ART listings ART USTINGS continued

The Finest Scottish Sapphires Until Sun 3 Sep. This temporary display brings together for the first time the finest crystals and the largest cut stone from the sapphire locality on the isle of Lewis.

ments - Pages Stolen From A Boo OfTime Sat 4 Mar—Sun 11 Jun. Jewel-works by Kevin Coates consisting of wearable ‘ewellery which incorporates fragments of! historical material set in the context of a larger mixed-media composition.


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—8.3 m; Sat 9.30am-4.30pm. River Deep ountain 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 hotographic work, taking their information from sources other than nature itself.


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

The Royal Scottish Academy


RSA Galleries. The Mound. Edinburgh

MARCH 4 - 15

A selling exhibition of painting. sculpture. printmaking and architecture from final year and post-graduate students in all Scottish Colleges of Art and University Departments of Architecture.

Open 2pm on 4th March thereafter l0am - 5pm daily. 2pm - 5pm Sundays.


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drawings to recent works in sound and video. Based on the theme of the transforrnative 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. See review.


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

Scotti 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.

OUTSIDE THE CITIES Haddington PETER POTTER GALLERY 10 The Sands, 01620 822080. Mon-Sat 103m—4pm. Contemporary African Art Exhibition Until Thu 16 Mar. Artist Lynne Corlett brings together the work of four Nigerian artists; Oladoja Ezak Akin, Michael Agwu, Tunde Akelke and Funsho Adeniji. Andrew Gold until Thu 16 Mar. Recent

painting. Alison eightman Until Thu 16 Mar. Creamics.

Paisley ACCORD HOSPICE Hospital Grounds, Hawkhead Road, 581

Spring Fever Art Exhibition Mon 13 Mar-Fri 14 Apr. To raise funds for the hospice, an exhibition of aintings by Phyllis A.M. Hutchison, gath Wallach and Rosalind Summers.

THE CHANGING ROOM 35 The Stirling Arcade, 01786 479361. Tue-Sat Ham—4.30pm. Deep In This Custard Sat 19 Feb-Fri 17 Mar. The first exhibition in the allery’s experimental art season eatures 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. See review.


Life force: Graeme Todd's Rest On The Ground on show at the Fruitmarket Gallery

lectures & events


The Spanish Netherlands Wed 8 Mar, 12.30pm. £7 (includes lunch) £2.50. Pollok House, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 616 6410. Robert Ferguson from the National Trust for Scotland give a talk.

Peter Opsvik Lecture Fri 10 Mar, llam. Glasgow School of Art. (Mackintosh Lecture Theatre). Free tickets available from the Lighthouse. Since the late 19705, Peter Opsvik has attempted to overcome our stereotypical sitting habits with his unconventional seating solutions. Here, he gives a talk entitled ‘The Human Body is DevelOped For Hunting Not For Sitting’.


Symposium Fri 3 Mar, 10am—4pm. Free.

Talbot Rice Gallery. To coincide with gallery’s current exhibition, a one day symposium looking at current performance practice. Speakers include Alistair MacLennan, Dr Slavka Sverakra, Gray Watson and Ciarra Finnegan. Portrait Of Queen Christina Df Sweden Fri 3 Mar, 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Scotland. Julia Lloyd Williams from the National Gallery Of Scotland talks about Jacob Ferdinand Voet’s paintin .

Actuation thh Alistair MacLennan Sat 4 Mar, 10am—4pm. Free. Talbot Rice Gallery. Alistair MacLennan is in performance responding to core ideas thrown up by the Hope Scott collection, currently on show in the gallery.

Dom Hans Van Der Laan Symposium Sat 4 Mar, 10am—5pm. £10 (£6). Royal Botanic Garden. To complement the current exhibition, the Royal Botanic Garden hosts a symposium which further examines the work of Hans van der Laan. Speakers include Richard Padovan, Dick Pouderoyen, Franz Kaiser and Elmer Rees, followed by a discussion chaired by the exhibition’s curator Paul Bradley.

An Enduring Symbol: Crosses By Keith Milow and Eric Gill Mon 6 Mar, 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Modern Art 200. Siobhan Dougherty gives a talk on Keith Milow and Eric Gill’s painting.

Through Chinese Eyes: Sculpture As An Expressive Art Tue 7 Mar, 6.30pm. £3 (£2). Royal Museum. Lecturer and author Ann Paludan gives a talk.

James, lst Duke Of Hamilton Wed 8 Mar, 12.45pm. Free. National Portrait Gallery. Daniel Mytens’ painting is discussed by Joan McGirk from the National Galleries of Scotland.

The Situation Of Women In Afghanistan Wed 8 Mar, 8pm. Free. lnstitut Francais d’Ecosse. A debate chaired by Karen McColl, which looks at the plight of women in Afghanistan and the difficulties encountered by the medical organisations working there. Scottish Furniture Thu 9 Mar, 2—4pm. Royal Museum. Stephen Jackson, curator of Scottish and European Furniture, discusses Scottish furniture from the National Museums of Scotland reserve collections.

The Deposition By Tintoretto Fri 10 Mar, 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Scotland, The Mound, 624 6200. Michael Cassin gives a talk on the work of Tintoretto.

Six Identified Forms By Callum Innes Mon 13 Mar, 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Modern Art. Michael Gormley talks about Callum lnnes’ painting.

The Architect As Developer Tue 14 Mar, 9.30am-5pm. £90. The Point Hotel, 34 Bread Street, 221 5555. To book a place contact the Royal Incorporation Of Architects in Scotland on 0131 229 7545. Andrew Doolan Architects and commercial and banking specialists discusses the opportunities available to architects in the developer market. Part of the National CPD Events.

James, 13th Earl Of Morton And

His Famin Wed 15 Mar, 12.45pm. Free. National Portrait Gallery. Hugh

Belsey, curator at Gainsborough House, discusses Jeremiah Davison’s painting. Chinese Dress 1880-1980 Thu 16 Mar, 2.30pm. £3 (£2). Royal Museum. Verity Wilson from the V&A Museum, London discusses Chinese dress.


Enric Miralles Symposium: Dundee Waterfront Protect Thu 2 Mar, 6.30—8pm. Free. Dundee Contemporary Arts. Architect of the new Scottish Parliament, Enric Miralles, discusses the regeneration of Dundee with a panel of local activists.

Dream Machines Sat 11 Mar, 2-2.45pm. Free. Dundee Contemporary Arts. An informal introduction to the work in Dream Machines by Keith Hartley, curator at the Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art.

Dream Machines Discussion Wed 15 Mar, 6—8pm. Free. Dundee Contemporary Arts. Susan Hiller, selector of ‘Dream Machines’ discusses the ideas behind the exhibition.