INSTITUT FRANÇAIS D’ECOSSE 13 Randolph Crescent, 225 5366. Mon–Wed & Fri 9.30am-6.30pm (Thu until 8.30pm); Sat 10am–1pm. FREE Paris Exposé Until Sat 29 Oct. An exhibition of work by Stevenson College photography students.

INVERLEITH HOUSE Royal Botanic Garden, Arboretum Place/Inverleith Row, 248 2971. Tue–Sun 10am–5.30pm. FREE Andrew Kerr Sat 12 Nov–Sun 22 Jan 2012. New work from the Glasgow-based artist. FREE Maya Deren Sat 12 Nov–Sun 22 Jan 2012. Exhibition celebrating the life and work of avant garde filmmaker Maya Deren, accompanied by a programme of film screenings at the Botanics and the Filmhouse. LEITH GALLERY 65 The Shore, Leith, 553 5255. Mon–Fri 11am–5pm; Sat 11am–4pm. FREE Trevor Jones: The Poem of Ecstasy Until Sat 22 Oct. Abstract oils inspired by Scriabin’s symphonic work The Poem of Ecstasy.

LEITH SCHOOL OF ART 25 North Junction Street, 554 5761. Mon–Fri 9am–4.30pm. FREE Jenny Martin: Edinburgh’s Seaside Sat 29 Oct–Fri 9 Dec. New screenprints depicting Edinburgh’s Portobello district.

LORETTO GALLERY 3 High Street Musselburgh, 653 4432. FREE Parallel Lives Mon 7–Sun 13 Nov, 10am–4.30pm. New textile work by Sheila Dalgleish and Mairi Wheeler.

MCNAUGHTAN’S BOOKSHOP 3a & 4a Haddington Place, Leith Walk, 556 5897. Tue–Sat 11am–5pm. FREE Lallie Methley & Lesley Ann Mason Until Sat 29 Oct. Figurative and portrait as well as abstract paintings, drawings and collages. OPEN EYE GALLERY 34 Abercromby Place, 557 1020. Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 10am–4pm. FREE Claire Harrigan RSW Fri 21 Oct–Tue 8 Nov. Colourful abstract paintings. FREE Hazel Nagl Fri 21 Oct–Tue 8 Nov. Still lifes and landscapes with a sense of space and light. FREE Michael Lythgoe Fri 21 Oct–Tue 8 Nov. Stylised carvings of animals and birds. FREE Alice McMurrough Fri 11–Tue 29 Nov. Paintings influenced by family legends and fables. FREE Ann Ross RSW Fri 11–Tue 29 Nov. New watercolours. FREE Karen McPhail Fri 11–Tue 29 Nov. Decorated earthenware ceramics which are also fully functional.

OUT OF THE BLUE DRILL HALL 30–36 Dalmeny Street, Leith, 555 7100. Mon–Sat 10am–5pm. FREE The beginning of . . . The end of? Wed 26–Sun 30 Oct, 10am–5pm (note Sunday opening). A series of documentary photographs of the state of the nation. Part of the 15th Edinburgh Independent and Radical Book Fair. FREE Trees for Life Exhibition Tue 1–Sun 13 Nov. An exhibition of postcard- sized, nature-themed artworks commissioned from artists around the world, in aid of the charity Trees for Life, which is working to replenish the Caledonian pine forests. THE OUTHOUSE 12a Broughton Street Lane, 557 6668. Sun–Thu 4pm–1am; Fri & Sat noon–1am. FREE The Last Man Until Sun 30 Oct. Offsite installation from the Embassy Gallery featuring new work by Michael White.

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THE QUEEN’S GALLERY Palace of Holyroodhouse, 556 5100. Daily 9.30am–6pm until Mon 31 Oct; 9.30am–4.30pm from Tue 1 Nov. Northern Renaissance: Dürer to Holbein ●●●●● Until Sun 15 Jan 2012. £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.

