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■ OPEN EYE GALLERY 34 Abercromby Place, 557 1020. Mon– Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 10am–4pm. LAST CHANCE Invited Artists: Abecedarium Until Wed 29 Jan. In response to the William Nicholson show in the same gallery, 26 gallery artists have been invited to produce a letter of the alphabet. LAST CHANCE William Nicholson: An Alphabet Until Wed 29 Jan. Lithographs from the artist’s 1897 An Alphabet. NEW Abigail McLellan and Alasdair Wallace Mon 3–Tue 18 Feb. Paintings by late artist McLellan and new work by Glasgow artist Wallace. NEW David Forster: Sketching Place Mon 3–Mon 17 Feb. Watercolours by the award-winning artist. NEW Jenifer Wall: Metal Mon 3– Tue 18 Feb. Metal objects and jewellery in oxidised silver and yellow and white gold. NEW Jenny Smith: Shadow Drawing Mon 3–Tue 18 Feb. Laser cut drawings and prints. NEW Liam Flynn: Wood Mon 3–Tue 18 Feb. Lathe-turned and carved wood items from the Irish artist.
■ THE QUEEN’S GALLERY Palace of Holyroodhouse, 556 5100. Daily 9.30am–4.30pm. High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson Until Sun 2 Mar. £6 (over 60s & students £5.50; under 17s £3; under 5s free). Thomas Rowlandson was one of the leading caricaturists of the Georgian period but he was also a skilled realist, and this exhibition uses his work to look at life in early 19th century England. ■ ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN Arboretum Place, 248 2909. Daily 10am–4pm until Fri 31 Jan; from Sat 1 Feb, daily 10am–5pm. LAST CHANCE Sea Change Until Sun 26 Jan. Film, glass, textile, printmaking and multimedia works resulting from Cape Farewell’s Sea Change project in the islands.
■ ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound, 225 6671. Mon–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun noon–5pm. NB certain exhibitions are open Mon 10am–5pm only. LAST CHANCE RSA Architecture Open 2013 Until Sun 26 Jan. The RSA takes the temperature of recent Scottish architecture and design work with exhibits submitted by practices all over the country. LAST CHANCE RSA Open 2013 Until Sun 26 Jan. Paintings, drawings, sculptures and photography by artists from across Scotland and beyond, chosen by the RSA from an open submission. LAST CHANCE James Miller RSA Mon 27 Jan only. Pencils, watercolours and pastels depicting the artist’s travels. ■ THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 16 Dundas Street, 558 1200. Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 10am–4pm. LAST CHANCE Adam Buick: Miniature Moon Jars Until Sat 1 Feb. Ceramics by artist interested in conveying a sense of place. LAST CHANCE Nancy Baldwin and Gordon Baldwin: Dance of Life Until Sat 1 Feb. Painted ceramics by distinguished artists. LAST CHANCE Philip Braham: Keeping Time Until Sat 1 Feb. New works from the artist and photographer. LAST CHANCE Stefan Andersson: 25 Cups Until Sat 1 Feb. Ceramics by the Swedish artist.
■ SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY The Mound, 624 6200. Mon–Wed & Fri– Sun 10am–5pm; Thu 10am–7pm. LAST CHANCE Allan Ramsay at 300 Until Sun 9 Feb. A major display showcasing the gallery’s collection of drawings by Allan Ramsay, marking the artist’s 300th birthday.
102 THE LIST 23 Jan–20 Feb 2014
LAST CHANCE Julie Howden: Obsessed About the 50s Until Fri 24 Jan. Photographs documenting the recent revival of interest in 50s style, featuring large colour images, clothing, jewellery and records. LAST CHANCE Phenotype Genotype (PhG) Until Fri 31 Jan. Exhibition of 400 avant-garde works from 1900 to the present. LAST CHANCE Ryoko Tamura: Funch Until Fri 24 Jan. Illustrative art. LAST CHANCE Sally Webber: An Inexact Science Until Fri 24 Jan. Sculptural work made with found materials. LAST CHANCE The Dark Would Until Fri 24 Jan. Major exhibition of work by text artists including Jenny Holzer, Richard Long, Susan Hiller, Tom Phillips, Simon Patterson, Richard Wentworth, Caroline Bergvall, Erica Baum, Fiona Banner and many others. LAST CHANCE Two Little Birds: Boys Keep Swinging Until Fri 24 Jan. Work from a male perspective curated by Paul Darling and Peter Gwyn.
■ TALBOT RICE GALLERY University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, 650 2210. Tue–Sat 10am–5pm. LAST CHANCE Claire Barclay: Another Kind of Balance Until Sat 15 Feb. New sculpture from the highly regarded Scottish artist. LAST CHANCE Mark Dion: 200 Years, 200 Objects Until Sat 15 Feb. Work by US artist with a long-standing interest in ecological themes.
■ TORRANCE GALLERY 36 Dundas Street, 556 6366. Mon–Fri 11am–6pm; Sat 10.30am–4pm LAST CHANCE Jolomo: The Light of the Inner Hebrides Until Sat 8 Feb. Colourful landscapes from the popular artist. ■ WHITESPACE 11 Gayfield Square, 07814 514771. Opening times vary, see individual exhibition listings for details. NEW Christopher Fernandez: O’Dea Sat 25–Thu 30 Jan. Daily 6–9pm. A photographic narrative based on action-adventure stories, featuring a contemporary Scottish everyman in place of the traditional Hollywood type.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
■ DUNCAN OF JORDANSTONE COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN University of Dundee, 13 Perth Road, Dundee, 01382 345330. Opening hours vary, see exhibition listings for details. LAST CHANCENaiza Khan: Disrupting the Alignment Until Sat 15 Feb. Mon–Fri 9.30am–5pm; Sat 10.30am–4.30pm. Film installation by the award-winning Pakistani artist.
