ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
Frames are now at the same address.
, o cmou GALLERY 10 Royal ! Terrace. 556 1010. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
Summer Exhibition ’86 Wed 4
June—Sat 2 Aug. A mixed exhibition of watercolours and prints by over
100 British and European artists from the 17th—20th centuries.
O CANONGATE TOLBOOTH Royal
Mile. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm.
Art, Laughter and the Bright Eyes of Children Until July. Not long now till the new museum in the High Street opens. This selection from the world’s first museum ofchildhood has filled the gap while alterations were in progress.
0 CENTRAL LIBRARY George IV Bridge. 225 5584. Mon—Fri 9am—9pm. Sat 9am—lpm.
No Easy Walk to Freedom Until Sat 31 May.
Spring Fling Competition Sat 17—Sat 31 May. The winning peace poems from this year's competition. Memorabilia (Spring Fling) Until Sat 31 May. Bits and pieces from long ago.
The Scottish Enlightenment Until Tue 8 July. A staircase exhibition previewing a subject later to be a major theme in the Edinburgh Festival this year.
0 CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424 ext. 6650. Mon—Sat l()am—Spm. Closed Sun. Licensed cafe. [D]
Spring Fling '86 Until Sat 31 May. To
complement the outdoor exhibition
(see Princes Street Gardens) this exhibition takes a look at the smaller scale work of the same group of sculptors. Drawings and photographs are also included. It's on the top floor and not well signposted. The EndeavourCompetition Until Sat 31 May. Organised by the Altrusa Club of Edinburgh this exhibition displays art by handicapped children. Claywork Thurs 5 June-Sat 5 July. Work produced in some of Lothian Region‘s day and evening adult education classes. As the name implies. pottery is the theme. Edinburgh College of Art Design Degree Show Sat 14 June—Sat 21 June. Final year students ofdesign and crafts show off their wares. Cermaics. glass. textiles and furniture make up this popular annual show. Edinburgh College of Architecture Degree Show Wed 25 June—Fri 4 July. Projects and plans by final year students. 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. David Douglas - New Paintings Until Tue 3 June. 0 DEMARCO GALLERY 10Jeffrey Street. 5570707. Mon—Sat I()am—6.30pm. Mhairi Sutherland Until Tue 3 June. Born in Edinburgh. this young artist has been given an Irish edge by having spent the past thirteen years in Donegal. Religion. the body and '; prohibition are the triumvirate ofher l exhibition. Line can be confusing and overworked. but a promising start.
32 The List 30 May — 12 June
I About the only thing standing still at
Scotland’s photography gallery is its
name. Stills, in the middle of the
museums and galleries quarter of the Royal Mile is now under new
management. Rob Powell, a Canadian, has come to Edinburgh via a successful career in journalism to take up the post of director and Gloria Chambers,
herself an active photographer, returns to Scotland to administrate after a stint
in London. Talking about their plans for the future, they come across as two ' very committed people. It’s a strong
For some time now the gallery, whilst having some excellent shows (which always seemed poorly attended), has been slowly slipping off the map. Lack of funds and manpower seem the most likely cause. Rob is determined to rectify this sad state of affairs. ‘l want the gallery to promote the celebration of photography as well as look at serious, critical work,‘ he says. With that end in mind, he is already searching for funds to pay for an education officer who would work to enable visitors, children and adults alike, to take a more active part in gallery exhibitions and photography itself. ‘We hope to add a new element to the exhibitions. The gallery should be more active, have talks and workshops around the shows throughout the year.’No one can argue with that! He believes that Stills’ position as the only photography gallery in the country gives it a
Greenlea Dld People’s Exhibition Fri 6—Sun 8 June. Impressed by their work, Richard Demarco has given a short exhibition to the residents of this Edinburgh home for the elderly. Edinburgh Arts Expedition Mon 16—Mon 23 June. The Demarco Gallery‘s third trip to Poland. The Richard Demarco Gallery will be exhibiting in the London Contemporary Art Fair 29 May—1 June.
0 EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 229 9311. Mon—Thurs 10am—5pm. Sat l()am-12noon.
Student Exhibition Until end May. Work by students from the - Hospitalfieid studios in Arbroath. Afghan Rugs Wed 4—Thurs 19 June. An exhibition ofrugs. kelims. bags and wallhangings selected by Guri Le Riche from Kabul's colourful bazaar. As well as traditional designs work inspired by modern influences. tanks. helicopters and rockets. are included.
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.