RED DOOR GALLERY 42 Victoria Street, 477 3255. Mon–Fri 12.30–5.30pm; Sat 11am–5.30pm; Sun noon–5.30pm. FREE Astrid Jaekel and DeadBright Until Tue 1 Nov. A double dose of gruesomely gorgeous delights in the windows of the Red Door Gallery, with one side inhabited by Astrid Jaekel’s hanging papercut cameos themed around Edinburgh ghost stories, and the other by DeadBright’s surreal ‘fake cakes’ containing everything from a disembodied finger to a representation of Edinburgh Castle. ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN Arboretum Place, 248 2909. Daily 10am–6pm until Mon 31 Oct; 10am–4pm from Tue 1 Nov. Note different opening hours for Botanical Illustration display. FREE Thomas Houseago: The Beat of the Show Until Jun 2012. Outdoor sculpture work. FREE Botanical Illustration Diploma Until Mon 31 Oct, Mon–Fri 10am–4.30pm. Some of the outstanding work made by students of the Diploma in Botanical Illustration. FREE Pteridomania: The Victorian Passion for Ferns Until Sun 4 Dec. A display of artefacts and period artwork illustrating the Victorian obsession with ferns. FREE West Cork Craft and Design Guild: Transformations Until Sun 4 Dec. Work by West Cork artists, sculptors and craftspeople. FREE Georgina Brown: Mono- Carpological Tue 1 Nov–Thu 22 Dec. Sketches, monoprints and etchings made from studies of the Herbarium’s seed pod collection.

ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound, 225 6671. Mon–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun noon–5pm. NB certain exhibitions are open Mon 10am–5pm only. FREE Resident: 11 Until Thu 27 Oct. New work from Erica Eyres, Norman Shaw, Jan Pottinger-Glass, Cheryl Field and others, completed during residencies facilitated by the RSA. FREE Muse: A Search for Beauty 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 RSA Open 2011 Sat 12 Nov–Sun 18 Dec. A selling exhibition of small works sourced by open selection from artists across Scotland, running the gamut from painting to architecture via film, photography, sculpture, prints and more. 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 Scottish Female Artists Until 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 FCB Cadell Until Wed 2 Nov. Complementing the exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art comes this smaller show including some of Cadell’s landscape paintings and poster commissions for Caledonian MacBrayne ferries. FREE Kamilla Ruberg Until Wed 2 Nov. Delicate jewellery inspired by Islamic geometric patterns. FREE Kate Downie: New Paintings Until Wed 2 Nov. Small painting show, mainly consisting of muted land and seascapes. FREE Pat Douthwaite Until Wed 2 Nov. Vibrant and uncompromising paintings from the Glasgow native, gradually gaining a reputation as one of the great mavericks of 20th-century Scottish art. FREE Takahiro Kondo Until Wed 2 Nov. New work in glass drawing on the artist’s Japanese heritage. SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY The Mound, 624 6200. Daily 10am–5pm (Thu until 7pm). 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. FREE George Bain: Master of Modern Celtic Art Until Mon 13 Feb 2012. George Bain (1881–1968) was one of the most important figures in the 20th century revival of Celtic art. This display features examples of his watercolours, drawings, sculptures and jewellery and includes much material that has never been publicly exhibited before.

SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART ONE 75 Belford Road, 624 6200. Daily 10am–5pm.

✽✽ Tony Cragg: Sculptures and Drawings ●●●●● Until Sun 6

Nov. £7 (£5). Retrospective of the work of the British sculptor.

SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART TWO 73 Belford Road, 624 6200. Daily 10am–5pm.

✽✽ The Scottish Colourist Series: FCB Cadell Sat 22 Oct–Sun 18 Mar

2012. £7 (£5). The first of a series of retrospectives about the four artists known as the ‘Scottish Colourists’. Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (1883–1937) was born in Edinburgh and is remembered for his interiors, still lifes and landscapes of Scotland and France.

