Faust Until Fri 5 Mar. An exhibition of eight large and five stnaller charcoal drawings by Alan McGowan based on l-‘uux! I’url ()II(’ by Johann Wolfgang vott Goethe.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 624 6200. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm; Sttn 2—5pm. A display of recent acquisitions by a line-up of big British names. including Damien Hirst. Rachel \Vliiteread and Catherine Yass 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 Stttt 14 Feb. An impressive tnajor retrospective the first since the 60s — of John Maxwell. ()ne of the leading figures of early 20th century Scottish art. Maxwell has been described as Scotland‘s answer to Chagall.
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 Coglt. Recently returned to display is Titian's /)l(lll(l ,-Im/ Col/ism and Antonio Canova's famous sculpture T/It’ 'I'lirt't' (Il'tlt (’\.
Watercolours By J.M.W. Turner LFntil Stm .il Jail. 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 deyelopment attd have been displayed every year at the gallery for more than 90 years.
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
Queen Street. 624 6200. Mon—Sat I0aIn—5pm; Stilt 2~-5pm. A collection of portraits of famous faces front the l6th century to present day. plus the national photography collection. New portraits for the 20th century collection include John Byrne's portrait of Robbie Coltrane.
Pro hets And Pilgrims: Ruskin. Proust An Northern Gothic Until Sun 7 Mar. An exhibition exploring the inﬂuence of Victorian art critic and theorist John Ruskin ( IX l9—I9()()I on some of the most important figures of the late l9th century. in particular the French writer Marcel Proust l I87 I -— l922l who spent six years of his life translating Ruskin‘s work into French. The display features examples of Ruskin‘s drawings and watercolours as well as l‘)th century photographs of French Gothic cathedrals.
Artists By Artists Until Stilt 7 Mar. Contemporary portraits in a variety of media by artists including Calum Colvin. Stephen Conroy and Eduardo Paolozzi. Raeburn's Rival: Archibald Skirving 1749-1819 Fri 22 Jan-Mon 5 Apr. The first ever exhibition devoted to Archibald Skirving's life and work. Featuring pastels. tttiniatures. drawings. oils and prints. the display draws parallels and contrasts with Raeburn's career.
NDEBELE 57 Hotne Street. 22l I I4l. Daily
\I‘ .. s
Douglas Gordon‘s instruction Dream on: at Inverleith House
A Sunny Day Until Fri 29 Jan. Prints and sculpture by ()ttilie Hainsworth and Harry Cohen.
OPEN EYE GALLERY
75—79 Cumberland Street. 557 l020. Mott—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat l0am—4pm. Artists' Alphabets Until Thu 2| Jan. Gallery artists take a letter frotn the alphabet to create new work in a variety of media including paintings. jewellery and ceratnics.
The Salvesen Travelling Scholarship - Ten Years On Sat 23 Jan—Thu l l Feb. An exhibition celebrating the last ten years of this scholarship. with a display of work by previous awardswinners including Claire Banks. Edward Summerton attd Paul Fttrtteaux.
landscapes by Jonathan Shearer and abstract seascapes by Michelle Knight.
ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN
Inverleith Row. 552 7I7l Tue—Sun lO.30am—3.30pm.
Family Until Sun 3| Jan. Early works by Britain‘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 Sitnon Starling.
listings ART EDINBURGH MUSEUMS
This section lists museums currently showing temporary exhibitions. For details of other museums, see Edinburgh Life, page 82.
I42 Canongate. 529 4 I43. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm. Free.
Bolti Tasveerein - Talking Pictures Fri 29 Jan-Sat I May. A photography exhibition looking at the culture and lifestyle of South Asian women in Edinburgh.
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 ROYAL INFIRMARY OF EDINBURGH
The Pelican Gallery. I Lauriston Place. The 4th Annual Staff Exhibition Until Mon I Feb. For further details contact
At'tlink. 229 3555. Painting. photography.
tapestry attd stained glass by staff metnbers at the Infirmary.
ROYAL OVER-SEAS HOUSE
Landings Gallery. |00 Princes Street. 225 I50 I. Daily I0am—6pm.
Out Of The Blue Until Fri 26 Feb. Paintings by Christopher Gilvan- Cartwright. winner of the I997 Royal ()ver-Seas League Annual Open Travel Scholarship to India and Nepal.
OUT OF THE NOMADS TENT
21 St Leonard's Lane. 662 I6l2. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm; Sun noon—4pm. End Of The Millennium Sale Until Sun 24 Jan. A selling exhibition of rttgs. carpets. kilitns. furniture. candle sticks and Sottth Indian cupboards and planter chairs.
(\VASPS) Patriothall Studios. off-18 Hamilton Place. 225 l289. Mon—Sat noon—6pm; Thu noon-8pm: Suit noon—4pm.
