ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
Contemporary Architecture in Brittany Until Fri 20 Dec. Private homes and public buildings constructed in Brittany over the last two decades, immortalised by photographer Giles Ehrmann.
O FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street, 225 2383. Tue—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Closed Sun & Mon. Licensed cafe.
Closed 22 Dec —2 Jan.
Mary Kelly- Interim Until 8 Feb. The artist describes Interim as a ‘glossy parody‘ of how society sees women ofa ‘certain age‘. Since the sixties and the beginnings ofcontemporary feminism. Mary Kelly has been involved in film-making and writing as well as working as an artist (see Panel).
Richard Tuttle -Two Pinwheels Dates as above. The two pinwheels refer to the two Tuttle collections which are being shown separately, one in December and the other throughout
. January. This is the first major
retrospective for an artist with an international reputation. The collections span Tuttle's work over a period of 20 years and represents all stages of his career. Recently Tuttle‘s work has concentrated on small. delicate watercolours and constructions from found materials. though in the sixties he came to attention with coloured reliefs and unstretched canvases. An extensively illustrated catalogue has been co-published with the l.C.A. Gallery London. available from the gallery price £5.95.
Short introductory tour of exhibitions for the public Wed 18 Dec and 15 Jan. 0 GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road, 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Rest. [D] Closed 25. 26, 31 Dec and 1, ZJan. Bela Uitz Prints 1920—1923 Until 5 Jan. This group of prints first shown during the Hungarian Festival in Glasgow this year, came to be in the gallery’s possession by accident rather than design. Left in the gallery
for an opinion just after the war, they
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their owners and were not identified and acquired until 1982. The ‘General Ludd‘ series shows an idealised version of the exploits of the anti-capitalist leader ofthe English Luddites. ‘Analysis‘ shows Uitz's more visual interests.
0 HANOVER FINE ARTS 104 Hanover Street. 225 2450. Closed Wed 25 Dec—Sun 5 Jan. December opening times 11am—6pm Mon—Sat (includes 7. 8 Jan).
' Pictures ior Christmas Mon 2—Sat 21
Dec. Paintings, prints and jewellery by over 40 artists.
Paintings by Roberta Merryiees and Others Tue 7 and Wed 8 Jan. Pictures to be sold in aid of Land‘s House, Leith, a day centre for old people.
0 NM GENERAL REGISTER HOUSE Princes Street, 556 6585. Mon—Fri 10am—4pm.
Closed 25, 26 Dec and l, 2 .Ian. Watch This Space Until 25 April. An exhibition of historic advertising, interesting not so much for the designs, but for the wealth of sociological detail it contains. French Clergymen M.M. Laborde & Destrade sold Marsh Mallow Paste for the Curing of Colds in the early
— STOCKBBIDGE PAST AND‘ PRESENT
To an outsider Stockbridge may appear similar to a rather quaint, quiet and perhaps even antiquated picture-book hamlet. ‘Stockbridge Past and Present' however, reveals that although its walls may have a nostalgic appeal, the characters within certainly don’t stand still. Community lite is evident through the variety ot photographs -
trom children playing in the street and several close ups oi perhaps tamlliar
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laces, to the routine tasks of daily Iiie — washing on the line in a backyard.
The cobbled stones which act as a backcloth tor a tew oi the exhibits are an integral part at lite in Stockbridge, both past and present, and are perhaps one oi the reasons for the seemingly relaxed and easy pace oi liie. ‘Mother and Son’ appears typical oi the era represented.
This small but in depth look at
sepia leeling oi going back in time, but rather a leeling that beneath the monochrome stills on view lies a rather unique representation ot a community lull oi vitality, triendshlp and leeling - in itself a good enough reason to go and see this exhibition, it may even kindle the spark perhaps as yet unlit in many at this time of year. (Fiona Murray)
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 Bath with bead inside to prevent splashing'.
0 GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 15 Scotland Street, 556 6020. Tue—Fri 1—6pm. Sat 10am—2pm.
Closed over the Christmas and New Year period. The creation of the Finlay atmosphere is complete with haunting ﬂute music and anthems, whitened walls, stones laid bare to inscription and a touch of humour and nature infiltrating the installation. Reterences to the French Revolution sit comfortably with the emblems of Finlay‘s own war with Strathclyde Region. War is seen as the companion of nature. Apollo carries a machine gun, a little ceramic watering can is inscribed with Saint-Just’s (guillotined as a revolutionary) dates of birth and death and the ﬂags of Utopia, Arcadia and Little Sparta ﬂy over the mantelpiece.
O MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street, 226 4151. Mon—Fri 9.30am—6pm. Sat 10am-1pm. Closed Wed 25 Dec—Thurs 2 Jan. Christmas Exhibition Until 24 Dec.
0 MERCURY GALLERY 2/3 North Bank Street, 225 3200. Mon-Fri
10am—5.30pm, Sat 10am—1.00pm. Closed Wed 25 Dec—Tue 7 Jan. Small Picture Show Until mid-J an. A mixed bag of small pictures for Christmas.
0 NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound, 556 8921. Mon—Sat lOam-Spm, Sun 2—5pm. The National Gallery, Portrait Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art will not be continuing the lunchtime closures of previous winters and will be fully operational throughout the day. Netherlandish Drawings Until Tue 24 Dec. Drawings by Rubens and Rembrandt are included in the 80 selected from a rarely seen collection of nearly 1000 fine works in the National Gallery. A full catalogue, with appeal particularly to scholars, is now available.
The Christmas Story Until 5 Jan. Pictures from the gallery‘s collection tell the magical story of Christmas and are hung at a height specially for smaller people. See KIDS page.
Two New Wilkies Until 26 Jan. While the gallery searches for Mantegna patrons, it has meantime acquired two important portraits by Sir David Wilkie. The group portrait of William Chalmers Bethune with his wife and stepdaughter only came to light when shown at the Talbot Rice Centre in 1981 . The portrait of ‘Sir David Baird discovering the body of Tippoo Sahi‘ is of large and dramatic proportions. The display also contains other works and articles which relate to both acquisitions.
Turner Watercolours Fri 3 J an—Fri 31 Jan. The annual airing of these delicate, glowing watercolours.
0 NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George 1V Bridge, 226 4531. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm, Sat 9.30am—1pm. Closed 25, 26 Dec and 1,21an.
Thomas De Quincey: an English opium-eater, 1785-1859 Until 31 Jan. Opium pipes and duelling pistols are among the items illustrating the life of this poet and addict of laudanum. (See panel).
Treasures of the National Library of Scotland Until Jan. A selection of books and manuscripts from the library‘s vast collection.
0 NETHERDOW 43 High Street 556 9579. Mon—Sat 10am—4pm and before theatre performances. Cafe. Closed 25, 26 Dec and 1, 2 Jan. Margaret Weltord Until Sat 21 Dec. Watercolours and jewellery by a Perthshire-based artist.
Alison Prescettl Until Sat 21 Dec. A look at the buildings and landscapes of Edinburgh. (Cafe show).
Jackie Proctor Until 21 Dec. An exhibition of watercolours and painted furniture.
The Stephen Gilbert Exhibition Cancelled due to illness and should take place some time in the New Year.
0 OPEN EYE GALLERY 57 Cumberland Street, 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. [D] Closed 25 Dec—4 Jan.
On a Small Scale Until 24 Dec.
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