NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART Bclford Road. 624 6200. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. A display of recent acquisitions by a line-up of big British names. including Damien Hirst. Rachel Whiteread 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 Sun 14 Feb. An impressive major retrospective -— the first since the 60s — of .lohti Maxwell. ()ne of the leading figures of early 20th century Scottish art. Maxwell has been described as Scotland's answer to Chagall.
43 Candleinaker Row. 220 l9l l. Tue-Sat noon—5.30pm.
Bryndis Snaebjérnsdbttir: Building A Balcony Until Sat 6 Feb. New work by Icelandic photographer based in Glasgow. Bryndis Snaebjornsdt’ittir. which documents a ten-day journey across the terrain of Hornstrandir in the north west of Iceland.
THE QUEEN'S HALL
Clerk Street. 667 7776. Mon-Sat l0aiii—5pm.
Mixed Exhibition Until Sat 27 Feb. Oils and acrylics ranging from landscapes to abstract studies by .Iohii Proctor. Georgie Lamond. Jean Feeney and Linda ()wens.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 624 6200. Mon-Sat ltlaiii—(ipm: Sun 2—6pm. A collection of works from the Renaissance to Post- lmpressionism. by artists including Raphael. Rembrandt. Poussin. Degas. Van Gogli antl Monet along with work by l8th and l9th century Scottish artists. Recently returned to display is Titian's Diunu Am/ Cal/ism and Antonio Canova's famous sculpture The Three (Irtlt't's'.
Robert Adam: The Creative Mind Fri 5 Feb—Sun 2l Mar. An exhibition celebrating the work of architect and designer Robert Adam ( I728»! 792). Adam is best known for his interiors at Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire and at Kenwootl House. arid the show features 67 drawings pltts several Scottish commissions including a large model of Adam's proposed design for Barnbougle Castle oti the Firth of Forth.
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
Queen Street. 624 6200. Mon-Sat l0am—5pm; Sun 2—5pin. A collection of portraits of famous faces from the l6th century to present day. plus the national photography collection. New portraits for the 20th century collection include John Byi'iie's portrait of Robbie Coltrane.
Pro hets And Pilgrims: Ruskin, Proust An Northern Gothic Until Sun 7 Mar. Ati exhibition exploring the influence of Victorian art critic and theorist John Ruskin ( l8 l9—l900) on some of the most important figures of the late l9th century. in particular the French writer Marcel Proust t l87l- I922).
Artists By Artists Until Sun 7 Mar. Contemporary portraits in a variety of media by artists including Calutn Colvin. Stephen Conroy and Eduardo Paolo/.zi. Raeburn’s Rival: Archibald Skirving 1749-1819 Until Mon 5 Apr. The first ever exhibition devoted to Archibald Skirving's life and work. Featuring pastels. miniatures. drawings. oils and prints. the display draws parallels aiitl contrasts with Raeburn's career. See
OPEN EYE GALLERY 7.5 -79 Cumberland Street. 557 I020. .Vlon—Fi'i l0am-6pm; Sat l0am—me. The Salvesen Travelling Scholarship - Ten Years On Until Thu ll Feb. An exhibition celebrating the last ten years of this scholarship. with a display of work by previous award-winners including Claire Banks. Edward Summerton and Paiil Furneaux.
Open Eye Exhibition Until Thu 1 l Feb. Contemporary jewellery.
Sheila Mclnnes Sat 13 Feb-Thu 4 lV’Iitt'. Figurative paintings by this Edinburgh- bascd artist.
Kim Hall Sat l3 Feb-Thu J Mar. Contemporary jew ellery
John Paul Landreau Sat I3 Feb—Thu 4 Mar. Figurative ceramics.
Charles MacQueen Sat l3 Feb—Thu 4 Mar. Semi-abstract landscapes and seascapes in oils.
