New work by Icelandic artist Ragna Robertsdottir.


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

IOam—5 m.

Mixed Show Fri 15—Fri 29 Sep. Two well- known, contemporary artists from India show work in Edinburgh for the first time, featuring oils by Viswan and mixed media by Subramanian.


23 Cockbum Street, 622 6200. Tue—Sat 10am-5pm.

Alan Currall - Encyclopaedia And Other Works Until Sat 23 Sep. The first major solo exhibition of work by Glasgow-based artist Alan Currall. Best known for his monologue video works, Encyclopaedia is a new CD-ROM work which parodies the reference works of Encyclopaedia Britannica and Microsoft Encarta. Steven McKenzie Until Sat 23 Sep (Cafe Odile at Stills). Photorealistic paintings of friends and family by Steven McKenzie.


University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, 650 2211. Tue—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Elizabeth Blackadder Until Fri 15 Sep. This major retrospective exhibition celebrates the work of the Falkirk-bom artist Elizabeth Blackadder. Influenced by the work of Gillies and MacTaggart, the exhibition features still life, landscape and floral works along with a series of new paintings.


36 Dundas Street, 556 6366. Mon-Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 10.30am—4pm.

Jinty Russell DA Sat 9—Sat 23 Sep. Recent paintin s.

John Mitchell RSW Sat 9—Sat 23 Sep. Watercolour paintings by John Mitchell RSW.


For a detailed itinerary call 0131 529 3930. Openin times vary.

East Eden Scotland’s only mobile art gallery goes on tour with a new exhibition of work by Paul Carter and Kate Gray. Exploring notions of the search for identity and meaning, Gray creates large photographs displayed in light boxes and kinetic video sculptures, and Carter constructs an installation including an extraterrestrial radio-scanner and a camera surveillance of the sky.


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

Euan Myles: Traverse Photographs (Traverse Bar). Until Fri 15 Sep. A selection of publicity shots by Traverse photographer Euan Myles.


This section lists museums currently showing temporary exhibitions. For details of other permanent attractions, see Edinburgh City Life, page 76.


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

From Castlehill To Holyrood: Artists And The Royal Mile Until Sun 31 Dec. Drawn from the city’s collection, this exhibition of paintings compares and contrasts how artists from different periods viewed Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

NEWHAVEN HERITAGE MUSEUM Newhaven 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 from the Creative Kids Club.


53 High Street, 331 5545. Mon, Thu, Fri & Sat 10am-1pm & 2.15-5pm; Sun noon—5pm. Free.

Food For Thought A look at children’s

diet and eating habits over the past 150 years.


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: Art & 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 high.

Breaking The Surface Until Sun 31 Dec. Over thirteen ceramics artists from Korea present an exhibition of new work, highlighting the use of both traditional and contemporary techniques. Featured are elegant white jars and dishes by Ik- young Kim and robust vessels by Lee Kang-Hyo.

Heaven And Hell And Other Worlds Of The Dead Until Sun 11 Feb. Discover beliefs and customs from around the world in an exhibition of the afterlife. Exhibits include a Mercedes-Benz coffin, Shamans’ masks, Egyptian grave goods, Mexican festive skeletons and much

Celebrating Scotland's Crafts Until Sun 22 Oct. A display of photographs which focuses on Scotland’s indigenous crafts, featuring historical photographs from Edinburgh University’s School of Scottish Studies alongside Shannon Tofts’ images of contemporary makers and their work.

Today For Tomorrow: Recent Additions To The National Collections Until Sun 22 Oct. A selection of recent additions to the permanent collection of contemporary crafts including a papier mache armlet by Marjorie Schick, a quilted wall hanging by Pauline Burbidge, a ceramic vessel by Jennifer Lee and baskets by Anna King and Lizzie Farey.


Lady Stair’s House, Lady Stair’s Close, 529 4901. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Free. Brothers In The Muse Until Sat 16 Dec. Celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Fergusson and the 150th anniversary of the birth of Robert Louis Stevenson, this exhibition

looks at the Scots literary tradition.

Dancer In Costume by Siri France at Patriothall Gallery


152 Nethergatc, ()1382 432000. Tue—Wed, Sat & Sun 10.30am—5.30pm; Thu & Fri 10.30am—8pm. Free.

Ernesto Neto Until Sun 10 Sep. Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto has created a large- scale translucent sculptural installation for the gallery space which visitors can touch and enter. Along with the spice-filled pods, there is a plasma-like structure spread across the gallery floor.

