20th April 2007 at 01:00
The basement gallery in Edinburgh's City Art Centre is not a great display space but the low ceiling and lack of natural light are soon forgotten as the pictures chosen for the View from the Inside exhibition begin to work their magic.

This show of Scottish art, ranging from the late 1700s to the present day, is the second in a series of themed exhibitions based on Edinburgh City's own extensive art collection.

View from the Inside, which runs until October, features paintings, drawings and photographs by more than 20 artists, all tackling the subject of interiors in their own way. From a humble tattoo parlour to the bedchamber of Mary, Queen of Scots, this exhibition demonstrates that any environment can be used as an inspiration for art.

Social history from past centuries is brought to life with such fascinating interiors as a barber's shop (complete with a bowl of foaming shaving soap), a Highland cottage and a salmon fishermen's bothy.

Visitors can try colouring in prints of some of the works on show or creating their own picture with materials from the Art Cart.

T 0131 529 3993 www.cac.org.uk

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