ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
Road. Sighthill. St Vincent Street. Finnieston Street and arriving at Finnieston Quay at about 12.15pm. It will then be hoisted up into Finnieston Crane where it will remain for six weeks. The events has been organised by Television South West as part ofa national series which also includes an installation on Calton Hill. Edinburgh.
0 THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. Tue—Sat 10am- 5.30pm. Sun 2—5.30pm. Cafe. [D] Margita Titlova Sat 2 May—Sun 7 June. The international focus of Mayfest is reflected in Third Eye's main exhibition. the work of a young artist from Prague. Her spectacular large-scale abstract drawings will be seen for the first time in the West. continuing the gallery's growing connections with Eastern Europe. Joanna Kirk Sat 2 May—Sun 7 June. By contrast. Kirk‘s drawings depict a middle class gentility in pastel. We are asked not to be taken in by the subject though — things are perhaps not quite what they seem.
David Pratt— Flowers from the Volcano Sat 2 May—Sun 7 June. In photographs and diary extracts. Pratt lookis behind the lines in Nicaragua. Honduras and El Salvador. transmitting a highly personal view of the people. the hopes and the fears.
Angus Blackburn - Gatherings Sat 2 May-Sun 7 June. Photographs taken in the Craigmillar district of Edinburgh.
0 TRANSMISSION GALLERY l3 Chisholm Street. 552 4813. Mon—Sat Noon—6pm.
. l is Anne Frank in the World City Arts Centre, Edinburgh How can we stop evil from happening? This exhibiton makes us leel that question. Pictures at Hitler Youth are set beside photos from the Frank lamin album. It is awful to see not only the Nazi crimes of the past documented but photographs of racist organisations today in many countries, including our own.
There are a limited number of pictures of extermination camps in this exhibition. The emphasis is on the growth of Nazism. The world of terror in which political opponents ol the Nazis
were arrested and killed and in which anti-Jewish laws were passed is vividly and olten simply illustrated. a list from 1933 headed ‘Women who still dare to shop in Jewish shops‘ makes real the learlul choices ordinary people had to make.
The story of Anne Frank and her family is at the heart of the exhibition. The reconstruction of the entrance lobby to their Secret Annexe is eerie because someone informed the Nazis of this hiding place. There are videos based on extracts from Anne Frank’s famous diary.
More extracts from her diary would have been welcome in the formal display as Anne Frank lives through her words. But the scope of the exhibition demands economy.
Visitors may find the facts disturbing. or Anne Frank's family only her lather survived. She died in Bergen-Belsen aged 15. Yet by communicating anger and grief at such pointless deaths, this display devised by the Anne Frank Centre in Amsterdam, becomes a stirring statement against racism and lacism. (Maureen Sangster)
Desire in Ruins Tue 5—Sat 30 May. An exhibition by a group of artists interested in alternative exhibition strategies. in non-artwork. performance and installation. Stefan Szczelkun. author of ‘Artists Liberation’. is organiser of London‘s Anglo-Polish art group. Ed Baxter makes use of hair. wood. tin cans and
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THE SUMMER EXHIBITION PAINTINGS
22nd May — 31st July Monday — Friday
V THE FINE ART SOCIETY
EDINBI'RGH 12 Great King Street. 031 5560305 SPRING ’87 Recent acquisitions —Scottish drawings and watercolours 1800 — 1940 GLASGOW 134 Blythswood Street. 041 332 4027 SPRING ’87 Recent acquisitions — Scottish Painting 1800 — 1940 and STEAMING THROUGH THE GLEN Railway posters from the l930s Exhibitions run 2 May—5 June. Mon—Fri 9.30—5.30: Sat 10—l
tea and Karen Eliot is writer and publisher omet'le Magazine. Glyn Banks and Hannah Vowles recently showed at Gimpel Fils in London and regularly contribute to specialist art magazines.
Performance Event Sat 2 May at 2.30pm. This event will be followed by a discussion.
0 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.
Painting 359 Sun 3—Sat 30 May. 369 Gallery. Edinburgh comes through to Mayfest with a selection ofworks by young artists working in Scotland. The gallery‘s particular interest in the strong painterly traditions associated with Scottish 20th century artists is reﬂected in their choice. Among those showing will be Alan Watson from Auchtermuchty who captures fishermen at work: Caroline McNairn whose pastels convey the light ofsunnier climes and Fionna (‘arlisle who now lives and works in Crete.
0 WASHINGTON GALLERY 44 Washington Street. 221 6780. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm: Sat 10am—1pm.
Summer Exhibition Mon 4 May—Fri 12 June. Selection ()fwork by Scottish artists including (‘adelL Alexander Fraser. John Knox and others.
0 W.A.S.P.S. Temporary Gallery Space. Fourth Floor. 22 King Street. 552 2330.
Recent Work by Six Artists Mon 4—Sat 16 May. Large scale paintings is the interest ofthe six artists in this exhibition and where better to show it than the space above their workshops. soon to be converted into more working studios. Figuration and landscape are both depicted in their work. The six are Elise V Allan. Lesley Raeside. Alistair Magee. Donald Urquart. David Linley and Alastair Strachan.
O ASSEMBLY ROOMSS-i George Street. Mon—Sat l()am—3.30pm. Simply Women Until Sat 9 May. Photographs of the Xlll Commonwealth Games by Franki Raffles.
0 BACKROOM GALLERY Underneath the Arches. 42 London Street. 556 832‘). Mon—Sat 10am—5.3()pm. Alistair Keddie — Painting and Rob Mulholland—Sculpture Sat 9—Sat 30 May.
0 BOURNE FINE ART-l Dundas Street. 557 4050. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm: Sat lllam—lpm.
John B. Soutar Until Sat 16 May. See also Open Eye Gallery. Edinburgh. 0 CALTON GALLERY l0 Royal Terrace. 556 1010. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm: Sat 10am— 1 pm.
Spring Exhibition Until summer. An exhibition of paintings. watercolours and bronzes ( 1700-19-10) from Britain and Europe. Early 19th century Scottish landscape painters are particularly well represented — including Alexander and Patrick Nasrnyth — as are 19th and early 2()th century ‘Animalier‘ bronzes.
0 CENTRAL LIBRARY George IV Bridge. 225 558-1. Mon—Fri 9am—9pm. Sat 9am— 1 pm.
Pursuit of Perfection Until 2 May. (Edinburgh Room) Mounted in conjunction with the (‘AC and coinciding with their Mackintosh exhibition. Photographic display of Mackintosh design.
Esperanto Until Mon 1 June. 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. 225 242-1 ext 6650. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Licensed cafe. [1)] Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Pursuit of Perfection L'ntil Sat 2 May. Using examples of furniture together with photographs this 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'l'om (‘onti Entitled Dreams and Reflections it was written by Alastair Moffat and will be broadcast on Scottish Television later this year.
See also (‘entral Library. Edinburgh.
Bill Tidy— Drawings Until Wed 13 May. In the first drawing Tidy appears as a little balding head with glasses peering out from the crowd. 'I‘ypically. he is surrounded by the wonderful and colourful — a bishop stands beside the executioner. a cowboy beside a sheik and a farmer beside a polar bear. From then on the exhibition opens up the rest of the world to Tidy‘s cartoons. Since the Sixties he has been taking pokes in the pages of l’um‘lt. Private Eye. the Daily Mirror with series and one-offsquints at commerce.
42 The List 1 — 14 May