e ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION
22 AthollCrescent,2291528. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.
Scottish Landscapes Mon l3—Sat 25 Oct. Watercolours from four artists. 0 FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. Noon—11pm daily.
Marking Amnesty's 25th
Anniversary. some ofBritain‘s
best-known cartoonists got together to organise this exhibition. BillTidy. Mark Boxer. Larry and Steve Bell
are just some of those represented and can be seen in the Filmhouse Bar.
, e FINE ART SOCIETY 12 Great King
Street. 5560305. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm. Sat l0am—1pm. Mary Armour Until Tue 21 Oct. The Glasgow exhibition comes to
Edinburgh. A retrospective
exhibition in tribute to a respected artist now in her 85th year. Sixty
. paintings will trace her development
from early student days to her Still Lifes of the 60s and 70s. As well as
her well-known ﬂowers. a group of i landscapes will also be shown. ; o FLYING COLOURS 35 William Street. 225 6776. Tue—Fri ; 11am—6pm. Sat lOam—lpm. : A new gallery showing a colourful
selection ofcontemporary paintings from Scotland and Italy.
0 FORREST MCKAY 38 Howe Street. 2262589. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm, Sat l0am—lpm.
Scottish paintings from 1800 onwards. rugs and porcelain.
0 FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. Mon—Fri
9.30am— 1 pm. 2—5pm.
.1 Tony Gonnet— Recent Paintings
: 1976—1985 Until Fri 31 Oct. Settling
3 in Paris in the Thirties. Gonnet
3 became friendly with the surrealists
i 'l‘anguy. the Prevert brothers and
: Andre Breton. He started designing 3 engines for planes but shortly before the end of the war he abandoned
everything else and took to painting
full-time. O FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street. 225 2383. Tue—Sat
10am—5.30pm. Closed Sun & Mon.
Bill Woodrow Until Sat 25 Oct. A giraffe’s head made ofcar bonnets,
: and an elephant's head made ofcar
doors are just two of Woodrow‘s
- sculpture menagerie residing at the Fruitmarket this autumn. See Short
List page 188.8.131.52. O GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road, 556
8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun
7 2—5pm. Rest. [D]
Guided Tours ()n the first Wednesday ofevery month. at 2.30pm (free) a
member of the curatorial staff will
‘ lead a tour ofthe gallery (approx
three quarters of an hour).
Questions and discussions will be
William Scott— Retrospective Fri 10 Oct—Sun 23 Nov. A touring exhibition organised by the Arts
2 Council of Northern Ireland.
0 GATEWAY EXCHANGE 2-4
Abbeymount. 661 ()982. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.
Prison Poetry During Oct. At time of publication dates had not been
finalised. Contact venue for details. 0 GLADSTONE’S LAND GALLERY 483
Lawnmarket. 226 5856. Mon—Sat
32 The List 3 — 16 October
ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
Talbot Rice, Edinburgh
Visiting Zigirids Sapietls’s exhibition, ‘Baltlc Tales in Wood’, at the Talbot Rice Gallery, is like tumlng the pages at some much-loved and vlsion-iorming book at myth and morality. Here, beautiiul little beasts, sun-gods, ilsh , primitive ligures and
= kings shine out in luminous simplicity,
wrought irom the wood which, tor a Latvian artist, coming irom a land oi awesome lorests, is the most natural and poetic material tor sculpture. The work seems to have grown almost organically irom the landscape." ieels positively nourishing to turn irom the sculpture, ‘Couple', huge interlocking ligures which exude leelings oi solidity and security to the ceramic ‘Latvian Fairy-Tale Horse“, a many headed animal which is a musical instrument as well as an illustration.
Sapieiis has made a makesth workshop in the exhibition and we may watch him, and his students at work. Selections at students’ work are also on show and this is a testament to the leeling ot generosity which pervades the artist’s own work. He has been a teacher ior many years and is himseli a great student at his own Latvian primitive culture. His sculpture is deceptively simple: only a liie time's work can produce something as etiective and aiiecting as a cipher or a symbol. Or make the rough bark, uneven and covered in moss, into a smooth and lovely iigure, blushing with the colour oi living wood and altering, in its bold lines, an implicit criticism oi new-tangled artistic techniques and artificial materials. (Shan Evans)
10am—4.30pm. Sun 2—4.30pm.
