O THIRO EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street, 332 7521 . Tue-Sat 10am— 5.30pm, Sun 2-5.30pm. Cafe. [D] Stuart Brlsley: Georgiana Collection Until Sat 6Sept. A major retrospective exhibition using performance, video, sound, photography, installation and sculpture. The works are concerned with notions of private and public territory guarded areas particularly in Britain.

0 TRANSMISSION GALLERY 13—15 Chisholm Street. Tue-Sat noon-6pm.

New Work by Matthew Inglis and Lesley Raeslde. Tue 19 Aug-13 Sept. 0 TRANSPORT MUSEUM 25 Albert Drive, 423 8000. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2—5pm.

Cars, bikes and trains Glasgow’s motivating collection.

0 TRON 38 Parnie Street. 552 4267/8. Box office Tues—Sat. Noon—10pm. Compass Gallery At the Tron Until further notice. Prints and paintings in the bar.

0 WASHINGTON GALLERY 44 Washington Street. 221 6780. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm. Sat lOam-lpm.

Masters Old and New Until 14 Sept. Scottish paintings.


The Edinburgh listings also contain details oi Festival exhibitions.

0 ADAM HOUSEChambers Street, Fringe Venue 34. Mon—Sat 10am—6.30pm.

Festival Book Fair Until Sat 30 Aug. Thousands of antiquarian and second-hand books displayed by 18 booksellers from around the country. Most will be for sale.

0 ASSEMBLY ROOMS George Street. Fringe Venue 3. John Bellany- Celtic Reflections Until Sat 30 Aug. France still holds its attractions for Scots. Is it history, a like-minded nationalism, the weather or perhaps the claret? John Bellany visited Le Treport earlier this year, on a second honeymoon (hence the pun of the exhibition title) and brought back these transparently beautiful watercolours as his reminder. The exhibition, organised by the SAC, is just a taste of the artist‘s work, pointing in the direction of a major retrospective now on show at the Gallery of Modern Art. See also Printmakers Workshop and Traverse Theatre. Dazzle Until Sat 30 Aug. Silver, gold, plastic and paper jewellery all sizes and prices, by young Scottish designers.

Colin Baxter- Postcards and Prints Until Sat 30 Aug. Scotland through a rose-tinted lens. See also Old Assembly Close.

Humanism in Contemporary British Sculpture Until Sat 30 Aug. Noon—midnight.

O BACKROOM GALLERY Underneath the Arches, 42 London Street, 556 8329. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.

A World Away Until 6 Sept. Glass by Margot Thomson, Ceramics by Gilliam Carson, Jewellery by Gordon Stewart.

0 BOURNE FINE ART 4 Dundas Street, 557 4050. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat


Galloway Idyll Until Sat 30 Aug.


Paintings of south-west Scotland by Hornel, Henry, Oppenheimer, Walton and others.

0 CAFE ROYAL BISTRO THEATRE 17 West Register Street. 557 4792. The Wire Up and Finish Painting Canopy Installation Iain Irving and Judith Findlay. Described by them as ACRYLIC WiRE cROwn WeLDed LiGI-It cOLuMN

FigU Res.


Terrace, 556 1010. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.

W. A. Stewart, Artist/Craftsman Until Sat 30 Aug. Paintings and drawings of Egypt. Palestine, Jordan. France, Italy and Britain.

0 CENTRAL LIBRARY George IV Bridge, 225 5584. Mon—Fri 9am—9pm. Sat 9am—1pm.

RLS and Australasia Until end Aug. A photographic exhibition celebrating Robert Louis Stevenson and his associations with the Antipodes and

1 New Zealand in the early 1890s. The

collection traces pictorially ships sailed upon, places visited, people met and works written and provides a rare opportunity to view new unpublished material about this much-loved ‘Scotsman of the World‘. Contact the Central Library for details of a host of talks by experts on the author and his period, like Trevor Royle, John Cairney and Owen Dudley Edwards. Talks run until Thurs 28 August. are held between 12 and 1pm and are free. See also Netherbow.

0 CENTRE FOR HUMAN ECOLOGY 15 Buccleuch Place. Fringe Venue 141. Mon—Sat 10.30am—5pm.

Gordon Strachan - The Cosmic Energies Until Sat 30 Aug. New paintings which celebrate alternative sources ofenergy in the water. wind and sun and the spirit of these elements.


Chambers Street, 225 2991. Fringe Venue 25. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm. The Artist in Search oi. . . Until Sat 30 Aug. Edith Simon’s 10th Festival Show. Unique papercuts, sculpture and a new audio-visual programme. Edith Simon‘s cold cast bronze sculptures and extraordinary layered-paper cut-out portraits have become regulars to the Fringe. There isn’t another exhibition quite like it.

0 CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street, 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm. Closed Sun. Licensed cafe. [D]

Softwear Until Sat 6 Sept. 50p. Major Commonwealth Arts Festival exhibition and part of the Edinburgh International Festival. Perfect material for an international occasion. this exhibition with its tangible beauty provides a stunning show for all. Cultures are stitched and dyed into the textiles of the member Commonwealth nations throughout the four floors of the art centre. A souvenir catalogue, is available at the entrance. Demonstrations, talks and workshops will be held until Sat 6 Sept and visitors should not miss this chance to meet and talk with the makers of the textiles on show. Demonstrations on the top floor will

THE GOLDEN AGE 1707-1843 Sponsored by Mobil North Sea Limited FOR THREE WEEKS ONLY Old College,

The University ofEdinburgh 9—30 August, Mon—Sat 10am—6pm, Sun 2—5pm Admission £1.50; Student, OAP £1

Tel 031 667 1011 ext 4308 With the support ofthc Scottish Arts Council





Pictorial Traditions in Britain and America

A Scottish Arts Council Touring Exhibition 16 AUGUST— 13 SEPTEMBER Mon—Fri 9.30—5.00pm, Sat 9.30am—1pm. ADMISSION FREE


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17 July 7 September


Commonwealth and Scottish Textiles

A rich and varied selection of contemporary textiles from every

corner of the Globe. Complemented by a full programme of demonstrations, talks, videos and workshops.

Friends’ lecture. Monday 18 August at 8pm. Dr Helen Bennet will speak about the background and planning for the Softwear Exhibition.

2 Market Street, Edinburgh Open Monday—Saturday mam—6pm Sunday 2pm—5pm




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