10am—5pm. Closed Sun. Licensed cafe. [D]
South Alrlcan Freedom Fighters Until Sat 30 Nov. The struggle for justice and equality in South Africa is described in this documentary exhibition of photographs, text and objects.
Summer Shadows, Winter Footpaths — Paintings by Derek Roberts Until Wed 11 Dec. Roberts paints in the solitude of his West Lothian farmhouse, a place where he finds inspiration for paintings with titles like ‘Enchanted Garden’ and ‘Imaginary Landscape’. Though abstract in composition, the soft rolling line ofthe hills and the glowing colours of nature are very much present in his work. Small staccato pastels in vivid pinks and turquoises have the same improvisational quality as the larger work in oils where rich colour is laid next to solid blacks and greys. Something is Happening Until 11 Dec. The exhibition downstairs at the City Art Centre is just one of the centenary tributes to one of Scotland’s most inﬂuential women of science, the late Dr Winifred Rushforth. Her work as a psychoanalyst and her study of dream and art therapy has been an inspiration to many people, ordinary and illustrious. A small number of displays, several portraits and a specialist bookstall are backed up by an illuminating audio-visual presentation. A new volume of Dr Rushforth’s writing was launched with the exhibition and is on sale. For information of dream painting
present day abstract thought to
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produce these largely monochrome textural drawings and reliefs in paper
é pulp. Blacklriars Church Purchase for new
gallery. (See panel).
0 FINE ART SOCIETY 12 Great King Street. 556 0305. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm. Sat 10am—lpm.
Joseph Farquharson, Laird oi Finzean
(1846—1935) Until Tue 10 Dec. Large snowy Victorian pictures. (See Panel).
0 FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent, 225 5366. Mon—Fri IOam—lpm. 2-5.30pm. Sat IOam—lpm.
Alexander Goudie Exhibition of recent watercolours depicting Breton peasant life has been extended to Sat 30 Nov. Contemporary Architecture in Brittany Mon 9 Dec—Fri 20 Dec. Photographs by Giles Ehrmann of ﬂats, private homes and public buildings in Brittany constructed over the last two decades.
0 FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street, 225 2383. Tue—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Closed Sun & Mon. Licensed cafe.
Mary Kelly— Interim Sat 30 Nov- 8 Feb. ‘Keep your mouth closed and look cynical to compensate for a double chin‘ advises one character in Mary Kelly‘s work. ‘Interim’
' describes the representation of
women in mid-life, a period
acknowledged as one ofcrisis for
and creative writing groups see Open
Annette Chevalller Until 7 Jan. Large abstract pictures in colours that move, dance and make music.
Ruch Franklin, Ladies and Chairs Until v
21 Dec. Chairs as humans as chairs. Zany, brightly coloured sculptures which mix traditions and materials. Tableware - New Domestic Pottery Until 18 Dec. In order to survive potters have had to be sensitive to the changing cultural climate. This exhibition takes a look at what has happened to the pot (and other functional items) since the ‘stripped
pine era’ of the seventies. O COLLECTIVE GALLERY 52—54 High
Thurs 12.30—7pm, Sat 10.30am—5pm. Closed Sun and Mon. Matthew Inglis Fri 29 Nov—Mon 16 Dec. Sculpture. This gallery provides a platform for young newly-graduated students of art.
0 CRAMONO SCULPTURE PARK Dunfermline College, Cramond Road Nth, 336 6001. Open all daylight hours.
Scottish Sculpture Open 3 Until 25 Feb. An exhibition with a view. Amongst other extra-curricular activities this college , better known for its sport than its sculpture, has adventurously provided a venue for this international group of 20th century works.
0 OENARCO GALLERY 10 Jeffrey Street, 557 0707. Mon-Sat 10am—6.30pm.
Hugh Kyle - Paperworks Until Sat 8 Dec. Poetry in pulp. Ancient symbols and marks combine with
0n the eve of his twentieth anniversary in the arts it seems that the end is tantalisingly near in Richard Demarco's search tor a permanent home. All he needs now is approval from the Secretary of State and his plans for renovating and occupying Blacklriar’s Church will be given the
lull steam ahead. It has been a long
road— one that has taken him to Meikle Seggle and back again (several times) and that has included stopovers under
several temporary roots. He’s been
waiting and planning since 1973 when
his gallery at Melville Crescent closed
alterseven years. He moved from there . to a basement in Great King Street, to
. 3 Monteith House, to a shop in the Royal Street. Tue, Wed, Fri 12.30-5.30pm,
Mile and finally to his new premises in
: Jellrey Street. It has been a bumpy
ride. No space has been large enough to contain Edinburgh’s indelaiigable
impresario. On many occasions he has
also had to spill out into assorted venues lor Festival events. Moray House Theatre, the College at Art, even the YMCA, to name a lew, have played host to the Demarco diaspora. Richard Demarco has been around.
