Bored with dishing out the same old presents year after year? then cast your net a little wider and give something truly unique and original courtesy or your local art establishment. llere are some oi the festive shows worthy of your time and money this Christmas.

I ANHAH GALLERY 164 Woodlands Road. 332 0028. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm (Sat 12.30pm).

Mixed Exhibition As well as a constant turnover of paintings by a range ofgallery artists. the Annan also has an enviable collection of old black and white photos over 500 of them in fact. so ifyou think someone yoti know would like a view of Glasgow in the ‘good old days‘. you know where to o.

I ART EXPOSURE GALLERY 1‘) Parnie Street. 552 7779. Mon—Sat 11am—6pm. Christmas Show Fri 6 Dec—28 .lan. From new graduates to established gallery artists. they're all represented here. all 200 of them. Sculptures. ceramics. jewellery and painting are all on offer. starting from as little as £4. as well as a range of specially commissioned Christmas cards.

I ROGER BILLCLIEFE FINE ART 134 Blythswood Street. 332 4027. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm; Sat 10am— 1 pm. Christmas Exhibition Sat 30 Nov—5 lan. New collages. watercolours and tapestries by Christine McArthur take centre stage at the gallery this Christmas. plus Objects ()j'Des-irt'. a diverse collection of jewellery. tnetalwork. ceramics and woodwork by many of Britain's finest craftspeople. with prices starting at £25. I THE BLYTHSWOOD GALLERY 44 Washington Street. 204 2779. Mon—Fri 10am-5pm; Sat 10am— 1 pm.

A Christmas Exhibition Until 21 Dec. An all-star line-up of Scotland‘s finest artists front the 19th and 20th century. including Byrne. Cadell. Eardley. Knox. MacTaggart and Phillipson. so grab your gold card and get down there.

I COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Register Street. 221 6370. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Christmas Show Until 31 Jan. Over 200 contemporary artists display their wares at this. the Compass‘s 28th Christmas Show, with hundreds of paintings. prints. sculptures. ceramics and jewellery. Paintings start at around £25. with ceramics coming in at under a tenner.

I COTTIER THEATRE 96 Hyndland Street. 357 3868. Fri 4—8pm; Sat/Sun noon—6pm. Big Stars Until I Dec. With prices starting frotn as little as £5. this ‘fabulous‘ collection of work by contemporary young artists and jewellery designers

limited edition lithograph or the llatlonal Gallery building, on sale at the Gallery shops, priced £54.95

could be the answer to your Christmas present prayers.

I t. GARNER GALLERY 4 Parnie Street. 552 4585. Tue—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun noon—4 m.

Christmas Exhibition Sat 30 Nov—24 Dec. Scotland‘s only gallery dedicated solely to the sale and promotion of contemporary ceramics serves up a wide variety of ideal present material this Christmas. Over 50 artists have contributed to the show. with prices ranging from £12 for a mug to £150 for a piece of sculpture.

I GATEHOUSE GALLERY Rouken Glen Road. Giffnock. 620 0235. Mon—Sun 1.30-5.30pm (closed Tue).

Christmas Exhibition Sun l-24 Dec. A mixed show featuring paintings. sculptures. ceramics and jewellery by popular gallery artists.

I CYRIL GERBER FINE ART 148 West Regent Street. 221 3095. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm.

The Winter Collection Until 3| Jan. If you‘re looking for something really special and don‘t mind stretching the old wallet a bit. why not buy your loved one an original painting by one of Scotland‘s finest? Works by Fergusson. Cameron. Gillies. Howson. Peploe and many others are all on offer here.

I GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO 22 King Street. 552 0704. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. The Christmas Show Sat 30 Nov—24 Dec. Limited edition prints. paintings. jewellery and ceramics made by members of the Studio. Prices start at £100. and although they’re well worth the money. if that‘s beyond your means you might want to check out the Print Shop next door.

I EWAN MUNOY FINE ART 21 1 West George Street. 248 9755. Mon-Sat 10am—5.30pm (2pm Sat).

A Christmas Selection Until 23 Dec. There‘s some big names on show here if you‘re feeling generous. including paintings by William Crosbie. Jacl'. Knox. John Bellany and J. D. Fergusson. plus sculptures by Shona Kinloch.

