ART listings


Men Of The Clyde: Stanley Spencer's Vision At Port Glasgow (1940—1947) Thu 6 Jul—Sun I Oct. The Portrait Gallery is the home over the next few months of a major exhibition of work by the painter Sir Stanley Spencer (1891—1959). As Official War Artist, Spencer arrived in Port Glasgow in 1940, commissioned to produce a series of paintings of the shipyard workers at Lithgow‘s Yard. He spent the next six years completing the commission, resulting in a series of monumental, frieze-like paintings which capture the labours of the workforce. Showing alongside these works are Spencer’s ‘Resurrection' paintings, created at the end of the war, his personal tribute to the people of Glasgow. William MacQuitty’s famous photographs of Spencer at work in the shipyards and a video made by Andy McGregor specially for the exhibition also accompany the show. NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43—45 High Street. 556 9579/2647. Mon-Sat 10am—4.30pm.

Ruth Stoffregen Paintings 8: Sketches 1986-1993 Until Sat 29 Jul. Gouache paintings, sketches and journal entries illustrating the last creative decade of German artist Ruth Stoffregen.

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

Prima Materia Until Wed 26 Jul. Figurative and abstract paintings exploring space, architecture and the body by Owen Henderson, Simon Grant, Ross llendrikson and Rory Mitchell. Remix - David Cox Wed 2 Aug—Fri 8 Sep. David Cox creates unique sculptural constructions in his first exhibition in Scotland. Using tin, wood and found objects, Cox combines magic and modern myth with popular TV, hip hop, skyscrappers and subways. During the Festival, Cox will be leading a number of workshops in automata. mask and sound making for children and adults. Contact the gallery for details.


55 and 61 Bread Street, 477 4524. Mon—Sat I0am—6pm.

Portrait Of A Landscape Until Thu 14 Sep. Scottish landscape paintings by a range of artists including Francis Boag, Lynne McGregor, Simon Rivett and Elspeth Garbut.


75-79 Cumberland Street, 557 1020. Mon-Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm. Summer Exhibition Until Thu 3 Aug. A selection of paintings on a summer theme featuring the work of Linda Farquharson, Leon Morrocco, John Bellany, Abigail McLellan, Peter Howson, Claire llarrigan and many others.

Jeremy James Until Thu 3 Aug. Ceramic sculpture by Jeremy James.


(WASPS) Patriothall Studios, off 48 Hamilton Place, 225 I289. Tue—Fri 3—7pm; Sat & Sun noon—5pm.

WOOF: The K9 Image Until Wed 26 Jul. Recent works by Jaqui Higgs and Jane Weatherly.

Peter McRae and Steflta O'Doherty Thu 27 Jul—Mon 7 Aug. New work by Peter McRae featuring his conceptual ‘flag works’ on canvas and landscape and figurative works by Stelka O'Doherty.


65 George Street. 225 2266. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm; Sat I0am—noon.

Young Scottish Painters Until Sat 22 Jul. Paintings by eight students from the four art colleges in Scotland.


43 Candlemaker Row, 220 1911. Mon—Sat 10.30am—5.30pm.

Sharon Kivland: Le Bonheur Des Femmes (The Scent Of A Woman) Tue I Aug—Sat 2 Sep. Portfolio’s Festival exhibition features the work of Sharon Kivland. Showing two new series of colour photographs, her work deals with the relationship between city and gender. le ban/tear des femmes features photographs of women shopping at Paris perfume counters accompanied by text bearing the names of perfumes. In Mes Peri/mteticiemtes (A [y .S'Ireetwa liters) , Kivland shows life-size photographs of women in Paris arcades.


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

Suzanne Borland Until Sat 22 Jul. Oil and acrylic paintings by Edinburgh College of Art graduate Suzanne Borland.

Brian Hartley Mon 24 Jul—Sat 2 Sep. Working as an artist-in-residence for dance companies, Brian Hartley captures the spirit of dance with these new paintings.

THE REYNOLDS GALLERY 63 Dublin Street, 557 0480. Tue—Fri llam—5 m; Sat 11am—4pm.

Kennet Le Riche Until Wed 2 Aug. Figurative, still life and portrait paintings by Kenneth LeRiche.


15 Rutland Square, 2297545. Mon—Fri 92am—5pm.

Living In A Box: Contemporary Housrng In Scotland Until Fri 28 Jul. A selection of some of the best contemporary housing in Scotland. Edinbur h On The Rack - Festival 2000 Ex ibition Tue 1 Aug—Fri 1 Sep. Designed by Richard Murphy Architects and curated by the filmmaker, Murray Grigor, the gallery 's festival exhibition puts Edinburgh‘s architecture and urban design of the 90s under the spotlight.

ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN lnverleith House, 552 7171. Wed—Sun 10am—5pm.

Laura Owens: New Work Until Sun 30

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Jul. (lnverleith House). LA painter Laura Owens shows new high colour, abstract paintings in her first solo exhibition in Britain. Showing alongside her work is a series of 19th century botanical teaching diagrams by John Hutton Balfour. Elemental Traces Until Mon 18 Sep. (Glasshouse Experience). Internationally acclaimed artists Diana Hobson and Keiko Mukaide create site-specific glass sculptures which combine sound, natural light and glass for the four houses which make up the Glasshouse Experience. See review.

