ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
TSWA SD Until end summer. As part ofTelevision South West's nationwide arts project. Kate Whiteford has made a giant picture of marble ﬂat out on Calton Hill. See also Springburn Museum of George Wyllie's Straw Locomotive. the Glasgow installation.
0 GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Rest. [D] Guided Tours On the first Wednesday ofevery month. at 2.30pm (free) a member ofthe curatorial staffwill lead a tour of the gallery (approx three quarters ofan hour).
0 GATEWAY EXCHANGE 2-4 Abbeymount, 661 0982. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. The Gateway Gallery will be closed until 22 June due to renovations. 0 GLADSTONE'S LAND GALLERY Lawnmarket. Mon—Sat 10am—4.30pm; Sun 2—4.30pm. ' Paintings by George and Margaret McGavin Pottery by Susan Senior and Wood Carvings by Joe McTaggart. Mon l-Sun 21 June. 0 GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 15 Scotland Street. 556 6020. Tue—Fri 1—6pm; Sat l0am—lpm. Kate Whitetord — Contour Shadows, Shadow Contours Until Sat 20 June. Also showing work on Calton Hill (see Fruitmarket Gallery) Whiteford's charcoal drawings here are more intimate ‘layering history and culture.‘ 0 HANOVER FINE ART 104 Hanover Street. 225 2450. Mon—Fri l0am—5.30pm: Sat 10am—1pm. Landscapes of Scotland and Calitornia Until Tue 23 June. First showing in Scotland ofSylvia Arnstein‘s work from California. She is joined by Roberta Merilees— watercolours and pastels. 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 JOHN NELSON 22-24 Victoria Street. 225 4413. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Modern Athens Early 19th-century Edinburgh. the ‘Athens of the North’. is illustrated through prints. 0 MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street. 226 4151. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. Sat 10am-1pm. General exhibition of Scottish Painting. 0 MERCURY GALLERY 2/3 North Bank Street. 225 3200. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm. Sat 10am—1 .00pm. Barry Hurst Until Sun 21 June. First one-man show for this lecturer from the North ofEngland. 0 NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm. Sun 2—5pm. Continental Watercolours Until Mon 27 July.
Talbot nice Arts Centre and French Institute, Edinburgh
The American-born Goetz had early ambitions to be an electrical engineer but changed his mind, moved to Paris and decided to become a painter instead.
Atthetime, inthe1930s, the vogue was tor surrealism and both painters and poets gave themselves over to the supremacy of the unconscious and dreams.
From the ouset, Goetz was as much attracted to the mechanics ol painting as he was to its philosophy. Perhaps it is tor this reason that he shows such a strong a systematic approach to composition and a willingness to experiment with technique. He was also more drawn to abstract painting than to the surrealists’ critical and ominous re-appraisal ol the objective world.
Pictorial space has been radically changed. The inlinite horizons ol the 19th century are no longer appropriate, nor is the soliditied space investigated by the Cubists. Goetz, highly articulate with both rhythm and colour, uses a deliberately shallow space which emphasises breadth. Freed lrom
0 NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George 1V Bridge. 226 4531. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am—1pm.
lt cam wi' a lass-The Stuarts in Literature, Legend and the Arts Until Thurs 3 Sept. The first main exhibition to come onstream in this 400th anniversary year of Mary. Queen ofScots' execution. The star of this show has been brought in from Vienna — a magnificent James IV Book off/ours. though it will undoubtedly be overshadowed by the dramatic appeal ofa letter written by Mary to her brother-in- law. Henri 111 of France. at 2 o‘clock on the morning ofher execution. Centring on the queen. the exhibition will also show the impact of the Stuarts on artists through the centuries — court poems made for Mary during her lifetime contrast with those written in this century by poets like Hugh MacDiarmid and Alan Bold.
O NETHERBOW 43 High Street. 556 9579.
A Celebration at Moray Until Sat 30 May. Artist from Moray gather their work together at the Netherbow. Adult Paintings Wed 3—Sat 13 June. Entries and prizewinners from the Spring Fling Competition.
0 OPEN EYE GALLERY 57 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. [D] Reinhard Behrens Paintings: Frank Pottioger— Ceramic Sculpture; Anne Christie — Watercolours. Until Thurs 4June.
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.
0 PORTOBELLO SWIMMING CENTRE CAFE Bellfield Street. Portobello.
weight or mass his unanchored shapes exist in prolile only, like shapes which have just lloated to the top ol consciousness. They are all in a busy state of flux, anxious to move on and known only in passing.
In the well illustrated catalogue which accompanies the exhibition Goetz describes his lite and well-known contemporaries. Gertrude Stein is remembered as ‘highly
Scottish Women Scientists Sat 30 may—Fri 5 June. Organised by the Edinburgh Women‘s Science Forum. this exhibition looks at the contribution ofwomen past and present to Science.
0 PRESCOTE GALLERY 369 High Street. 225 2652. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.
Studio Glass Until Sat 30 May. Annette Meech. David Taylor. Chris Williams and work from the Glasshouse.
o PRINTMAKERS' WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street. 557 2479. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
See What I Mean Sat 30 may—Sat 27 June. Poets join printmakers in this exhibition which began with an all-day conference at the workshop. The writers and artists themselves have chosen the work to be exhibited. A ‘Downstairs‘ show. Thoughts Abroad lrom Home — Tim Cockburn Colourful and exotic screenprints inspired by India. Sri Lanka and Italy. Cockburn is currently working at the workshop. An ‘Upstairs‘ exhibition.
Printing Courses Sat 27 and Sun 28 June (£20). Etching. Lithography and Screenprinting courses over a weekend 10am—5pm. Places are limited so you are advised to book early. Contact the Workshop for details.
0 OUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street. 668 3456. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm and concert evenings (ticket holders only).
0 RIAS GALLERY 15 Rutland Square. 229 7205. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm. RIAS Dunedin Awards and Prizes Until Fri 5 June. A newly-established venture to promote architecture in Scotland. Winning entries will be shown.
0 ROYAL BOTANlC GARDEN lnverleith
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pretentious‘ and the white-haired Brancusi as looking like God, working irascibly in his all-white studio. Picasso, a lifelong lriend, seemed to never cease working and once whilst with him on the beach appropriated Goetz’ abandoned socks as sculpture, leverishly lilling them with wet sand and modelling them till they tell apart. (Sally Kinnes)
House. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm: Sun 1 1am—5pm. Lilian Snelling’s Rhododendrons Until Sun 27 Sept. Many ofSnelling’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 01 Scotland Until Sun 27 Sept. In the upstairs gallery of lnverleith House. l)r Brinsely Burbidge. formerly ofthe Botanic Garden staff. documents in full-blown colour the great gardens ofScotland. 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 ofa Victorian herbaceous border. 0 ROYAL COMMONWEALTH POOL Dalkeith Road. Photographs and Children's Painting Mon l—Sat 13June. Entries from the Spring Fling Competition. 0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 753-1. 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. 0 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. J The List 29 May— 11 June 39