Print Room Tours Thu 27 & Fri 28 .\'ov. 3.30—4.30pm. A free tour of the National Gallery's print room which houses a world-class collection of [European prints and drawings. Europeans in the Middle East Fri 5 Dec. 12.45pm. Jennifer Scarce discusses (iavin Hamilton’s work James Dawkins and Robert Wood Discovering The Ruins of Palmyra.
NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND
George [V Bridge. 226 4531. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
A World of Wonders - Danish Children’s Literature L‘ntil Wed It) Dec. An interactive exhibition focusing on Danish children‘s literature featuring illustrations. listening stations with storytelling and a programme of accompanying events.
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 624 6200 (recorded information 332 2266). Mon—Wed 8: Fri—Sun 10am~5pmz Thu 10am—7pm. Cafe.
Fay Godwin: Landmarks L'ntil Sun 11 Jan. £4 (£3): under 12s free. First shown at the Barbican in London. a touring retrospective exhibition of the work of one of Britain's leading photographers. l-‘ay (iodwin. From her early literary portraits of Ted Hughes and Philip Larkin and her fatned black and white landscapes. the exhibition also includes her documentary colour photographs of Bradford and her most recent. abstract works. (Ilus‘stt'rn'ks. See review.
Parallel Lives: Where Past Meets Present L'ntil Sttn 4 Jan. Free. Parallel [.lH'S is the culmination of a six-month partnership between outreach staff at the galleries and a group of 16-25-year-o1ds from Wester Hailes. ('raigmillar and north and south lidinburgh. Working alongside a contemporary artist. the group has developed artworks in response to works in from the national collections.
Terrain: Landscapes of the Great War llntil Sttn 4 Jan. l‘ree. Since 1996. landscape photographer Peter Cattrell has been photographing the battlefields of World War 1. These haunting images of the Somme and other battlefields of the Western Front reveal how the physical scars of war still remain. even after the passing of tnore than 80 years.
The Union of the Crowns L'ntil Sun 4 Jan. A display celebrating the 400th anniversary of the [Fnion of the (‘rowns in 1603 featuring Adrian Vanson‘s portrait of
James VI of Scotland and a portrait miniature by Nicholas Hilliard of King James.
After Hours - Curator’s Tour Thu 4 Dec. 6pm. A programme of after gallery hours events featuring a tottr of the William Hole and the Portrait (iallery murals with Susanna Kerr.
Portraits at Paxton House Wed It) Dec. 12.45pm. John Madden from Paxton House gives a talk on the gallery's collection of portraits.
57 Home Street. 221 1141. .\lon~Sun 10am—1 lpm.
Tribal Traditions l'ntil Sun 30 .\'ov. Vibrant oils of Africa by Yolande van Zyl. From Zero with Love t'ntil Wed 31 Dec. ()i1 and watercolour paintings of rural and everyday life in around Nairobi and Kikuyu by Tabitha Wa Thunku.
THE NOMADS TENT
21 St Leonard‘s Lane. 662 1612. Mon Sat 10am—5pm; Sun noon-~4pm.
Treasures L'ntil Tue 23 Dec. A selling show of (‘hristmas gifts from west and central Asia including cushion covers. textiles. wall hangings. jewellery. silk scarves and hand-made paper.
NORTH EDINBURGH ARTS CENTRE
15a Pcnnywell Court. 315 2151.
Kate Leiper L'ntil Wed I7 Dec. New paintings by Kate Leiper based upon Scottish folklore and fairytales.
104 Pairs of Shoes L'ntil Fri 5 Dec. Organised by the YWCA Scotland. this poignant touring exhibition highlights the issues of domestic abuse and violence against women featuring 104 pairs of shoes which have been donated by prominent women in Scotland. representing the number of women killed in a year.
The Forum (iallery. Ocean Drive. 555 8888. Mon—Fri 10am—7.30pm; Sat 10am—7pm; Stin 10am—6pm.
Per Aspera Ad Astra (Through the Thorns to the Stars) Sat 29 Nov—Mon 8 Dec. A photographic collection by Russian photographer Natasha Hull to celebrate the tercentenary' of St Petersburg and Russo-Scottish links.
THE OLD BAKEHOUSE GALLERIES
125 Dalry Road. 623 2233. .‘vlon-Sat 10am—6pm.
Mixed Exhibition tintil Mon IS Dec. A rolling exhibition of paintings by tip-and-
t Margaret’s Hope - Dead Still by Gill Tyson at show at the Open Eye Gallery
coming Scottisli artists. Artists who would like to exhibit at tlte gallery should contact 0131 6232233.
OPEN EYE GALLERY
34 Abercrontby Place. 557 1020. Mon l’ri 10am 6pm: Sat 10am 4pm.
Ann Ross RSW t'ntil Wed 3 Dec. Travel-inspired new paintings by Ann Ross. Windmills in the Sky t'ntil Wed 3 Dec. Lithographs and paintings of ()rkney by Jill Tyson.
The Brooch Show t‘ntil Wed 3 Dec. Brooches by various makers including .\lolly Bullick. (iraham ('rimmins and [Emma (iale.
