Art listings

Edinburgh Galleries continued

TALBOT RICE GALLERY University of Edinburgh. South Bridge. 650 2210. Tue—Sat 10am—5pm.

John McLean - New Works Until Sat 13 Dec. New paintings and early works on paper by leading British abstract painter John McLean. LAST CHANCE TO SEE.

Andrew Mackenzie Until Sat l3 Dec (round room). A pedestrian footbridge on a beach near Dunbar is the starting point for this series of site- speciftc works on paper by Andrew MacKenzie.

Road Map Until Sat 13 Dec. Art group Multiplicity present a film work following the routes of two Palestinian and Israeli taxi drivers as pan of a one- day symposium which questions whether reconciliation amid the current global situation is possible.


36 Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon—Fri

l lam—6pm; Sat 10.30am—6pm (closed 25 & 26 Dec. [—3 Jan).

Christmas Exhibition L'ntil Sat 10 Jan. Mixed show featuring over 70 gallery artists with jewellery by Sheana Stephen.


3 Bristo Place. 220 4538. Daily noon —10pm (closed 20 Dec—2 Jan). Seasonal Mystery Show Until Sat 3 Jan. A mixed show of works by various artists.

Thrnaround L’ntil Sat 3 Jan. A group show of work on the theme of


Various venues. Scotland-Wide. For a detailed itinerary call 0131 529 3930/3682.

Jack Cunningham - Brooching the Subject Until Fri 19 Dec. The award-winning Travelling Gallery sets off on a new tour of Scotland featuring the work ofjeweller. Jack Cunningham. The show comprises a series of 20 brooches tnade from found objects. semi-precious stones and silver and each one is a miniature composition symbolising personal memories. relationships and stories.


Cafe Bar. 10 Cambridge Street. 228 5383. Daily l0am—midnight (closed 25 Dec & 1 Jan).

Stuart McCafler Until Sat 3 Jan. Prints and photography by Edinburgh College of Art graduate. Stuart McCaffer. THE TRON 9 Hunter Square. High Street. 226 0931. Daily noon—5pm (closed 25 Dec).

Kfir Bolotin Until W ‘d 3| Dec. Photographs of Edinburgh and New Zealand by Kftr Bolotin.


44 Mortonhall Gate. 672 2345. Daily noon—5pm.

4+ Until Sat 20 Dec. Four Duncan of Jordanstone graduates. Elaine Allison. Patricia Bray. Miriam Drysdale and Moira Morrison invited four guests to show with them in an exhibition of mixed media works to raise money for Cancer and Leukaemia in Childhood. The show features paintings. printmaking. ceramics. artists books and embroidery.

UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH Fine Art Department. 19 George Square. 650 4124. Mon—Thu 8.30am—9pm; Fri 8.30am—7ptn.

Professor Ann Reynolds Thu I 1 Dec. 1pm. Professor Ann Reynolds of the University of Texas talks about her new book on the influential American artist Robert Smithson. Robert .S‘mt'thson: Learning front New Jersey and Iz'lsett'here (MIT Press 2003).

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The Rialto, Venice by ML Thrner on show at the National Gallery of Scotland


16 South Fort Street. 478 7810. Mott-Sat l lam—1 1.45pm; Stttt 12.30—1 1.45pm. ()pen front 6pm 25 Dec.

Zoe Fothergill: Line of Sight L'ntil Sun 14 Dec. A collection of new photographic works by Zoe Fothergill furthering her exploration of pattern and natural form.

Peepshow Sun 14 Dec—Sat 17 Jan. Benchtours theatre company celebrate their tenth anniversary with a collection of photographs by Marc Marnie of the company‘s last 13 plays including The Bridge ( 1994). I”(’p.\‘ltrttt' ( 1996) and The Cherry Orchard (2002).


4 Dundas Street. 558 9544/5. Mott-Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 1 1am—4pm (closed 24 Dec 4 Jan).

Christmas Exhibition t'ntil Wed 24 Dec. A mixed show featuring new work by 14 contemporary artists and oils. prints and watercolours by 19th and 20th century artists in the basement gallery. Mixed Show Mon 5—Sat 31 Jan. A selection of Scottish sporting. military and landscape paintings.

Edinburgh Museums

This section lists museums currently showing temporary exhibitions. For details of other permanent attractions, see Edinburgh Lite, page 1 19.


42 High Street. 529 4142. Mon -Sat 10am-5pm (closed 25 8c 26 Dec. I & 2 Jan).

Season’s Greetings limit Sat 31 Jan. A collection of Victorian and early 20th century Christmas and New Year cards.


Newhaven Harbour. 551 4165. Daily noon-4.45pm (closed 25 & 26 Dec. 1 & 2 Jan).

A Tribute to Fishermen L’ntil Wed 31 Dec. An exhibition focusing on the working lives of fisherman. featuring ceramic and textile designs created by students from Victoria Primary School and [Edinburgh's Telford College.


2 Chambers Street. 247 4219. Mon- Sat 10am—5pm (Tue 8pm); Sun noon-5pm (closed 25 Dec).

Millennium Clock A chance to view Russian mechanical sculptor liduard Bersudsky's millennium clock. a kinetic sculpture. measuring nine metres high. Mao: Arts for the Masses 1950—76 L'ntil Sun 4 Apr. The formation of Communist China is brought to life through a private

collection of masterpieces tttade between 1950-1976. acqttired dttring and imtnediately after the Cultural Revolution.

