ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
Masks irom Guerrero Thurs 6 Feb-Sat 8 March. An exhibition of unique masks worn in Feast-day village dances since pre-hispanic times. made ofsilver. copper. leather. wood and clay.
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. Figure Drawings Sat 15 Feb—March. 300 years of figure drawings.
0 NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George IV Bridge. 226 4531. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm. Sat 9.30am—1pm.
The Finnish Epic-The Kalevala 1835-1985 Until Sat 8 Feb.
0 NETHERBOW 43 High Street 556 9579.
Edinburgh loses this venue for exhibitions for a few months whilst renovation is in progress.
0 OPEN EYE GALLERY 57 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am-4pm. [D] Mark and Charlotte Cheverton— Paintings, prints and mixed media and Frances Baird—Ceramics Until Thurs 13 Feb.
Contemporary British Prints and Lesley May Miller—Ceramics Sat 15 Feb—Thurs 6 March.
0 PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 5568921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2-5pm.
The Riddell Collection Fri 14 Feb. A collection of 10.000 photographic objects from the collection of Peter Fletcher Riddell was gifted to the Portrait Gallery last year following his death. 80 ofthe most striking photographs have been selected by the Portrait Gallery to show the range of material involved. (See pane”.
Gallery Concert Fri 21 Feb. Music associated with photography will be performed in a special concert arranged to coincide with the Riddell Collection Exhibition of Photographs. Admission is free and tickets are available by post from the Glasgow office ofthe SNO or from the Friends stall at SNO concerts.
0 PRINTMAKERS' WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street. 557 2479. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
Reliei Printing Until Sat 8 Feb. A well-researched exhibition placing this method ofprinting into high
. relief. A number ofdisplay cases
clearly show the development of the relief print from early Roman times to the work of Scotland‘s printmakers today. Ifyou are tempted to try your hand at printing, contact the Printmakers’ Workshop for details of their evening classes,
due to begin in February. The
darkroom is now open for use. Artists Diishore Sat 15 Feb—Sat 15
March. The results ofan unusual competition sponsored by Stirling
Shipping Company in celebration of
Q their 10 years of oil exploration in the
North Sea. 0 DUEEN'S HALL 5 Hope Park Crescent. 668 3456.
[Alex Mann-Visual Sound Until
March. Paintings ofmusic.
0 RIAS GALLERY 15 Rutland Square. 229 7205. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm. Mick Duncan —Archltectural Drawings Until Fri 14 Feb. A first one-man exhibition by one of the city's senior architects. These drawings in coloured pencil and ink illustrate buildings throughout the United Kingdom and the Middle East The Way We Live Mon 17 Feb—Fri 28 Feb. Contemporary housing designs by Scottish architects. O ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. ‘I am come home' Until 30 April. Treasures of Prince Charles Edward Stuart. 0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat IOam—Spm. Sun 2—5pm. Costumes and Textiles oi Kuwait For indefinite period. French Connections: Scotland and the Arts oi 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 For indefinite period. Small display of make-up and hair ornaments from tribal beginnings to present day punk. 0 ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound, 225 6671. Annual Exhibition oi the Royal Scottish Society oi Painters in Watercolours Until Thurs 20 Feb. 0 SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE 140 Canongate, 5568136. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Ceramics, knitwear, pottery. glass and textiles from the craftsmen and women of Scotland.
Street. 225 5955. Mon—Fri 9am—5.30pm. Sat 9.30am—lpm. Helen Lee- New Work Mon 10 Feb—Wed 5 March.
Scottish Paintings and Watercolours Dates as above. Mixed show including work by Philipson. Peploe. Bellany.
0 THE SCOTTISH MINING MUSEUM Lady Victoria Colliery. Newtongrange. Midlothian. 663 7519. Tue—Fri 10am—4.30pm. Sat/Sun Noon—5pm.
A Day in the Liie oi a Coal Company An ambitious display which recreates the early days of the colliery by using life-size models. (See Time Out). Prestongrange (between Prestonpans and Musselburgh) Tue—Fri 10am—3pm. Sat/Sun Noon—3pm. Part of the Scottish Mining Museum. this site contains a visitor centre and displays illustrating coal mining methods.
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 future issues.
0 STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557 1140.Tues—Sat 12—6pm.
The Photographic Art Until Sat 8 Feb. Pictorial Traditions in Britain and America. 100 photographs have been chosed by Mike Weaver. reader in American Literature at Oxford. to define photography as
: fine art. 0 TALBOT RICE ART GALLERY Old . College, University of Edinburgh.
'5 667 101 1 ext 4308. Mon—Sat.
