ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
A John Bellany Retrospective Sat 9
Aug—Sun 21 Sept. A large exhibition covering all aspects of the artist’s work with examples from throughout his career. Regarded as one of Scotland‘s most gifted and imaginative painters to have
5 emerged since the middle ofthis
i century, Bellany has recently caught : the public‘s attention with his
' portrait of Ian Botham and his
exhibition at London’s National .
' Portrait Gallery (the first by a major
0 GATEWAY EXCHANGE 2-4 Abbeymount. 661 0982. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm.
. Bed of Roses Mon llAug—Mon 31 1 Aug. Evelyn Horsley. Women in
sculpture. roses and music in this
- unusual installation.
a GLADSTONE’S LAND GALLERY 483
Lawnmarket, 226 5856. Mon—Sat
, l()am—4.30pm. Sun 2—4.30pm.
' Aspects oi Landscape Until Thurs 31 . July. Richard Alred, Peter Barton,
Eric Huntly have contributed
paintings. Kirstie Colam shows her
embroidcries and Janet Adam her pottery. O HANOVER FINE ARTS 104 Hanover
Street, 225 2450.
Summer Mixed Exhibition Until Tue 5 Aug. Thirty Scottish contemporary artists have contributed to this show. 0 HM GENERAL REGISTER HOUSE Princes Street, 556 6585. Mon—Fri l0am—4pm.
The Croiters Until end Aug. An exhibition to mark the centenary of the Crofters‘ Act.
The Memory Bank-The Survival Care and Use oi Archives marking 700 years oi record-keeping in Scotland Until end Aug.
. o MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67
George Street, 226 4151. Mon—Fri E 9.30am—6pm. Sat 10am-lpm.
General display of prints and paintings throughout July.
A Scottish Panorama Fri 8—Sat 30 Aug.
0 MERCURY GALLERY 2/3 North
5 Bank Street, 225 3200. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm, Sat l0am—1.00pm.
Scottish Original Prints 1966-1986 Until Sat 26 July.
David Michie Thurs 7 Aug — Sat 6 Sept. A one-man exhibition of new paintings by a long-respected Scottish artist. The theme of the
: exhibition will be ‘Gardens’, a I subject well-suited to Michie‘s vital, '- painterlycolours.
o museum or CHILDHOOD 42 High
1 Street, 557 1265 ext 211. Mon—Sat
3 This much-loved museum re-opened this month in spanking new
; premises. Thousands of toys and
‘ childhood memorabilia, collected by
the uncompromising eccentric Patrick Murray.
0 NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm.
Lighting Upthe Landscape: French Impressionism and its Origins Fri 1 Aug—Sun 19 Oct. Everyone loves an Impressionist. With the Glasgow exhibition of Impressionist Drawings at the Burrell just finished, Scotland is in for another treat of colour by these masters this summer. Pictures from over the world
(Chicago. Paris. New York to name
ao‘m List 25 July — 7 August
i The ocean holds a thousand mysteries I
i beneath its black superiicial ripple - ' creatures irom the beginning at lile driit across acres oi rock and sand neverseen.
g Khanna at the Demarco Gallery reveal : many layers moving underthe skin. § Take a glance and their colouriul 1 patterns seem pure decoration. Stay i and locus and you will be rewarded by E bright patches, Miro-like, pushing ’ iorward against a background shimmering like a mirage. Waves oi colour swell irom top to bottom, with the irresistable attraction oi the tide washing a beach.
Get in closer and the carelul outlines, é once so precise, break up like a sand
l i but three sources) will feature in an I exhibition which looks at landscapes and the roots of Impressionism. i Monets and Pissaros next to Corot j and Courbet, precursors of the ! famous school. will offer a fresh i perspective on one of the most popular periods. 0 NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George IV Bridge, 226 4531. ' Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm, Sat 9.30am—lpm. Scotland and India Until Sun 21 Sept. f A Commonwealth Arts Festival Associated Event. 0 NETHERBOW 43 High Street, 556 9579. , A Celebration oi Scotland Until Sat 26 July. Paintings by Fred Lehmann. Treasure Island- Illustrations by Ralph Steadman Until Sat 30 Aug. Part of ; the RLS Festival, a Commonwealth i Arts Festival Associated Event. This 5 is only the second showing of Ralph Steadman’s drawings and colour paintings for Treasure Island. A ; cartoonist known throughout the i country for his sinewy line and sharp characterisation, Steadman E contributes weekly to the New Statesman. See also Central Library. ; 0 OPEN EYE GALLERY 57 Cumberland Street, 557 1020. Mon—Fri i 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. [D] ; Clare Gordon Until Thurs 7 Aug. Ceramics, paintings, drawings, ' watercolours- this artist fills all the Open Eye requisites. O 40 PILRIG STREET 554 1078. Daily 10am-7pm. A Gateway to India Until Sat 2 Aug. An exhibition and sale of ancient artefacts and modern crafts from India. 0 PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street, 5568921. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2-5pm.
