ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
Sat 25 Apr. First seen at the Serpentine Gallery, London, this work is a very controlled but personal response to visiting South Africa. Palmer travels from his Nottingham home to teach Fine Art Photography at the School of Art. See panel.
0 TRANSMISSION GALLERY l3 Chisholm Street, 552 4813. Mon-Sat Noon—6pm.
Iconoclasm Until Thurs 28 Apr. Iconoclasm is a deliberately loaded choice of title for Malcolm Dixon’s and Gordon Muir’s. Their aim, like their method is uncompromisineg provocative , immodestly seeking to destroy not holy images but ‘the cherished beliefs of others’,
including ‘contemporary good taste.’
Video Perlorrnance: Cult of Failure Fri 24 April, 8pm. A video performance lecture by Gordon Muir and Malcolm Dickson.
TRON 38 Parnie Street, 552 4267/8. Box office Tues—Sat. Noon-10pm. Compass Gallery At the Tron Until further notice. Prints and paintings in the bar.
0 UBIOUITOUS CHIP 12 Ashton Lane (off Byres Road), 334 5007. During restaurant hours Mon—Sat noon-4.30pm, 5.30pm—midnight. Lesley Banks Until Sat 25 Apr. Paintings and clocks by a young artist, graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1984 and recently visited Amsterdam for four months. It is the first time she has shown her clocks on a large scale — she describes some as self-indulgent and others annealing to a wide public.
0 BACKROOM GALLERY Underneath the Arches, 42 London Street, 556 8329. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Gallery closed until May. Shop remains open for sale of stationery, second-hand clothes and jewellery. 0 BOURNE FINE ART 4 Dundas Street, 557 4050. Mon—Fri lOam—6pm; Sat 10am—1pm. General Exhibition of British art 1800-1950 Until 23 April. John B. Soutar 25 April-16 May. See also Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh. 0 CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace, 556 1010. Mon—Fri lOam—6pm; Sat 10am—1pm. Spring Exhibition Until summer. An exhibition of paintings, watercolours and bronzes (1700-1940) from Britain and Europe. Early 19th century Scottish landscapes painters are particularly well represented - including Alexander and Patrick Nasmyth - as are 19th and early 20th century ‘Animalier’ bronzes. 0 CENTRAL LIBRARY George IV Bridge, 225 5584. Mon—Fri 9am—9pm, Sat 9am—l pm. Pursuit oi Periection Until 2 May. (Edinburgh Room) Mounted in conjunction with the CAC and coinciding with their Macintosh exhibition. Photographic display of Mackintosh design. Esperanto 20 April-1 J une. Esperanto (‘the hoping one’ to its creator) was Dr'. Zamenhof’s over-ambitious attempt to get everyone to speak the same language. First published in 1887 it celebrates a centenary, if not wild success, this year. The display
includes printed material and notes on the key figures involved.
0 CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street, 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon-Sat 10am—6pm. Sun 2—5pm. Licensed cafe. [D]
Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Pursuit oi Periection Until Sat 2 May. An accompanying video to the exhibition begins by asking random Glaswegians if they know who Mackintosh was. Vague replies include allusions to raincoats vindicating the narrator’s purpose, illustrating how under-rated the artist still is in his home town. Using examples of furniture together with photographs the exhibition shows how far from Art Nouveau Mackintosh’s style was. His attenuated plant forms don’t scroll, but are straight and slender as if reaching for the light. Kara Wilson recently completed a documentary on Mackintosh with her husband, actor Tom Conti. Entitled Dreams and Reﬂections it was written by Alastair Moffat and will be broadcast on Scottish Television later this year.
See also Central Library, Edinburgh.
Evening talks City Art Centre
The Japanese lniiuence on Mackintosh Thurs 23 April 8pm. By Bill Buchanan, Head of Art, Glasgow School of Art.
Mackintosh Architecture Thurs 30 April, 8pm. By Andy MacMillan, Head of Architecture, Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow Univerity.
