ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
O FILMHOUSE Lothian Road
An Open Door Until 26 April. In the bar. An Exhibtion of Photographs and Text by John Chater, coinciding with Filmhouse's showing ofShoah, Lanzmann‘s much acclaimed documentary about the Auschwitz holocaust. It looks at the life of one of the survivors Josequstav Krawcyzk.
O FINE ART SOCIETY 12 Great King Street, 5560305. Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm. Sat 10am—1pm. Scottish paintings.
o FLYING COLOURS 35 William Street. 225 6776. Tue—Fri 11am—6pm. Sat 10am-1pm.
A Slightly Manic Look at Life Until 2
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Third Eye Centre, Glasgow
Roger Palmer has made a poignant record of a part ol South African lile in this photographic exhibition, but in photographing the land, not the
people. It is land which has been lived on, moved through or which others have appropriated lor its precious mineral content, but lorthe purposes of his photographs, it is always land
May. A painterly view of the world by Sylvia Woodcock-Clarke
O FORREST McKAY 38 Howe Street, 226 2589. Mon—Fri 103m—6pm, Sat 10am—1pm.
General exhibition — Scottish painting from 1800 onwards.
O FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent, 225 5366 Mon-Fri 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-5.30pm. Closed until 20 Apr.
Meubles Until I May. Childhood at its most mysterious and most comforting is at the centre of Lévéque’s work. Here he uses pieces of‘furniture’ (meubles) more or less representative of his youth carefully lit with tiny bulbs, like a birthday
empty oi people. The pictures are not, as he says in the catalogue, about ‘the selective reality‘ oi the violence of the townships, but are to do with his own experience of one very unspectacular place. Palmer visited South Africa lor one month in 1985 and otters here his very controlled and intellectual response.
The photographs are arranged in
cake in a darkened room.
0 FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street, 225 2383. Tue-Sat 10am—5.30pm. Closed Sun & Mon. Licensed café.
Gwen Hardie - Paintings and Drawings Until Wed 25 April. Strangely effective and diagrammatic representations of the female form where blood-red paint seeps through the mapped out organs. Soft, rubbery forms are pliantly curved and ﬂoat in an almost amniotic womb-like space.
A. R. Penck—The Northern Darkness Until Wed 25 April. The downstairs gallery of the Fruitmarket has been colonised with a wealth ofsmall
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pairs, on either side of a text, and picture and text work together to reler to something outside themselves. They are notwithout humour, but they are not llooded with emotion and all are taken from a distance, with no close ups and no details. His purpose is not to leave you ‘comlortable in the knowledge that you agree or disagree' and his technique works very well. (Sally Kinnes)
bronze figures mounted on plinths, by the German-born Penck who now lives and works in Britain. They don‘t however have the impact of his powerful drawings, mounted here in two series. Guided Tours Sat 18 April at 2.30pm. Thirty minute introductory tour of the exhibitions. Free. 0 GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road, 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Rest. [D] Guided Tours On the first Wednesday of every 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 invued. The Unpalnted Landscape Until 17 May. An alternative approach to landscape with photography, text and sculpture by artists who include Richard Long, Herman de Vries, Doug Cocker, Chris Drury, Thomas Joshua Cooper and Ian Hamilton Finlay. Andy Goldsworthy, currently showing at the Prescote Gallery, Edinburgh, also exhibits. o GATEWAY EXCHANGE 2-4 Abbeymount, 661 0982. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Blood tor Breakfast-An Installation by Jeremy Noond Until Fri 17 Apr. 0 GLADSTONE'S LAND GALLERY Lawnmarket. Mon—Sat 10am—4.30pm; Sun 2—4.30pm. Frances MacDonald and Ethel Walker paintings and Susan Finch, Douglas Dalgleish and Lorraine Fernie ceramics. Until 26 Apr. 0 HANOVER FINE ART 104 Hanover Street, 225 2450. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm; Sat 10am—1pm. Still Lile and Flowers Until Tue 12 May. A mixed exhibition for spring by various contemporary Scottish artists. Also paintings, jewellery, ceramics and prints from stock. 0 HM GENERAL REGISTER HOUSE Princes Street, 556 6585. Mon-Fri 10am—4pm. Scotland and the Netherlands Until October. The exhibition takes as its starting point the 1587 Act of Parliament which sought to stimulate Scottish industry by encouraging Flemish weavers to settle in Scotland and pass on their skills. Other original documents describe the sorry plight of the Jacobite exiles and develop themes of economic, religious and cultural relations. 0 LEITH LIBRARY Ferry Road, 554 5507. Mon-Fri 9am-8.30pm. Sat 9am-1pm. Lelth Local History Project 21 April-4 May. Photographs and memorabilia from various reminiscence groups.
0 MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street, 226 4151. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. Sat 10am-1pm.
An Artist's Map Until 2 May. Topographical oils, watercolours and prints of named Scottish landmarks.
O MCDONALD ROAD LIBRARY McDonald Road 556 5630. Mon-Fri 9am-8.30pm. Sat 9am-lpm. Workers Educational Association 21 April-8 May. Material from Huntley House and display items illustrating the aims of the association.
0 MERCURY GALLERY 2/3 North Bank Street, 225 3200. Mon-Fri
42 The List 17— 30 April