Festival Visual Art
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■ 53 BELFORD ROAD First Floor, 220 1453. 10am–4pm; Sun 1–5pm. FREE A Place of Springs Until Sun 23 Aug. Paintings by Julia Fowler. EFF (EFF). ■ THE ADAM POTTERY 76 Henderson Row, 557 3978. Mon–Sat 11am–6pm. FREE Clay 2009: Studio Ceramics Until Sat 5 Sep. Contemporary and traditional ceramics. EFF.
■ ART AMATORIA 10 Bellevue Crescent, 07768 960578. Daily 2pm–6pm. FREE Contemporary Scottish Artists Until Fri 28 Aug. Paintings by Lizzie McCorquodale, Lettie Blackett and Peter Harford-Cross.
■ ART’S COMPLEX 151 London Road, 661 1924.
✽✽ FREE Self-made Cavalcade ●●●●● Until Sat 5 Sep. See
review, page 78. Part of the Edinburgh Art Festival (EAF.). ■ ATTICSALT 50 Thistle Street, North East Lane, 225 2093. Mon–Sat 2pm–6pm. FREE Passing ●●●●● Until Sat 29 Aug. See review, page 79. EAF..
■ THE BIG SCREEN Festival Square, Lothian Road. 07500 461332. FREE Television Interruptions Until Sat 5 Sep. Artist David Hall’s 1971 TV broadcasts. EAF.
■ THE BONGO CLUB Moray House, 37 Holyrood Road, 558 7604. Mon–Fri 1pm–7pm. FREE All About Eve Until Sun 30 Aug. Works on paper by Catriona Ruth Paterson aka Wild Card Kitty.
■ BOURNE FINE ART 6 Dundas Street, 557 4050. Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 11am–4pm. FREE Scottish Paintings: Old Master to Contemporary Until Sat 5 Sep. Historical survey exhibition featuring works by William McTaggart, Callum Innes and the Boyle Family. EAF.
■ C Chambers Street, 555 3940. FREE LGBT Youth Scotland Charity Art Exhibition and Sale Until Mon 31 Aug. In aid of LGBT Youth Scotland.
■ CLARENCE STREET 1 Clarence Street, Stockbridge, 07766 351 696. Noon–8pm; Mon, Wed & Fri 4pm–9pm. FREE Crossings: Land and Sea Until Mon 31 Aug (not 18–20). Paintings by Scottish and South African artists. EFF. ■ COLLECTIVE GALLERY 22–28 Cockburn Street, 220 1260. Tue–Sun 11am–6pm. FREE The How Not To Cookbook – Lessons Learned the Hard Way Until Sun 27 Sep. Book and art project based on artist Aleksandra Mir’s personal history of cooking disasters. EAF. FREE The Enlightenments: Susan Norrie Until Sat 26 Sep. Enola pictures a world that has become mummified by nuclear trauma, while film project SHOT explores aspects of outer space.
■ CORN EXCHANGE GALLERY Constitution Street, 561 7300. Tue–Sat 11am–4.30pm. FREE Andrew Ranville ●●●●● Until Thu 10 Sep. See review, page 79. EAF. ■ EMBASSY GALLERY Roxy Art House, 2 Roxburgh Place, 07950 872479. Thu–Sun 12pm–6pm. FREE Grandmother Waits For You Until Sat 5 Sep. Selection of mixed- media works about Grannies.
■ DANISH CULTURAL INSTITUTE 3 Doune Terrace, 225 7189. Mon–Fri 9am–5pm. FREE Steen Brogaard – Tales from the Top of Europe Until Fri 4 Sep. Photographic exhibition depicting the daily life of Denmark before the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
■ DEAN GALLERY 73 Belford Road, 624 6200. Daily 10am–5pm. FREE Alive with Innovations: Paolozzi’s Beginnings Until Sun 27 Sep. Aggressive, machine-like sculptures and kaleidoscopic mosaics and paintings. FREE Paul & Nusch Eluard and Surrealism ●●●●● Until Sun 27 Sep. Exhibition charting the affair between surrealist Paul Eluard and his wife and muse Nusch. FREE The Enlightenments Until Sun 27 Sep. Contemporary artists put a modern spin on the 18th-century Scottish Enlightenment. Part of the Edinburgh International Festival (EIF). ■ DIGITAL DESIGN SERVICES 61 Bread Street, 477 4524. Mon–Fri 10am–4pm; Sat noon–4pm. FREE Caricatures and Florals – The Odd Couple Until Fri 28 Aug. Caricaturists Mick Hollinworth and Craig Rogalski exhibit artwork alongside Scottish designer Kate Knight. EFF.