I NS GALLERY 53 Cresswell Street. 334 4240. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm; Sun l2.30—5pm.

ZO lnto 3D Until 22 Dec. As the name suggests. this exhibition is jam-packed



THE CHRISTMAS SHOW 30th November - 24th December 1996 An exbibition of Original Prints fiom establis/Jed and emerging

artists. Also jewellery, ceramics {9’ sculpture. plus STOCKING FILLERS

at The Original Print Shop Unique gifts from £15

Open : Mon - Sat 10am - 5.30pm. Disabled access on request

full of interesting three dimensional pieces. Created using a variety of media. including paper. glass. wood. steel. ceramic and mixed media. prices start at £25 for a piece ofjewellery. right up to £1700 for a painting.

I ORIGINAL PRINT SHOP 25 King Street. 552 1394. Mon—Sat 10am-5.30pm. Stocking Fillers Sat 30 Nov—24 Dec. Despite the title. there‘s plenty of work on sale here that‘s more deserving of a place under the tree than at the foot of your bed. All the contemporary ceramics and original prints come in at under £100. with jewellery starting at just £1.50. so if you're looking for something unique and affordable head this way.

I PROJECT ABILITY 18 Albion Street. 552 2822. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm.

Christmas Exhibition Thurs 5 Dec—10 Jan. Seasonal mixed media work created by members of the Centre for Developmental Ans. All works are for sale and range front £5—£50.

I SALANDINI’S 342 West Princess Street. 334 1064. Mon—Sat 9am—5pm.

Annual Christmas Exhibition Until 17 Jan. The barber shop presents its annual collection of mixed media works for Christmas.

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I BOURNE FINE ART 6a Dundas Street. 557 4050. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm ( 1pm Sat). Christmas Exhibition Sat 7—24 Dec. Oil and watercolour paintings. drawings and etchings ranging from £50—£5000.

I CALTON GALLERY l0 Royal Terrace. 556 1010. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am- l pm.

Christmas Exhibition Until 23 Dec. Scottish. British and European paintings by Samuel Bough. John Maclauchlan Milne. Alexander Nasmyth and many more. plus a selection of French 19th century sculpture. with prices ranging from £20 right up to a whopping £12.000. I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 22—28 Cockburn Street. 220 1260. Tue—Sat Ham—5.30pm. Artists Multiples Sat 30 Nov—21 Dec. The gallery's Project Room is transformed into an Aladdin's cave full of fun pressie-type stuff including key rings. candles. T—shirts. toothbrush sets. soup tins (1’). bouncy balls and lots of other nonsense that you can't possibly live without this Christmas.

I DANCE FOR ALL STUDIOS 9b Grange Road. Info: 226 3559. 10.30am—9pm. Making Waves Sun 1 Dec. Contemporary artists‘ group Design Pool present a cornucopia of ideal present material including distinctive paintings. ceramics. jewellery. textiles and knitwear but it's only on show for one day so snap it up while you can.

I DUNEDIN GALLERY 6 Hillside Street. 557 3753. Tue-Sat 11am—6pm (Sat 4.30pm).

Christmas Exhibition Until 24 Dec.

A wide range of oil. acrylic and watercolour paintings are on offer. with prices ranging from £50—£300. or if that‘s too hefty. their selection of ceramics go from £10—£35.

I THE EDINBURGH GALLERY 18a Dundas Street. 557 5227. Mon—Fri 11am—5pm; Sat 10am—1pm.


“Small paintings for Christmas”

Paintings by 60 Gallery Artists inc. ceramics. Indian & wooden boxes, Mackintosh style jewellery, sculpture, cushions. masks & prints.

25 Nov- 1 Feb 1997 (Closed 25/26 Dec & 5 - 20 Jan) OpenSun8,ZZDec& Wed lJan l-Spm

Mon - Fn' 10.30-6pm; Sat lO-Spm 22A Dundas St. Edinburgh EH3 6IN Telephone/fax 0131-556 2181

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Paintings, prints, drawings, ceramics, sculpture, jewellery by over 200 artists

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