0 THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Critical Lines Until Sat 8 Feb. Visual
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John Duncan's symbolism is one oi simplicity and purity. His heroes are golden gods and his heroines, pale beauties. Their eyes glaze atthe sight oi the mortal world and are untainted by ripe knowledge. Their world is one oi endless seas, ilowering bowers and roads with no name. They unite in the
bond oi eternal love or scourge the land
in chivalrous cause. They are mystical Greeks, saintly Christians and Celtic heroes. They belong to another time. The exhibition atthe City Arts Centre, Edinburgh, this month assess the work oi the man regarded by some as a ‘mystic'.
John Duncan began his career as an artist illustrating tor the social political comic paper ‘The Wizard oi the North’ and the ‘Advertiser’ in his home town,
Dundee. He travelled to italy, Germany and Holland and was associate proiessor at the University oi Chicago iortwo years. Finally settling in Edinburgh, he was known ior hosting gatherings oi intellectuals and artists at his studios in Torphichan Street and St Bernard’s crescent. Deeply involved with the current Celtic Revival, Duncan was a protégé oi Patrick Geddes, philosopher and sociologist. Throughout his liie, as is evident in his work, he remained committed to a personal idealism which was rooted in the past.
in a cynical world, this stringent
' adherence to idealism and purity
verges on the naive. Too many rosy cheeks and cherubic glances iill the canvases. in his tempera paintings echoes oi the Italian Renaissance blend with Celtic knots and art nouveau roses. Some are weakly composed and almost toy in attitude, but the best, like ‘Tristam and lsoide’ and ‘St Bride', are glorious in their design and regal colour.
Although Duncan adored a colourful palette, some at the most poweriul works in the exhibition are monotone. The head oi Cuchulainn, the great Irish hero with curling mane and buckled plaid has a haunting beauty in its controlled design. (Alice Bain)
32 The List 7 - 20 Feb
political and social commentary by 8 British illustrators. Except for Gerald Scarfe and Ralph Steadman. these artists all passed through the Royal College of Art during the seventies and have emerged as
i exponents of the satiricial tradition
as practised by Hogarth and Rowlandson. This is a Talbot Rice Touring exhibition.
Taking Form Until Sat 8 Feb. Drawings. prints and photographs by the members ofthe Federation of Scottish Sculptors including work by ' Jake Harvey. Doug Cocker. Bill Scott and Frances Pelly. Ifyou are
: interested in sculptors‘ drawings sec 2 also Art Gallery and Museum
Kelvingrove. Glasgow. Dante‘s Divine Comedy Sat 15 Feb—Sat 15 March. An exhibition of
; Geoffrey McEwan‘s paintings
I inspired by the great ltalian poet.
McEwan is also showing work at the 5 369 Gallery during the same period. t The Italian Department ofthe
University has organised a series of ' lectures on Dante and his inﬂuence. 3 O THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 225 7942. Mon—Sat
FitTo Print Until end Feb. A selection } of the prints and paintings produced by Theatre Workshop‘s
projects and workshop sessions. Classes Begin in Feb. Photography
3 with Robin McPherson — an ? introductory day on Sat 15 Feb is - followed by l0weeks ofclasses every
Mon evening 7—9pm beginning 17 Feb. £15. £10 Students. £7.50 U840. Silkscreen — single day courses (10am—5pm) begin in Feb. Details of cost etc. on application.
0 TRAVELLING GALLERY Scottish Arts Council. 226 6051.
Edinburgh Folk Until Fri 7 Feb. This Edinburgh selection from the collection at the City Arts Centre winds up its tour of the residential areas ofthe city. Balerno Bavelow
Road Car Park . Thurs 6 Feb.
10am—5pm. Currie Scot-Mid Car
' Park Fri 7 Feb. l0am—5pm.
O TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas
i Street.5566366. Mon—Fri
11am—6pm. Sat 10.30am—4pm. Alexander 8. Burns RSW Mon 10
Feb—Sat 22 Feb. Paintings in oil and
0 369 GALLERY 209 Cowgate. 225
? 3013. Mon-Sat 12.30—5.30pm.
Paintings and Prints by Geoiirey
I McEwan Sat 8 Feb—Sat 1 March. See ; also Talbot Rice Art Gallery. The
; 369 Gallery hasjust begun an
2 exciting educationalprogramme
" which includes a drawing class on
Tuesdays by the painter Brian Gibb. a painting workshop on Wednesdays taken by Andrew Williams. ' life-drawing and painting classes on Thursdays with Caroline McNairn and gallery talks and art lectures. Contact Angela Wrapson. 369 Education Officer for details.
0 TRIANGLE COFFEE HOUSE GALLERY 7 Randolph Place. Mon-Fri. 9.30am—4.30pm.
Mixed Show Until end Jan. Work by Dave McLure. .lim Howie. John Bellamy. David Hutton. Reinhard Behrans. Alice Bold and Alphonse Bytantas. Extended till end Feb.