FESTIVAL ART LISTINGS continued
Fractured Dreams/Journey's End Until Thu 19 Aug. A temporary installation by Istanbul-based artist Consuelo Echeverria exploring attitudes and issues surrounding the Muslim community living in the West. Projected on to the west end of St Giles’ Cathedral, a video montages a diverse range of Muslims living in the West walking through the columns of Edinburgh’s National Monument which is situated on Calton Hill.
This section lists museums currently showing temporary exhibitions.
MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND
Chambers Street, 247 4219. Mon~Sat 10am—5pm (8pm Tue); Sun noon—5pm. £3 (£1.50); under 185 free. This is the newest addition to our national museum selection and the only one dedicated solely to Scotland’s history and heritage. The building contains ﬁve thematically- arranged exhibitions, moving from pre- history, through the Industrial Revolution, to the present day, at which point national heroes such as Billy Connolly and Elaine C. Smith get involved.
The Parliament Of Scotland Until Wed 1 Sep. This display traces the history and origins of parliaments in Scotland including exhibits of the statues of Justice and Mercy and the only known illustration of the former parliament of Scotland in session. The silver mace symbolising the authority of the Parliament presented by the Queen on the opening of the Parliament goes on display for ﬁve weeks.
NEWHAVEN HERITAGE MUSEUM Newhaven Harbour, 551 4165. Mon—Sat noon-5pm. Free. Memorabilia and reconstructed scenes tell the story of Newhaven and its sea-going heritage, from its origins as a naval dockyard to its continued use as a ﬁshing port. Photographic Memories Until Thu 30 Sep. Photographs by Hill and Adamson, taken in the 18405 and contemporary portraits by Miles Tubb, linking past and present generations in Newhaven.
ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND
2 Chambers Street, 247 4219. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm (8pm Tue); Sun noon—5pm. £3 (£1.50); under 185 free. A 19th century museum housing international collections of natural history, geology, science, technology and the decorative arts, plus two permanent exhibitions: Art & Industry and The Ivy Wu Gallery.
Octo International Until Sun 12 Sep. Three weavers, three architect/furniture
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makers and two textile printers make up this artists’ collective from Denmark. Combining their skills, the group create an installation of furnishings which reflect contemporary Danish design today.
Sentimental Journey - A History Of Souvenirs Until Sun 9 Jan. From the earliest forms of souvenirs dating from Pilgrim times to the tacky seaside kiss- me-quick hat, this fascinating exhibition traces the history of the souvenir with a displa of over 500 objects.
Hisas i Momose - Paperworks Until Fri 12 Nov. (Ivy Wu Gallery). Paper works by Japanese artist Hisashi Momose. See review.
Crowns And Roses Until Sun 26 Sep. An exhibition looking at Norwegian folk costume featuring detailed costumes.
Lady Stair’s House, Lady Stair’s Close, 529 4901. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm. Free. A treasure-house of items relating to three of Scotland’s most famous writers: Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott.
George Mackay Brown (1921-1996) Until Tue 31 Aug. Free. An exhibition celebrating the life and literary
achievements of George Mackay Brown.
Strange fruits: work by Julliana Capes is on show at Cyberia
lEOTURES & EVENTS
City Art Centre Open Studio Thu 19 Aug, 10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30—3.30pm. City Art Centre. Meet Pia Lazinger, the
.artist-in-residence at the City Art Centre
and see some of her work.
The East India Company: 400 Years Of Trading And Turmoul Thu 19 Aug, 12.45pm. Royal Scottish Academy. Author Anthony Wild gives a talk. Rocky Landscape by Thomas Gainsborough Fri 20 Aug, 12.45pm. National Gallery of Scotland. Curator at Gainsborough House, Hugh Belsey talks about his work.
Minds Meetings Fri 20 Aug, 5.30pm. Royal Fine Art Commission Bakehouse Close. A series of informal seminars to accompany the Flesh + Stone exhibitions at RIAS Gallery and at the Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland. In New Designs For Learning, speakers Dick Cannon, Father Adrian Porter SJ, Mark Fresson and lvor Lloyd, discuss St Aloysius College Junior School and Abertay University Library.
Elegant Gestures Of The Drowned After Max Ernst by Steven Campbell Mon 23 Aug, 12.45pm. National Gallery of Modern Art. Victoria Keller talks about Steven Campbell’s work.
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Roger Lloyd Pack Tue 24 Aug, 4pm. Free. Royal Botanic Garden. Roger Lloyd Pack alias Trigger of Only Fools And Horses reads from the try John Keats. Continuing History - Architecture Of Its Time And Place Tue 24 Aug, 12.45pm. Royal Scottish Academy. Architect Richard Murphy ives a talk. Two Scottish Palaces An Their Landscapes By Alexander Keirinex Wed 25 Aug, 12.45pm. National Portrait Gallery. Landscape historian Christopher Dingwall puts Alexander Kerinex’s work under the spotli ht.
The Uncut Clot - From Seringapatam To Contemporary Scotland Thu 26 Aug, 12.45pm. Royal Scottish Academy. A talk given by Elizabeth Guest.
The Tiger And The Thistle Thu 26 Aug, 2-5pm. £5 (£2.50). RoyaLSociety of Edinburgh, 22—26 George Street. Booking essential on 0131 240 5000. The Royal Society of Edinburgh present this half-day symposium in association with the National Galleries of Scotland, to coincide with the Festival exhibition at the National Gallery of Scotland which marks the 200th anniversary of the storming of Seringapatam by the British and the death othpu Sultan, ruler of the kingdom of Mysore in South India.