ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
Art, Laughter and the Bright Eyes oi Children Until summer. A selection from the Museum of Childhood Collection due to move to new premises in the High Street this summer.
0 CENTRAL LIBRARY George IV Bridge, 225 5584. Mon—Fri 9am—9pm, Sat 9am—1pm.
Poland: Yesterday and Today Until Mon 19 May. A staircase exhibition. No Easy Walk to Freedom Thurs l—Sat 31 May.
0 CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street, 225 2424 ext. 6650. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Closed Sun. Licensed cafe. [D]
Cadbury's National Exhibition oi Children's Art1985/6 Until Fri 16 May. An exhibition for the family. Everyone will love the bright, inventive work of Britain’s children who took part in this annual competition. Paintings and craftworks are represented in 800 works.
Spring Fling ’86 Until Sat 31 may. Complementing the outdoor exhibition of sculpture held in Princes Street Gardens during Spring Fling, this display will include drawings, photographs and smaller scale work by the same seven selected sculptors. The Gardens show opens on Sat 17 May.
Art oi the Architect Until Sat 24 May. Over 100 drawings from the collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
0 COLLECTIVE GALLERY 52—54 High Street. Tue, Wed, Fri 12.30—5.30pm,
Thurs 12.30-7pm, Sat ‘ 10.30am—5pm. Closed Sun and Mon. Sculpture by Tracy MacKenna Until Mon 12 May. Life-size and even bigger, MacKenna blends the attributes ofanimal and machine. Her prints and drawings complement the sculpture.
O OEMARCO GALLERY 10 Jeffrey Street, 557 0707. Mon—Sat 10am—6.30pm.
Mhairi Sutherland Until Tue 3 June. Paintings and drawings from a young Scottish/Irish artist. This highly personal and dense work will be reviewed in the next issue ofThe List.
0 EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place, 229 931 1. Mon-Thurs lOam—5pm, Sat lOam—12noon.
Andrew Grant Gallery:
Michael Hockney— Photographer Until Fri 16 May. Panoramic views of Scotland in large colour photographs.
Student Exhibition Throughout May. Work by students from the Hospitalfield studios in Arbroath.
0 EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY LIBRARY George Square, 667 1011. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm.
Pick up a Penguin Now extended to 30 Sept. An exhibition illustrating the development of Penguins since their debut in 1935.
0 ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION 22 Atholl Crescent, 229 1528. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm (Tue loam—12.30pm) Sun 2—5pm.
Mixed Exhibition Sat 3—Sat 17 May. Includes jewellery by Sheena Stephen, pottery by Ken Southall, emroidery by Kirstie Colam and
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The ilag that ilies irom the rooitop oi the Fruitmariret is part oi an exhibition currently on show. So is the small yellow and blue book. So is the publicity poster. Careiully matched in colour and meaning, these elements are careiuily cross-referenced to create the whole. Lawrence Wiener's installation must be one oi the sparsest seen in Edinburgh ior a long time. A man oi iew pictures, his words are
paintings by Thora Clyne and Nita Begg.
0 FINE ART SOCIETY 12 Great King Street, 556 0305. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm. Sat 10am—1pm. Spring ’86 Exhibition 3 May-3 June. Celebrating the 110th anniversary of the society, a display of new acquisitions (they are for sale) including work by Cadell, Thomas Fued, Andrew Geddes. William McTaggart, James Paterson and Peploe.
O FORREST MCKAY 38 Howe Street, 226 2589. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm, Sat 10am-lpm. Scottish Paintings irom 1800 onwards Rugs and porcelain. General display throughout May.
0 FRENCH iNSTITUTE 13 Randolph Cresent, 225 5366. Mon—Fri 10am—1pm. 2—5.30pm. Sat 10am—1pm Gustav Adolph Mossa Until Fri 16 May. Watercolours and landscapes. O FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street, 225 2383. Tue—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Closed Sun & Mon. Licensed cafe. NATEs Gamma City Until Sat 17 May. NATO (Narrative Architecture Today) is a group of nine young architects, currently redefining the concept of architecture in the most ingenious ways. An exhibition full of surprises, fun and thought-provoking work. (See feature).
Lawrence Weiner Until Sat 17 May. An exhibition which will inevitably be difficult for many, but which in its direct linguistic approach is alive with meaning. (See panel).