■ DOGGERFISHER 11 Gayfield Square, 558 7110. Tue–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat noon–5pm. FREE Nashashibi/Skaer: Our Magnolia ●●●●● Until Sat 26 Sep. See Hitlist. EAF.
■ DOVECOT 10 Infirmary Street, 550 3660. 11am–5pm; Wed 11am–7pm, closed Sun.
✽✽ The Creative World of Alan Davie ●●●●● Until Sat 26 Sep.
£3 (£2). See review, page 78. EAF. FREE Mr Gumpy and Other Outings: Celebrating 50 Years of John Burningham’s Work Tue 7 Jul–Sat 5 Sep. Celebration of the much- loved illustrator and author. EAF. FREE Jerwood Contemporary Makers 2009 Until Sat 26 Sep. Part of a series of exhibitions and prizes celebrating emerging creative talent. EAF.
■ EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART 74 Lauriston Place, 221 6000.
✽✽ FREE Milestone ●●●●● Until Sun 30 Aug. Tue–Sun 10am–4pm.
See review, page 78. EAF. FREE Remembering Little Sparta 1993–2009 Until Sun 30 Aug. Mon–Thu 10am–6pm; Fri–Sun 10am–5pm. Artist Janet Boulton celebrates Ian Hamilton Finlay’s garden at Little Sparta. EAF.
■ EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS 23 Union Street, 557 2479. Tue–Sat 10am–6pm (13, 20 & 27 Aug 10am–8pm).
✽✽ FREE Peter Blake – Venice ●●●●● Until Sat 29 Aug. See
■ THE FIDRA GALLERY 181 Bruntsfield Place, Mon–Sat 10.30am–4pm; Sun noon–4pm. FREE Fidra Gallery Summer Exhibition Until Mon 31 Aug. Summer exhibition of works by some of the leading children’s book illustrators.
■ FRUITMARKET GALLERY 45 Market Street, 225 2383. Daily 10am–7pm.
✽✽ FREE Eva Hesse Studiowork Until Sun 25 Oct. Sculpture by the
late, great German artist. EAF. ■ GALLERA1 @ THE LIGHTHOUSE 20–22 West Harbour Road, 555 2280. Daily 10am–4pm. FREE JUMP 2 DE-Light Until Sat 5 Sep. Artist Shaeron Averbuch presents new work in response to Edinburgh’s waterfront regeneration. EAF.
■ THE GREY GALLERY Hawke & Hunter, 12 Picardy Place. Daily 11am–6pm. FREE Bob and Roberta Smith – This Artist is Deeply Dangerous Until Sat 5 Sep. A response to a Guardian art review written by sports writer Steve Bierley. EAF.
■ THE HENDERSON GALLERY 4 Thistle Street Lane NW, 225 7464. Daily 10am–6pm. FREE Unspoken Lines Until Sat 15 Aug. Joyce Gunn Cairns presents further paintings of passionate Scots. EAF. ■ INGLEBY GALLERY 15 Calton Road, 556 4441. 10am–6pm; Thu 10am–7pm; Sun noon–5pm. FREE Callum Innes Until Sat 19 Sep. See 5 Questions, page 76. EAF. FREE Bilboard for Edinburgh: Tacita Dean Until Sat 31 Oct. The fifth artist to participate in the Ingleby’s bold public art project. EAF.
■ INSTITUT FRANCAIS D’ECOSSE 13 Randolph Crescent, 225 5366. Mon–Fri 9.30am–6.30pm; Sat 9.30am–1pm (not 31 Aug & 14 Sep). FREE Paul Nougé, Subversion of the Images Thu 13 Aug–Sat 26 Sep. Original photographs and documents produced by Belgian surrealist Paul Nougé (1895–1967). EAF. ■ JUPITER ARTLAND Bonnington House, Kirknewton, 335 6920. Thu–Sun 10am–4pm. £5 (£3) Jupiter Artland Year 1 Until Mon 31 Aug. Environmental artworks set in beautiful natural landscape. EAF.
