PHILLIPS FINE ART AUCTIONEERS
65 George Street. 225 2266. Mon-Sat 10am—4pm.
New Be innings - New Paintings For Hospita S Until Sat II Oct. An exhibition of selected works from the Paintings in Hospitals Scotland collection. Artists include John Bellany. Alan Davie. Callum lnnes. Eileen Lawrence. lune Redfern and Adrian Wiszniewski.
PORTFOLIO GALLERY Fotofeis See separate listings.
23 Union Street. 557 2479. Tue—Sat 10am—6pm.
Colin Thorns Until Sat 18 Oct. A memorial exhibition including works on paper from Thoms‘ studio.
St Stephen Street. 225 5558. Tue—Sat
l l .30am—5.30pm.
People And Places Around Scotland Sat ll—Sat 25 Oct. Scottish landscapes. still life. figurative paintings in mixed- media by John Stoa.
ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN
lnverleith House. lnverleith Row. 552 7l7l. Wed—Sun 10am—5pm (closes at 3.30 in after 1 Nov).
Blac Sun Sun 19 Oct—Sun 30 Nov. Wooden sculptures by Roger Ackling. created by focusing the sun's rays through a magnifying glass and burning marks across pieces of found wood. See preview.
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. lOO Princes Street. 225 1501. Mon—Sun 10am—6pm.
Out In The Midday Sun Until Fri 28 Nov. An exhibition of new works by Australian artist Marika Borlase which looks at early aesthetic interpretations of Australia and the New World.
ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY
Princes Street. 225 6671. Mon-Sat lOam—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Morrison Portrait Award Exhibition Until Sat 25 Oct. A display of work by the winners and runners-up in the bi-annual competition in portrait painting and sculpture.
THE SCOTTISH GALLERY
l6 Dundas Street. 558 1200. Mon-Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm.
Duncan Shanks Until Wed 29 ()ct. New paintings.
Alison Kinnaird Until Wed 29 Oct. Engraved glass.
Mark Powell Until Wed 29 Oct. Contemporary jewellery.
23 Cockburn Street. 622 6200. Tue~Sat l0am—6pm.
Tales From The City Until Sat 22 Nov. To re-open the gallery after major refurbishment. a group show curated by Charles Iische. The exhibition brings together the work of a number of contemporary artists featuring Roderick Buchanan. Tracey limin. David Shrigley. Georgina Starr and Gillian Wearing who use different forms of narrative to examine life in the city.
5l—53 West Nicolson Street. 667 8729. Mon-Sat 9am—9pm.
Dinka And Nuer Until Fri 31 ()ct. Pastorals of southern Sudan. Part of Scotland/Africa 97.
TALBOT RICE GALLERY
University of Edinburgh. ()ld College. South Bridge. 650 22l l . Tue~~Sat l0am—5pm.
New Art From South Africa Until Sat 8 Nov. A major exhibition of contemporary
art from South Africa featuring recent work by ten artists. The show coincides with the meeting in Edinburgh of the Commonwealth Heads of Govemment in October and part of the nation-wide Scotland/Africa 97.
29b Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon—Fri
l lam—6pm; Sat l0.30am—4pm. Architects 1n Watercolour Until Sat 11 Oct. Watercolours by various artists including Alexander Duncan Bell. Antony Finlay. Gregor Holstead and George McNab.
THE GEORGIAN HOUSE
7 Charlotte Square. 225 2160. Mon—Sat l0am--5pm; Sun 2--5pm. Open until Fri 31 Oct. An l8th century house which reconstructs Georgian life in Edinburgh‘s elegant New Town.
477b High Street. 226 5856. Mon—Sat [0am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Open until Fri 31 Oct. Completed in 1620 and now refurbished as a period home in Edinburgh's Old Town.
HUNTLY HOUSE MUSEUM
142 Canongate. 529 4143. Mon-Sat l()am--6pm. Packed with historic artefacts. this museum tells the story of Edinburgh's past and its people.
MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD
42 High Street. 529 41-12. Mon—Sun 10am—6pm. All manner of archive material and old toys relating to childhood through the ages.
I63 Canongate. 529 4057. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. The sights. sounds and even smells of Edinburgh folk from the 181h century onwards.
ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND
2 Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat l()am--5pm (Tue until 8pm); Sun noon—5pm.
Art 8t Industry An educational and fun interactive gallery that features everything frotn an Hton John stage suit to a Charles Rennie Mackintosh bookcase. plus the chance to step back in titne and re-live the fashions. music and pastimes of the l950s. 60s. 70s and 80s.
The Ivy Wu Gallery This permanent gallery features a superb collection of artworks from China. Japan and Korea. with costumes. ceramics. furniture and prmts.
Contemporary Scottish Craft Sat lit—Sun 26 ()ct. To mark the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting. an exhibition of work by six artists including jewellery. glass atid silver.
Dreams Of Colour Until Mon 20 ()ct. To accompany the ('H/uu/‘s' ()I‘A/i'lt'tl exhibition. a display of banners by Somali artist Kinsi Abdulleh.
A Portrait Of The Somali People Ullltl Sun 23 Nov. Photographs by Hamish Wilson taken during his time spent in Somalia as a journalist and photographer. capturing periods of both calm and conflict.
Precious Cargo: Scots And The China Trade L'ntil 4 Jan 1998. An exhibition lookitig at time centuries of trade with China. told through a rich collection of objects including porcelain. silk. calico. car )ets and furniture.
Co ours Of Africa tlniil 25 .Ian W98. A collection of vividly coloured African textiles and dress. Pan ()1' Seotland/.-\frica 97.
Lady Stair's Close. 529 4901. Mon-Sat 10am —6pm. A treasure-house of items relating to three of Scotland's most faiiious writers: Robert Louis Steyetison. Robert Burns and Sir\\'a|1chcott.
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VE ARNOLD: IN RETROSPECT.
An exhibition of photography at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Queen Street. Edinburgh. From 12 September — 16 November 1997. Admission £2.50. concessions £1.50. Mon—Sat 10am — 5pm. Sun 2pm — 5pm. ' "
NW“ SPONSORED BY
NATIONAL GALLERIES OF SCOTLAND
10 Oct—23 Oct 1997 TIIE LISTBB