together with a display of works by prominent 20th century artists. including Picasso. Matisse. Moore. Hockney and Bellany. Currently on loan from a private collection. seven large prints by Edvard Munch.

John Maxwell Until Sun 14 Feb. The first major retrospective since the 60s of one of the major figures of the Edinburgh School. featuring around 70 paintings. watercolours and drawings.

NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 624 6200. Mon-Sat I0am—6pm; Sun 2—6pm. A collection of works from the Renaissance to Post- Impressionism. including Raphael. Rembrandt. Poussin. Degas and Van Gogh. Recently returned to display is Titian‘s Ditinu Antl Cal/ism and Antonio Canova‘s famous sculpture The T/Il'c’c’ Graces.

A Beautiful Dream: Two Visionary Palaces By Karl Friedrich Schinkel Sun 20 Dec. A display of lithographs of the I9th century German architect. Schinkel's brilliant and extravagant but never realised designs for a palace on the Acropolis in Athens. commissioned in I834. and for a palace at Orianda in The Crimea. commissioned in I838. Watercolours By J.M.W. Turner Fri I-Sun 3I Jan. The annual airing of Turner watercolours. bequeathed in I900 by the Victorian art collector Henry Vaughan. The 38 paintings include every period in Turner's development and have been displayed every year at the gallery for more than 90 years.


Queen Street. 624 6200. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm: Siin 2—5pm. A collection of portraits of famous faces from the I6th century to present day. plus the national photography collection. New portraits for the 20th century collection include John Byrne's portrait of Robbie Coltrane. William Klein: New York Until Tue 5 Jan. £2.50 (f l .50). Hard-edged black and white photographs of New York taken by Klein during the I950s. capturing the energetic and chaotic nature of the city. Pro hets And Pilgrims: Ruskin. Proust An Northern Gothic Fri 18 Dec—Sun 7 Mar. An exhibition exploring the influence of Victorian art critic and theorist John Ruskin ( I8I9--I900) on some of the most important figures of the late I9th century. in particular the French wn'ter Marcel Proust ( I87 I—I922) who spent six years of his life translating Ruskin’s work into French. The display features examples of Ruskiii's drawings and watercolours as well as I9th century photographs of French Gothic cathedrals. Artists By Artists Fri I8 Dec—Sun 7 Mar. Contemporary portraits in a variety of media by artists including Calum Colvin. Stephen Conroy and Eduardo Paolozzi.


57 Home Street. 22I IIJI. Mon—Sun lOam— I0pm.

A Sunny Day Until Fri 2‘) Jan. Prints and sculpture by ()ttilie Haitisworth and Harry Cohen.


4345 High Street. 556 9579/2647. Mon—Sat I()arii—~I.3()pm.

By The Water‘s Edge Until Thu 24 Dec. Landscape paintings by Andrew Gilchrist.


43 Candlemaker Row. 220 I9I I. Tue-Sat noon-5.30pm.

Detlef Henrichs: Narben Until Sat I9 Dec. German photographer. Detlef Henrichs. turned the camera on his own body after a skin graft and went on to photograph people disfigured by accidents. A powerful statement on body politics.


Clerk Street. 667 7776.

Norman Adam Until Sun 3l Jan. Watercolour landscape paintings by Norman Adam.


63 Dublin Street. 557 0480. Tue-Fri I0am—5pm; Sat I0am—6pm.

Janet Melrose. Diana Hope and Donald Provan Until Thu 24 Dec. This new gallery which specialises in contemporary art. opens with recent paintings by Janet Melrose. Diana Hope and Donald Provan. Also showing. wood engravings by Heather Wilson.


I5 Rutland Square. 229 7545. Mon—Fri 9am-5 m.

Allan urray Architects Until Fri l8 Dec. The results of an international architecture competition featuring models and drawings for a proposed development on Greenside Place.


lnverleith Row. 552 7l7l. Tue—Sun I0.30am—3.30pm (closed 24—28 Dec; 3I Dec and l Jan).

Famin Until Sun 3| Jan. Early works by Bn‘tain's famed generation of ‘YBA's' on loan from a private collection. The show features sound. video. light. installation. sculpture. photography. drawing and painting including works by Damien Hirst. Douglas Gordon. Callum Innes. Rachel Whiteread. Georgina Starr and Simon Starling. See review.

THE ROYAL EDINBURGH HOSPITAL The Link Gallery. Morningside Place. Poems By Prescription Until Thu 28 Jan. For further details contact Artlink. 229 3555. An exhibition ofcontemporary Scottish poetry created in collaboration with graphic design students from Edinburgh College ofArt and Glasgow School ofArt.


The Pelican Gallery. l Lauriston Place. The 4th Annual Staff Exhibition Until Mon I Feb. For further details contact Artlink. 229 3555. Painting. photography. tapestry and stained glass by staff members at the Infirmary.


Landings Gallery. I00 Princes Street. 225 I50I. Daily I0am—6pm.

Christina Sealey Until Sat 9 Jan. Still life paintings by this young Canadian artist.


The Mound. 225 667i. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.

Scottish Artists And Artist Craftsmen Exhibition Until Sat l9 Dec. The ninth annual mixed exhibition featuring paintings and applied arts by members of the SAAC.


