work, Bukta’s being earthy and rough in its construction and Samu’s more lyrical and elegantly worked. Séndor Pinczehelyi has a gentle dig at Hungarian tradition, particularly with gastronomes in mind.
Gallery 2: Erzsebet Schaar (1908—1975) 5 Oct — 9 Nov. Highly regarded at home. Schaar’s sculptures in a variety of media create images of isolation and loneliness.
Studio Theatre, Performance Art 4 Oct. 9.30pm. £1. Janés Szirtes: Supersonic (45mins) Fri 18 Oct and Sat 19 Oct. 8pm. £1.50. Andras BOrécz & Laszlo Revész : War Message.
Small pictures oi young girls, nuns and intimate interiors; these are the subjects that dominate Gwen John’s work. While representative, the thirty pictures on show at the Fine Art Society are not her most Important works. These are currently being exhibited at a major retrospective exhibition at the Barblcan in London.
Mary Taubman, who has been reconstructing the lite oi Gwen John lor many years in Britain and France (where the artist spent most oi her working Iiie), has just published a book oi reproductions with comprehensive study notes, coinciding with these exhibitions. A biography is lorthcoming. An artist herseli, Taubman was iirst introduced to Gwen John’s work while still a student oi Fine Art at Edinburgh University, where it was pointed out that her own work had much in common with John’s. Desiring to ‘know' Gwen John, she began the absorbing task pi piecing together the iragments oi her llle. The job has been diliicuit not least because those who
Art on Video 11 Oct. 11am—5pm. Free. Two special marathon screenings ofoutstanding work, including multi-media projects and installations created by participants in ‘Eighteen Artists in Hungary‘.
O BACKROOM GALLERY Underneath the Arches, 42 London Street, 556 8329. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.
C R Thorpe Until 12 Oct. Exhibition ofwork by the young Yorkshire artist who has been resident in Edinburgh for the past six years.
0 CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street, 225 2424 ext. 6650. Mon—Sat
knew the monadic lady respected her wish lor solitude and privacy even after death.
However revealing Ms Taubman might be, the consistency and strength oi this elusive painter’s work speaks ior ltsell. Despite an apparentlytorrid love attalr with Rodin and the relationship by blood with the eccentric and extrovert Augustus John, her paintings remain remarkably unscathed by any traumatic llie experiences. The thoughtful gaze at the young girl painted by John White in her early 20s has the same quality as that oi the nun's painted several years later, neither wistiul nor a stare. These women have been touched by the serenity and calm oi the spirit alone, but not lonely, which Gwen John cultivated so actively in her own iiie. The Fine Art Society exhibition is well worth a visit and would serve as a line introduction to the larger show in the South. (Gwen John by Mary Taubman,
Scolar Press 220. 28 lull colour plates).
10am—5pm. Closed Sun. Licensed cafe. [D]
Emperor’s Warriors Until Fri 1 Nov. Special times: Mon, Fri, Sat 10am—6pm. Tue, Wed, Thu 10am—9pm. Sun 2—5pm. (See panel). One City a Patron Sat 5 Oct — Sat 16 Nov. 45 paintings and sculptures from the collections of Southampton Art Gallery, a local authority gallery with a successful reputation for patronage. Selection includes major works by leading 20th century artists — Ben Nicholson, lan Hamilton Finlay, Graham Sutherland and others. Scottish Arts Council Touring exhibition.
0 COLLECTIVE GALLERY 52—54 High Street. Tue. Wed, Fri 12.30-5.30pm, Thurs 12.30—7pm, Sat 10.30am—5pm. Closed Sun and Mon. Lyndsay Howleson 5 Fiona Maher Until Sat 12 Oct. Prints, drawings. sculpture.
O FINE ART SOCIETY 12 Great King Street, 5560305. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm. Sat 10am—lpm. Gwen John Until Mon 18 Oct (see panel).
0 FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent, 225 5366. Mon—Fri 10am—lpm. 2—5.30pm. Sat lOam—lpm.
Alexander Goudle, Breton ldyll 12 Oct—16 Nov.
0 FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street, 225 2383. Tue—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Closed Sun & Mon. Licensed cafe.
