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Crai‘t is gently moving into the iirst



division in Edinburgh gallery lite. The Open Eye, who have been exhibiting the best irom British craitspeople tor , some years, have doubled their ? premises. Expensive, glassy displays in the loyer oi the Scottish Gallery have

j. business there and a crait specialist ;

' being hatched around the city, the

; ol the High Street, are in the mood to . make a move. They are doing just that.

'7 Nicholson Gallery, owned and run by , Alex Nicholson, a member oithe 3 Scottish Craft Council himsell. ‘The

' says. It's the lirst time the Centre has ' exhibited outwith its own premises in

. the show. Photographers and

has been appointed to till them. i Recently Bruce Maclean’s jugs and l bowls stood among the jewellery. : Close by, on the other side oi George ' Street, a smart new shop, Coleridge, has opened, its minimal lurnishings matched by the chic glassware lor sale. With several other cratt developments

organisers at the Scottish Crait Centre, discreetly tucked away at the quiet end

This weektheir exhibition Multiplemedia opens at the new

show will be breaking new ground,’ he

Edinburgh and the first occasion non-members have been invited to join '

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i objects, it can be produced in

multiples. One original eilort has the potential to create many. George Donald, Alexis McFarlane and the

: Peacock printmakers lrom Aberdeen

are amongst those showing, while the crafts have been selected by a team

. which includes non-Crafts Council f members like Richard Demarco, a ; close neighbour.

‘Cralt as art is being taken very

seriously,‘ says Nicholson, and he 3 hopes that this exhibition goes some

waytowards proving it. (Alice Gain)

1 O HANOVER FINE ART 104 Hanover '

Mainly Flowers Mon 8-Sun 28 Sept. Paintings. embroideries and collages in an exhibition ofeight artists.

0 GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 15 Scotland Street. 556 6020.

lain Patterson - Growing Up Until Fri 19 Sept. New work including porcelain sculptures made by the artist in Hungary this year. Original hand-coloured photographs made in Siklos. Hungary (see panel).

Street. 225 2450. Mon—Sat

10am—5 . 30pm.

3 Mixed Exhibition Sat 6—Tue 23 Sept. James Sutherland and Steven : Proudfoot Sat 27 Sept—Sun 14 Oct.


: printmakerswilicontributeworklorthe .HM GENERALBEGISTERHOUSE

, walls. Their work is appropriate as, i like the ceramics, glass and other

Princes Street. 5566585. Mon—Fri IOam—me.

The Crolters Until end Sept. An . exhibition to mark the centenary of ; the (‘rofters'AcL

George Street. 226 4151. Mon—Fri

end Sept. Demarco's new

i one ofthe most beautiful gallery

McCullough'slarge.intensely vibrant paintings give a celebratory touch to the downstairs rooms. while i their dark. aggressive images. ' complement the raw state of the 1 building. 0 EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

three-storey gallery is now open. With muslin on the walls. stone

steps. unpolished wooden floors and i a vaulted attic with Italian light and crumbling walls. it is without doubt

spaces in Edinburgh. lan

upstairs artists from Poland with

George Square. 667 1011. Mon—Fri

; 9am—5pm.

: Pick up a Penguin Now extended to 30

3 Sept. An exhibition illustrating the

development of Penguins since their debut in 1935.


Atholl Crescent. 229 1528. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.

Scottish Art 1986 Until Sat 6 Sept. An exhibition ofcontemporary Scottish artists.

5. 0 FINE ART SOCIETY 12 Great King

Street. 5560305. Mon—Fri

. 9.30am—5.30pm. Sat 10am—1pm.

._ At Home-Scottishinterlors

1 1820—1920 Until Sat 20 Sept. Period fumishings(see panel).


Street. 225 6776. Tue—Fri llam—6pm. Sat 10am—1pm.

A new gallery showing a colourful selection of contemporary paintings from Scotland and Italy.

0 FORREST MCKAY 38 Howe Street. 226 2589. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—1pm.

Scottish paintings from 1800

onwards. rugs and porcelain.

28 The September

5 o 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

i IOam—5.3()pm. Closed Sun & Mon.

Licensed cafe.

I Bill Woodrow Sat 13 Sept—Sat 25 Oct.

5 A giraffe’s head made ofcar bonnets. and an elephant’s head

i made ofcar doors are just two of

' Woodrows sculpture menagerie

residing at the Fruitmarket this

autumn. More next issue.

0 GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belfon Road. 556 8921. Mon—Sat

10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Rest. [D]

Winner oflast month‘s 1986 Scottish Museum of the 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 invited.

