[ vision is lost in that very simplicity. ‘ In contrast. the large black arrow ! rising from the ﬂoor ofthe gallery ! gives away a lot more. A threatening - shape. it shimmers against the white walls ofthe gallery. The most recent works included in this installation are small. finicky and much less powerful. Apparently inspired by time and its passage. their message is difficult to appreciate and their appearance almost whimsical. An extensively illustrated catalogue with a very unusual format and a work ofart in itself has been co-publishcd by the Fruitmarket with the ICA in London and is available from the gallery price £5.95. 0 GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon—Sat l0am-5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Rest. [D] American Images 1945-1980 Until 23 Feb.See PanelPuinc Lecture by Thomas Joshua Cooper (photographer and lecturer at Glasgow School of Art) at 2.30pm Sat 25 Jan. Free. 0 HANOVER FINE ARTS 104 Hanover Street. 225 2450. Mixed Exhibition Until further notice. 0 HM GENERAL REGISTER HOUSE Princes Street. 556 6585. Mon—Fri l0am—4pm. Watch This Space Until 25 April. An exhibition ofhistoric advertising. interesting not so much for the ' designs. but for the wealth of 6 sociological detail it contains. Marsh Mallow Paste. The Lightning and The Invincible are some ofthe products. now superseded by our own gadgets and cures. which are illustrated. O MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street. 226 4151. Mon—Fri 9.30am—6pm. Sat 10am—lpm. Mixed Exhibition Throughout January. 0 MEADOWBANK STADIUM London Road. Edinburgh. A Selection from the Photographic Art Until Fri 24 Jan This exhibition of 25 photographs relating to the major show on at Stills. will move to the Assembly Rooms after the above date. (See listings). 0 MERCURY GALLERY 2/3 North Bank Street. 225 3200. Mon—Fri mam—5.30pm. Sat 10am—1.00pm. 0 NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921 . Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. 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. The Turner Watercolours Every January. the Turner watercolours are given their annual airing. Bequeathed by Henry Vaughan at the beginning ofthis century. their delicate pigments have been spared . the damaging light ofthe other 11 months of the year at his request. As a result they are amongst the greatest treasures ofthe Gallery‘s print collection. Thirty-eight smallish paintings span almost sixty years of work by one of the greatest and most 3 prolific artists ofthe nineteenth i century. Early paintings ofblue and grey washes over pencil contrast with the later tumultuous. sweeping clouds of Loch Coruisk. Skye and
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ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
the brilliant flash oflightning in the
expressionistic work La Piazzetta,
Venice. As the building ofthe Turner Wing at the Tate in London gets under way, here in Scotland we have been enjoying the master in microcosm since Jan 1901.
Two New Wilkies Until Sun 26 Jan. Two important paintings by Wilkie were acquired by the Gallery at the end of last year. The group portrait of William Chalmers Bethune with his wife and stepdaughter came to light at the Talbot Rice Gallery in 1981. ‘Sir David Baird discovering the body ofTippoo Sahib’ is a painting oflarge and dramatic proportions. The special display includes other works and articles relating to both acquisitions.
Guided Tours An eight week series of guided tours round the National Galleries will begin on Mon 20.1an at 2pm. Enrolment will take place at the ﬁrst meeting. Further information from Eunice Wright. Course organiser on 556 3073.
0 NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George IV Bridge. 226 4531. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm, Sat 9.30am—lpm.
Thomas De Ouincey: an English opium-eater,1785—1859 Until 31 Jan. The extraordinary story ofthis writer and addict of laudanum is told in a splendidly researched exhibition which commemorates the 200th anniversary ofhis birth. Manuscripts. opium pipes and photographs are amongst the items on display.
The Finnish Epic Until Sat 8 Feb. The Kalevala 1835-1985.
0 NETHERBOW 43 High Street 556 9579.
Edinburgh loses this venue for exhibitions and theatre for a few months whilst renovation is in progress. The Netherbow should be opening again in March with a new and varied programme.
0 OPEN EYE GALLERY 57 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am-4pm. [D] Perpetua Pope (paintings) and Peter Fishley Holland (ceramics) Until 23
Jan. 0 PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street, 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2-5pm. ‘ Come face to face with Scotland’s past in this Gallery ofthe famous from history. Continuing the tradition of portraiture the Gallery also commissions studies of well-known contemporary Scottish figures. Sir Alexander Gibson was the last to be unveiled in a line-up which includes The Queen Mother and the writer Muriel Spark. Gallery Concert Mon 27 Jan. The Allander Ensemble will present Mozart. Britten and Weber Quartets. Tickets available by personal application at the Usher Hall Box Office. 0 PRINTMAKERS’ WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street, 557 2479. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
Relief Printing Until Sat 8 Feb. A
well-researched exhibition placing
this method of printing into high
relief. Most of the prints on show are from the workshops in Scotland,
i though there are a handful of early
20th century engravings. Aountbef __ _
of display cases clearly show the development of the relief print from early Roman times and contain objects ranging from a stamp, thought to have been used to advertise the eye-washes made by one Lucius Vallantinus. a travelling apothecary in Roman Britain, to the charming rubber stamps ofGeorge Thomson, author of several books on the subject. Activity in the workshop extends beyond the gallery walls and if this exhibition tempts you to try your hand at print-making in one form or another, there will be a number of evening classes beginning in Feb. The darkroom has just been opened and is now available for use. Contact the workshop for details of membership, classes and joining the friends.
