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National Gallery, Edinburgh This cheeky irog turned up at the National Gallery last week in an exhibition oi Netherlandlsh drawings. Predominantly landscapes and religious subjects, the show marks the publication ot a lull catalogue oi the collection at Dutch and Flemish drawings hitherto largely unknown except to specialists. 80 drawings have been selected trom the collection at nearly 1000.

The opening celebrations doubled as a larewell party to Keith Andrews, Keeper ot Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery lor 27 years and a distinguished art historian. He is also author oi the companion volume ‘Catalogue oi ltaiian Drawings’ published in 1968.

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j 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. f i am come home Treasures of Prince

Montaigne’s painting in Edinburgh. Judge for yourselfwhether it’s worth it and join queues that Clifford will surely hope will be as long as those for the Chinese Warriors.

0 ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY AND DIPLOMA GALLERY The Mound. 225 6671. Mon—Sat 10am—7pm, Sun 2-5pm.

Scottish Artists Until 8 Nov. A Scottish Society of Artists exhibtion. 0 NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George IV Bridge. 226 4531. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm. Sat

9.30am— 1 pm.

Treasures oi the National Library oi Scotland Mary Queen of Scots‘ last letter. written the night before her execution; the Gutenberg Bible and other rarely seen items are in this selection of books and manuscripts from the library‘s vast collection.

0 NETHERBOW 43 High Street 556 9579. Mon—Sat 103m—4pm and before theatre performances. Cafe. Edinburgh Victorian Until Sat 2 Nov. 0 Patricia Banyard - Watercolours The Edinburgh artist's first solo exhibition. Until Sat 2 Nov. Hollywood Images by Calum Thomson. Tue 5 Nov—Sat 23 Nov. Meticulously executed pen and ink drawings of famous Hollywood names and places.

Bill Donaldson-watercolours Tue 5 Nov—Sat 23 Nov. A small group of Scottish landscapes. shorescapes and wild flowers selected with the Christmas gift in mind.

0 OPEN EYE GALLERY 57 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. [D] Peter Boume Until 14 Nov. Paintings. Liz and Michael O’Donnell - ‘Bowled Over' 26 Oct—14 Nov. Wood carved , turned and decorated.

o PRINTMAKERS' WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street, 557 2479. Mon—Sat 10am-6pm.

Between Friends 19 Oct—15 Nov. The

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i O SALTIRE GALLERY 13 Atholl . Crescent 228 6621. Mon—Fri

f SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE 140 ' Canongate. 5568136. 1 Crafts at Christmas Mon 11 Nov—Tue

: 9am—5.30pm. Sat 9.30am—1pm.

new ‘Friends of the Printmakers Workshop‘ was launched with this exhibition of members‘ work. The small, light gallery displays a colourful selection of work representing most of the printing techniques available from silkscreen to mezzotint. Feminist issues, landscapes, camels and birds are just some of the subjects tackled. Particularly pleasing are the finely decorative beetles, flowers and collections ofobjects of Sylvia von Hauptmann and Tim Morrison‘s fluid interpretation of the Caledonian Hotel which takes on the appearance of a living form. Each new ‘Friend‘ will receive ‘Chania Eclipse‘ an etching by Philip Reeves free. on payment ofthe £15 subscription fee. The etching was made on the Victorian copperplate printing press lent to the workshop by John Bartholomew & Son Ltd, the renowned Edinburgh

Queen Street, 556 8921. Mon—Sat

Charles Edward Stuart. Queen Street. Until Sun 3 Nov.

- NATIONAL museums or SCOTLAND . ' ~ Chambers Street. 225 7534. '

Mon—Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Costumes a Textiles oi Kuwait.

Arts at France The ‘Auld Alliance’ is celebrated in this exhibition of French art and artefacts from Scottish collections.

10am—5pm, Thurs 10am—7pm. 0

Dec 24. A selection ofcrafts for unique Christmas presents.

exhibition of paintings and sculptures of a highly personal nature by self-taught artists.

