ART listings



23 Cockburn Street. 622 6200. Tue-Sat l0am—6pm.

Joachim Schmid: Taking Snapshots Until 9 Jan I999. Berlin-based artist Joachim Sclttnid Itas collected hundreds of snapshots taken by atttatettr photographers itt Germatty frotn I900 to the present day. Categorising the photographs according to the subject attd aesthetic qualities. the Collection captures the changing nature of the amateur photographers preoccupations. See preview.


University of Iidinburgh. Sotttlt Bridge. 650 22I I. Tue—Sat I0am—5pm.

Dollo's Law Sat 2| Nov~ Sat 19 Dec. New paintings by Helen MacAlister as a result of her contintting residency at the Cite l)e.s Arts itt Paris. Themes range frottt the theory of evolution to the visual poetry of words. The show rtttts concurrently with the lttstitttt I‘rancais D'I‘Icosse. See lectures & Iivents. Anthology Sat 2| Nov —Sat l9 Dec. 011 show in the Round Roottt. art installation of a book work published by Morning Star t l996| under the direction of Alex I-‘inlay. Invited artists include Zoe lrvine. John Burnside and Lawrence C. Weiner. See lectures (k Iivents.

TORRANCE GALLERY 36 I)uttdas Street. 556 6366. Mon-I‘ri llam~6pm1 Sat II).3I);tltt—4pm.

John Nicholson and Linda Clark Until Sat 28 Nov. Recent paintings.


This section lists museums currently showing temporary exhibitions. For details of other museums, see Edinburgh Life, page 97.


42 High Street. 529 4 I42. Mott -Sat l0am-5pm.

Thank You For The Food We Eat Sat l4 Nov I6 .latt I999. Art exhibition looking at the chattges ttt children‘s diets and eating habits over the last I50 years.


Chambers Street. 247 42 I9. Mott-Sat l0am—5pm; Stttt noon ~5pm.

Opening Of The Museum Of Scotland Tue l I)ec. The Mttseuttt of Scotland is a brand ttew tttttsettttt which will tell. for the first time. the true story of Scotland‘s past. its land attd its people. See feature. page 22.


2 (.‘hatttbers Street. 247 42l9. Mon—Sat l()am--5pttt t8pm 'l’uet: Stttt noon —5pm. £3 l .50); children free.

Jewellery Moves lintil 4 .latt I999. Art exhibition of contemporary jewellery. Making Weaves - The Basketmaker Art lintil 4 .Ian I999. This exhibition highlights recent innovations iii the indigenous Scotttslt cralt of basketmaking. Photographic Display Until 4 .latt I999. Photographs by :\'iall Ilettdrie documenting the construction of the Museum of Scotland.

Chinese Lacquer ttnul 28 Mar I999. A display of (‘hinese Iacquerware. the earliest of which is more than 2000 years old.

WRITERS' MUSEUM |.atIy Stair's Close. 529 490l. Mon-Sat I0atn—5pttt.

Travels With A Donkey IIIIIII Sat I9 l)ec. An exhibition documenting Robert l.ottis Stevenson's travels III I878 ttt southern I‘rance. with his donkey Modesttne.




III Glasgow Venuel. I) I 294 275059.

Mon» Sal IIIattt—S mt (closed \Vetl & I‘Tl). The Weld And T e Weave Until Sat 2| Nov. Art exhibition by At‘drossan- based artist and blacksmitlt Martin

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Polonis and Largs-based weaver Monica Hardie.

Susan Scott Thu 26 Nov—l6 Jatt 1999. An exhibition of original artwork by this Glasgow-based illustrator ofchildren‘s books. Also on display. art unusual collection of Scottish crafts.



238 High Street. ()I 506 670268. Turkish Delight Until Tue 24 Nov. Mixed media works by various artists.


lectures & events


Reshaping The CCA Tlttt l9 Nov. 7pm. CCA. Having successfully received a major lottery award this year. David Page of architects Page & Park outlines his plans for the CCA's new building.


Giovanni Bressani Fri 20 Nov. I2.45pm. Natiottal Gallery of Scotland. Duncan Thomson puts Giovanni Battista Moroni's work under the spotlight. Cubism Mon 23 Nov. 12.45pm. National Gallery of Modern Art. Patrick Elliott gives a talk.

