ART listings



5 Northumberland Street Lane, 557 5454. Mon-Sat Ham-4.30pm.

Mixed Exhibition Fri 28 Apr—Fri 19 May. Paintings by Helen Jackson and Avril Jaques, sculpture by Tom Allan and glass by Moray Miller.


49 Bernard Street, Leith, 467 7392. Tue—Fri 11am-6pm; Sat & Sun Ham-4.30pm.

Contemporary Exhibition Kojin is currently exhibiting contemporary work by Heather Butlin, Finlay Kenny, Rose Nimmo, Raina Gustafson, Shona Dougall, Chloe Wolsey, James Fraser and David Blair.


65 The Shore, 553 5255. Tue—Fri 11am-5 m; Sat 11am—4pm.

A VisuaiFeast Until Sat 13 May. Over 30 gallery artists present new works inspired by food and drink featuring still life by Paul Telford and Martin Christie and bar and cafe society paintings by Alastair W. Thomson and Robert Saunders.


4 Dundas Street, 558 9544/5. Mon-Fri 10am—6 m; Sat 10am-lpm.

Mixed hibition Until Mon 15 May. A mixed show of Scottish landscapes, sporting prints and natural history paintings.


5 York Place (above The Stand Comedy Club), 229 8844. Sun-Fri noon-5pm. Leslie Somerville Fri 28 Apr—Sun 14 May. A solo show of new work by Leslie Somerville.

NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road, 624 6200 (recorded information 332 2266). Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun noon-5pm. Cafe. British Art Show lnforrnation line 529 3795. British Art Show 5 Until Sun 4 Jun. Free. Artists on show at the gallery include Grayson Perry who exhibits ceramics pots; Kathy Prendergast shows a series of maps; David Batchelor exhibits I Love King ’3 Cross And King ’3 Cross Loves Me; Dean Hughes combines thread and paper in his work; Glasgow-based artist Simon Starling creates a model of a Farman Mosquito airplane from balsa wood; Joan Key shows two diptychs; Glenn Brown exhibits a series of paintings; Cerith Wyn Evans shows his gold- plated crash barrier; Michael Landy constructs a large-scale installation from milk crates; 'Ii'acey Emin, shortlisted for the Tumer Prize last year shows a selection of drawings and an embroidered wall hanging and Padraig Timoney exhibits a painting entitled Fungus Rules The Brazen Cars.

NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound, 624 6200 (recorded information 332 2266). Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun noon-5pm.

Designs Of Desire Until Sun 18 Jun. Architectural and ornamental prints and drawings dating from 1500—1850, featuring over 120 European prints and drawings, shown alongside objects from Glasgow and Edinburgh. Featured artists include Durer, Boucher, William and Robert Adam, William Chambers, Piranesi and Chippendale.


Queen Street, 624 6200 (recorded information 332 2266). Mon-Sat 10am-Spm; Sun noon—5pm. Cafe. Picture Yourself Until Sun 31 Dec. Free. Marty St James’ video project Picture Yourself emphasises the uniqueness of our lives. Visitors to the gallery during the year 2000 can have their portrait hung and framed in the permanent collection in the company of the gallery’s most famous faces.

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The Health 01‘ 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 Lite Until Sun 28 May. Free. Over 50 paintings and drawings by Scottish painter Victoria Crowe, which pays tribute to the life and work of Jenny Armstrong, a professional shepherdess who spent her entire life in the Pentland Hills. The display also features photographs and recorded interviews with some of Annstrong’s friends and former employees.

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

Creative Resistance Until 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 McCall gives his interpretation of the effects of living in a society where power, money and economic and social relations are omnipotent. See review.


55 and 61 Bread Street, 477 4524. Mon-Sat 10am—6pm.

Stephanie Dees and Alison McGill Fri 5 May-Fri 2 Jun (61 Bread Street). Edinburgh artists Stephanie Dees and Alison McGill show new paintings. Dees paints representations of urban cityscapes and McGill uses oil and wax to create aerial landscapes.

Emma Grove Fri 5 May-Fri 2 Jun (61 Bread Street). New ceramics.

Works On Paper Until Wed 10 May (55 Bread Street). The newest addition to the gallery chain features works on paper by a selection of Scottish artists including Jon Shearer, Biddy Nicholson, Peter Boume, Susie Beveridge, Hazel Campbell and Anne Anderson.


75—79 Cumberland Street, 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm. Rakhi Kapila Until Thu 11 May. Contemporary jewellery.

Ann Patrick Until Thu 11 May. Paintings.

Susie Perring Until Thu 11 May. Prints. Contemporary Glass Until Thu 11 May. Glass works by a selection of artists.


21 St Leonard’s Lane, 662 1612. Mon—Sat 10am-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 Hamilton Place, 225 1289. Tue—Fri 3—7pm; Sat & Sun noon—5pm.

Robert Eaglesham Sat 29 Apr—Wed 10 May. Recent paintings.


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

Stevenson College - Exposed 2000 Until Mon 29 May. Photography exhibition featuring the work of current HND Photography students at Stevenson College.


63 Dublin Street, 557 0480. Tue-Fri 11am—5 m; Sat 11am—4pm.

British ociety 0f Wood Engravers Until Tue 6 Jun. Landscape-based wood block prints by members of the British Society Of Wood Engravers.

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Sugar and spice and all things nice: Anna Ray and Karen Longrldge show work at

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

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

Sights Of The City Mon l—Fri 12 May. A selection of original prints in which artists from Glasgow Print Studio have been inspired by the urban landscape.


lnverleith House, 552 7171. Wed—Sun 10am—5pm. British Art Show lnfomtation line 529 3795.

British Art Show 5 Until Sun 4 Jun. Free. (lnverleith House). 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 20th 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 ceiling installation; Rachel Lowe shows new video work and Graham Gussin projects text pieces onto the gallery walls.

China On Paper Until Sun 30 Apr. (Caledonian Hall). An exhibition of paintings by artist-in-residence Jacquie Pestell, documenting the creation of the Botanic’s British Garden in China. Robert Coia Until Mon 31 Jul. Sited beside the Gardens’ 35ft fossilised Craigleith Tree, Scottish sculptor Robert Coia has created a 2.5 metre high wooden sculpture for the environmental campaign Trees Of Time And Place. The campaign aims to encourage everyone to grow at least one tree from seed during their lifetime.

Botanics In Focus! Tue 9 May—Fri 23 Jun. (Caledonian Hall). An exhibition of photographs documenting the diverse work of the Royal Botanic Garden.

THE ROYAL EDINBURGH HOSPITAL The Link Gallery, 23 Tipperlinn 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 Gourlay 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 Gray and Anne Elliot, shown alongside poetry by writer Diana Hendry.


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

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


Landings Gallery, 100 Princes 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 10am—5pm; Sun 2-5 m.

RSA’s 174th Annua Exhibition Until 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 11am—7 m. The Oniy Thing That's Constant Is Change Until Sun 7 May. A changing exhibition of work by local artists featuring watercolours, oils, sculpture, photography and textiles.