Bill Tidy Until Wed 13 May. Original cartoons from The irreverent Bill Tidyz— Nero spears a colleague (‘No one walks out of MY disarmament conference’) and a polar bears asks for news of the iceberg following the Titanic disaster, etc. Featuring The Cloggies, The Fosdyke Saga, Grumbelweed Down Doctor Whittle, Kegbuster, The Last Chipshop, and the newly-drawn strip, The Crudgingtons. Competition Draw a cartoon with your original characters. Prizes — vouchers for £20 worth of art materials - in two categories: over & under 18 years. Entries (with name, age, address and tel. no. on reverse to Recreation Marketing Unit, 17 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh 557 2480.
George Drummond Until Sat 23 May. George Drummond (1687-1766) six times Lord Provost of Edinburgh, ‘father of the New Town’ and founder of the distinguished Medical School at Edinburgh is celebrated on the tercentenary of his birth with paintings, prints, documents and a reconstructed period room. Anne Frank in the World Anne Frank, known through the diary she kept, was the young girl who died at 15 in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
0 COLLECTIVE GALLERY 52—54 High Street 556 2600. Tue-Fri 12.30—5.30pm; Sat 10am—5pm. Closed Sun and Mon.
Graeme Magee Until Tue 21 Apr. A first one-person show for this 28-year old, Edinburgh-trained artist, who here uses the human head as a metaphor for mental anarchy.
Brian Connolly: Installation 24 April-12 May. The public are invited to watch Connolly at work on his plaster, site-specific installations during the show.
0 DANISH CULTURAL INSTITUTE 3 Dounce Terrace, 225 7189. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm.
The Danish Show Part 2 Until Fri 8 May. A selection from the current touring exhibition of Danish artists featuring Berit Jaensen, Nina Sten and Svend Wiig Hansen.
0 RICHARD OEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Church, Blackfriars Street (off High Street), 557 0707.
e EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place , 229 9311. Mon-Thurs 10am—8pm; Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 10am-noon.
Recent Paintings by Mary Mclver Until Sat 25 Apr.
0 EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY LIBRARY George Square, 667 1011. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm.
Decorated Papers irom the Schmoller
Collection Until Fri 1 May. An interesting selection of paper-decorating techniques, including excellent examples of Chinese and Indian woodblock. gold embossing and fine marbled papers by Edinburgh marbler, Katherine Davis.
illustrated Lecture: Decorated Papers Main Library Conference Room, Edinburgh University Library. Tue 5 and Wed 6May, 5.30pm. £1 from Publications Dept at Library. Tanya Schmoller will deliver the lecture which will be followed by a demonstration ot Marbling Paper by Katherine Davis, using Irish carrageen moss, and Fiona Reid, and Paper Conservation Techniques by Charles Melville.
O EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY, Department of Architecture Chambers Street. 667 1011. Mon-Fri 9am-8pm.
Photomontages Until 28 April. Recent work by Michael Jeffries.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh furniture designs l896—l9l6. The exhibition is sponsored by
An exhibition of the work of the distinguished cartoonist. whose drawings have appeared in
28 March - 2 May PURSUIT OF PERFECTION
Tony Walker Interiors. 4 April - 16 May BILL TIDY
Punch. Private Eye and the Daily Mirror. 6 April - 23 May GEORGE DRUMMOND (16137-1766) An exhibition to commemorate the tercentenary of Lord Provost Drummond‘s birth.
17 April - 14 May
ANNE FRANK IN THE WORLD 1929—1945
Commemorating the tragic life ofAnne Frank through family photographs and pages from herdiary.
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ADMISSION FREE Open Mon—Sat lOam—Spm 2 Market Street, Edinburgh
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
Belford Road, Edinburgh. Telephone 031-556 8921 Mon-Sat lOam-5pm; Sun 2pm-5pm
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THE UN PA N E LANDSCAPE New approaches to Landscape in photography, words and sculpture.
. . , , , , 11th April- A Scottish Arts Conner] Touring Exhibition. 17th May Free Parking. Cafe. Wheelchair Access. ADMISSION FREE
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