Guy Routledge t’ntil Wed 3 Dec. ('eratnic sculpture.
tWASl’St Patriothall Studios, on 48 llantilton Place. 225 128‘). Mon Wed. l'ri & Sat 10am 5pm: Thu l0am 7pm; Sun noon 6pm.
Four-Play Sat 2‘) No\ Tue 9 Dec. A one-off show and sale of work by artists .\'iki Brooks. Hannah 'l‘racey. Jean-Paul Bargeton and Ian Nicholson.
PHOENIX 369 GALLERY
3 Dundas Street. 556 6407. Tue Sat noon 7pm.
Indian Summer t'ntil Sat 3‘) Not. A collection of summery paintings by various artists including David ('ook. Andrew Brown attd Hunter. Christmas Exhibition Sat 2‘)
NOV Wed 24 Dec. :\ lesliye selection of small paintings including works by Day id ('ook. Lydon Hayes. Stella .\lc.\'airn and Bob Lynn.
THE QUEEN’S GALLERY
Palace ()1. llolyt‘oodltottse. .556 5100. Daily 0.30am 6pm.
King of the World: The Padshahnama, an Imperial Moghal Manuscript t’ntil Mon 3 May. L4 (£2 £3). The jewel-like illustrated manuscript known as the Padshalinama or ('hronicle of the King of the World. ranks as one of the finest examples of Mughal art. (iiven to King (ieot'ge III by the
.\'aw ab of ()udh tl.ucknow. India) in 1707. it forms an official record of the first ten years of the reign of Shah-jahan
(111628 58). fifth .‘vlughal emperor of India and bttilder of the Taj Mahal.
('lerk Street. 668 201‘). Mon Sat
Mike Kinane l'ntil Hi 28 .\'oy. Recettt work.
Norma Adam Mon I Wed 31 Dec. Watercolour paintings.
46 Dundas Street. 556 2228. Mon Fri 10.30am 5.30pm: Sat 10am 4pm. Alison Dunlop l'ntil Sat 2‘) Nov. A solo show of new portrait. figurative and still life paitttings by Alison Dunlop RSW. Christmas Exhibition Wed 3 Wed 31 Dec. A mixed show featuring four new gallery artists Hilary 'l'wiselton. lshbel .‘ylttt't'ay. (ireer Ralston and Marion .\1acphee.
RED DOOR GALLERY
42 Victoria Street. 477 3255. Daily 10.30am 7pm.
Strange Location t‘util .\lon l2 Jan. A mixed show of work by established and up-and-coming artists featuring pastels by Benet llaughton and sculptural works by Lindsey Hamilton.
l5 Rutland Square. 22‘) 7545. Mon Fri 0am 5pm texcept local batik holidays). Generalism Enacted II: An Exhibition by Fergus Purdie t'ntil Fri 5 Dec. A solo show by Perth architect l’ergus Purdie ttsing drawings. models and text to redefine professional identity within contemporary practice. Exercises in Timber Patterns: Space and Form Thu I I Dec Fri to Jan. An exhibition of photographs. drawings and models of recent buildings and projects by Robin Webster with works by sculptor Alan Watson.
The History of Scottish Architectural Competitions Wed 3 Dec. 7pm. Professor ('harles McKean of the l'niyersity of Dundee talks about the rise of architectural competitions to rejuvenate architecture in Scotland in the 80s. and whether they were a hindrance or a help.
ROXY ART HOUSE
2 Roxburgh Place. 07717 744383. Daily 1 lam 4pm.
The Good Housekeeping Guide to Contemporary Art Sat 2*)
.\'o\ Thu 4 Dec. final year sculpture students frotn lidinburgh ('ollege of Art present new and challenging works.
ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN Inverlcith House. Inverleith Row. 552 7171. Mon Fri 10am 3.30pm; Sat & Sun noon 3.30pm. Inverleith House is closed for refurbislunenl until Summer 2004.
All Wrapped Up - The Christmas Craft Collection l'ntil Sun 1 1 Jan. 10am 3.30pm. A selling exhibition of original Scottish crafts featuring textiles. basketry. jewellery. paper. woodwork. studio glass and ceramics. Artists include lilaine Allison. Philippa ('raw ford. Lorna liraser. .\'eil Martin. (‘raig Stuart and Katy \Vesl.
ROYAL OVER-SEAS HOUSE Landings (iallcry. I00 Princes Street. 225 1501. Mon l-‘ri 10am 6pm. Christmas Show t'ntil Fri to Jan. Paintings. prints and drawings by past R()S1. exhibitors including Matthew Burrows. Bella liaston and ('hristophct‘ (iilyan-(‘artw'right
ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY BUILDING
The Mound. 624 6200. Daily 10am 5pm. The Society of Scottish Artists Sat 6 Dec Wed 21 Jan (Info: 220 3977). Since 1802. the Society of Scottish Artists has been exhibiting at the RSA. This exhibition. which celebrates its return to lllt‘ ll‘llll’hlSllL‘kl space. shtms Wtit‘ks ranging from paintings and prints to video and sculpture by selected and ins itetl artists including Katay'oun Dowlatshahi. (‘arol Dunbar. ('raig .\lackay. Rttth .\lonlada. Ann Shaw. ('harmain Pollok and Stephen llealy pltts works by the Queen's painter lili/abeth Blackadder.
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