Vivienne Edgar: Nature With Nature Within Contemporary artist Vivienne Edgar uses mixed media and texture to explore the beauty,
pattern and seduction found in nature in a unique way. The exhibition also features a ‘secret garden’ that will appeal to the more traditional eye by showing images of nature in watercolour, charcoal and pastel. ■ Art’s Complex, Edinburgh, Sat 6–Fri 19 Feb. www.vivienneedgar.co.uk
■ DOVECOT 10 Infirmary Street, 315 3054. Tue–Sat 10.30am–5.30pm. FREE Taking Time: Craft and the Slow Revolution ●●●●● Until Wed 10 Mar. This touring group exhibition uses work by a vast array of craftspeople and makers to explore up-to-the-minute issues. See review, page 89.
■ EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS 23 Union Street, 557 2479. Tue–Sat 10am–6pm. FREE Magne F: alpha beta ●●●●● Until Sat 6 Mar. Perhaps best known as the writer and keyboard player from a-ha, Magne Furuholmen presents a portfolio of 30 prints. See review, page 90. ■ EMBASSY The Roxy Art House, 2 Roxburgh Place, Daily noon–6pm. FREE Salon Until Sun 7 Feb. Embassy’s annual member’s show.
■ FRUITMARKET GALLERY 45 Market Street, 225 2383. Mon–Sat 11am–6pm; Sun noon–5pm.
✽✽ FREE Toby Paterson ●●●●● Until Sun 28 Mar. See review, page
89. ■ 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 Into the Light: Edinburgh Until Fri 26 Feb. Jérôme Lorieau documents Edinburgh’s urban landscape.
■ INVERLEITH HOUSE Royal Botanic Garden, Arboretum Place/Inverleith Row, 248 2971. Tue–Sun 10am–3.30pm.
✽✽ FREE Karla Black: Sculptures ●●●●● Until Tue 9 Feb. Physical,
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pre-linguistic communication remains central to Black’s practice; a conceit made to feel all the more present with these incredible new sculptures. ■ KOMACHI 162 Fountainbridge, 07525 414626. Wed–Sun noon–6pm. Angus Hood–Residue Until Fri 19 Feb. A group of paintings completed in 2009, unified by Hood’s sophisticated and radiant use of colour, and occupying a unique place between abstraction and figuration.
■ LE CAFE ROYALE 274 Royal Mile, 07713 622835. Daily 10am–4pm. Landscapes Until Sun 7 Feb. Oil paintings by Calum McLure. ■ NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound, 624 6200. Mon–Wed & Fri–Sun 10am–5pm; Thu 10am–7pm. The place to see a major part of the nation’s collection of fine art, works from the early Renaissance to the end of the 19th century are on display, including paintings by Raphael, Titian, Velázquez, Rembrandt and Rubens. FREE Picturing Britain: Paul Sandby (1731–1809) Until Sun 7 Feb. The influential British map-maker turned painter is best known for his magnificent watercolours. FREE Sir Peter Lely: Artist and Collector Until Sun 14 Feb. A display of rarely seen works on paper by one of the most fashionable portraitists in 17th century Britain. FREE Turner in January Until Sat 30 Jan. The annual display of JMW Turner watercolours bequeathed by Henry Vaughan. FREE Wild Rovers: Parallel Lives in Crieff Until Sun 28 Feb. A collection of
photos and videos from the streets of Crieff enacting the symbolic passage from the town’s past in droving into the future. ■ PAGEANT 10 Lauriston Street, 228 5455. Mon–Sat 11am–6pm. FREE Elph and Lyken Love: Advanced Mechanics Until Sat 13 Feb. New work by Scottish graffiti artists Elph and Lyken Love.
