ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
The New Town in the ’80s Tue 10 March—Sat 4 April. A Pentland Art Club held to commemorate the Tercentenary of Lord Provost George Drummond. Portrait of Gorgie and Dairy Until Sat 28 Feb. From the Gorgie/Dalry Archive. 0 OPEN EYE GALLERY 57 Cumberland Street, 557 1020. Mon-Fri 10am—6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. [D] Pal Semple- Paintings and Baaiie Plckard- Raku, Ritual Vessels Sat 21 Feb—Thurs 12 March. 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. Genlal Company Fri 20 Feb—Sun 12 April. An 18th century view of those who not only possessed an inventive mind but also shone at the dinner table and in the drawing room. Nottingham University have organised this exhibition (with sponsorship from Christie‘s) which collects the portraits of such well-known 18th century figures as the actor David Garrick and poet Alexander Pope as painted by Hogarth and Kneller respectively. Few of the pictures have been exhibited before in Scotland. 0 PRESCOTE GALLERY 369 High Street, 225 2652. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Eastern Approaches Until Sat 21 March. Sally Freshwater makes paper and silk constructions with a Japanese ﬂavour, Richard Batterham is a fine domestic potter in the Leech tradition and Emanuel Cooper uses celadon glazes from Korea. Exhibition also includes work from Stephen Jones. 0 PRINTMAKERS’ WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street, 557 2479. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Jazzwork Until Sat 14 March. New paintings, prints and drawings by Dominique Snyder, a young Glasgow artist. For some time now Snyder has been inﬂuenced by the sounds ofjazz, painting strident, colourful images of musicians and their instruments. See panel. 0 OUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street, 668 3456. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm and concert evenings (ticket holders only). A Touch of Early Spring Until Sun 1 March. Seasonal oils and watercolours by various artists. 0 RIAS GALLERY 15 Rutland Square, 229 7205. Mon—Fri 9.30am-5pm. RIBA Architecture Awards 1986 Until Fri 20 Feb. The exhibition will include the two Scottish winners — Dundee Repertory Theatre and The Burrell Collection. Regeneration of Scotland Design Awards 1986 Mon 23 Feb—Fri 27 Feb. 0 ROYAL DOTANIC GARDEN Inverleith House. Over the winter period (until April) Inverleith House will be open only over weekends. The three summer exhibitions John Hope 18th century gardener and enlightened figure, Margaret Stone’s exqusite watercolours and HeatherAngel‘s colour photographs, will be continued during this time.
O ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street, 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. There are many interesting talks, lectures and films currently being held at the museum. (See Open section). Contact the information desk for details.
Britain’s Heritage Until Sun 1 March. Photographs of the wealth and diversity ofthe British countryside and wildlife found on reserves of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Mountains and toadstools. flycatchers and butterﬂies are shown against a backdrop of the work carried out by the RSPB ensuring their preservation.
o 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 ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound, 225 6671. Mon—Sat 10am—4pm; Sun 2—4pm.
Painters Old and New Until end Feb. 0 THE SCOTTISH ARTISTS SHOP
8 Howard Street, 556 6337. Mon—Sat 10am—4pm. Sun 2—4pm.
Painters Old and New Until end Feb. 0 SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE 140 Canongate, 556 8136. Mon—Sat 10am—5.3()pm.
A permanent showcase for the crafts ofScotland.
0 THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street. 225 5955. Mon—Fri 9am—5.30pm. Sat 9.30am—lpm. Barbara Rae Until Wed 4 March. Works on paper. Rae‘s work can be found in many public and private collections. She last showed in Scotland in 1979.
Robert Nanteuil1623—1678 Engraverto Louis XIV Until Wed 4 March. Portraits which concentrate on character. See also National Gallery. Jon Middlemiss New Ceramics and Sharon de Meza and Jane Kennard Jewellery. Until Wed 4 March.
0 THE SCOTTISH MINING MUSEUM Lady Victoria Colliery, Newtongrange. Midlothian, 663 7519. Tue—Fri 10am—4.30pm. Sat/Sun Noon—5pm.