0 THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place, 225 7942. Mon—Sat 9.30am—late.

Gorgie/Dalry Photo Documentary Group Until end Nov. The day-to-day life of this Edinburgh community has been documented by a co-operative group of photographers from the

same area.

0 TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street, 556 6366. Mon—Fri 11am—6pm, Sat 10.30am—4pm. Memories recent oils, watercolours and drawings by Thora Clyne. Until 9 Nov.

Sheena M. Stephen Gold and Silver Jewellery. Until 9 Nov.

0 THE 369 GALLERY 209 COWgate, 225 3013. Mon—Sat 12.30—5.30pm.


- Tl-lE scomsu GALLERY 94 George i z," i' .

Street. 225 5955. Mon—Fri

David Toner recent paintings. Sat 2 Nov—Wed 27 Nov.

Philip Braham The Wilderness. Dates asabove.

Torn Mackenzie etchings by the Glasgow artist. Dates as above.

0 SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road, 556 8921. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm, Sun 2-5pm. Rest. [D]

0 SCOTTISH POETRY LIBRARY Tweeddale Court, 14 High Street, 557 2876.

The Double Knotand the Peony: Scottish Women Poets Until 28 Dec. An exhibition of books, pamphlets, tapes and other material.

0 THE SHORE GALLERY 59 Bernard Street, 225 6753. Mon—Fri, 11am—4pm. Closed Sat and Sun. Phone before 10am or after 5pm. Buttercup Garrard Until Fri 8 Nov. An exhibition of naive paintings.

O STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street, 557 1140. Tues—Sat 12—6pm. Closed during this period.

0 SOCIETY OF SCOTTISH ARTISTS Royal Scottish Academy Galleries, The Mound, 225 6671. Mon—Sat 103m—7pm, Sun 2—5pm. Until 7 Nov. 0 TALBOT RICE ART GALLERY Old College, University of Edinburgh, 224 1011. Mon—Sat, 10am—5pm. Modern Primitives Until 23 Nov. An

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Buttercup lrom the rest at the gathering at the Shore Gallery. She was wearing a vivid blue and red dress, her almost-white hair was boyisth cut and it was evident by the colour ol her skin that she had not spent the summer in Scotland this year. Her hair (then yellow) and the dltliculty her ioreign triends at Cambridge had in pronouncing her maiden name Butterlield, led to her being christened Buttercup. tlow a grandmother, she preters to be called Bouton (bouton d’or is the French lor buttercup) as more in keeping with her years.

The original proprietress ol the Howgate inn, Buttercup now lives with her husband, two at her boys and a band ol grandchildren in an old French chateau, where she works in a small turret room. Scotland ls too green lor her liking: she prelers the colours of France. Her subjects are all around her -the terraced garden brimming with spring bulbs and tlowers, the vines growing in the dry, brown iieids, the prickly bushes on the stony hillsides and her iamlly and iriends.

She is not land at being dubbed a naive artist and insists gently that ‘I

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just paint the way it comes. It’s instinct’. tier paintings do however have some oi the qualities oi the naive or primitive -the living, bright colours, the lack ol attention to scale and perspective and the folk design. Buttercup is compelled to pture on paper her ioy lor colour and tom.

One painting at a bustling harbour was conceived alter seeing a French island which reminded her at Mousehole, the Cornish village where she had lived 45 years previously and not seen since. She painted it exactly as she remembered it. Another work was the result oi a painting expedition with a iellow artist. She had become increasingly bored with the rocks and bare vegetation he seemed so keen to paint, when a storm billowing in the distance hurried a ilock oi birds towards her and caught her attention. iterwarrn, welcoming hilltop villages and domestic interiors suggest someone who delights in the living. Even her luneral pictures describe colourful occasions. She only paints a bullllght which puts the bull back to grass and would never go near one in which the animal is killed. The exhibition runs until 8 Nov. (Alice Baln)

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