0 RIAS GALLERY 15 Rutland Square, 229 7205. Mon—Fri 9am-5pm.
Mick Duncan-Architectural Drawings Until Fri 14 Feb. An exhibition of
i work by one of the city‘s senior
architects. Known for his distinctive drawing style and use ofcolour, this selection includes drawings from his day-to-day work at Robert Matthew Johnstone Marshall. the country‘s largest firm ofarchitects.
O ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Queen Street, 556 8921 . Mon—Sat lOam—Spm. Sun 2—5pm.
‘l am come home' Until 30 April. Treasures of Prince Charles Edward Stuart.
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 of France Until 2 Feb. Last chance to see this celebration of the
; Auld Alliance. French art and
artefacts have been brought together from Scottish collections for this special exhibition.
About Face Indefinite. Small display of make-up and hair ornaments from tribal beginnings to present day punk.
Made Indefinite. The recreation of an Ancient Egyptian Burial complete with hieroglyphs and tomb paintings made by 30 budding archaeologists as part of the Young Museum Programme.
0 ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 6671.
Annual Exhibition oi the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours Sat 25 Jan—Thurs 20 Feb.
0 SALTIRE GALLERY 13 Atholl Crescent 228 6621. Mon—Fri 10am-1pm and 2—4pm.
Civil Engineering Awards Until Fri 31 Jan.
0 SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE 140 Canongate. 5568136. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. A general selection of some of the best in craftwork in Scotland today. Ceramics, knitwear, pottery, glass and textiles for browsing through or buying.
0 THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street, 225 5955. Mon—Fri 9am-5.30pm. Sat 9.30am—lpm. Janet Patterson - Paintings and Drawings Until Wed 5 Feb. Trained at the Slade, Janet Patterson now lives and works in Scotland. This exhibition contains her most recent work. (See Panel).
Sir William Gillies (1898-1973) 36 genuine works by the late Sir William Gillies.
0 SCOTTISH POETRY LIBRARY Tweeddale Court. 14 High Street. 557 2876.
The Double Knot and The Peeny: Scottish Women Poets Until 31 Jan. A display of books, pamphlets. magazines and tapes.
0 THE SHORE GALLERY 59 Bernard Street. 225 6753. Mon—Fri. 11am—4pm. Closed for the time being. The Shore hopes to have exhibitions in the near future. Details will be announced in further issues.
0 STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557 1140. Tues—Sat 12~6pm.
The Photographic Art Sat 11 J an—Sat 8 Feb. Pictorial Traditions in Britain and America. 100 photographs have been chosed by Mike Weaver to define photography as fine art. Dates range from 1839 to the present day. The exhibition is accompanied by a well-produced book (though the quality of the photographs might have been better) which gives you a take-away version of the one hundred selections. Some of the photographs will be on show at the Assembly Rooms (see listings and
O TALBOT RICE ART GALLERY Old College, University ofEdinburgh. 667 1011 ext 4308. Mon—Sat. 10am—5pm.
Critical Lines Until Sat 8 Feb. Contemporary British radical and satirical illustrations in powerful mood at the Talbot Rice with the work ofGerald Scarfe. Ralph Steadman and Sue Coe included in this section.
Taking Form Dates as above. Drawings, prints and photographs by the members ofthe Federation of Scottish Sculptors including work by Jake Harvey. Doug (.‘ocker. Bill Scott and Frances Pelly. Ifyou are interested in what sculptors do behind the scenes there is also an exhibition currently on in the art gallery at Kelvingrove. Glasgow showing the Sculptors‘ approach to drawing. (See Listings).
0 THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 225 7942. Mon—Sat 9.30am—late. Stockbridge Past and Present Until end Jan. Whether you live in this village within the city or not. this exhibition of photographs presents a fascinating community document.
0 TRAVELLING GALLERY Scottish Arts Council. 226 6051. Edinburgh Folk Until Fri 7 Feb. The exhibition on tour this winter has been selected from the City Art Centre‘s collection. Edinburgh citizens from Deacon Brodie to the Newhaven fishwives tell a story of Edinburgh life in the 19th and early 20th centuries. How did an elephant come to be in Princes Street in 1843? When did the Grassmarket boast a horse fair rather than rows of parking meters? The gallery will be travelling to a community near you. to reveal all. The pictures of contemporary photographer Ronnie Rae. will also be shown as well as a portfolio ofprints from the Edinburgh Printmakers‘ Workshop. Venues: