ART listings



The Gallery. Marchmont Caiiiptis. Marchmont Road. 466 7301. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm.

Where Am I? Until Tue 1‘) May. Self- generated photographic work by first and second year students from the BA Photography. Film and TV course.

the River Taff. providing a commentary of the cltangtng power of industry and its effects on people.


23 Union Street. 557 247‘). Tue—Sat 10am-6pm.

Work From The Studio Until Sun 31 May. A range of work by various artists including Sylvia von Harunann. the late William Gear and Mary Newcomb.

NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 624 6200. Mon-Sat

10am-5pm: Sun 2-5pm. An impressive collection of 20th century art. including works by Picasso. Matisse. Moore. Hockney and Bellany. pltis a selection of Dada and Surrealist paintings.

Sacred And Profane: Calum Colvin Until Stiii 281un. (The Gymnasium). Ten specially commissioned ‘constructed' photographic pieces by acclaimed Scottish artist Calum Colvin.

NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 624 6200. Mon— Sat 10am—5pm; Stiii 2—5pm.

A fine collection of works from the Renaissance to Post-Impressionism. including Rembrandt. Degas and Van Gogh.


Queen Street. 624 6200. Mon~Sat l()am--5piit: Sun 2-—5pm. A stunning collection of portraits of famous faces from the 16th century to present day. pltis the national photography collection.

The Science Of The Face Until Sun 2 Aug. An exhibition which examines the face from a number of scientific angles. Part of Edinburgh lnIe/‘nurimuil Science Festival. Scottish Music Now Until Stiii 5 Jul. An i exhibition of portraits of some of Scotland‘s leading musicians and composers including Aly Bain. Jimtny Shand. James MacMillan and Tam White. John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award Until Stiii 31 May. A display of the outstanding entries from Britain's leading photographic competition. Edward Piper: Circles Of Stone Until

Sun 5 Jul. Photographs by Edward Piper. . featuring views of stone circles in Scotland. 1 including Stenness. Clava Cairns and Corrimony. See Lectures & Events.

NEW TOWN CONSERVATION CENTRE 13a Dundas Street. 557 5222. Mon-Fri 9am—1pm; 2-5pm.

A Strategy For The First New Town Of Edinburgh Until Sun 31 May. A public exhibition of planning proposals for the new town area of the city.


75-79 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mort—Fri 10am—6pm: Sat 10am—4pm. Nicola Becci Until Thu 14 May. Jewellery and metal work.

Willie Rodger Until Thu 14 May. Paintings.

lain Nelson Until Thu 14 May. Ceramics.

Carola Gordon Until Thu 14 May. Paintings and collages.

Linda MacDonald Sat 16 May—Thu 4 Jurt. Contemporary jewellery.

Tom Mabon Sat 16 May—Thu 4 Jun. Paintings of Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside.

Robert Race Sat 16 May—Thu 4 Jun. Kinetic sculptures.

Ann Patrick Sat 16 May—Thu 4 Jun. Colourful oil paintings of flowers. fruits and still life.


(WASPS). Patriothall Studios. off 48 Hamilton Place. 225 1289.

VJ. Harris Until Wed 20 May. New paintings.


43 Candlemaker Row. 220 191 l. Tue—Sat noon—6pni

Zoo Until Sat 16 May. A series of black and white photographs by Britta Jaschinski which explore the fading world of the zoo. Through Fire And Water Sat 23 May—Sat 20 Jun. John Davies‘s black and

white photographs follows the course of

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Inverleith House. lnverleith Row. 552 7171. Tue-Sun 10am—5pm.

Indian Botanical Drawings 1790-1850 Until Sun 26 Jul. To mark the 50th

? anniversary of Indian independence. over

70 drawings on show for the first time from the gardens extensive collection. See Lectures 6‘; Events.

David Austen Until Sun 7 Jtiii. New watercolours by one of the most important British abstract painters of his 7 ‘neration. See preview.

Revenge Of The Cereal Killers Until Sun 16 Aug. (Exhibition Hall). A major exhibition which highlights some ofthe world‘s most devastating plant diseases.

