ART listings

ART LISTINGS continued

Hopkins, Andrew Kerr, Michele Lazenby, Alan Shipway and others. See review.

THE NEW STREET EXHIBITION SPACE 14 New Street, 558 7604. Daily noon—5pm.

Agua Until Mon 17 Jan. Ham-6.30pm. Glasgow-based artists Oaksbark exhibit a cross-media interactive installation of sculpture, music and video.


61 Bread Street, 477 4525. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm.

Christmas Exhibition Until Fri 31 Dec. This new network of contemporary galleries for Edinburgh’s Bread Street opens with a Christmas exhibition of artworks by over 40 Scottish artists, comprising painting, jewellery. ceramics, sculpture and lighting. The remaining two gallery spaces open in the New Year. See preview.


75-79 Cumberland Street, 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm. On A Small Scale Until Fri 24 Dec. A selling exhibition of paintings by gallery artists.

Christmas Show Until Fri 24 Dec. Ceramics, glass, sculpture and wood by invited galle artists.

Natalie Var ey Until 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.


Howard Bar, Grindlay Street, 248 4848. O ening during performance times.

C ristmas Poster Exhibition Until 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. Foyer Exhibition Until Sat 8 Jan. Users of the Grindlay Court Centre present an exhibition of larger-than-life cut-outs inspired by the Lyceum's Christmas show, Peter Pan.


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 l0am—5pm; Sun 2-5pm.

Visual Arts Scotland 99 Until Sat 18 Dec. An exhibition of work by contemporary visual and applied artists featuring work by Peter Howson, Alan Watt and Christie Brown.


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

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

Feelings From Beyond - The Self Until Sun 16 Jan. Drawings and paintings by Whitney Byng.


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 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.

Charles Williamson - Present For The 21st Century Wed 5—Mon 31 Jan. Highlands-based artist Charles Williamson paints in a range of medium, inspired by his travels to Egypt, West Africa, London and Scotland.


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

Black And White Christmas Until Fri 24 Dec. A mixed exhibition of applied arts featuringjewellery, ceramics, glass, wood, metal and textiles.

Anna Lambert Until Fri 24 Dec. Ceramics.

Christmas Show Until Fri 24 Dec. A mixed exhibition of paintings by gallery artists.

Paul Reid Until Fri 24 Dec. Figurative paintings.


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

Contemporary Scottish Art And Design 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.


63 Dublin Street, 557 0480. Tue-Fri llam—Spm; Sat llam—4pm.

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


15 Rutland Square, 229 7205. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm.

GIA Awards 1999 Exhibition Until Thu 23 Dec. 9am—5pm. This year‘s GIA awards received an overwhelming number of entries. The nine categories Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Leisure, Healthcare, Education, Conservation, Small Works and others - celebrate the best of current architecture.


lnverleith House, 552 7171. Wed—Sun Ham—3.30pm. Closed from 24—28 Dec & 31 Dec—4 Jan.

Absolut Open Until Sun 9 Jan. 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 Created, Louise

86 THE LIST 16 Dec 1999—6 Jan 2000


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

Christmas Exhibition Until Fri 7 Jan. Mixed media works by local artists including original works and screenprints.

STILLS 23 Cockburn Street, 622 6200. Tue—Sat 10am—6pm.

Messages From The Future Until Sat 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 photogra by. Lapland: 'Jesus, Mary And Josep‘hl Until Sat 29 Jan. Upstairs (9i, Stills. For something a little different for Christmas, Glasgow ‘5 Lapland present a unique selling exhibition of contemporary art and design. featuring limited edition light works, desktop games, T-shirts and sculpture.


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

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—6pm; Sat 10.30am—4pm. Christmas Exhibition Until Fri 31 Dec. Jewellery by Sheana Stephen, sculpture by Walter Awlson. ceramics by Ian and Maggie Kinnear and paintings by over 60 gallery artists.


24 Royal Circus. 226 2769. By appointment.

Caroline McNairn Until Thu 16 Dec. Pastels celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of the Russian writer Pushkin by Scottish artist Caroline McNairn.

This section lists museums currently showing temporary exhibitions. HUNTLY HOUSE 142 Canongate, 529 4143. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Free.

Changing Stories Until Sat 22 Jan. Local people living near the museum tell their stories irt images, songs and words as the area undergoes major environmental

_ changes.


Chambers Street, 247 4219. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm (8pm Tue): Sun noon—5pm. £3 (£1.50); under 18s 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.