Trailblazers - Scots in Canada L'ntil Sun 4 Jan. £40.31. For over 400 years Canada has been a key destination for emigrating Scots. This fascinating exhibition tells the story of how Scotland‘s first trailbla/ers helped to shape the face of modertt Canada and the important relationships which developed between early indigenous Canadians and the first ever Scots itt Canada.


Lady Stair's House. Lady Stair's Close. 529 4901. Mon~Sat 10am -5pm (closed 25 & 26 Dec. 1 & 2 Jan).

Dorothy Dunnett (1923-2001) ['ntil Sat 26 Jttn. A focus on the life and work of author Dorothy Dunnett who penned I._vnton(l (’hrmtit‘les. King Hereafter. The Home of.\'it‘t'o/U and the Johnson Johnson detective series.


l'niversity of Dundee. 1.3 Perth Road. 01382 345330 (closed 19 Dec 4 Jan). Common-Place l‘ntil Tue 6 Feb. A look at how buildings are conceived and developed focttsittg on nine Scottish projects inclttding lidinburgh’s Dance Base and a shelter on Tiree.

Masters Expo 2003 Sat l3 Wed 17 Dec. The culmination of this year's programme in line art. design. electronic imaging. animation and visualisation. NEW SHOW.


I52 Nethergate. (11382 909900. Tue-Wed. Sat & Sun 10.30am 5.30pm: Thu 8; Fri 10.30am -8pm (closed 25 & 26 Dec. 1 & 2. 5 & 6 Jan).

Plunder L'ntil Sun 1 1 Jatt. A tttajor group exhibition which takes a fresh look at collage from the paper variety to digital media. satnpled sound and moving image. The show featttres Kurt Schwitter‘s paper collage ntade in 1921. Peter Saville and Jamie Reid‘s influential work for record covers iii the late 70s and 80s and works by Douglas (iordon. Roderick Buchanan. Pierre lluyghe. Jim Lambie. Sarah Lucas. Eduardo Paolozzi. Cathy Wilkes attd many tnore. See review.

Gallery Talk: Linder 'I‘hu ll Dec. 6.30pm. Artist Linder talks about her work iii the current Plunder exhibition. Scott Hudson, Frances Thornburn and Matthew Fitt L'ntil Mon 15 Dec. Dundee-based artists respond to the work of Dundee poet Matthew I-‘itt.

Christmas Print Sale and Printmaking Demonstration Sat 13 & Sun 14 Dec. Sat 10.30attt—5.30pm: Sttn noon—5pm. ()riginal. limited edition prints by local and visiting artists at affordable prices.

Craft at DCA L'ntil Stttt 11 Jan. Hand-made crafts ittclttding jewellery. cerantics and textiles by some of Scotland’s top makers.


2.5 26 Mid Wynd. Mid Wynd Industrial listate. 01382 225982. Tue Sun

noon 5pm.

Masters Expo 2003 Sat l3-\\'cd 17 Dec. See Duncan of Jordanstonc entry.


Albert Square. 01382 432084. Mon-Wed & Fri—Sat 10.30am-5pm: Thu ll).3Uztttt-r7pltl; Sun l2.30--4pm (closed 25 & 26 Dec. l 3 Jan).

Ode to the North Wind t'ntil Wed 31 Dec. An exhibition highlighting Dundee's collection of 20th century oil paintings alongside changing displays of watercolours and works on paper. Revealed - Ten Years of Collecting l'ntil Stilt 4 Jan. An insight into what the McManus (iallet'ies have been collecting for the past ten years. Highlights inclttde archaeological material unearthed in Dundee's High Street. a tnodel of the record-breaking seaplanes. the Maia and Mercury ad Derek Robertson's bequest of exotic butterflies.

About You and Your Fears l'ntil Sun 4 Jatt. Over three months. four tip- and-coming artists from Dundee will explore and re-interpret the gallery space. The second installation features new paintings and collage by Delia Baillie from the series Lox legw- to .1]! Rainer. Dan Howard-Birt presents a series of works which explore the linguistics and the presumed meaning of language. Perttille Spence shows an earlier film work. I look up. I look down and Michael Mallet will construct large- scale wall-based collages ‘live' in the gallery.


West Henderson Wynd. 01382 225282. Mon Sat 10am 4pm; Sttn llam~4pm (closed 25 ck 26 Dec. 1 ck 2 Jan). College Collage l'ntil Sun 29 Feb. A display of art works by former students and staff at Dttncan of Jordanstone College of Art featuring drawings. paintings. textile art and sculpture.

Outside the Cities



Callendar Park. 01324 503789. Mon- Sat 10am 5pm; Sttn 2 5pm (closed 25 & 26 Dec. 1 & 2 Jan).

Piece of Mind t'ntil Sat 31 Jan. (ilassworks by Deborah Holloway attd Alice Betts.



War Memorial (iardetts. 01592 412860. Mon Sat 10.30am-5pm; Sun 2 5pm (closed 24 26 & 31 Dec. l & 2 Jan). Three Wise Men Sat 13 Dec Sttn 25 Jatt. Rarely seen paintings of Palestine and Sri Lanka by Lindsay (i MacArthur. a landscape painter working at the turn of the 19th ccntttry.



35 The Stirling Arcade. 01786 479361.

Tue Sat 1 lam 5pm (closed 22 Dccr6 Jan). Pallas l'ntil Sat 24 Jan. l-‘ive (ilasgow- bascd artists explore the context of the gallery both in its physical setting and its wider cultural perspective. l'sing drawings. video and sculptural work they fornt a series of responses with overlapping themes.