■ THE QUEEN’S GALLERY Palace of Holyroodhouse, 556 5100. Daily 9.30am–4.30pm. £5 (£4.50). Built in the former Holyrood Free Church, this Gallery presents a programme of changing exhibitions of works of art from the Royal Collection. The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton and Antarctic Photography ●●●●● Until Sun 11 Apr. A beautiful and daunting portrayal of the age of polar exploration. ■ THE ROYAL INFIRMARY OF EDINBURGH FREE The Pelican Gallery, 51 Little France Crescent, Old Dalkeith Road, 536 1000. Daily 9am–8pm. Telling Tales Until Wed 31 Mar. Exhibition featuring highlights from recent Artlink workshops including drawings by Malcy Duff.
■ ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY LIBRARY Royal Scottish Academy Building, The Mound, 225 6671. An independent institution led by eminent artists and architects, the RSA often hosts international exhibitions, as well as exhibiting works by its members and other Scottish artists. RSA Members at Peacock Until Fri 26 Mar, Mon only 10am–5pm. A selection of works by RSA members in Aberdeen.
Alan Davie HRSA: Scottish Prints Sat 6 Feb–Sun 21 Mar, Mon only 10am–5pm. Print works by revered Scottish artist. ■ SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART 75 Belford Road, 624 6200. Daily 10am–5pm. Home to Scotland’s greatest collection of modern and contemporary art, this gallery shows special exhibitions and works from 1900 to the present day. FREE What you See is Where You’re At ●●●●● Until Sun 28 Feb. A complete re-hang in honour of the modern art gallery’s half-century. Highlights include works by Martin Creed, Andy Warhol, Douglas Gordon, Max Beckmann and Kitty Kraus.
■ SIERRA METRO Ground Floor North, 22 West Harbour Road, Fri–Sun noon–6pm. FREE Darren Banks: Soothsayers & Oonagh Hegarty: Tabloid Alchemy ●●●●● Until Sun 28 Feb. See review, page 89. ■ STILLS 23 Cockburn Street, 622 6200. Daily 11am–6pm. FREE Elín Jakobsdóttir: Hinges Between Days ●●●●● Until Sun 14 Mar. Various attempts to render the familiar strange are here assembled in a neat sequence of objects, films and photographs.
■ TALBOT RICE GALLERY University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, 650 2210. Tue–Sat 10am–5pm. FREE Drawing for Instruction: The Art of Explanation Until Sat 6 Mar. An exhibition of dynamic and intriguing drawings and images that have been created by researchers, teachers and students. FREE Smugglerius Unveiled Until Sat 6 Mar. Exhibition revealing the man behind the cast used in the teaching of anatomical drawing at Edinburgh College of Art.
■ THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 16 Dundas Street, 558 1200. Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 10am–4pm. FREE Alexandra Knubley Until Sat 27 Feb. Painter Knubley has won awards from the Royal Scottish Academy and is represented in a growing number of significant collections. FREE Ann Oram RSW Until Sat 27 Feb. Sumptuous still lifes and flower pieces in oils and watercolours. FREE Ex Armarium Until Sat 27 Feb. Prints, illustrations and objects from Steven Appleby, Jonny Hannah, Craig Mitchell, Derrick Guild and Janice Tchalenko. FREE William McTaggart RSA RSW (1835-1910) Until Sat 27 Feb. u Paintings and watercolours Dundee O
■ DUNDEE CONTEMPORARY ARTS 152 Nethergate, 01382 909900. Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat 10.30am–5.30pm; Thu 10.30am–8.30pm; Sun noon–5.30pm. Martin Boyce: No Reflections ●●●●● Until Sun 14 Feb. Boyce’s re- imagining of his 2009 contribution to the Venice Biennale.
Stirling ■ THE CHANGING ROOM Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, 01786 274005. Tue–Sat 10am–6pm. FREE 37 Steps Sat 13 Feb–Sun 28 Mar. Artist Gillian Cooper presents the results of a project where she took a photograph of her surroundings after every 37 steps during one particular day. The images have been combined with textiles and other media to form an installation.