THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 16 Dundas Street, 558 1200. Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 10am–4pm. FREE Ann Oram RSW Until Wed 31 Mar. Sumptuous still lifes and flower pieces in oils and watercolours. FREE Jo Hayes-Ward Until Wed 31 Mar. Hayes-Ward’s intricate jewellery pieces have an architectural aesthetic. FREE Kate Thomson & Hironori Katagiri Until Wed 31 Mar. New sculptural works. FREE The Roberts Until Wed 31 Mar. Paintings and works on paper by Robert Colquhoun and Robert MacBryde.

TOTAL KUNST @ FOREST 3 Bristo Place, 220 4538. Daily 10am–midnight. FREE Crocodilopolis Until Sat 27 Mar. During the course of Heather Tweed’s exhibition seven new crocodile sculptures will be hidden within walking distance of the Heart of Midlothian in Edinburgh.

UNDER THE STAIRS 30 Merchant Street, 466 8550. Daily noon–11pm. Trouble Vision Until Sun 28 Mar. An exhibition of three dimensional portraits by an experimental photographer. Outside the Cities

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 Alex Frost: The Connoisseurs Until Sun 23 May.

New series of contradictory mosaic pieces following Alex Frost’s recent Glenfiddich residency.

NORTH EDINBURGH ARTS CENTRE 15a Pennywell Court, 315 2151. Mon–Sat 10am–4pm. FREE Local Shops Until Tue 23 Mar. Dutch artist Witte Wartena presents eight watercolour paintings of shops in Drylaw, Muirhouse and Pilton. PATRIOTHALL GALLERY WASPS Patriothall Studios, off 48 Hamilton Place, 226 7126. Tue–Sun 11am–5pm. FREE Continental Drift Sun 21–Tue 30 Mar. Visual artist Michele Marcoux and poet Sheila Black explore ‘inner weather’ with a reading of the poem Continental Drift on 21 March (7pm, £5).

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 The Pelican Gallery, 51 Little France Crescent, Old Dalkeith Road, 536 1000. Daily 9am–8pm. FREE Telling Tales Until Wed 31 Mar. Exhibition featuring highlights from recent Artlink workshops. ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound, 225 6671. Daily 10am–5pm. An independent institution led by eminent artists and architects.

FREE Alan Davie HRSA: Scottish Prints Until Sun 21 Mar. Print works by revered Scottish artist. FREE RSA Members at Peacock Until Fri 26 Mar, Mon Only 10am–5pm. A selection of works by RSA members in Aberdeen.

SCOTLAND-RUSSIA INSTITUTE 9 South College St, 668 3635. Tue–Fri 11am–4pm; Sat 1.30pm–4pm. FREE Shelagh Atkinson A Walk along the Fontanka Until Sun 4 Apr. Prints and pastel drawings of street scenes in St Petersburg by UK artist Shelagh Atkinson. SCOTLANDART.COM 2 St Stephen Place, 225 6257. Mon–Fri 10.30am–5.30pm; Sat 10am–5.30pm; Sun noon–5pm. FREE Spring Exhibition Thu 18 Mar–Wed 28 Apr. Featuring new works by Lesley McLaren, Alan King and Jonathan Hood.

SIERRA METRO Ground Floor North, 22 West Harbour Road, Sat & Sun noon–6pm. FREE Bethan Maddocks & Anna Robbins: Of the Remainder Until Sun 11 Apr. This exhibition of sculptural assemblages and site-specific kinetic works is concerned with the ways in which transience is documented by bodies, materials and objects. TEA TREE TEA 13 Bread Street, Mon–Fri 7am–7pm; Sat & Sun 9am–7pm. FREE Connecting Branches Until Thu 1 Apr. Group exhibition of work by painter and ceramicist Laura Rigby, woodcarver Gary Mitchell and wood sculptor/painter Naomi Hare.

Visual Art

THE DI ROLLO GALLERY 18a Dundas Street, 557 5227. Mon–Sat 10am–5.30pm. FREE Karen Willis & Colin Robertson Exhibition Until Mon 29 Mar. Display of paintings, sculpture and jewellery. DOVECOT 10 Infirmary Street, 315 3054. Tue–Sat 10.30am–5.30pm. FREE Enlightenment: The Art of Science Until Sat 27 Mar. An exhibition by photographer David McIntyre.

DUNDAS STREET GALLERY 6a Dundas Street, 558 9363. 10am–6pm. FREE Jamie Primrose: Shimmering Echoes Fri 19–Sat 27 Mar. New collection of oils and Indian inks. EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS 23 Union Street, 557 2479. Tue–Sat 10am–6pm. FREE Reveal Sat 20 Mar–Sat 8 May. Group exhibition featuring over 20 artists.

FRUITMARKET GALLERY 45 Market Street, 225 2383. Mon–Sat 11am–6pm; Sun noon–5pm. Toby Paterson ●●●●● Until Sun 28 Mar. Delineating the planes, forms and brightly-coloured politics of postwar modernist architecture, Paterson’s accomplished works reference a montage of idealised and reconfigured structures.

GLADSTONE GALLERY 477b Lawnmarket, 226 5856. Daily 10am–7pm. FREE Reinventing Cultural Iconography Tue 30 Mar–Sun 4 Apr. Exhibition featuring the work of young Spanish artists. THE HENDERSON GALLERY 4 Thistle Street Lane NW, 225 7464. Tue–Sat 11am–6pm. FREE Charlie Anderson Bliss Until Sat 20 Mar. Recent graduate Charlie Anderson explores art’s role throughout history and the ever-changing importance of painting.

INGLEBY GALLERY 15 Calton Road, 556 4441. Mon–Wed, Fri, Sat 10am–6pm & Thu 10am–7pm.

✽✽ FREE Peter Liversidge: The Thrill of it All ●●●●● Until Sat 10 Apr. Liversidge explores the notion of artistic process in a playful exhibition framed by his trademark ‘proposal’ technique.

INVERARITY ONE TO ONE EDINBURGH Montrose House, 1 Montrose Terrace, 661 8816. Mon–Thu 10am–6pm; Fri 11am–7pm; Sat 10am–2pm. FREE Damian Callan Until Wed 31 Mar. Paintings and drawings. INVERLEITH HOUSE Royal Botanic Garden, Arboretum Place/Inverleith Row, 248 2971. Tue–Sun 10am–5.30pm. FREE Victoria Morton Until Sun 2 May. Paintings by critically acclaimed Glasgow-born artist Victoria Morton - her first major solo exhibition in a Scottish museum for seven years. FREE New Short Films by Ann- Marie Copestake Until Sun 2 May. Film works installed in the Lower Ground Floor Gallery.

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.

✽✽ FREE The Printmaker’s Art Until Sun 23 May. See review,

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Life, Death and Sex figurative works by emergent Scottish artists Christine Clarke, Sarah Green, Sarah Wilson and Kirsty Whiten, whose ‘Flower Monkey’ is pictured. Incidentally, the gallery takes its name from a type of neotenic salamander . . . Axolotl, Edinburgh, until Sat 20 Mar. If you haven’t already checked out the inaugural exhibition from the capital’s freshest art gallery, you’d better get your skates on. Life, Death and Sex features