ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound, 225 6671. Daily 10am–5pm. An independent institution led by eminent artists and architects. FREE RSA 184th Annual Exhibition Sat 8 May–Wed 23 Jun. Invited selections.

SCOTLANDART.COM 2 St Stephen Place, 225 6257. Mon–Fri 10.30am–5.30pm; Sat 10am–5.30pm; Sun noon–5pm. FREE Joe O’Brien Fri 7 May–Wed 2 Jun. Paintings based on the 16th Century Calvinist Reformation. STILLS 23 Cockburn Street, 622 6200. Daily 11am–6pm. FREE The City and the Stars Until Sun 18 Jul. Work by Emma Kay, Rut Blees Luxemburg and Craig Mulholland.

TALBOT RICE GALLERY University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, 650 2210. Tue–Sat 10am–5pm. FREE ARTIST ROOMS: Jenny Holzer The Purple Tilt ●●●●● Until Sat 15 May. Interesting and often thought-provoking colection of textual works and projections.

THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 16 Dundas Street, 558 1200. Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 10am–4pm. FREE Alison McGill: New Paintings, Clive Bowen & The Edinburgh School Until Sat 1 May. Three exhibitions including paintings and wood-fired earthenware by Bowen. FREE Archie Forrest RGI, Danish Silver, Eduardo Paolozzi: Prints and Drawings & Merete Rasmussen Wed 5–Sun 30 May. Four exhibitions present silver, sculptures, works in the Scottish Colourist tradition and screen prints by Paolozzi. WASPS STUDIOS Patriothall Studios, 48 Hamilton Place, Stockbridge, 225 1289. FREE Drawing Ahead Fri 7–Tue 18 May. Joyce Gunn Cairns, Sera James Irvine, Sarah Gittins and Mary Archibald exhibit. Telephone for opening times.

Visual Art

THE TALL SHIP AT GLASGOW HARBOUR 100 Stobcross Road, 222 2513. Daily 10am–5pm. FREE Salt Water Until Sun 20 Jun. Group show. Part of GI. TEN TIL TEN Arch 16 Eastvale Place, Thu–Sat noon–5pm. FREE Heather Cook Until Mon 3 May. New work focuses on the material and immaterial. Part of GI. FREE Carla Scott Fullerton Until Mon 3 May. See page 89. Part of GI.

TOUCHBASE BUSINESS CENTRE Milnpark Street, Kinning Park (between Portman St & Middlesex St), Mon–Fri 9am–5pm. FREE New Work from Europe Until Sat 22 May. See Project Ability.

TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive, 0845 330 3501.Fri–Wed 11am–6pm & Thu 11am–8pm. FREE 24 Hour Psycho Back and Forth and To and Fro ●●●●● Until Mon 9 May. See review, page 89. Part of GI.

✽✽ FREE Christoph Buchel ●●●●● Until Sun 18 Jul. See

review, page 89. Part of GI. FREE Four Seasons Until Sun 20 Jun. New film from Keren Cytter. Part of GI. FREE Photography is Easy and the Voice of Language Until Mon 3 May. Events programme of artists’ film and performance. Part of GI.

FREE Richard Moat and Arthur Steward ●●●●● Until Thu 13 May. Text paintings, fragile objects and pared- down structures.

DEAN GALLERY 73 Belford Road, 624 6200. Daily 10am–5pm. Home to a world-famous selection of works from the Dada and surrealist movements and a large collection of works by Edinburgh-born sculptor Sir Eduardo Paolozzi. FREE Strange Encounters Until Sun 27 Jun. Works by Douglas Gordon, Martin Boyce and Robert Colquhoun.

✽✽ FREE ARTIST ROOMS: Diane Arbus ●●●●● Until Sun 13 Jun.

Compelling collection of black and white prints. DOVECOT STUDIOS 10 Infirmary Street, 550 3660. Tue–Sat 10.30am–5.30pm. Tapestry Revealed Part Two Tue 4–Sat 29 May. The second in a four-part series of exhibitions which reveal the tapestry process.

EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS 23 Union Street, 557 2479. Tue–Sat 10am–6pm.. FREE Reveal ●●●●● Until Sat 8 May. Prints from recent graduates of Scottish universities. FRUITMARKET GALLERY 45 Market Street, 225 2383. Mon–Sat 11am–6pm; Sun noon–5pm. FREE Air Iomlaid Until Sun 9 May. The culmination of the Gallery’s 18- month education project.

INVERLEITH HOUSE Royal Botanic Garden, Arboretum Place/Inverleith Row, 248 2971. Tue–Sun 10am–5.30pm.

