TALBOT RICE GALLERY
University of Edinburgh. Old College. South Bridge. 650 2211. Tue-Sat 10am-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 Government in October and is part of the nation-wide Scotland/Africa 97 celebrations.
29b Dundas Street. 556 6366. Daily 1 lam-6pm.
Gregor Smith and Mary Davidson Until Sat 1 Nov. Recent paintings.
7 Bell‘s Brae. Dean Village. 225 3829. Daily 11am—6pm.
Ignition - The Elemental landscape Sat l—Sat 22 Nov. Paintings and glass by Elspeth Hamilton.
THE GEORGIAN HOUSE
7 Charlotte Square. 225 2160. Mon—Sat 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 S856. Mon—Sat 10am—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 10am-6pm. Packed with historic artefacts. this museum tells the story of Edinburgh's past and its people.
Our Commonwealth Until 31 Jan 1998. A look at how Edinburgh represents a Commonwealth of people with different identities. experiences and histories reflected in life in the city. Part of Commonwealth Edinburgh 97.
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.
Children Of The Commonwealth Until 31 Jan 1998. A look at the lives of children in all Commonwealth countries. exploring topics which are common to children everywhere. such as education. fatnin life. toys and games. festivals and holidays. Part (if('imununn't'uhh Edinburgh 97.
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—5pm.
Art 8i Industry An educational and fun interactive gallery that features everything from an lilton John stage suit to :1 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. The Ivy Wu Gallery This permanent gallery features a superb collection of artworks from China. Japan and Korea. with costumes. ceramics. furniture and prints.
Contemporary Scottish Craft L'ntil Sun 26 ()ct. To mark the Connnonwealth Heads of Government meeting. an exhibition of work by six artists including jewellery. glass and silver. /’urt of ('mnnu)nii't'u/Ih Edinburgh 97.
A Portrait Of The Somali People Until 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.
Shamiana: The Mughal Tent Until Mon 8 Dec. A display of textile panels inspired by the decorative arts of the Mughal and Rajput traditions of lndia.Purr of Commonwealth Edinburgh 97.
Precious Cargo: Scots And The China Trade Until 4 Jan 1998. An exhibition looking at three centuries of trade with China. told through a rich collection of objects including porcelain. silk, calico. ca ets and furniture.
Co ours OfAfrica Until 25 Jan 1998. A collection of vividly coloured African
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
2 Shore Road. Aberdour. Fife. 01383 860705. Mon—Fri 10am-5pm; Sat & Sun 1 1am-5pm.
East Coast Artists, Angus To Aberdour Until Wed 5 Nov. A group show by various artists in mixed media including prints and paintings. Also permanent display of contemporary jewellery. ceramics and glass.
EAST KILBRIDE ARTS CENTRE
Old Coach Road. East Mains. 01355 261000. Mon-Fri 10am—10pm: Sat & Sun noon—10pm.
Images Of Imagination Until Sun 2 Nov. Etchings by Ian Hamilton based on the landscape. in particular. traditional images of ruins. waterways and sunsets.
Stirling THE CHANGING ROOM
35 The Stirling Arcade. King Street. 01786 433129. Tue—Sat 10am—5.30pm. From Not Island Made Island Sat 25 Oct—Sat 6 Dec. Paintings by Graeme Todd showing different visions of landscapes
Women In Victorian Art And Design Sat 25 Oct. Hunterian Art Gallery. A one- day symposium on women in Victorian art and design. For further information. contact The Secretary on 330 5431. David Carson Thu 6 Nov. 6pm. £4 (£2). Glasgow Film Theatre. One of the most influential graphic designers of the 90s will be talking about his work.
The Finding Of Moses Fri :4 ()cl. 12.45pm. National Gallery Of Scotland. Paul Stirton talks about Giovanni Battista Tiepolo‘s painting.
Never Again Mon 27 ()ct. 12.45pm. National Gallery Of Modern Art. The painting by Yves Tanguy is discussed by Christine Thompson.
Sri Ganga Singh Bahadur, The Maharaja 0f Bikaner Wed 29 ()ct. 12.45pm. National Portrait Gallery. James Holloway talks about Sir James Guthrie's painting.
Olive Trees Fri 31 ()ct. 12.45pm. National Gallery Of Scotland. Vincent Van Gogh's painting is discussed by Colin Bailey.
The Helmet Mon 3 Nov. 12.45pm. National Gallery Of Modern Art. A lecture on Henry Moore by Michael
James Byres Of Tonley And Members Of His Family Wed 5 Nov. l2.45pm. National Portrait Gallery. Siobhan Dougherty puts Franciszek Smuglevicz's work under the spotlight.
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