ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
rejects the ﬂoral intricacies of art
nouveau and deals in austerity and
economy of line. The exhibition contains much written material backed up by examples of furniture. drawings and models.
The Wally Close Until Sun 27 Apr.
The halls and Stairways of Glasgow
tenements from public entrance to
; glass-domed heights as seen by Hugh
3 Carroll, photographer. A sensitive
and personal record.
1 John Gilmour— Photographs Bar exhibition Until Sun 27 Apr. A Glaswegian photographer with his eye on architecture. people and landscape.
0 TRANSMISSION GALLERY 13—15 Chisolm Street. Tues—Sat 12—6pm. Louise Lyons and Richard Walker—
Paintings Until Sat 26 Apr.
0 TRON 38 Parnie Street. 552 4267/8. Box office Tues—Sat. Noon—10pm.
Alasdair Gray Until Sun 20 Apr.
: Prints by the well-known
O BACKROOM GALLERY Underneath
E the Arches, 42 London Street, 556
8329. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.
Details of summer exhibitions later
in The List.
O BOURNE FINE ART 4 Dundas Street,
v 557 4050. Mon-Fri 10am—6pm. Sat
General exhibition of British art 1800—1950 throughout April.
l Bourne Frames are now at the same
0 CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace. 556 1010. Mon—Sat
! British and European paintings and
Q watercolours 1700-1940 Until Wed
? O CANONGATE TOLBOOTH Royal
Mile. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm.
Art. Laughter and the Bright Eyes of
Children Until summer. Not long
now till the new Museum of
? Childhood opens further up the High
Street. Until then, this display of
1 toys. teddies and puppets from the world‘s first collection fills the gap. 0 CENTRAL LIBRARY George IV Bridge, 225 5584. Mon—Fri 9am—9pm. Sat 9am—1pm.
. Seventy Years of Cub Scouting Until Wed 30 Apr. In the Conference Room Gallery.
Today’s Family Until Wed 30 Apr. Images. myths, facts, including entries from ‘My Family‘ competition. Run by the Scottish Council for Single Parents. In the Scottish Room.
Poland: Yesterday and Today Until Mon 19 May. A staircase exhibition. 0 CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424 ext. 6650. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Closed Sun. Licensed cafe. ID]
Cadbury‘s National Exhibition of Children's Art 1985/6 Until Fri 16
May. The 38th year ofan annual
§ exhibition which promotes young
talent around the country. Paintings
. and craftworks are represented in
700 exhibits. Lively, colourful and
inventive. this display demonstrates
the high standard of art produced by children (3—17) today. (See Kids).
Art of the Architect Sat 19 Apr—Sat 24
May. Over 100 drawings from the
collection of the Royal Institute of
List 18 April— I May
é Street. Tue. Wed. Fri 12.30—5.30pm.
British Architects. Dating from 1600 to the present. they include designs by Wren. Adam. Voysey and
Lutyens. O COLLECTIVE GALLERY 52—54 High
' Thurs 12.30-7pm. Sat
E 10.30am—5pm. Closed Sun and Mon. Sculpture by Ruth Saxon and Annie
= Cattrell Until Wed 23 Apr. A
fortunate coincidence brings the
; work of four young women sculptors ' to the Collective in three exhibitions ' over six weeks. The present show
, combines fantasy. fairy-tale and
legend in mostly large sculptures which have a strong theatricality in common.
‘ Sculpture by Tracy Mackenna Sat 26
Apr-Mon 12 May.
0 DEMARCD GALLERY 10Jeffrey Street. 5570707. Mon—Sat 10am—6.30pm.
Stephen Lawson — Photo-montages Until Fri 18 Apr.
0 EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY LIBRARY George Square. 667 1011. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm.
Pick up a Penguin Now extended to 30
v Sept. Launching the University‘s
growing collection of that most famous paperback imprint.
O EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place, 229 931 1. Mon—Thurs 10am—5pm.
A photograph is a photograph is a photograph. Or is it, asks David Born in his exhibition at Stills Gallery, where the work poses more questions than sitters. The nature and philosophy of photography though inevitably elusive, is as intriguing as the images that it
creates. Is it illusion or fact? Fantasy or
fiction? Staged or spontaneous? Can a Hurn be an Atget? Does it matter? And so the conundrum goes on.
David Hurn's exhibition sets out to provide clues to the answers and perhaps even some evidence. Just to make things a bit easier on the viewer,
the show is divided into live parts, each
part taking up a theme within the field of documentary photography. Nothing
straight away. Why does a photograph
5 often look staged when it is not?
At the risk of being pretentious or
1 plain boring, Hurn's first section is
7 made up oi pictures after Eugene Atget,
one of the early 20th century greats. ‘After’ is possibly too careful a word. They are unashamed copies of the
Andrew Grant Gallery. Tom Pow: A Retrospective Exhibition Until 25 Apr. Michael Hockney 28 Apr — 16 May. Scotland — The Panoramic Viewpoint. An exhibtion of large colour photographs.