Expressions: Scottish Art 1976-1989 Sat 16 Sep—Sun 5 Nov. DCA and McManus Galleries are home to a major exhibition of Scottish art dating from 1976-1989. The work of over 76 artists are brought together including Steven Campbell, David Mach, Alison Watt and Peter Howson.


Albert Square, 01382 432020. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 12.30—4pm; Thu 10am—7 m. Free.

Expressions: Scottish Art 1976—1989 Sat 16 Sep—Sun 5 Nov. See Dundee Contemporary Arts.




6 Atholl Street, 01350 728855. Mon—Sat l 1am—5pm.

Pam Carter, Malcolm Cheape and Alice MacFarlane Sat 9 Sep—Sat 28 Oct. Paintings.

Autumn Exhibition Sat 9 Scp—Sat 28 Oct. Paintings by a selection of artists.

St Andrews


93 North Street, 01334 474610. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Free.

Adesh Andrew McDermid Until Sun 22 Oct. Andrew McDermid travelled to remote areas in Northern India to photograph over twenty portraits of Indian holy men (Sadhus). The results are a stunning collection of black and white and cibachrome prints, offering a rare insi ht of these mystical gurus. GaiFHarding and Karin Muhlert Until Sun 22 Oct. New jewellery by Gail Harding and paper sculptures by Karin Muhlert. Harriet McDougall Until Sun 22 Oct. The Crawford Artist Fellow shows the work created during her residency at the centre.

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35 The Stirling Arcade, 01786 479361. Tue—Sat Ham-4.30pm.

Made Space Until Sat 23 Sep. Contemporary British artists Charles Avery, Margarita Gluzberg, Claude Heath, Alan Johnston and Margaret Priest, each with different approaches to drawing, show new work. See review.


lectures & events


The Importance Of Criticism In The Portuguese And Scottish Context Sat 16 Sep, 2pm. Free. Visual Arts Projects, 1st floor, 14 King Street, 552 6563. To coincide with Plano XXI, a series of events and exhibitions looking at contemporary Portuguese art, John Calcutt chairs a discussion. Guests include Oscar Faria, journalist and art critic, Joao Fernandes, deputy director of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art and Leigh French, editor of Variant art magazine. See preview.

Artist 5 Talk - Douglas Davies Sat 16 Sep, 2.30pm. Lillie Art Gallery. Davies talks about his work from his preliminary sketches to the finished piece.


Under Drumlie Skies: William McTaggart And Scottish Weather Fri 8 Sep, 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Scotland. Andrew Martin, editor of Scotland ’3 Wiather gives a talk.

Urban Pride: Living And Working In A World Heritage City Fri 8—Sun 10 Sep, £50. Various venues. For registration and further information contact the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust, 343 High Street, Edinburgh, EH] IPW. Tel: 0131 225 8818. Edinburgh World Heritage Trust with the support of Historic Scotland and the City of Edinburgh have organised a major conference which aims to involve a broad cross-section of Edinburgh citizens to discuss the issues evolving from living and working in a heritage city. Speakers include representatives from other European historic cities and international conservation bodies.

Arts Taster Day Sat 9 Sep, £7.50 per workshop; £20 for the day. Bankhead Farm, Bankhead Road, South Queensferry, 331 4553. Common Grounds Arts community arts company introduce a series of three short workshops as a taster to their new multi- arts project for users of mental health services.

Film: Paul Klee - Heart Of Creation Mon 11 Sep, 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Modern Art. (Gymnasium). A screening of Colin Nears’ film on Klee for BBC Ominibus.

Cardinal Gray Wed 13 Sep, 12.45pm. Free. National Portrait Gallery. Vincent Butler’s portrait is discussed by author Michael T.R.B. Turnbull.

Turner's Weather Fri 15 Sep, 12.45pm. Free. National Gallery of Scotland. Artist Stephen Turner gives a talk on Turner. Paoloui: Man And Machine Mon 18 Sep, 12.45pm. Free. The Dean Gallery. Fiona Pearson talks about Paolozzi’s work.

Margaret Swain Wed 20 Sep, 12.45pm. Free. National Portrait Gallery. Naomi Tarrant talks about Elizabeth Blackadder’s portrait of Margaret Swain.


John Byrne The Designer Sat 9 Sep, 11.30am. Free. Paisley Museum & Art Gallery. Brian IIogg, author and music enthusiast, talks about John Byrne’s designs for album covers.

John Byrne And Painting An Enduring Passion Sat 16 Sep, 11.30am. Free. Paisley Museum & Art Gallery. Alexander Moffat, artist, writer and teacher at Glasgow School ofArt, talks about John Byrne‘s unique position in Scottish art.

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