THE ROYAL EDINBURGH HOSPITAL The Link Gallery. Morningside Place. 22‘) 3555.

Fusion Until Tue 28 Jul. Kate Gray and Dale Rowe have been working with

patients in er the past few months in a

special arts project. The results of the

project. which include drawing. painting.

prints. photography and three-

dimensional works. are on display in the E gallery.


The Pelican Gallery. 1 Lauriston Place. 22‘) 3555.

Poems By Prescription Until Wed 2‘) Jul. An exhibition of contemporary Scottish poetry created in collaboration with graphic design students from

? Edinburgh College of Art and (ilasgow School ofArt.

ROYAL OVER-SEAS HOUSE Landings Gallery. 1111) Princes Street. 225 1501. Daily l()ameopm.

Landscapes Of South Africa Until Tue 26 May. Landscape paintings by South African artist Nigel Mullins.


The Mound. 225 6671. Mon—Sat l()am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. £2 (£1). RSA’s Annual Exhibition Until Sun 5 Jul. The 172nd annual exhibition of painting. sculpture. printmaking and architecture.


20 Castle Terrace. 343 2840. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm.

The Scottish Telecom World Of Communications Permanent. This fully interactive exhibition looks at the history of communication. featuring everything from Morse Code and old style telephones to computerised displays.


16 Dundas Street. 558 1200. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm.

John Gardiner Crawford Until Wed 27 May. New paintings.

Morgen Hall Until Wed 27 May. Ceramics.

Molly Bulllck Until Wed 27 May. Contem orary jewellery.

Emma ale Until Wed 27 May. Contem oraryjewellery.

Diana reenwood Until Wed 27 May. Contemporary jewellery.


23 Cockburn Street. 622 6200. Tue-Sat 10am-6pm.

Geoff Weston Until Sat 20 Jun. A retrospective of allegorical works by Geoff Weston which address ideas about class and the crisis of masculinity in contemporary Britain. See feature.

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University of Edinburgh. Old College. South Bridge. 650 2211. Tue—Sat 10am—5pm.

A Journey Of Threads Until Wed 10 Jtin. An exhibition of large-scale tapestries by Norwegian weaver Ragnhild Monsen.


36 Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon—Sat l 1am—6pm; Sat 10.30am—4pm.

Peter McDermott Sat l6—Sat 30 May. Recent paintings.



142 Canongate. 52‘) 41-13. Mon—Sat l()am—Spm. Packed with historic artefacts. this museum tells the story of Edinburgh‘s past and its people.


42 Hiin Street. 52‘) 41-12. Mon—Sun l()am—5pm. All manner of archive material aitd old toys relating to childhood throu vh the ages.

The Lovett 001 Collection Until Sat 13 Jun. A unique collection of ethnographic dolls illustrating the diverse cultures and traditions across the globe.


163 Canongate. 52‘) 4057. Mon-Sat l()am--5pm. The sights. sounds and even smells of Edinburgh folk from the 18th century onwards.


2 Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon-Sat l()am—5pm (8pm Tue); Sun noon—5pm. £3 (£1.50); children free.

Art Br Industry An educational and futi 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 pastimes of the l‘)50s. 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.

Furniture Of The Future Until Wed 30 Sep. A display ofcontemporary furniture b ' Rod Chisholm and Helen McCoig. The Lost Century Until Sun 5 Jul. An exhibition focusing on Japanese export porcelain of 1720- 1820.

Colours Of The Indus Until Sun 28 Jun. Textiles attd costumes from Pakistan featuring over 150 pieces dating from the mid 19th century to the present day. See Lectures & Events.

WRITERS' MUSEUM Lady Stair‘s Close. 52‘) 4901. Mon—Sat l()am—5pm. A treasure-house of items relating to three of Scotland‘s most famous writers: Robert Louis Stevenson. Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott.




Main Street. 01877 382873. Daily 11am—5pm (Closed Wed & Thu).

