FREE Claire Banks: Room Fri 30 Sep–Mon 17 Oct. Black and white drawings. FREE James McNaught Fri 30 Sep–Tue 18 Oct. Atmospheric figurative pictures of cityscapes. ■ THE QUEEN’S GALLERY Palace of Holyroodhouse, 556 5100. Daily 9.30am–6pm. Northern Renaissance: Dürer to Holbein ●●●●● Until Sun 15 Jan. £6 (£5.50; under 17s £3; under 5s free; family ticket £15.50). An impressive collection of works by Northern European artists of the turbulent 15th and 16th centuries.
■ ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound, 225 6671. Mon–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun noon–5pm. NB certain exhibitions are open Mon only. FREE Muse: Paintings from the RSA Collections Until Mon 9 Jan 2012, Mon only 10am–5pm. Pictures of women by male painters from the Academy’s collections, from the late 18th century to the early 21st century.
✽✽ FREE Resident: 11 Sat 8–Thu 27 Oct. New work from Erica
Eyres, Norman Shaw, Jan Pottinger- Glass, Cheryl Field and others. ■ SCHOP 36 St Mary’s Street, schop.org.uk Mon–Fri 9am–5.30pm. FREE Nick Sargent: A Scottish ●●●●● Land Until Fri 7 Oct. A site- specific work comprising two large canvases which investigate the nature of the picturesque. See review, page 113.
■ SCOTLAND-RUSSIA INSTITUTE 9 South College St, 668 3635. Tue–Fri 11am–4pm; Sat 1.30–4pm. FREE Poyekhali! Until Fri 28 Oct. Subtitled Yuri Gagarin and the Dawn of Space Exploration, this exhibition tells the story of man’s first space flight (50 years ago) through photographs, many of which have never been seen before. ■ SCOTLANDART.COM 2 St Stephen Place, 225 6257. Wed–Fri 10.30am–5.30pm; Sat 10am–5.30pm; Sun noon–5pm. FREE Patsy McArthur and Lee Robertson Until Sun 2 Oct. Figurative paintings. FREE Scottish Female Artists Fri 7 Oct–Wed 30 Nov. New paintings and sculpture from Lesley Banks, Cherylene Dyer, Linda H O’Grady, Alex Johannssen, Christine Clark and others.
■ THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 16 Dundas Street, 558 1200. Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 10am–4pm. FREE Calum McClure: New Paintings and Drawings Until Sat 1 Oct. Exploratory landscape work by recent ECA graduate McClure. FREE David Cass: Unearthed Until Sat 1 Oct. David Cass paints on found objects, such as matchboxes and bits of furniture, creating works of art with quiet authority. FREE Diamonds in the Rough Until Sat 1 Oct. Work by some of the Edinburgh College of Art and Glasgow School of Art’s most outstanding jewellery graduates. FREE Fergusson’s Women Until Sat 1 Oct. An exhibition demonstrating JD Fergusson’s lifelong fascination with drawing and painting women, showcasing his extraordinary stylistic development and fearless modernism. FREE Janice Tchalenko Until Sat 1 Oct. The ceramicist presents the results of two new forays into porcelain and printmaking. ■ SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY The Mound, 624 6200. Daily 10am–5pm (Thu until 7pm). Internationally- significant collection of classical art from the early Renaissance to the end of
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This photography exhibition at Edinburgh’s French Institute celebrates the longstanding partnership between the city’s Stevenson College and Campus College in Paris. The showcase presents work by 25 students from the HND 2 Professional Photography programme who participated in a two-week exchange trip to the French capital in April, documenting aspects of Parisian culture as part of their course curriculum. ■ Institut français d’Ecosse, Edinburgh, Fri 30 Sep–Sat 29 Oct.
the 19th century, including pieces by Raphael, El Greco, Velázquez, Rubens, Van Gogh, Monet, Cézanne, Degas and Gauguin, and a comprehensive overview of pre-20th-century Scottish painting. FREE Dürer’s Fame ●●●●● Until Tue 11 Oct. Prints, paintings and drawings by this master of the Northern Renaissance and artists inspired by him.
✽✽ Elizabeth Blackadder Until Mon 2 Jan 2012. £8 (£6). Major
retrospective of the work of the Falkirk- born Edinburgh University and ECA alumnus in her 80th year.
■ SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART ONE 75 Belford Road, 624 6200. Daily 10am–5pm. Outstanding collection of international postwar art and the country’s most significant collection of modern Scottish art, featuring works by Francis Bacon, David Hockney, Andy Warhol and Lucian Freud alongside more contemporary pieces by artists including Antony Gormley, Gilbert & George, Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin.
