ART listings



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

SEDA Members' Exhibition Fri 7-Fri 21 Jan. The Scottish Ecological Design Association present a members’ exhibition, featuring innovative ecological design solutions.


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

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 lnnes, 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.


Howard Bar, Grindlay Street, 248 4848. 0 en 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.

Aimee Reeves Wed 19 Jan-Fri 10 Mar. Recent paintings by Aimee Reeves.


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

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


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

George Devlin Mon 10 Jan—Wed 2 Feb. New landscape paintings from Venice and Provence.

Adam Paxton Mon 10 Jan—Wed 2 Feb. Jewellery.

Felicity Aylieff Mon 10 Jan—Wed 2 Feb. Sculpture.


5 Barony Street, 478 7440. TuewSat 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.


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.


23 Cockbum Street, 622 6200. TueaSat 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 photography.

Lapland: Jesus. Mary And Josephl' Until Sat 29 Jan. Upstairs@Stills. Glasgow’s Lapland present a unique

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Drawings and paintings by Whitney Byng are on display in

selling exhibition of contemporary art and design, featuring limited edition light works, desktop games, T-shirts and sculpture.


36 Dundas Street, 556 6366. Mon-Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 10.30am—4pm.

Pat Kramelt Sat 8—Sat 22 Jan. Landcape paintings in oil.


This section lists museums currently showing temporary exhibitions.


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

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


Chambers Street, 247 4219. Mon—Sat IOam—Spm (Tue 8pm); 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.


2 Chambers Street, 247 4219. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm (Tue 8pm); Sun noon-5pm. £3 (£1.50); under 185 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.

the Sable Gallery, Edinburgh

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.

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 rint.

The Jerwoo Applied Arts Prize 1999 - Furniture Sat 15 Jan—Sun 12 Mar. Contemporary furniture by eight makers shortlisted for the Jerwood Prize, featuring the work of Michael Marriott, Jim Patridge and Mary Little.


Lady Stair’s House, Lady Stair’s Close, 529 4901. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Free. Artists On Stamps Until Sat 25 Mar. To celebrate the release of the Royal Mail’s December set of millennium stamps which commemorate artists, an exhibition on the theme of writers featured on the stamps.


152 Nethergate, 01382 432000. Tue—Wed, Sat & Sun 10.30am—5.30pm; Thu & Fri 10.30am—8pm.

Christine Borland Until Sun 23 Jan. A new body of work by Ayrshire-born Christine Borland. Shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1997, this major solo exhibition features DNA samples suspended in gel, translucent bleached leaves and video projections of jellyfish.


East Kilbnde


Old Coach Road, 01355 261000. bioanat 9am—9pm; Sun noon—9pm. Pottery 8: Painting Sat 15 Jan—Sun 13 Feb. A selection of work by artists Cathie Carnie, Ina Fotheringham and Myra McGuigan, created to celebrate the millennium.

Canadian Fall: Video d'Ecosse Sat 15 Jan—Sun 13 Feb. This new work on video has been curated by Holger Mohaupt and Nikki Forrest, exploring the relationship between Scotland and Quebec featuring the work of a number of Canadian and Scottish artists.



Callendar Park, 01324 503770. MonxSat 10am—5pm.

As Time Goes By Until Thu 25 Mar. This millennium exhibition looks at how different cultures measure time and how they celebrate important points in their calendars.

Changing Pages Until Sat 22 Jan. An exhibition of moveable and pop-up books.



10 Glasgow Vennel, 01294 275059. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm (closed Wed 6'; Fri). Scottish Photographic Circle Fri 14 Jan—Mon 14 Feb. Annual exhibition of work by this photography group.

lectures & events


Pollok House Silver Wed 12 Jan, 12.30pm. £7 (includes lunch). Pollok House, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 616 6410. Curator at Glasgow Museums, Rosemary Watt gives a talk.


The Adoration Of The Kings Fri 7 Jan, 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Scotland. Bill Hare gives a talk on Jacop Bassano’s painting.

Magritte And Post-War Art Mon 10 Jan, 12.45pm. Frec. National Gallery of Modern Art. Richard Calvocoressi provides an insight into the work of Magritte.

The Execution Of Charles I By An Unknown Artist Wed 12 Jan, 12.45pm. Free. National Portrait Gallery. Michael Cassin ives a talk on this painting. Domenico Di Jacopo Di Matteo Becuccio Fri 14 Jan, 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Scotland. Andrea del Sarto’s painting is put under the spotlight b Matthew Wellard.

The Sleep Of Reason Mon 17 Jan, 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Modern Art. Michael Cassin gives a slide lecture. James Boswell Wed 19 Jan, 12.45pm. Free. National Portrait Gallery. Stana Nenadic talks about George Willison’s painting.


Christine Borland Sat 8 Jan, 2—2.30pm. Free. Dundee Contemporary Ans. Dundee-based artist Fiona Jardine gives an informal introduction to the current Christine Borland exhibition.

Life Itself - Approaches To Human Genetics Thu 13 Jan, 6.30—7.30pm. Free. Dundee Contemporary Arts. A series of talks to complement Christine Borland’s exhibition, which looks at approaches to human genetics. This evening's talk by Dr Malcolm Nicolson focuses on how the general development of ultrasound in obstetrics has changed and how it affects the way we see the unborn child.

Life Itself - Approaches To Human Genetics Thu 20 Jan, 6.30—7.30pm. Free. Dundee Contemporary Arts. This evening’s talk by Dr Angus Clark, author of Genetic Counselling: Practice And Principles, raises the issues involved.