■ THE QUEEN’S GALLERY Palace of Holyroodhouse, 556 5100. Daily 9.30am–4.30pm 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–5pm. FREE The Wood-Den Until Thu 1 Dec. A large mobile by Kirsty Anderson, alongside Patrick King’s Wood-Den Frame, a wooden frame designed to be covered with blankets and converted into a den or a wendy house for adults. FREE Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Decoration Thu 1–Tue 27 Dec. Seasonal paper chains and bunting designed by artist Hazel Stark, plus more decorations from gallery artists including Sharon Kirby, Hannah Ayre, Wooden Tree, Susie Maroon and Anette Buganski. ■ RHUBABA STUDIO 25 Arthur Street, rhubaba.wordpress.com Fri–Sun noon–5pm. FREE Claire Davies & Sacha Imrie: Within the Space Of Sat 3–Sun 18 Dec. New work.
■ ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN Arboretum Place, 248 2909. Opening times vary, see individual exhibition listings. FREE Georgina Brown: Mono- Carpological Until Thu 22 Dec, Mon–Fri 10am–4pm (in the RBGE Science Buildings). Sketches, monoprints and etchings made from studies of the Herbarium’s seed pod collection. FREE Pteridomania: The Victorian Passion for Ferns Until Sun 4 Dec, 10am–4pm. Period artwork illustrating the Victorian obsession with ferns. FREE Thomas Houseago: The Beat of the Show Until Jun 2012, 10am–5.45pm. Outdoor sculpture referencing cubism and futurism. FREE West Cork Craft and Design Guild: Transformations Until Sun 4 Dec, 10am–4pm. Work from artists, sculptors and craftspeople working in the prolific West Cork region.
■ ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound, 225 6671. Mon–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun noon–5pm. NB certain exhibitions are open Mon 10am–5pm only. FREE RSA Open 2011 Until Sun 18 Dec. A selling exhibition of small works sourced by open selection. FREE Muse: A Search for Beauty Until Mon 9 Jan 2012, Mon only 10am–5pm. Pictures of women by male painters.
■ 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. FREE Christmas Exhibition Fri 25 Nov–Sun 15 Jan. Painting and sculpture from gallery artists. ■ THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 16 Dundas Street, 558 1200. Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 10am–4pm. FREE Alexander Goudie: Still Lifes and Interiors Until Wed 30 Nov. Still lifes and interiors from the celebrated Glasgow-based painter. FREE Sidsel Dorph-Jensen Until Wed 30 Nov. Work by a master Danish silversmith. FREE Stephanie Dees Until Wed 30 Nov. Tranquil city- and harbourscapes.
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FREE Sutton Taylor Until Wed 30 Nov. Handcrafted sculptural ceramics from this Cornwall-based artist.
■ 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. Watercolours, sculpture, drawings and jewellery from one of the most important figures in the 20th century revival of Celtic art.
■ SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART TWO 73 Belford Road, 624 6200. Daily 10am–5pm.
✽✽ The Scottish Colourist Series: FCB Cadell ●●●●● Until Sun 18
Mar 2012. £7 (£5). Interiors, still lifes and landscapes of Scotland and France. See review, page 119.
■ SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY 1 Queen Street, 624 6200. Daily 10am–5pm (Thu until 7pm).
✽✽ FREE Permanent Collection Exhibitions Ongoing from
reopening on Thu 1 Dec. The gallery re- opens with a host of new long-term displays exploring different aspects of Scottish Portraiture. On show are: a set of portraits of people painted wearing their tartan in the 18th century; a display looking at the relationship between philosopher David Hume and painter Allan Ramsay; Thomas Annan’s haunting photographs of a condemned
Victorian Glasgow slum; a corner devoted to George Jamesone, widely accepted as Scotland’s first great portrait painter; an investigation into the Jacobites’ self-presentation through portraiture; military engineer John Slezer’s landscape engravings from the late 17th and early 18th centuries; a survey of how and why women had their portraits painted in the 19th century; an exhibition of work showing how sport was transformed by wider social and infrastructural changes in the last two centuries; a section focusing on the Reformation; and finally a group of portraits of the heroes of Scotland’s great industrial and cultural transformation of 1750–1850.
