ART listings


The Health Of The Nation Until Sun 14 May. Free. An exhibition celebrating Scottish achievements in medical research from the 18th century to the present day.

A Shepherd's Life Until Sun 28 May. Free. Over 50 paintings and drawings by Scottish painter Victoria Crowe. which pay tribute to the life and work of Jenny Armstrong. a professional shepherdess who spent her entire life in the Pentland Ilills. The display also features photographs and recorded interviews with some of Armstrong’s friends and former employees.

THE NEW STREET EXHIBITION SPACE 14 New Street, 558 7604. Daily Ham—6.30pm.

Creative Resistance Tue 18 Apr—Fri 12 May. To celebrate International Workers Day, a selection of artists show work which challenges political and economic relationships based on oppression and discrimination. Owen Logan’s work in Nigeria looks at the experience of the oil industry among the country’s minorities; Dave Sinclair. Keith Pattison, Rob Hoon and Craig Maclean photograph struggles and campaigns including the Liverpool Dock Strike, The Miners Strike and the Poll Tax: Kohoutek present video material from the World Trade Organisation‘s meeting in 1999 and Chad McCail gives his interpretation of the effects of living in a society where power, money and economic and social relations are omnipotent.


(ll Iircatl Street. 477 «1524. Mon—Sat 10am 6pm.

Works On Paper Hi 14 Apr—Wed 11) May. Works on paper by a selection of Scottish artists including Jon Shearer, liiddy Nicholson. Peter Bourne, Susie Iicycridgc. Ila/cl Campbell and Anne Anderson.

OPEN EYE GALLERY 7.5 ~79 ('urribcr‘land Street, 557 1020. .‘vlon-l-ii Ilium—6pm: Sat 10am-4pm. Claire Harrigan: An Island Sketchbook Until Thu 20 Apr. Paintings by Claire Ilarrigan RSW.

Natalie Wingate: Intimate Portraits Until Thu 20 Apr. New work.

Frieda Dignam Until Thu 20 Apr. Recent ceramics.

Rakhi Kapila Until Thu 11 May. Contemporary jewellery.

Ann Patrick Sat 22 Apr—Thu 11 May. Paintings.

Susie Perrin Sat 22 Apr—Thu 11 May. Prints.

Contemporary Glass Sat 22 Apr—Thu

1 1 May. Glass works by a selection of artists.


21 St Leonard’s Lane. 662 1612. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm; Sun noon—4pm. Woven Structures Until Sun 30 Apr. Examples and diagrams of weaving from China, Tibet, Nepal, India, Iran, Afghanistan and Europe.


(WASPS) Patriothall Studios, off 48 Ilamilton Place, 225 1289.Tue—Fri 3—7pm; Sat 8; Sun noon-5pm. Joseph Rankin Until Wed 19 Apr. Recent figurative paintings by Joseph Rankin.


Clerk Street, 667 7776. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.

John Dunbar Until Tue 25 Apr. Landscape paintings of Edinburgh, Oman and Lebanon by John Dunbar.

THE REYNOLDS GALLERY 63 l)l")llll Street, 557 (I480. Tue—Fri 11am—5pm; Sat 11am—4pm.

British Society Of Wood Engravers Fri 21 Apr—Tue 6 Jun. Landscape-based wood block prints by members of the British Society ()f Wood I'ingravers.

84 THE LIST 13—27 Apr 2000


15 Rutland Square, 229 7545. Mon—Fri 9am—5 m.

The EAA 1999 Annual Awards Until Fri 28 Apr. The annual Edinburgh Architects Association awards.


lnverleith House, 552 7171. Wed—Sun I0am—5pm. British Art Show Information line 529 3795.

British Art Show 5 Until Sun 4 Jun. Free. Artists on show at lnverleith House are Martin Creed who has filled one of the rooms of the gallery with hundreds of balloons; Mike Nelson creates a site-specific installation; Lucy Gunning shows new sculptural work; Martin Boyce paints directly onto the gallery walls; Anna Hunt exhibits tapestry work inspired by 20111 century architecture; Kenny MacLeod presents his video piece Robbie Fraser; Paul Graham shows photographs from his End Onge/Red Eye series; Art and Language exhibit sculptural works: Liam Gillick constructs a multi- coloured cciling installation; Rachel Lowe shows new video work and Graham Gussin projects text pieces onto the gallery walls.

China On Paper Until Sun 31) Apr. (Caledonian Hall). An exhibition of paintings by artist-in-residencc Jacquie Pestell, documenting the creation of Botanic‘s British Garden in China.

THE ROYAL EDINBURGH HOSPITAL The Link Gallery. 23 'I'ipperlinn Road. 229 3555.

Family Tree Until Mon 29 May. Paintings. prints. textiles and photography inspired by the landscape and nature by family of artists Alex. Midge. Kim and Steve (iourlay and Alex Gunn.


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

5 Gray and Anne Elliot. shown alongside

poetry by writer Diana llendry.


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

Liz Tainsh: Walled Garden Until Fri 5 May. Photography exhibition.


Blackford Hill, 668 8405. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm; Sun noon-5pm. £3 (£2); family ticket £7.

Rocks From Space Until Sun 16 Apr. A display of samples of moonrock brought back by the Apollo astronauts and a chance to learn what it took to land men on the moon.

ROYAL OVER-SEAS HOUSE Landings Gallery, 1001’rinccs Street. 225 1501. Daily 10am—6pm. FourSight Until Wed 31 May. A selling exhibition of work by four past ROSL. Annual Exhibition exhibitors Anne Desmet, Susanne Kiely. Liam Spencer

and Rob White.


The Mound, 225 6671. Mon —Sat l0am—5pm; Sun 2—5 mt.

RSA's 174th Annua Exhibition Sat 22 Apr—Sun 9 Jul. £2 (£1). An exhibition of work by Academy members, invited guests and selected works by non-members featuring painting, sculpture, printmaking and architecture.


29b Dundas Street. 467 3937. Mon—«Fri llam-7 m.

The Onfy Thing That’s Constant ls Change Tue 25 Apr—Sun 7 May. A changing exhibition of work by local ar'ists featuring walercolours. oils. sculpture photography and textiles.


I6 Dundas Street, 558 1200. Mon—Fri I0am—6pm; Sat IOam—4pm.

Jennifer McRae Until Wed 3 May. Paintings.

Takahiro Kondo Until Wed 3 May. New porcelain.

Ten Young Silversmiths Until Wed 3 May. Recent work by ten silversmiths.


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.


Corner of Lothian Road and Bread Street.

For further information call Artlink on 229 3555.

Enjoy Some Colour With Your Coffee Until Tue 25 Apr. An exhibition of work by ten artists with learning disabilities, with all works for sale.


23 Cockburn Street, 622 6200. Tue—Sat 10am—5pm. British Art Show Information line 529 3795.

British Art Show 5 Until Sat 3 Jun. Free. Artists on show at Stills include David Ilockney’s portrait of Damien llirst; collaborative duo John Wood and Paul Ilarrison show two video installations: Kathy Prendergast exhibits Lost Map; Emma Kay shows text work and a photographic print by Donald Rodney who died of sickle cell anaemia in 1998, shows Rodney holding in his palm a tiny model house made from fragments of his skin removed during an operation.


51-53 West Nicolson Street, 667 8729. Mon 9am—8pm; Tue—Sat 9am—9pm; Sun 12.30—6pm.

Right And Wrong Lose Their Meaning Until Sun 30 Apr. An exhibition of prints inspired by newspaper items and adverts by Stephen Kirby.


University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, 650 221 l. Tue-Sat 10am—5pm. British Art Show Information line 5293795.

9 British Art Show 5 Until Sat 3 Jun.

Free. On show at Talbot Rice are Paula Rego who exhibits her Triptych; Chad McCail shows a series of gouaches; David Musgrave has taken the cartoon character Snoopy and shown him in cross-section; Billy Childish exhibits angst-touched poems; Sarah Lucas shows a series of self-portraits and Richard

Wright draws directly onto the gallery walls.


36 Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon—Fri l lam—6pm; Sat 10.30am—4pm.

? 30th Anniversary Exhibition

1970—2000 Until Sat 22 Apr. The gallery celebrates its 30th anniversary with a

mixed show featuring the work of Alexander Bell, Tom Shanks, Frank

Curran and John Lowrie Morrison.

mi; TRAVELLING GALLERY For a detailed itinerary call 0131 529 3930. ()pening times vary.

On Land Scotland’s only mobile art

gallery goes on tour with a new exhibition which looks at how

contemporary visual artists explore the traditional theme of landscape. The show

features painting, sculpture, photography. installation work, video and sound by artists Margaret Barron. Sam Bell. Anne

Bevan, David Michael Clarke, Andrew

Mackenzie. Donald Urquhart. Robert

j Maclaurin and Bryndis Snaebjornsdottir.

The gallery tours the following British Art Show venues: National Gallery of

Modern Art (Tue I I Apr); Talbot Rice (iallcry (Wed 12 Apr); ('in Art Centre

(Thu 13 Apr); Dean (laller'y (Fri 14 Apr)

and lnverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden (Sat 15 Apr) and then on to Paxton House, Berwickshire (Tue 18—Fri 21 Apr).


Traverse Theatre, 10 Cambridge Street, 228 5383. Mon—Wed 10.30am—midnight; Thu—Sat 10.30am—1am; Sun 4pm—midnight.

Fast Forward 2000 Until Sat 10 Jun. Photographs by Art and Design students at Telford College.


This section lists museums currently showing temporary exhibitions.


Holyrood Road, 550 7800. Daily 10am—6pm.

Orbit Until Sun 30 Apr. £2.50 (£1.50). Housed in two temporary fabric domes, an exhibition of photographs of the earth taken from NASA space flights.


142 Canongate, 5294143. 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).


42 High Street, 5294142. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm. Free.

Happy Birthday Dan Dare Sat 15 Apr—Mon 29 May. This documentary exhibition celebrates the 50111 anniversary of the Eagle's Dan Dare. ‘legendary pilot of the future‘.

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

I Saw A Ship A Sailing Wed 19 Apr-Mon 20 Nov. Artworks on a maritime theme produced by children of the Creative Kids Club.


53 Iligh Street, 331 5545. Mon. Thu. Fri 84 Sat l0am—lpm, 2.15—5pm: Sun noon—5pm. Free.

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


2 Chambers Street, 247 4219. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm (Tue 8pm); Sun noon—5pm. £3 (£1.50); under eighteens 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/1') 1111 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 yh.

Eartth 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. The show features early Eskimo art including small figures. carvings and tools discovered during archaeological excavations in Siberia. Alaska. Canada and Greenland.

Chinese Paintin s From The Shanghai

Museum Collection Until Sun 21 May.

Over 50 artworks drawn from the

Shanghai Museum (‘ollection go on display for the first time in the UK. Featuring I9th century and 20111 century paintings. scrolls and album leaves by artists working in Shanghai at the time.

the works illustrate the beauty and