RSA’s 174th Annual Exhibition Until Sun 9 Jul. £2 (£1). Art exhibition of work by Academy members, invited guests and selected works by non-members featuring painting. sculpture, printmaking and architecture.
THE SABLE GALLERY
29b Dundas Street, 467 3937. Mon—Fri
Julie Brook: The Land's Edge Also Until Sat 3 Jun. Julie Brook’s residency on the uninhabited island of Mingulay in the Outer Hebrides, is the inspiration for this multi-faceted exhibition. The touring show comprises paintings, photographs of sculptures, drawings created from sand. ash, earth and seafoam and a short film shot and produced by the artist.
l6 Dundas Street, 558 1200. Mon—Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am—4pm.
Ed Teasdale Until Wed 31 May. Furniture.
Stephen Bottomley Until Wed 31 May. Jewellery.
Duncan Shanks Until Wed 31 May. New paintings.
Rupert Spira Mon 5—Wed 28 Jun. Stoneware bowls by Rupert Spira.
Mark Powell Mon 5—Wed 28 Jun. Jewellery.
Pat Douthwaite Mon 5—Wed 28 Jun. Retrospective exhibition of paintings by Pat Douthwaite.
5 Barony Street, 478 7440. Tue—Sat 10am—6pm.
Contemporary Scottish Art And Design A gallery and shop featuring a selection of hand-woven and embroidered rtrgs and textiles by Turkoman. Uzbek, Beluchi and Airnay tribes, plus a changing programme of Contemporary Scottish art and design.
23 Cockburn Street, 622 6200. Tue—Sat 10am—5pm. British Art Show lnforrnation line 5293795.
British Art Show 5 Until Sat 3 Jun. Free. Artists on show at Stills include David Hockneys portrait of Damien Hirst: collaborative duo John Wood and Paul Harrison show two video installations; Kathy Prendergast exhibits LUNA/(1]): fimma 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.
TALBOT RICE GALLERY
University of lidinburgh, South Bridge. 650 221 l. 'l'ue-«Sat 10am—5pm. British Art Show Information line 529 3795. British Art Show 5 Until Sat 3 Jun. Free. ()n show at Talbot Rice are Paula Rego who exhibits her 'lrr'pryc/r: Chad McCail show s 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 gallerv walls. ' TORRANCE GALLERY
36 Dundas Street, 556 6366. Mort—Fri llam--6pm; Sat lll.30am~lpm.
Ken Ferguson t.‘ntil Sat 3 Jtrn. Recent paintings by Ken Ferguson. mainly
feattrring the west coast and mountains of
THE TRAVELLING GALLERY
For a detailed itinerary call 0131 529 3930. Opening times vary.
On Land Scotland‘s only mobile art gallery goes on tour with a new exhibition which looks at how contemporary \ isual artists explore the traditional theme of landscape. The show features painting. sculpture. photography. installation work, \ ideo and sound by artists Margaret Barron. Sam Bell. Anne Bevan. Day id Michael Clarke. Andrew
Mackenzie, Donald Urquhart, Robert Maclaurin and Bryndis Snaebjornsdottir. The gallery will be parking up at the City Art Centre on Sat 27 May, 10am—5pm — your last chance to catch the show.
TRAVERSE BAR CAFE
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.
24 ROYAL CIRCUS
24 Royal Circus, 226 2769. Sat & Sun 11am—5pm or by appointment. Crossing Out The Boundaries Until Sun 21 May. The gallery’s third exhibition showcases the work of international artists, featuring paintings and etchings by Marcelle llanselaar and jewellery by Syann van Niftrik who creates crafted bracelets and necklaces, reminiscent of organic forms.
This section lists museums currently showing temporary exhibitions.
MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD
42 High Street, 529 4142. Mort—Sat 10am—5pm. Free.
Happy Birthday Dan Dare Until Mon 29 May. This documentary exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Eagle‘s Dan Dare, ‘legendary pilot of the future‘.
NEWHAVEN HERITAGE MUSEUM New-haven Harbour. 551 4165. Daily noon—5pm. Free.
I Saw A Ship A Sailing Until Mon 20 Nov. Artworks on a maritime theme produced by children of the Creative Kids Club.
53 High Street. 331 5545. Mon, Thu. Fri & Sat 10am—1pm ck 2.15—5pm; Sun noon—5pm. Free.
Food For Thought A look at children‘s diet and eating habits over the past 150 years.
ROYAL MUSEUM 2 Chambers Street, 247 4219. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm (Tue 8pm): Sun noon—5pm. £3 (£1.50); under 18s free. A 19th century museum housing international collections of natural history, geology, science. technology and the decorative arts, plus two permanent exhibitions: Ar! & Industry and The Ivy llii (Jul/cry. Millennium Clock A ehanee to view Russian mechanical sculptor [Eduard Bersudsky‘s millennium clock for the museum, a kinetic sculpture, measuring nine metres high.
Earthly Paradise — The Mountain In Chinese Decorative Art L'ntil Thu 1 Jun. An exhibition exploring the use of mountains in Chinese decorative art, featuring works in lacquer, wood, jade, ceramics and print.
Chinese Paintings From The Shanghai Museum Collection Until Sun 2t May. ()ver 50 artworks drawn from the Shanghai Museum Collection go on display for the first time in the UK. Featuring l9th 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 L'ntil Suit 3 Sep. This temporary display brings together for the first time the fittest crystals and the largest cut stone from the sapphire locality on the Isle of Lewis. Fragments — Pages Stolen From A Book Of Time L'ntil Sun 11 Jun. Jewel- works by Kevin Coatcs consisting of wearable jewellery which incorporate fragments of historical material set in the context of a larger mixed-media composition.
