ART listings EDINBURGH GALLERIES: OPEN EYE cont.
Recent Acquisitions Until Thu 29 Jan. Crafts.
Ethel Gabain 1883-1950 Until Thu 29 Jan. Paintings.
Jewellery Until Thu 29 Jan. Recent acquisitions.
Charles Simpson Sat 31 Jan-Thu l9 Feb. Paintings.
Walter Awlson Sat 31 Jan—Thu 19 Feb. Ceramic sculpture.
Phil Archer Sat 31 Jan—Thu 19 Feb. Paintin s.
Invite Jewellers Sat 31 Jan—Thu 19 Feb. Jewellery.
Patriothall Studios. off 48 Hamilton Place. 225 1289. Mon—Fri noon—5pm; Sat—Sun noon—6pnr
Forms Until Wed 28 Jan. Abstract oil paintings by Leslie Somerville in her ﬁrst solo exhibition.
43 Candlemaker Row. 220 191 1. Tue—Sat noon-5.30pm.
Divine Facades: Views Of Indian Architecture Until Sat 14 Feb. An exhibition of works by artists based in India. commemorating the 50th anniversary of India's Independence.
23 Union Street. 557 2479. Tue—Sat I0am—6pm.
Prints From The Studio Sat 24 Jan—Sat 21 Feb. Print work by members of the studio.
I5 Rutland Square. 229 7545. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm.
Between Going And Staying Until Fri 13 Feb. An exhibition of ten architectural and public art competitions completed over the last ten vears bv Ken Taylor Architecture.
ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN
Inverleith House. Inverleith Row. 552 7 I71. Tue—Sun 10am—3.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50).
In Visible Light Until Sun I Mar. A touring exhibition. which looks at photography from its earliest days to the present. Artists include Darwin. Mapplethorpe. Jo Spence.
Diane Arbus. Cindy Sherman and the 1997 Turner Prize winner. Gillian Wearing. Part of Ambient Light.
ROYAL OVER-SEAS HOUSE
Landings Gallery. 100 Princes Street. 225 1501. Mon-Sun 10am—6pm.
Behind Closed Doors Until Sat 31 Jan. A collection of recent work by Lesley Banks. The centrepiece of the exhibition is her painting The Bed which won Banks the Lord Provost of Glasgow prize.
ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY
Princes Street. 225 667 I. Mon—Sat IOam—Spm; Sun 2—5pm.
A Sense Of Space Until Sun 15 Feb. The Sir William Gillies Centenary touring exhibition. with a selection of over 40 of his landscape paintings.
THE SCOTTISH GALLERY
16 Dundas Street. 558 1200. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm.
Victoria Crowe Until Wed 4 Feb. New paintin s and works on paper.
Susan ay Until Wed 4 Feb. Jewellery. David Roberts Until Wed 4 Feb. Ceramics.
23 Cockburn Street. 622 6200. Tue—Sat lOam—6pm.
Hiroshi Sugimoto Until Sat 24 Jan. A rare opportunity to view the work of Japanese photographer Sugimoto. The exhibition features two of his four distinct series of works. Dioramas and Wax Museums. Parr ofAmhient Light.
Natural Science Tue 27 Jan—Sat 21 Mar. This new exhibition links three artists from Germany. England and Scotland - Gerhard Lang. Cornelia Parker and Alan Thomson — all of whose work involves exploring the relationship between science. knowledge and the phenomenological. See Lectures 8; Events and preview.
TALBOT RICE GALLERY
University of Edinburgh. ()Id College. South Bridge. 650 221 I. Tue—Sat 10am—5pm.
Grey Weighted Notes Until Sat 22 Feb.
New work by Donald Urquhan. See review.
The RO al 800 Academy
WILLIAM GILLIES ~ A SENSE OF PLACE ~
THE BLACK AND WHnE GALLERY, THE ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY, THE MOUND, EDINBURGH 17th January - 15th February The famous Gillies landscapes take centre~stage in this exhibition in the artist '5 centenary year Open IOam-Spm daily 2pm-5pm Sundays Admisslon free Sponsored by The Friends of the Royal Scottish Academy
29b Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon—Sat Ham—6 m: Sat 10.30am—4pm.
Argle nd The Isles Until Sat 24 Jan. New paintings by John Lowrie Morrison. Peter MacKenna Thu 5—Tue 17 Feb. Recent paintings.
7 Bell's Brae. Dean Village. 225 3829. Daily I lam—5pm.
From The Caucasus To Casablanca Until Thu 19 Feb. A selection of paintings. sculpture and photography from Eastern Europe to Morocco. including the work of Madrid artist. Mil Lubroth and Scottish photographer John Reiach.
HUNTLY HOUSE MUSEUM
I42 Canongate. 529 4143. Mon—Sat IOam-opm. Packed with historic artefacts. this museum tells the story of Edinburgh's past and its people.
Our Commonwealth Until Tue 3| Mar. A look at how Edinburgh represents a Commonwealth of people with different identities. experiences and histories. Wha's Like Us? Until Tue 3l Mar. An exhibition looking at Scottish identitv.
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.
