Until 23rd December
Now in its 178th year, The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh is presenting a variety of exhibitions until 23rd December:
Hugh Buchanan’s Capital City (pictured) is an exploration of the character of Edinburgh, viewed through the multiplicity of its capitals and columns – the classical tradition of the city present in the proportion and detail of so many of Edinburgh’s great buildings, but light, or the lack of it, defining the city’s character.
Jonathan Christie’s first solo exhibition with the Gallery, Sky Sea Land. Christie’s paintings deploy watercolour, graphite and sgraffito on gesso board, their marks and textures revealing in completion traces of their origins.
Cleo Mussi’s life-size mosaics explore the British landscape and its evolution from Neolithic times, with plants from Europe and further afield, introduced through immigration, for culinary and medicinal purposes, now established as part of our diverse landscapes and tied-up in our cultural history. Her unique work is created from reclaimed and recycled ceramic tableware with qualities, forms, patterns (often floral) and glazes gleaned from the last two hundred years of British ceramic industry, with pieces dating from the late 18th century, sitting alongside patterns from the 1960s and the 21st century.
Another exhibition, Best of British Jewellery, is a selection of work by British jewellers who create beautiful work in precious and non-precious materials.
16 Dundas Street
Edinburgh EH3 6HZ
Image: Hugh Buchanan – George Street, Capital I, watercolour