Robert Coia Until Mon 31 Jul. Sited beside the Gardens' 35ft fossilist Craigleith Tree, Scottish sculptor Robert Coia has created a 2.5 metre high wooden sculpture for the environmental campaign Trees 0f Time/1nd Place. The campaign aims to encourage everyone to grow at least one tree from seed during their lifetime.

Flora Celtica - Scotland 2000 Until Wed 2 Aug. (Exhibition Hall). Through displays, objects and interactive elements, this exhibition exploring our present attd past use of native Scottish plants and examines their relevance to our future.

THE ROYAL EDINBURGH HOSPITAL The Link Gallery, 23 'l‘ipperlinn Road. For further information call Artlink on 229 3555.

Anne Elliot, Kate Gray and Diana Hendry Until Sun 24 Sep. New work by contemporary visual artists Kate Gray and Anne Elliot, shown alongside poetry by writer Diana Hendry.


The Pelican Gallery, I Lauriston Place. For further information call Artlink on 229 3555.

Family Tree Until Mon 25 Sep. Paintings, prints. textiles and photography inspired by landscape and nature. created by a family of artists Alex, Midge, Kim and Steve Gourlay and Alex Gunn.

ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Howard Bar Gallery, Grindlay Street, 248 4848. Open during performance times. Mixed Exhibition Until Sat 5 Aug. Staff at the Lyceum show their creative side with an exhibition of mixed media art works.

ROYAL OVER-SEAS HOUSE Landings Gallery, 100 Princes Street, 225 1501. Daily l0am-6pm.

The Competition Until Fri 22 Sep. Specially commissioned photographs of the 1999 ROSL Annual Music Competition by photo-journalist Richard Smith.

ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound, 225 6671. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm.

Connections 11 Sat 29 Jul—Sun 24 Sep. The RSA’s festival exhibition presents works by members and their guests in a range of media including painting, sculpture, printmaking and architecture.

THE SABLE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street, 467 3937. Mon—Fri

l lam—7pm.

The Graduate Until Fri 21 Jul. Mixed media works by graduates front Scotland’s art colleges.


Broughton Street, 556 1335. Daily 10am—5pm.

God’s Never Been In A Birdcage! Until Thu 20 Jul. New work by Joyce Watt featuring miniature paintings on wood and an installation which plays with light and space inside the church. SCOTTISH GALLERY 16 Dundas Street, 558 1200. Mon-Fri I0am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm.

Summer Jewellery Until Sat 29 Jul. Contemporary jewellery by a selection of artists.

Philip Eglin Until Sat 29 Jul. Ceramics. Summer Exhibition Until Sat 29 Jul. A summer show of 20th century and contemporary Scottish paintings.


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 rugs and textiles by Turkoman, Uzbek, Beluchi and Aimay tribes, plus a changing programme of contemporary Scottish art and design.


58 Ratcliffe Terrace, 667 1966. Mon 9am—5pm; Tue—Fri 9am—6pm; Sat 10am—5pm.

Alison Auldjo Until Mon 31 Jul. Recent paintings.


23 Cockburn Street, 622 6200. Tue—Sat 1()am—5pm.

Weegee Re-Viewed Until Sat 5 Aug. Curated by Dr David Hopkins from St Andrews University, an insight into the life and work of Ukraine-born photographer, Usher Fellig. otherwise known as ‘Weegee’. Emigrating to the States in 1906, he worked as a newspaper photographer in New York in the early 1940s and was given access to his own police radio, enabling him to be first on the scene of crime and disasters.


University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, 650 221 1. Tue—Sat 10am—5pm. Elizabeth Blackadder Sat 29 Jul—Sat 9 Sep. This major retrospective exhibition celebrates the work of the Falkirk-born artist, [Elizabeth Blackadder. Influenced by the work of Gillies and Mac'I‘aggart, the exhibition features still life, landscape and floral works along with a series of new paintings. TORRANCE GALLERY 36 Dundas Street, 556 6366. Mon-Fri 11am-6pm; Sat 10.30am-4pm.

George Birrell and Kathleen Conboy Sat 22 Jul—Sat 5 Aug. Recent paintings by George Birrell and Kathleen Conboy.


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

Caroline Kerr: A Retrospective Until Sat 29 Jul. Photography by Caroline Kerr taken over the last eight years, featuring Hidden K irtgtlrmts, Long Time Dead and It’eplicus, with text by Professor Paul Willenten.


This section lists museums currently showing temporary exhibitions.


142 Canongate, 529 4143. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Free.

Tall Storeys: Shaping The City Of Edinburgh Utttil Mon 31 Jul. The story of Edinburgh's Old Town from medieval times until the creation of the New Town in the mid 18th century.

MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street, 247 4219. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun noon—5pm: 'I‘ue l0am—8pnt. 1.3 (£1.50); uttder 18s free. Listen! A Million Children's Voices In Scotland Until Sun 3 Sep. With over one million children under the age of 18. Save The Children have given these young people the opportunity to voice their opinions with an exhibition of written and visual contributions received as part of the ‘Million Children' campaign.

NEWHAVEN HERITAGE MUSEUM Newhaven Harbour, 551 4165. Dain noon—5pm. Free.

I Saw A Ship A Sailing Until Mon 21) Nov. Artworks on a maritime theme