All Our Own Work Mon 6—Sun 12 Oct. 0 HANOVER FINE ART 104 Hanover Street, 225 2450. Mon—Sat 10am-5.30pm.
James Sutherland and Steven Proudfoot Until Sun 14 Oct. Paintings.
0 HM GENERAL REGISTER HOUSE Princes Street. 556 6585. Mon—Fri 10am—4pm.
The Croiters Until end Oct. An exhibition to mark the centenary of the Crofters’ Act.
0 HUNTLY HOUSE MUSEUM Canongate. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm (Oct).
Pypis oi Tab’aca Until Sat 18 Oct. Pipe-making was an industry which thrived in Edinburgh and Leith at the beginning of the century and yet had died by 1962. The contents of William Christie of Leith’s factory were donated on closing to Huntly House in the sixties and form a substantial part of the exhibition. Much ofthe information featured was obtained by pipe-makers still living who answered a public appeal earlier in the year. Compare the smoking ads today with “the sweetest smoking pipe ever known‘.
0 MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street, 226 4151. Mon—Fri 9.30am—6pm. Sat 10am—1pm.
The Art oi Deer Stalking Fri 3—Fri 10
Oct. This is Rawling‘s sixth one-man
exhibition with this gallery. His portraits of Red Deer comprise the bulk of his work but he also paints other aspects of Scottish wildlife.
0 MERCURY GALLERY 2/3 North Bank Street. 225 3200. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm. Sat 10am—1.00pm. New Generation Show Until Sat 11 Oct. Paintings from graduates of Scottish art colleges as selected by the Mercury Gallery.
0 MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street, 557 1265 ext 21 1. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
This much-loved museum re-opened in July in spanking new premises. Thousands oftoys 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 19 Oct. Admission £1 (50p). Season tickets £2. 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 of the
exhibition, hints of the ‘Impressions‘ to follow can be detected in the shafts of light shining through the dark greenery of Corot and
Pissarro‘s painting. As the title suggests. the paintings become progressively brighter and as the light floods inuexecution becomes less formal. You are rewarded in the end with a small ﬂourish oi Monets. Cezanne and Renoir er al, which will undoubtedly be the favourites ofthe show.
0 NETHERDOW 43 High Street. 556 9579.
Paul Butler Until Sat 4 Oct.
Heavily worked monochrome drawings and paintings. showing a rather grey side ofdomestic life. Costume Drawing Until Sat 25 Oct. Designs by Janet Scarfe.
The Old Town Oral History Project Tue 7 Oct—Sat 22 Nov. A Foyer exhibition.
Photographs by Cheryl Aaron Tue 7—Sat 25 Oct. A Cafe exhibition.
0 OPEN EYE GALLERY 57 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. [D]
ROI) Fairley Sat 4—Thurs 23 Oct. Paintings and Society ofCraftsmen ceramics. glass. wood and jewellery. 0 PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 5568921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2-5pm.
The great Scots of the past and present are collected here in a gallery of faces and figures.
Printed Lighl Until Sun 26 Oct. Admission 50p. The Portrait Gallery and the Science Museum, London have collaborated to bring together their collections (the largest in the world) ofwork by the David Octavius/Robert Adamson partnership and 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 Portrait Gallery. ‘Some ofthe most astonishing and beautiful photographs ever taken belong to these early years.‘ All photography buffs take note!
0 PRESCOTE GALLERY 369 High Street, 225 2652. Mon—Sat 103m—5pm. (Please note change of phone number - the gallery apologises for the error).
The old 369 Gallery premises have been taken over by the Prescote which formerly ran from rural premises near Banbury in Oxfordshire. enjoying an international reputation for the promotion ofcontemporary British applied and decorative arts. Monthly exhibitions will be held in Edinburgh and advice on commissioning is readily available.
New designs in iurniture and lighting and Constructions by Linda Green Until Sat 18 Oct. See panel.
0 PRINTMAKERS' WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street, 557 2479. Mon—Sat IOam—6pm.
Five Printmakers Until Sat 11 Oct. New works made in the workshop.
In a variety of techniques the five use the human figure as subject matter. James MacDonald Sat 18 Oct—Sat 15 Nov. Huge aquatints.