house designed by Richard Murphy Architects.
St Bride's. 10 Orwell Terrace. 346 I405. Mon—Sat lOam—l Ipm.
Drawn To Dance Until Sat 30 Aug. An exhibition of work by Brian Hartley. based on the dynamism of the human body.
10 Stafford Street. 226 5812. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm; Sun 2—5pm.
From Noah's Ark To Central Park Until Sat 30 Aug. Contemporary art and illustration from Roger la Bottle.
TALBOT RICE GALLERY
University of Edinburgh. Old College. South Bridge. 650 221 l. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2-5pm. £2 (£1.50).
A New Look At 1947 Until Sun 21 Sep. A celebration of the 50th anniversary of
Christian Dior which coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Edinburgh International Festival. The exhibition pays homage to Dior and to the impact of his designs on the world. Central to the show are six original Dior gamients from 1947.
318 CASTLE STREET
31a Castle Street. 226 5336. Mon-Sat l().30am—5.30pm.
Unique And Original Until Sat 30 Aug. Glasgow Print Studio presents an exhibition of contemporary art from the west of Scotland.
THE TORRANCE GALLERY
29b Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon—Sat Ham-6pm.
Irene Halliday Until Sat 30 Aug. Paintings by Irene Halliday.
Trevor Stubley Until Sat 30 Aug. Paintings of Tabor Garden and other works. Treasure Trove Until Sat 30 Aug. New jewellery designed and made by Sheana M. Stephen.
Cambridge Street. 228 1404. Daily 10am—midnight.
Dazzle Until Sat 30 Aug. Over 1000 pieces of contemporary jewellery on display and all for sale.
7 Bell‘s Brae. Dean Village. 225 3829. Daily Ham—6pm.
Inge Paneels Sun 17 Aug—Sat 6 Sep. New glasswork including objects. panels and paintings. tellin a tale of light and life. Pavel Petrovic Leonov Sun 17 Aug—Sat 6 Sep. The first showing of work in the west by this self-taught Russian painter. His paintings give an insight of his countryside in the process of transition from agrarian to industrial.
BANK OF SCOTLAND MUSEUM
Head Office. The Mound. 529 1288. Mon—Fri 10am-—4.45pm.
Bank Of Scotland's Museum On The Mound Until Fri 5 Sep. This small museum tells the story of Scotland's first batik. Its exhibits span three hundred years and include gold bullion chests. Scottish coins. banknotes and forgeries. early adding machines and a cheque signed by Sir Walter Scott.
THE GEORGIAN HOUSE
7 Charlotte Square. 225 2160. Mon—Sal 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Open until Fri 31 Oct. An 18th century house which reconstructs Georgian life in Edinburgh's elegant New Town.
477b High Street. 226 5856. Mon—Sat l()am—5pm; Stilt 2—5pm. Open until Fri 31 Oct. Completed in 1620 and now refurbished as a home in Edinburgh‘s Old Town of the period.
HUNTLY HOUSE MUSEUM
I42 Canongate. 529 4143. Mon—Sat lOam—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.
Summer Days Until Fri I2 Sep. A look at how the seaside experience has changed over the last century. it also describes the growing interest in visiting the countryside from the I920s onwards.
I63 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 IOam—5pm (Tue until 8pm); Sun noon—Spot 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 anti re-live the fashions. music and astimes of the I950s. 60s. 70s and 80s. e Ivy Wu Gallery 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. Shibata Zeshin Until Wed 1 Oct. In the Ivy Wu Gallery. a collection of rare Japanese lacquerware by one of its greatest exponents. Shibata Zeshin. This display consists of over 70 of his ﬁnest works from the collection of Nasser D. Khalili. Precious Cargo: Scots And The China Trade Sat 9 Aug—4 Jan 98. An exhibition looking at three centuries of trade with China. told through a rich collection of objects including porcelain. silk. calico. ca ets and fumiture. See review. Co ours Of Africa Until 25 Jan 98. A collection of vividly coloured African textiles and dress. Part Of Scotland/Africa 97.
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. Arthur Conan Doyle - The Edinburgh Connection Until Sat 27 Sep. An exhibition looking at the life and work of the creator of Sherlock Holmes. the world‘s greatest ﬁctional detective.
The Sacrifice Of lphigenia Fri 15 Aug. 12.45pm. National Gallery Of Scotland. Vivien Hamilton gives a talk on Pompeo Batoni‘s ainting.
World Class Design - Poole Harbour Bridge Design Competition Fri 15 Aug. 5.30—7pm. Royal Fine Art Commission For Scotland. The second in a series of four discussions on issues of bridge design. with guest speakers. See gallery listing.
Richter And The Avant-Garde Sat 16 Aug. 2pm. Fruitmarket Gallery. David Macrae explores the signiﬁcance of technical reproduction for modern art since the Avant-Garde movements of the 20s and relates Richter‘s work to the concept of Avant-Gardist photography and film. See Fruitmarket Gallery. Word And Image In Dada 8: Surrealism Mon 18 Aug. 12.45pm. National Gallery Of Modern Art. A talk by Elizabeth Cowling.
Bertel Thorvaldsen And Neoclassical Sculpture Tue 19 Aug. 12.45pm. Royal Scottish Academy. Sandy Stoddart gives a talk.
Self-Portrait Wed 20 Attg. 12.45pm. National Portrait Gallery. Siobhan Dougherty talks about Sir Eduardo Palozzi‘s painting.
Bridging The Professionals Wed 20 Aug. 5.30—7pm. Royal Fine Art Commission For Scotland. The third in a series of four discussions on issues of bridge design. with guest speakers. See gallery listing.
Seen But Not Heard — Sargent's Portraits Of Children Thu 2l Aug. 12.45pm. Royal Scottish Academy. A talk given by Michael Cassin.