ART listings



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 10am-5pm (Tue until 8pm); Sun noon-5pm. Art 81 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 astimes of the l950s. 605. 70s and 80s. e Ivy Wu Gallery This permanent gallery features a superb collection of artworks from China. Japan and Korea. with costumes. ceramics. t‘umiture and prints. 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 riods of both calm and conflict. Shibata eshin Until Thu 4 Dec. In the Ivy Wu Gallery. a collection of rare Japanese Iacquerware by one of its reatest exponents. Shibata chhin. Shamlana: 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. 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. ca ts and furniture. Co ours Of Africa Until 25 Jan t998. A collection of vividly coloured African textiles and dress. Part Q/‘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.




IO Glasgow Vennel. Irvine. 01294 275059. Tue—Sat (closed Wed)

lOam—l m & 2—5pm.

Twelve easons Until Tue 23 Dec. An exhibition of sculpture and collage using materials such as farming tools. barbed wire. feathers and sheep‘s wool by Valerie Pragnell. The twelve collages explore the change in the landscape during each month. creating a diary of the Scottish countryside.



35 The Arcade. King Street. 01786

443 I29. Tue—Sat l0am—5.30pm.

From Not Island Made Island Until Sat 6 Dec. New paintings by one of



An exhibition on the theme of self-image by pupils from secondary schools

in the region. 15 November - 13 December 'hies-Sat 10am-5pm


OIJI 650 22“

BO THELIST 21 Nov-4 Dec 1997

Scotland‘s leading artists. Graeme Todd. Using bold blocks of colour. his large- scale paintings continue the landscape themes of earlier works but in a muted and minimal manner.

lectures &



Turner Prize Discussion Sat 22 Nov. 3pm. Transmission. A panel discussion on this year's Turner Prize. chaired by Will Bradley. Information and video documentaries about the nominated artists are on display in the gallery prior to the event.

International lecture Wed 26 Nov. 6.30pm. £4 (£2). Strathclyde University. Room K325. level 5. John Anderson Building (main entrance. level 5). For further details call Glasgow 1999 on 227 I999. Javier Mariscal from Studio Mariscal in Barcelona will be talking about his recent projects. Part of Architecture Week. The Legacy Of Alexander 'Greek' Thomson Wed 26 Nov. 6pm. £2 (from venue). Waterstone‘s. 153—175 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9l05. Architectural historian and lecturer at the Mackintosh School ot‘Architecture Gavin Stamp. will talk about Thomson’s work. Part qu rcltitectttre Week.

Avril Paton Wed 26 Nov. 6pm. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 332 6633. Scottish artist Avril Paton will be signing copies of her new print xii/1018 Evening. which goes on sale from 26 Nov. Young Architects Lecture Thu 27 Nov. 5pm. Free. Department ofArchitecture. Strathclyde University. Contact Michael MacAuIey on 552 4400 ext. 3007 for further details. The winners of a glass tower competition in Liverpool and former graduates of the Mackintosh School ofArchiteCture. Charlie Hussey and Charlie Sutherland. will be discussin their work.

Present] ast Tense: Tower Of Babble Symposium Sat 29 & Sun 30 Nov. £30 (£20). CCA. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. For full programme and booking form. contact Street Level Gallery. 552 2151. The second annual Artists' Symposium which aims to facilitate critical dialogue about contemporary visual arts and culture.

Paintings 0n Railings Sat 29 8; Sun 30 Nov. Glasgow Botanic Garden railings. Queen Margaret Drive. Open air art fair.

Edinburgh The Salvo Symposia 1997-1998 Sat 22 Nov. 9.30am—3.30pm. 2‘ I5 IO). For further details contact Scottish Arts Lobby on 228 3885. A symposium on ‘The Individual Artist In Scotland Today'. part of the Scottish Arts Lobby’s attempts to raise the profile of the arts in Scodand. Annual Open Day Sat 22 Nov. noon—5pm. Printmakers Workshop. A chance to see what goes on at the workshop. including printmaking demonstrations. games and punch and mince ies. Meet e Artist Sat 22 Nov. 2pm. Fruitmarket Gallery. A chance to meet Thomas Joshua Cooper who is currently exhibiting at the gallery. Hat In Hand, Hat 0n Head Mon 24 Nov. l2.45pm. National Gallery of Modern Art Ken Neil talks about Max Ernst. Sydney Goodsir Smith Wed 26 Nov. 12.45pm. National Portrait Gallery. Denis Peploe's painting is put under the :potlight by Valerie Gillies.

ight Scene Fri 28 Nov. l2.45pm. National Gallery of Scotland. Richard Thomson discusses Claude Monet's painting. Correspondences Mon 1 Dec. l2.45pm. National Gallery of Modern Art. Siobhan Dougherty interviews Nina Fischer and Maroan el Sani. whose work is currently on show at the gallery. Portrait of John Gait Wed 3 Dec. 12.45pm. National Portrait Gallery. Paul Scott talks about Charles Grey's painting.