Professor Charles McKean Tue 24 Nov. 7.30pm. RIAS Gallery. The architectural historian. writer and broadcaster discusses the new Museum of Scotland building. Robert Louis Stevenson And His Travels With A Donkey Wed 25 Nov. 12.30pm. Htttttly House. A talk by Robitt lliil attd Iilaine Greig. curator of the Writers Museum.

David Scott and David Roberts Wed 25 Nov. l2.45pm. National Portrait Gallery. Susanna Kerr talks about Robert Scott Lauder's work.

Helen MacAlister Wed 25 Nov. 3pm. Talbot Rice Gallery. The artist currently exhibiting at the gallery talks about her work.

Light Steel Structures Wed 25 Nov. 6pm. Heriot-Watt University. Main Lecture Theatre. School of Architecture. Lauriston Place. 449

5 I I I. Tickets artd further ittfo from RIAS. 229 7545. RIAS Continuing Professional Development Services present a lecture on new developments in house framing with speakers Dr Ray ()gden of()xford Brookes University and The Steel Ittstitute attd Iqbal Johal. Marketing Executive of Galvanizers Association.

Adoration Of The Magi Hi 27 Nov. I2.45pm. Natiottal Gallery of Scotland. A talk by Christoplter Lloyd on .lacopo Bassano's paintittg.

John Maxwell - An Introduction Mon 30 Nov. l2.45pnt. National Gallery of Modern Art. Philip l.ottg discusses the work of John Maxwell.

The City's Written Heritage Wed 2 Dec. l2.30pm. Htttttly House. A talk given by Richard Huttter. City Archivist. Sporting Portraits Wed 2 Dec. I2.45pm. National Portrait Gallery. Ken Neil gives a talk on David Mach.

A Christmas Evening Wed 2 Dec. 6.30pm. National Portrait Gallery. A special Christtttas shopping evening. Museums, Heritage And National Identity Thu 3 Dec. l2.30pttt. Royal Museum Of Scotland. Professor Mikhail Piotrosvsky. the Director of The Hermitage. St Petersburg. delivers the l.othian Iiuropean lecture.

Alec Finlay Thu 3 Dec. 3pm. Talbot Rice Gallery. Iiinlay discusses Ant/m/uev currently on show at the gallery.


Kirkcaldy And Its Collections: An Example Among Scottish Towns And Cities Wed 25 Nov. 7-8.30pm. £2. Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery. War Memorial Gardens. 0l592 4I2860. Art historian and critic Duncan Macmillan gives an illustrated talks on the role of regional tttunicipal art collections itt Scotland.

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- see listings. It's time to put on a Santa's hat and join The Singing Kettle in their seasonal singalong show. Making themselves useful in Christmas

Land, Cilla, Artie, Ga

and Jane help Santa prepare for his busy festive

period, ably assisted y a host of gnomes and giant cuddly toys.

We welcome submissions for this section, but cannot guarantee inclusion. Please send details to our offices at least ten days before publication. Kids listings compiled by Helen Monaghan.

Activities And Fun

Lost In Space Storytime Sat 2| Nov.

I lam. Borders Books. Music And Cafe. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. Art insight into the world of space featuring a rocket building workshop arid the chance to taste real astronaut food.

Christmas 98 Arts 8: Crafts Workshops livery Mott & Wed until Wed I6 I)ec. Monday classes for 5 l0 year olds‘. 4.40-6.30pm; ages l|+. 6.45—8.30pm at Partick Burgh Hall. Glasgow; Wednesday classes for all ages 6»-7.30pm at Uddingston Scout Hall. I.aighmuir Street. Uddingston. £28 for course or £6 per session. For more information contact Alison at Art f.x. ()I698 81 I375. Make Christtnas gifts galore itt this creative workshop specialising itt arts attd crafts.


Animal Farm (U) on Sat 2| Nov. l.3()ptt|. £3.25 (£2). Glasgow Film Theatre. I2 Rose Street. 332 SI28. See Film index.


Barney's Big Surprise tintil Sun 22 Nov. Thu 3.30pm; liri 7pm: Sat Ilatn & 2.30pm: Stttt l.30pm & 5pm. £l0. £l2.50 ty £l5. SIiCC. l‘tnnieston Quay. 287 7777. Barney. the purple dinosaur. is treading the boards iii the first ever UK stage production. The fun-o-saurtts. singing attd dancing extravagan/a features special appearances frottt Baby Bop. Professor Tinkerputt and Mother Goose and incorporates a cast of children attd storybook characters. Glasgow Gang Show 98 Fri 20~Sat 28 Nov. 7.30pm: Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £6 (£4 t. Mitchell Theatre. 6 Granville Street. 0l4l 287 55l I. Glasgow's scouts and guides dib dib dib their way through this year's variety performance.

