TRAVERSE BAR CAFE
Traverse Theatre, 10 Cambridge Street, 228 5383.
Jazz Until Sun 9 Apr. Photographic exhibition b Richard Boll.
Playgroun Until Sun 9 Apr. Photographs by Clare Padgett.
This section lists museums currently showing temporary exhibitions.
142 Canongate, 529 4143. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm. 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. MonaSat 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.
Saving 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 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 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: Arr & 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 hi h.
Earthly Para ise - 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 print.
Gateway To Greenland: Spirit Of 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 is 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 Until 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.
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.
Fra ments - Pages Stolen From A 800 Of Time Until Sun 11 Jun. Jewel- works by Kevin Coates consisting of wearable jewellery which incorporates fragments of historical material set in the context of a larger mixed-media
Mo em Myths: The Art Of Roland Pennell Sat 25 Mar—Sun 30 Apr. A retrospective exhibition of the work of artist Roland Pennell. Featured in the display are new and recent work including etched and sand blasted glass screens, engraved vessels and gem stones, works on paper, bronze medals, reliefs and wood carving.
Lady Stair’s House, Lady Stair’s Close, 529 4901. Mon-Sat IOam—Spm. 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.
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 transfonnative 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.
Albert Square, 01382 432020. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 12.30—4pm; Thu 10am-7pm.
Crocks And Pots Until Fri 1 Sep. A display of medieval pottery, discovered during city centre redevelopment in the 605
McIntosh Patrick Forever Until Sun 23 Apr. A small display of McIntosh’s most popular works featuring paintings drawn from Dundee City’s collection and personal memorabilia from his family.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
Banff, 01261818181.Thu—Sun 11am-4pm. £3 (£2); family ticket £7. The Blue Chamber Until Sun 30 Apr. lain Irving curates an exhibition of site- speciﬁc sculptural works and installations relating to Duff House and its collection. The exhibiting artists are Claire Barclay, Annie Cattrell, Gareth Fisher, Kenny Hunter, Ross Sinclair and Jessica Stockholder. See review.
Stenton, 01368 850256. Daily noon—5pm (closed Thu).
Nigel Grounds Until Wed 5 Apr. Scottish landscape paintings.
A Bushman Piano Until Wed 5 Apr. Works on paper and silk by artist/printmaker Campbell Sandilands.
CRAWFORD ARTS CENTRE
93 North Street, 01334 474610. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Re: Identify Fri 17 Mar—Sun 7 May. A Scottish focus on manipulated photography featuring the work of Wendy McMurdo, Owen Logan, Catherine Yass, Alexa Wright, Calum Colvin, Stephen Patridge, Jim Hamlyn and David Bellingham.
Mist Glass Fri 17 Mar—Sun 7 May. Glass
Angela O'Kelly Fri 17 Mar—Sun 7 May. Jewellery.
Willow And Wood Fri 17 Mar—Sun 7 May. New work by Jane Wilkinson.
lectures & events Glasgow
Gallery Tour Sat 18 Mar, 2pm. Free. Street Level. A tour of the current exhibition Reflex, with a selection of exhibiting artists.
Holmwood House Wed 22 Mar, 12.30pm. £7 (includes lunch) £2.50. Pollok House, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 616 6410. Sally White from the National Trust for Scotland gives a talk on Holmwood House.
Film And Video Screening Sat 25 Mar, 7pm. Free. Street Level. The current exhibition Reflex culminates in a ﬁlm and video screening of recent work by exhibiting artists.
Chinese Dress 1880—1980 Thu 16 Mar, 2.30pm. £3 (£2). Royal Museum. Verity Wilson from the V&A Museum, London discusses Chinese dress.
The Venus de Medici Fri 17 Mar, 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Scotland. Hugh Belsey, curator at Gainsborough House discusses Innocenzo Spinazzi’s paintin .
Wave by Barbara Hepwort Mon 20 Mar, 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Modern Art. Alice Dewey gives a talk on the gallery’s recent acquisition, Wave, a scul tural work by Barbara Hepworth. 20f Century Chinese Painting Tue 21 Mar, 6.30pm. £3 (£2). Royal Museum. Shelagh Vainker from the Ashmolcan Museum in Oxford gives a lecture on 20th century Chinese painting.
Bust Of Frances Horner by Sir Frances Legatt Chantrey Wed 22 Mar, 12.45pm. Free. National Portrait Gallery. Mungo Campbell from the Hunterian Art Gallery, discusses Sir Frances Legatt Chantrey’s work.
