Wood works: New Zealand artist, Craig Murray-Orr shows work at the
EDINBURGH GALLERIES continued
49 Bernard Street. Leith. 467 7392. Tue—Fri 11am—6pm; Sat & Sun
Contemporary Art Exhibition Until Sat 14 Nov. A show featuring landscape paintings by Janet Samson.
65 The Shore. 553 5255. Mon—Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 11am—4pm.
Graham McKean, Peter Goodfellow and Neil Simone Sat 24 ()ct—Sat 28 Nov. Recent paintings.
MALCOLM INNES GALLERY
4 Dundas Street. 558 9544/5. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—1pm.
Fur, Feather And Fin Until Sat 31 Oct. Annual exhibition of Scottish and sporting oil paintings. watercolours and prints.
MATTHEW ARCHITECTURE GALLERY University of Edinburgh. 20 Chambers Street. 650 2342. Mon—Fri 10am—8pm: Sat & Sun 10.30am—2.30pm. Making/Thinking: Drawing And Models Until Sun 29 Nov. Drawings and models by one of Denmark‘s most acclaimed artists and maker of public art works. Per Kirkeby. See Danish Cultural Institute.
METROPOLE COFFEE HOUSE
33 Newington Road. 668 4999. Daily 9am—10pm.
East St West Until Wed 11 Nov. A diverse collection of paintings by Dundee-born artist Barrie Seabright.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 624 6200. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Mona Hatoum Until Sun 25 ()ct. £2.50 (£1.50). Final days of a brilliant survey of the work of the London-based Palestinian artist. Mona Hatoum. Shortlisted for the Turner Prize iti 1995. along with her famous C(II‘IM‘ [lT/‘(JIIL'UIZ an internal video investigation of the artist‘s body. the show includes some 40 pieces ranging from photographs and videos to sculptures made from materials as diverse as hair. wax. razor blades and pins.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 624 6200. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm; Sun 2—6pm.
A Beautiful Dream: Two Visionary Palaces By Karl Friedrich Schinkel Sun 20 Dec. A display of lithographs of the 19th century German architect.
94 THE UST 22 Oct—S Nov 1998
Schinkel's brilliant and extravagant but never realised designs for a palace on the Acropolis in Athens. commissioned in 1834 and fora palace at Orianda in The Crimea. commissioned in 1838.
43 Candlemaker Row. 220 1911. Tue—Sat noon—5.30pm.
Jim Harold: Desert - Between The Lines, At The Limits Until Sat 7 Nov. A new series of work by Glasgow—based photographer. Jim Harold in a project which analyses both the physical and visual qualities of the desert as a ‘landscape at the margins’.
THE QUEEN'S HALL
Clerk Street. 667 7776.
Barbara Hope Steinberg Until Sat 31 Oct. A selection of paintings inspired by the landscape.
Ruth Addinall Mon 2—Sat 28 Nov. Recent paintings.
15 Rutland Square. 229 7545. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm.
Three Of A Mind Until Fri 30 Oct. Artists Allan Pendreigh. Laura Cull and Elizabeth Cawood-Cull explore light. space and colour.
Ugly Buildings? Mon 2—Fri 20 Nov. John Pelan curates this controversial exhibition which explores how buildings previously seen as blots on the landscape can in the space of a few years become cultural icons.
ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN
lnverleith Row. 552 7171. Tue—Sun 10.30am—3.30pm.
Angus Hood and Christine Frew Until Sun 6 Dec. Hi-gloss personalities and a meditation on the media. in paintings by two Edinburgh artists. fast being seen as artists to watch.
23 Cockbum Street, 622 6200. Tue-Sat mam-68¢.
Artlink est Until Sat 31 Oct. A selection of recent work by artists with special needs as a result of two programmes based in West Lothian and Gogarburn Hospital.
Joachim Scmid: Taking Snapshots Tue 3 Nov—9 Jan 1999. Berlin-based artist Joachim Scmid has collected hundreds of snapshots taken by amateur photographers in Germany from 1900 to the present. Categorising the photographs according to the subject and aesthetic qualities. the collection captures the changing nature of the amateur photographer’s preoccupations.
TALBOT RICE GALLERY
University of Edinburgh, South Bridge. 650 2211. Tue—Sat 10am-5pm. Landscape 0f Granite Spheres Until Sat 7 Nov. With its partitions removed the Talbot Rice rs greatly improved offering a ﬁne setting for work by the sculptor. Hideo Furuta. See review.
36 Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon—Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 10.30am—4pm.
Jean Donaldson and Kenneth Robertson Sat 24 Oct—Sat 7 Nov. Recent paintings.
For details of other museums, see Edinburgh Life. page 98.
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 624 6200. Mon—Sat 10atn—5pm; Stilt 2—5pm.
Little Sparta Until Sun 29 Nov. Photographs by Robin Gillanders taken of the Scottish garden of internationally- renowned artist Ian Hamilton Finlay. William Klein: New York Fri 23 Oct—5 Jan 1999. £2.50 (£1.50). Hard-edged black and white photographs of New York taken by Klein during the 1950s. capturing the energetic and chaotic nature of the city. See preview.