Prestongrange (between Prestonpans and Musselburgh) Tue—Fri 10am—4pm. Sat/Sun Noon—5pm. Visitor Centre, Historic Cornish Beam Engine and displays showing coal-mining through the ages.
0 SEEDS VEGETARIAN CAFE 53 West Nicolson Street, 667 8673.
El Salvador Until Fri 6 March. An exhibition of photographs related to the Medical Aid Campaign.
0 STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557 1140. Tue—Sat. noon—6pm. Twenty for Today: Recent British Portrait Photography Sat 28 Feb—Sat 4 April. The fashionable magazines of
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369 Gallery, Edinburgh Kafka, his life and books, is a big subject. Ian Hughes, a young Scottish painter, throws himself to the mercy of it and gets tied up. In thick oil paint. The huge face of the writer and his uncaring father are cut out of nightmare colour laid on with little control. Features spurt blood (Kafka died of TB) and though there is undoubtedly a disturbing message, it becomes camouflaged by the complexity of the symbolism and reference Hughes pours into almost every piece.
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Czech’s life. Colour, composition and technique are united with the subject. Swaying with disturbance like a Van Gogh tree, the ‘AscanisherHof’ has more behind its windows than is behind the bleeding eyes of Kafka.
Footnotes to the exhibition are provided by small black and white period photographs over-painted with the same fiery colours. Hughes has included all the main characters, Kafka, his fiance, his father, the sanatorium. Prague. They at least might give you some idea of what’s happening next door. (Alice Dain)
the Eighties, The Face, The Tatler, Blitz and Ritz to name merely a handful, have been important in providing a platform for young, creative photographers like Brian Griffin, Johnny Rozsa and Alastair Thain. This National Portrait Gallery exhibition collects their work in an exhibition full of familiar famous faces.
0 TALBOT RICE ART CENTRE Old College, University of Edinburgh, 667 1011 ext 4308. Mon—Sat, 10am—5pm.
John Houston—Works on Paper 1963-1987 Sat 7 March—Sat 4 April. Another in the Talbot Rice series of one-man shows. This exhibition gives a vivid account of Houston’s work over more than 25 years. The works are large and none have been exhibited before.
0 THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place, 225 7942. Mon—Sat lOam-Spm.
3P: People, Places, Politics 1976-1986 Throughout Feb. A selection of images in colour and black and white by Edinburgh photographer Robin MacPherson. The faces and landscapes of Scotland and Nicaragua.
0 369 GALLERY 209 Cowgate, 225 3013. Mon—Sat noon—5.30pm.
Ian Hughes Until Sat 28 Feb. With fellow artist Phil Braham, Hughes demonstrated on the steps of the Royal Academy during an Edinburgh Festival for more recognition of young Scottish talent. The result of that stand was the projects ‘Scottish Art Today’ at last year’s Festival which showed artists at work. This year a follow-up exhibition will be shown at the Gallery of Modern Art.
Hughes was born in Glasgow, trained at Duncan ofJordanstone College in Dundee and works part-time as a psychiatric nurse. The exhibition will show his paintings of Kafka, a figure he wrestles with in paint.
Exhibition Export 369 have organised exhibitions for two Scottish artists in Hong Kong and China. Caroline McNairn will be at Le Cadre Gallery throughout February as part of the Hong Kong Festival and Brian McGeoch will be exhibiting lino-cuts from his anti-nuclear series at the Sichuan Fine Art Institute, Chongqing in the spring. 0 TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street, 5566366. Mon—Fri llam—6pm; Sat 10.30am—4pm. Ceramics Christopher Bramble Pastels Philip Petherbridge Paintings and Drawings Gregor Smith. 23 Feb—7 March. 0 WARE ON EARTH 15 Howe Street, 558 1276. Mon—Sat 10am—6.30pm and Suns by appointment. Nicola Godden - Bronzes and Drawings Tue 10 March-Sat 4 April. First show in Scotland for this artist.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
0 ABERDEEN ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM Schoolhill, 0224 646333. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm (Thurs 10am—8pm); Sun 2—5pm.
Five Scottish Artists Retrospective
Until 28 Feb. John Connolly,
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