FREE Michael Lloyd Wed 10 Nov–Mon 13 Dec. Works in silver.
■ DUNDAS STREET GALLERY 6a Dundas Street, 558 9363. 10am–6pm. FREE Jamie Primrose: Luminous Skies Fri 5–Sat 13 Nov. Atmospheric seascapes in oils and inks, inspired by the fluctuating light where sea meets land.
■ EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS 23 Union Street, 557 2479. Tue–Sat 10am–6pm. FREE Myths & Legends: from the Ancient to the Modern Sat 13 Nov–Thu 23 Dec. Prints exploring the theme of myths in their various manifestations and how both reflect and create the cultures in which they exist.
■ EDINBURGH SCULPTURE WORKSHOP 25 Hawthornvale, 551 4490. Mon–Sat 9.30am–5pm. FREE Life: Death: Edinburgh: And Until Sat 6 Nov. Collaboration project between Australian artist Carl Scrase and Edinburgh-based Contemporary Art Exchange. ■ INGLEBY GALLERY 15 Calton Road, 556 4441. Mon–Sat 10am–6pm. FREE James Hugonin Until Sat 20 Nov. Exhibition by this gallery artist known for his subtle and quietly musical compositions in paint.
■ INVERLEITH HOUSE Royal Botanic Garden, Arboretum Place/Inverleith Row, 248 2971. Tue–Sun 10am–5.30pm.
Portrait of the Nation
FREE Marc Camille Chaimowicz Until Sun 6 Feb 2011. The first UK exhibition since 2002 of works by Marc Camille Chaimowicz.
■ JOSEPH PEARCE’S 23 Elm Row, 556 4140. Daily 11am–midnight. FREE The Colour Red Until Sun 30 Jan. Photographs from Gillian Hayes exploring the powerful meanings and connotations of the colour of danger, lust and romance. ■ LEITH GALLERY 65 The Shore, Leith, 553 5255. Mon–Fri 11am–5pm; Sat 11am–4pm. FREE David Farren Until Sat 20 Nov. Cityscapes in oils from David Farren, plus sculpture from Michael Cairncross and jewellery by Andrea Duckworth.
■ MARCHMONT GALLERY 56 Warrender Park Rd, 228 8228. Tue–Sat 10am–6pm. FREE Christine Clark Fri 12–Sat 27 Nov. Vibrant organic abstract works. ■ NATIONAL GALLERY COMPLEX The Mound, 624 6200. Mon–Wed & Fri–Sun 10am–5pm; Thu 10am–7pm. FREE Portrait of the Nation Until Sun 4 Sep 2011. A chance to get a taster of the planned environment of the currently-under-renovation Scottish National Portrait Gallery. See review. FREE William McTaggart Until Sun 19 Dec. Paintings and watercolours.
■ PATRIOTHALL GALLERY WASPS Patriothall Studios, off 48
Hamilton Place, 226 7126. Mon–Sat 1–6pm; Sun 1–5pm. FREE Aimee Bogacz: If Angels Still Flew in our Skies Sat 6–Tue 16 Nov. Prints, models and wall drawings exploring how the structures of everyday life have changed over the centuries. FREE MFA Students Exhibition Thu 18 Nov–Wed 1 Dec. A selection of pieces from students at Edinburgh College of Art. ■ THE QUEEN’S GALLERY Palace of Holyroodhouse, 556 5100. Daily 9.30am–4.30pm. Dutch Landscapes ●●●●● Until Sun 9 Jan. £5.50 (£5; children £3; under 5s free, family ticket £14). Finely detailed landscapes in oils.
■ RHUBABA STUDIO 25 Arthur Street, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thu–Sat noon–5pm. FREE Rhubaba Presents: Patrick Graf Until Sun 7 Nov. The first Scottish solo show of Swiss-based artist Patrick Graf. ■ ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound, 225 6671. Mon–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun noon–5pm. FREE RSA Open 2010 Until Wed 15 Dec. A selling exhibition of small works sourced by open selection from artists across Scotland. FREE Richard Demarco at 80: A Life in Pictures Until Sun 9 Jan. Paintings, drawings and sketchbooks by Demarco from throughout his career. FREE Richard Demarco: Print Works Until Sun 9 Jan. Prints created by the artist at Peacock Visual Arts in Aberdeen.