THE REYNOLDS GALLERY
63 Dublin Street. 557 0480. Tue—Fri l0am—5pm; Sat l0am-6pm.
Jonathan Shearer and Michelle Knight Until Sun l-I Feb. Large-scale contemporary Aberdeenshire landscapes by Jonathan Shearer and abstract seascapes by Michelle Knight.
ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN Inverleith Row. 552 7 l 7 l. Tue—Sun l0.30am—3.30pm. Gallery closed for refurbishment during February.
ROYAL OVER-SEAS HOUSE
Landings Gallery. I00 Princes Street. 225 I501. Daily l0aiii—6pm.
Out Of The Blue Until Fri 26 Feb. Paintings by Christopher Gilvan- Cartwright. winner of the I997 Royal ()ver-Seas League Annual ()pen Travel Scholarship to India and Nepal.
ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY
The Mound. 225 667i. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm; Sun 2~5pm.
Royal Scottish Society Of Painters In Watercolours Until Thu 18 Feb. £I.5() (i l ). 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.
l6 Dundas Street. 558 I200. Mon—Fri l0ani—6pni; Sat ltlani-«Jpni. Northern Lights Mon 8 Feb-~Wed 3 Mar. Paintings and applied arts.
Gary Wood Mon 8 Feb--\\"ed 3 Mar. Ceramics.
23 Cockburn Street. 622 6200. Tue—Sat l0am—6pm.
Matter Until Sat 27 Feb. ‘Cliaotic‘ installations created from every day rubbish aiitl dysfunctional gadgetry in this site-specific. room-sized collage by
I Tomoko Takahaslii. who is also currently
f exhibiting iti Charles Saatchi's much-
liyped Neurotic Realism show in London. Accompanying the show is a photographic project entitled The I’III'VIIII ()_/ l’i'tlt'li'tr by last year's Richard Hotigh Bursary winners Alexander and Siisan Maris.
TALBOT RICE GALLERY
University of Edinburgh. South Bridge. 650 221 l. Tue—Sat l0aiii—5pm.
Peter Greenaway: Artworks 63-98 Until Sat 20 Feb. The first major display of artworks by film director Peter Greenaway. The show comprises paintings. drawings and photo-pieces created between I963 and I998. including a selection of previously unseen works.
36 Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon-Fri llam--6pm; Sat l0.30am—-Ipm.
John Lowrie Morrison t'ntil Sat I3 Feb. New paintings of .lolotiio of Argyle and the inner Hebrides.
(WASPS) Patriotliall Studios. off-IS Hamilton Place. 225 I239. Mon-Fri noon-6pm; Sat 6; Sun noon—4pm. Educating Archie Sat ()—\VC(I 17 Feb. Paintings in mixed media and installation work by Archie Webb.
at City Art Centre. 2 Market Street. 529 3930.
This Was Now Mon S—Sat l3 Feb. Fora detailed itinerary. call 529 3930. The Travelling Gallery will be stopping off at various venues in Edinburgh with a
mixed exhibition of work by young contemporary artists who use the figure in two-dimensional. sculptural and performance-based work. Featured artists include Moyna Flannigan. Jun Hasegawa. Wendy McMurdo. Kerry Stewart and Henry VIII Wives.
This section lists museums currently showing temporary exhibitions. For details of other museums. see Edinburgh Life. page 82.
I42 Canongate. 529 4 l-l3. Mon—Sat l0am—5pni. Free.
Bolti Tasveerein - Talking Pictures Until Sat 1 May. A photography exhibition looking at the culture and lifestyle of South Asian women iii Edinburgh.
MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD
42 High Street. 529 4 l42. Mon—Sat l0am-5pm. Free.
Seen But Not Heard: The Lives Of Victorian Children Sat l3 Feb—Sat 24 Apr. Free. An exhibition examining all aspects of life during Victorian times from schooling and working children to entertainment and family life.
NEWHAVEN HERITAGE MUSEUM Newhaven Harbour. 55l «I I65. Mon—Sat noon—5pm.