Mirroring The Times: Strands Of British Crafts In The Last Twenty Years Thu 23 Mar, 6.30pm. £2. Royal Museum. Margot Coatts, independent curator and writer, who specialises in late 20th centu applied arts, gives a talk. Artists Tal Sat 25 Mar, 2—3pm. Free. Edinburgh Printmakers, 23 Union Street, 557 2479. Artist Sara Ogilvie gives an illustrated talk on her work.
St Catherine Of Siena As S iritual Mother Of The Second An Third Orders Of St Dominic Mon 27 Mar, 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Scotland. Michael Cassin puts Cosimo Rosselli’s work under the spotlight. Cadeau by Man Ray Mon 27 Mar, 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Modern Art. Matthew Wellard discusses the work of Man Ray.
Department Of Design Open Day Tue 28 Mar, 9.30am—6pm. Napier University (Merchiston), 10 Colinton Road, 455 2678. A chance to meet staff and students informally to discuss courses, entrance qualiﬁcations and portfolio requirements, plus a display of projects by students, and studio and workshop tours.
The Rich Legacy Of Chinese Gardens Tue 28 Mar, 6.30pm. £3 (£2). Royal Museum. George Anderson from the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, gives a talk on Chinese gardens.
Prince James Francis Edward Stewart Wed 29 Mar, 12.45pm. Free. National Portrait Gallery. Ailsa Turner gives a talk on Nicolas de Largillierre’s painting.
DCA's 1st Anniversary Weekend Sat 18 & Sun 19 Mar. Dundee Contemporary Arts. The DCA celebrates its ﬁrst anniversary with a weekend of free cinema, art workshops, exhibition tours, music and a fashion show.
We welcome submissions for this section, but cannot guarantee inclusion. Please send details to our offices at least ten days before publication. Kids listings compiled by Helen Monaghan.
Acttvrttes And Fun
Jock And Elizabeth's Adventures Permanent attraction. Daily 10am—5pm. £3.50 (£2.95); family ticket £6.95—£9.95. The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour, 100 Stobcross Road, 339 0631. All aboard the Clyde-built sailing ship Glenlee for a whole host of children’s activities.
What Did The Dinosaurs Eat? Sat 18—Sun 26 Mar, IOam—4pm. Free. Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, 334 2422. Take a self- guided tour of the glasshouse to ﬁnd out what these mighty creatures eating habits were, in this specially themed activity for National Science Week.
Photography Workshops Sat 25 Mar, 10am—noon. £20 (for 4 weeks). Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, 330 5431. Advance booking necessary. Ages 11—16. Improve your snapshot skills at these fun workshops organised by the Hunterian Art Gallery Education Programme.
Jason And The Argonauts (PG) Sat 18 Mar, 1pm and Dragonheart (PG) Sat 25 Mar, 1pm. £2.25 (family ticket £9). Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, 332 8128. See Film lndex.
Children's Classic Concert Sat 18 Mar, 3pm. £8 (£4—£6); £22 family ticket. Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. See photo caption.
The Golden Elephant Sat 18 Mar, 2pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre, 8-10 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale, 339 6185. The SMPC in- house production captures the atmosphere of the Orient in this tale of a young boy’s journey through India and Tibet with his elephant companion.
The Black Bull Of Norroway Sat 25 Mar, 2pm. £3 (£2). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre Centre, 8—10 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale, 339 6185. See photo caption.
Children's Art Exhibition Sat 25 Mar—Fri 7 Apr. Daily 11am—4pm. Free. Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Visitor Centre, 730 Great Western Road, 334 2422. Colourful works of art produced by the Saturday morning children’s art class.
Activities And Fun
Dino’s Dynamos Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road, 550 7800. Every Saturday, 10am—noon (until Jun 2000). Free. Ages 6—12. Dino’s Dynamos offers free entry to the venue on Saturday mornings, fortnightly workshops in the Dynamic Earth Discovery Rooms, a free T-shirt when you join and Dino’s newsletter. Bring along a passport-sized photograph on the morning or call Dynamic Earth for further details. Doodles Ceramic Workshop Doodles Ceramics Workshop, 29 Marchmont Crescent, 229 1399. Tue—Thu 11am—9pm; Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 10am—6pm; Sun noon—6pm. £5 (£4). This new workshop, created by Holly Peters, offers both adults and children the chance to “paint-your-own’ ceramics.
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