✽✽ FREE Graham Fagen: Missing ●●●●● Thu 1 Dec–Mar 2012. A
specially commissioned new video work based on the theme of missing people. FREE Migration Stories: Pakistan Thu 1 Dec–Oct 2012. An exhibition in three parts: photos of prominent Scots with a Pakistani heritage; a film by Pakistani-born filmmaker Sana Bilgrami; and a look at the life of a Scottish teacher in Lahore. FREE Pioneers of Science Thu 1 Dec–Oct 2012. An exhibition of portraits of the men, women and in at least one case the sheep whose adventures in science have shaped the modern world. FREE Romantic Camera: Scottish Photography & the Modern World Thu 1 Dec–Jun 2012. Exhibition exploring the powerful influence of Romanticism on early Scottish photography. FREE The Modern Scot Thu 1 Dec–Oct 2012. An exhibition exploring how Scottish writers and artists developed a uniquely modern sensibility in the aftermath of World War I, featuring such pivotal figures as Hugh MacDiarmid and JD Fergusson.
Colour, Rhythm & Form: JD Fergusson and France Exhibition of work to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the late great Scottish Colourist’s death, celebrating in particular his relationship with France. Fergusson had a home and studio on the other side of the channel, travelled from Paris to the south of the country and was inspired by the work of, among others, Cézanne, Matisse and the Fauves. ■ Hunterian Gallery, Glasgow, until Sun 8 Jan.
FREE War at Sea Thu 1 Dec–Oct 2012. The work of Sir John Lavery, who recorded the lives of airmen, sailors and munitions workers in World War I. ■ SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT Holyrood Road, 348 5000. Tue–Thu 11am–4pm; Fri & Sat 11am–6pm. FREE Jock Tamson’s Bairns Until Wed 30 Nov. Photographic exhibition depicting people who have come to Scotland from abroad. Part of previously . . . Scotland’s History Festival.
■ 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. Results of a collaboration between Skye storyteller George Macpherson and Swiss photographer Anja Tanner.
■ SIERRA METRO Ground Floor North, 22 West Harbour Road, sierrametro.com Sat & Sun noon–6pm. FREE Lauren Gault & Perri MacKenzie: Wetodry Sun 27 Nov–Sun 18 Dec. New work from Belfast-born artist Gault and Glasgow- based artist and theorist MacKenzie.
■ STILLS 23 Cockburn Street, 622 6200. Mon–Thu 11am–9pm; Fri–Sun 11am–6pm. FREE Richard Williams: United States Until Sun 18 Mar 2012. An examination of the history and future of the great Atlantic ocean liner SS United States. ■ SUPERCLUB 11a Gayfield Square, email@example.com Thu–Sun noon–6pm. FREE Richard Taylor & Ross Hamilton Frew: Ipso Facto Until Fri 18 Nov. Collaborative practice in drawing.
■ TALBOT RICE GALLERY University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, 650 2210. Tue–Sat 10am–5pm. FREE Beholder Sat 19 Nov–Sat 18 Feb (closed 17 Dec–3 Jan). An innovative exhibition exploring ideas of taste, beauty and subjectivity, curated as part of David Hume’s 300th birthday celebrations.
■ UNION GALLERY 45 Broughton Street, 556 7707. Mon–Sat 10.30am–6pm; Sun noon–6pm. FREE Alison Auldjo: Gone to Earth Until Mon 5 Dec. New landscape painting from the gallery’s founder. ■ WHITESPACE 11 Gayfield Square, 07814 514771. FREE First Press Sat 26 Nov–Thu 15 Dec, 10am–6pm. Inaugural exhibition by the speKtrum print collective.
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■ DUNDEE CONTEMPORARY ARTS 152 Nethergate, Dundee, 01382 909900. Tue–Sat 11am–6pm (Thu until 8pm); Sun noon–6pm; Centrespace opening hours vary, see exhibition listing. FREE DCA Editions – Martin Boyce Until Wed 30 Nov. Prints developed by Boyce in the DCA Print Studio.
✽✽ FREE Torsten Lauschmann: Startle Reaction Until Sun 8 Jan
2012. A playful exploration of technological entertainment and our reactions to it. See picture, page 122. FREE The Museum of Loss and Renewal: Object becomes Subject Until Sun 27 Nov, noon–4.30pm (held in Centrespace, VRC). New work by DJCAD tutors Tracy MacKenna and Edwin Janssen.
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