✽✽ FREE Victoria Morton ●●●●● Until Sun 2 May. Celebration and

critique of the everyday. LEITH GALLERY 65 The Shore, Leith, 553 5255. Mon–Fri 11am–5pm; Sat 11am–4pm. FREE Journey into the Landscape Until Sat 22 May. Works by gallery artists.

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. FREE The Printmaker’s Art ●●●●● Until Sun 23 May. The oft- misunderstood art of printmaking is explored.

✽✽ FREE Confrontation Until Sun 18 Jul. Lucas Cranach’s 16th

century painting ‘Venus and Cupid’ is paired with Otto Dix’s 1932 ‘Nude Girl on a Fur’. FREE Dance Until Sun 6 Jun. Mixed exhibition exploring approaches to the depiction of dance. PATRIOTHALL GALLERY WASPS Patriothall Studios, off 48 Hamilton Place, 226 7126. Daily noon–5pm. FREE At The King’s Castle Until Tue 4 May. Katharine Aarrestad, Bryony Knox and Sophie McKay Knight exhibit.

TRANSMISSION GALLERY Trongate 103, 552 4813. Tue–Sat 11am–5pm & Thu 11am–7pm. FREE United Nations on the Performative Institution Until Sat 15 May. A fictional institution, with references to the UN. Part of GI.

THE HENDERSON GALLERY 4 Thistle Street Lane NW, 225 7464. Tue–Sat 11am–6pm. FREE Life, Words and Coincidences: Un Journal Intime by Caty Leveque Until Sat 15 May. The visual diaries of this French artist. THE QUEEN’S GALLERY Palace of Holyroodhouse, 556 5100. Daily 9.30am-6pm. £5.50 (£5; Children £3; Under 5s free, Family ticket £14) Dutch Landscapes Fri 30 Apr–Sun 9 Jan. Works by Jacob van Ruisdael, Aelbert Cuyp and Nicolaes Berchem.

WASHINGTON GARCIA 17 Prince Edward Street, Queens Park. Mon–Sat 11am–6pm. FREE Prologue Until Mon 3 May. Corin Sworn’s first solo exhibition in Scotland. Part of GI.

INGLEBY GALLERY 15 Calton Road, 556 4441. Mon–Sat 10am–6pm. FREE Sean Scully: Iona Until Sat 19 Jun. Paintings and photographs by eminent painter. ROXY ART HOUSE 2 Roxburgh Place, 652 8195. Daily 11am–5pm FREE Art Exhibition by Maria Rud Thu 6 May, 7pm. New paintings by a Russian artist.

WASPS STUDIOS 77 Hanson Street, Dennistoun, 554 8299. Mon–Fri 10am–5.30pm; Sat & Sun 10am–4pm. FREE Retro Renaissance Until Sat 31 Jul. Works on paper by Leigh Chorlton. Part of GI.

Edinburgh ART’S COMPLEX St. Margaret’s House, 151 London Road, Daily 11am–6pm. FREE QuoteMarks Until Fri 7 May. Featuring MA Fine Art 1st year students from Edinburgh College of Art.

AXOLOTL 35 Dundas Street, 07812 170279.

✽✽ FREE Spring 2010 Exhibition ●●●●● Until Sat 1 May. Work by

Scottish artists.

BOURNE FINE ART 6 Dundas Street, 557 4050. Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 11am–2pm. FREE Lavery and the Glasgow Boys Until Sat 8 May. Travelling exhibition of works. COLLECTIVE GALLERY 22–28 Cockburn Street, 220 1260. Tue–Sun 11am–5pm. FREE Tessa Lynch: Alexandrite Until Sun 23 May. Work developed whilst on residency at Edinburgh International Climbing Arena.

CORN EXCHANGE GALLERY Constitution Street, 561 7300. Wed–Sat 11am–4.30pm. 92 THE LIST 29 Apr–13 May 2010

David Noonan: Spiel Washington Garcia has taken operations off-site for three weeks to present the first solo exhibition in Scotland by Australian artist David Noonan. For the

exhibition, Noonan, whose work blends myth, fact and fiction in a diverse range of found imagery to create dramatic, highly elaborate and sumptuously finished works, will be responding to the grand and unconventional surrounds of the library’s public reading room. His installation incorporates elements from existing bodies of work alongside a newly commissioned piece, which brings into play the audience’s own navigation through the dramatically charged space. Washington Garcia (off-site), The Mitchell Library, Glasgow, until Mon 3 May. www.glasgowinternational.org