photographer Cindy Sherman. She first catne into prominence in the mid 70s with her Untitled Film Stills in which she photographed herself in different disguises in an attempt to explore and expose the well-defined images and stereotypes of women. The exhibition surveys her work to date and includes the historical portraits. the murder mystery series
( I976). studio portraits and her latest works. the Clown Series. See also ()mni. Talking Photographs: Cindy Sherman Study Day Sat 28 Feb.
1 lam—3.30pm. Free. An informal afternoon to discuss the work and its importance of American photographer Cindy Sherman. William Gear L'ntil Sun 29 Feb. A display of paintings by Fife-born William Gear who settled in Paris in 19-17 and became involved in the COBRA movement.
Elephants and Other Acquisitions L'ntil Sun 7 Mar. The SNGMA displays its latest acquisitions featuring works by the wood engraver Winifred McKenzie
( 1905—2001 ) and her sister Alison McKenzie (1907—1982).
Bill Viola l'ntil Sun 7 Mar. A display of three video pieces by the master of the medium Bill Viola including Catherine 's Room. Four Hands and .S'urrender which form part of the series Passions which express different states of emotion. Discovering Bill Viola Mon 23 Feb. 12.45pm. Free. Curator Philip Long discusses the three works by Bill Viola currently on show in the gallery.
After Hours - We Challenge You! Thu 19 Feb. 6pm. Free. A programme of after gallery hours events featuring a musical response to modern art.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND
The Mound. 624 6200 (recorded information 332 2266). Mon-Wed & Fri—Sun 10am—5pm; Thu 10am—7pm. Travels with Edward Lear: Watercolours from the Runciman Collection l'ntil Sun 21 Man. A display of over 30 watercolours by British artist and poet lidward Lear ( 1812—1888). best known as the author and illustrator of .'\'onsen.se lerses. The watercolours of topographical and natural history studies which were gifted to the Galleries from the Iistate of Sir Stephen Runciman. Conservation Live! Fri 27 Feb. 12.45pm. Free. A unique chance to see how paintings are conserved as Michael Gallagher. director of conservatio. and his team embark on conserving the National Galleries' largest painting. Alexander III of Scotland Rescued from the Fury of a Stag by (he Intrepidirv o/‘Colin l’ilzgera/d by Benjamin West. There are three talks documenting the start. middle and end of the conservation work taking place on 27 Feb. 12 8; 25 Mar.
After Hours - We Challenge You! Thu 4 Mar. 6pm. Free. A programme of after gallery hours events featuring a musical response to historical art.
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street, 624 6200 (recorded information 332 2266). Mon—Wed & Fri—Sun 10am—5pm; Thu 10am-7pm. Cafe. Patrick Geddes: The French Connection L'ntil Sun 18 Apr. An exhibition exploring through works of art. books. manuscripts. photographs and videos. the ways in which Patrick Geddes
( 1854—1932). one of Scotland's most inspired artists and thinkers. forged artistic links between Scotland and France.
Clan: 21st Century Clans in Focus Until Tue 13 Apr. Commissioned by the Highland Festival in 2003. a touring photographic exhibition which explores whether the clan systems still has relevance in the Highlands in the 21st century. Below Stairs: 400 Years of Servants’ Portraits tintil Mon 31 May. £4 (£3); under 12s free. Anne French and Giles Waterlield curate this exhibition of over 90 paintings. drawings and photographs which focus on the portraiture of servants from the early 17th century to
The Arts Club’s Woman Chef, 1935 by Francis Edwin Hod
ge forms part of
Below Stairs at the National Portrait Gallery
the present day. First shown at the National Portrait Gallery in London to great acclaim. the display includes Kenneth Macl.eay‘s watercolour of Queen Victoria's servant John Brown. the fourth Duke of Buccleuch's French chef Joseph Florance. painted by Edinburgh artist John Ainslie. and the Scottish National Gallery's recent purchase. The Laird 's Fool by Richard Waitt.
After Hours - A Poetry Tour Thu 26 Feb. 6pm. Free. A programme of after gallery hours events featuring readings on the theme of travel with James Bryce.
The Illustration of Race, Slavery and Black Servitude in 18th Century Paintings Wed 3 Mar. 12.45pm. Free. John Cairns from the University of Edinburgh gives a talk. NORTH EDINBURGH ARTS CENTRE
15a Pennywell Court. 315 215]. Mon—Sat 10am—4pm.
Big Art Wee Hands Until Fri 16 Jul. An exhibition of work by professional artists alongside work made by the under fives who took part in the Big Art Wee Hands project.
THE OLD BAKEHOUSE GALLERIES
125 Dalry Road. 623 2233. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
Mixed Show Until Wed 31 Mar. A mixed show of paintings and prints by various artists.
OMNI Greenside Place. Cindy Sherman Billboard Commission Until Sun 7 Mar. First seen in London. a series of ten large billboards designed by Cindy Sherman as part of a commission for the Serpentine Gallery and London Underground's Platform for Art programme. The works draw on characters she created between 1983 and 2002. See also National Gallery of Modern Art.