Like an ocean, the paintings by Balrai
dune in the wind, gently blurring into
. thousands oi individual particles.
These tiny toundations are blown by Khanna through a thin tube onto the suriace, his breath gaining expression in a medium more used to the touch oi a brush or hand.
Layer alter layer Khanna selects the areas to coat and those to mask out. What was painted iirst dances in the ioreground. The last layers, gritty with dots, make shadows and ripples behind.
Khanna was born in the Punjab, India, but his painting began in England, where he has remained ior over twenty years. Filtering the iniluences oi Europe through his painting-pipe, the spirit oi this recent work seems closer to the East. The colour oi saris, sun against pink buildings in a blue which is more sky than sea, vibrate to lar-oii harmonies. With the world unable to agree on action against racism, this exhibition strikes an optimistic note as two cultures cross harmoniously on canvas. In Demarco’s small gallery (soon to move to the much-needed space in Blackiriars Street with three Festival exhibitions planned) hangs the most sensitive exhibition in Edinburgh at the moment. (Alice Bain).
The great Scots of the past and present are collected here in a gallery of faces and figures.
Printed Light Fri 1 Aug—Sun 26 Oct. The Portrait Gallery and the Science Museum, London have collaborated to bring together their collections (the largest in the world) of work by the David Octavius/Robert Adamson partnershipland by William Henry Fox Talbot. 150 of the finest photographs will demonstrate that ‘the first 10 years of photography were not years of innocence and fumbling incompetence’ says Sara Stevenson curator of photography at the PG. ‘Some of the most astonishing and beautiful photographs ever taken belong to these early years.’
Tassie Collection Sat 1 Aug—Tue 30 Sept. James Tassie (1735—1799) modelled" portraits of many of the major figures of the Scottish Enlightenment including Robert Adam, Joseph Black and Adam Smith. Born and trained in Glasgow, Tassie cast these famous faces in his own distinctive porcelain-style paste, which he also used to make reproduction gems and cameos. So highly regarded was he during his time, that Catherine the Great ordered a complete set of 12,000 of his gems to be delivered to Russia.
New Acquisition -A Scottish Patriot The portrait of Wendy Wood (1829—1913) by Florence St John Cadell, cousin of the well known colourist F.C.B. Cadell, has just gone on display at the Portrait Gallery. Wendy Wood was a founder member of the National Party of Scotland, campaigning for her country for over half a century.
o PRINTMAKERS’ WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street, 557 2479. Mon-Sat 10am—6pm.
Scottish Printmaking Until Sat 2 Aug. Artists such as Steven Campbell, Adrian Wisniewski and Bruce McLean from Glasgow and the established Elizabeth Blackadder and Roberto Fonzalez Fernandez mix with the up-and-coming in a show inspired by the Commonwealth Games and based on Peace, Sport and the City of Edinburgh. Commonwealth Print Portiolio Until Sat 2 Aug. A Commonwealth Arts Festival Associated Event. Nine artists including an Australian Aboriginal, a North American Indian and Britain‘s Allen Jones, were asked to make one print to commemorate the XIGames in 1978. After the event, the National Gallery or Museum of each competing country received a c0py of the print portfolio as a unique memento. This one has been lent by the Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh
0 OUEEN’S HALL Clerk Street, 668 3456.
Contemporary Edinburgh Artists Until Sat 9 Aug.
0 RIAS GALLERY 15 Rutland Square, 229 7205. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm. Sports Buildings Until Fri 15 Aug. The 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh marked the beginning of a national modernisation and building programme of sports facilities all over Scotland. Drawings, plans and photos will illustrate the achievements of those 16 years, from the Royal Commonwealth Pool which will be in use again this year for the Games, to the Kelvinhall Project in Glasgow which, when it is completed next year, will provide Scotland with its first indoor athletics track.
0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street, 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2-5pm. Due to re-roofing work in the main hall, the museum will be temporarily closed to the public until Mon 6 Oct. , apart from the tearoom, information desk, lecture theatre and an exhibtion of photo—journalism entitled ‘Enterprising Shots‘ which opens on 12 August and runs to 20 Sept. Access for all these areas will be from the Lothian Street entrance at the rear of the building.
The Enterprising Scot the museum special summer exhibition opens on 8 August running to 5 October and will be mounted in the Royal Scottish Academy on Princes Street.
0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Queen Street, 556 8921. Mon—Sat lOam-Spm. Sun 2—5pm.
Hotbed oi Genius Until Sat 20 Sept. Across the road in the museum's other premises, the Scottish Enlightenment is celebrated in a two-part exhibition. Downstairs contemporary artists. A piece by Marcel Duchamp preludes the ideas of the exhibition and gives a historical introduction.
0 GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road, 556 8921. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm. Sun 2—5pm. Rest. [D]