THE ROYAL INFIRMARY OF EDINBURGH
The Pelican Gallery, 1 Lauriston Place, 229 3555.
Anne Elliot. Kate Gray and Diana Hendry Until Sun 28 May. New work by contemporary visual artists Kate Gray and Anne Elliot, shown alongside poetry by writer Diana Hendry.
ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE
Howard Bar, Grindlay Street, 248 4848. Open during rformance times.
Earth, Sea, S Until Sat 4 Mar. Landscape photography by Robert Hunter.
ROYAL OVER-SEAS HOUSE Landings Gallery, 100 Princes Street, 225 1501. Daily 10am—6pm. Aimee Reeves Until Fri 10 Mar. Recent aintings b Aimee Reeves. OYAL SC TTISH ACADEMY The Mound, 225 6671. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2—5 m. The Royal Society f Painters In Watercolours Until Thu 17 Feb. £2 (£1). The 120th annual exhibition featuring over 400 works by leading artists, plus invited works by honorary members Wilhelmina Bams-Graham, Leonard Rosoman, Alan Davie and a memorial tribute to Majorie Stark.
THE SABLE GALLERY
29b Dundas Street, 467 3937. Mon—Fri 11am-7pm.
Paul Martin - The Quickening Until Sat 4 Mar. Contemporary paintings by Paul Martin.
16 Dundas Street, 558 1200. Mon-Fri lOam—6pm; Sat lOam-4pm.
Winter Collection Until Wed 1 Mar. New ceramics and silver by various artists.
James Morrison Until Wed 1 Mar. Paintings of Africa by James Morrison. Janice Gray Until Wed 1 Mar. Watercolour paintings of animals by Janice Gray.
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.
Become Like Me Until Sat 25 Mar. Rob Hunter curates an exhibition of video work by up-and-coming and established artists. Featured artists include Roderick Buchanan who records the ﬂuctuations in the organic form made by Tour de France cyclists ﬁlmed from the air, Paul Carter’s Blood From Stone brings together the ingredients for a miracle and VlIO Acconci’s work from the early 19705 features simply bodily contortions. See review.
Napier Exhibition Until Sat 25 Mar. Upstairs@Stills. New work by photography students from Napier University, commissioned by law ﬁrm Archibald Campbell and Harley. Through black and white images, the students reveal what devolution means for Scotland and its people.
TALBOT RICE GALLERY University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, 650 2211. TueaSat 10am—5pm. Bruce McLean Works 1969-1999 Until Sat 26 Feb. A survey of the work of Bruce McLean comprising three areas: public artwork, retrospective and new paintings. Public Projects looks at cLean’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.
The University Of Edinburgh's Hope Scott Collection Fri 3—Tue 21 Mar. An exhibition of works drawn from the Hope Scott collection.
36 Dundas Street, 556 6366. Mon-Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 10.30am—4pm.
Tom Watt Sat 19 Feb—Sat 11 Mar. Oil paintings of the South of France by Tom Watt.
TRAVERSE BAR CAFE
Traverse Theatre, 10 Cambridge Street, 228 5383.
Dark Stars Until Sat 19 Feb. Photographs by Richard Hardcastle. Jazz Sun 20 Feb—Sun 9 Apr. Photographic exhibition by Richard Boll. Playground Sun 20 Feb6un 9 Apr. Photographs by Clare Padgett.
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, a special stamp featuring Our Dynamic Earth and photographs taken by local people which documents life in Edinburgh in the year 2000.
142 Canongate, 529 4143. Mon-Sat lOam—Spm. Free.
The Enameller's Art Until Sat 29 Apr. An exhibition of enamelwork by renowned Aberdeen artist and collector James Cromar Watt (1862—1940).
MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD
42 High Street, 529 4142. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Free.
Shiver My Timbers Until Sat 18 Mar. An insight into the life of Arthur Ransome, author of the famous children’s adventure story Swallows And Amazons. Ransome was not only a writer, but he was also a fisherman, yachtsman and an eyewitness to the Russian Revolution.
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.
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 1, marking the 350th anniversary of his death.
53 High Street, 331 5545. Mon, Thu, Fri & Sat 10am—1pm & 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 Queensferry Museum by members of the Museums and Galleries services’ Creative Kids Club.
