ART listings



Landings Gallery. I00 Princes Street. 225 ISIII. Mon-«Sun I()am-opm.

Behind Closed Doors Until 3i Jan I‘)‘)X. A collection of recent work by Lesley Banks. The centrepiece of the exhibition is her painting The [Ml which won Banks the Lord Provost ofGlasgow prize.


Princes Street. 225 (>67 I. Mon—Sat I()am—5pm; Sttn 2—5pm.

Scottish Society Of Artists And Artist Craftsmen Until Sat 2() Dec. The eighth annual exhibition featuring over 400 works by artists in fine and applied arts. jewellery. wood. printtnaking. textiles. tnetal. ceramics. jewellery. glass. sculpture and painting. Invited artists Victor Pasmore. Gabriele Koch. Ingunn Skogholt and Catriona Grant w ill also be exhibiting.


lb Dundas Street. 558 I2()(). Mon-Fri I()am—-bpm; Sat Ilium-April. Contemporary Scottis Paintings Until Wed 24 Dec (reopen 5-—7 Jattl. Paintings by various gallery artists. Table Of Delights Until Wed 24 Dec (reopens 5—7 Jan l. Contemporary applied art.


23 Cockburn Street. 622 (i200. Tue—Sat l()am—opm.

Hiroshi Sugimoto Until 24 Jan I‘)‘)S. A rare opportttnity to view the work of Japanese photographer Sugimoto. The exhibition features two of his four distinct series of work. Dioramas and Wax Museums. l’urr UfA/ii/Ut'll! lie/ii.


2‘)b Dundas Street. 556 Mon. Daily

I lam—opm.

Christmas Exhibition t'niil Wed 31 Dec. A selection of oils. watercolours. sculpture and ceramics by various artists and jewellery by Sheana Stephen.


Cambridge Street. 22S l4()-l. Mon It)..‘~()am- I Ipm; Tue-~Sat I0.30ammidnight; Stiii o l Ipiii. Graeme Craig-Smith L’ittil Sun 21 Dec. Recent works.


7 Bell's Brae. Dean \'illage. 225 582‘). Daily llam--5pm.

From The Caucasus To Casablanca L’ntil Tliti 2‘) .Ian. A selectton of paintings. sculpture and photography from Fastern Europe to Morocco. including the work of Madrid artist. Mil Lubroth.

EDINBURGH museums l


I-I2 Canongate. 52‘) «II-13. Mon—Sat l()am-~—(ipm. Packed with historic artefacts. this museum tells the story of Edinburgh's past and its people.

Our Commonwealth t'niil Tue 3i Mar. A look at how Iidinburgh represents a Commonwealth of people with different identities. experiences and histories. Wha's Like Us? L'ntil Tue 3| Mar. An exhibition looking at Scottish identity. MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD

42 High Street. 52‘) 4 I42. \lon Sun l()am--()PIII. All manner of archive material and old toys relating to childhood through the ages.

Children Of The Commonwealth Until Mon 5 Jan. A look at the lives ofchildren in all Commonwealth countries. exploring topics which are common to children everywhere. such as education. fatnily life. toys and games. festivals and holidays.


I63 Canongate. 52‘) 4057. Mon—Sat I()am—bpm. The sights. sounds and even smells of Edinburgh folk from the 18th century onwards.

TO THE LIST 19 Dec l997-8 Ian l998


2 Chambers Street. 225 753-1. Mon—Sat l()am—5pm (Tue ttntil 8pm); Stin noon-Spur

Art 8: Industry Features everything from an Elton John stage suit to at Charles Rennie Mackintosh bookcase. plus the chance to step back in time and re-live the fashions. music and pastimes of the l950s. ()(ls. 70s and 80s.

The Ivy Wu Gallery This permanent gallery features a collection of artworks from China. Japan and Korea. with costumes. ceramics. furniture and prints. The Ainu Bear Festival t'ntil Tue 3i Mar. An insight into the lives of the indigenous people who live in Northern Japan. Featured in the exhibition. is a collection of Ainu costume and decorative objects Used during The Bear Festival. in which a bear would be killed as a means of returning him to his spiritual home.

