Art listings

i Edinburgh Galleries continued


3 Dundas Street. 556 6497. Tue- Sat noon—- 7pm.

African Rhythms Sat 6 Mar-Thu I Apr. Paintings by Lanarkshire-based artist Kirsteen Harris inspired by her time spent in the animal reserves of southern Africa.


Palace ()f Holyroodhouse. 556 5 HM. I)aily ‘).3()am«4.3()pm.

King of the World: The Padshahnama, an Imperial Moghal Manuscript Until Mon 3 May. £4 (52— £3). The jewel-like illustrated manuscript. known as the ‘Padshahnama‘ or ‘C‘hronicle of the King of the World'. ranks as one of the finest examples of Mughal art. (liven to King (ieorge III by the Nawab of ()udh (Lucknow. India) in 1797. it forms an official record of the first ten years of the reign of Shah-jahan

(r. I628— 58). fifth Mughal emperor of India and builder of the Taj Mahal.


46 Dundas Street. 556 2228. Mon-- Fri 10.30am -5.3()pm; Sat l()am-«4pm. Alexander Robb: Venetian Landscapes Until Wed 31 Mar. Venetian landscapes by Alexander Robb. the culmination of three trips made to Venice over the past five years.


42 Victoria Street. 477 3255. Mon Sat l2.3()am-5.3()pm; Sun noon 5pm. lmania Until Wed 3] Mar. A tnixed show of work by up-and-coming artists featuring sinister. modern fairytales in aquatint and etch by Georgina Birch and lightboxes by Tony (iriflin.

a Scottish Arts Council

2004 until March 2005.

Funds are available:

led projects.


application pack.

98 THE LIST 4 —18 Mar 2004


The Scottish Arts Council’s Guide to Funds is now available, detailing the funding available to both individuals and organisations for the year from April


l5 Rutland Square. 22‘) 7545. Mon Fri ‘)am--5pm (except local batik holidays). Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) - Architectural Competitions Exhibition lfntil Fri 12 Mar. An exhibition organised by the RIBA competition office. documenting built projects that have been realised through the competitions process in recent years. Keppie Design: 150 Years in an Architectural Practice Mon 15 Mar I‘ri 16 Apr. An insight into the architectural practice. Keppie Design. which was founded in (ilasgow in l854. Scottish Architecture Thu ll Mar. 6 8pm. Free. The launch of Miles (ilendinning and Aonshus McKechnie's new book Seoul's/i Are/titeeltu'e (Thames and Hudson).


2 Roxburgh Place. 556 ‘)222. I)aily

llam 5pm.

Cornucopia of the Arts Sat

13 Sun 28 Mar. In conjunction with the Burnside (iallery in Arran. paintings by James (iorman with work in glass. textiles. silks. photography. weavings and woodwork by a selection of artists.

ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN Iixhibition Ilall. Inverleith Row. 552 7l7l. Daily l()am- 5pm.

Images from the Garden VI t'ntil Sun 28 Mar. An exhibition of works by students attending the RB(iIi adult education courses featuring photography. basketry and paper making.

ROYAL OVER-SEAS HOUSE Landings (iallcry. l()() Princes Street. 225 I50]. Mon l-‘ri l()am 6pm.

ROSL Arts Travel Scholars Exhibition 2003 tintil Wed 17 Mar.

An exhibition of paintings. prints and

for individuals: we offer support to individual artists for research and development, training, production and presentation/promotion of work. This may take the form of grants, awards, bursaries, or support to artist-

for organisations: we offer support for arts projects, artists’ residencies, capital projects (buildings, equipment and artists’ work in public places), organisational development and research and

For further information on applying for funds contact: Scottish Arts Council Help Desk,

telephone 0845 603 6000 (local rate)


or go online ( for an

The Scottish Arts Council champions the arts for Scotland

installations by winners of the R()SI. Travel Scholarships 2002 from Australia. (ihana. Jamaica. Sri I.anka and the ITK.


l6 Dundas Street. 558 I200. Mon Fri l()am 6pm; Sat l()atn 4pm.

Denise Findlay Mon 8 Wed 31 Mar. New figurative paintings by Denise I-‘indlay which employ a range of surfaces and techniques including linen. copper. ceramic and stone.

Jane Adam Mon 8 Wed 3| Mar. New jewellery iti aluminium.

Anna Lambert Mon 8 Wed 31 Mar. Quirky domestic ceramics featuring farm and sea birds.


Reiach and Ilall Architects. 6 I)arnaway Street. 225 8444. Mon Fri 2pm 5pm. Helgi Thorgils Fridjonsson Mon l5 Mar Fri 23 Apr. A site-specific work by Ilelgi Thorgils l‘ridjonsson. regarded as one of Iceland‘s leading representatives of ‘new painting’.


l5‘) (ireat Junction Street. I.eith. 476 7l3(). Viewing by appointment.

A Wig, a Bag of Blood and a Typewriter l'ntil Wed 3i Mar. A group showing bringing together the work of three lidinburgh ('ollege of Art graduates (‘laire Thacker. Iimily Machin and (iilliatt Ilootllcss.


58 Ratcliffe 'I‘errace. 667 l‘)66. Mon Sat l()am 6pm.

Mixed Show t'ntil Wed 3t Mar. ()riginal paintings and prints by various ttl’lists.