2 Chambers Street, 247 4219. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm (Tue 8pm); Sun noon—5pm. £3 (£1.50); under 183 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. Millennium Clock A chance to view Russian mechanical sculptor Eduard Bersudsky’s millennium clock for the museum, a kinetic sculpture, measuring nine metres high.
Eartth 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 01‘ A Journey Until Fri 31 Mar. The story of the development and movement of Eskimo culture from their original homeland of the 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.
Chinese Paintings From The Shanghai Museum Collection Sat 19 Feb-Sun 21 May. Over 50 artworks drawn from the Shanghai Museum Collection go on display for the ﬁrst time in the UK. Featuring 19th century and 20th century paintings, scrolls and album leaves by artists working in Shanghai at the time, the works illustrate the beauty and subtlety of Chinese painting at a time of social and cultural change.
Lady Stair’s House, Lady Stair’s Close, 529 4901. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm. Free. Writers By Post 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 is 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 Until Sat 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. See review.
DUNDEE CONTEMPORARY ARTS
152 Nethergate, 01382 432000. Tue-Wed, Sat & Sun 10.30am—5.30pm; Thu & Fri 10.30am-8pm.
Dream Machines Until 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 noon—4 m.
An lnvutation 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 lOam—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 2lst anniversary of the Scottish Glass Society.
listings ART OUTSIDE THE CITIES
EAST KILBRIDE ARTS CENTRE
Old Coach Road, 01355 261000. Mon—Sat 9am—9pm; Sun noon—9pm. Recent Works Sat 19 Feb—Sun 19 Mar. Still life and landscape watercolour paintings by John Cunningham.
HOWDEN PARK CENTRE
Howden, 01506 433634. Mon—Fri 10am—4pm; Sat l()am—3pm.
Screen Sat 19 Feb—Fri 17 Mar. This national touring exhibition features recent screenprints by twelve London- based artists.
THE CHANGING ROOM
35 The Stirling Arcade, ()1786 479361. Tue—Sat Ham—4.30pm.
Deep In This Custard Sat 19 Feb-Fri 17 Mar. The first exhibition in the gallery’s experimental art season features the work of Torsten Lauschmann who shows recent work on video, Fred Pedersen aims to create a time machine out of chipboard and a smoke machine, Marcus Mitchell continues his investigation of landscape in various media and Michael Wilkinson presents a sculpture of a record collection.
lectures & events Glasgow
Glasgow 1999: Inspiration For The Millennium? Tue 22 Feb, l—3.30pm. Free tickets from venue. The Lighthouse. Rod Hunter of SHARE chairs a meeting to discuss how The Lighthouse cart continue the efforts of Glasgow 1999 to enable people to become involved in their visual environment.
Sir William Stirling Maxwell And Spanish Art Wed 23 Feb, 12.30pm. £7 (includes lunch) (£2.50). Pollok House, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 616 6410. Christopher Hartley from the National Trust for Scotland gives a talk.
What's That Glasgow Seminar — Shopping City Tue 29 Feb, 6pm. Free tickets from venue. The Lighthouse. Glasgow is the second largest retail centre outside central London. Shopping City discusses the current issues facing this growing industry. Speakers include Gareth Osborne from the Buchanan Partnership, Bob Baldry from Braehead Centre and Peter Belts from Debenhams.
The Lomellini Famin Fri 18 Feb, 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Scotland. Christopher Brown gives a talk on Anthony van Dyck‘s work.
Meet The Artist Sat 19 Feb, 2pm. Free. Fruitmarket Gallery. Anne Bevan and Graeme Todd talk about their work, currently on show at the gallery.
Eileen Agar In Her Own Words Mon 21 Feb, 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Modern Art. Cathy Courtney gives a talk on Eileen Agar.
Neil Gow by Sir Henry Raeburn Wed 23 Feb, 12.45pm. Free. National Portrait Gallery. Patsy Campbell from Edinburgh University talks about Sir Henry Raeburn’s painting.
The International Surrealist Exhibition, 1936 Mon 28 Feb, 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Modern Art. Matthew Gale from the Tate Gallery in London discusses the Surrealist exhibition of 1936.
Gallery Discussion Sat 19 Feb, 2—2.45pm. Free. Dundee Contemporary Arts. Artist John Shankie whose work is included in the current exhibition Dream Machines and DCA curator Katrina Brown discuss the ideas behind the show.
17 Feb—2 Mar 2000 THE U3T77