28—30 Ferry Road. 529 5517. Mon—Thu 10am—8pm; Fri 10am—5pm: Sat 9am—1pm.
Cover Story Fri 23 Apr—Fri 21 May. A selection frotn over 50 book covers featuring photographs by Paul Turner. MERZ
87 Broughton Street. 558 8778. W‘d—Sat noon—6pnr
Mixed Show A changing selection of work by 20th century artists. Current stock includes works by Jo Ganter. Rob Maclaurin. Bruce McLean. Roland Fraser. David Grossart. Calum Niven. Philip Reeves and John Piper. NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART
Belford Road. 624 6200 (recorded information 332 2266). Mon—Wed & Fri—Sun 10am—5pm; Thu 10am—7pm. Cafe.
GLucian Freud: Etchings 1946-2004 Until Sun 13 Jun. £3 (£2): children under 12 free. The first ever UK museum show dedicated to the lesser known printmaking works by one of the worlds' greatest realist paintings Lucian Freud. The exhibition features over 60 original etchings dating from the l940s which were small in scale and very detailed. mirroring his paintings at that time to the more freer. more ambitious prints of the 1980s onwards. Like his paintings. tnany of the works focus on the human ﬁgure but also include studies of nature. Garden in Winter being an impressive example. Many of the etchings relate to paintings and vice versa and his approach to the medium is similar to his paintings. handling the etching plate like a canvas and drawing from the sitter in front of him. See Hitlist.
Ben Nicholson and the St Ives School Until Sun 13 Jun. Free. An exhibition looking at the long and prolific career of Ben Nicholson (1894—1982) who is acknowledged for having had a greater influence on the development of abstract art than any other British artist. The show features over 50 works from the gallery’s permanent collection from throughout his career and works by his St Ives contemporaries.
After Hours - Curator’s Tour Thu 29 Apr. 6pm. Free. A programme of after
gallery hours events featuring a tour of the Ben Nicholson exhibition with curator Alice Strang.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND
The Mound. 624 6200 (recorded information 332 2266). Mon—Wed & Fri—Sun 10am—5pm; Thu 10am-7pm. D.Y. Cameron Etchings tintil Sun 6 Jun. Drawn from the permanent collection. an exhibition of prints by the best known etcher of the Glasgow School. Sir David Young Cameron (1865—1945). The show features over 30 works including etchings of the towns in Northern France and Belgium. architectural studies and views of the Scottish Highlands.
After Hours - Orchestral Manoeuvres in Art Thu 22 Apr. 6pm. Free. A programme of after gallery hours events featuring a concert of brass and wind quintets.
Rent Day in the Wilderness by Sir Edwin Landseer l't‘i 23 Apr. 12.45pm. Free. Allan (‘arswell from the National Museums of Scotland discusses Sir lidwin Landseer‘s painting.
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 62-1 6200 (recorded information 332 2266). lvlon—Wed & Fri—Sun 10am—5pm; Thu 10am-7pm. Cafe.
Patrick Geddes: The French Connection Until Sun 18 Apr. An exhibition exploring through works of art. books. manuscripts. photographs and videos. the ways in which Patrick Geddes ( 1854-4932). one of Scotland's most inspired artists and thinkers. forged artistic links between Scotland and France.
Below Stairs: 400 Years of Servants’ Portraits lintil Mon 31 May. £4 (£3); under 12s free. Anne French and Giles Waterfield curate this exhibition of over 90 paintings. drawings and photographs which focuses on the portraiture of servants from the early 17th century to the present day. First show at the National Portrait (iallery in London to great acclaim. the display includes Kenneth Macl.eay's watercolour of Queen Victoria‘s servant John Brown and the gallery‘s recent purchase. The Lain/ix- Fun] by Richard Waitt.
Across the oori by Liz McCarthy on show at Just Scottish
Servants in Art and Literature from the Restoration to the Bloomsbury Group Wed 28 Apr. 12.45pm. Free. Anne French. co-curator of Below Stairs gives a talk.