Christopher Le Brun, Paintings 1984-85 and Andrew Walker, Paintings 1983-85. Sat 5 Oct —Sat 16 Nov. First one-man shows for two young British artists. Le Brun‘s work is large in scale. rich in colour and vigorous in handling. In this exhibition of 10 recent paintings, the imagery includes references to romantic landscapes and mythological figues of horses. Last giving a dark psychological undertone. Andrew Walker is a young Scot now working in London. His post-college work has been marked by an intense use of colour and a personal use of religious imagery. reinterpreted in terms of modern life.
0 MERCURY GALLERY 2/3 North Bank Street. 225 3200. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm. Sat 10am—l .00pm. The New Generation in Scotland. Until Sat 12 Oct. Works by graduates from four Scottish art colleges.
0 NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm.
Tribute to Wilkie Until Sun 13 Oct. Last chance to see the bi-centenery exhibition which shows Wilkie's inﬂuence on the development of 19th century painting.
0 NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George 1V Bridge. 226 4531. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm. Sat 9.30am—lpm.
Treasures oi the National Library at Scotland This selection of books and manuscripts from the library‘s vast collection includes such rarely seen items as the Gutenberg Bible and Mary Queen ofScots‘ last letter. written the night before her
execution. I O NETHERBOW 43 High Street 556
9579. Mon—Sat 10am—4pm and before theatre performances. Cafe. Edinburgh Victorian Until Sat 2 Nov. The art of Thomas Lauder Sawers. This is the first exhibition of a largely unknown Victorian artist, who lived and worked in ‘Auld Reekie‘. Self-trained, he painted the people and buildings of Edinburgh.
Patricia Banyard o Watercolours. The Edinburgh artist's ilrst solos exhibition. Dates as above.
0 OPEN EYE GALLERY 57 Cumberland Street, 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. [D] Moira Beaty 7 Oct — 24 Oct. Paintings. Muriel and Gordon McIntyre 7 Oct — 24 Oct. Ceramic sculptures.
o PRINTMAKERS' WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street, 557 2479. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
Mabel Royds Until Sat 12 Oct. Woodcuts.
0 NATIONAL MUSEUMS OF SCOTLAND Queen Street, 556 8921. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm.
Symbols oi Power Until Sun 13 Oct. At the time of Stonehenge. York Buildings.
lam come home Treasures of Prince Charles Edward Stuart. Queen Street. Until Sun 3 Nov.
0 NATIONAL MUSEUMS OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Costumes a Textiles oi Kuwait.
0 SALTIRE GALLERY l3 Atholl Crescent 228 6621.
New Exhibition at Scottish Paintings. 4—12 Oct.
0 THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street, 225 5955. Mon—Fri 9am—5.30pm. Sat 9.30am—lpm. James Gavin a Donald Shannon Mon 7 Oct — Wed 30 Oct. Paintings.
0 SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF
5 MODERN ART Belford Road, 556
8921. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm, Sun 2—5pm. Licensed cafe.
German Expressionist Prints Until Thurs 31 Oct. Powerful exhibition by some of the great image makers of the world — Nolde. Munch. Marc, Klee, Kandinsky and others.
0 STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street, 557 l 140. Tues—Sat 12—6pm.
; W. Eugene Smith Until 2 Nov. A ‘ first-showing in Scotland of the
striking photographs ofW. Eugene Smith. As a photo-journalist working for Life and most other
E major magazines. he produced
f classic photo-essays such as ‘Spanish t Village‘ and ‘Man of Mercy‘. The
‘ exhibition spans the period from his ~ war experiences in 1943 to his last
great essay showing a world determined to poison itself.
0 TALBOT RICE ARTS CENTRE Old College, South Bridge. 667 101 l. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm.
About Landscapes Until Sat 12 Oct. 0 THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 225 7942. Mon—Sat 9.30am-late. Cafe.
Altered Images during Oct. An ' exhibition highlightingthe
campaigns ofFriends of the Earth (Acid Rain. Woodwatch) in Scotland.
0 ms 359 GALLERY (‘owgatu 225 3013. Mon—Sat 12.30—5.3()pm. Graham Durward Sat 5 Oct — Sat 26 Oct. Large. figurative paintings in oil.
28 The List 4—17 October