Photographic Memories Until Thu 30 Sep. Photographs by Hill and Adamson. taken in the Iii-10s and contemporary portraits by Miles Tubb. linking past and present generations in Newhaven.
PALACE OF HOLYROODHOUSE
Royal Mile. 556 l096. Daily 9.30aiii—-I.30pm. £5.30 (£2.60); family ticket £ l 3.
Winter Exhibition: Queen Victoria’s Family Until Wed 3| Mar. An exhibition bringing together drawings and watercolours portraying Queen Victoria. her husband Prince Albert and members of their family. In atlditioii. there will be a group of watercolours devoted specifically to Scotland.
ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND
2 Chambers Street. 247 42 I9. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm (8pm Tue): Sun noon—5pm. £3 (ii I .50); children free.
Danish Tapestry Until Sun 21 Mar. Large-scale tapestries by Denmark‘s leading textile artists. demonstrating the technical and artistic range of the meditnn.
Chinese Lacquer Until Sun 28 Mar. A display of Chinese lacquerware. the earliest of which is more than 2000 years old.
l.ady Stair's Close. 529 -I90l. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm.
Naomi Mitchison Until Sat 27 Mar. A celebratory exhibition on the life and literary achievements of the late writer. Naomi Mitchison.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
SUMMERLEE HERITAGE PARK Ironworks Gallery
Heritage Way. 0|236 J3 l 26l. Daily l-0aiii--5ptn. Free.
Elizabeth Blackadder - Printmaker Until Sun 7 Mar. ()\'L‘f 70 etchings and screenpriiits featuring floral works and .Iapanese culture.
Callendar Park. 0| 324 503770. Mon-Sat l0aiii—5pni.
New Artworks Until Sun 25 Apr. An exhibition of paintings acquired by Falkirk Museums from the Scottish Arts Council‘s collection.
The History Of Domestic Science Sat 6 Feb—Sun 9 May. £2.50 (£1 ). An
Old relic: Scotland's history is played out at the Museum Of Scotland
exhibition based on a local private collection which looks at domestic science in the past.
GLASGOW VENNEL ART GALLERY
l0 Glasgow Vennel. ()l294 275059. Mon—Sat |()am—5pm (Closed Wed & ' Fri).
Encore! Until Sat 27 Feb. Contemporary textiles from the 232 Embroidery Group. ranging from needlepoint to abstract. sculptural work.
lectures & events
Medical Interests At The Burrell Tue 9 Feb. l0.30am. Free. Burrell Collection. Dr Keir Fisher leads this themed tour. The Thistle And The Rose: Embroidered Furnishings From The Burrell Collection Wed 10 Feb. 5.45pm. Free. Hunterian Art Gallery. Liz Arthur. formerly of Glasgow Museums gives a talk.
The Architectural History Of Pollok House Wed l7 Feb. l2.30pm. £4 includes lunch. Pollok House. Ian Gow gives a talk.
Robert Adam Drawings Fri 5 Feb. |2.45pm. National Gallery of Scotland. Stephen Astley talks about architect and designer Robert Adam.
Ecce Puer Mon 8 Feb. I2.45pm. National Gallery of Modern Art. Duncan Thomson talks about Medardo Rosso's painting.
Lady Strachey Wed l0 Feb. l2.45pni. National Portrait Gallery. Dora Carrington's painting is put under the spotlight by Nicola Kaliiisky.
An Old Woman Cooking Eggs Fri l2 Feb. l2.-15pin. National Gallery of Scotland. Gabriele Finaldi discusses
Die 'o Velazquez’s painting.
Nig tscape Mon l5 Feb. l2.45pm. National Gallery of Modern. Christine Thompson talks about Louise Nevelson's work.
Ronald Stevenson Wed l7 Feb. l2.-l5pm. National Portrait Gallery. Victoria Crowe‘s painting is discussed by Patsy Campbell.
4—18 Feb 1999 THE LISTTS