23 (‘ockburn Street. 622 62()(). I)aily llam 6pm.

New Europe and the Balkans L'ntil Sun l4 Mar. Breda Beban curates this touring group show of work by eight contemporary artists from the Balkans (including Bulgaria. ('roatia and Serbia) who work in photography. performance and \ ideo. I’eatured in the show are Alla (ieorgieva’s hilarious self portraits «ll/(1's Set-rely; Igor (iubic's stunning photography set Si/enee and Breda Beban’s Lin/e [films In ('ij About.


2l I.ismore Crescent. Parsons (ireen. 62() 3344.

Matius Ring l'ntil Fri 5 Mar. Matias Ring reworks and re-exhibits a work originally shown at the Signal (ialleri in Maltno. Sweden.

Philip Lai l'ntil l‘ri 2 Apr. Recent


TALBOT RICE GALLERY l'niversity of Iidinburgh. South Bridge. 65() 22“). Tue Sat l()am 5pm.

6 Merlin James: Easel Painting Sat 6 Mar Thu 8 Apr. A semi- retrospectivc survey of paintings and works on paper by painter and art critic Merlin Jatnes. featuring around 4() paintings and drawings of landscapes. interiors. abstract works. ligure paintings and interpretations of old photographs from distant places. See Ilitlist. NEW SHOW.

Symposium: The Use of Painting l’ri 5 Mar. 2 4.30pm. Free. To accompany the Merlin James exhibition. a free symposium chaired by Pat I'isher exploring the current resurgence of painting. Speakers include Merlin James. Patrick lilliot. Neil Mulholland and Alex Pollard.

Ellen Munro Sat 6 Mar- Thu 8 Apr (round room). A installation comprising fabric. threads. paint and lights by Iillen Munro. NEW SHOW.

TORRANCE GALLERY 36 Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon -l"ri llam 6pm; Sat l().3()am 6pm .

Tom Watt [Intil Sat 6 Mar. Recent paintings. i Stephen MacGruer and Carolyn Rockwood Sat l3wSat 27 Mar.

Landscape paintings by Stephen . .‘vIacGruer and still life and landscape studies by (‘arolyn Rockwood.


3 Bristo Place. 220 4538. I)aily

noon l()pm.

Wanted Sat 6 ~Mon 2‘) Mar. With the help of a RIAS Millennium Award. Total Kunst presents an exhibition of commissioned posters by ten emerging l artists including Jonathan ()wen. Kirsty Whiten. Mary Trodden. Lyndsay Mann and Paul Vickers. The posters will also be visible in and around the city streets from early March. NEW SHOW.


Various venues. Scotland-wide. For an itinerary call 52‘) 3930/3682.

Ross Sinclair - The Real Life Opera: Volume 1 limit Fri 4 Jun. (ilasgow artist Ross Sinclair continues his investigation into what constitutes the real in a society in this latest Travelling (iallery exhibition. The exhibition includes sculpture. performance. humour. text and a (‘D of songs sung and produced by Sinclair including Amazing (imee and the self-penned Real Life is (inning Round the Bend. The tour will be stopping off in West Kilbride (until 5

Mar) and life (9 1‘) Mar).

UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH Fine Art Department. l‘) (ieorge Square. 6504124. Mon Thu 8.30am 9pm; Fri 8.30am 7pm.

Rocket lfntil I’ri 5 Mar. An exhibition of work by 4th and 5th year fine art students from Iidinburgh lfniversity.


16 South Fort Street. 478 7810. Mon Sat 1 lam l 1.45pm; Sun |2.3()- 11.45pm. The Art of Being Human L'ntil Sat 20 Mar. Mixed media works by James Page and Ian Thompson.


4 Dundas Street. 558 9544/5. Mon-Hi l()am 6pm; Sat llam 4pm.

Spring Exhibition Tue‘) Mar Sat It) Apr. An exhibition of l‘)th century Scottish oils. watercolours and engravings.

Edinburgh Museums

This section lists museums currently showing temporary exhibitions. For details of other permanent attractions, see City Life, page 102.


42 Iliin Street. 52‘) 4l42. Mon Sat l()am-5pm.

Children in Focus t'ntil Mon 1‘) Apr. Over 100 photographs. taken between I860 and l‘)6(). depicting childhood. ranging from studio portraits to snapshots.


2 (‘hambers Street. 247 421‘). Mon-Sat l()am 5pm (Tue 8pm); Sun noon -5pm. Mao: Arts for the Masses 1950-76 lintil Sttn 4 Apr. The formation of (‘ommunist (‘hina is brought to life through a private collection of masterpieces made between l‘)5()—l‘)76. acquired during and immediately after the (‘ultural Revolution.

Cats . . . The Ultimate Predators l'ntil Sttn 30 May. £4 (£2.5()—£3); fatnin ticket £l2. Iiverything you ever wanted to know about wild cat from the rusty spotted cat from India and Sri Lanka to the largest of them all. the lion. Aimed particularly at children. the exhibition explores how it feels to be a cat. how cat’s claws work and how to identify cat smells. And if that all gets too tnuch. you can rest in a giant's cat‘s basket in the ('at Nap Zone.