ART listings


NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road, 624 6200 (recorded information 332 2266). Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2-5pm. Cafe. A display of recent acquisitions by a line-up 0 big British names,‘includin Damien Hirst, Rachel Whiteread and therine Yass together with a display of works by prominent 20th century artists, including Picasso, Matisse, Moore, Hockney and Beliany.

Eileen Agar 1899-1991: A Centenary Exhibition Wed 1 Dec-Sun 27 Feb. £4 (£3). British surrealist painter Eileen Agar was the only female artist chosen to exhibit alongside Picasso, Max Ernst and Joan Miro in the 1936 London International Surrealist Exhibition. To celebrate her centenary, an exhibition of over 120 works from private and public collections featuring oils, acrylics, collages, watercolours, photographs and found ob'ects.

Elizabet Blackadder Wed 1 Dec—Mon 7 Feb. Free. An exhibition bringing together twenty oils and works on paper spanning the career of Falkirk-bom painter, Elizabeth Blackadder. included in the show are artists’ sketchbooks, drawings and gouaches of the Italian landscape created in the mid 19503 and large-scale floral and still life works.

NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound, 624 6200 (recorded information 332 2266). Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2-5pm. An impressive collection of works from the Renaissance to Post-Impressionism, by artists including Raphael, Rembrandt, Titian, Poussin, Degas, Van Gogh and Monet along with work by 18th and 19th century Scottish artists. Recently returned to display is 'i'ltian’s Diana And Callisto.

Renaissance Master Bronzes From The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford: The Fortnum Collection Until Sun 5 Dec. Free. An impressive collection of bronzes, maiolica and other works of art from the collection of C.D.E. Fortnum (1820—1899).


Queen Street, 624 6200 (recorded information 332 2266). Mon-Sat

10am—5 m; Sun 2-5pm. Cafe.

Art An Business Until Sun 23 Jan. The business and commerce industries have created the wealth of Scotland, shaping the country’s towns and cities. This exhibition features contemporary portraits including images of current wealth creators.

Magna Brava: The Magnum Women Photographers Until Sun 30 Jan. £2.50 (£1.50). The great women Magnum photographers - Eve Arnold, Martine Franck, Susan Meiselas, Inge Morath and the late Marilyn Silverstone - show work from around the globe. Over 180 photographs are on display, which are both poignant and stunning examples of documentary photography. The subject matter ranges from Amold’s view of China; Franck’s study of social groups on the Gaelic speaking Tory Island in Ireland; Meiselas’ disturbing images of Nicaragua, El Salvador and the Mexian/American border; Morath‘s vision of New York and Silverstone’s work in India, Pakistan and Tibet. This exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Marilyn Silverstone who died in September.

THE NEW STREET EXHIBITION SPACE 14 New Street, 558 7604. Mon-Sun noon-5 m.

Buber arnia Until Sun 21 Nov. An exhibition of rubber sculptures and constructions by Ailie Rutherford and Rachel Moffat.


Light Cafe Bar, 7 Clerk Street, 0131 667 0971. Mon-Fri 6—11pm; Sat & Sun 2-11pm.

Light Relief Until Fri 3 Dec. To open the newly refurbished Light Cafe Bar, artists Catriona Bell, Emma J. McCann, Ruth McLeod, Genevieve Waites and Holly

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Wright present an exhibition of print and photography, using both traditional techniques and digital media.


75-79 Cumberland Street, 557 1020. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am—4 m. Abigail McLellan Until Thu 25 ov. Recent paintin .

Jonathan Gibgss Until Thu 25 Nov. A retrospective exhibition of wood

engravin .

Lara Sco ie Until Thu 25 Nov. Ceramics. On A Small Scale Sat 27 Nov-Fri 24 Dec. A selling exhibition of paintings by gallery artists.

Christmas Show ZSat 27 Nov-Fri 24 Dec. Ceramics, glass, sculpture and wood by invited gallery artists

Natalie Vardey Sat 27 Nov-Fri 24 Dec. Contemporary jewellery.


