ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
backgrounds come together in this exhibition. Within the context of their own communities, they work against a background of life in Britain. 0 GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road, 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2-5pm. Rest. [D] 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 of an hour). Questions and discussions will be invﬂed. William Scott— Retrospective Until Sun 23 Nov. A touring exhibition organised by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. See panel. 0 GATEWAY EXCHANGE 2-4 Abbeymount, 661 0982. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Prison Art—Victims of Time 4—29 Nov. Work by men and women in prisons all over Britain. It includes poetry, paintings and illustrations as well as factual information. H Wing, the maximum security wing for women in Durham prison which is the subject of a strong campaign for closure, is well-represented. O GLADSTONE’S LAND GALLERY 483 Lawnmarket, 226 5856. Mon—Sat 10am—4.30pm. Sun 2—4.30pm. Paintings of Iona Until Fri 31 Oct. The Iona Community and the National Trust for Scotland have brought together paintings by Cadell, Peploe, Cameron and others out of private collections for this exhibition. 0 HANOVER FINE ART 104 Hanover Street, 225 2450. Mon-Sat 10am—5 .30pm. Lothian Artists Until 4 Nov. A mixed exhibition of sculpture, jewellery, paintings, wood, wall hangings and pottery. 0 HM GENERAL REGISTER HOUSE Princes Street, 556 6585. Mon-Fri 10am—4pm. The Crofters Until end Nov. An exhibition to mark the centenary of the Crofters’ Act. e HUNTLY HOUSE MUSEUM Canongate. Mon—Sat lOam-Spm (Oct). The Show in the Meadow Until Wed 31 Dec. 100 years ago, Edinburgh hosted an lntemlational Exhibition of Industry, Science and Art. This exhibition looks back at the event. 0 MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street, 226 4151. Mon—Fri 9.30am—6pm. Sat 10am—1pm. o MERCURY GALLERY 2/3 North Bank Street, 225 3200. Mon-Fri 10am-5 .30pm , Sat 10am—1.00pm.‘ Alex Campbell Until Sat 15 Nov. 0 NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound, 556 8921 . Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2—5pm. Prints by William Strang and D.Y. Cameron 7 Nov-24 Dec. Across the turn of the century, these two artists achived fame, popularity and were leading figures in the revival of fine print-making. 0 NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George IV Bridge , 226 4531. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am-1pm. Repatriation Until 10 Jan. Cultural repatriation is the theme of this 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 Athenaeum Club, Liverpool. Following a chequered history, they return to Edinburgh after an absence of over 400 years.
Acquisition of the Murthly Hours With the aid of the National Heritage Memorial Fund (£395,000) and various other donations, the National Library has succeeded in purchasing this magnificent medieval manuscript of the early 14th century, keeping the book in Scotland. The price — £550,000.
0 NETHERDOW 43 High Street, 556 9579. City Dwellers - Catalyst Photographs by Jan Stankiewicz Until Sat 22 Nov. Jan, a self-taught photographer, has photographed Catalyst in Princes Street, on Granton Beach and in Edinburgh’s dockland. If you’ve seen Catalyst — the performance, now visit Catalyst — the photographs. Janine Rolland - Paintings Until Sat 22 Nov. Rolland describes herself as an artist ‘furiously trying to catch up’, after dedicating much of her life to rearing a family. Her earlier work was lost or destroyed during the Second World War as it was stored at
It an exhibition just opened in Stills Gallery, David Goldblatt, a South African photographer, records the lives and landscapes of ordinary people in a country where institutionalised racial discrimination creates the pattern of daily life. He rides on the 2.30am bus full of migrant workers desperately trying to sleep on their long journey through the night from Woiwekraal to Pretoria. He portrays the Alrikaaner on his farm, dreaming of a dam to water his garden or surrounded by the security of family mementoes in a solid home. Com Flip du Toit sits confident and relaxed on his workshop step. Large hands to the tore, his bulky frame dominates the picture. It would be easy to miss the beautilul iigure through the door standing like a conscience,
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the Royal Academy in Antwerp (her home at that time). It was not until her middle years that she began working again and now at seventy she desires to paint to the limit of her passion.
The Old Town Oral History Project Until Sat 22 Nov. A Foyer exhibition.