57 Home Street. 221 1141. Daily 10am—l0pm.
Southern Exposures Until Sun 15 Nov. Paintings and photographs of South Africa by Brian McGuinness and Rory Mitchell.
NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE
43—45 High Street. 556 9579/2647. Mon—Sat 10am—9pm.
Story Unfolding Until $11131 ()ct. Drawings and paintings by Sarah Quayle.
THE NEW STREET EXHIBITION SPACE 14 New Street. 558 7604. Tue—Fri
1 lam—6pm; Sat & Sun noon—4pm. Looking Through Glass Until Sat 14 Nov (closed from Fri 30 ()ct—Tue 3 Nov). International contemporary glasswork by members of the Lybster 96 Group.
OPEN EYE GALLERY
75—79 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am--6 in; Sat 10am—4pm. Valerie Shatwel Until Thu 5 Nov. Jewellery.
A Taste Of Italy Until Thu 5 Nov. Paintings by twenty Scottish artists. Harvest Until Thu 5 Nov. Recent sculpture by Hank Pottenger.
From Kiri's Room L'ntil Thu 5 Nov New paintings from India by George Donald.
(WASPS) Patriothall Studios. off48 Hamilton Place. 225 1289. Open weekends (weekdays by appointment). New Landscapes Until Wed 28 Oct. New landscape paintings by Edinburgh- based artists Susan Dawson and Jan Coventry.
Three Dimensions Sat 31 Oct—Wed ll Nov. New work by Joyce Gunn-Cairns. Janet Melrose and Jennifer Pettigrew.
THE ROYAL EDINBURGH HOSPITAL The Link Gallery. Morningside Place. 229 3555.
Staff Exhibition And Work Until Mon 26 Oct. A selection of artworks including photography. needlework and painting celebrating 50 years of the NHS.
THE ROYAL INFIRMARY OF EDINBURGH
The Pelican Gallery. 1 Lauriston Place. 229 3555.
The Western Approach Until Sat 31 Oct. An exhibition of work by artists based in West Lothian.
ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE
Howard Bar Gallery. Grindlay Street. 229 9697. Open during performance times.
Interior Visions Until Sat 21 Nov. Recent paintings by Anne Ford Wilson.
ROYAL OVER-SEAS HOUSE
Landings Gallery. 100 Princes Street. 225 1501. Daily 10am—6pm.
Charles Williams Until Fri 6 Nov. Portraits and paintings of artists in their studios by Charles Williams.
ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY
The Mound. 225 6671. Mon-Sat 10am—5 m; Sun 2—5pm.
Transat antic Connections Mon 26 Oct—Sun 15 Nov. £2 (£1). Twelve contemporary American artists exhibit their work as part of an exchange between Scottish and American artists. organised by the Society Of Scottish Artists. The show consists of sculpture. painting. web art. photography. installation and performance art. See Lectures & Events.
16 Dundas Street. 558 1200. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm.
Maria Hanson Until Wed 28 Oct. Jewellery.
Will Levi Marshall Until Wed 28 Oct. Ceramics.
Gordon Bryce Until Wed 28 Oct. New paintings.
Pin Up Mon 2—Wed 25 Nov. Brooches by a selection of contemporary artists. David Michie Mon 2—Wed 25 Nov. New paintings.
Roger Millar Mon 2—Wed 25 Nov. Silver.
HUNTLY HOUSE MUSEUM
142 Canongate. 529 4143. Mon—Sat 10am—5 m.
No es nd Dreams Of Refugees In cotland Until Sat 31 Oct. Mixed media art work by the Scottish Refugee Council Edinburgh Art Group.
MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD
42 High Street. 529 4142. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.
Alphabets Until Sat 31 Oct. A display of ABC books and toys.
ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND
2 Chambers Street. 247 4219. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm (8pm Tue); Sun noon—5pm. £3 (£1.50); children free.
Chinese Lacquer Until 28 Mar 1999. A display of Chinese lacquerware. the earliest of which is more than 2000 years old.
Photographic Display Until 4 Jan 1999. Photographs by Niall Hendrie documenting the construction of the Museum of Scotland.
Jewellery Moves Until 4 Jan 1999. An exhibition of innovative contemporary jewellery.
Making Weaves -
The Basketmaker Art
Until 4 Jan 1999. This exhibition highlights recent innovations in the indigenous Scottish craft of basketmaking.
Lady Stair‘s Close. 529 4901. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.
Travels With A Donkey Until Sat 19 Dec. An exhibition documenting Robert Louis Stevenson's travels in 1878 in southern France. with his donkey Modestine.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
KIRKCALDY MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY
War Memorial Gardens. 01592 412860. Mon—Sat 10.30am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Fife Art Exhibition Sat 31
Oct—Fri 27 Nov. Fife‘s premier show of amateur art returns for its 15th year. with a chance to purchase a unique Christmas gift orjust enjoy a visual feast.