■ MANSFIELD TRAQUAIR 15 Mansfield Place, 556 1488. Sun–Fri 11am–1pm. FREE Phoebe Anna Traquair Murals at the Mansfield Traquair Centre Until Fri 28 Aug. Restored arts and crafts movement murals. EFF. ■ MAOARTLAND 24 Lochrin Buildings, 477 1822. 10am–8pm; Sat & Sun 10.30am–8.30pm. FREE MaoArtland Until Mon 31 Aug. Exhibition celebrating the diverse perceptions of a multi-cultural group of Edinburgh artists. EFF.
■ EDINBURGH SCULPTURE WORKSHOP 25 Hawthornvale, 551 4490. Daily 11am–5pm (27 Aug 11am–8pm). FREE MAGAZINE 09: Creative Spaces Until Sun 30 Aug. See Big Pic, page 76. EAF. ■ MARCHMONT GALLERY 56 Warrender Park Rd, 228 8228. Tue–Sat 10am–6pm. FREE Art on Show: Regina Fernandes Until Fri 30 Oct. An opportunity to look at work from a range of Scottish artists.
■ MIRACLES 5/1 St Stephen Street, 07970 969159. Wed–Sat 2pm–5.30pm. FREE Alexandria Light Until Sat 29 Aug. An installation referencing Alexandria, Egypt, by Edinburgh-based artist Rose Frain. EAF.
■ NATIONAL GALLERY COMPLEX The Mound, 624 6200. Daily 10am–6pm. Raphael to Renoir: Master Drawings from the Collection of Jean Bonna Until Sun 6 Sep. £4 (£3). Collection spanning the 500 years between the Italian Renaissance and the post-impressionism of 19th century France. EAF.
✽✽ The Discovery of Spain ●●●●● Until Sun 11 Oct. £8 (£6).
See Hitlist. EAF.
■ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street, 225 7534. Daily 10am–5pm. FREE Ballast: Bringing the Stones Home Until Sun 8 Nov. New Zealand artist John Edgar presents stone sculptures that explore the experience of the emigrant. EAF.
■ NEW MEDIA SCOTLAND InSpace, Crichton Street, 651 5661. Wed–Sun 10am–6pm. FREE Reveal/Reset Until Sat 5 Sep. New Media Scotland and Alt-w Fund supported exhibition featuring work by Benjamin Dembroski, Distance Lab, Alex Hetherington, and ~ in the fields. EAF. ■ OPEN EYE GALLERY 34 Abercromby Place, 557 1020. Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 10am–4pm. FREE John Bellany: A Celtic Voyage Until Tue 1 Sep. Exhibition of paintings by influential east coast Scot John Bellany. EAF.
■ PATRIOTHALL GALLERY WASPS Patriothall Studios, off 48 Hamilton Place, 226 7126. 11am–5pm; Thu 11am–7pm; Sun noon–5pm (27 Aug 11am–9pm). FREE This is Now: From Drawing to Contexture ●●●●● Until Sat 29 Aug. See review, page 79. EAF.
■ PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION CENTRE 68 Great King Street, 226 0000. 10am–8pm; Sat 1pm–8pm; Sun 1pm–5pm. £3 (£2). 47th Edinburgh International Exhibition of Photography Until Sun 6 Sep. International amateur and professional photographs. EFF.
■ THE QUEEN’S GALLERY Palace of Holyroodhouse, 556 5100. Daily 9.30am–6pm £5 (£4.50). The Conversation Piece: Scenes of Fashionable Life ●●●●● Until Sun 20 Sep. Exhibition celebrating well- off life in Holland and England between the reigns of Charles 1 and Queen Victoria. EAF.
■ ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound, 225 6671. Mon–Fri 10am–5pm; Sun noon–5pm. FREE I Would Like You To Know That I Am Not Her or Zdarzaja sie przeciez wypadki oblakania na takich izolowanych placowkach (quote from “Solaris” by Stanislaw) Until Sun 13 Sep. A presentation of contemporary Polish film works. EAF. ■ ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN (INVERLEITH HOUSE) Inverleith Row, 248 2971. Daily 10am–5.30pm. FREE John McCracken Until Sun 11 Oct. The influential American artist’s sculptures are characterised by bold block colours and clean lines. EAF.
80 THE LIST FESTIVAL MAGAZINE 13–20 Aug 2009