0 NICHOLSON GALLERY 8 St Mary’s Street, 556 5059.
Greek Boys and Golden Girls 3—21
Nov. Paintings by Alexander Hamilton. The first major exhibition for this artist, with The Judgement of Paris as its theme. A selection of ceramics will also be on display.
0 OPEN EYE GALLERY 57 Cumberland Street, 557 1020. Mon-Fri 10am—6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. [D] Carola Gordon - Fabric Collage and Watercolours Until Thurs 13 Nov.
0 PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street, 556 8921. 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.
0 PRESCOTE GALLERY 369 High Street, 225 2652. Mon—Sat lOam-Spm.
The Mirror-A Lighthearted Survey of a . Necessary Object Until 22 Nov.
0 PRINTMAKERS’ WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street, 557 2479. Mon—Sat lOam—6pm.
James MacDonald Until Sat 15 Nov. Huge aquatints.
unseen. Only in one picture, of a white larmer's son with his nursemaid, is there anything approaching genuine human contact between white and black. She curls her hand around his ankle as he touches her back. But there is barbed wire behind them and he stands over her, a position he will maintain throughout their lives.
Ouietly collecting the details of people’s lives overa number of years, David Goldblatt shows the suffering and despair of one reality against the ignorance and blind determination of another. Apartheid is balancing like the girl from Boksburg in her new tutu. It could topple any moment. To balance our own knowledge of the situation, this exhibition must be seen. (Alice Bain)
The Scottish Bestiary Until Sat 15 Nov. Seven Scottish artists, among them John Bellany, June Redfern and Steven Campbell, have produced a portfolio of prints with poetry and prose by George Mackay Brown for The Paragon Press in Edinburgh. The printing commission, the largest in Scotland this century, was won by Peacock Printers in Aberdeen.
0 40 PILRIG STREET 554 1078. Daily noon—6pm.
Treasures from Afghanistan Sat l-Sat 22 Nov. Exhibition and sale of rugs and carpets.
0 DUEEN’S HALL Clerk Street, 668 3456.
More Images of Caithness Sun 19 Oct-Sat 8 Nov. Watercolours by Barbara Myatt.
The Landscape Watercolours of John CanneI-Crossley Sun 9—Sun 30 Nov. 0 RIAS GALLERY 15 Rutland Square, 229 7205. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm. Form and Texture in Factories and Industrial Buildings Until Fri 7 Nov. A photographic exhibition sponsored by the Building Centre
Berlin: IBA-The Regeneration of a City Mon lO—Fri 21 Nov. Original drawings by Mark Cousins of the 25-year process to transform the city. 0 ROYAL DOTANIC GARDEN Inverleith House. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm, Sun 11am—5pm. Three exhibitions have reopened the 18th century mansion house in the middle of the Garden, previously home of the Gallery of Modern Art. All three exhibitions run until Fri 31 Oct. John Hope - Enlightened Gardener, Margaret Stone -Watercolours,
Heather Angel - Photographs.
0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street, 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2-5pm. There are many interesting talks, lectures and films being held at the museum this autumn and winter. Contact the information desk for details.
0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Queen Street, 556 8921 . Mon-Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm.
Scotland’s antiquities share premises with the Portrait Gallery.
0 THE SCOTTISH ARTISTS SHOP
6 Howard Street, 556 6337. Mon—Sat 10am—4pm. Sun 2-4pm.
Selected Works of this Century Until end Oct.
0 SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE 140 Canongate. 556 8136. Mon-Sat 10am—5.30pm. A permanent showcase for the crafts of Scotland. Nairn Pottery Mon 10—Sat 29 Nov. An exhibition to celebrate 25 years of the Nairn Pottery run by Muriel and Gordon McIntyre.
0 THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street, 225 5955. Mon—Fri 9am—5.30pm. Sat 9.30am—lpm. Alfons B. Jasinski - New Paintings Mon 3—Wed 26 Nov.
James Cowie 1886-1956 Mon 3—Wed 26 Nov. A retrospective exhibition of paintings, pastels, drawings and watercolours. Furniture and Carving by Tessa Howes, New Jewellery by Jacqueline Gauld and Forged Bowls by David Tucker, in the Crafts Gallery. Mon 3—Wed 26 Nov.
28 The List 31 Oct - 13 Nov