OPEN EYE GALLERY
3-1 Abercromby Place. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm.
Claire Harrigan Sat 21 Feb—Wed 1() Mar. Recent paintings.
Bonnie Thompson Sat 21 Feb—Wed 10 Mar. New paintings.
Glass Exhibition Sat 21 Feb—Wed 10 Mar. A show of work by six artists working in glass including Ingrid Phillips. Sarah Mcdonald and Charlie Macpherson. Laura Baxter Until Wed 10 Mar. Jewellery inspired by botanical forms.
PATRIOTHALL GALLERY (WASPS) Patriothall Studios. off 48 Hamilton Place. 225 1289. Tue—Fri noon—6pm; Sat & Sun noon—4pm.
A Year in Paint Sat 21 Feb—Mon 1 Mar. An exhibition of 365 paintings by Vera Coghill. created each day over the past year.
PHOENIX 369 GALLERY 3 Dundas Street. 556 6497. Tue—Sat noon—7an
Mixed Show Until Sat 28 Feb. A mixed show of works frotn stock including paintings and costume designs by Anthony Holland from the 30s and 40s and designs from the 60s by Lindsay Kemp.
THE QUEEN’S GALLERY Palace Of Holyroodhouse. 556 5100. Daily 9.30am—6pm.
King of the World: The Padshahnama, an Imperial Moghal Manuscript Until Mon 3 May. £4 (£2—£3). The jewel-like illustrated manuscript known as the Padshahnama or Chronicle of the King of the World. ranks as one of the finest examples of Mughal art. Given to King George III by the Nawab of ()udh (Lucknow. India) in 1797. it forms art official record of the first ten years of the reign of Shah-jahan (r. 1628—58). ﬁfth Mughal emperor of India and builder of the Taj Mahal.
RANDOLPH GALLERY 46 Dundas Street. 556 2228. Mon—Fri 10.30am—5.30pm; Sat 10am—4pm. Alexander Robb: Venetian Landscapes Mon l—Wed 31 Mar. Venetian landscapes by Alexander Robb. the culmination of three trips made to Venice over the past five years. NEW SHOW.
RED DOOR GALLERY
42 Victoria Street. 477 3255. Mon—Sat 12.30am—5.30pm; Sun noon—5pm. Strange Location L'ntil Thu 19 Feb. A mixed show of work by established and up- and-coming artists featuring digital works by Tommy Grace.
Spectrum Fri 20 Feb—W:d 31 .\1ar.A mixed show of work by up-and-coming artists featuring sinister. modern fairytales in aquatint and etch by Georgina Birch and lightboxes by Tony Griffin. NEW SHOW. RIAS GALLERY
15 Rutland Square. 229 7545. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm (except local bank holidays). Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) - Architectural Competitions Exhibition L'ntil Fri l2 Mar. An exhibition organised by the RIBA competition office. documenting built projects that have been realised through the competitions process in recent years. Mavisbank House - Post ‘Restoration’ - What How? Thu 26 Feb. 7pm. Free. Architect and restorer James Simpson talks about the future for the impressive though now derelict building featured on BBC‘s Restoration programme.
ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN Exhibition Hall. lnverleith Row. 552 7171. Daily 10am—5pm.
Images from the Garden VI L'ntil Sun 28 Mar. An exhibition of works by students attending the RBGIi adult education courses featuring photography. basketry and paper making.
ROYAL OVER-SEAS HOUSE Landings Gallery. 100 Princes Street. 225 1501. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm.
ROSL Arts navel Scholars Exhibition 2003 Until Wed 17 Mar. An exhibition of paintings. prints and installations by winners of the ROSL Travel Scholarships 2002 from Australia. Ghana. Jamaica. Sri Lanka and the L'K.
ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY BUILDING The Mound. 624 6200. MomWed & Fri—Sun 10am—5pm; Thu 10am-7pm. Degas and the Italians in Paris Until Sun 29 Feb (lower galleries). £6.50 (£4.50). The second exhibition devoted to Impressionism in the refurbished RSA building is the first to explore the connection between French painter lidgar Degas and a number of Italian artists in Paris who were greatly inspired by his experimental techniques and his ability to capture modern life. There are over 90s works. 50 by Degas including oils. pastels. drawings and sculpture depicting his famous ballet dancers. nudes. women washing and drying themselves and early ortraits. LAST CHANCE TO SEE. & The Royal Scottish Academy Student Exhibition Sat 21 Feb-Mon 1 Mar (Info: 0131 225 6671 ). The annual RSA Student Iixhibition featuring around 280 works encompassing installation. oils. prints. interactive pieces. sculpture. performance and architecture. by final year and post-graduate students from Scotland's art colleges. See Hitlist. NEW SHOW.
ROXY ART HOUSE
2 Roxburgh Place. 556 9222. Daily 10.30am-4.30pm.
Grounded Fri 20—Sun 22 Feb. An exhibition of work in progress by second year tapestry. drawing and painting students at Edinburgh College of Art. ranging from the conceptual to painting and sculpture.
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