Eskimo Tale Sat 2l Nov. 2pm. £3 t£2l. Scottish Mask & Pttppet Theatre Cetttre.

8 -l0 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6I85. Ages 3+. Aldo Reali‘s unique table- top puppet show with mime and music. tells the story of art Alaskan family. Jemima Puddleduck Sat 2s Nov. 2pm. £3 (£2t. Scottish Mask ck Puppet Theatre Centre. 8 I0 Balcarrcs Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6l85. The stot'}' of the too- trusting .lentitna Puddleduck and the fitte gentlemen Mr Fox is brottght to life itt Iatt Turbitt's Puppet Theatre show


Insights Until 3 Jatt I999. Scotland Street School Museum. 225 Scotland Street. 429 I202. Mon—Sat I0am—5pm: Stttt 2—5pm. Art interactive exhibition for children aimed at giving them art insight ittto the geography. history attd culture of Germany.


Among the exhibits is a football stadium featuring the flags of the leading German teams and a castle made of glass to house

characters frottt Grimms‘ fairytales.

I Books

Pig Storytime Sat 28 Nov. l lam. Borders Books. Music And Cafe. 283 Buchanan Street. 222 7700. Pigtastic fttn with stories. poems and drawings to celebrate the release of Dick King-Smith's book Baht" Pie In The City.


Activities And Fun

Quickies For Kids Royal Museum of Scotland. 2 Chatnbers Street. 247 42I9. l-‘ree ten-minute talks for children held every Saturday at 2. I 5pm attd every Sunday at 3. I 5pm. This week's topic include The Drinking l-‘mmtuin on Sat 21 Nov attd 'I'lte Slot/t on Stttt 22 Nov. The following week learn about The Giro/7e on Sat 28 Nov and How To Stuff/I ('u! on Sun 29 Nov.

Children's Art Workshops Held every Sat tttttil Sat 5 Dec. Ages 5-8. l0attt—noon: ages 9—12. 2—4pm. £45 for 5 Saturdav

t classes. Old St Paul's Church Hall. 63

f Jeffrey Street. 554 I999. Two workshops

for children led by artist Jettny Smith. The morning session for younger children looks

at approaches to image-making in two attd

tltree-tlimensions. claywork attd drawittg itt pastels. In the afternoon. children are guided tltrottglt the basic elements of drawing: line. totte. perspective attd proportion.

Santa's Forest Grotto Sun 29 Nov—Thu 24 Dec. l0am-4pttt. £2.50. Iidinburgh '/.oo.

(‘orstorphine Road. 334 9l7 I. Come and

nteet Santa in his magical forest grotto and receive a wee pressie (only if you've been good. mind I. There's also badge-titaktng

attd an attitnal quiz.


1 Small Soldiers (PG) on Sat 2| Nov. 3pm.

£3 (£2 l. Brunton Theatre. I.adywell Way. Musselburgh. 665 2240. See I‘ilm lttdex.


The Singing Kettle Santa's Musical

, Toyshop Wed 2 tk liri 4--Sun 6 Dec. Wed

llattt & 2pm: Fri 2pm tk 6pm; Sat llattt. 2pm & 6pm: Stttt noon 8; 3pm. £6—£8

t£5 £7): fatnin ticket £22 & £25. I-‘estival Theatre. I3- 29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000.

Ages 3- I0. See photo caption.

i The Happy Gang’s Castle 0f Adventure

Thu 3~Sat I2 Dec (no perf on Mon 7 Dec). l0.30ant (k I.30pttt: Sat & Stttt ntats Ipttt iv 4pm. £4.50 (£3.50); famin ticket £l6. 'I'raverse 'I'heatt'e. Cambridge Street. 228 I404. tip to age 9. An unexpected blizzard leaves the gang snowed itt at .-\dventure Castle on Christmas live. Witlt the morning lootttittg ever closer. attd no presents itt sight. they begin to explore the castle and its tttatty rooms - what lies behind the secret door'.’ And who is the mysterious bearded owner of .-\dventure Castle‘.’ tooh.