effort to tnake bridges exciting and creative. the Highways Agency decided to hold an international 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 10am—5pm; Sun noon—5pm. £2.50 (£1.50).
The Big Bang Until 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.
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 l lam-6pm.
Irene Halliday Until Sat 30 Aug. Paintings by Irene Halliday.
Trevor Stubley Until Sat 30 Aug. Paintings of Tabor Garden arid other works.
Treasure Trove Until Sat 30 Aug. New jewellery designed and made by Sheana M. Stephen.
Cambridge Street. 228 1-104. Daily lOam—midnight.
Dazzle Until Sat 30 Aug. Over 1000 pieces of contemporary jewellery on display and all for sale.
The Ivy Wu Gallery This new. permanent gallery features a superb collection of artworks from China. Japan arid Korea. with costumes. ceramics. furniture and prints. many of which are on show for the first time.
Shibata Zeshin Until Wed 1 Get. 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 fittest works from the collection of Nasser l). Khalili.
Precious Cargo: Scots And The China Trade Until 4 Jan 98. An exhibition looking at three centuries of trade with China. told through a rich collection of objects including porcelain. silk. calico. car ets and furniture.
C0 ours Of Africa Until 25 Jan 98. A collection of vividly coloured African textiles and dress. Part Of Scotland/Africa 97.
ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY
Princes Street. 225 667]. 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 Raeburn. with over 60 masterpieces chosen from collections throu hout the world.
New Small Woris 97 Until 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 11am—6pm; Sat—Sun 2—5 tn.
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 l200. 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 copper.
Takeshi Yasuda Until Wed 3 Sep. New ceramics from this master of domestic pottery.
The Vigorous Imagination Ten Years On Mon 8 Sep—Wed I Oct. Paintings by a wide range of artists who have all previously exhibited at the Gallery of Modern Art ten years ago. Artists include Peter Howson. June Redfern. Calum Colvin. lan Hughes and Sam Ainsley. Sara Brennan Mon 8 Sep—Wed 1 ()ct. Tapestry.
St Bride's. 10 ()rwell Terrace. 346 1405. Mon—Sat 10am—l 1 pm.
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 2-5 m.
From Noah's Ark To Central Park Until Sat 30 Aug. Contemporary art and illustration from Roger la Horde.
TALBOT RICE GALLERY
University of Edinburgh. ()ld College. South Bridge. 650 221 I. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. £2 (£1.50).
A New Look At 1947 Until Strn 2| 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 revolutionary impact of his designs on the world. Central to the show will be six original Dior garments from 1947.
31a CASTLE STREET 31a Castle Street. 226 5336. Mon—Sat lO.30am—5.30pm.
7 Bell‘s Brae. Dean Village. 225 3829. Daily 11am-6pm.
Inge Paneels Until Sat 6 Sep. New glasswork including objects. panels and paintings. tellin ' a tale of light and life. Pavel Petrovic Leonov Until 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. See review. Three Artists From Kiev Tue 9 Sep—Sat 4 Oct. Contemporary Ukrainian painting and sculpture.
BANK OF SCOTLAND MUSEUM
Head Office. The Mound. 529 1288. Mon-Fri mam—4.45pm.
Bank Of Scotland's Museum On The Mound Until Fri 5 Sep. This small museum tells the story of Scotland‘s first bank. Its exhibits span three hundred years and include gold bullion chests. Scottish coitts. banknotes and forgeries. early adding machines and a cheque signed by Sir Walter Scott.
THE GEORGIAN HOUSE
7 Charlotte Square. 225 2160. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Open until Fri 31 ()ct. An 18th century liouse which reconstructs Georgian life in Edinburgh's elegant New Town.
477b High Street. 226 5856. Mon -Sat 10am—5pm: Sun 2-—5pm. Open until Fri 31 ()ct. Completed in I620 and now refurbished as a period home itr Edinburgh's Old Town.
HUNTLY HOUSE MUSEUM
I42 Canongate. 529 41-13. Mott-Sat l0am-6pm. Packed with historic artefacts. this tnuseutn tells the story of Edinburgh‘s past and its people.
MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD
42 High Street. 5294142. Mott—Sun 10am—6pm. All manner of archive material and old toys relating to childhood through the ages.
Summer Days Until Fri I: Sep. A look at how the seaside experience has changed over the last century. it also describes the growing interest in visiting the countryside frorn the l920s onwards.
163 Canongate. 529 4057. Mon~Sat 10am-6pm. The sights. sounds and even smells of Edinburgh folk frotn the 18th century onwards.
ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND
2 Chambers Street. 225 753-1. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm (Tue until 8pm); Strn noon—Spur
Art 8: 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 l950s. 60s. 70s and 80s.
Lady Stair's Close. 529 4901. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. A treasure-house of items relating to three of Scotland's tnost 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.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
Surnrnerlee Heritage Trust. West Canal Street. 01236 43126]. Mott-Sun 10am—5pm.
lron Artist Torn McKendrrck's most ambitious multi-media exhibition looks at the traditions. mythologies and demise of a great industry.
EAST KILBRIDE ARTS CENTRE
()ld Coach Road. 01355 261000. Mon—Fri 10am-10pttt. Sat 8’; Stttt noon— 10pm.
Open Art Exhibition 1997 Sat 30 Aug—Sun 28 Sep. An exhibition of art work currently being produced locally highlighting the work of professional and amateur artists throughout South l.anarkshire.
BICA (Black Issues In Community Arts) Sat 30 Attg. 2pm. Street Level. A talk and presentation with BICA who are currently exhibiting at the gallery.
Shane Cullen Sat 6 Sep. 3pm. (.‘CA. The artist currently exhibiting at the CCA will be talking with Francis McKee about his work.
Madame Mere Fri 29 Attg. 12.45pm. National Gallery Of Scotland. Belinda Thomson talks about Baron (ierard‘s
painting. German Ftlm Series Until Sat 30 Aug. 6pm. Fruitmarket Gallery. A series of
German films from the l960s attd 70s. offering an opportunity to compare Richter's introduction of tttodernist features into painting in the early l960s with a corresponding and simultaneous development in film. Germany In Autumn is screened on Fri 29 A trg. with Nosferatu on Saturday 30 Attg. See Fruittttarket Gallery.
Head Mon 1 Sep. 12.45pm. Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art. Picasso's paitrting is discussed by Robin Baillie.
Introducing Raeburn Tue 2 Sep. 12.45pm. Royal Scottish Academy. An illustrated talk with Duncan Thomson. Bill Forsyth Wed 3 Sep. 12.45pm. National Portrait Gallery. Ken Neil talks about Steven Campell‘s painting.
Hidden Gems: Adam Elsheimer Thu 4 Sep. 12.45pm. Royal Scottish Academy. David Howarth ives a slide lecture. Scotland's Micﬁaelangelos Fri 5 Sep. 12.45pm. National Gallery Of Scotland. A talk by Matthew Wellard.
Mother And Child Mon 8 Sep. 12.45pm. Seottish National Gallery Of Modern Art. Victoria Keller discusses Picasso‘s painting.
Characters And Characterisations In Raebum's Portraits Tue 9 Sep. 12.45pm. Royal Scottish Academy. Nicholas Philli sort gives a talk. Thomas Carly e Wed 10 Sep. 12.45pm. John Cooper puts Walter Greaves' painting under the spotlight.
Hidden Gems: The Currency Of Fame Thu 11 Sep. 12.45pm. Royal Scottish Academy. A slide lecture with Timothy Clifford.
Last week a work by the photographer John Thomson was wrongly captioned. His work is on show at the National Library in Edinburgh not the
an exhibition of new
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