On Thursday 8 August Bruce Maclean performed at the Fruitmarket Gallery. It was a one-oil. In typical Maclean style,
not short on Glasgow humour, he dodged amongst grey boards to scratchy Cuban music. Slides clicked on and oil, changing shapes and shadows overthe set and the ' perlormer. Maclean was deadpan throughout, but with the touch of Chic Murray which always makes you chuckle.
llyou missed the live performance, you still have the opportunity to see recordings ol Maclean in action at the Scottish Gallery, in an exhibition of prints, drawings, paintings and ceramics. Maclean is not a one medium man.
Large plates with lines of profile, hand or lemale body scratched into high energy painting, greet you at the entrance. There are tall, llat-sided jugs too, one waist-high. Above them the exhibition ol paintings begins, to be continued in the main room and upstairs.
The large canvases are splashy, Maclean's single line ligures just removing them lrom abstraction. Colours are more sombre than the vivacious prints and works on paper and Maclean curiously uses gold and silver, erupting and dripping
be included in the 50p cover charge. Other activities held in the lecture room on the first ﬂoor will be ticketed at a nominal charge (25p—£1 ). Contact the City Art Centre for details.
0 COLLECTIVE GALLERY 52—54 High Street 564 7146. Tue. Wed. Fri 12.30—530pm. Thurs 12.30—7pm. Sat 10.30am—5pm. Closed Sun and Mon.
Festival Group Show Until Tue 2 Sept. The Collective Gallery is artist-run. This show presents the work ofjust some of the members. Tracy McKenna's large rusty prawn and Katharine Holmes‘ moody abstracts are amongst the best.
0 CRAMOND HERITAGE TRUST The Maltings. Riverside. Cramond.Fringc Venue 151. Daily 2—5pm and Wed evenings 6—8pm. The Story ol Cramond Throughout summer. 30p (Child and OAP 10p). Take a trip to one of Edinburgh‘s
the Cramond Kirk and the open air sculpture park at Dunfermline College nearby.
ODANISH CULTURAL INSTITUTE 3 Doune Terrace 225 7189 Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.
Hans Christian Anderson - Illustrations and Papercuttings Until Fri 29 Aug. An exhibition to celebrate the 150th
anniversary of the first edition of
Hans Christian Anderson‘s fairy
0 RICHARD DEMARCD GALLERY 10
Jeffrey Street. 5570707. Mon—Sat : 10am—6pm. ' Joseph Beuys Until 31 Aug. An
exhibition ofwork from the collection of the museum Sztuki.
Lodz. in collaboration with the ‘ Polish Ministry ofCulture. See also
Richard Demarco at Heriot‘s. 36 The List 22 Aug— 4 Sept
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glamoroust overthe painting. The smaller paper works, which have less drip and more punch, are marked with ligures ‘waving and saving’, the grid at tootball nets and songs at the North - banners tor Scotland with a hint ol Matisse.
In the catalogue much is made at Maclean’s hatred of poseurs, ol social
0 RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Church. Blackfriars Street (just ofingh Street). 557 0707 for info. See panel
45 Contemporary Polish Artists Until 31 Aug. An exhibition in collaboration with the Polish
. Ministry ofCulture and Arteon. A
special section will be devoted to Edward Dwurnik, one of Poland’s
' best-known figurative painters.
lan McCulloch until Aug.
Sculpture by Ludwig Redl Until 31 Aug. An exhibition by this Austrian artist in collaboration with the City of Munich.
o RICHARD DEMARCO AT HERIOT’S
Heriot‘s School, Lauriston Place.
; 557 0707 for info. Fringe venue 22. i Joseph Beuys Memorial George
3 Wylie, Scotland‘s west coast
sculptor, will install a sculpture at
. Heriot‘s in memory ofthe German
3 artist who died earlier this year.
’ Joanna PrzybyIa—Sculpture Until 28 beauty spots and visit the exhibition, -
Aug. Currently Artist in Residence
‘ at Traquair House, Peeblesshire,
this Polish artist will create special environmental sculptures at Heriot’s and Blackfriar’s Street. A complimentary exhibition will be held at Traquair. (3/4 hour drive from Edinburgh on B709).
Greenlea Until 28 Aug. Work by the Greenlea Old People‘s Home, proof that festivals should have no age limit. Craft and artwork.
Humanism in Contemporary British Scultpure Until 28 Aug. A small show in Heriot’s chapel.