Keepers Of The Lights L’ntil Sun 28 Dec. With only five manned lighthouses left in Scotland. Keith Allarydyce's photographs portray life in a lighthouse. Precious Cargo: Scots And The China Trade Until Sun 4 Jan. 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 Sun 35 Jan. A collection of vividly coloured African textiles and dress. Part a] St-nrltiiit/M/ritu ()7.


Lady Stair's Close. 52‘) 4‘)t)l. .\lon~Sat I()am—6ptn. A treasure-house of items relating to three of Scotland's most famous writers: Robert Louis Stevenson. Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott.




2 Shore Road. DISH} Hbll 70.5. Motif-Hi l()am--5pm; Sat ck Still I lam -5pm.

The Christmas Exhibition t'niil Wed [—1 Jan. A selection of fine art and crafts.

Kirkcaldy KIRKCALDY MUSEUM & ART GALLERY War Memorial Gardens. III5‘)2 -ll2 son. Floodtide: A Fresh Look At The Work Of Joan Eardley L'ntil Mon‘) Feb. An exhibition showing the variety and scope of work by Joan liardley. Among the landscapes. watercolours and linocuts. will be unseen examples of her work.



Manse Street. ()I2‘)~l 464 I74. Mon-~Sat (closed Wedi lilam 5pm.

Looking In Wonderland t'nnl Tue 23 Dec. A display of the original illustrations I by Sir John Tenniel for Lewis Carroll's books Alit‘t' III lliiiit/t'r/tuit/ and ’l‘lii‘uiie/i

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5 Paintings On Railings Sat 20 s Sun 2I Dec. Glasgow Botanic Garden railings.

Queen Margaret Drive. ()pen air art fair.

. Edinburgh Centre Of Attention Sal :o x Sun 2i Dec. noon—5pm, The British Council. Craft demonstrations to coincide with the current exhibition. including ceranncs and wood carv mg. Figures In a Farmyard Mon 22 Dec. I2.45pm. National Gallery Of Modern Art. Ken Neil discusses Robert Colquhoun's painting. Japanese Theatre Mon 5 Jan. I2.45plii. National Gallery Of Modern Art. Robiii Baillie talks about li.l.. Kirchner's work. 14th Duke Of Hamilton With The . Duchess Of Hamilton Wed 7 .lan. 12.45pm. National Portrait Gallery. David Stafford talks about ()skar Kokoschka'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 listings compiled by Brian Donaldson.


New Year Athletic Gala Wed 31. :‘yleadowbank Stadium. London Road. Iidinburgh. ‘)am. Get your Ilogmattay off the blocks with a day at the races in this ever-popular annual jamboree.


Saturday 20


Celtic v Hibs Celtic Park. Kerrydale Street. Glasgow. 3pm.

Dundee United v St Johnstone Tannadice Park. Tannadice Street. Dundee. 3pm.

Hearts V Rangers Tynecastle Park. Gorgie Road. lidinburgli. 3pm. Kilmarnock v Aberdeen Rtigby Park. Rugby Road. Kilmarnock. 3pm. Motherwell v Dunfermline Fir Park. Firpark Street. Motherwell. 3pm. SCOTTISH FIRST DIVISION

Falkirk v Airdrie Brockville Park. Hope Street. Falkirk. 3pm.

Morton v Stirling Albion Cappielow Park. Sinclair Street. Greenock. 3pm. Partick Thistle v Ayr United l~‘irliill Park. l‘irhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm. Raith Rovers v Hamilton Accies Stark's Park. Pratt Street. Kirkcaldy. 3pm.

St Mirren v Dundee St Mirren Park. Love Street. Paisley. 3pm.

Saturday 27

SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE Aberdeen v Motherwell PIIIOtII'IL‘ Stadium. Pittodrie Street. Aberdeen. 3pm.

Dunfermline v Hearts liast Find Park. llalbeath Road. Dunfermline. 3pm. Hibs v Kilmarnock l-laster Road Stadium. Albion Road. lidinburgh. 3pm.

Rangers v Dundee United thins Stadium. Iidmiston Drive. Glasgow. 3pm.