Events are listed alphabetically by sport. then by da . Fixtures are correct at time o publication, but may be affected by weather. Sports listin s compiled by Brian




Scottish International Badminton Championships Fri 2 1 —Sun 23. Meadowbank Sports Centre. London Road. Edinburgh. Men and women’s singles and mixed doubles shuttlecock action reaches its final stages. I-‘or further into call the Scottish Badminton Union on OHI 445 I218.

Magnum Province Championships lei-i 21—Sun 23. The Magnum Centre. Irvine. For full information call the Royal Caledonian Curling Club on Ol3l 333 3003.


Saturday 22


Celtic v Dundee United Celtic Park. Kerrydalc Street. Glasgow 3pm. What with the two sides meeting in next wee "s Coca-Cola Cup showdown. this a perfect chance for them to weigh tip ofeach other's strengths and weaknesses. ()r to nobble the Opposition‘s danger men. Dunfermline v Aberdeen liast l-an Park. Halbeath Road. l.)unfermline. 3pm. Motherwell v Rangers Fir Park Stadium. Firpark Road. Motherwell. 3pm.

St Johnstone V Hibs McDiarmitl Park. Cricff Road. Perth. 3pm.


Ayr United v Airdrie Somerset Pat-k. Tryfield Place. Ayr. 3pm.

Dundee v Morton Dens Park. Sandcman Street. Dundee. 3pm.

Falkirk v Raith Rovers Brockvilte Park. Hope Street. Falkit'k. 3pm.

FOOTBALL BOOK Tales Of The Tartan


Ian Black (Mainstream £8.99) a it The Tartan Army has always prided itself on its ability to get along with every single other set of fans in the world. Heck, theyve even jigged arm-in-arm with the English among the Trafalgar Square pigeons before the traditional urinating upon Nelson‘s Column commences.

In lan Black's Tales Of The Tartan Army, many of these memorable occasions are recounted samba-ing with the Brazilians in Seville; off-key renditions of 'Nessun Dorma' in Genoa; handing out chocolate to the poverty-stricken in Mexico. There are even a few tears. mainly shed for the memory of lock Stein. Yet there’s not too much in the way of critical comment on just why the Scots fans feel compelled to voice their

Partick Thistle v St Mirren Firhill Park. I~‘irhill Road. Glasgow. 3 in.

Stirling Albion v Hami ton Accies Forthbank Stadium. Springkerse Industrial Estate. Stirling. 3pm.

Sunday 23


Hearts v Kilmarnock Tynecastlc Park. Gorgie Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. A Sunday match. so it must be on telly. High-flying, Hearts take on Bobby Williamson's men. who are always liable to cause an upset.

Saturday 29


Hibs v Motherwell Easter Road Stadium. Albion Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. Kilmarnock v Dunfermline Rugby Park. Rugby Road. Kilmamock. 3pm. Rangers v St Johnstone Ibrox Stadium. Iidmiston Drive. Glasgow. 3pm. SCOTTISH FIRST DIVISION

Airdrie V Stirling Albion Broadwood Stadium. Cumbernauld. 3 in. Hamilton Accies v Dun ee Clil'tonhill Stadiutn. Main Street. Coatbridge. 3pm. Morton v Partick Thistle Cappielow Park. Sinclair Street. Greenock. 3pm. Raith Rovers v Ayr United Stark‘s Park. Pratt Street. Kirkcaldy. 3pm.

St Mirren V Falkirk St Mirren Park. Love Street. Paisley. 3pm.

Sunday 30


Celtic v Dundee United Ibrox Stadium. iidniiston Drive. Glasgow. 3pm. The first major silverware of the season gets dished out today with Wim Jansen's men aiming to win the trophy for the first time since I982 and exorcise the ghosts of 94 - remember Raith Rovers at Ibrox'.’ Dundee United may start as underdogs. but having turned over Ilibs. Rangers and Aberdeen on the way to

the final. an inferiority complex will be the

last thing on their minds For their part. United last lifted the trophy in I980. and though a Furopean place is no longer

guaranteed. both sides need this win badly.

shouldercchipped loathing of their southern neighbours or the hilarious homophobia which football packs love to indulge in.

While the myth of the Tartan Army has often overshadowed many of the less savoury elements among Scottish supporters the nation's pedestrian precincts and railway carriages are yet to become the hooligan-free zones on Saturday afternoons we all like to think they are - it is clear that this particular group of be-kilted loons prefer their riots to be booze and breast-led. The final chapter's title says it all, really - ‘The Best Planned Lays Of Mice And Men’.

For those who have ventured abroad with Lion Rampart in one hand and can of Export in the other, this will bring back fond memories by the dozen. For those of us who prefer our prejudices to be entrenched at a club level. there is something faintly anachronistic about the whole thing. (Brian Donaldson)