ART listings

ART LISTINGS continued


Howard Bar, Grindlay Street, 248 4848. Open during performance times.

Earth, Sea, Sky Until Sat 4 Mar. Landscape phi .ography by Robert Hunter.


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

Aimee Reeves Until Fri 10 Mar. Recent paintings by Aimee Reeves.


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

George Devlin Until Wed 2 Feb. New landscape paintings from Venice and Provence.

Adam Paxton Until Wed 2 Feb. Jewellery.

Felicity Aylieff Until Wed 2 Feb. Sculpture.


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.


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 photography. Lapland: ‘Jesus, Mary And Joseph!’ Until Sat 29 Jan. UpstairsQIStills. Glasgow’s Lapland present a unique 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 Kramek Until Sat 22 Jan. Landscape paintings in oil.

John Lowrie Morrison (Jolomo) Sat 29 Jan—Sat 12 Feb. Paintings.


Traverse Theatre, 10 Cambridge Street, 228 5383.

Dark Stars Until Sat 19 Feb. Photographs by Richard Hardcastle.


This section lists museums currently showmg 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.

NEWHAVEN HERITAGE MUSEUM Newhaven Harbour, 551 4165. Daily noon—5pm. Free.

Conserving Through Giving Until Mon 24 Apr. A display of donations gifted to the museum over the past three years.


Royal Mile, 556 1096. Daily 9.30am—4.30pm. £5.50 (£2.70—L‘4); famin ticket £13.50.

The King's Head: Charles 1 King and Martyr Until Fri 31 Mar. An exhibition of portraits of King Charles 1, marking the 350th anniversary of his death.


53 High Street, 331 5545. Mon, Thu, Fri & Sat 10am—1pm & 2.15—5pm; Sun noon—5pm. Free.

Mermaids, Fish And Boats Until Fri 31 Mar. Mosaics and ceramics on a maritime theme, created specially for Queensferry Museum by members of the Museums and Galleries services’ Creative Kids Club.


University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, 6502211. Tue—Sat 10am—5pm.

Bruce McLean Works 1969-1999 Fri 21 Jan-Sat 26 Feb. Free. A survey of the work of Bruce McLean comprising three areas: public artwork, retrospective and new paintings. Public Projects looks at McLean‘s interest in architecture, sculpture and three dimensional space featuring a life-sized walk-on model for the Lawthorne Primary School. Retrospective works include Masterwork 1979 and also on show, two new paintings created in 1999. See preview.

72 THE LIST 16 Dec 1999—6 Jan 2000


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 international collections of natural history, geology, science, technology and the decorative arts, plus two permanent exhibitions: Art & Industry and The/1y Wu Gallery. 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

Desperate flight: Susan Meiselas.’ Fleeing The Bomb To Seek Refuge, Nicaragu photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh


sculpture tells stories of the human spirit I struggling against life and death. The AIDS Memorial Quilts Exhibition Until Sun 30 Jan. An exhibition organised by the Nantes Project (UK) 1 comprising fourteen quilts goes on I display in remembrance and celebration . of the lives of people who have died front I AIDS. The AIDS Memorial Quilt was i first seen in the UK on World AIDS Day in London. 1988. I Earthly Paradise - The Mountain In 1 Chinese Decorative Art Until Thu 11 ; May. An exhibition exploring the use of mountains itt Chinese decorative art, featuring works in lacquer, wood, jade, ceramics and trim.

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

WRITERS' MUSEUM Lady Stair's Ilouse, Lady Stair‘s Close, 529 4901. Mon—Sat 10am~5pm. Free. Artists 0n 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 10.30attt—8pnt.

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


25—26 Mid Wynd, 01382 225982. Tue—Fri Ham—7pm; Sat l0ant—6pm; Sun noon—4pm.

An Invitation To Kiss Sun 30 Jan-Fri 18 Feb. Contemporary artists explore the action of kissing through a range of photographic. video and computer-based installations. plus a programme of single screen film and video works.


Albert Square, 01382 432020. Mott—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 12.30-4pm; Thu 10am—7 m.

Scottis Glass 2000 Until Sun 12 Mar. Forty-five of the most talented glass artists and craftsmen currently working in Scotland participate in this selling exhibition, celebrating the new millennium and the 21st anniversary of the Scottish Glass Society.

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Stenton, 01368 850256. Daily noon-5pm (Closed Thu).

Scottish Art In The Year 2000 Until Wed 9 Feb. Invited artists submit one painting for this exhibition of new work, illustrating the best of Scottish contemporary art. Featured artists include Margaret Ballantyne. Gordon Bryce. Pam Carter. Sheila Macmillan, Tom Watt, Christopher Wood arid Christine Woodside.


MCLEAN MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY 15 Kelly Street, 01475 715624. Mott—Sat ltIam—Spm.

Pagemakers Until Sat 26 Feb. This exhibition looks at the book as an art object. The centrepiece of the show is ‘Landscapes‘ which features sixteen linocuts with accompanying poems in a collaborative venture between printmaker Hugh Bryden and poet Tom Pow.

The Art Of The Carver Sat 22 Jan-Sat 27 May. A look at the history of carving in ivory, wood, marble. stone and metal, with examples of carving from around the globe.



10 The Sands, 01620 822080. Mon—Sat 10am—4pm.

Mixed Exhibition Until Thu 10 Feb. Watercolonrs by Fiona Clark capturing the fishing villages of Fife, East Lothian landscapes by Shirley Marshall and animal prints by Val Waggot.


lectures & events


Identity Crisis: The 905 Defined Mon 24 Jan, 6pm. £3 (£2). The Lighthouse. Curator David Redhead arid designer Thomas Ileatherwick discuss the content, design and collaboration of the current exhibition.

Maiolica: Renaissance Pottery Wed 26 Jan, 12.30pm. £7 (includes lunch). Pollok House Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 616 6410. Pat Collins, curator at Glas tow Museums gives a talk. Building Design Partnership: Material Vision Wed 2 Feb, 6pm. £3 (£2). The Lighthouse. The Building Design Partnership talk about their work and current exhibition which looks at the diversity of materials used in Architecture today.


Artist Talk: Inspiration, Influences And Themes Sat 22 Jan, 1.30-2.30pm. Free. Edinburgh Printmakers. Sheila MacFarlane, whose work is currently on show at the gallery, gives a slide show on her work, followed by a short talk. Magritte: Between The Word And The Image Mon 24 Jan, 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Modern Art (Gymnasium). Paul Coldwell from Cambcrwell School ofArt, discusses the work of Rene Magritte.

Joseph Crawhalfo E.A. Walton Wed 26 Jan, 12.45pm. Free. National Portrait Gallery. Frances Fowle talks about E.A. Walton's painting.

Rome: Sunset From The Convent Of Sant' Onofrio Fri 28 Jan, 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Scotland. Colin Bailey talks about David Roberts' painting.- Paolozzi, Pop, Pattern And Pu Itc Places Mon 31 Jan, 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Modern Art. A talk by Fiona Pearson.


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.