Reiach and Hall Architects. 6 Darnaway Street. 225 8444. Mon -Fri 2pm~5pm.

Helgi Thorgils Fridjonsson Until

Fri 23 Apr. A site-specific work by

llelgi Thorgils Fridjonssolt. regarded as

one of Iceland‘s leading representatives of ‘new paintiltg‘.

SMITH AND JOHN GALLERY 15‘) (ireat Junction Street. Leith. 476 7130. Viewing by appointment.

A Wig, a Bag of Blood and a Typewriter Until Wed 3| Mar. A group showing bringing together the work of three lidinburgh College of Art graduates Claire Thacker. limily Machin aitd (iillian lloodless.

THE SOUTHSIDE GALLERY 58 Ratcliffe Terrace. 667 1966. Mon—Sat 10am— 6pm.

Mixed Show Until Fri 30 Apr.

()riginal paintings and prints by various



21 Lismore Crescent. Parsons Green. 620 3344.

Philip Lai Until Fri 2 Apr. Recent work.

TALBOT RICE GALLERY University of lidinburgh. South Bridge. 650 2210. Tue- Sat 10am-~5pm. Merlin James: Easel Painting Until Thu 8 Apr. A seltti-retrospective survey of paintings and works on paper by painter and art critic Merlin James. featuring around 40 paintings and drawings of landscapes. interiors. abstract works. figure paintings and interpretations of old photographs from distant places. See review.

Ellen Munro Until Thu 8 Apr (round room). A installation comprising fabric.

threads. paint altd lights by lillen Munro.


36 l)undas Street. 556 6366. Mon» Fri 1 1am—6pm: Sat 10.30am-6pllt . Stephen MacGruer and Carolyn Rockwood Until Sat 27 Mar. Landscape paintings by Stephen Mac(iruer and still life and landscape studies by Carolyn Rockwood.


3 Bristo Place. 220 4538. Daily

noon— 10pm.

Wanted Until Mon 2‘) Mar. With the help of a RlAS Millennium Award. Total Kunst presents art exhibition of commissioned posters by ten emerging

artists including Jonathan ()wen. Kirsty

Whiten. Mary Trodden. Lyndsay Mann

and Paul Vickers. The posters will also be visible ilt attd around the city streets from early March.


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

Ross Sinclair - The Real Life Opera: Volume 1 Until Fri 4 Jun. (ilasgow artist Ross Sinclair continues his investigation iltto what constitutes the real iii a society ilt this latest Travelling (iallery exhibition. It includes sculpture. performance. humour. text and a (‘D of songs sung and produced by Sinclair including Amazing Grace and the self-penned Real Life is ( '(miing Round the Bend. The tour will be stopping off at the North lidinburgh Arts Centre (2‘) & 30 Mar).


16 South Fort Street. 478 7810. Mon—Sat 1 lamwl 1.45pm; Sun

12.30 11.45pm.

The Art of Being Human Until Sat 20 Mar. Mixed media works by James Page and Ian Thoittpson.

City of Tiny Lights Sun 2|

Mar- Sat 24 Apr. Photographic portraits by Marc Marnie.


4 l)undas Street. 558 9544/5. Mon—Fri l()atllr—‘(ipllil Sat 1 lam-«’4pm.

Spring Exhibition Until Sat 10 Apr. An exhibition of 19th century Scottish oils. watercolours altd engravings.

Edinburgh Museums

This section lists museums currently showing temporary exhibitions. For details of other permanent attractions, see City Life, page 100.


42 High Street. 52‘) 4142. Mon—Sat 10am» 5pm.

Children in Focus Until Mott 19 Apr. Over 100 photographs depicting childhood taken between 1860 and 1960. ranging from studio portraits to snapshots.


2 Chambers Street. 247 421‘). Mon—Sat 10am-5pm (Tue 8pm); Sun noon-~5an Mao: Arts for the Masses 1950-76 Until Sun 4 Apr. The formation of Communist China is brought to life through a private collection of masterpieces made between 1950—1976. acquired during and immediately after the Cultural Revolution.

Photographs by Henrik Saxgren on show at the Danish Cultural Institute

Cats . . . The Ultimate Predators Until Sun 30 May. £4 (£2.50 £3); fantin ticket £12. liverythiitg you ever wanted to know about wild cat front 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 idetttify cat smells. Altd if that all gets too much. you can rest lit a giant’s cat‘s basket iii the (‘at Nap Zone.