O FINE ART SOCIETY 12 Great King Street. 556 0305. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm. Sat l()am—lpm. Spring '86 Exhibition Until Tue 3 June. Celebratingthe 11()th anniversary of the society. a display ofnew acquisitions. Cadell. Thomas
particular position of prominence and enormous potential. With dozens of ideas in the can
- already, the team‘s first job is to look
for money to pay fortheir
5 implementation. Fund-raising istop . priority and itwill be well into ‘87
, before Stills starts initiating its own projects.
Back to the present and on Sat 31 May, a portfolio of Cecil Beaton's photographs will be on show (see listings). With the publicity surrounding the Beaton exhibition currently on at the Barbican, the gods
s were smiling on this piece of inspired
; forward-programming. A legend in his
; own time, in part due to his flair for
' self-publicity, Beaton is well-known for photographs of the rich, famous and
; roya|.The magnetic
attraction of famous faces is bound to
bring in the crowds. (Alice Bain)
: Faed. Andrew Geddes. William
McTaggart. James Patterson and
Peploe are among the artists on show.
0 FORREST McKAY 38 Howe Street. 226 2589. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—1pm. Scottish Paintings from 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 Tue 10 June. Taught by his father Alexis. Mossa worked in a symbolist style in his early years. Working mainly in watercolours. he translated myths and legends into a world of his own. Bernard Pages— Sculpture (Spring Fling). Pages came from Nice. Edinburgh‘s twin town to sculpt with barrels in Princes Street Gardens. The sweeping curve of the result can be see on the south side of the railway under the castle ramparts. (See Princes Street Gardens). 0 FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street. 225 2383. Tue—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Closed Sun & Mon. Licensed cafe. Gilbert and George: The Paintings Sat 31 May—Sat 5 July. During the early seventies Gilbert and George exhibitied themselves as ‘Living Sculptures'. Since then. their lives have been inseperable from their art. This exhibition shows six large triptychs. painted in oil. forming one single work. They have not been i exhibited in this country for 15 years. Lecture Gray Watson will give a
lecture on the work of Gilbert and George entitled ‘Politics, Sex and Religion' Sat 7 June at noon.
Gareth Flsher— Sculpture Sat 31 May—Sat 5 July. Continuing the Fruitmarket‘s series ofone-man shows of young artists working in Scotland, this exhibition shows work which explores the medium of plaster.
O GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road, 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Rest. [D] Had Gadya -An Exhibition of Tapestries designed by Frank Stella Until Sun 1 June. One ofAmerica’s leading artists has designed a group of tapestries for the headquarters of Pepsi-Cola. The Dovecot Studios of Edinburgh were given the weaving commission (their largest at £180.000), and have succeeded in producing a result superior to the originals. See feature.
Will McLean —The Ring Net This stunning work first shown in 1978 and now part of the permanent collection. is on display on the upper ﬂoon
O GLADSTONE’S LAND GALLERY 483 Lawnmarket. 226 5856. Mon—Sat 10am—4.30pm. Sun 2—4.30pm. Earth Mirrors— George and Margaret McGavin Mon 2—Sun 22 June. Paintings.
0 HANOVER FINE ARTS 104 Hanover Street, 225 2450.
Highland Landscapes in Watercolour Until Sat 31 May. Paintings by Ray Lawson.
Landscapes in Mixed Media Until Sat
31 May. Paintings by Jim Boon and Chris Bushe.
Edinburgh and Other Points on the Road to Meikle Seggie Fri 61 une—Tue 1 July. Watercolours by Richard Demarco.
0 HM GENERAL REGISTER HOUSE Princes Street. 556 6585. Mon—Fri 10am—4pm.
The Crofters Until end June. An exhibition to mark the centenary of the Crofters‘ Act.
0 LEITI'i LIBRARY Ferry Road. Mon—Fri 9am—8.30pm. Sat 9am—lpm. For information phone 225 2424 ext 6623.
Leith Local History Project (Spring Fling) Until Sat 31 May. As the Leith area becomes more and more fashionable. this exhibition may give an insight to the original community and its work.
0 GATEWAY EXCHANGE 2-4 Abbeymount, 661 0982. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm.
Gateway Workshop Until Sat 31 May. Sculptures and paintings from this community arts centre founded by
g Jimmy and Sarah Boyle. é Jan Stankiewicz- Photographs i (Spring Fling) Until Mon 2 June.
Shots of Catalyst Dance Group on location in Leith, capturing their
unusual style influenced by the Buto i Theatre ofJapan.
O JACK KANE CENTRE 208 Niddrie Mains Road. 669 0404.
AJourney Through Craigmillar Sat 31 May—Sat 14 June. An exhibition of photographs and paintings by Owen Logan and Mike McVeigh. Local resident artists will also be exhibiting.
0 MERCURY GALLERY 2/3 North Bank Street. 225 3200. Mon—Fri