I and Constructions by Linda Green

1 Until Sat 18 Oct.

I The Mirror—A Lighthearted Survey ol a Necessary Object Sat 25 Oct—22 Nov.

o PRINTMAKERS’ WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street. 557 2479. Mon-Sat 10am—6pm. James MacDonald Sat 18 Oct—Sat 15 Nov. Huge aquatints. 0 QUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street. 668 3456. More Images of Caithness Sun 19 Oct—Sat 8 Nov. Watercolours by Barbara Myatt. O RIAS GALLERY 15 Rutland Square. 229 7205. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm. 0 ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN lnverleith House. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 1 1am—5pm. Three exhibitions have reopened the 18th century mansion house in the middle ofthe Garden. previously home of the Gallery of Modern Art. All three exhibitions run until Fri 31 Oct. The story of John Hope. enlightened gardener. doctor. teacher and creator of the long-gone five-acre garden in Leith Walk in the 18th century. is told in the central gallery. Next door Margaret Stone‘s exquisite watercolours capture the flowers of the Himalayas with botanical exactitude and upstairs Heather Angel‘s colour photographs focus on both the beauty ofnature as conceived by gardeners past and present. and of nature under the magnifying—glass. A must for all garden enthusiasts. 0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. 0 As an Fhearann: From the Land Until Mon 27 Oct. For the first time. images of the Highlands by artists. photographers. cartoonists and film makers are brought together in an exhibition and book (organised and published jointly by Ann Lanntair. Stornoway and Third Eye Centre. Glasgow). showing how visual culture has dealt with Highland themes from the Clearances to the present day. As well as a historical introduction based around the 1886 Crofters‘ Act. there will also be a fine selection of photographs from

George Washington Wilson to the young Murdo Macleod. a group of

popular media images and a look at

the portrayal of the people and the

history of the Highlands in 19th and

20th century art. First seen in Stornoway in June. this exhibition has only a short stay in Edinburgh

and should not be missed.



Bob Pingen’s paintings change as the light around them alters, just as the landscape darkens or brightens as clouds pass overhead or the sun appears. The canvases appear dull and then a beam of light reveals slithers and shards of brilliant colourwhich exhilarate the senses.

Pingen is one of three artists from Zeeland who are exhibiting at the Richard Demarco Gallery until 22 October. The exhibition is an exchange: Scottish artists will be exhibiting in Middelburg while work from the Zeeuws Museum is shown here.

Paul Bartels presents a series of paintings at bulls: Sons of St Luke (the patron saint of painters, whose symbol is the winged ox). These are character studies which range in style lrom

Mon-Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. o ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm.


6 Howard Street, 556 6337. Mon—Sat 10am—4pm. Sun 2—4pm.

Selected Works of this Century Until end Oct.

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minimal black lines scratched onto brown parcel paperto dense, thick evocations which show the bull in all his glory as a creature of power and strength. There isa humanitarian impulse in the works— we are revolted by the occasional wounds of red paint in otherwise grey and black paintings because they suggestthe slaughterhouse. Bartels has painted portraits ol lriends.

Piet Dieleman, the third painter, paints on wood and canvas. His


human form while ‘Tree', 3 very bleak grey and olive representation, seems

, to give oil a potent energy in spite of the . flatness of the paint: a storm threatens, lightning strikes overhead while the

F tree waits. (Shan Evans)

0 SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE 140 Canongate. 556 8136. Mon—Sat 1(lam—5.30pm. A permanent showcase for the crafts of Scotland. The craftsmen and women of Scotland gather their work together here for sale. Knitwear. ceramics. glass. pottery etc.

0 THE SCOTTISH GALLERY ()4 George Street. 225 5955. Mon—Fri gain—5.30pm. Sat 9.30am— 1 pm.

Jim Nicholson —The Hebrides and the



North West Until Wed 29 Oct. Watercolours.

Janet Pierce Recent Flower-Painting Until Wed 2‘) Oct. Watercolours.

0 THE SCOTTISH MINING MUSEUM Lady Victoria Colliery. Newtongrange. Midlothian. 663 751‘). Tue—Fri Want—4.30pm. Sat’Sun Noon—5pm.

A Day in the Lite at a Coal Company Journey back to the early days of the colliery via a series of tableaux using artefacts and costumed models.

Prestongrange (between Prestonpans

and Musselbttrgh)Tue~Fri 10am—4pm. Sat Sun Noon—5pm. Visitor Centre. Historic Cornish Beam lingine and displays showing coal-mining through the ages. 0 THE SHORE GALLERY 5‘) Bernard Street. Leith. Mon—l-‘ri 11am—4pm. Mirian Keates-Reid Until Sat 35 ()ct. Monotypes by an American artist. 0 STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557 1 H0. Tue—Sat. 12.3lHtpm. Constructed Narratives tintil Sat 18 ()ct. Colour photographs by (‘alum Colvin and Ron O'Donnell. SOUIh Africa Sat 25 ()ct—Sat 22 Nov. Photographs by David (ioldblatt. O TALBOT RICE ART CENTRE ()Id College. University of l‘idinburgh. 667 101 1 ext 4308. Mon—Sat. 10am—5pm. Baltic Tales in Wood Until Sat 25 ()ct. A retrospective exhibition (with recent works included) by the Latvian-born Sculptor Zigsrids Sapietis. Though woodcarving will predominate there will be a range of works in other natural materials. 0 THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 l lamilton Place. 225 7‘)»12..\Ion—Sat I).30am—-late. Photographs lor21 Years l mu Sat 1 Nov. Theatre Workshop celebrates 21 years of productions since it was founded in 1065. Programmes and posters will also be included. Anyone with any memorabilia they would like to loan to Theatre Workshops activities is asked to contact the Publicin ()ffice. 0 TORRANCE GALLERY 2‘)b [)undas Street. 556 6366. Mon» Hi 1 lam-~6an Sat 10.30am-4pm. Haswell Smith l'ntil Sat 11 ()ct. Watercolours and sketches. 0 359 GALLERY 20‘) ( 'owgalc. 225 3013. Mon—Sat noon—5.30pm. Thurs and Fri until Spin. PI'III DUIIIIB L7IIIII Sat 2.5 ()ct. Work by a young Aberdeen artist. last exhibited by 360 in 1083.

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