✽✽ Tony Cragg: Sculptures and Drawings ●●●●● Until Sun 6
Nov. Impressive retrospective of the work of the British sculptor.
■ SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART TWO 73 Belford Road, 624 6200. Daily 10am–5pm. Modern Two, formerly known as 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. Hiroshi Sugimoto Until Sun 25 Sep. £7 (£5). Work from two of the Japanese photographer’s most poetic and abstract series. FREE Surrealism & Photography: Capturing the Marvellous Until Sun 25 Sep. An exhibition examining the ways in which the surrealists used photography to explore the boundary between reality and representation. FREE Towards the Light: Colour Woodcuts from Britain and Japan Until Sun 25 Sep. An exhibition
examining the influence of Japanese colour woodblock printmaking techniques on artists working in Britain and Japan in the early 20th century. FREE FCB Cadell Sat 15 Oct–Sun 18 Mar 2012. The first in a series of exhibitions from the National Galleries focusing on the work of the Scottish Colourists.
■ SCOTTISH STORYTELLING CENTRE 43–45 High Street, 556 9579. Mon–Sat 10am–6pm. FREE John Slavin: Cascades of the Upside Down Mountain Until Tue 11 Oct. Richly detailed landscape paintings. FREE Clacharan: Stepping Stones – Scottish Myths and Legends Tue 18 Oct–Fri 25 Nov. The results of a collaborative project between Skye storyteller George Macpherson and Swiss photographer Anja Tanner, who travelled around Skye photographing the sites of many of Macpherson’s stories and legends, with the resulting images now on display alongside audio recordings. ■ SLEEPER Reiach and Hall Architects, 6 Darnaway Street, 225 8444. Mon–Fri 2–5pm. FREE Atsuo Hukuda Until Fri 23 Sep. New work from gallery regular Hukuda.
■ STILLS 23 Cockburn Street, 622 6200. Mon–Thu 11am–7pm; Fri–Sun 11am–6pm. FREE Stephen Sutcliffe: Runaway, Success ●●●●● Until Sun 30 Oct. A tender trawl through the archives of cultural history in ten years of Sutcliffe’s video work plus newer drawings and photographs. ■ TALBOT RICE GALLERY University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, 650 2210. Tue–Sat 10am–5pm. FREE Anton Henning ●●●●● Until Sat 22 Oct. Colourful and exuberant Gesamtkunstwerke that aim to surround and surprise the viewer. FREE Ragamala: Indian Miniature Paintings Until Sat 22 Oct. Unique miniature paintings from the University of Edinburgh’s collection.
■ TORRANCE GALLERY 36 Dundas Street, 556 6366. Mon–Fri 11am–6pm; Sat 10.30am–4pm. FREE Great Laced Graces Mon 3–Sat 15 Oct. Lucinda Mackay presents gouache paintings exploring the concept of grace.
■ UNION GALLERY 45 Broughton Street, 556 7707. Mon–Sat 10.30am–6pm; Sun 11.30am–6pm. FREE Plight of the Bumblebee Until Mon 10 Oct. Art inspired by bumble bees, commissioned in order to raise awareness of declining bee populations and the problems this could cause. A portion of proceeds from the exhibition will go to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. ■ THE WILLIAM STREET GALLERY 10 William Street, 07771 773852. Thu–Sat 10am–6pm. FREE An Exhibition of Scottish Contemporary Fine Art Until Fri 30 Sep. Featuring Sophie McKay Knight, Emma Davis, Mark I’Anson, George Donald and more.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES ■ DUNDEE CONTEMPORARY ARTS 152 Nethergate, Dundee, 01382 909900. Tue–Sat 10.30am–5.30pm (Thu until 8.30pm); Sun noon–5.30pm. FREE DCA Editions – Martin Boyce Until Wed 30 Nov. A series of prints developed by Boyce in the DCA Print Studio. FREE Ruth Ewan: Brank & Heckle Until Sun 9 Oct. Exploring the idea that history is always alive and always relevant, Ruth Ewan presents historical images and sounds and renders them ‘active’ through use.
■ THE PARK GALLERY Callendar Park, Falkirk, 01324 503789. Mon–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun (until end of Sep only) 2–5pm. FREE Beyond the Frame Until Sat 5 Nov. Recent contemporary painting by graduates of Edinburgh College of Art, including the exhibition’s curator Scott McCracken.