St Johnstone v Celtic Mental-mid Park. Cricff Road. Perth. 3pm. SCOTTISH FIRST DIVISION Airdrie V St Mirren Hroadwood Stadium. Cumbernauld. 3pm.

Ayr United v Morton Somerset Park. Tryfield Place. Ay r. 3pm.

Dundee v Falkirk Dens Pat-k. Sandeman Street. Dundee. 3pm. Hamilton Accies v Partick Thistle Cliftonhill Stadium. Main Street. Coatbridge. 3pm.

Stirling Albion v Raith Rovers Forihbank Stadium. Springkerse Industrial listate. Stirling. 3pm.



Hearts v Hibs Tynecastle Park. (’iorgie Road. Ifdinburgli. 2pm.


Up-the-Gates v Down-the-Gates

Broad Street. Kii'kwall. ()rkney lpiii. If

you‘re spending your New Year up north. then this is a timely reminder that the game doesn't begin and end at the formidable feet of the Old Firm. This annual match has been played for over 200 years atid the players‘ hangovers will hopefully be on the wane when they take to the streets.

Friday 2

SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE Celtic v Rangers Celtic Park. Kerrydale Street. Glasgow. 7.45pm.

Saturday 3

SCOTTISH PREMIER LEAGUE Aberdeen v Dundee United l’ittotlne Stadium. Pittodrie Street. .-\berdeen. 3pm.

Dunfermline v St Johnstone linsi Iind Park. llalbeath Road. Dunfermline. 3pm.

Kilmarnock v Motherwell Rugby Park. Rugby Road. Kilmarnock. 3pm. SCOTTISH FIRST DIVISION

Airdrie v Partick Thistle Broadwood Stadium. Cumbernauld. 3pm. Dundee v Raith Rovers Dens' Park. Sandeman Street. Dundee. 3pm. Hamilton Accies v Ayr United Cliftonhill Stadium. Main Street. Coatbridge. 3pm.

St Mirren v Morton St Mirren Park. Love Street. Paisley. 3pm.

Stirling Albion v Falkirk Forthbank Stadium. Springkerse Industrial Estate. Stirling. 3pm.

Fife Flyers v Paisley Pirates Sat 2o. Fife Ice Arena. Rosslyn Street. Kirkcaldy. 7pm.

Paisley Pirates v Blackburn Hawks Sat 20. Lagoon Ice Rink. Mill Street. Paisley. 7pm.

Fife Flyers v Lancashire Hawks Sat 27. Fife Ice Arena. Rosslyn Street. Kirkcaldy. 7pm.

Paisley Pirates v Telford Tigers Sun 28. Lagoon Ice Rink. Mill Street. Paisley. (i.3()pm.

Paisley Pirates v Murrayfield Royals Tue 30. Lagoon Ice Rink. Mill Street. Paisley. 8pm.

Paisley Pirates v Peterborough Pirates Sat 3. Lagoon Ice Rink. Mill Street. Paisley. 7pm.


Saturday 20

SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP Boroughmuir v West of Scotland Meggetland. Colinton Road. Iidinburgh. 2pm.

Currie v Edinburgh Academicals Malleny Park. Balerno. 2pm. Heriots FP v Hawick (ioltlenacre. Bangholm Terrace. Iidinburgli. 2pm. Jedforest v Melrose Riv erstde Park. .Iedburgh. 2pm.

Stirling County v Watsonians Hi'idgehaugh. Causewayliead Road. Stirling. 2pm.

Saturday 27

SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP Jedforest v Currie Ri\c‘i'sltIc‘ Park. Jedburgh. 2pm.

Edinburgh Academicals v Stirling County Raeburn Place. Stockbridge. Iidinburgh. 2pm.

Melrose v Hawick The (ireenyai‘tls. Melrose, 2pm.

Watsonians v Boroughmuir Myreside. Myreside Road. Iidinburgh. 2pm.

West of Scotland v Heriots FP

Burnbrae. Mtlngaxie. Glasgow. 2pm.

Strathclyde Loch Sailing Club Christmas Regatta Sun 28. Strathclyde Park. Hamilton Road. Motherwell. I(l.()()am. A bit parky for this sort of thing. btit for those with a feel for it. it‘s a two race open sailing regatta for Monohull dinghies.