ART 81 EXHIBITIONS LIST
0 OUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street, 668 3456. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm and concert evenings (ticket holders only).
The Triumph oi the Bourgeosie -Talk Thurs 21 May at 8pm. £5 (£3). An illustrated talk by Douglas Hall on paintings between 1840 and 1940 with music evoking the period performed by an ensemble led by Leonard Friedman.
0 RIAS GALLERY 15 Rutland Square, 229 7205. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm. Watercolours by George Keith Until Fri 22 May. An exhibition by a RIAS member.
BIAS Dunedin Awards and Prizes Mon 25 May—Fri 5 June. A newly-established venture to promote architecture in Scotland. Winning entries will be shown.
0 ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN Inverleith House. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun
Liliam Snelling’s Rhododendrons Until Sun 27 Sept. Many of Snelling‘s subjects are coming into full bloom outside the gallery. From 1916—21 she was based at the Garden and drew the mounting collection of Himalayan rhododendrons which today includes over 400 species. The 25 watercolour studies show the range of her work — from the detail of a stamen, as furry as a bumble bee, to a branch of leaves and waxy ﬂowers, only partly coloured,
leaving her fine line drawing exposed.
Gardens at Scotland Until Sun 27 Sept. In the upstairs gallery of Inverleith House, Dr Brinsely Burbidge. formerly ofthe Botanic Garden staff, documents in full-blown colour the great gardens of Scotland. It is an idyllic view with not a tourist in sight, and gives a glossy idea of the beauty and calm of a 17th-century parterre or the glory of a Victorian herbaceous border.
0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street, 225 7534. Mon—Sat l0am—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.
0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Queen Street, 556 8921. Mon—Sat IOam—Spm. 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.
Annual Exhibition Until Sun 5 July. Work by members. associate members and selected work from members of the public, including sculpture, architectural drawings and paintings.
0 THE SCOTTISH ARTISTS SHOP
8 Howard Street. 556 6337. Mon—Sat 10am—4pm. Sun 2—4pm.
Nigel Mclsaac Until Sat 30 May. Town and country. still life. paintings and drawings.
0 SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE 140 Canongate. 556 8136. Mon—Sat
A permanent showcase for the crafts of Scotland.
0 THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street, 225 5955. Mon—Fri 9am—5.30pm. Sat 9.30am—1pm.
369 Gallery, Edinburgh
David Cook paints in hot colours. Even green and blue have a slightly molten look. Expressionist is his style with large heads, waving trees and staring eyes. But angst has been pared down to a minimum. The paintings are liberal with the oils, energetic but not disturbing.
Whilst Cook works hard to iind a flowing way with his medium, in some paintings he only makes it hail way. The sky in Two Poplars and Tree oi Lite
‘ . '1‘, _ 1.7 ‘ \i _ if. is clumsy and the two large portraits lack any real power. Colour, too, can get In his way. The naked red body in ‘Found Myseli In A Field’ stands apart lrom a wonderiul background of trees and what looks like classical building. It is were only possible to peel the iigure oil to reveal a complete landscape.
In ‘Sacriiice' there is less spatial limbo. Here the red figure, in identifying more closely to the rest oi the composition, has more impact. (Alice Bain)
Gallery closed Monday 4 and 18 May.
Robert Leishman - Dreamscapes Until Wed 27 May. Born in 1916. Leishman has had many one-man shows throughout Scotland.
Marjorie Lucas— Silk Drawings Until Wed 27 May. Castle and butterﬂies - a delicate match to Leishman’s dreamy, floating still lifes.
Suriace and Texture Until Wed 27 May. New ceramics by Sebastian Blackie and Gabriele Koch and metalwork by Graham Crimmons.
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 STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557 1140. Tue—Sat, noon—6pm.
New Light-The Scottish Open Show Sat 16 May—Sat 13 June. Timed to coincide with ‘Spring Fling’ this group show has been chosen from the response to an invitation from Stills Gallery for work from Scottish and Scottish-based photographers. 140 applications and 800 images were received. 19 photographers and
groups were chosen by Brian Griffin, one of Britain’s leading professional photographers, and a group from Stills Gallery. Styles and subject matter vary and the photgraphers come from widely differing backgrounds and experience.
0 TALBOT RICE ART CENTRE Old College, University of Edinburgh, 667 101 1 ext 4308. Mon—Sat, 10am—5pm.
Everywhere Oblique Sat 16 May—Sat
13 June. A new exhibition by Conrad Atkinson. How de we explain Page 3 as a normal reflection of human sexuality and desire, asks Atkinson? Are the worlds of the media. politics, ethnics, power. history just swirling around us making as much sense as Disneyland? Atkinson’s painted texts and drawings and foot mats take a look and show us ‘how it is‘.
0 THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place, 225 7942. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.
WASPS Exhibition Until end May. Workshops and Artist Studio Provisions, Scotland (WASPS) is a charitable organisation aided by the SAC to offer artists and others working creatively a low-rent studio space, which is allotted by application, not merit. The exhibition illustrates how the space is being used by showing a wide range ofworlt by the studios artists.
O TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon—Fri 11am_—6pm; Sat 10.30am—4pm.
O 369 GALLERY 209 Cowgate, 225 3013. Mon—Sat noon—5.30pm. David Cook Until Sat 23 May. Recent figurative paintings. See panel.
A Time iorAngels Until Sat 23 May. Sculpture by Elaine Wilson. Cherubic looks are pressed out of grey papier mache. The painted versions have more charm.
o WARE ON EARTH 15 Howe Street, 558 1276. Mon—Sat mam—6.30pm; Sundays by appointment.
Gabrielle Riikind — Happy Shapes Mon 25 May—Sat 20June. An exhibition ofceramics. textiles and drawings. Gabrielle is an Art Therapist. a vocation she came to after some years as a Probation Officer. This is work from her own studio.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
This section lists special exhibitions held outside Glasgow and Edinburgh. Galleries should contact Alice Bain with inlormation at least two weeks in advance.
0 CRAWFORD CENTRE FOR THE ARTS 93 North Street, St Andrews. Fife (0334) 76161 ext 591. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
As An Fhearann/From the Land Until Mon 25 May. A century of images from the Scottish highlands.
0 PIER ARTS CENTRE Stromness, Orkney.
Allred Wallis, ChristopherWOod, Ben Nicholson Until Sat 30 May. These three artists first met in St Ives in 1928. the former being a resident of the Cornish fishing village and a naive artist and the latter pair visiting artists. This touring exhibition of about 50 works, organised by the Scottish Arts Council, brings their work together for comparison. Its debut showing could not be more appropriately arranged than in this Stromness gallery. where a substantial collection of their work is already held and whose close community has a similar regard for sea and land. The tour continues to Aberdeen. Stirling and Cambridge, endingin October.
0 SMITH GALLERY AND MUSEUM Dumbarton Road, Stirling 0786 71917.
Smith Biennial Exhibition 1987 The Smith have announced the closing date for entries for their biennial competition show. Artists are asked to have entry forms returned by 5 August. The selected work will be shown from 17 Sept to 18 Oct. Work in any medium will be accepted. Entry forms are available from the above address. £6000 in prize money is being offered this year, making this the biggest competition of its kind in Scotland. 1985‘s winner of the first prize, lan McCulloch, has had four one-man shows since. Art Video Event Wed 27 May at 7.30pm. £1.50. Work by video artists are being presented by Stephen Partridge. Lecturer in Video and Computer Graphics at Duncan of Jordanstone College ofArt. Dundee. The evening is organised by Central Arts, a recently formed arts group for the Central Region.
46 The List 15— 28 May