Lady Stair's llouse. Lady Stair's ('lose. 52‘) 4901. Mon-Sat 10am 5pm. Dorothy Dunnett (1923-2001) Until Sat 26 Jun. A focus on the life and work of author Dorothy Dunnett who penned Lymonu' ( 'ltronit'les. King Hereafter. The House ()foCt‘U/U and the Johnson Johnson detective series.

93 North Street. 01334 474610. Mon Sat


University of Dundee. 13 Perth Road. 01382 345330.

Other Trace Evidence Until Fri 23 Apr (Lamb (iallery). Alt exhibition exploring how women ltave gone front being the ‘investigated‘ to the ‘investigator'.

What Appears to Be Yours Sat 20 Mar :Sun 18 Apr (Cooper (iallery). Glasgow-based artists Katie lixley aitd Jane Topping examine the process of exhibition production and the language of the logo. lixley has produced a series of video works that document the hidden inner workings of exhibition production while Topping ltas created two sculptural works which adopts and recustomises the language of logos.


152 Nethcrgate, 01382 909900. Tue—Wed. Sat & Stilt 10.30am 5.30pm: Thu & Fri 10.30am—8pm.

George Shaw: What I Did This Summer Until Stilt 21 Mar. The first Scottish showing of paintings by Coventry-born artist (ieorge Shaw. Using llumbrol enamel pailtt (more commonly associated with model airplanes). he paints the mundane front council estate footpaths to pub carparks. ilt these rich evocations of place and memory. LAST CHANCE TO SEE. No Films: Anna Klamroth and Deimantas Narkevicius Until Sun 28 Mar. A showing of films by Anna Klantroth and Deimantas Narkevicius which explore lost ideals altd harsh reality.

listings Art

é Grace Girvan Until Stilt 25 Apr.

Jewellery by ()rkney-born (irace (iirvan which combines found objects witlt precious materials.

Spring Flowers Until Stilt 25 Apr. A display of work by craft makers featuring ceramics. textiles and handbags. Sanna Huttunen: Your Heart is Where Your Home Is the 23

Mar» Stilt 2 May (Print Studio). A series of images made using traditional woodcut and litlto printing by Finland- based priltlittaker Sanita llutttinen.


25 26 Mid Wyttd. Mid Wynd Industrial listate. 01382 225982. Thu Stilt

noon 5pm.

Artist Groups from France and Sweden Fri 26 Mar Stilt 18 Apr. A mixed group show of work by artists from Nice and U iliea.


Albert Square. 01382 432084. Mon Wed & Fri Sat 10.30am 5pm: Thu

10.30am 7pm; Stilt 12.30 4pm. Snapped! Dundee People and Places Until Still 25 Apr. Dundee Photographic Society celebrates its 125th anniversary with this exhibition of over 100 images front 1880 to the present day.

' Outside the Cities

East Lothian


Stenton. 01368 850256. Daily noon 5pm (closed Thu).

Ethel Walker Until \Ved 7 Apr. A solo sltow of new paintings featuring landscapes and still lifes by litltel

; Walker.



l0 (ilasgow Vennel. 01294 275059. Mon Tue & Thu Sat 10am lpilt &

2 5pm.

Making Faces: David Reid Until Stilt 4 Apr. An exltibition of portraits by

David Reid. capturing botlt the likeness

and personality of the sitter.


10am 5pm; Still 2 5pm. Free.

The Meaning of Water Until Sun 21 Mar. A specially coilttttissioned installation by lilizabeth ()gilvie and Douglas Dunn. Part of StAn/a Poetry Festival.

Meet the Artist: Elizabeth

Ogilvie 8. Douglas Dunn Sun 2]

Mar. 4.15pm. Free. The talents behind the Meaning of Water exhibition talk about their installation work. Part of StAnza Poetry Festival.

Poetry without Words Until Sun 21 Mar. Book structures are the

inspiration for this sculptural exhibition

by Racltel llazell. Part of StAn/a Poetry Festival.

Susan Basham Until Stilt 25 Apr. Ceramics and textiles by Susan Basham. inspired by Venetian architecture. Pressing Forward: Contemporary Printmaking in Scotland Until Still 25 Apr. Ten post-

graduate students from the Museum and

(iallery Studies course at St Andrews

present all exltibition of colttetliporary . prints front worksltops ilt Aberdeen.

Dundee and lidiitbtirglt.

? Spring Craft at Crawford Until

I Stilt 25 Apr. Wire jewellery and evening

purses by Laura Murray. functional vessels by [inter ()‘Stillivait and textiles by Pauline Pert.

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