His endless supply ol energy and
' optimism delies the peripetetic nature
and uncertainties his gallery has experienced in the past. He talks of Richard Demarco in the third person. His lllelong search for what has now become a holy grail will reach lullilment if all goes well.
many. The artist decribes Interim as
a ‘glossy parody‘ of how society sees
10.30am—5.30pm, Sat lOam—lpm.
Pictures lor Christmas Mon 2—Sat 21
2 women ofa ‘certain age‘. Mary Kelly 3 Dec. Paintings. prints and jewellery
The Labour District Council has been ;
essential to Demarco’s latest proposal. Confident at his ﬂair and ability they turned down an otter of £50,000 from
has been one ofthe key figures in contemporary feminist art since the sixties and has worked as an artist. film-maker and writer since then. Richard Tuttle-Two Pinwheels Dates as above. The first major retrospective for an artist with an international reputation. The show will be divided into 2 parts, one collection exhibited throughout December, the other from 7 Jan. Recently Tuttle‘s work has concentrated on small watercolours and constructions from found materials, though in the 605 he came to attention with coloured wooden wall-reliefs and unstretched canvases. An extensively illustrated catalogue has been co-published with the I.C.A. London, available from the gallery price £5.95. Presentation ol ‘lnterim' by Mary Kelly and Laura Mulvey (introduction to exhibition). Sat 30 Nov. Phone for details.
Short introductory tour of exhibitions for the public Wed 18 Dec and 15 Jan. 0 GLADSTONE'S LAND GALLERY National Trust for Scotland. 483 Lawnmarket. 226 5856. Mon—Sat “lam—4.30pm, Sun 2—4.30pm. Variations on a Christmas Theme Until Sat 30 Nov. A selection ofthe work of 20 artists.
0 HANOVER FINE ARTS 104 Hanover Street, 225 2450. Mon—Fri
by over 40 artists.
0 HM GENERAL REGISTER HOUSE Princes Street, 556 6585. Mon—Fri 10am—«4pm.
Watch This Space Until 25 April. An exhibition of historic advertising, interesting not so much for the designs (although Mr Heath Robinson’s Conception of a Modern Biscuit Plant for Crawford‘s Biscuits is very delightful), but for the wealth of sociological detail it contains. There are instructions of 1658 on ‘How to Keep your Clock in Order' (should it be misbehaving) and Oilmen and Grocers. Robert Johnston & Co of42 North Bridge, Edinburgh, offered their ‘Paste a la Diable‘ for making ‘Devils of Biscuits' (normally so innocent). ‘Coxwell‘s Concrete Acid of Lemons for Punch‘ (presumably the drink was another of their commodities, not the effect). French clergymen M.M. Laborde & Destrade sold Marsh Mallow Paste for the Curing of Colds in the early 19th century, while Messrs Pryke & Palmer, Hardware Merchants, obviously took a strong moral line over bath-time. ‘The Invincible‘ and ‘The Lightning‘ were among their bath range which offered the happy combination of‘Durability with Absolute Safety‘ and, to really pre-empt one‘s fun. the ‘Sponge
CBL Enterprises with a proposal lor an entertainment and tourist centre, in favour ol the much lower otter of £10,000 from Demarco and his backers, Steinhus Ltd., the development company ol his architect Mr Nicholas Groves-Raines. A further £150,000 is now needed to transform the derelict building into the customised art centre.
Demarco makes it clearthat his journey does not end here. ‘This will be a multi-purpose arts centre with one vital dillerence,‘ he says. ‘ltwill be a
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centre where journeys begin and end - almost the cultural equivalent ol a tourist centre. People lrom all over the world will come to Blacklriar’s to study the origins ol Scottish culture.’ Demarco's legendary journeys which have taken artists the length and
Q breadth of Scotland lollowing a present-day pilgrimage where
standing-stones and hallowed ground
' become Richard Demarco’s
milestones of art, look set to continue
g in style. (Alice Rain).
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