Edinburgh Museums continued
ROYAL OBSERVATORY VISITOR CENTRE
Blackford Hill. 668 8405. Mon—Sat 10am 5pm: Sun noon -5pni. £3.51) (£2.50).
World In A Spin l'ntil Mon 30 Sep. lixhibition and activities looking at how the spinning earth creates night. day and the changing seasons.
Lady Stair's House. Lady Stair's(‘1ose. 52‘) 4‘)0l. Mon» Sat 10am- 5pm. Free. A Revolutionary Writer: Lewis Grassic Gibbon 1901-1935 t'ntil Sat 13 Apr. A documentary exhibition looking at the life and work of one of Scotland‘s greatest 20th century writers. Lewis (it‘ttssic (iibbon ( 1‘)01. 1‘)35). author of the classic Sunset Sung.
Men And Beasts Sat 20 Apr- Sat 27 Jtil. A collaboration between poet \‘alerie (iillies and photographer Rebecca Marr comprising black and white photographs and poetry documenting man‘s relationship to beasts and the land at the turn of the century. NEW SHOW.
DUNCAN OF JORDANSTONE COLLEGE
t'niyersity of Dundee. 1.3 Perth Road. 01382 345330.
Found In Space t'ntil Thu 25 Apr (Cooper (iallery 1. The results o1. workshop with schoolchildren working the electronic imaging students Alec ()hnstad and Lynne (iranger. Portraits And Presentations 1'iiti1 Fri 17 May (1.aiiib(iallery). Portraits drawn from the 1'niyersity of Dundee Mtiseum collections featuring works by Sir (ieorge Reid. Alberto Morrocco and McIntosh Patrick.
DUNDEE CONTEMPORARY ARTS
152 Nethergate. 01382 ‘)()‘)‘)()0.
Tue Wed. Sat ec Sun 10.30am 5.30pm; Thu & Fri 10.30am 8pm.
Michael Rothenstein Tue 16
Apr Sun 2 .luri (Print Studio). A selection of prints.
Tania Ufer and Laura Murray Tue 16 Apr Sun 26 May (()ne Fiye Two). Jewellery in organic forms made from silver. gold. precious stones. pearls and enamel by Tania Pier and eyening purses in silyer. tine silks and precious stories by Laura Murray.
Love 8. Hate: Poetry Prints Sat 21) Apr Sat 8 Jun. (mated by poet Don Paterson. and in response to Fiona Banner's current exhibition. a selection of poetry prints w ill be posted tip around the building.
Fiona Banner: Your Plinth Is My Lap Sat 20 Apr Stiii ‘) Jun. Best known for her text works deriyed from classic films. Fiona Banner presents a selection of new and recent prints. draw- ings and sculptures which continue her ongoing fascination with language. Born in Mersey side it) 1966. the exhibition at the D('A is her most substantial solo show to date in the PK. See llitlist.
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Ann Lislegaard Sat 20 Apr Sun ‘) .1un.An installation combining sound. light and photographs by Danish artists Ann 1.islegaard which places the \ icw er at the centre of the work. NLV‘.’ SHOW. British Printmaking From 1945-1970 Thu 18 Apr. 7pm. (Print Studio). A slide talk on British printmaking.
Curating Contemporary Prints Fri 1‘) Apr. 11am (l)(‘A Meeting Room). Tessa Sidey. curator of Prints and Drawings at Birmingham Museums and Art (iallery giyes a talk Sidey worked with Michael Rothcnstein to catalogue his prints and has organised seyeral iiiaior exhibitions. 102 THE LIST 1" 2“,
Jessie Higginson and Sylvia Kerr tintil Sun 14 Apr (()ne Fiye Two). Ceramics by Jessie Higginson incorporating her trademark stripes in shades on blue and silver and 18c gold jewellery inspired by wrought iron and cast iron work.
Kathryn Maxwell - Connections l'iitil Sun 14 Apr (Print Studio). Religion. death and genetics are explored in this exhibition of prints by Kathryn Maxwell. an artist and professor at Arizona State 1'niyersity.