British Gas Wildlife Photography
L'ntil Thu 25 May. Annual wildlife
photography competition attracting entries from photographers worldwide. This year’s winner is Jamie Thom, a ranger from South Africa, with his photograph of a leopard resting at dusk. Enter The Dragon Until Thu 25 May. An award~winning display of children’s paintings on the theme of the Chinese Dragon.
Passages: Forms And Baskets By Maggie Henton Until Sun 25 Jun. An exhibition of baskets, plus recent works in wood, copper wire, acrylic paints and cotton by Maggie Henton, inspired by her recent trip to the Australian desert. Views From Above Fri 2 Jun—Sun 30 Jul. Part of the Millennium Festival of Flight, this exhibition of aerial photography from the I920s to the present day features work by pioneer pictorialist aerial photographer Alfred Buckham through to specially commissioned new work by Patricia and Angus Macdonald.
Lady Stair’s House, Lady Stair’s Close. 529 4901. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Free. Eric Linklater 1899—1974: An Old Peasant With A Pen Until Sat 22 Jul. An exhibition on the life and work of Eric Linklater. an important figure in 20th century Scottish literature, who wrote a host of humorous books, short stories, plays, histories, biographies and autobiographies.
DUNDEE CONTEMPORARY ARTS
152 Nethergate, 01382 432000. Tue-W‘d, Sat «5'; Sun 10.30am—5.30pm; Thu & Fri 10.30am—8pm.
Coiour Me Blind - Painting In The Age Of Computer Games and ComicsWed 31 May—Sat 22 Jul. The work of fourteen international artists is brought together for this exhibition of contemporary paintings, which looks at painting in relation to the expansive range of ‘visual culture‘. Featured artists include Paul Morrison. Fiona Rae, Arturo Herrera. Michel Majerus and Gerda Steiner.
Arts Alive! Until Sun 28 May. An exhibition of work made by participants of the Atlantic 'l‘elecorn Community Education Programme.
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 60s. To Boldly Sew Until Sun 2 Jul. An exhibition of work by textile artists.
For further information call nva on 0141 204 3304 or recorded information line (ll-ll 204 3346. Advance booking essential from Way Ahead (0115 912 9246) and MacRobert (01786 461081). Sltuttle btrses leave Aberfeldy at regular intervals from 9—10pm.
The Path Until Sun 4 Jun (no perfs on Mon). Glasgow-based organisation nva's latest creation is an environmental animation which takes place in Glen Lyon. Participants are led on a night-time walk through the glen to witness the transformed landscape. Their former piece The Secret Sign at the Devil's Pulpit in 1998, received much acclaim. Stirling
SMITH ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM Durnbarton Road, (H786 471917. Tue-Sat 10.30am—5pm; Strn 2--5pm. Free.
Lip Service Until Sun 28 May. Artlink Central organised this touring exhibition of contemporary art works by Scottish artists and their projects with special needs groups.
lectures & events
LECTURES &. EVENTS
DenkRaum/ThinkArt Lab Lectures Tue 30 May, 7—9pm. Free. Exhibition Space. For further information call New Visions on 0141 424 3369. A series of seminars relating to the DenkRaum/l‘hinkArt Lab devised by Dr Rudolf Kaehr. Experimental Film Programme Sat 27 May, 2—4pm and Wed 31 May, 7—9pm. £2 (£1.50). GMAC (Glasgow Media Access Centre) Formerly Glasgow Film & Video Workshop, 3rd Floor, 34 Albion Street, 553 2620. For further information call New Visions on 0141 424 3369. Curated by Thomas Draschan, a series of experimental films produced in the 80s and 90s by former students of Peter Kubelka, a major figure in European experimental film. The works use 16mm and super-8mm to create a personal, individual film langtrage.
British Art Show 5 Until Strn 4 Jtrn. City Art Centre, Collective Gallery, Dean Gallery, Fruitmarket Gallery, lnverleith House (Royal Botanic Garden), National Gallery of Modern Art, Stills and Talbot Rice Gallery. Accompanying talks, tours, workshops, conferences and seminars and related events take place throughout the British Art Show. For details, contact the individual galleries.
McDonnell Of Glengarry Fri 26 May, 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Scotland. Robin Nicholson talks about Sir Henry Raeburn‘s painting.
A Stranger Here Myself Mon 29 May, 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Modern Art. (Gymnasium). Laura Ford, one of the participating artists of this year’s British Art Show, talks about her work.
An Anatomical Scandal: Dr Knox, Burke And Hare Wed 31 May, 12.45pm. Free. National Portrait Gallery. Jeanne Cannizzo from [Edinburgh University gives a talk. Landscape With Apollo And The Muses Fri 2 Jun, 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Scotland. Colin Bailey discusses Claude Lorrain's work.
La Place Du Tertre Mon 5 Jun, 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Modern Art. Robin Baillie from lidinburgh College ofArt talks about the work of Maurice Utrillo.
Chick Chalmers And Documentary Photography Wed 7 Jun, 12.45pm. Free. National Portrait Gallery. Robin Gillanders talks about the work of Chick Chalmers.
Scottish Glass 2000 - An Artist's View Thu 8 Jun, 2.30pm. Free. City Art Centre. Adrienne McStay gives art illustrated talk on the current exhibition.
David Hughes: Artists Talk Thu 25 May, 7-8pm. Free. Dundee Contemporary Arts. The award- winning illustrator of books for children and adults talks about his work.
Museums 8: Galleries Month Until Wed 31 May. For further details contact your local museum or gallery. Museums and galleries across Scotland will be opening their doors in an attempt to raise the profile of museums and to promote their services by providing a programme of activities.
Throughout the month there are talks
by the curators. arts and crafts workshops, guided walks and treasure trails.
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