Monitor Presents . . .Tales Of Ordinary Madness Sat 23 Jan—Wed 3 Feb. Mixed media works by live Dundee graduates: Daniel Henrie. Donna Leishman. Jeremy Wilson. Emily Harding and Robert ()rchardson.
ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY
The Mound. 225 667 I. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Royal Scottish Society Of Painters In Watercolours Sat 23 Jan-Thu l8 Feb. The annual exhibition featuring the winning artists who entered the Alexander Graham Munro Travel Award for the best watercolour paintings submitted by an artist under 30.
I6 Dundas Street. 558 I200. Mon—Fri I()am—6pm; Sat I0am—4pm.
June Redfern Until Wed 3 Feb. New paintings.
Douglas Davies Until Wed 3 Feb. Ceramics.
Jewellery From The Capital Until Wed 3 Feb. Contemporary jewellery.
43 Cattdletnaker Row. 220 l9l I. Tue—Sat noon—5.30pm.
Bryndis Snaebjt’irnsdéttir: Building A Ba cony Until Sat () Feb. New work by Icelandic photographer. Bryndis Snaebjtirnsdottir. which documents a ten- day journey across the terrain of llornstrandir in the north west of Iceland.
25 Bernard Street. Leith. Mon—Sat l0am—4 )lll.
Art Exhibition Until Fri 22 Jan. An exhibition itt support of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. featuring work by Edinburgh artists Graeme Duncan and Mike Burnett.
THE QUEEN'S HALL
Clerk Street. 667 7776. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.
Norman Adam Until Sun 3| Jan. Watercolour landscape paintings by Norman Adatn.
Mixed Exhibition Mon 25 Jan—Sat 27 Feb. Oils and acrylics ranging front landscapes to abstract studies by John Proctor. Georgie Lamond. Jean Feeney attd Linda ()wens.
THE REYNOLDS GALLERY
63 Dublin Street. 557 0480. Tue—Fri l0am-5pm; Sat l0am—6pm.
Jonathan Shearer and Michelle Knight Thu 2l Jan—Sun l4 Feb. Large-
scale contemporary Aberdeenshire
23 Cockburn Street. 622 6200. Tue—Sat 10am—6pm.
Matter Tue 26 Jan—Sat 27 Feb. ‘Chaotic’ installations created from every day rubbish and dysfunctional gadgetry iti this site-specific. room-sized collage by Tomoko Takahashi. who is also currently exhibiting in Charles Saatchi’s much-hyped Neurotic Realism show in London. Accompanying the show is a photographic project entitled The Pursuit ()f’I-‘itlt'lily by last year's Richard Hough Bursary winners Alexander and Susan Maris. See preview.
TALBOT RICE GALLERY
University of Edinburgh. South Bridge. 650 22l l. Tue—Sat l0am-5pm.
Peter Greenaway: Artworks 63-98 Until Sat 20 Feb. The first major display of artworks by Iiltn director Peter Gt'eenaway. The show comprises paintings. drawings and photo-pieces created between I963 and 1998. including a selection of previously unseen works. See review.
36 Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon-Fri Ham—6 m; Sat I0.30am—«Ipm.
West Highlands - East Lothian Until Sat 23 Jan. New landscape paintings by William Ferguson.
John Lowrie Morrison Sat 30 Jan—Sat l3 Feb. New paintings ofArgyle and the outer Hebrides.
NEWHAVEN HERITAGE MUSEUM Newhaven Harbour. 55l 4165. Mon-Sat noon—5pm.
Photographic Memories Until Thu 30 Sep. Photographs by Hill and Adamson. taken in the I840s and contemporary portraits by Miles Tubb. linking past and present generations in Newhaven.
PALACE OF HOLYROODHOUSE
Royal Mile. 556 l096. Daily 9.30am—4.30pm. £5.30 (£2.60); family ticket £I3.
Winter Exhibition Until Wed 31 Mar. An exhibition bringing together drawings and watercolours portraying Queen Victoria. her husband Prince Albert and members of their family. In addition. there will be a group of watercolours devoted speciﬁcally to Scotland.
ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND
2 Chambers Street. 247 42 I9. Mon-Sat l0am-5pm (8pm Tue); Sun noon-5pm. £3 (£l.50); children free.
Chinese Lacquer Until Sun 28 Mar. A display of Chinese lacquerware. the earliest of which is more than 2000 years old.
Danish Tapestry Sat 30 Jan—Sun 21 Mar. Large-scale tapestries by contemporary Danish artists.
Continued over page
TALBOT RICE GALLERY
UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH OLD COLLEGE, SOUTH BRIDGE
GREENAWAY artworks 63-98
16 JANUARY - 20 FEBRUARY 1999 TUES - SAT 10 - 5
Sunday 24 January A DAY OF GREENAWAY FILMS AT THE CAMEO CINEMA
Friday 29 January AFTERNOON SYMPOSIUM AT TALBOT RICE (call 650 2085 for details)
21 Jan—4 Feb 1999 THE LIST'IB