21 St Leonard’s Lane, 662 1612. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun noon-4pm.

Christmas Exhibition Until Thu 23 Dec. Annual festive exhibition featuring artefacts and jewellery from India, tribal rugs, kilims and bags from Asia and hand- made ceramics from Spain.

with all proceeds of the sale going to the Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre in Edinburgh. Elizabeth Blackadder, John Brown, John Houston, George McPherson and Edward Summerton are among the artists whose work is on sale.


Howard Bar, Grindlay Street, 248 4848. Openin during performance times. Kirsty mith Until Sat 20 Nov. Recent drawings and paintings.

Christmas Poster Exhibition Mon 29 Nov-Sat 8 Jan. Edinburgh schools were invited to design a poster for the Lyceum’s Christmas show, Peter Pan. The winning entry by Gavin McKay, along with a selection of entries, goes on display.


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

Grace O'Connor Until Fri 19 Nov. 10am—6pm. Paintings by recent graduate of the Royal Academy Schools in London and previous prize-winner of the ROSL Commonwealth Travel Scholarship. Derek McGuire Wed 24 Nov-Fri 14 Jan. New paintings by Edinburgh artist Derek McGuire.


(WASPS) Patriothaii Studios, off 48 Hamilton Place, 225 1289. Tue—Sat noon-5pm; Sat noon-4pm.

Nicoiet Boots and Michael Fischer Sat 20 Nov-Wed 1 Dec. Paintings detailing movement and dance by Nicolet Boots and screen sculptures by Michael Fischer.


2—6 Calton Road, 557 2925. Daily 10am-1am.

Down Under Until Tue 21 Dec. An exhibition of work by Edinburgh-based photographer Reuben Paris, taken on a recent trip to Australia.


Clerk Street, 667 7776. Mon-Sat loam-5.30pm.

Barbara Sumner Until Sat 27 Nov. Self- taught watercolourist and laboratory scientist, Barbara Sumner presents work with a particular focus on botanical subjects.

Odette Kemp Until Sat 27 Nov. Born in France, but a long time resident of Midlothian, Odette Kemp’s work has been exhibited all over Scotland.

Jean Jones Roberton Mon 29 Nov-Wed 5 Jan. Watercolour paintings exploring colour and mood.

Maureen Purcell Mon 29 Nov—Wed 5 Jan. Maureen Purcell captures the changing weather of the West Coast in an exhibition of watercolour and pastel paintings.


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

Brian Johnson Thu 18 Nov-Thu 30 Dec. Scottish and Tuscan landscape paintings.


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

Sole Practitioners Until Sun 28 Nov. An exhibition of illustrations of the work of sole practitioner architect’s practices in Scotland.


Inverleith House, 552 7171. Wed—Sun Ham-3.30pm.

Absolut Open Sun 21-Thu 2 Dec. Absolut Vodka support this new exhibition of contemporary art in Scotland, open to artists living and working in Scotland. Selected by leading figures of the Scottish art scene; Cailum Innes, Jim Birrell and Susan Daniel-McEiroy, the exhibition includes the work of Ross Birrell, Sarah Felton, Marianne Greated, Louise Hopkins, Andrew Kerr, Michele Lazenby, Alan Shipway and others. The winner will be announced on Sat 20 Nov, between 5-6pm at a special preview. See review. Art In The Winter Garden Sat 7 & Sun 28 Nov. (Caledonian Hail, 10am—3.30pm). A chance to buy an original piece of art,


Tire Mound, 225 6671. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2-5pm.

The Alastair Salvesen Scholarship Exhibition - Janet Swailes Fri 19 Nov-Wed 15 Dec. Scholarship winner Janet Swailes shows the fruits of her residency in Italy, with an exhibition of new work.


29b Dundas Street, 467 3937. Mon-Fri 11am-7pm.

