galleries 0 museums - lectures & events
Over l00 drawings from one of the largest private collections of French drawings in the world. featuring the work of Nicolas Poussin. Jean-Antoine Watteau. Francois Boucher and Jacques- Louis David.
The Ti er And The Thistle: Tipu Sultan And T e Scots In India (1760-1800 Until Sun 3 Oct. £3 (£l.50). An exhibition marking the 200th anniversary of the Storming of Seringapatam by the British on 4 May I799. and the death of Tipu Sultan. ruler of the kingdom of Mysore in South India. Central to the show is a huge canvas of Sir David Wilkie‘s Sir David Baird [)iscovering The Body ()fTi/m Sultan. plus portraits. topographical prints. watercolours and Sir David Baird‘s presentation sword.
NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George IV Bridge. 226 453 l. Mon—Fri l0am—8pm; Sat l0am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Free.
Churchill: The Evidence Until Sun 3| Oct. On show in Scotland for the ﬁrst time. this exhibition on Sir Winston Churchill brings to life the man behind the myth through childhood letters. notes for some of the most famous speeches ever made. correspondence with kings. presidents. soldiers and celebrities plus photographs and possessions.
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 624 6200 (recorded information 332 2266). Mon—Sat 10am—5 m; Sun Ham—5pm. Cafe.
0 Cale onia! Sir Walter Scott And The Creation Of Scotland Until Sun l7 Oct. £4 (£3). The life of one of Scotland‘s most inﬂuential and best- known ﬁgures. Sir Walter Scott is celebrated through paintings. drawings. sculptures and manuscripts.
Murray Johnston's Landscapes Until Sun 5 Sep. Free. A tribute to the late Murray Johnston featuring twenty of his landscape photographs including works front his l980s residency at Kielder Forest and his tour of America in l98l—82. Showing alongside this collection. is a display of work by photographers influenced by Johnston. including Calum Colvin. Robin Gillanders and Owen Lo an.
Political Contemporaries Until Sun 5 Sep. Free. The centre-piece of this exhibition is the ﬁrst group photograph of the I29 MSPs assembled for the ﬁrst sitting of the Scottish Parliament. commissioned by Robin Gillanders and Chris Hall. Also featured is Harry More Gordon‘s large watercolour group painting of the seven surviving Secretaries of State for Scotland. David Steel by John Bratby and Jo Grimmond by Patrick Heron. plus sculptures. paintings. photographs and political cartoons.
NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE
43—45 High Street. 556 9579/2647. Mon—Sat l0am-4.30pm.
Sheila MacLean Until Thu 9 Sep. Individual silk paintings inspired by the Scottish landscape and floral images by Sheila MacLean. with all works for sale.
THE NEW STREET EXHIBITION SPACE 14 New Street. 558 7604. Daily noon—5pm.
Scenes Of The Crime Until Mon 30 Aug. Alex Williamson and Russ Murphy
New Work: Angus Hood shows work inspired by street culture at Edinburgh College Of Art
create a new work featuring video and stills projections accompanied by soundscapes. with contributions from illustrator Martin O‘Neill. See review. OPEN EYE GALLERY
75—79 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri l0am—6 m; Sat l0am—4pm. Paintings, Paste 5 And Drawings From 1959-1999 Until Thu 2 Sep. A range of work b Jack Knox RSA RGI.
Malcofin Martin Until Thu 2 Sep. New works in wood.
Contemporary Scottish Painting Until Thu 2 Sep. A range of work by artists including Leon Morroco. Peter Howson and John Bellany.
Unsearchable Things Until Thu 23 Sep. Contemporary jewellery by Catherine Currell.
Bernard Rooke Until Tue 7 Sep. Paintings inspired by classical and jazz music by Bernard Rooke.
Lynn Hanley Until Tue 7 Sep. Edinburgh cityscapes by Lynn Hanley.
THE RANDOLPH STUDIO at the Institut Francais d'Ecosse. 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366.
A Scottish Sojourn Until Mon 30 Aug. Daily llam—l lpm. Frantic Redhead Productions present an exhibition of textures and patterns with a Scottish flavour by watercolourist Gayle Garner Roski.
Loving Las Vegas Until Mon 30 Aug. Daily 2—l lpm. The University of Nevada. Las Vegas presents an exhibition of new work inspired by Las Vegas by a selection of artists.
OUT OF THE NOMADS TENT
2l St Leonard's Lane. 662 l6l2. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm; Sun noon-4pm. Myths, Mantras And Mihrabs Until Sun 5 Sep. A festival selling exhibition of textiles and religious artefacts.
THE REYNOLDS GALLERY
63 Dublin Street. 557 0480. Mon—Sat
About Face Mon l6 Aug—Sat ll Sep. New work by Mark Ianson and Shelagh Atkinson.
(WASPS) Patriothall Studios. off 48 Hamilton Place. 225 I289. Daily lam—5pm. '
Trude Blows and Lorna Gilbertson Until Thu l2 Aug. Paintings and installation.
Festival Exhibition 0f Contemporary Art 8: Design Fri l3 Aug—Sat 4 Sep. A range of contemporary art and design by a selection of artists.
65 George Street. 225 2266. Mon—Fri l0am—4pm.
The World Of the Portrait Miniature Mon 16 Aug—Fri 3 Sep. A collection of over l00 miniatures on display to the public for the ﬁrst time.
THE POINT HOTEL
34 Bread Street. 22l 5555. Daily 9am—9pm.
Beckerman Balken Until Mon 30 Aug. Bronze sculptures by Beckerman Balken.
