ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
requirements, this show has prints of all sizes by Scottish printmakers. Print Sale Dates as above. A number of prints from the workshop will be on sale at drastically reduced prices. Open Door Day Sat 23 Nov & Sat 30 Nov. Presses and printers will be fully operational on the open days when the public are invited to watch the workshop in action. Members of the workshop will be available to answer questions and to give guided tours throughout the premises.
0 RIAS GALLERY 15 Rutland Square, 229 7205. Mon—Fri 9am-5pm. Recently Restored Until Fri 29 Nov. The title describes both the exhibition of architectural drawings and the gallery opened only 2 weeks ago. Following the success of the Festival of Architecture held last year, this is yet another feather in the cap of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland. Since 1984, the drawing collection at the RIAS has increased at least tenfold and a selection of recently cleaned and repaired work is now on display, including work by William Playfair, Basil Spence and a Victorian
con jectural drawing showing the scheme for a new Edinburgh Castle! 0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Queen Street, 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 2—5pm.
‘I am come home’ Treasures of Prince Charles Edward Stuart. Until 30 April.
Young Museum Workshops Sat 30 Nov and Sat 21 Dec. See KIDS section for details.
0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street, 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Costumes and Textiles oi Kuwait Indefinite.
French Connections: Scotland and the Arts oi France Until 2 Feb. The ‘Auld Alliance’ is celebrated in this exhibition of French art and artefacts from Scottish collections.
About Face indefinite Small display of make-up and hair ornament from tribal beginnings to present day Punk.
0 THE SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE 140 Canongate, 556 8136.
Craits at Christmas Mon Nov—Tue 24 Dec. A selection of crafts for unique Christmas presents.
0 THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street, 225 5955. Mon—Fri 9am-5.30pm. Sat 9.30am—1pm. David Toner recent paintings. Until Wed 27 Nov.
Philip Draham The wilderness. Dates asabove.
Tom Mackenzie Etchings by the Glasgow artist. Dates as above.
0 THE SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road, 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2-5pm. Rest. [D]
O SCOTTISH POETRY LIORARYTweeddale Court, 14
High Street, 557 2876.
The Double Knot and the Peeny: Scottish Women Poets Until 28 Dec. An exhibition of books, pamphlets, tapes and other material.
0 THE SHORE GALLERY 59 Bernard Street, 225 6753. Mon—Fri, 11am—4pm. Closed Sat and Sun. Phone before 10am or after 5pm.
As from 7 Jan 1986 the Shore will be run mainly as a studio with painting classes organised by Jane Socder DA on Tue, Wed & Thurs 11am—4pm and evening classes Wed 7—9pm. Classes will be restricted to a maximum of six places and must be booked in advance.
THE NOMAD’S TENT
One room in Rules Reade’s house is just lull oi carpets. Colour and paitem smother walls and iloor in a mass oi overlaid iabric. it’s a bit like being inside a kaleidoscope, which is just the impression he intends to create at this large exhibition oi carpets, klllms and other woven textiles irom Central Asia which also ieatures the yurt. No, the writer has not heard oi yurts either. Rome for the nomads ol Aighanistan, a yurl provides a striking locus to the exhibition. This circular, lelttent will be lull to brimming with eastern promise; the kind oi objects you would find in an everyday yurt. As well as nearly 300 rugs and klllms oi every size and shape imaginable (the majority
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carved iumiture and chests oi tribes
people such as the Pashai, brass and copperware oi the Turkomans, and silver and amber jewellery will be on display. The Afghan collection has been put together over the last year by veteran bazaar dealer, Alastair Hull, described by Mr Reade as ‘a real adventurer'.
A series oi talks will accompany the exhibition - Aldyih Cadoux on Uzbekistan Mon 18 Nov; Alastair Hull on Aighanistan Thurs 21 Nov; Rulus Reade on Turkey Mon 25 Nov. All talks begin at 1.30pm and are iree. Middle Eastern snacks will be on sale on evenings oi the talks and every Saturday.
made in Aighanistan), bags, the simile (Alice Daln)
From 27 November Doume Fine Art, Edinburgh are exhibiting the work oi E.A.Taylor, iumiture designer, painter, teacher, art critic and husband ol Jessie M. King.
Very much part oi the ‘Glasgow Style’ which was permeated by the hand oi Charles Rennie Mackintosh, he is not now so well known as some oi his contemporaries. Nevertheless he had a succesle, it short, career as a iumiture and interior designer which lead to several important
commissions. This small exhibition will include a three-piece bedroom suite with painted panels very much in the ster oi Jessie M. King but sadly missing the bed, an elegant mahogany desk, stained glass, chairs, and some smaller items.
Twenty-live watercolours, also on display, depict the countryside oi Kirkcudbright where the Taylors eventually settled and Arran where they spent many summers running an lnlonnal painting school. (Alice Rain).
0 STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street, 557 1140. Tues—Sat 12.30—6pm. Fund-raising exhibition Sat 23 Nov—Sat 30 Nov. An exhibition of original prints by George Washington Wilson, Joseph Koudelka, Arman, David Williams etc which will be auctioned in aid of Stills’ funds on Sat 30 Nov, commencing at noon.
0 TALBOT RICE ART GALLERY Old College, University of Edinburgh. 224 1011. Mon—Sat, 10am-5pm. Modem Primitives Until 23 Nov. Innocence or vision? The work of the naive artist flows from a natural urge to express a personal view of the world, a vision left behind by most people in childhood when life is uncomplicated by increasing sophistication. This exhibition of naive or primitive work was conceived by George Murray of Portobello, a collector and himself a painter. Many of the painters included discovered their talent late in life, like Margaret Baird who, at the age of 75, took up a brush for the first time and despite the lack of any formal training whatsoever, became an immediate success. Her friend Gladys Cooper began rather earlier at 52. Her Bridal Group has the joyfully complete sincerity and simplicity which is the hallmark of primitive work.
Lilian Douglass, mother and business woman, first used household paints because she did not know of the existence of tubes of oil colours, Her work is more detailed and has a greater understanding of perspective than most. Whereas most of the painters have
connections with the north of Britain, the sculptors in this exhibition are all Polish. They have carved their way into the great tradition of folk art in that country, from humble beginnings as manual labourers, shepherds and farmers.
e THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place, 225 7942. Mon-Sat 9.30am till late.
Gorgie/Dalry Photo Documentary Group Until end Nov. The day-to-day life of this Edinburgh community has been documented by a co-operative group of photographers from the same area.
0 TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 West Bow, Grassmarket. Tue, Wed, Thurs,
1()am—12pm. Fri, Sat 10am-2am. Sun 12.30—2am.
Mummers Day Unu. ‘2 Dec. New works on Paper by G 'yneth Leech celebrating the Philadelphia New Years Festival.
0 TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street, 556 6366. Mon-Fri 11am—6pm, Sat 10.30am—4pm. Christmas Exhibition Mon 18 Nov—Sat 21 Dec. Watercolours and jewellery. 0 369 GALLERY 209 Cowgate, 225 3013. Mon—Sat 12.30—5.30pm.
The Abstract Expression oi Caligraphy: New Work by Hock-Aun Teh Until 30 Nov. Highly colourful, dramatic works which reﬂect the mixed influences in the painter’s life.
0 TRIANGLE GALLERY 7 Randolph Place. Mon-Fri, 9.30am—4pm. Exhibition from Mon 18 Nov.
0 WEST REGISTER HOUSE Charlotte Square, 556 6585. Mon—Fri 10am—4pm. History on the Move The records of transport. Nov/Dec.
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