■ CENTRAL LIBRARY George IV Bridge, 242 8000. Mon–Fri 10am–8pm; Sat 9am–1pm. FREE Hodge-Podge Wed 2–Mon 28 Feb. Recent works by the artist Brian Cheeswright. ■ CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street, 529 3993. Mon–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun noon–5pm. FREE Ian Hamilton Finlay Until Mon 7 Mar. Including two recently acquired pieces of sculpture and prints from the city’s collection. FREE Spirit of Air: Inscriptions by Lizzie Fairey Until Sun 27 Feb. Willow sculptures and photographs influenced by the Galloway countryside. FREE Window to the West: The Rediscovery of Highland Art Until Sun 6 Mar. Exhibition of work from a selection of historical and contemporary artists examining Highland life and culture and the role of the Gaelic language.
■ COLLECTIVE GALLERY 22–28 Cockburn Street, 220 1260. Tue–Sun 10am–5pm. FREE Nicolas Party/Catherine Payton ●●●●● Until Sun 6 Feb. See review, p81. ■ DEAN GALLERY 73 Belford Road, 624 6200. Daily 10am–5pm. The Dean Gallery is home to a world-famous selection of works from the Dada and Surrealist movements by artists such as Dalí, Miró, Ernst, Magritte and Picasso, and houses a large collection of works by Edinburgh-born sculptor Sir Eduardo Paolozzi.
■ EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS 23 Union Street, 557 2479. Tue–Sat 10am–6pm. John Goto: Mosaic Until Sat 19 Mar. Intriguing exhibition of pictures of the Gaza conflict that have been ‘censored’ by the artist, using a Mosaic digital filter that transforms original images into an abstract series of grid squares. ■ FILMHOUSE 88 Lothian Road, 228 2688. Daily 10am–10pm. FREE Edinburgh Iranian Festival Photography Exhibition Until Sun 6 Feb. Work by Iranian photographers including Vida Sherkat, Sara Mohseni, Mehrdad Azmin, exploring their home country and its culture. Part of Edinburgh Iranian Festival.
■ FRUITMARKET GALLERY 45 Market Street, 225 2383. Mon–Sat 11am–6pm; Sun noon–5pm.
✽✽ FREE Childish Things: Fantasy and Ferocity in
Recent Art ●●●●● Until Sun 23 Jan. Acclaimed group show curated by David Hopkins and focusing on the themes of toys and early childhood in art. Featured artists include Jeff Koons, Mike Kelley, Susan Hiller, Louise Bourgeois, Robert Gober and Helen Chadwick.
■ HENDERSON’S VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT 94 Hanover Street, 225 2131. Mon–Sat 8am–9pm. FREE Roddy Martine: Scenes from a Life Until Mon 31 Jan. Photographs of the many interesting people Martine has met in his 40-year journalistic career.
■ INGLEBY GALLERY 15 Calton Road, 556 4441. Mon–Sat 10am–6pm. FREE Susan Derges and Garry Fabian Miller: A Little Bit of Magic Realised ●●●●● Until Sat 29 Jan. An exhibition of innovative works by these two camera-less photographers.
■ INVERLEITH HOUSE Royal Botanic Garden, Inverleith Row, 248 2971. Tue–Sun 10am–5.30pm. 84 THE LIST 20 Jan–3 Feb 2011
✽✽ FREE Marc Camille Chaimowicz Until Sun 6 Feb. See
■ JOHN HOPE GATEWAY CENTRE Royal Botanic Garden, Inverleith Row, 552 7171. Daily 10am–4pm. FREE Venerable Trees: Ian Westacott Until Sun 6 Mar. An exhibition of detailed etchings of fascinating trees from the Australian-born, Sutherland-based artist. FREE Wonderful Wood Until Mon 31 Jan. To mark the start of the International Year of Forests, the RBGE has put together a selection of illustrations and photographs from its archives celebrating trees in all their arboreal glory.
■ LEITH SCHOOL OF ART 25 North Junction Street, 554 5761. Mon–Sat 9am–4.30pm. FREE Immanence Boiling: New Work by Val McLean Until Fri 11 Feb. Abstract installation, photography and sculpture from an Edinburgh-based artist.
■ NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound, 624 6200. Daily 10am–5pm (Thu until 7pm). FREE Portrait of the Nation ●●●●● Until Sun 4 Sep. A chance to get a taster of the planned environment of the currently-under-renovation Scottish National Portrait Gallery. FREE Turner in January Until Mon 31 Jan. The annual display of JMW Turner watercolours bequeathed by Henry Vaughan, from early topographical wash drawings to the atmospheric sketches of continental Europe in the 1830s and 1840s. FREE Young Vermeer Until Sun 13 Mar. Three paintings from Johannes Vermeer’s early career: ‘Christ in the House of Mary and Martha’, ‘The Procuress’ and ‘Diana and her Companions’.