75~79 Cumberland Street. 557 I020. Mon—Fri I0am—6pm; Sat I()am—4pm. On A Small Scale Until Thu 24 Dec. Mixed media works featuring paintings. ceramics and applied arts by invited artists plus contemporary jewellery by Jane Dickinson and Angus McFadyeri.


2| St Leonard's Lane. 662 l6l2. Mon—Sat I0aiii—5prii; Stiii noon—4pm. Christmas Choices Ulllll Wed 23 Dec. A selection of recent artefacts from Kerala. Assam and Rajasthan. jewellery from .larptir plus \Il‘lilll weavings front Iran. rugs and enamel teapots.


16 Dundas Street. 558 I200. Mon—Fri l0am—6pm; Sat l0am—4pm.

Christmas Exhibitions Until Thu 24 Dec. A mixed show of paintings and applied arts by gallery artists. plus new work by Barbara Rae. figurative ceramics by Craig Mitchell and jewellery by Geoff Roberts.


23 Cockburn Street. 622 6200. Tue—Sat I0am—6pm.

Joachim Schmid: Taking Snapshots Until Sat 9 Jan. Berlin-based artist Joachim Schmid has collected hundreds of snapshots taken by amateur

photographers in Germany from I900 to the present day. Categorising the photographs according to the subject and aesthetic qualities. the collection captures the changing nature of the amateur photographer's preoccupations.


University of Edinburgh. South Bridge. 650 22I I. Tue—Sat I0am—5pm.

Dollo's Law Until Sat l9 Dec. New paintings punctuated by packets of seeds and deckchair canvas by Helen MacAlister and exploring language and meaning. Made as a result of her continuing residency at the Cite Des Ans in Paris. the show runs concurrently with an exhibition at the Institut Francais D'Ecosse.

Anthology Until Sat I9 Dec. On show in the Round Room. an installation of a book work published by Morning Star (I996) under the direction ofAlex Finlay. Invited artists include Zoe Irvine. .lohn Burnside and Lawrence C. Weiner.


36 Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon—Fri

I lam—6pm; Sat I0.30ain—4pm. Christmas Exhibition Until Thu 31 Dec. A mixed show including paintings. sculpture and ceramics plus jewellery by Sheana Stephen.


This section lists museums currently showing temporary exhibitions. For details of other museums. see Edinburgh Life. page 112.


42 High Street. 529 4I42. Mon—Sat IOam—5pm.

Thank You For The Food We Eat Until Sat I6 Jan. An exhibition looking at the changes in children's diets and eating habits over the last I50 years.


2 Chambers Street. 247 42I9. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm (8pm Tue); Sun noon-5pm. £3 I .50); children free.

Chinese Lacquer Until Sun 28 Mar. A display of Chinese lacquerware. the earliest of which is more than 2000 years old. Photographic Display Until Mon 4 Jan. Photographs by Niall Hendrie documenting the construction of the Museum of Scotland.

Jewellery Moves Until Mon 4 Jan. An exhibition of innovative contemporary jewellery. ranging from items wrought in precious metals to exuberant. sculptural creations in acrylic and other synthetic materials.

Making Weaves - The Basketmaker Art Until Mon 4 Jan. This exhibition highlights recent innovations in the indigenous Scottish craft of basketmaking - it includes both sculptural and functional work.



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Lady Stair's Close. 529 490i. Mon-Sat I0am-5 m.

Travels ith A Donkey Until Sat 19 Dec. An exhibitiOn documenting Robert Louis Stevenson’s travels in 1878 in southern France. with his donkey Modestine.



MCLEAN MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY I5 Kelly Street. Ol475 715624. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm.

Wilbur - The Discovery Of Flight Until Sat 9 Jan. Artworks by Pam So and James Hardie.


GLASGOW VENNEL ART GALLERY I0 Glasgow Vennel. 0I294 275059. Mon—Sat IOarn-Spm (Closed Wed & Fri).

Susan Scott Until Sat I6 Jan. An exhibition of original artwork by this Glasgow-based illustrator ofchildren’s books. Also on display. an unusual collection of Scottish crafts. ideal for Christmas presents.

St Andrews


93 North Street. 01334 4746l0. Mon-Sat I0ain—5pm; Sun 2-5 m.

Yvonne Sloan and Ipan Spalding Until Wed 23 Dec. Large-scale weaving in dramatic colours and patterns from these New Zealand artists.


lectures & events

OW. Sale Of Original Art Works Sat l9 Dec. The Italian Centre. Ingram Street. Original artwork at affordable prices featuring work by students of the Scottish Art.


The Nicholson Famin Mon 2I Dec. I2.45pm. National Gallery of Modern Art. Michael Gorrnley gives a talk. Charles II Wed 23 Dec. I2.45pm. National Portrait Gallery. William Dobson‘s portrait is discussed by Michael Cassin.

The Richard Demarco Collection Auction Wed 23 Dec. 7pm. lngleby Gallery. An auction of selected art works from the collection of Richard Demarco. Sir Alexander And Sir James Macdonald Wed 6 Jan. I2.45pm. National Portrait Gallery. Stand Nenadic talks about William Mossman's portrait.

Shine on: detail from Under The Sun. an exhibition by Zimbabwean artists at

Byzantium Galleries

17 Dec 1998—7 Jan 1999 TIIELISTflB