Albert Square. ()1382 432084. Mon «Sat 10.30am 5pm: Sun 12.30 ~4pm; Thu 10.30am -7pm.
Life At Liff: The Mental Health Of Dundee 1'nti1 Sun 16 Jun. An exhibition marking the beginning of the closure of the Dundee Royal 1.iff Hospital. exploring the changes in mental health pt'oyision oyer the last 200 years.
West Henderson Wynd. ()1382 225282. Mon—Sat 10am 4pm: Sun 1 1am 4pm. Unknown Treasures: An Introduction To The University Of Dundee Museum Collections Sat 13 Apr Sun 14 Jul. An exhibition of stunning artworks show it alongside examples from the uniyersity‘s collections of science. natural history. medicine and ethnography. NEW SHOW.
VISUAL RESEARCH CENTRE Dundee (‘ontemporary Arts. 152 .\'ethergate. 01382 348060. Wed Fri 10.30am 530me Sat ck Sun
Audio Arts (1973-2001) 1'nti1 Thu 18 Apr ((‘entre for Artist Books). An exhibition highlighting the work of Audio Arts magazine on cassette who since 1‘)73 have published nineteen yolumes of recordings which debate the theory and practice of contemporary art. LAST CHANCE TO SEE.
Primitive Streak Wed 24 Apr Sat 4 May. A fashion collection by designer Helen Storey and Dr Kate Storey chronicling human embryonic dey-elopiiicnt.
.Outside the Cities
Steiiton. 0| 368 850256. Daily noon 75pm (closed Thu).
Spring Mixed Show that Wed 1 May. A spring selection of paintings by regular exhibitors including Annette lidgar. James Harrigatt. John Lowrie Morrison. Maggie \ance.A1astair Fiddes Watt. Jacqueline Watt and new comer Willie Fulton.
DICK INSTITUTE MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY
lilmhank Ayenue. ()1563 554343.
Mon Tue & Thu Fri 10am 8pm; Wed 6’; Sat 10am 5pm.
Exhibition 2002 t‘niil Sat 1 I May. An exhibitiott of work by local school pupils including work from the annual summer school featuring paintings and textiles.
In Our Image t'niil Sai l8 May. Portraits from the last 300 years from Ramsey to Raeburn to contemporary portraiture.
THE CHANGING ROOM
35 The Stirling Arcade.01786 47‘)36 1. Tue Sat 11am 4.30pm.
. . . from the middle through the middle . . . t'ntil Sat 18 May. A large sculptural installation by Hana Saktiriia which uses extracts of death scenes froiu secondhand book to challenge our attitudes towards mortality.
PHOTOGRAM-TASTIC! Tue 16—Thu 18 Apr. 10am—noon. £2. Dean Gallery. Bellord Road. Edinburgh. 0131 624 6272. Ages over 6. Learn to make your own photograms using simple photography techniques in a fun-packed workshop led
by Kenny Bean.
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Activities And Fun
Tots Loopy Landscapes Drama Sat 13 ck Sat 20 Apr. 10 1 Iain. 1 lam-noon.
1 2pm (k 2 3pm. £15 for six weeks. Hunterian Art (iallery. t'niyersity of (ilasgow. 82 llillhead Street. 330 5431. Adyance booking required. Ages 3 5. lixplore space and landscape using creatiye drama games at this six-week course.
The Art Corner Sat l3 & Sai 2(1Apr. 10am noon ch 1 3pm. £48 for ten weeks. Hunterian Art (iallery. 1'ni\'ersity of (ilasgow. 82 Hillhead Street. 330 5431. Adyaitce booking required. Ages 8 14. Budding artists can hone their skills in a mammoth ten-week course offering a wide Variety of arts and crafts.
Expressive Arts Classes Wed 17. Sat 20 1% Wed 24 Apr. tinics \ary. £48 £102. Scottish ()pera 'l'echnical (‘entre. tidiiigton Street. 332 ‘)000. Ages 3 5. 6 8. ‘) 11 and 12 14. Ten week courses deyelopiiig skills in the expressiye arts. placing equal emphasis on music and drama.
