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 latest addition to our National Museums 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 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 18s 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.
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 display of over 500 objects.
Hisashi Momose - Paperworks Until Fri 12 Nov. (Ivy Wu Gallery). Paper works by Japanese artist Hisashi Momose.
Beyond Bounds - Containers Until Tue 4 Jan. The first stage of a four-part exhibition focusing on artists’ books. Containers features experimental bindings as diverse as pigskin and aircraft wreckage. Part two, Inside/Out runs until Fri 1 Oct and features the work of artist-in-residence, Les Bicknell who makes art book installations from paper and textiles.
Lady Stair’s House, Lady Stair’s Close, 529 4901. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm. Free. Makars' Court Exhibition Sat 9 Oct—Sat 27 Nov. An exhibition celebration the lives of twelve Scottish writers.
DUNDEE CONTEMPORARY ARTS
152 Nethergate, 01382 432000. Tue—Wed, Sat & Sun 10.30am—5.30pm; Thu & Fri 10.30am—8pm.
Tacita Dean - The Sea. With A Ship; Afterwards An Island Until Sun 7 Nov. Shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1998 and best known for her 16mm ﬁlms, Tacita Dean creates large format, chalk on blackboard drawings inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Her short ﬁlm entitled ‘The Structure Of Ice’ (1997) is screened at selected times.
Olafur Eliasson — Your Position Surrounded And Your Surroundings Positioned Until Sun 7 Nov. Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson creates a specially commissioned installation for the gallery, using light and simple materials inspired by man’s perceptions of the natural environment.
Richard Long: Centre For Artists Books Exhibition Until Wed 17 Nov. A selection of publications by Richard Long featuring a number of early are rare books.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
ON THE BURN
22 West Burnside, 01259 742906. Tue—Fri 4—6pm; Sat 9.30am-5.30pm; Sun 1-5.30pm.
Cornton Vale - 1999 Until Sun 31 Oct. Landscapes and etchings by the women of Her Majesty’s Institution, Cornton Vale.
SMITH ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM Dumbarton Road, 01786 471917. Tue—Sat 10.30am-5 m; Sun 2—5pm.
The Brave eart Factor In Scottish Architecture Until Sun 31 Oct. A look at the work J.T. Rochead, architect of the National Wallace Monument.
Urban Zoo Until Sun 24 Oct. Paintings by this year’s artist-in-residence at Edinburgh Zoo, Lesley Banks.
But . . . We Can Dream Until Sun 28 Nov. Paintings and collages by Gladys Mill of Laurieston Landscapes.
Allison Young Until Sun 28 Nov. New paintings by young Edinburgh artist.
Scotland-Wide THE TRAVELLING GALLERY For a detailed itinerary call 0131 529 3682/3930. Opening times vary. The Girl's Room Tour The Travelling Gallery’s new show features the work of Munich-based artist Pia Lanzinger following her residency at the City Art Centre. Through photography, sound and installation, Lanzinger explores issues of gender and space, highlighting the experiences of teenage girls. The tour will be stopping off at the following venues: Dick Institute, Kilmarnock (Fri 8 Oct); Clarnston Halls, East Renfrewshire (Tue 12 Oct); Barrhead Sport Centre (Wed 13 Oct); Eastwood Park, Giffnock (Thu 14 Oct); Neilston Sports Centre (Fri 15 Oct); Rouken Glen Garden Centre (Sat 16 Oct); (\Dlarious Venues, Edinburgh (Tue 19—Sat 23 ct).
lectures & events
Adapt Conference 1999 Thu 7 Oct, 10am—6pm. £75. The Lighthouse. A conference bringing together international experts to discuss the conflict between design and access.
Artists' Talk Sat 9 Oct, 2pm. Fly Gallery. A talk by the exhibiting artists and invited speakers about their work and issues raised by the exhibition.
