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EDINBURGH ART LISTINGS continued
TALBOT RICE GALLERY
University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, 650 2211. Tue—Sat 10am—5pm.
Bruce McLean Works 1969-1999 Until 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 Lawthome Primary School. Retrospective works include Masterwork 1979 and also on show, two new paintings created in 1999. See review.
36 Dundas Street, 556 6366. Mon—Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 10.30am—4 m. John Lowrie Morrison (JoTomo) Until Sat 12 Feb. Paintings by Glasgow-born artist John Lowrie Morrison.
TRAVERSE BAR CAFE
Traverse Theatre, 10 Cambridge Street, 228 5383.
Dark Stars Until Sat 19 Feb. Photographs by Richard Hardcastle.
This section lists museums currently showing temporary exhibitions.
Holyrood Road, 550 7800. Wed—Sun lOam—Spm. £5.95 (£3.50—£4.40); family ticket £16.50. Royal Mail Millennium Collection 2000 Until Thu 24 Feb. A display of the Royal Mail‘s specially commissioned stamps which looks at British achievements over the past 1000 years. The exhibition features works by David Hockney and David Gentleman, a special stamp featuring Our Dynamic Earth and a collection of photographs taken by local people which documents life in Edinburgh in the year 2000.
142 Canongate, 529 4143. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Free.
The Enameller's Art Sat 12 Feb—Sat 29 Apr. Free. An exhibition of enamelwork by renowned Aberdeen artist and collector James Cromar Watt (1862-1940).
MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD
42 High Street, 529 4142. Mon5at 10am-5 m. Free.
Shiver y Timbers Sat 5 Feb—Sat 18 Mar. Free. An insight into the life of Arthur Ransome, author of the famous children’s adventure story Swallows And Amazons. Not only was he a writer, but a fisherman, yachtsman and an eyewitness to the Russian Revolution.
72 THEUST 3—17 Feb 2000
It's raining men: Magritte’s Golconda is on show in a retrospective of the artist at
The Dean Gallery
NEWI'IAVEN 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.
PALACE OF HOLYROODHOUSE
Royal Mile, 556 1096. Daily 9.30am—4.30pm. £5.50 (£2.70—£4); family ticket £13.50.
The King's Head: Charles 1 King and Martyr Until Fri 31 Mar. Portraits of King Charles I, marking the 350m anniversary of his death.
53 High Street, 331 5545. Mon, Thu, Fri & Sat 10am-lpm & 2.15—5pm; Sun
noon—5 m. Free.
Mermaids. Fish And Boats Until Fri 31 Mar. Mosaics and ceramics on a maritime theme, created specially for Quecnsferry Museum by members of the Museums and Galleries services’ Creative Kids Club.
ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND
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 Galle .
Millennium Cloc Until Sun 31 Dec. A chance to view Russian mechanical sculptor Eduard Bersudsky’s millennium clock for the museum, a kinetic sculpture, measuring nine metres high.
Earthly Paradise - The Mountain In Chinese Decorative Art Until Thu 1 Jun. 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 Until Sun 12 Mar. Contemporary furniture by eight makers shortlisted for the Jerwood Prize, featuring the work of Michael Marriott, Jim Partridge and Mary Little.
Gateway To Greenland: Spirit Of A Journey Sat 12 Feb-Fri 31 Mar. The story of the development and movement of Eskimo culture from their original homeland of Bering Strait to Greenland. On show are early Eskimo art featuring small figures, carvings and tools discovered during archaeological excavations in Siberia, Alaska, Canada and Greenland.
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.
DUNCAN OF JORDANSTONE COLLEGE University of Dundee, 13 Perth Road, 01382 345330. Mon—Fri 9.30am-8.30pm; Sat 9.30am—4.30pm.
River Deep Mountain High Fri 11 Feb$at 18 Mar. (Cooper Gallery). This group show looks at the inﬂuence of historical landscape painting on contemporary art. Artists based in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London juxtapose painted. video and photographic work, taking their information from sources other than nature itself. Featured artists include Peter Doig, John Stezaker, Carol Rhodes and Graeme Todd.
DUNDEE CONTEMPORARY ARTS
152 Nethergate, 01382 432000. Tue—Wed, Sat & Sun 10.30am—5.30pm; Thu & Fri l().3()am—8pm.
Dream Machines Sat 5 Feb—Sun 26 Mar. Selected by artist Susan Hiller, this exhibition brings together a wide range of work from early surrealist automatic drawings to recent works in sound and video. Based on the theme of the transformative power of art, the show presents work which aims to induce the viewer into a state of reverie, hallucination or transcendence. Among the impressive international line-up of artists are Brion Gysin and Ian Somerville, Douglas Gordon, Gilbert & George, Alberto Giacometti, Eva Rothschild and Jane and Louise Wilson.
