Norwegian Wood: Crowns And Roses an exhibition of Norwegian folk dress is on show at the Royal Museum Of Scotland

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Inverleith House, 552 7171. Wed-Sun 11am—5 m.

Agnes artin And John McLaughlin Until Sun 31 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 19505. Famous for her geometric, abstract works and rectilinear patterns, Martin continues to be an influential figure. Still painting at the age of 87 here exhibited (she showed work at the gallery in 1974), are fourteen works on canvas completed in the last four years. Showing alongside Martin are paintings and prints by John McLaughlin (1898-1976). 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.


Grindlay Street, 248 4848. Opening hours correspond to performance times.

A Summer Dream Until Sat 2 Oct. (Howard Bar Gallery). Inspired by Shakespeare’s text, Kate Leiper explores the attributes of several well-known Shakespearian characters using birds and other animals.


Landings Gallery, 100 Princes Street, 225 1501. Daily 10am-6pm.

Joe Amenechi and Gakonga .l. Gakonga Until Fri 10 Sep. TWO African artists show new work.


The Mound, 225 6671. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm; Sun 2-5pm. Connections Until Sun 19 Sep. New works by Royal Scottish Academy members and their guests featuring painting, sculpture, printmaking and architecture.


University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, 650 2211. The—Sat lOam—Spm.

Terra Nullius - Rob Maclaurin Until Sat 11 Sep. Following his travels to Australia and Tasmania, Rob Maclaurin shows a new series of landscape paintings.


36 Dundas Street, 556 6366. Mon-Fri llam—6pm; Sat 10.30am-4pm.

Alan R. Anderson Sat ll—Sat 25 Sep. Recent paintings.


Flat 1, 23 Clerk Street, 667 8185. Mon & Tue 10am—8pm.

Habitat Mon 13 & Tue 14 Sep. A vacated flat becomes the exhibition space for new work by Edinburgh College of Art graduates. Based on the theme of ‘habitat’, the works are created between Thu 9—Sun 12 Sep with a public viewing on 13 & 14 Sep.


This section lists museums currently showing temporary exhibitions.


477b High Street, 226 5856. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm. £3.20 (£2.20). Applique, Patchwork And Quilting Exhibition Until Sun 12 Sep. An exhibition of applique, patchwork and quilting used both traditionally and in modern styles.


142 Canongate, 529 4143. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Free.

It's No Palm Beach Until Sat 13 Nov. Free. An exhibition of prints by Jules George focusing on people of African descent living in Edinburgh.

MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND (‘hamhers Street, 247 4219. Mon—Sat

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street, 624 6200 (recorded information 332 2266). Mon—Sat 10am—5 m; Sun 2-5pm. Cafe.

0 Cale onia! Sir Walter Scott And The Creation Of Scotland Until Sun 17 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.

Caroline Rye: The Turin Machine Fri 10—Sun 19 Sep. Free. A performance/installation by artist Caroline Rye who uses a giant pinhole camera to create life-sized photographic self-portraits. Throughout the performance, the public can enter the camera to view the process of exposure and thus witness the act of taking a photograph. See preview.


57 Home Street, 221 1141. Daily 10am—10pm.

Arty In Africa Until Thu 30 Sep. New work by Dundee artist Jane Hall inspired by Ndebele art.


43-45 High Street, 556 9579/2647. Mon—Sat 10am—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.


75-79 Cumberland Street, 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm. Stephen Mangan Until Thu 23 Sep. Recent paintings.

The Best Days Until Thu 23 Sep. An exhibition celebrating 175 years of the Edinburgh Academy by artists associated with the school both past and present. Featured artists include Sir Robin Philpson, F.C.B. Cadell, Craigie Aitchison and Gordon Bryce.

Guy Routledge Until Thu 23 Sep. Recent glass. - Unsearchable Things Until Thu 23 Sep. Contemporary jewellery by Catherine Currell.


21 St Leonard’s Lane, 662 1612. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm; Sun noon—4pm. Cut 8: Dyed Tue 21 Sep—Sun 24 Oct. A selling exhibition of woven and embroidered cloth from all over India, complemented by photographs by Rufus Reade taken during a recent trip to Western Gujarat.


(WASPS) Patriothall Studios, off 48 Hamilton Place, 225 1289. Daily lam-5pm.

Life Drawing Group Thu 9-Wed 22 Sep. Life drawings by a selection of artists.

Joyce Gunn Cairns and Sigrid Shone Thu 23 Sep—Wed 6 Oct. Recent work.


Leith Campus, Duke Street, 317 3800. Mon-Fri 9am—4pm.

Threshold Until Thu 30 Sep. Work by staff and students on the Art Therapy postgraduate course.


Clerk Street, 667 7776. Mon—Sat 10am-5.30pm.

Fragments Until Fri 1 Oct. Paintings inSpired by natural processes by Grays School of Art graduate, Susan Beasley.


63 Dublin Street, 557 0480. Tue—Fri 11am—5 m; Sat 11am—4pm.

About ace Until Sat 11 Sep. New work by Mark lanson and Shelagh Atkinson.


15 Rutland Square, 229 7545. Mon-Fri 9am—5pm; Sat 10am—4pm.‘

Princes Street: A Great Street Once More Until Fri 10 Sep. A small exhibition designed to provoke a debate on the proposed developments for Princes Street.

Translantic Modernism Mon 20 Sep-Fri 1 Oct. An exploration of modern aesthetics in contemporary architecture from award-winning student photographer Matt Laver.


16 Dundas Street, 558 1200. Mon-Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm.

Alexandra Gardner Until Wed 29 Sep. New paintings.

Liz Lowe Until Wed 29 Sep. Glass.

Jane Hamlyn Until Wed 29 Sep. Ceramics.


23 Cockbum Street, 622 6200. Tue—Sat lOam—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. 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.

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.

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 18403 and contemporary portraits by Miles Tubb, linking past and present generations in Newhaven.

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