work by members of the Gateway Exchange Workshop.


Lawnmarket . 226 5856. Mon—Sat l0am—4.30pm. Sun 2-4.30pm.

Earth Mirrors—George and Margaret

McGavin Until Sun 22 June. Paintings.

0 HANOVER FINE ARTS 104 Hanover Street. 225 2450.

Edinburgh and Other Points on the Road to Meikle Seggie Until Tue 1 July. Watercolours by Richard Demarco.

0 HM GENERAL REGISTER HOUSE Princes Street. 5566585. Mon—Fri l0am—4pm.

The Crotters Until end June. An exhibition to mark the centenary of the (‘rofters‘ Act.

0 JACK KANE CENTRE 208 Niddrie Mains Road. 66‘) 0404.

A Journey Through Craigmillar Until Sat l4.lunc. An exhibition of photographs and paintings by Owen Logan and Mike McVeigh. l.oca| resident artists will also be exhibiting.

0 MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 (ieorge Street. 226 415 l . Mon—Fri 9.30am—6pm. Sat l0am— 1 pm. Marine Paintings Fri 20 June to Wed 2 July. An exhibition in conjunction with ()liver Swann (ialleries.

O MERCURY GALLERY 23 North Bank Street. 225 3200. Mon—Fri I0am—5.30pm. Sat l0am—l .00pm. Claudia Blume Until Sat 21 June. Work from a young artist. born in West (iermany and now living in London. See panel.

0 NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND 'I‘he Mound. 556 8921. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm.

Bernini Bust A new and celebrated acquisition for the gallery.

William Blake Until Sun 13 July. Prints and watercolours by the visionary artist and poet selected from the gallery‘s permanent collection. A favourite ofmany.

0 NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND (jeorge IV Bridge. 226 4531. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm. Sat

9 . 30am- 1 pm.

Scotland and India LIntil Late Sept. As well as exquisitely illustrated books and manuscripts from the Library’s own collection. this

j exhibition will also display objects

like the jewelled sword presented to v the (iovernor of Bombay and a

model of a locomotive made in

1 (ilasgow for service in India. The

historic links between Scotland and

the Indian subcontinent are

illuminated. Did you know that in (‘alcutta the market place is paved

: with (‘aithness flagstones'.’

O NETHERBOW 43 High Street. 556 957‘). Landscape Photographs Until Sat 28 2 June. The natural image ofthe Scottish Borders by Roger Lee. l Edinburgh in Change and Decay Until Sat28June. Paintingsof ; contemporary Edinburgh by [an (iarland. i GladysHillUntilSat28June. j Watercolours and pastels colour the i landscapes of this late-starter in art.

I 0 OPEN EYE GALLERY 57 Cumberland

Street.557 1020. Mon—Fri l0am—6pm. Sat l0am-4pm. [D] Alan Bain Ceramics and an exhibition

30 ims‘a‘ia’:':tiac "

of paintings Ljntil Thurs l9 June. Contemporary Scottish Paintings and Mark Stananczyk- Pottery Until Thurs- 26June (see panel).

0 PAUL STEEN 13 Bernard Street. Leith. Alan Johnston, Leith Pieces Wed 18 June. By appointment 554 3783. Alan Johnston‘s first show in Scotland in three years opens at this new private gallery. It is the third show here and their policy is to show small scale abstract work.

0 PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 892 l. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2-5pm.

Costume in Scottish Portraits t 'ntil summer. A small display to coincide with the publication of(‘ostume in Scottish Portraits 1560—1830 by Rosilind Marshall. Assistant Keeper.

O PRINCES STREET GARDENS Open all reasonable times.

Sculpture Park If you haven't heard of David Mach’s tyre Parthenon it won‘t be for the want of media exposure. It‘s a crazy. wonderful idea which changes the shape ol‘the gardens for a short time and makes people stop for a moment and double take a familiar landscape.


Pelly. Martin Rayner. Alf l.oehr from (iermany and Bernard Pages from Nice.

0 PRINTMAKERS' WORKSHOP GALLERY 2.3 l'nion Street. 557 247‘). Mon—Sal Illam-~6pm.

3rd Humberside Printmaking Competition lfntil Sat 28 .lunc. Prints from the most major open printmakcrs competition in the country. Amongst the pri/ewinners is Peter Pretsell from Edinburgh. ()tlier Scottish artists are included. 0 QUEEN'S HALL (‘lerk Street. 668 3456.

Equus l'ntil Sun 15 .lune. llorse portraits in oils. pastels and

l watercolours by Sally Spencer.

Outside Inside Sun 15 .lunc—Strn 6 July. landscape paintings by .lanice ('artmel-( ‘rosslcy and Susan Waterlield.

O RIAS GALLERY l5 Rutland Square. 22‘) 7205. Mon—I’ri ‘)am-—5pm.