■ SCHOP 36 St Mary’s Street, Mon–Fri 9am–5.30pm. FREE Skewed Thu 4 Nov–Tue 21 Dec. Selling exhibition of furniture designs created for the ‘Skewed House’ an innovative, sustainable residential property which was showcased earlier this year at Scotland’s Housing Expo.
■ SCOTLANDART.COM 2 St Stephen Place, 225 6257. Mon–Fri 10.30am–5.30pm; Sat 10am–5.30pm; Sun noon–5pm. FREE New Gallery Artists Until Mon 29 Nov. A selection of new original work from some of the gallery’s artists. ■ THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 16 Dundas Street, 558 1200. Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 10am–4pm. FREE Towards Balance Until Sat 27 Nov. Exhibition of beautiful sculptural glasswork by Richard Jackson. FREE Triumph of Nature Until Sat 27 Nov. Grainne Morton presents a solo exhibition of quirky and original jewellery.
■ SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART 75 Belford Road, 624 6200. 10am–5pm. FREE What You See is Where You’re At The third phase of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art’s 50th Anniversary re-hang includes work from Robert Therrien, Gilbert and George, Peter Liversidge, and many others. ■ SCOTTISH STORYTELLING CENTRE 43–45 High Street, 556 9579. Mon–Sat 10am–6pm. FREE The Varona and the Seagull Sat 6 Nov–Sat 4 Dec. Exhibition of work inspired by Michael Kerins’ story of the same name, created by children at School 139 in Perm, Russia, a school for blind and partially- sighted children.
■ SIERRA METRO Ground Floor North, 22 West Harbour Road, Fri–Sun noon–6pm. FREE Bobby Niven Sun 14 Nov–Sun 12 Dec. Experimental mongrel forms from the radical artist.
■ STILLS 23 Cockburn Street, 622 6200. Daily 11am–6pm. FREE The Ethics of Encounter Sat 6 Nov–Sun 6 Feb. Social documentary series of portraits examining. ■ SUNBEAR GALLERY 4 Lorne Street, sunbear.org.uk. Thu–Sun 2–6pm. FREE Michael Roy Until Sun 7 Nov. Site-specific pieces, drawings and collage works.
REVIEW PORTRAITURE PORTRAIT OF THE NATION National Galleries of Scotland, until Sun 4 Sep 2011 ●●●●●
During the refurbishment of Edinburgh’s National Portrait Gallery, some of the permanent collection has found a temporary home in the National Galleries building on the Mound. The exhibition explores work by and of famous Scots, resulting in a blend of history and insight told in the faces of the past. The collection is almost entirely composed of historical works, save for Ken Currie’s ‘Three Oncologists’ – presented
here with background information on the trio as an indication of Scotland’s continuing contribution to the sciences. This complements the selection of artworks from the period of Enlightenment, where the country became a hub for the arts, science and literature. Among those depicted here are David Hume and Adam Ferguson. Delving further back, we find imagery from times of war, including a striking self-portrait of Robert Henderson Blyth as a soldier against a decimated background (‘Existence Precocious’). Moving forward again we can enjoy Scotland’s Golden Age through portraiture with works from Henry Raeburn and David Wilkie (whose self-portrait is pictured, above). (Miriam Sturdee)
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■ TALBOT RICE GALLERY University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, 650 2210. Tue–Sat 10am–5pm.
✽✽ FREE Alasdair Gray: Gray Stuff Until Sat 11 Dec. An
exhibition of the writer and illustrator’s designs for books and posters created between 1952 and 2007. FREE The £40 Art Collection Until Sat 11 Dec. A selection of works taken from the Alexander Collection. DUNDEE
■ 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 The Long Commute/Arcade ●●●●● Until
Sun 14 Nov. Side-by-side exhibitions featuring new work from two of the UK’s foremost video artists, George Barber and Jaygo Bloom. See review, page 89.