0 EDINBURGH ARTS AND PICTURE FRAMERS 17 West Nicolson Street. Fringe Venue 144. Daily 9.30am—5.30pm.
Two at a Kind Until Sat 30 Aug. A double exhibition for twin artists
Robert and William Lees. Wildlife
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climbers, ol the materially acquisitive.
Paradoxical then, that such highly decorative work albeit with its satirical symbols—the ladder ol success and the wash ol gold -should be used to illustrate such leeling. Even more so because whatever interpretation of his work you come to, you can't help smiling. (Alice Bain)
painting and landscapes of Scotland. 0 EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place, 229 9311. Open daily 10am—6pm.
Scottish Art Today - Artists at Work — 1985 Until Sat 30 Aug. Edinburgh International Festival. An opportunity to watch young Scottish sculptors and painters at work. This is the first part of a project which will be completed next year (1987) at the Gallery of Modern Art. where a major exhibition ofcontemporary Scottish art ( 1980—87) will focus on the energetic. powerful, expressionist trend in New Scottish Art. See panel.
The Marlow Collection Until Sat 30 Aug. Contemporary prints. paintings and sculpture as collected by Rank Xerox.
O 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.
0 EAST MEADOWS Fringe Venue 148. Daily noon—6pm.
Colourscape Until Sun 31 Aug. £1. Take a walk through the multi-coloured corridors of this giant-sized balloon.
o ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION 22 Atholl Crescent. 229 1528. Fringe Venue 127. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Scottish AI’IIQBG Until Sat 6 Sept. Edinburgh International Festival. An exhibition ofcontemporary Scottish artists.
0 FINE ART SOCIETY 12 Great King Street, 556 0305. Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm. Sat 10am—1pm.
At Home - Scottish Interiors 1820—1920 Until Sat 20 Sept. Period
0 FIRST OF MAY BOOKSHOP 43 Candlemaker Row. Fringe Venue 133. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Sun 2—5pm.
China and Tibet Until Sat 30 Aug. A photographic document by Franki Raffles. presented by Scotland‘s largest radical bookshop.
0 FLYING COLOURS 35 William Street. 225 6776. Fringe Venue 135. Tue—Sat Noon—6pm.
This new gallery opens with a show ofScottish and Italian paintings.
0 FORREST MCKAY 38 Howe Street, 226 2589. Mon—Fri l0am—6pm. Sat 10am—1pm.
East Meets West Until Sat 30 Aug. Sculpture and paintings from Edinburgh and Glasgow 1850—1950. 0 FREEMASONS’ HALL 96 George Street (info 226 5259). Fringe Venue 129. Mon—Sat 9am—6pm.
Children’s Poster Competition Until Sat 30 Aug. The tartan-tammied Fringe bagpiper of this year’s poster was chosen from nearly 3.000 entries from schoolchildren. He and 200 other poster designs are on display. Collages by Children Until Sat 30 Aug. The best entries from the national 1986 Young Observer Competition for young people up to 18 years. sponsored by Copydex adhesives. The theme was buildings, ancient. contemporary or futuristic. Derek Collard Until Sat 30 Aug.
Pictures and prints by Derek Collard I
for Jackanory and children‘s books
for sale. More work at the Pleasance '
Theatre. Derek will be at both venues to make portrait drawings. Check for times.
0 FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. Mon—Fri 9.30am—1pm.2—5pm. .
Roland Topor Until Fri 12 Sept.
0 FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street. 225 2383. Tue—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Closed Sun & Mon. Licensed cafe.
The Mirror and the Lamp Until Sat 30 Aug. An unusual exhibition on both ﬂoors of the building. with work based on the themes ofthe title. Reﬂections and illuminations of the self. Skulls. marionettes. paintings ofblind children. 6ft tall Polaroids and mirror images explore the worlds ofvanity. narcissism and image.
0 GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Rest. [D] Winner of last month‘s 1986 Scottish Museum ofthe Year Award. shortlisted for the British Museum of the Year. and now nominated for the European Museum of the Year award.
Guided Tours On the first Wednesday
ofevery month. at 2.30pm (free) a member of the curatorial staff will lead a tour of the gallery (approx three quarters ofan hour). Questions and discussions will be invned.
John Bellany Retrospective Until Sun 21 Sept. Edinburgh International Festival. 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, Bellany has recently caught the public’s attention
with his portrait of Ian Botham and