John Bellany Retrospective Until Sun ' 21 Sept. ‘In an exhibition which g occupies the complete upper floor of

the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. John Bellany comes

1 triumphantly into his own as.

arguably at least. the major figure in contemporary Scottish painting.‘ Cordelia Oliver.

0 GATEWAY EXCHANGE 2-4 Abbeymount. 661 0982. Mon-Sat lOam—Spm.

0 GLADSTONE'S LAND GALLERY 483 Lawnmarket. 226 5856. Mon—Sat 10am—4.30pm. Sun 24.30pm.

The Memory Bank Until end Sept. ‘The Survival (‘are and Use of Archives marking 700 years of record-keeping in Scotland.‘

0 HUNTLY HOUSE MUSEUM (‘anongate Mon—Sat 1-am—6pm (Sept); Mon—Sat l0am—5pm (Oct). Pypis olTabaca Until Sat 18 ()ct. An exhibition about Edinburgh tobacco pipemakers and their pipes. Much of the information was gathered from former pipemakers who responded to a public appeal (see panel).


9.30am—6pm. Sat 10am—1pm. General exhibition until beginning October.


Bank Street. 225 3200. Mon—Fri

Iliam—5.3(ipm. Sat 10am—1.00pm. New Generation Show Thurs 11

Sept—Sat I 1 Oct. Paintings from

graduates of Scottish art colleges as

: selected by the Mercury (iallery.

David Michie Until Sat 6 Sept. Michie

paints ‘Gardens'.asubject

well-suited to his vital blue/green

i palette. ' 0 MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 4211igh Street. 557 1265 ext 21 1. Mon—Sat

10am—6pm and (until 30 Aug) Suns 2pm-5pm

This much-loved museum re-opened in July in spanking new premises. Thousands of toys and childhood memorabilia. collected by the uncompromising eccentric. Patrick Murray. Entrance free.

0 NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm.

Lighting Up the Landscape: French Impressionism and its Origins Until Sun 190ct. Admission £1 (50p). The inclusion of the word ‘Impressionist‘ in the subtitle of the National Gallery‘s Festival Exhibition seems calculated to entice. But don‘t expect too many pink haystacks and

blue mountains row on row. It is the

run up to Impressionism which is on show. the works of the 19th century Paris Salons and the Barbizon School. Through the early sections ofthe exhibition. hints ofthe ‘Impressions’ to follow can be detected in the shafts of light shining through the dark greenery ofC‘orot and Pissarro‘s painting. As the title suggests. the paintings become progressively brighter and as the

light floods in. execution becomes less formal. You are rewarded in the end with a small flourish of Monets, Cezanne and Renoir er al. which will undoubtedly be the favourites ofthe show.

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

Scotland and India Until Sun 21 Sept. Edinburgh International Festival. Forging a link between the two countries. the exhibition unearths charming details such as the recommendation in The Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cook that the cook should be discouraged from straining soup through his turban. 0r stirring the eggs with his fingers. Also water-colours. diaries. letters home and autobiographies.

O NETHERBOW 43 High Street. 556 9579. Fringe Venue 30.

Paul Butler Tue 16 Sept—Sat 4 Oct.

0 NICHOLSON GALLERY 8 St Mary‘s Street.

Multipiemedia Until Sat 27 Sept. The

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There are new people at 12 Great King Street. The McTasteiul iamily, ‘lollowers ol tashion’, have opened their doors to the public and put their eclectic and debonair collection of pictures, objets d’art and lurniture up for sale. The house, usually known as the Edinburgh home at The Fine Art Society, has been stylishly translormed into an emporium oi culture and the rooms decorated to depict a history oi changing taste in interior decoration, 1800—1920. The McTastetuls, though they come to lite in a delightful succession of fragrant rooms (a Highland ‘Balmoral’ room leads to a lime-green and mauve avant-gardo sitting room), are in tact an amusing iiction (although it’s true that almost all the pieces are tor sale). They give rhyme and reason to what is altogether a very intimate and gladdening presentation. Charles Rennie Mackintosh is represented in The Fine Art Society’s show and also in a solo exhibition of his watercolour: at the Royal Scottish Academy. These beautiiul and unassuming drawings lor Mackintosh took the place at a photograph album. Each drawing is inscribed with the initials oi the people who were with him when it was made. They lack movement and human ligures but the artist’s particular sensibility is evident in each line, in the shaded petals at every gorgeous tlower. (snan Evans)