This is Who We Are Approximately 1000 places in Canada derive their names from Scottish origins. As part of the Year of Homecoming, this exhibition explores the links between
Scotland and Canada, bringing together a number of community photography projects which are connected by shared place names. The exhibition at the Holyrood parliament is part of an ongoing project by Cultural Connect Scotland, who use the bridge of digital photography to help communities from both countries investigate and record their shared roots. ■ Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, until Mon 30 Nov.
■ EMBASSY The Roxy Art House, 2 Roxburgh Place. Thu–Sun noon–6pm. FREE Way Out is the Way Out Until Sun 15 Nov. Group exhibition of artists from +44 141 Gallery, Glasgow. Featuring Alan Stanners, Benny Merris, Christian Newby, Dan Miller, Ragnar Jonasson, Sandy Smith and Sophie Mackfall.
■ FRUITMARKET GALLERY 45 Market Street, 225 2383. Mon–Sat 11am–6pm; Sun noon–5pm.
✽✽ FREE The End of the Line: Attitudes in Drawing Sat 14
Nov–Sun 10 Jan. See preview, page 88. ■ THE HENDERSON GALLERY 4 Thistle Street Lane NW, 225 7464. Tue–Sat 11am–6pm. FREE The Defective Gene Until Sat 21 Nov. Three generations of the De Koenigswarter Family exhibit painting, printmaking and photography.
■ INGLEBY GALLERY 15 Calton Road, 556 4441. 10am–6pm; Thu 10am–7pm & Closed Sun. ✽✽ FREE David Austen: My love, I have been digging up my own bones in the garden again ●●●●● Until Sat 14 Nov. At once fragile and striking, this collection of watercolour figures, bold text paintings and a silent film study, presents a world that hovers at a slight, yet distinct remove from the ordinary.
■ INSTITUT FRANÇAIS D’ECOSSE 13 Randolph Crescent, 225 5366. Mon–Wed & Fri 9.30am–5.30pm; Thu noon–5.30pm; Sat 9.30am–2pm.
FREE Photos de rue, photos de scène Until Fri 20 Nov. Photography by Kenny Mathieson depicting the Edinburgh Fringe 2009 and WOMAD festival 2009.
■ INVERLEITH HOUSE Royal Botanic Garden, Arboretum Place/Inverleith Row, 248 2971. Tue–Sun 10am–5.30pm.
✽✽ FREE Karla Black Sat 14 Nov–Sun 14 Feb. Installations by
the Glasgow-based artist, using ephemeral materials to evoke the landscape.
■ ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE 82 Nicolson Street, 668 2232. Mon–Fri 10am–1pm & 2–5pm. FREE Ivan Malerba: In The Meantime Until Fri 27 Nov. Small scale paintings from this Glasgow- based Italian painter.
■ THE JOHN MAXWELL GALLERY Artspace, 11 Harewood Road, Craigmillar, 659 4759. Daily noon–4pm. FREE Craigmillar Then . . . Until Sat 7 Nov. Photographic exhibition of Craigmillar’s evolution, featuring old and new pictures and artefacts. ■ KOMACHI 162 Fountainbridge, Daily 2pm–7pm. FREE Carnation Until Fri 6 Nov. Group exhibition of work by Aimee Van Breugel, Dr Neupop, Doris & Lubin, Charlotte Palmer and Mary Trodden.
■ NATIONAL GALLERY COMPLEX The Mound, 624 6200. Mon–Wed & Fri–Sun 10am–5pm; Thu 10am–7pm. FREE As Others See Us Until Sun 8 Nov. Photographers Ross Gillespie and Tricia Malley have created a series of portraits of prominent and adopted Scots. FREE Picturing Britain: Paul Sandby (1731–1809) Sat 7 Nov–Sun 7 Feb. The influential British map-maker turned painter is best known for his magnificent watercolours. FREE Sir Peter Lely: Artist and Collector Fri 13 Nov–Sun 14 Feb. A display of rarely seen works on paper by one of the most fashionable portraitists in 17th century Britain, Sir Peter Lely (1618-80).
■ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street, 2257534. 10am–5pm. FREE Salt of the Earth Until Sun 10 Jan. Craig Mackay explores aspects of emigration and internationalism through photographs of well-known Scots. FREE Gifted Sat 7 Nov–Sun 10 Jan. A selection of beautiful handmade ceramics, jewellery, textiles and books will be on sale. ■ NATIONAL WAR MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Edinburgh Castle, 225 7534. Daily 9.45am–5.45pm. Free with castle admission. Helmand: Faces of Conflict Until Sun 31 Jan. A showcase of the photography of Robert Wilson, war artist with Edinburgh’s 52 Infantry Brigade.
■ PAGEANT 10 Lauriston Street, 228 5455. Mon–Sat 11am–6pm. FREE Bad Dudes Vs Dragon Ninja Until Fri 27 Nov. Students and recent graduates exhibit drawings, paintings and sculptures that draw on influences such as comic books, cartoons, fanzines and computer games. ■ PATRIOTHALL GALLERY WASPS Patriothall Studios, off 48 Hamilton Place, 226 7126. Daily noon–6pm. FREE Backdrop Until Tue 10 Nov. This exhibition brings together recent work by three painters – Thomas Aitchison, Tim Dodds and Andy Slater – who seek to portray the scenes of imagined places and stories.
■ THE QUEEN’S GALLERY Palace of Holyroodhouse, 556 5100. Daily 9.30am–4.30pm. £5 (£4.50). The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton and Antarctic Photography Until Sun 11 Apr. Photographs taken by Herbert George Ponting and Frank Hurley during the expedition and on Shackleton’s subsequent polar voyage.
■ SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART 75 Belford Road, 624 6200. Daily 10am–5pm. FREE Artist Rooms Until Sun 8 Nov. An outstanding collection of contemporary art recently acquired by the National Galleries of Scotland and the Tate. Featuring works by Andy Warhol, Vija Celmins, Ellen Gallagher, Damien Hirst, Alex Katz and Francesca Woodman. FREE Agnes Martin ●●●●● Until Sun 8 Nov. An exhibition of the American minimalist painter’s late works. ■ THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 16 Dundas Street, 558 1200. Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 10am–4pm. FREE Duncan Shanks – in Search of Time Past Until Sat 28 Nov. Shanks’ use of strong colour and richly-applied paints chart the changing Scottish seasons. FREE Mark Herald and Friends Until Sat 28 Nov. This exhibition brings together the work of 19 artists who share an interest in Popular Art and mid 20th century artist/designers.
■ TALBOT RICE GALLERY University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, 650 2210. Tue–Sat 10am–5pm. FREE An Entangled Bank Until Sat 12 Dec. Five contemporary artists interpret the legacy and continuing relevance of Darwinian ideas in art and imagination. Featured artists are Christine Borland, Ilana Halperin, Brian Hewitt, Kenny Hunter and Ben Rivers. FREE Darwin’s Edinburgh Until Sat 12 Dec. Objects and images from the University’s vast collections – including paintings, busts, and a death mask – comprise a historic exhibition in The Georgian Gallery exploring Darwin’s time as an undergraduate at the University.
■ DUNDEE CONTEMPORARY ARTS 152 Nethergate, 01382 909900. Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat 10.30am–5.30pm; Thu 10.30am–8.30pm; Sun noon–5.30pm. FREE Thomas Hirschhorn: It’s Burning Everywhere Until Sun 29 Nov. First solo UK exhibition of this internationally acclaimed artist presents vast new work ‘It’s Burning Everywhere’, an ambitious sculptural installation, and ‘Substitution 2 (The Unforgettable)’. 5–19 Nov 2009 THE LIST 91