e EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 229 931 1. Mon—Thurs ltlam—Spm. Sat 10am—12noon.

Aighan Rugs Until Thurs 19 June. An exhibition of rugs. 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.

Degree Show Sat 14—Tue 24 June. It‘s the time ofyear again when students show their work of the past year. The drawing and painting classes exhibit at the art school while design. craft and architecture go to the City Art Centre. Most of the work on show is for sale it's a very good opportunity to pick up a canvas at a reasonable price. A fashion show will be held at the Fruitmarket Gallery.

0 EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY LIBRARY George Square. 667 1011. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm.

Pickup a Penguin Now extended to 30 Sept. An exhibition illustrating the development of Penguins since their debut in 1935.

O ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION 22 Atholl Crescent. 229 1528. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm (Tue 10am—12.30pm) Sun 2—5pm.

Sister Meeda lngles and Frances Parker Mon 23 June—Sat 5 July. Paintings. applique oils and watercolours.


The Red Fisherman

In the small. cold windowless room downstairs at the Mercury Gallery, Edinburgh, two cut-out iigures take up residence. The cellar becomes a cave. Like the paintings throughout the gallery, also by the young Gennan-bom artist Claudia Biume, they are raw colour head to loot. Flaming red, sun yellow. Arrows stand by their primitive outline. Bulls, stags, iish appear with the tribal humans in the room next door.

The exuberance oi such colour and simplicity oi iorm always delights but Claudia Blume misses a beat on some occasions. The large portraits oi Kailra and a Japanese woman, searching the quality oi masks, verge on the crude.

it’s the lied Woman with a Black Cat (actually blue) and the Burning Woman who steal the show. (Alice Baln)

O FILMHOUSE EXHIBITION GALLERY 88 Lothian Road. 228 2688. Association oi Fashion, Advertising i and Editorial Photographers 24 June—24 July Mon—Sat noon—2.30pm, 5.3(1—8pm. £1 (50p). An exhibition ofwhat the Association regards as the best of their work, both commissioned and non-commissioned. There is also a smaller (free) selection in the bar. 0 FINE ART SOCIETY 12 Great King Street. 55603115. Mon-Fri 9.3(1am—5.3(lpm. Sat ltlam— 1 pm. Eric Prehn Until 5 July. Architectural ; scenesin pastel tempera. A ' memorial exhibition to this Russian-born artist who died in Edinburgh last year. 0 FORREST McKAY 38 IIowe Street. 3 226 2589. Mon-Fri lllam-6pm. Sat ltiam—lpm. Scottish Paintings irom 1800 onwards Rugs and porcelain. General display throughout May. 0 FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Cresent. 225 5366. Mon—Fri 10am—lpm. 2—5.3()pm. Sat lilam—lpm. Bernard Pages- Sculpture This French sculptor's work is part of the outdoor exhibition in Princes Street Gardens. The French Institute is closing down J fora couple of months summer holiday. The gallery will re-open in August with an exciting Festival exhibition. 0 FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street. 225 2383. Tue—Sat Ilium—5.30pm. Closed Sun & Mon. Licensed cafe. Gilbert and George: The Paintings Until Sat 5 July. The ‘l-iying Scuptures‘. appear on this occasion posed in a set ofsix large triptychs. painted in oil (see panel). Gareth Fisher— Sculpture Until Sat 5 July. Intricater made pastel plaster t casts fill the upstairs gallery like a set 1 ofancient pillars exposed by time. ' This exhibition continues the Fruitmarket‘s series ofone-man shows of young Scottish artists. Edinburgh College oi Art Fashion Show 1 Mon 23June. Evening. (.‘ontact Fruitmarket for details. ' O GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Rest. [D] The Nature oi Painting Fri 13 June—Sun 2(1Ju1y. Work by 3 Alexander Zyw. Now in his eighties. Zyw. Polish by birth. lived in the ' Dean Village for many years before I finally settlingin Italy. His Edinburgh neighbour and friend. i

Mrs Edith Foster has made a study of i the artist‘s work and it is this that prompted the gallery to mount an exhibition which illustrates Zyw‘s exploration of the complex and elusive relationship between nature 1 observed and art created. ; Will McLean-The Ring Net'l‘his I stunning work first shown in 1978 and now part of the permanent collection. is on display on the upper floon

O GATEWAY EXCHANGE 2-4 Abbeymount. 661 (1982. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.

Dundee Unemployed Workshop Until Fri 20 June. An exhibition of photographs which will also include


Crawford Centre for the Arts


until 29 June CLAIRE SCULLION artist-in-residence

P E T E R W I L S O N recent prints and drawings


Subsidised by the Scottish Arts Council 93 North Street, St Andrews (0334) 76161 extension 591

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31 May - 5 July

GILBERT & GEORGE The Paintings


The Fruitmarket Gallery 29 Market Street. Iidinburgh [El 11 1DF Tclcphonell31 225 2383 Open Tuesday - Saturday. ill—5.311 Admission Free (are Bookstall Subsdrsedbyrhc Scottish Ans Caunctl




Mon - Sat 10am 5.30pm

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Belford Road, Edinburgh

OPEN MON/SAT 10-5, SUN 2-5


The Nature of Painting June 13 to July 20 1986

'l‘his exhibition honours a man who may well be regarded as the most distinguished foreign artist Edinburgh has nutureri in modern times.

A distinetiye series of paintings, watereolours and drawings shows how 7.yw"s work is rooted in the detailed observation ol'nature. Admission free.

Free parking. Wheelchair access. Café.

The List 13— 26 June 29