Launch Exhibition Until Fri 19 Nov. This new gallery in Edinburgh’s New Town opens with an exhibition of paintings by Scottish and South African artists including work by Richard Demarco, Liz Murray, Marian Levin and Robert Siingsby, Geoffrey Bullen-Smith and Deborah Poynton.


The Scotch House, 39—41 Princes Street, 3rd floor, 556 1252. Mon-Sat 9am-5pm; Sun noon-5pm.

Leaves Until Tue 30 Nov. New work by

mixed media sculptor Dale Joseph Rowe.

SCOTTISH GALLERY 16 Dundas Street, 558 1200. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am—4 m. Flora Book ‘Until We 24 Nov. Jewellery by American artist Flora Book. Katie Horsman Memorial Exhibition Until Wed 24 Nov. Ceramics and

aintin . Slack nd White Christmas Mon 29 Nov-Fri 24 Dec. A mixed exhibition of applied arts featuring jewellery, ceramics, glass, wood, metal and textiles.

na Lambert Mon 29 Nov-Fri 24 Dec.

Ceramics. Christmas Show Mon 29 Nov-Fri 24 Dec. A mixed exhibition of paintings by

Screenprints and etchings by Myrtle Ashmole, with 20% of the sales going to the Carrifran Wiidwood Project, which aims to recreate a prehistoric woodland in the Southern Uplands of Scotland.

STILLS 23 Cockbum Street, 622 6200. Tue-Sat


Postcards On Photography Until Sat 4 Dec. A major touring exhibition focusing on British, photo-realist painting and sculpture including work by Jason Brooks, Mark Faintington, Andrew Grassie, Alex Hartley, Andrew Holmes, John Salt and Paul Winstanle .

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner . . . Until Sat 4 Dec. (Upstairs @ Stills). Participants from Grindlay Court Centre worked with artists Neville Blaszk and Lawrence Nowosad using liquid light photography emulsion to print photographs onto plates for guests they would like to invite to dinner.


University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, 650 2211. Tue-Sat 10am—5pm.

Ainslie Yule Until Sat 18 Dec. Scottish artist Ainslie Yule presents new sculpture in his first solo show in Scotland for more than a decade.


36 Dundas Street, 556 6366. Mon-Fri 11am—6 m; Sat 10.30am-4pm. Linda C ark Until Sat 27 Nov. Recent paintings.


Traverse Theatre Bar, Cambridge Street, 228 1404. Daily 10am-midnight. Representations Of Freedom Until Thu 25 Nov. Amnesty International selected 80 influential people in Scotland and asked them to draw an image which represented freedom. The result is a selection of pictures by celebrities including Annie Lennox, Gordon Brown, Richard Wilson, Muriel Gray and Sharieen Spiteri. The works will be auctioned on Thu 25 Nov with all proceeds going to Amnesty international.


This section lists museums currently showing temporary exhibitions.


42 High Street, 529 4142. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Free.

On The Crest Of A Wave Until Sat 27 Nov. Through memorabilia and musical memories, this exhibition celebrates the 40th Edinburgh Gang Show.


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

gallery artists. which point national heroes such as Billy Paul Reid Mon 29 Nov-Fri 24 Dee. Connolly and Elaine C. Smith get Figurative paintings. involved.


5 Barony Street, 478 7440. Tue-Sat 10am-6pm.

Contemporary Scottish Art And Design Until Thu 25 Nov. This new gallery and shop features a selection of hand-woven and embroidered rugs and textiles by Turkoman, Uzbek, Beluchi and Aimay tribes, plus a changing programme of contemporary Scottish art and design, including fumiture and frames by Robin Wood, paintings by Yorg Johnston, Aife McGovern and Bill Holmes, etchings by Juan Arkotxa, ceramics by Kate Masters and Ed Iglehart.


58 Ratcliffe Terrace, 667 1966. Mon 9am-5pm; The-Fri 9am-6pm; Sat 10am-5pm.

Myrtle Ashmole Until Fri 26 Nov.

2 Chambers Street, 247 4219. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm (8pm Tue); Sun noon-5pm. £3 (£1.50); under 183 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.

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