■ DUNDEE CONTEMPORARY ARTS 152 Nethergate, Dundee, 01382 909900. Mon–Wed & Fri–Sun 11am–6pm; Thu 11am–8pm.
✽ Thomson & Craighead: MAPS DNA and Spam Until Sun 16 Mar. A major overview of the installation and video work of Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead. See preview, page 98.
■ GENERATOR PROJECTS Unit 25/26 , Mid Wynd Industrial Estate, Dundee, 01382 225982. Thu–Sun noon–5pm. NEW Generator Projects Members Show Sat 1–Wed 26 Feb. Work by gallery artists.
■ THE PARK GALLERY Callendar House, Callendar Park, Falkirk, 01324 503789. Mon–Sat 10am–5pm. LAST CHANCE Alex Frost: Self- defence and Other Hobbies Until Sat 25 Jan. A series of new sculptural works inspired by the leisure activities that go on at Callendar House.
BROAD HORIZONS: DOVECOT POLYMATHS Collaboration is at the heart of this diverse exhibition, celebrating the wide range of work made by the Dovecot with different artists. The display will include not only tapestries and rugs, but also a range of other types of work, including experimental jewellery and a large- scale public commission. Artists include Edward Bawden, John Byrne, Patrick Caulfield, Alasdair Gray and David Poston. ■ Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh, Sat 25 Jan–Sat 22 Mar.
LAST CHANCE Picture Hooks Until Sun 16 Feb. Showcase for the work of ten talented illustrators of books for children. LAST CHANCE Rodin: The Kiss Until Sun 2 Feb. The second version Rodin made of the sexiest sculpture ever. LAST CHANCE Turner in January Until Fri 31 Jan. The annual display of JMW Turner watercolours bequeathed by Henry Vaughan, who requested in his will that the delicate watercolours are only shown in January when daylight is weak to avoid fading. NEW Edward Lear in Greece Sat 15 Feb–Sat 7 Jun. Images of Greece from the pioneer of Victorian nonsense, who was also a highly talented artist.
■ SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART ONE 75 Belford Road, 624 6200. Daily 10am–5pm. Louise Bourgeois: A Woman Without Secrets Until Sun 18 May. Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010) was one of the great artists of the 20th century, who drew on her own private demons and made them into vivid and unforgettable works of art. New Acquisitions at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Until Sat 1 Mar. Recent additions to the collection, including prints by Picasso, Cezanne and Hockney, paintings by Joan Eardley, and other works.
■ SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART TWO 73 Belford Road, 624 6200. Daily 10am–5pm.
✽ The Scottish Colourists Series: JD Fergusson Until Sun
15 Jun. £7 (£5). A major retrospective of the work of John Duncan Fergusson, featuring more than 100 paintings, sculptures, works on paper and archive items.
■ SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY 1 Queen Street, 624 6200. Mon–Wed & Fri–Sun 10am–5pm; Thu 10am–7pm. Citizens of the World: David Hume & Allan Ramsay Until Dec 2015. Images of the Scottish Enlightenment, focusing on the circle around Hume and Ramsay. Imagining Power: The Visual Culture of the Jacobite Cause Until Dec 2015. An exhibition looking at the way the Jacobites presented themselves in portraiture. Making History Until Sun 28 Sep.
Work by Sandy Stoddart, Sculptor in Ordinary to the Queen, who was commissioned by the Portrait Gallery to make a monumental figure representing History, intended to stand outside the gallery from autumn 2014. Playing for Scotland: The Making of Modern Sport Until Wed 31 Dec. Images of how sport was transformed by social and infrastructural changes throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Reformation to Revolution Until Dec 2016. Portraits of Scottish people from the turbulent 17th century. The Age of Improvement Until Dec 2015. Portraits from Scotland’s great transformation, 1750–1850. The Nation // Live | Work, Union, Civil War, Faith, Roots Until Tue 6 May. A major new exhibition examining national identity. Tickling Jock: Comedy Greats from Sir Harry Lauder to Billy Connolly Until Sun 25 May. Portraits of Scotland’s funny men and women. LAST CHANCE Viviane Sassen: In and Out of Fashion Until Sun 9 Feb. Retrospective of major Dutch fashion and fine art photographer.
■ SCOTTISH STORYTELLING CENTRE 43–45 High Street, 556 9579. Mon–Sat 10am–6pm. LAST CHANCE Calum Colvin: Burnsiana Until Sat 1 Feb. Sculpture, painting and photography inspired by Burns-inspired literary works.
■ ST ANDREW SQUARE St Andrew Square NEW Bruce Munro: Field of Light Mon 3 Feb–Sun 27 Apr. All day. Installation artist Bruce Munro sets up 9500 glass spheres. See big pic, page 10. ■ SUMMERHALL 1 Summerhall, 0845 874 3001. Daily 11am–6pm. LAST CHANCE Deirdre Nicholls: Beyond Surface – In search of the soul Until Fri 24 Jan. Portrait work by figurative sculptor Deirdre Nicholls. LAST CHANCE James Lee Byars: Q: When Is a Book not a Book? A: When It Is a Question Until Fri 24 Jan. Sculptures and objects made by one of the most dandyish and elusive of 20th century artists. LAST CHANCE Jerry Gretzinger: Jerry’s Map Until Fri 24 Jan. Fictional map 50 years in the making.