0 FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228
Architecture in the Cinema Until Wed
- 30'Apr. An exhibition mounted in
conjunction with the French
Institute. Drawings and photographs
of the most significant picture
i palaces in French history. O FINE ART SOCIETY 12 Great King Street. 556 0305. Mon—Fri
9.30am—5.30pm. Sat lOam—lpm.
' Scottish Paintings 1800—1920 General . selection ofwork throughout April.
0 FORREST McKAY 38 Howe Street.
Q 226 2589. Mon-Fri 10am—6pm. Sat
10am—1pm. Scottish Palntingslrom 1800 onwards - Rugs and porcelain.
General display throughout April.
0 FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. Mon-Fri, 10am—1pm, 2—5.30pm. Sat 10am—lpm.
Gustav Adolph Mossa Sat 19 Apr — 16
May. Watercolours and landscapes. 0 FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street. 225 2383. Tue—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Closed Sun & Mon. Licensed cafe.
‘ NATO'S Gamma City Sat 19 Apr—Sat
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master, right downto the sepia touch. The catalogue shows just how close Hurn has got to reproducing the Versailles series. Even the clouds are in the right place. The question is can you tell the difference?
Another section focuses on people posing. Not for Horn, but for another photographer. Hurn is merely a bystander, witness to the image-making ritual people fall into whenever there's a photographer around. Heads are held up, smiles carefully choreographed and relationships with other sitters reinforced by the pose. The subjects have a certain control over the end
result and make full use of that power. is set up or planned in advance and that
of course sets the tone of the exhibition
Following two sections on landscape which look at romantic versus documentary, the final group of images tests our knowledge of reality and photography's interpretation of it. Are the people standing casually nude in a Parisian gallery real? Or are they as
5 much visual trickery as the new realist
paintings in the exhibition surrounding them? See for yourself. (Alice Bain)
, time. A video on the artist will be
17 May. NATO (Narrative Architecture Today) is a group of nine young architects, currently redefining the concept of architecture. Together since 1983. they have produced a series of large format magazines. the third of which introduces ‘Gamma City‘ the subject of this show. Gamma City ‘presents a panoramic vision ofcity life‘ and promises to ‘overwhelm with a vibrant visual patchwork and sense ofcontinual movement and change‘. Lawrence Weiner Sat 19 Apr—Sat 17 May. Weiner‘s medium is language. Words. His art avoids expense and permanence. This installation was made for the Fruitmarket in response to a visit to Scotland made last year by the artist. Using local materials he builds a visual :nvironment which may be infamiliar to some. but in fact stems from a working method initiated in the 60s when Weiner came to prominence as part ofthe inﬂuential movement known as ‘conceptual art‘. 0 GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road, 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 2-5pm. Rest. [D] Stanley Spencer: The Passion Until Sun 27 Apr. A small display of Spencer’s religious works. including the gallery‘s own Christ Delivered to the People, 1950. have been brought together in Scotland for the first
shown throughout the exhibition. a GLADSTONE‘S LAND GALLERY 483 Lawnmarket, 226 5856. Mon—Sat 10am—4.30pm. Sun 2—4.30pm. E Group Exhibition Until Mon 21 Apr.
A spring re-opening for this small gallery with a group show. Philip and 1 Brenda Campbell‘s collection of i silverware and jewellery, Ella Neustein‘s batik and Margaret Smyth‘s and Lindsay Keir‘s
Life, Land and Legend Mon 28 Apr-Sun 18 May. Paintings and etchings from Anda Paterson and James Spence and sculpture from James Connell. . O HANOVER FINE ARTS 104 Hanover Street, 225 2450.
Spring Mixed Exhibition Until Tue 29 Apr. Painting by Scottish contemporary artists including Barbara Balmer RSA. Ken Lochhead, Bet Low RSW, Nigel Mclsaac, Ella Neustein (see also Gladstone‘s Land). Jim Nicholson. Ethel Walker.
0 HM GENERAL REGISTER HOUSE Princes Street, 556 6585. Mon—Fri 10am—4pm.
Watch This Space Until 25 Apr. An exhibition of historic advertising, interesting not so much for the designs, but for the wealth of sociological detail it contains.
The Crofters To mark the centenary
of the Crofters‘ Act. Until end June. O ITALIAN INSTITUTE 2a Melville ; Crescent, 226 3173.
Bologna - Photography, Time and Space Until Thurs 24 Apr. Photographs by Ian Rosenfeld ofthe Italian city. An exhibition from the Barbican Centre in London. A personal document ofthe bustling, architectureally crowded town of Bologna. Light filters through history in these atmospheric images.