ART listings


EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place, 221 6000. Daily lOam—Spm.

Masters Of Design Exhibition (MDes) Thu 9—Wed 15 Dec. An exhibition of work by students on the Masters of Design course, featuring glass, interior design, furniture, photography, illustration, film/I'V, animation and graphic design.

EDINBURGH WORLD HERITAGE TRUST (Formerly New Town Conservation Trust), 13a Dundas Street, 557 5222. Mon-Fri 9am-1pm & 2-5pm.

Princes Street: Unexecuted Designs 1767-1999 Until Fri 31 Dec. Plans and designs for Edinburgh’s major thoroughfare, Princes Street, which were never executed.


88 Lothian Road, 229 5932.

Western Landscapes Until Sat 4 Dec. Recent works by Alison Young.

In Oceania Sat 4 Dec-Sat 8 Jan. A journey through the South Seas

photo ra hed by Patrick Richardson. Artlin Photography Exhibition Sat 4 Decéat 8 Jan. An Artlink photography exhibition which describes the community of four people who live in Edinburgh.


45 Market Street, 225 2383. Mon—Sat llam-6pm; Sun noon-5 m.

Flower Show (Forget- e-Not) Until Sat 15 Jan. This group exhibition brings together the work of thirteen international artists who depict or use flowers in their practice. The show comprises paintings, drawings, photographs, installations and real and mechanical flowers, with works by Anya Gallacio, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Michael Landy, Lisa Milroy and Olaf Nicolai. See review.


57 lnverleith Row, 552 3823. Daily noon-6pm.

Zahlm Gibor Until Thu 23 Dec. A collection of contemporary modern artworks spanning fifteen years by Zahlm Gibor.


7 Grassmarket, 229 7884. Mon-Sat 10am—6 m; Sun noon-5pm.

Inspire Until Sun 16 Jan. Mixed media paintings by Janine Jaques inspired by India and the African landscape.


6 Carlton Terrace, 556 4441. Wed-Sat 10am—5pm.

Emily Young Until Sat 8 Jan. Exhibiting at the gallery earlier in the year, as part of Summer Sculpture, London-based stone sculptor Emily Young presents a solo exhibition of new work. See review. Emma Ford Until Sat 8 Jan. Felt wall- hangings by London-based artist Emma Ford.


28 St Stephen Street, 226 5449. Mon-Fri 9.30am—5pm.

Underworld Mon 6 Dec-Sat 4 Mar. Edinburgh College of Art graduate Jon Harker explores language in an exhibition of paintings.


13 Randolph Crescent, 225 5366. Mon-Fri 9.30am—6.30pm; Sat 9.30am—1.30pm.

La Bande Dessinee Until Thu 23 Dec. An exhibition looking at the history of ‘la bande dessinee’, which is an inheritance of the ‘serials’ of the 19th century, that appeared weekly in major newspapers. Balzac, Dumas and Zola are among the authors who pularised this technique. Balzac. lJn onde A Part: La Comedic Humaine Until Thu 23 Dec. To celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Honore de Balzac, this documentary exhibition looks at his monumental work La Comedic Humaine.

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Flop Fri 10 Dec—Sun 30 Jan. This group show of work by four young artists based in France and Scotland features the work of Nathalie de Briey, who through installations and photographs looks at the marks clothes leave on the body; Mark Beever examines the relationship between design and plasticians; Neal Beggs shows preparations for an exhibition which will be displayed in the 200 Gallery, Nantes in the year 2000 and Sharon Kivland centres her work around the Freudian Centre of Research and Analysis.

Angel face: Sculpture by Emily Young Is exhibited at the lngleby Gallery

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

Eileen Agar 1899—1 991: A Centenary Exhibition Until 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 objects. See feature, age ????? Elizabeth Blackad er Until 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-19505 and large-scale floral and still life works.

NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound, 624 6200 (recorded information 332 2266). Mon—Sat lOam—Spm; 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 dis lay is Titian’s Diana And Callisto. Rena ssance 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 lOam-S 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 Arnold’s view of China; Franck’s study of social groups in the Gaelic speaking Tory Island in Ireland; Meiselas’ disturbing images of Nicaragua, El Salvador and the Mexican/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. See review.


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


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

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 10am-5.30pm.

Jean Jones Roberton Until Wed 5 Jan. Watercolour paintings exploring colour and mood.

Maureen Purcell Until Wed 5 Jan. Maureen Purcell captures the changing weather of the West Coast of Scotland in an exhibition of watercolour and pastel paintings.


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

Brian Johnson Until Thu 30 Dec. Scottish and Tuscan landscape paintings.


lnverleith House, 552 7171. Wed-Sun Ham-3.30pm.

Absolut Open Until 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; Callum Innes, Jim Birrell and Susan Daniel-McElroy, the exhibition includes the work of Ross Birrell, Sarah Felton, Marianne Greated, Louise Hopkins, Andrew Kerr, Michele Lazenby, Alan Shipway and others.


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

Derek McGuire Until Fri 14 Jan. New paintings by Edinburgh artist Derek McGuire.


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

The Alastair Salvesen Scholarship Exhibition - Janet Swailes Until 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.

World's Aids Day Launch Until Tue 7 Dec. An exhibition of works by HIV Positive artists, with proceeds of sales going to the Steve Retson Project, Glasgow, The Gay Lesbian Centre, Glasgow, Gay Men’s Health, Edinburgh and Pride Scotland.

Severa Rech Cassarino and Peter Booney Wed 8—Fri 31 Dec. Recent works by South African artists Severa Rech Cassarino and Peter Booney.


23 Cockbum Street, 622 6200. Tue—Sat 10am-6pm.

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 Faimington, Andrew Grassie, Alex Hartley, Andrew Holmes, John Salt and Paul Winstanley.

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner . . . Until Sat 4 Dec. (Upstairs @ Stillsgé Participants from Grindlay Court ntre 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.

Messages From The Future Fri 10 Dccéat 29 Jan. Looking at the theme of ‘visions for the future’, primary school children in Edinburgh worked with artists Kenny Bean and Lindsay Perth in the gallery’s new digital lab and darkrooms, to create both digital and chemical photography. See Kids listings for details of Saturday workshops.


University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, 650 2211. Tue—Sat loam—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.

24 ROYAL CIRCUS 24 Royal Circus, 226 2769. By a pointment.

roline McNairn Until Mon 20 Dec. Pastels celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of the Russian writer Pushkin by Scottish artist Caroline McNaim.