galleries 0 museums o lectures 8. events
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.
Art Exhibition Until Thu 26 Aug. (Visitor Centre, open daily 11am-4pm). Paintings by Jon, Sheila Faber, Allan McAneny and Duncan Brown.
ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS
9 Hill Square, 527 1600. Mon-Fri 10am-4 m; Sat 10am-1pm.
Henry ade 1876-1955 Until Sat 4 Sep. An exhibition celebrating the life and work of Henry Wade, one of 2. Edinburgh’s most famous surgeon/soldiers.
ROYAL FINE ART COMMISSION Bakehouse Close, 146 Canongate, 556 6699. Daily llam—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.
ROYAL OVER-SEAS HOUSE
Landings Gallery, 100 Princes Street, 225 1501. Daily 10am—6pm.
Joe Amenechi and Galronga J. Galtonga Until Fri 10 Sep. TWO African artists show new work.
ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY
The Mound, 225 6671. Mon-Sat 10am—6pm; Sun 11am—5pm. Connections Until Sun 19 Sep. New works by Royal Scottish Academy members and their guests featuring painting, sculpture, printmaking and architecture.
ST MARY'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL
Picardy Place, Mon-Fri 11am-5pm; Sat lOam—7pm; Sun 9am—8.30pm.
Seven Last Words Of Christ On The Cross Until Sun 29 Aug. (Porch area). Inspired by the Christian Gospels and James Macmillan’s work of the same name, an installation of large-scale ink drawings by Anne Devine.
16 Dundas Street, 558 1200. Mon-Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am-4pm.
Giovanni Corvaja and Jacqueline Ryan Until Wed 1 Sep. Contemporary jewellery.
Driven To Abstraction Until Wed 1 Sep. A selection of vessels by various artists including Ken Eastman, Nicholas Rena, Darren Stokes, Helen Talbot, Simone ten Hompel, John Ward and Rachael Woodman.
James Morrison Until Wed 1 Sep. East and west coast landscape paintings. Alexandra Gardner Sat 4-Wed 29 Sep. New paintings.
Liz Lowe Sat 4—Wed 29 Sep. Glass. Jane Hamlyn Sat 4-Wed 29 Sep. Ceramics.
THE SOUTHSIDE GALLERY
58 Ratcliffe Terrace, 667 1966. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm; Sat 10am-5pm.
Festival Exhibition Until Sat 28 Aug. A selection of work by contemporary artists.
ST JOHN'S CHURCH
Princes Street, 661 6000. Mon-Sat 11am-6pm.
West End Craft And Design Fair Until Sat 28 Aug. Contemporary arts and crafts, all for sale.
STEEL BELLA VENUE
George IV Bridge, entrance on Victoria Street, 226 5138. Daily 10am-6pm. Can I Kiss You? Until Sat 28 Aug. A talking installation of paintings, robots and plants.
23 Cockbum Street, 622 6200. Tue-Sat 10am-6pm.
Welcome Until Sat 25 Se . Work by artists Emily Bates, Nina aunders and Nicky Hoberrnan, 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. Hoberrnan paints 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.
26 North West Circus Place, 225 5355. Mon-Sat 8.30am—8pm; Sun 11am—8pm. Colin Baxter‘s Edinburgh Until Mon 30 Aug. Limited edition prints of Colin Baxter’s photographic images of Edinburgh.
STUDIO ONE GALLERY
10 Stafford Street, 226 5812. Mon—Sat 9.30am—6pm; Sun noon-5.30pm. Magic Carpets Until Mon 30 Aug. Carpets and rugs by Lorraine Statham.
TALBOT RICE GALLERY
University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, 650 2211. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2-5pm.
Terra Nullius - Rob Maclaurin Until Sat 11 Sep. Following his travels to Australia and Tasmania, Rob Maclaurin shows a new series of landscape paintings.
THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place, 226 5425. Daily 9.30am—9.30pm. Andrew Testa Until Mon 30 Aug. Photographs by award-winning journalist plhotographer Andrew Testa.
abil Shaban Until Mon 30 Aug. Computer art by Nabil Shaban, the co- founder of the Graeae Theatre Company, Britain’s ﬁrst professional national theatre for disabled performers.
36 Dundas Street, 556 6366. Mon—Fri llam—6pm; Sat 10.30am-4pm.
Anne Gordon and Joyce Borland Until Sat 4 Sep. New paintings.
Sheana M. Stephen Until Sat 4 Sep. New jewellery inspired by classical themes and techniques.
Atrium, Cambridge Street, 228 1404. Daily 10am—midnight.
Dazzle Until Sat 4 Sep. Contemporary jewellery selling exhibition.
24 ROYAL CIRCUS
24 Royal Circus, 226 2769. Mon—Sat llam-6pm.
Oneness Until Sat 4 Sep. The ﬁrst British showing of work by Russian artist and graduate of the Tbilisi Academy of Art, Guennadi Vassilkov and Chinese/German artist Walter Ding.
This section lists museums currently showing temporary exhibitions.
142 Canongate, 529 4143. Mon-Sat 10am-5 m. Free.
It's No alm Beach Sat 28 Aug-Sat 13 Nov. Free. An exhibition of prints by Jules George focusing on people of African descent living in Edinburgh.
MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND
Chambers Street, 247 4219. Mon-Sat lOam—Spm (8pm Tue); Sun noon-5pm. £3 (£1.50); under 183 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 lOam-Spm (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 1 Wu Gallery. t Octo Internationa Until Sun 12 Sep. Three weavers, three architect/fumiture 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.
Crowns And Roses Until Sun 26 Sep. An exhibition looking at Norwegian folk costpme featuring detailed costumes.
Lady Stair’s House, Lady Stair’s Close, 529 4901. Mon—Sat lOam-Spm. Free. A tre ure-house of items relating to three of otland’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.
LECTURES & EVENTS
The Uncut Cloth - 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). Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22—26 George Street. Booking essential on 0131 240 5000. The Royal Society of Edinburgh presents 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 of Ttpu Sultan, ruler of the kingdom of Mysore in South India. Murdo Macdonald Fri 27 Aug, 2.30pm. Free. Talbot Rice Gallery. Murdo Macdonald is in conversation with Rob Maclaurin, whose work is currently on show in the gallery.
Three Ages Of Man By Titian Fri 27 Aug, 12.45pm. National Gallery of Scotland. Michael Cassin talks about Titian ’5 work.
Pose Work For Plinths By Bruce McLean Mon 30 Aug, 12.45pm. National Gallery of Modern Art. Siobhan Dougherty gives a talk on the work of Bruce McLean.
Roger Lloyd Pack Mon 30 Aug, 4pm. Free. Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden. Roger Lloyd Pack alias Trigger of Only Fools And Horses reads from John Keats.
The Painting Of Nature In Western Art Tue 31 Aug, 12.45pm. Royal Scottish Academy. Artist John Busby gives a talk. James Grieve by Henry Wright Kerr Wed 1 Sep, 12.45pm. National Portrait Gallery. Nicola Kalinsky talks about this painting by Henry wright Kerr.
City Art Centre Open Studio Thu 2 Sep, 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 UNKNOWN GALLERY
15 St Bernard’s Crescent, Stockbridge, 0797 185 5964. Tue—Sun 10am—5pm. Festival Exhibition Until Mon 30 Aug. A rotating, selling exhibition of artwork by emerging artists from Scotland and the north east, featuring painting, drawings, sculpture and ceramics.
VIEWFORTH CENTRE 104 Gilmore Place, 229 7659. Daily
The West Clare Experience Until Sat 28 Aug. A series of images inspired by the landscape of West Clare by artists working on the Viewforth Production of Dancing At Lughnasa.
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