All The Fun Of The Fair Mon 18 May-Sun 21 Jun. New works by various artists including Claire Harrigan. Alan King. Ken Cameron. Melanie Tate and Gerard Burns.



10 Glasgow Vennel. 01294 275059. Tue-Sat lOam—5 in.

Fire And Other ork Until Sat 20 Jun. Bold abstract paintings and assemblages by Peter Russell.



War Memorial Gardens. 01592 412860. Mon-Sat 10.30am-5pm; Sun 2-5pm. The Shipping Forecast Until Sun 5 Jul. Photographs by Mark Power.


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Host Sat 16 May. 1pm. Tramway. Glasgow-based art historian and critic Neil Mulholland. gives a tour of the Tramway's current exhibition. Tempting Fate Sat 23 May. lpnt. Tramway. Ross Birrell and Gary Rough discuss their work l)('(1(l Famous currently on show at Tramway.

Ron Arad Wed 20 May. 6pm. Glasgow Film Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128. One of Britain‘s most successful furniture designers. Ron Arad. discusses his approach to his work.


Fabula Fri 15 May. 12.45—1.|5pm. National Gallery of Scotland. Michael Cassin talks about El Greco's painting. Edinburgh College Of Art Fashion Show Fri 15 May. 1pm. 7pm & 9pm. Edinburgh College of Art. A showcase of the latest designs front the Art College's fashion students.

WASPS Zist Birthday Party Weekend I‘ri IS-Sun 17 May (Fri 6.3(1—8.3(1pm; Sat & Sun noon—5pm). Citizens‘lWASPS Studios. Albion Business Centre. 78 Albion Street. 661 964‘). WASPS celebrate its 21st birthday with co-ordinated events organised throughout Scotland. The workshop was set tip in 1977 with the help of the Scottish Arts Council and provides affordable studios and workshops for artists and craftsmen all over Scotland. Proceeds of the weekend's activities go to Cancer arid Leukaemia in Childhood.

Museums Week Sat l()-SUII 24 May. Various museums in Edinburgh. This annual event aims to raise the profile of museums and to promote their services by providing a programme of activities. There are open days. conservation clinics in the art of handling. storing and looking after antiques. textiles and old toys plus a workshop in making net and knot making. See Extra Time listings. Untitled (Figure With Raised Arm) Mon 18 May. 12.45—1.15pm. National Gallery of Modern Art. Robin Baillie talks about Georg Baselitz's painting. Stone Circles 1 Wed 20 May. l2.45-l.15pm. National Portrait Gallery. Mark Johnston gives a talk.

William Gear And COBRA Fri 22 May. 12.30pm. City Art Centre. Peter Shield gives a talk on William


Mrs Hilton Nisbet Fri 22 May.

1245— l . 15pm. National Gallery of Scotland. Julia Rayer Rolfe discusses Thomas Gainsborough‘s painting. Kingfisher Mon 25 May. 12.45—1.15pm. National Gallery of Modern Art. Christine Thompson talks about Adrian Wiszniewski's work.

Slide Night Mon 25 May. 6.30pm. Collective Gallery. 22—28 Cockburn Street. 220 1260. Deborah Holland. John Ayscough and Ross Birrell show slides and talk about their work.

Mark Dion Tue 26 May. 7pm. £4 (£2.50). Edinburgh College ofArt. Lauriston Place. 221 6000. Charles Esche hosts an evening illustrated talk by American artist Mark Dion. See review. Stone Circles 11 Wed 27 May. 12.45-1.15pm. National Portrait Gallery. A talk iven by Graham Ritchie.

Anna gallaplccola Wed 27 May. 7.30pm. Lecture Theatre. Royal Botanic Garden. 20a lnverleith Row. To accompany the current Indian Botanical Drawings (/790-[850) exhibition. Anna Dallapiccola gives a talk on ‘The East India Company Paintings (1760—1880)‘. Costumes Of Pakistan Thu 28 May. 12.45pm. Royal Museum of Scotland. Dr Nasreen Askari. co-curator of the Colours Of The Indus exhibition. gives a lunchtime lecture.