SCOTTISH STORYTELLING CENTRE 43–45 High Street, 556 9579. Mon–Sat 10am–6pm. FREE Clacharan: Stepping Stones Scottish Myths and Legends Until Fri 25 Nov. Recordings of Skye stories and photographs of the landscapes where they belong from storyteller George Macpherson and photographer Anja Tanner.

SLEEPER Reiach and Hall Architects, 6 Darnaway Street, 225 8444. Mon–Fri 2–5pm FREE Stephan Baumkötter Until Fri 28 Oct. Abstract drawings from the German artist. STILLS 23 Cockburn Street, 622 6200. Mon–Thu 11am–9pm; Fri–Sun 11am–6pm. FREE Stephen Sutcliffe: Runaway, Success Until Sun 30 Oct. Ten years of Sutcliffe’s video work plus newer drawings and photographs.

SUCH AND SUCH 105 Brunswick Street, 07851 283718. Opening hours vary, see individual exhibition listings for details.

FREE Ross Fraser McLean: Patria O Muerte Until Sun 23 Oct, Mon–Fri 11am–6pm; Sat & Sun noon–5pm. Photographs taken during a trip to Cuba. FREE Graham Hutchinson: Every Face I Saw Was The Same Face Fri 28 Oct–Sun 6 Nov, 10am–6pm. Collages that highlight emotional anxiety and loss. TALBOT RICE GALLERY University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, 650 2210. Tue–Sat 10am–5pm. FREE Anton Henning ●●●●● Until Sat 22 Oct. Anton Henning combines different media into 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 Dronma Until Sat 5 Nov. Seascapes of the Scottish shore.

UNION GALLERY 45 Broughton Street, 556 7707. Mon–Sat 10.30am–6pm; Sun noon–6pm. FREE Onslaught of Autumn Until Mon 7 Nov. Group show celebrating the arrival of autumn. FREE Alison Auldjo: Gone to Earth Fri 11 Nov–Mon 5 Dec. New landscape painting from gallery founder and owner Auldjo. UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH MAIN LIBRARY University of Edinburgh, 30 George Square, 650 3384. FREE Singing the Reformation Until Fri 28 Oct, Mon–Fri 10am–5pm. Enter a soundscape of Reformation Scotland with the help of contemporary books, manuscripts, paintings, needlework and maps.

OUTSIDE THE CITIES THE CHANGING ROOM Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling, 01786 274005. Tue–Sat 10am–6pm. FREE Belinda Gilbert Scott/Su Grierson Sat 5 Nov–Wed 21 Dec. Two artists who live in rural Scotland: Belinda Gilbert Scott projects films onto painted backcloths while Su Grierson digitally manipulates photographs.

DUNDEE CONTEMPORARY ARTS 152 Nethergate, Dundee, 01382 909900. Tue–Sat 11am–6pm (Thu until 8pm); Sun noon–6pm. Note different opening hours for Shared Imagination and Museum of Loss and Renewal exhibitions (held in Centrespace, DCA Visual Research Centre). FREE DCA Editions Martin Boyce Until Wed 30 Nov. Prints developed by Boyce in the DCA Print Studio. FREE Shared Imagination: Art and Science Collaborations in Dundee Until Sun 30 Oct, noon–4.30pm. New work by six practitioners from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design: Paul Harrison, Zoe Irvine, John McGhee, Jim Pattison, Elaine Shemilt, Pernille Spence and Sandra Wilson.

✽✽ FREE Torsten Lauschmann: Startle Reaction Sat 22 Oct–Sun

8 Jan 2012. Glasgow-based artist Lauschmann employs everything from zoetropes and cutting edge 3D film technology in a playful exploration of technological entertainment and our reactions to it, be they sceptical or optimistic. FREE The Museum of Loss and Renewal: Object becomes Subject Mon 14–Sun 27 Nov, noon–4.30pm. New work by Tracy MacKenna and Edwin Janssen, both teachers at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, in collaboration with the Highland Hospice.