Swift — Three Artists' Projects In The City Wed 13 Oct, 7pm. Visual Arts Projects, 1st ﬂoor, 14 King Street, 552 6563. Visual Arts Projects have commissioned three artists, Jane Brettle, Shirley MacWilliam and Lucy Skaer to create temporary works for Glasgow. To compliment this project, a series of talks relating to the commissions take place, featuring geographer Dr Joanne Sharp and design historian Helen Jones. International Exchange In The Visual Arts Thu 14 Oct, 7pm. £4 (£2). CCA at McLellan Galleries. A look at the beneﬁts and the downfalls of international art exchanges and residencies. Speakers include artists Steve Hollingsworth, Clare Barclay and Jackie Donachie, and Alan Michael from Transmission Gallery and Amanda Catto from the Scottish Arts Council.
Utopia Reality Resolution Thu 21 & Fri 22 Oct. Glasgow Film Theatre. The National Artists Association Conference which this year focuses on problems facing artists based in Scotland.
The Early History Of Souvenirs Thu 7 Oct, 12.45pm. Royal Museum Of Scotland. Godfrey Evans gives a lecture to link in with the museum’s Sentimental Journey exhibition.
Mrs Hamilton Nisbet Fri 8 Oct, 12.45pm. National Gallery of Scotland. Hugh Belsey, curator at Gainsborough House talks about Thomas Gainsborough’s painting.
Robin Philipson, Themes And Variations Mon 11 Oct, 12.45pm. National Gallery of Modern Art. Sandy Moffat gives a talk about Robin Philipson, whose work is currently on show at the gallery.
Admiral Sir John Ross Wed 13 Oct, 12.45pm. National Portrait Gallery. Jeanne Canniuo discusses Benjamin Rawlinson
Faulkner’s rtrait ainting.
Goss And geste China Souvenirs Thu 14 Oct, 2.30pm. Royal Museum Of Scotland. As part of a series of lectures to link in with the museum’s Sentimental Journey exhibition, Nicholas Pine talks about china souvenirs
Shadow 8: Substance: Rethinking The Antique Cast In Contemporary Culture Fri 15 Oct, 10.30am-3.30pm. £5 (£2). Edinburgh College of Art. A conference organised by Edinburgh Projects in association with the Talbot Rice Gallery’s exhibition Twilight Enclosures by Jim Harold. The talk looks at contemporary re- appraisals of plaster cast collections with presentations of historical research. Speakers include Edward Allington, Dr Jane Lee, Dr Helen Smailes and artist Jim Harold.
The Virgin And Child With Saints Jerome Peter. Francis And An Unidentified Female Saint Fri 15 Oct, 12.45pm. National Gallery of Scotland. Aisla Turner puts Lorenzo botto’s painting under the spotlight.
Gary Hume Sun 17 Oct, 2.30pm. The Dean Gallery. Gary Hume is in conversation with Siobhan Dou herty. Flowers, Fruit And Matters 0 Life And Death: The Still Life Tradition Mon 18 Oct, 12.45pm. National Gallery of Modern Art. A talk by Michael Cassin.
Sir John Buchan, 1st Baron 0f Tweedsmuir Wed 20 Oct, 12.45pm. National Portrait Gallery. David Stafford talks about Thomas John Clapperton’s work.
The Edinburgh International Exhibition Of 1886 Thu 21 Oct, 12.45pm. Royal Museum Of Scotland. Graeme Cruickshank delivers this lecture.
Olafur Eliasson/Tacita Dean Sat 16 Oct, 2—2.45pm. Dundee Contemporary Arts. Curator at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, Paul Nesbitt, leads this lively discussion on the current exhibitions at the
New Media Scotland P.O. Box 25065 Glasgow G1 SYP
TALBOT RICE GALLERY
UNIVERSITY or EDINBURGH OLD COLLEGE, Sourw BRIDGE
a Sculptural photographic installation by
25 SEPT — 30 OCT 1999
and in the round room a new project -
16 Oct — 30 Oct The Bridge
Installation drawing by Kate Downie
Call for proposals from artists, video makers, musicians, writers to create new works using digital technologies.
Digital Art Commissions x 10
Ten artists will receive fees, and specialist training to produce interactive digital artworks..
Moving Image Commissions x 3
in Scotland will
a budget and support to produce short single screen works, produced using video and digital technologies.
Three artists based
For further details and an application pack send a large A4 stamped addressed envelope to:
Or browse: www.mediascot.org
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