'l‘he RIAS (iallcry’s next major exhibition will be Sports Buildings during the (‘ommonwealth (iamcs. See next List for details.


I (‘hambers Street. 225 7534. : Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm.

()ther artists included in this open air ;

gallery are Doug ('ocker. Frances

_~ AS ‘WE’ SE

Centrlpanl t Tritych Not It’s always been the royal ‘we’ tor Gilbert and George. They function together- painting, walking, talking as one. Shoulderto shoulder. At the opening at their exhibition at the Frultmarket their clothes/outfits toned caretully— Gilbert in a blue tie with pineapples, George in a brown tie with pineapples. Orwas it the otherway round? They are happy tor it not to matter and reter to each other as G&G. Synthesising their energies and commitments into a singular form or expression, they have become the tine art world’s best-known double act. Their signature tune is their own likeness in nearly everything they do. They pop up in pictures like actors on a stage. In the early Seventies, when they left college, they began with themselves, no paint, canvas, or camera and took to the streets proclaiming a ‘Living Sculpture’ status. Fifteen years ago this direct approach moved temporarily and for

The national collection of decorative arts of the world. ethnography.

T .

' a .

' the only time to canvas. ‘The Paintings'

now on loan to the Fruitmarket trom a European gallery, was the result.

Lush and richly green a colour recognisany Nature to all the six large triprychs forming the work look blank, their stilt Iitelessness exposed like unlit stage scenery. The pair pose rigid inthe bucolic landscape with empty profile. In one centrepiece they look out. You could wave your hand in lronl olthem but they would not blink. They are sealed hermetically into a frozen world, lull ottoliage, void of lite. The chaos of Nature has been controlled and llattened in this looking-glass world of suited, groomed men and trees.

It’s a bit like being shown someone else’s tamily photographs. You don’t recognise these people. Perhaps it is because we all want to recognise a bit oi ourselves in what we see, that they all look the same. Gilbert and George may understand each other. How many

share their double vision? iAlice Bain)

natural sciences. technology and science housed in one building. Whithorn —The Cradle of Scottish Christianity A new display of relics from Whithorn. site of Scotland’s

earliest recorded ('hristian

('ommunity and an important centre

; throughout the Dark Ages and Mcdiaevaltimes.


Queen Street. 556 892]. Mon—Sat

l0am- 5pm. Stilt 2~5pm.

Scotland's rich story from prehistoric

titnes to the present dav.

o ROYAL scomsa ACADEMY 'l'he

Mound. 225 6671.

RSA Summer Show tintil Mon 7 July. 0 ST GILES' CATHEDRAL l Iigh Street. Peace Prints Exhibition l mu Tue 17 .lune. Work by members of the lidinburgh Printmakers’ Workshop including the entries and winning design of the 1986 7 Peace ('ar‘d competition. founded by a group of

local ()uakers.


l loward Street. 5566351. Mon—Sat 10am—4pm. Sun 2w4pm (may change).

Young Edinburgh Painters

'l‘hro’ughout .lune. A do/en painters working in lidinburgh today including students and post-grads from lidinbtrrgh ('ollege of Art.

0 SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE 140 (’anongate. 556 8136. Mon—Sat l0am-5.30pm. A permanent showcase for the crafts of Scotland. 0 THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 (ieorge Street. 225 5955. Mon—Pri Vain—5.30pm. Sat 9.30am— 1 pm. William Baillie lintil Wed 2 July. Scattered fragments of light from a Scottish colourist.

0 THE SCOTTISH MINING MUSEUM l.ady \v'ictoria ('olliery. Newtongrange. Midlothian. 663 751‘). 'l'ue—I’ri I0am~~4.30pm.

Sat Sun .\'oon—5pm.

A Day in the Life or a Coal Company .lourncy back to the early days of the colliery via a series of tableaux using artelacts and costumed models. Prestongrange (between Prestonpan: and Musselburgh ) lite-Fri l0am—4pm. Sat Sun Noon—5pm. \"isitor ('entre. l Iistoric (‘ornish Beam [Engine and displays illustrating coal—mining through the ages.

0 STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557 l 140. 'l'ues—Sat l2—6pm.

Beaton Until Sat 21 June. Photographs by this tnost celebrated voyeur on the world of fashion. glamour and lame. Seventy images embrace (‘ecil Beaton‘s long career. including the film stars of the thirties. Vogue fashion. the Royals and. strangely out ofcharacter. World War II. Nicely timed with the major retrospective at the Barbican.

O TALBOT RICE ART CENTRE ()ld ('ollege. liniversity ofEdinburgh. 6671011 ext4308. Mon—Sat.

l0am— 5pm.

Signs of the Times Scottish Art and Industry 1750—1980 Sat 14 June-Sat l2 July. Moving from Mayfest and the (‘ollins (iallery. joint organisers. this exhibition examines the artists‘ response to the industrial development in Scotland from the late 18th century to the recent trends in technology.