■ ART’S COMPLEX St Margaret’s House, 151 London Road, 661 1924. Opening times vary, see individual exhibition listings for details. FREE Bierdo & Bastard: 11/11/11 Until Sun 20 Nov, 11am–7pm. Mysterious exhibition whose content and nature was only revealed on Fri 11 Nov. FREE Tansy Lee Moir: Time Made Wood Sat 19–Sun 27 Nov, 10am–7pm. Debut solo show featuring charcoal and mixed media drawings of wood with an oddly sensual edge. FREE Paul Fleming & Evie Prescott: Paintings and Drawings Sat 19 Nov–Sat 3 Dec, 11am–7pm. Fleming’s work carries the title ‘just doing the washing up while waiting for the subconscious to do its stuff ’ while Prescott presents works in oils. FREE Sophia Lindsay Burns Sat 10–Sun 18 Dec, 11am–7pm. Burns intriguingly combines abstraction using glazing techniques with drawings of landscapes and figures. FREE The Silver Lining Sat 10–Sun 18 Dec, 11am–7pm. Cutting-edge jewellery by Fiona Hermes, Jaimie McDonald, Nicola Turnbull and Christopher Borkowski.
■ AXOLOTL 35 Dundas Street, 557 1460. Tue–Thu 11am–4pm; Fri & Sat 11am–6pm. FREE Katnes Folio Until Wed 30 Nov. Artwork from Caithness. FREE Omar Arráez Sat 3 Dec–Wed 25 Jan 2012. Large format paper portraits.
■ BLACKWELLS 53–59 South Bridge, 622 8222. Mon–Fri 9am–8pm (Tue from 9.30am); Sat 9am–6pm; Sun noon–6pm. FREE Jennifer Thomson Fri 18 Nov–Fri 16 Dec. Original paintings and prints from the Edinburgh-based artist.
■ BOURNE FINE ART 6 Dundas Street, 557 4050. Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 11am–4pm. FREE Talbert McLean 1935–1975 & John McLean Until Sat 19 Nov. Work by underrated Dundee artist Talbert McLean and his son. ■ BROUGHTON DELICATESSEN 7 Barony Street, 558 7111. Mon–Sat 8am–7.30pm; Sun 11am–5pm. FREE Paper Work by Robbie Porter Until Sun 27 Nov. Digital prints exploring work and play.
■ CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street, 529 3993. Mon–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun noon–5pm. FREE That Was Then: This is Now Until Sun 8 Jan 2012. A retrospective of the work of STAR* Tapestry. FREE Reflection: Contemporary Visual Arts and Crafts in Edinburgh Sat 19 Nov–Feb 2012. Work selected from an open call for entries.
■ COLLECTIVE GALLERY 22–28 Cockburn Street, 220 1260. Tue–Sun 11am–5pm. FREE New Work Scotland Programme Sat 19 Nov–Sun 18 Dec. New work by Florrie James, Joey Villemont and Oliver Braid. ■ CORN EXCHANGE 11 New Market Road. 01875 819595/artedinburgh.com Edinburgh Art Fair Fri 18–Sun 20 Nov, Fri & Sat 11am–6pm and Sun 11am–5pm. £6 (£4). Peruse and purchase art works from over 60 exhibitors from the UK and the rest of Europe.
■ DOUBTFIRE GALLERY 3 South East Circus Place, 225 6540. Mon–Sat 10am–5pm. FREE Jim Dalziel & Jill Martin Boualaxai: Sacred Cities – Imaginary Kingdoms Until Sat 26 Nov. Colourful new paintings. FREE Deep and Crisp Sat 3 Dec–Sun 22 Jan. Seasonal exhibition by gallery artists. ■ DOVECOT STUDIOS 10 Infirmary Street, 550 3660. Mon–Sat 10.30am–5.30pm. FREE All Tied Up Until Fri 23 Dec. Contemporary weaving, including pieces in wools, silks, linen and cotton. FREE Craft in Dialogue Until Sat 26 Nov. Exhibition of work by artist and craft practitioners who have received from the Inches Carr Trust since its inception in 1996.
■ DUNDAS STREET GALLERY 6a Dundas Street, 558 9363. Mon–Fri 10.30am–5.30pm; Sat 10.30am–4pm. FREE George Birrell, Pam Carter, Terry Kirkwood & Jack Morocco Sat 19 Nov–Sat 3 Dec. New work in oils by four of Scotland’s most collectable artists.
■ THE EDINBURGH GALLERY 20a Dundas Street, 557 5002. Mon–Fri 11am–5pm; Sat 10am–1pm. FREE November Exhibition Until Tue 29 Nov. Paintings by Hazel Bowman, Wilma Dunbar, Andrew Fitzpatrick and more. ■ EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS 23 Union Street, 557 2479. Tue–Sat 10am–6pm. FREE Hidden City: Edinburgh Uncovered Until Fri 23 Dec. Annual members’ show on a theme of hidden nooks and crannies.
■ EMBASSY 10b Broughton Street Lane, embassygallery.org Thu–Sun noon–6pm. FREE Steven Cairns: Illustrating a Point Sat 26 Nov–Sun 11 Dec. New work from the Dundee/Berlin-based artist and writer.