2 Chambers Street, 247 4219. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm (Tue 8pm); Sun noon—5pm. £3 (£1.50); under 18s free. A 19th century museum housing intemational collections of natural history. geology. science. technology and the decorative arts. plus two permanent exhibitions: .‘l rt A" Industry and The Ivy Il'u 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 wreckage. In Alphabet. four British artists explore the use of text in artists' books. The final stage of the exhibition, Structure And Surface looks at traditionally~crafted books and book-bindings by top contemporary binders.

The AIDS Memorial Quilts Exhibition Until Sun 30 Jan. An exhibition organised by the Names Project (UK) comprising fourteen quilts goes on display in remembrance and celebration of the lives of people who have died from AIDS. The AIDS Memorial Quilt was first seen in the UK on World AIDS Day in London, 1988. Eartth Paradise The Mountain In Chinese Decorative Art Until Thu 11

May. An exhibition exploring the use of mountains in Chinese decorative art,

featuring works in lacquer. wood, jade. ceramics and print.

Millennium Clock Until Sun 31 Dec. A chance to view Russian mechanical sculptor Eduard Bersudsky‘s work in progress as he creates a millennium clock for the museum, a kinetic sculpture, measuring nine metres high. The clock will chime for the first time at noon on 1 Jan 2000 to ring in the new century. Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre Until Sun 23 Jan. To complement the construction of the ‘millennium clock’, Eduard Bersudsky and Tatiana Jakovskaia‘s kinetic theatre

goes on display. Created from carved wood and scrap metal. the sculpture tells stories of the human spirit struggling against life and death. ;

WRITERS' MUSEUM Lady Stair's' Ilouse, Lady Stair's Close,

529 4901 Mon—Sat loam—5pm. Free. Artists On Stamps L'nril Sat 25 Mar. To celebrate the release of the Royal Mail‘s December set of rztillennium stamps which commemorate artists. an exhibition on the theme of writers featured on the stamps.


I52 Nethergate, 01382 432000. Tue—Wed.

Sat ck Sun 10.30am 5.30pm; 'l‘hti & Fri

new body of work by Ay rshire-born

Christine Borland. Shortlisted for the

111.3(lam—b‘pm. Christine Borland t‘ntil Sun 23 Jan. A

Turner Prize in 1991‘, this major solo exhibition features DNA samples

suspended in gel. translucent bleached leaves and video projections of jellyfish. See review.




; 20 West High Street. 111307 464123. Mon—Sat Illam—5pm. Angus Artists Xmas Extravaganza

lintil Sat 8 Jan. .-\ fcstiy c mixed media works by ;:

exhibition of selection of


1 Greenock

MCLEAN MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY 15 Kelly Sou-1.01475 715624. Mon—Sat Ilium—5pm

Urban ZOO I'ntil Filll 23 Dec. Paintings. photographs and sounds by this years artist-in-residence at I-dirilnirgli Yoo.

. Lesley Banks.

Stanton srenron GALLERY

f 01368 850256. Mon—Sun noon-~5pm

(closed 'Ihu). Stars Of The East Until Fri 24 Dec tk Fri

; 7—Wed 12 Jan. Festive gifts and ideas for the home by artists and craftspeoplc.


lectures & events


; Imagining The Future Thu 16 Dec. 6pm. £4.25 (£2). Glasgow Film Theatre. Rector ' of'l'he Royal College of Art. Chris

; Frayling discusses how designers in film

i have seen the future of the city.

; Paintings On Railings Sat 18 tv Sun 19

Dec, ltlam—6pm. Gallery Of Modern Art

Railings. Royal Fxchange Square. ()pen art fair.

i Edinburgh

Three Legends Of St Nicholas Fri 17 Dec, 12.45pm. Frce. National (iallery of

Scotland. Michael (.‘assin talks about

Cierard David's work.

, Ross Birrell Sat 18Dec. 2pm. Free. Royal Botanic Garden. The artist giy es a talk on f his work currently on show at the gallery. i Elizabeth Blackadder In Conversation

With Siobhan Daugherty Mon 21) Dec. 12.45pm. Free. National (iallcry of Modern Art. Siobhan Dougherty talks to artist Elizabeth Blackadder

Arthur Kay by Sir James Gunn Wed 22

Dec. 12.45pm. Free. National Portrait

Gallery. Robin Baillie talks about Sir

James Gunn's portrait.

John Reith, 1st Baron Of Stonehaven by Sir Oswald Birley Wed 5 Jan. 12.45pm. Free. National Portrait (iallery.

Molly Donacltie giyes’ a talk.

I Dundee

Christine Borland Sat its Dec. 2—2.30pm. Free. Dundee Contemporary Arts. DCA Director Andrew Nairne gives a talk on the work of artist Christine Borland.