African and British artists exploring African themes.
THE SCOTTISH GALLERY
16 Dundas Street. 558 1200. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm: Sat 10am—4pm.
Fionna Carlisle Until Wed 26 Nov. New paintings.
Duncan Ross Until Wed 26 Nov. Ceramics.
Linda Lewin Until Wed 26 Nov. Jewellery.
23 Cockburn Street. 622 6200. Tue-Sat lOam—6pm.
Tales From The City Until Sat 22 Nov. To re-open the gallery after major refurbishment. a group show curated by Charles Esche. The exhibition brings together the work of a number of contemporary artists featuring Roderick Buchanan. Tracey Etnin. David Shrigley. Georgina Starr and Gillian Wearing who use different forms of narrative to examine life in the city.
TALBOT RICE GALLERY
University of Edinburgh. ()ld College. South Bridge. 650 2211. Tue—Sat 10am—5pm.
New Art From South Africa Until Sat 8 Nov. A major exhibition ofcontetnporary art from South Africa featuring recent work by ten artists. The show is part of the nation-wide .S‘t‘oiluml/A/i'itu 97 celebrations.
Me Sat 15 Nov—Fri 12 Dec. An exhibition of art on the theme of self image by secondary pupils in Lothian Schools.
29b Dundas Street. 556 6366. Daily
Anne Anderson Sat X—Sat 22 Nov. New paintings including portraits by Anne Anderson. with work by her husband and daughters also featuring in the show.
TRAVERSE THEATRE GALLERY Cambridge Street. 228 1404. Mon l0.30am—l lpin: Tue—Sat 10.30am—midnight; Sun 6—1 1pm. Stolen Moments Until Suit 9 Nov. This show is part of a larger selection created over the last twenty years by William Yang. documenting the gay and lesbian subculture of Sydney. l’art (if/"()tril'r'iA‘.
7 Bell's Brae. Dean Village. 225 3829. Daily Ham—6pm.
Ignition - The Elemental Landscape Until Sat 22 Nov. Paintings and glass by Elspeth Hamilton.
HUNTLY HOUSE MUSEUM
142 Canongate. 52‘) 4143. Mott—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 itt life in the city.
MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD
42 High Street. 52‘) 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. fartiin life. toys and games. festivals and holidays.
163 Canongate. 52‘) 4057. Mon—Sat 10atn—6pm. The sights. sounds and even smells of Edinburgh folk frotn the 18th century onwards.
ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND 2 Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm (Tue until 8pm); Sun
Art 8t Industry An educational and ftm interactive gallery that features everything from an Elton John stage suit to at Charles Rennie Mackintosh bookcase. pIUs 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 permanent gallery features a superb collection of artworks from China. Japan and Korea. with costutnes. ceramics. furniture and prints.
A Portrait Of The Somali People Until Sun 23 Nov. Photographs by Hamish Wilson taken during his time spent in Somalia as ajournalist 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 India. Purl of (‘rmimmtit't’ulili [film/Hugh 97.
Precious Cargo: Scots And The China Trade Until 4 Jan I998. 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.
Co ours Of Africa Until 25 Jan 1998. A collection of vividly coloured African textiles and dress. Part of Sr'oilmirl/Afrir'u ()7.
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
THE STRATHEARN GALLERY
32 West High Street. (H764 656100. Mon—Sat l0am~5pm1 Sun l—5pm. The Graduates Until Tue 25 Nov. An exhibition of paintings and applied arts by this year's graduates from the major Scottish art schools of Aberdeen. Dundee. Edinburgh and Glasgow.
KIRKCALDY MUSEUM 8t ART GALLERY War Memorial Gardens. 01592 412860. Mon-Sat 10.30am--5ptn; Sun 2—5pm. Fife Art Exhibition 1997 Until Fri 28 Nov. Fife's premier show of amateur art returns for its 14th year. sponsored by Shell UK. Exploration and Production. There are over 500 works on display inclttding paintings. sculpture and craftwork. with the opportunity to purchase the itetns on sale.
MUSEUM 8t ART GALLERY
High Street. 88‘) 3151. Mott—Sat 10ain—5pin.
The Dinosaur Roadshow Until Sat 22 Nov. See Kids listings.
MACROBERT ARTS CENTRE
University of Stirling. 01786 461081. Mon-Sat 11am—7pm.
Scottish Sculpture Open 1997 Until April 1998. An outdoor exhibition featuring the creative talents of Scotland‘s contemporary artists. The work of twelve artists are highlighted with various themes running through the collection. Contributors include Kevin Blackwell. Mary Bourne. Keiji Nagahiro. Alison Simpson and Allan Watson.
Misunderstandings Until Thu 27 Nov. Venues across Glasgow will be home to a display of signs bearing short pieces of text in the window of various bars. cafes and shops (including l‘tipp Records. The Living Room. Bar Miro, Java Cafe. Bar Ten and the Brunswick
Hotel). The slogans are all parts of conversation that the public have said in a casual chat and are taken out of context and displayed publicly. See review.
Dave Clarke Sat 8 Nov. 7.30pm. Street Level. Slide presentation with live music by Glasgow-based artist Dave Clarke.
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Strut Thu 13—Sat 15 Nov. Street Level. ()n-line performance series.
Glasgow's Grandeur - Dressing Up For A Show Thu 20 Nov. 6.30pm. Caledonian University. Lecture Room M001. ground floor. George Moore Building. Architectural historian Charles McKean looks at how people's perceptions of Glasgow is fortned by its architecture.
St Sebastian Bound For Martyrdom Fri 7 Nov. 12.45pm. National Gallery of Scotland. Alistair Rowan talks about Sir
Anthony van Dyck‘s painting.
Cancer Research Campaign Until Fri 8 Nov. lO.30am--9pm (Sat 5.30pm). Adam House. Chambers Street. A collection of arts and crafts across Britain. with a third of the cost price being donated to the Cam aign.
Hea Mon l0 Nov. 12.45pm. National Gallery of Modern Art. Vivien Hamilton puts Georges Rouault‘s work under the spotlight.
Willa Muir Wed 12 Nov. 12.45pm. National Portrait Gallery. Susan Edwards discusses Nigel Mclsaac's painting.
The Ritchie Collection Mon 17 Nov. 12.45pm. National Gallery of Modern Art. Victoria Keller talks about the collection currently on show at the gallery.
John Phillip Wed 19 Nov. 12.45pm. National Portrait Gallery. Hilary McCartney gives a lecture on John Ballantyne‘s painting.
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