■ FILMHOUSE 88 Lothian Road, 228 2688. Mon-Sat 10am–midnight; Sun noon–midnight. FREE Border Work Until Sun 4 Dec. Daily noon–midnight. Photographs by Alice Myers documenting the daily struggles of deported migrants on the US/Mexican border. ■ FRAMED GALLERY 11b Gayfield Square, 556 8511. Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat & Sun 11am–4pm. FREE Pop Up Precious Sat 19 Nov–Fri 2 Dec. Buy original jewellery designs direct from the members of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery who made them.
■ FRUITMARKET GALLERY 45 Market Street, 225 2383. Mon–Sat 11am–6pm; Sun noon–5pm.
✽✽ FREE Bill Bollinger ●●●●● Until Sat 7 Jan 2012. Sculpture
employing technical, industrial and domestic items from the elusive American minimalist artist. See review, page 119. ■ THE HENDERSON GALLERY 4 Thistle Street Lane NW, 225 7464. FREE Peter Standen: Future Cityscapes Mon 21 Nov–Fri 2 Dec, 10am–4pm. Grimly witty views of post- and during-apocalypse Edinburgh and Glasgow.
■ INGLEBY GALLERY 15 Calton Road, 556 4441. Mon–Sat 10am–6pm.
✽✽ FREE Alison Watt: Hiding in Full View Until Sat 28 Jan. Art
inspired by the work of American photographer Francesca Woodman.
■ INSTITUT FRANÇAIS D’ECOSSE 13 Randolph Crescent, 225 5366. Mon–Wed & Fri 9.30am–6.30pm (Thu until 8.30pm); Sat 10am–1pm. FREE Peintres de Bretagne Fri 2–Sat 17 Dec. Oils, watercolours and acrylics by Breton artists Manya, Laskal and Pierre Deligniere. ■ INVERLEITH HOUSE Royal Botanic Garden, Arboretum Place/Inverleith Row, 248 2971. Tue–Sun 10am–5.30pm. FREE Andrew Kerr Until Sun 22 Jan 2012. New work from the Glasgow-based artist. FREE Maya Deren Until Sun 22 Jan 2012. Exhibition celebrating the life and work of the avant garde filmmaker.
■ LEITH GALLERY 65 The Shore, Leith, 553 5255. Mon–Fri 11am–5pm; Sat 11am–4pm. FREE Tom Watt Until Sat 26 Nov. Landscapes and portraits from French provincial life. Christmas Exhibition Sat 3–Sat 7
St Andrew’s Family Weekend Friday 25th and Saturday 26th November Come to Parliament and enjoy a weekend of hands-on events and activities for all ages! To celebrate St. Andrew’s Day we’ve got a whole range of games, talks, experiments and workshops for children and adults alike. While you are here, enjoy Design & Democracy, our exciting exhibition of work by sixteen up-and-coming Scottish designers. It's free and open to all. Visit www.scottish.parliament.co.uk or call 0131 348 5200 for more information on opening times and how to find us.
Jan 2012 (closed 24 Dec–4 Jan). Artwork by gallery artists, including Joyce Borland and Deborah Cumming. ■ LEITH SCHOOL OF ART 25 North Junction Street, 554 5761. Mon–Fri 9am–4.30pm. FREE Jenny Martin: Edinburgh’s Seaside Until Fri 9 Dec. New screenprints of Portobello.
■ MARCHMONT GALLERY 56 Warrender Park Road, 228 8228. Tue–Sat 10am–6pm. FREE Sara Forshaw: Illustration Exhibition Sat 26 Nov–Sat 7 Jan 2012. Silk screen prints from Forshaw’s new children’s book.
■ MCNAUGHTAN’S BOOKSHOP 3a & 4a Haddington Place, Leith Walk, 556 5897. Tue–Sat 11am–5pm. FREE The Artist Book Group Exhibition Tue 22 Nov–Sat 3 Dec. Exhibition, accompanied by a series of workshops, of artists’ books.
■ NOBLES BAR 44a Constitution Street, Leith, 629 7215. Daily 11am–11pm. FREE Analogique Ongoing. The inaugural exhibition of a new photography collective, specialising in the use of cameras made in countries that no longer exist and film that in some cases is as old as the photographer. The exhibition is intended to be permanent, with the display constantly refreshed.
■ OPEN EYE GALLERY 34 Abercromby Place, 557 1020. Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 10am–4pm. FREE Alice McMurrough Until Tue 29 Nov. Paintings influenced by family legends and fables. FREE Ann Ross RSW Until Tue 29 Nov. New watercolours. FREE Karen McPhail Until Tue 29 Nov. Decorated earthenware ceramics which are also fully functional. FREE David Cleverly Mon 5–Fri 23 Dec. Ceramic figures of animals and heroes. FREE On A Small Scale Mon 5–Fri 23 Dec. Over 500 A5-sized artworks by all of the Open Eye artists. FREE Open Eye Christmas Show Mon 5–Fri 23 Dec. A Christmas show of selected work by invited Open Eye artists. FREE Rebecca Halstead Mon 5–Fri 23 Dec. Silver jewellery with gemstones, on a theme of nature. ■ PATRIOTHALL GALLERY WASPS Patriothall Studios, off 48 Hamilton Place, 226 7126. FREE New Work Sat 19–Tue 29 Nov. Opening times vary, please call 07929 925116 for access. Recent work by Joyce Gunn Cairns, Kenneth le Riche, Elaine Speirs and Leesa Tulloch.
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