■ OPEN EYE GALLERY 34 Abercromby Place, 557 1020. Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 10am–4pm. FREE Painted Words Until Tue 25 Jan. Exhibition of works from various artists inspired by prose, poems and songs. FREE Printed Words Until Sat 12 Feb. Contemporary printworks taking their inspiration from pieces of text. Featured artists include Patrick Caulfield, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Eduardo Paolozzi and David Hockney. FREE Words on Clay, Wood and Glass Until Tue 25 Jan. Investigations into textual manifestations. FREE Jacqueline Leyton Boyce Sun 30 Jan–Tue 15 Feb. An exhibition of new ceramics entitled ‘I Wanted to Find the Emperor’. FREE John Bellany – Masterprints Sun 30 Jan–Tue 15 Feb. Prints from renowned East coast artist John Bellany. FREE Willie Rodger RSA RGI Sun 30 Jan–Tue 15 Feb. A chance to see new paintings and some rarely seen linocuts. ■ OUT OF THE BLUE DRILL HALL 30–36 Dalmeny Street, Leith, 555 7100. Mon–Sat 10am–5pm. FREE Wandelung Until Fri 21 Jan. New contemporary piano compositions by Vroni Holzmann and an installation artwork by Karl Sylvester. FREE Maryam Hashemi and Haleh Jamali Mon 24 Jan–Sat 5 Feb. Paintings and video installations from two Iranian artists, who both use their work to explore ideas of cultural identity. Part of Edinburgh Iranian Festival.
■ RHUBABA STUDIO 25 Arthur Street, rhubaba.wordpress.com FREE Hannah James Sat 22–Sun 23 & Sat 29–Sun 30 Jan, noon–5pm. New work from the Bristol-based sculptor in the form of installations, hand-made pieces and photographic documents.
■ SCHOP 36 St Mary’s Street, www.schop.org.uk Mon–Fri 9am–5.30pm. FREE Lilliputian Museum Matrix Until Fri 18 Mar. An installation exhibition created and curated by architects Thomas Mason and Rasha Alkhatib, consisting of several proposals for mini-museums to be housed within Edinburgh’s iconic police boxes.
■ SCOTLAND-RUSSIA INSTITUTE 9 South College St, 668 3635. Tue–Fri 11am–4pm; Sat 1.30pm–4pm. FREE Sergei Nikitin Until Thu 10 Feb. Watercolour and gouache sketches inspired by folk tales and bylini from Russian culture. ■ SCOTLANDART.COM 2 St Stephen Place, 225 6257. Tue-Fri 10.30am–5.30pm; Sat 10am–5.30pm; Sun noon–5pm. FREE The Big Postcard Show Fri 28 Jan–Wed 2 Mar. Unmounted and unframed postcard-sized original works of art from gallery favourites.
■ THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 16 Dundas Street, 558 1200. Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 10am–4pm. FREE Peter Howson, William Kirk and Claire Hillerby Until Sat 29 Jan. An exhibition of work by three artists, including new pieces by great Scottish painter Peter Howson. ■ SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART 75 Belford Road, 624 6200. Daily 10am- 5pm. Daily 10am–5pm. Outstanding collection of international post-war art
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and the country’s most significant collection of modern Scottish art. ■ STILLS 23 Cockburn Street, 622 6200. Daily 11am–6pm. FREE The Ethics of Encounter ●●●●● Until Sun 6 Mar. Social documentary series of portraits examining the nature of photographic documentation as a form of research and cultural analysis.
■ TALBOT RICE GALLERY University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, 650 2210. Tue–Sat 10am–5pm.
✽✽ FREE Rosemarie Trockel: Drawings, Collages and Book
Drafts Sat 29 Jan–Sat 30 Apr. See preview, p80. ■ WHALE ARTS 30 Westburn Grove, 458 3267. FREE Communitas Until Fri 18 Feb. Mon-Fri 9am–5pm. An exhibition of photography based on the idea of community, created by the pupils, parents and carers of Sighthill Primary School with the help of artist Lisa Fleming.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
■ DUNDEE CONTEMPORARY ARTS 152 Nethergate, Dundee, 01382 909900. Tue–Sat 10.30am–5.30pm; Sun noon–5.30pm.
✽✽ FREE Jonathan Horowitz: Minimalist Works from the Holocaust Museum Until Sun 20 Feb. See review, p81.
Anne Doble is a self-taught artist/designer-maker, running her own business, Artinkulate, from her home in Portknockie in the north east of Scotland. Prior to this, she had a long career in retail management and latterly qualified as an anaesthetic assistant in operating theatres. A nervous breakdown in 2007 led her down the path of relying on her artistic talents to make a living.
Her work includes intricately and individually decorated name plaques, hand-decorated trinket boxes, mini-frames and glamorous keepsake magnet tiles with a hefty lean towards emotional empathy. There’s a healthy Scottish/nautical flavour to her work, which is also liberally peppered with what she describes as her ‘twisted wit’. She is equally influenced by both her own shifting states of mind and external moods and atmospheres such as the transience of the sea and sky, helped of course by the glorious sea view from her window. ■ www.artinkulate.co.uk