25—26 Mid Wynd, 01382 225982. Tue—Fri 11am—7pm; Sat 10am—6pm; Sun
An lnvrtation To Kiss Until 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. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 12.30—4pm; Thu
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 21st anniversary of the Scottish Glass Society.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
2 Shore Road, 01383 860705. Mon—Fri 10am-5pm; Sat 11am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Art: A New Millennium Until Tue 22 Feb. Paintings by Elaine Adam, Sonas MacLean, John Davie, Christine Peterson and Douglas Simpson plus prints, ceramics, glass, jewellery and sculpture by a various artists.
Bathgate Sports Centre, Balbardie Park Of Peace, 01506 634561. Daily 9am—10pm. Screen Until Sun 13 Feb. A national touring exhibition featuring recent screenprints by twelve London-based artists.
MCLEAN MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY 15 Kelly Street, 01475 715624. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.
Pagemakers Until Sat 26 Feb. This exhibition looks at the book as an an object. The centrepiece of the show is ‘Landscapes’ which comprises sixteen linocuts with accompanying poems in a collaborative venture between printmaker Hugh Bryden and poet Tom Pow.
The Art Of The Carver Until 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.
lectures & events
Glasgow Winny Mass: Metacity/Datatown Tue 8 Feb, 6pm. £3 (£2). The Lighthouse. A talk by Winny Mass who first came up with the idea of the Metucity,[)ututomt exhibition. Stucco Plasterwork In West Of Scotland Houses Wed 9 Feb, 12.30pm. £7 (with lunch) (£2.50). Pollok House. Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 616 6410. Ian Gow from the National Trust for Scotland gives a talk. Building Design Partnership: Glasgow Science Centre Wed 9 Feb, 6pm. £3 (£2). The Lighthouse. The Building Design Partnership present their design of the Glasgow Science Centre at Pacific Quay which is due to open in the Spring. Scanner Tue 15 Feb, 7.30pm. Transmission Gallery, 28 King Street. 552 4813. Artist Scanner who has contributed to Luke Fowler's current project in the gallery.
ives a talk.
tandard Delux Wed 16 Feb, 8pm—3am. £3. Yang, 31 Queen Street. 248 8484. Tickets from The Vic Bar at Glasgow School of Art. A one-off event featuring 40 artists from GSA, with work from all disciplines represented. The regular Yang DJs will be playing in support.
An Old Woman Cooking Eggs l-‘ri 4 Felt. 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Scotland. Xanthe Brooke from the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool discusses Diego Velazquez's paintin t.
Chris Dooks - Bovrnelife Fri 4 Feb, 10pm—1am. lmbolc Festival Club, Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College OfArt. £5 (£4). Film and music artist Chris Dook's presents a three-hour performance featuring specially shot film projections. See (‘luli Iistin ts.
Northern Star Mon 7 Feb, 12.45pm. I’rcc. National Gallery of Modern Art. Adrian Wiszniewski, curator of the current exhibition Northern Star, discusses his personal choice.
William Bruce By John Michael Wright Wed 9 Feb, 12.45pm. Free. National Portrait Gallery. Duncan Thomson talks about John Michael Wright‘s painting. Primary Time/Primary Space: An Architecture Of Learning Wed 9 Feb, 10am. £10. Talbot Rice Gallery. This groundbreaking study enables a collaborative approach between artist. architect and educationalist in the creation of new processes in designing and developing primary school buildings. Artist Bruce McLean, writer and critic Mel Gooding and architect William McLean have all taken part in the study. The symposium imparts information on the study.
Trans-Fusion Thu 10 Feb, 7pm. Polo Fusion, 503 The Lawnmarket, 622 7722. For one night only, paintings, drawings and a series of constructions by lioghann MacColl go on display. The Virgin And C ild With St Anne Fri 11 Feb, 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Scotland. Catherine Lawless from Trinity College, Dublin, talks about Ambrosius Benson's work.
Colour Of Dreams: Eileen Agar Mon 14 Feb, 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Modern Art. A screening of Channel 4 film on Eileen Agar, made in 1989.
David Skinner Memorial Lecture 2000 Tue 15 Feb, 7pm. Free. Edinburgh College of Art. Professor Catherine Howett from the University of Georgia, USA delivers the David Skinner Memorial Lecture, which looks at theory and practice in the landscapes arts.
Hokusai And The Butterfly Wed 16 Feb, 12.45pm. Free. National Portrait Gallery. Julia Rayer Rolfe discusses John Layery‘s painting.
Dream Machines - Exhibition Tour Sat 12 Feb, 2—2.30pm. Free. Dundee Contemporary Arts. Sarah Derrick, DCA‘s new Head of Education, gives a tour of the current exhibition.