163 Canongate. 529 4057. Mon—Sat IOam—opm. The sights. sounds and even smells of Edinburgh folk from the 18th centurv onwards.
ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND
2 Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat IOam—5pm (Tue until 8pm): Sun noon—5pm. £3 (1‘ I .501: children free.
Art 8: Industry An educational and fun interactive gallery that 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. 60s. 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. Colours Of Africa Until Sun 25 Jan. A collection of vividly coloured African textiles and dress.
The Ainu Bear Festival Until Tue 31 Mar. An insight into the lives of the indigenous people who live in Northern Japan. Featured in the exhibition is a unique collection of Aintr 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. Petrified Garden Sat 31 Jan-Sun 29 Mar. A series of photo montages by- Mark Johnston focusing on stone circles. cairns and other monuments.
Lady Stair's Close. 529 4901. Mon— Sat I0am—6pm. .A treasure-house of items relating to three of Scotland‘s most famous writers: Robert Louis Stevenson. Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott.
The 118th Annual Exhibition of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours
AT THE ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY, THE MOUND, EDINBURGH
Saturday 24 January - Thursday 19 February
Monday - Saturday 10pm - 5pm Sunday 2pm - 5pm Entry fee $1 .50 for Adults £1 for Children and O.A.P.s
TALBOT RICE GALLERY grey weighted notes
new work by Donald Urquhart
17 January - 22 February Tues ~ Sat 10.00 - 5.00
"An evolving archive of the Scottish landscape, documenting its shifting nuance in historical. biologicai and meteorological time " TALBOT RICE GALLERY
UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH OLD COLLEGE, SOUTH BRIDGE. EH8 9YL
a collaboration with An Lanntair. Stomoway - supporter! by the Scottish Arts Council
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OUTSIDE THE CITIES Aberdour
2 Shore Road. 01383 860705. Mon-Fri 10am—5pm‘. Sat & Sun I lam—5pm. Under Native Skies Until Tue 24 Feb. New paintings by various artists including Margaretann Bennet. Peter Bourne. Stuart Dquin and Barbara Robertson.
EAST KILBRIDE ARTS CENTRE
()ld Coach Road. 01355 261000. Daily 10am—9pm.
Harbour Lights Until Sun 8 Feb. Paintings and drawings based on harbours and waterways around Scotland by artist/illustrator Walter Atkinson.
: Shining Lights Until Sun 8 Feb. Still life I and landscape paintings by locally-based
artist Elspeth Atkinson.
CRAWFORD ARTS CENTRE
93 North Street. 01334 474610. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Changing Perceptions Until Sun 8 Feb. A multi-sensory exhibition toured by the City Art Centre in Edinburgh. The anists were commissioned to make new work which would be accessible to everyone. by using not only the sense of sight. but also sound. smell and touch. Featured artists include Mary Bourne. Simon Fildes & Stephen Hunter and Clara Ursitti.
Empire: Douglas Gordon Fri 23 Jan. Clydesdale Bank. Brunswick Lane. See Frontlines. page 4.
Morphogenesis Fri 23 Jan. 8pm. Tramway. Albert Drive. 287 5511. £8 (£4). Further information on 0973 971 149. A one-off fashion show as students from the Department of Textiles at Glasgow School ofArt present their new designs.
Simon Starling. Alan Currall and Rose Thomas Thu 29 Jan. 7pm. Transmission. The artists will be giving slide talks about their experience of exchange trips abroad.
Das War Damals, Dies lst Jetzt Mon 26 Jan. I2.45pm. National Gallery Of Modern Art. A slide lecture with Peter Schuller which looks at German art in the 80s and 90s.
Cornelia Parker Tue 27 Jan. 2pm. £2 (£1). Royal Museum Of Scotland. Tickets frotn Stills Gallery. Cornelia Parker will give a public talk about her work. currently on show at Stills Gallery.
Simon Beeson Tue 27 Jan. 6pm. Matthew Architecture Gallery. A gallery talk by the curator of the current show Dictionava 01' Building.
Sir Charles Grant Robertson Wed 28 Jan. 12.45pm. National Portrait Gallery. Stephen Turner talks about Meredith Frampton‘s painting.
Gerhard Lang Wed 28 Jan. 6.30pm. Stills. Lang. one of the artists exhibiting in the Natural Scicncc show talks about his work. Trees In Snow Fri 30 Jan. 12.45pm. National Gallery Of Scotland. Stephen
Turner discusses Gustave Courbet's
elsh Estuary Mon 2 Feb. 12.45pm. National Gallery Of Modern Art. Christine Thompson talks about John Craxton's painting. Art And Science Before And After Modernism Sat 31 Jan. 2pm. Stills. Stephen Bann gives an illustrated talk which develops themes discussed in his essay in the Natural Science Exhibition uuide. Open Symposium Tue 3 Feb. 6-8pm. Matthew Architecture Gallery. A symposium on architecture and public art in the context of Scottish democracy and a look at the responses to the public art of Siah Armajani. Gathering At 7 London Street Wed 4 Feb. 12.45pm. Portrait Gallery. Colin Bailey talks about Anne Redpath‘s painting.