After Hours - Rudsambee Thu 15 Apr. 6pm. Free. A programme of after gallery hours events featuring songs from around the world with lidinburgh's company of singers. Rudsatnbee.
THE NOMADS TENT
21 St Leonard's Lane. 662 1612.
Mon- Sat 10am—5pm; Sun noon—th11. Tulu: Modern Designs in Primitive Shagpile Until Sun 25 Apr. An exhibition of primitive long haired rugs which have been designed by Maggie Struckmeier in collaboration with a workshop in Turkey. inspired by the paintings of abstract expressionist Mark Rothko.
NORTH EDINBURGH ARTS CENTRE
15a Pennywell Court. 315 2151. Mon— Sat 10am 4pm.
Big Art Wee Hands t'ntil Sat 24 Apr. An exhibition of collaborative work by resident artists and the under 5s who took part in the Big Art Wee Hands project.
OPEN EYE GALLERY 3-1 Abercromby Place. 557 1020. Mott-Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—1pm.
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3 April - 20 May 2004 Royal Scottish Academy Building, The Mound, Edinburgh Mon - Sat 10- 5, Sunday 12 - 5 t: 0131 225 6671 www.royaIscottishacademy.org sponsored by Maclay Murray 8: Spens. image by Bill Scott RSA
Alan Davie L'ntil Wed 21 Apr. A selection of paintings by (irangemouth- born artist Alan Davie. Finding inspiration in the world‘s cultures from Zen Buddhism to Indian mythology. he uses an elaborate system of symbols in his paintings.
Lesley Strickland L'ntil Wed 21 Apr. Jewellery.
Best of British Printmaking 1900-1970 Sat 24 Apr Tue 1 1 May. A selection of British printmaking front 1900 to the 70s including works by Robert Austin. Muirhead Bone. William Walcot and James McBey. NEW SHOW. Frances Macdonald Sat 24 Apr—Wed 12 May. Recent seascapes of the west coast of Scotland by Frances Macdonald. Kirsty Wither Sat 24 Apr Wed 12 May. Recent paintings including still life. landscapes and nudes.
From the River to the Sea Sat 24 Apr—Wed 12 May. New pottery by Judith Rowe.
PATRIOTHALL GALLERY (WASPS) Patriothall Studios. off 48 Hamilton Place. 225 12S9. SarWed noon—6pm.
Iris Schilcher: Ninship Edinburgh-Munich Sat I7 Wed 2| Apr. A series of small acrylic paintings depicting Bavarian and Scottish scenes by Iris Schilcher. marking the 50th anniversary of the twinship of the two cities. During the exhibition there is a workshop for children (ages 5 -l()) on 17 & 18 Apr. 1 --1pm. costing £8. NEW SHOW.
PHOENIX 369 GALLERY
3 Dundas Street. 556 6497. Tue Sat noon~ 7pm.
Vento della Memoria l'ntil Wed 5 May. Landscape paintings of the Scottish borders by Salvatore Ravo.
THE QUEEN’S GALLERY
Palace ()f Holyroodhouse. 556 5100. Daily 9.30am 4.30pm.
King of the World: The Padshahnama, an Imperial Moghal Manuscript l'ntil Mon 3 May. £4 (£243). The jewel-like illustrated manuscript known as the Padshahnama or (‘hronicle of the King of the World. ranks as one of the finest examples of Mughal art. (iiven to King George 111 by the Nawab of ()udh (Lucknow. India) in 1797. it fortns an 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 'l'aj Mahal.
RED DOOR GALLERY
42 Victoria Street. 477 3255. Mon Sat 12.30am- 5.30pm; Sun noon-5pm. lmania Until Thu 29 Apr. A mixed show of work by up-and-coming and established artists featuring oil on paper by Benet llattghton. Japanese woodcuts by Pattl Furneaux and jewellery by Michael Peckitt and Susan Hay.
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