43 Candlemaker Row. 220 l9l I. Mon—Sat 10.30am—5.30pm.
John Stezaker - Angels Until Sat 4 Sep. John Stezaker's ﬁrst exhibition in Scotland comprises large-scale computer generated photographs of adults and children which explore issues of good. evil. beauty and gender. In Angels Stezaker manipulates a directory of portraits from a defunct children’s model agency. resulting in a series of disturbing images.
QUAKER MEETING HOUSE
7 Victoria Terrace. 225 4825. Mon—Sat noon—5pm.
Sacred Common Wealth Until Mon 30 Aug. Contemporary artworks by Quaker artists.
RIAS GALLERY 15 Rutland Square. 229 7545. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm; Sat l0am-4pm.
Flesh And Stone (Part 1) - Building A Scottish Identity Until Fri 27 Aug. An exhibition focusing on housing projects designed by contemporary Scottish architects. illustrated by models. photographs and drawings.
ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN
lnverleith House. 552 7l7l. Daily
Agnes Martin and John McLaughlin Sat l4 Aug—Sun 3| Oct. A two person show featuring the work of abstract artists Agnes Martin and John McLaughlin. Canadian-born Martin came to prominence in New York in the late I950s. Famous for her geometric. abstract works and rectilinear patterns. Martin continues to be an influential figure. Still painting at the age of 85 here exhibited are fourteen works on canvas completed in the last four years. Showing alongside Martin. paintings and prints by John McLaughlin (l898—I976). He is seen as America's ﬁrst great abstract painter although he is not widely known to the public at large. due to his self- imposed detachment from the New York art scene. See preview.
Art Exhibition Thu I2—Thu 26 Aug. (Visitor Centre. open daily Ham—4pm). Paintings by Jon. Sheila Faber. Allan McAneny and Duncan Brown.
ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS
9 Hill Square. 527 1600. Mon—Fri I0am—4pm; Sat 10am—1pm.
Henry Wade 1876—1955 Until Sat 4 Sep. An exhibition celebrating the life and work of Henry Wade. one of Edinburgh‘s most famous surgeon/soldiers.
QUEEN MARGARET COLLEGE
Leith Campus. Duke Street. 3l7 3800. Mon—Fri 9am—4pm.
Threshold Mon l6 Aug—Thu 30 Sep. Work by staff and students on the Art Therapy postgraduate course.
THE QUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street. 667 7776. Mon—Sat IOam—5.30pm.
ROYAL FINE ART COMMISSION Bakehouse Close. 146 Canongate. 556 6699. Mon—Sun Ham—4pm.
Flesh And Stone (Parts 2 & 3) - Building A Scottish Identity Until Sun 29 Aug. The second part of this exhibition focusing on contemporary Scottish architecture. emphasising civic. historical. educational and leisure buildings.
north oven-SEAS HOUSE
Landings Gallery. l00 Princes Street. 225 l50l. Daily I0am—6pm.
Joe Amenechi and Gakonga J. Gakonga Until I‘ri ll) Sep. Two African
artists show new work.
ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 667 l. Mon—Sat
10am—6pm; Still I lam—5pm. Connections Until Stilt l9 Sep. New works by Royal Scottish Academy
members and their guests featuring . painting. sculpture. printmaking and
l6 Dundas Street. 558 l200. Mon» Fri l0am—6pm; Sat l0am-4pm. Giovanni Corvaja and Jacqueline
Ryan Until Wed I Sep. (‘ontemporary
jewellery. Driven To Abstraction Until Wed 1 Sep. A selection of vessels by various artists
including Kett Iiastman. Nicholas Rena. Darren Stokes. Helen Talbot. Simone ten
Hompel. John Ward and Rachael
Woodman. James Morrison Until Wed I Sep. liast and west coast landscape paintings.
rite SOUTI-lSlDE GALLERY 58 Ratcliffe Terrace. 667 I966. Mon—Fri
l 9am—6pm; Sat 10am—5pm.
Festival Exhibition Until Sat 28 Aug. A selection of work by contemporary artists.
ST JOHN'S CHURCH
Princes Street. 66l 6000. Mort—Sat
West End Craft And Design Fair Until Sat 28 Aug. Contemporary arts and crafts. all for sale.
STEEL BELLA VENUE
George [V Bridge. entrance on Victoria Street. 226 5l38. Daily 10am—6pm. Can I Kiss You? Until Sat 28 Aug. A talking installation of paintings. robots and plants.
STILLS 23 Cockburn Street. 622 6200. Tue—Sat l0am—6pm.
Welcome Until Sat 25 Sep. Work by artists Emily Bates. Nina Saunders and Nicky Hoberman. exploring the meaning — and sometimes menace — behind the home and family. Bates crafts outﬁts out of human hair. Saunders distorts the dream of the rural idyll. Hobertnan paittts children on the cusp of adulthood.
The Multiple Store Until Sat 25 Sep. (Cafe and bookshop space). The Multiple Store is a new organisation which commissions and sells limited edition multiples by leading British artists. This. the ﬁrst collection. features multiples by Keith Coventry. Dalziel & Scullion. Grenville Davey. Graham Gussin. Kenny Hunter. Cornelia Parker and Simon Periton.
STOCKBRIDGE BOOKSHOP 26 North West Circus Place. 225 5355. Mon—Sat 8.30am—8pm; Sun I lam—8pm. Colin Baxter's Edinburgh Until Mon 30 Aug. Limited edition prints of Colin Baxter's photographic images of Edinburgh.
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