ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
Lothian Artists Sat 18 Oct—4 Nov. A 3 mixed exhibition ofsculpture.
: jewellery. paintings. wood. wall hangingsand pottery.
1 The Crolters Until end Oct. An
s exhibition to mark the centenary of i the Crofters' Act.
? o HUNTLY HOUSE MUSEUM
. Canongate. Mon—Sat 1(1am—5pm
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were donated on closing to Huntly
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: substantialpartofthe exhibition. i The Show in the Meadow Tue 28
finalised. Contact venue for details. 0 GLADSTONE’S LAND GALLERY 483 Lawnmarket. 226 5856. Mon—Sat mam—4.30pm. Sun 2—1.3(lpm. Paintings oi lona Until Fri 31 Oct. The Iona Community and the National Trust for Scotland have brought together paintings by Cadell. Peploe. Cameron and others out ofprivate collections for this exhibition.
0 HANOVER FINE ART 1(14Hanovcr Street. 225 245i). Mon—Sat mam—5.30pm.
0 HM GENERAL REGISTER HOUSE
Princes Street. 556 6585. Mon—Fri
Pipe-making was an industry which thrived in Edinburgh and Leith at the beginning ofthe century and yet
William Christie of Leith's factory
House in the sixties and form a
Oct—Wed 31 Dec. lllllyears ago.
Edinburgh hosted an International Exhibition of Industry. Science and Art. This exhibition looks back at the event.
a MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street. 226 4151. Mon—Fri 9.30am—6pm. Sat 10am—1pm. Andrew Stock ‘The Way oi Birds' Fri 17—Sat 25 Oct. In April and June this young wildlife artist visited the Highlands and the results are on display in this exhibition.
0 MERCURY GALLERY 2/3 North Bank Street. 225 3200. Mon—Fri “lam—5.30pm. Sat I()am—1.()()pm. Alex Campbell Until Sat 15 Nov.
0 MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street. 557 1265 ext 21 1. Mon—Sat lilam—6pm.
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 1(1am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm.
Lighting Up the Landscape: French Impressionism and its Origins Until Sun 19 Oct. Admission £1 (5(lp). Season tickets £2. The inclusion of the word ‘Impressionist‘ in the subtitle ofthe 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.
0 NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George [V Bridge. 2264531. Mon—Fri 9.3(lam—5pm; Sat 9.3(lam—Ipm.
Repatriation Until 1().lan. Cultural repatriation is the theme ofthis latest exhibition. which focuses on the recent return to Scotland of two important collections. The Scott Manuscripts go on public display for the first time since they were bought back from America for one million dollars and the Cambuskenneth Books have been deposited with the Library for three years by the Athcnaeum Club. Liverpool.
Following a chequeer history, they
Borgund stave church in Norway was entirely made at wood, around 1150 and is contemporary with the great
one an idea at the amazing durability of timber construction. The tact that it has
been used lor all kinds oi uselul and
useless objects since man emerged
from the quagmire oi evolution gives
one an idea oi its versatility. These are the commonplaces put over by this exhibition at the Edinburgh College at Art. ll one reads between the lines however, it can be seen that it is a truly
remarkable building material, particularly in the way that it
5 humanises even the blandest modern
torms. Through its limited strength and surface texture, its use lorces a traditional approach to design and only an exceptional individual can produce something truly ugly. It can also be the seat of Innovation as demonstrated in the comlortable chairs by Peter Opsvik, the highlight oithe exhibition, ' demonstrate. (Rod Maclennan)
; return to Edinburgh after an absence ‘ ofover-I(l(lyears.
: O NETHERBDW 43 High Street. 556
Costume Drawing Until Sat 25 Oct.
The Old Town Oral History Project
3 Until Sat 22 Nov. A Foyer exhibition.
Photographs by Cheryl Aaron Until Sat
25 Oct. A Cafe exhibition.
O NICHOLSON GALLERY 8 St Mary‘s Street. 556 5059.
f October at Nicholson’s Until Wed 29
Oct. 'l'en printmakers show their work with a selection ofceramics, silks. rugs and jewellerv.
- OPEN EYE GALLERY 5? Cumberland
Street. 557 1021). Mon—Fri
. 1(lam—6pm. Sat I()am--Ipm.
Bob Fairley Until Thurs 23 Oct. Paintings and Society ofCraftsmen ceramics. glass. wood and jewellery.
0 PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. i 556 8921. Mon—Sat Illam—5pm. Sun 2-5pm.
The great Scots of the past and
present are collected here in a gallery
offaces and figures.
N . ‘zfxwﬁdms. . ‘: Two ’86 graduates irom Edinburgh College oi Art come together at the Backroom Gallery. Chris Maclean studied ceramics and Heather Fergusson textiles, though it might be hard to guess that from the work they present. More sculptural than iunctional, Maclean's torsos make grim decoration iorthe 20th century and Fergusson's wall hangings have a painterly energy which side-steps iashion.
Most recently, Maclean has been working with plaster. Poured into plump lolds, it makes a body smooth. it ripples with ilesh rather than muscle. Set on black plinths, the plaster torsos
arecaptive in bonds at
' ﬁx? t- s i‘ ’99:“ clay torsos enslaved with straps, but there is no sense at struggle or stress against their imprisonment, no heroes. They are numb, like theatrical costumes without the actor.
Heather Fergusson’s textile prints, picture the male torso in a heavily layered pattern oi bruised colours. Movement of the body creates her images. On a screen at transparent muslin, two complete ligures twist and climb against the llickering light from the window behind. While Maclean’s torsos tend to be androgynous, Fergusson's bodies are unquestionably male. (Alice Bain)
Printed Light 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 ofthe finest photographs will demonstrate that ‘the first 1() years ofphotography were not years ofinnocence 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.‘
0 PRESCDTE GALLERY 369 High Street. 225 2652. Mon—Sat 10am—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.
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