Shrek (1') Sat 13 Apr. 1pm; The Dark Crystal Sat 20 Apr. 1pm. £2.25 (family ticket £‘)). (ilasgow Film Theatre. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128. See Film 1ndex. Human BOdylPU): Grand Canyon (1’6); Dolphins (1'); Into The Deep (1'); Blue Planet (1'). times may check Film listings Tor showing times. 15 (£5.50). IMAX Theatre. (ilasgow Scicrtce (‘entrcﬁ 51) Pacific Quay. 420 5000.
A Brush With The Emperor and Can You Hear The Seagulls? Sai I.) Apr. 2pm. £4 (£3 ). Scottish Mask & Puppet Theatre (cutie. 8 l0 Balcarres Ayenue. Kelyindale. 33‘) 6185. (‘ollaboratiye ’l'heatre (‘ompany present two charming tales. A Brits/i Till/1 'I‘lie [imperm- is based on a (‘hinese boy w ho wants to become an artist. and ('im You Hr'rl)‘ 'I‘lii' Swen/ls is about an unloy ed child w ho finds a better life.
The Singing Ringing Tree Sat 20 Apr. 2pm. £4 (£3). Scottish Mask ix Puppet 'l'heatre ('entre. 8 11) Balcarres Ayenue. Kely indale. 33‘) 6185. Ages 3 7. Folding
Theatre Puppet company adapt this Fastern litiropean folk tale about a prince in pursuit of a vain princess. Traditional glove puppets and simple storytelling are Used to tell this story about the price of true loye.
Activities And Fun
Quickies For Kids Royal Museum Of Scotland. 2 (‘hainhers Street. 247 421‘). Free. Ten—minute talks for children held eyery Sat and Sun at 2.30pm.
Futuristic Clay Figures Thu 1 l & Thu 18 Apr. 10am-noon. Free with exhibition ticket. ('ity Art Centre. 2 Market Street. 52‘) 3‘)‘)3. Ages 7. 12. A two part workshop making futuristic figures inspired by Thin-1r! ()fSIrrr llitrx exhibition. Easter Extravaganza t'niil Sun 21 Apr. 10am 6pm. Normal admission applies. Dynamic liarth. Hol_\'rood Road. 5507800. Join in with Dino the Dinosaur's chaotic capers including lace-painting. touch tables and Faster-themed events. Activator Camp Thu ll Fri 12 Apr. Mon 15 -Fri 1‘) Apr. ‘).30ani 4.30pm. £13 per day £60 per week. Meadow bank Sports (‘entre. 13‘) London Road. 661 5351. A mtilti-actiyity camp for the Faster holidays designed especially for primary -aged children.
Saturday Art Sat 13 ck Sat 20 Apr. 10am -noon. £11) per four-week block. Dean (iallery. Belford Road. 624 6200. Adyance booking required. Ages 6 10. Working with different artists. learn creatiye techniques using inspiration from works in the gallery.
Starworks Mon 15 Apr. 10am noon. Free with exhibition ticket. ('ity Art (‘entre. 2 Market Street. 52‘) 3‘)‘)3. A fartiin arts and craft workshop using paint and watercolour.
Costume And Gadget Design Tue 16 Apr. 10am noon. Free with exhibition ticket. ('ity Art ('eiitre. 2 Market Street. 52‘) 3‘)‘)3. Ages 7 10. Design a costume or gadget for a Slur ll'urx character tising paper. texture and colour. Photogram-tastic! Ttte 16 Thu 18 Apr. 10am noon. £2. Dean (iallery. Belford Road. 624 6272. Ages o\ er 6. See photo caption.
World Of Illusions Tue 16 Apr.
10am 1pm. £5. ('aiiiera ()bscura. (‘astlehill. Royal Mile. 226 370‘). Ages
‘) l0. (‘ome and explore some \ isual trickery at (‘aiiiera ()bscura. Then \ isit the Scottish Poetry library to recreate what you base seen through poetry.
Celestial Windchimes Wed (7 Apr. 10am noon. Free with exhibition ticket.