0 GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Rest. [D] Had Gadya —An Exhibition oi Tapestries designed by Frank Stella Sat 10 May—Sun 1 June. The Dovecot Studios display their largest commission (£180,000) after 20
painted high up on the gallery walls. The space is titled only with their resonance. Though physically empty it is surprising what the gallery has to oiier. Wiener's inspiration was Scotland itseIi-the yellow oi the lion, the blue oi the sea, the Highlands above and the Lowlands below honed down to a mere suggestion. Try this exhibition as a duster ior thought. it may work. (Alice Bain)
months work. Frank Stella, one of America‘s leading artists designed the tapestries and three of his original works (surprisingly large) will also be on display. An exhibition not to miss on any account. 0 GLADSTONE’S LAND GALLERY 483 Lawnmarket, 2265856. Mon—Sat 10am—4.30pm. Sun 2—4.30pm. Liie, Land and Legend Until Sun 18 May. Paintings and etchings from by Paterson and James Spence and sculpture by James Connell. O HANOVER FINE ARTS 104 Hanover Street, 225 2450. Highland Lanscapes in Watercolour Mon 12 May—Sat 31 May. Paintings by Ray Lawson. Landscapes in Mixed Media 12—31 May. Paintings by Jim Boon and Chris Bushe. 0 HM GENERAL REGISTER HOUSE Princes Street, 556 6585. Mon—Fri 10am—4pm. The Croiters Until end June. An exhibition to mark the centenary of the Crofters' Act. 0 MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street, 226 4151. Mon—Fri 9.30am-6pm. Sat lOam-lpm. A Change at Scenery Until Fri 9 May. An exhibition to celebrate the refurbishment of the gallery including 19th and 20th century oils and watercolours. e MERCURY GALLERY 2/3 North Bank Street, 225 3200. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm, Sat 10am—1.00pm. Anne Redpath -Watercolours Until Sat 17 May. Rustic browns from the North of France, pink pastels from the South and a sweeping picture of Pittenweem harbour are the strengths of this exhibition by the well-known Borders artist who died in 1965. 0 NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound, 556 8921 . Mon—Sat 10am—5pm, Sun 2-5pm. William Blake Sun 4 May-Mon 14 July.
0 NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George IV Bridge, 226 4531. Mon-Fri 9.30am—5pm, Sat 9.30am—lpm. Fiity Years On - The Saltire Society 1936-1986 Until Wed 21 May. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the society. this exhibition illustrates , the range ofactivities pursued by the ] group in the fields ofScottish music, ' literature and architecture. i Karl-Erik Forsberg Until Wed 21 May. Illuminated alphabets. book-jackei designs, typeface designs and bookplates by a Swedish artist with a bookish talent. 0 NETHERBOW 43 High Street. 556 9579. Matrix— image and Text Until Sat 3 May. Texts and images from poets Lawrence Butler and Gerald Loose and artist Kathleen McGee. Cityscapes Until Sat 3 May. Oils and watercolours by Martin Waterhouse. Claire Blackwood Until Sat 3 May. Volirer Gebhard Wed 7—Sat 31 May. Work by a self-taught artist. Gebhard began his career in East Germany and eventually got to the West in 1970. Moving to Scotland in 1976. he has undertaken a series of aluminium sculptureson mythological themes and also works in stained glass. Healing Through Art Wed 7—Sat 31 May. Work by patients at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. 0 OPEN EYE GALLERY 57 Cumberland Street.5571020. Mon—Fri ' 10am—6pm, Sat 10am—4pm. [D] Jack Cunningham and Anne Finlay Until Thurs 8 May. Jewellery and construction. Gordon Wyllie Paintings and Douglas Davies- Ceramics Sat 10 May—Thurs 29 May. ' O PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 5568921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2-5pm. Costume in Scottish Portraits Until summer. A small display. 0 PRINTMAKERS' WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street. 557 2479. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Prints irom Scottish Art Colleges Until Sat 24 May. 0 OUEEN'S HALL 5 Hope Park Crescent. 668 3456. John Haswell — Photographer Until Mon 19 May. Images ofa journey through Northern India. 0 RIAS GALLERY 15 Rutland Square. 229 7205. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm. Karla Kowlasiri and Michael Szyszirowits Until Fri 2 May. Confident, contemporary expressionist architecture from Austria. 0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street, 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Gallery oi Scientiiic instruments The planetarium is back in place. Since the gallery closed six years ago. new cases have been installed. the collection has been significantly added to and much restoration work has been done. 0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Queen Street, 556 8921 . Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. The museum which tells Scotland‘s rich story. 0 ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY 'l‘he Mound, 225 6671.
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