ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
Stills Gallery, Edinburgh
‘New Light’ covers a lot oi ground. Prolessional photographers mix with community groups. The guts oi an abattoir spill out opposite an ice-bound castle ruin. There are large colour prints and small rheumy polaroids.
‘Stills’ invited this diversity. Photographers and groups were asked to submit recent work lor selection by Brian Grillin, a photographerwell known lor his published work— Observer to Harper’s And Queen — and exhibitions.
Out ol 140 hopeluls, 19 were chosen. Some, like Andy Wiener’s ‘A Rake’s progress' stand out immediately. This narrative series, lollowing the satiric vein ol Hogarth's work ol the same name, brings Bedlam close to home. Wiener's own lace masks those at his models, telling a grotesque story ol marriage. The smile they put on your lace is a wry one.
John Chater, also art college trained, lights upon a less subtle reality, but one which most people chose to ignore. The muzzle ol a gun presses into the lorehead ol a trapped bullock and another, now dead, hangs twisted in chains. Those who believe there is no pain or inhumanity in modern larming and slaughtering methods must surely be moved to reconsider by the sight ol the piglet screaming in the
arms ol a white-coat.
Oladele Bangboye, a sell-taught photographer who works as a sales assistant, pictures load more passively in black and white. A crying onion sheds a sensuous skin. There is even beauty in a picked-over lowl.
Brian Montgomery’s shots ol three nuns and two telehpne boxes well describe the attractions at instant photography, while Patricia
Macdonald’s aerial landscapes show detailed colour landscapes composed almost in abstract.
There is interest and lascination throughout this exhibition and also the message that creative photography can be explored lrom many levels. The Currie Adult Evening Class showing a portrait of portraits have the enjoyment ol the medium written across their laces. (Alice Bain)
Annual Exhibition Until Sun 5 July. Work by members. associate members and selected work from members ofthe public. including sculpture. architectural drawings and paintings.
0 THE SCOTTISH ARTISTS SHOP
8 Howard Street. 556 6337. Mon—Sat l0am—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 10am—5.30pm.
A permanent showcase for the crafts ofScotland.
0 THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street. 225 5955. Mon—Fri 9am—5.30pm. Sat 9.30am—1pm. William Littyer— Scottish Landscapes in Watercolour Mon 1—ch 24 June. The Comment Series by Ian Fleming
Mon 1—Wed 24 June. Started in 1977. this series etches social comment.
Undercurrents Mon l—Wed 24 June. Recent paitings by Crawfurd Adamson. His first one-man show in Scotland. Adamson was born in Edinburgh in 1953 and worked in France.
0 THE SCOTTISH MINING MUSEUM Lady Victoria Colliery. Newtongrange. Midlothian. 663 7519. Tue—Fri l0am—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 THE SCOTTISH POETRY LIBRARY Tweeddale Court. High Street. Mon—Sat Noon—6pm.
SMITH BIENNIAI. EX 2
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Submission is invited of work in any medium by any artist living in Scotland. Exhibition of selected work - 17th September to 18th October 1982
Full details and entry lorms from the Smith Art Gallery and Museum. Dumbarton Road, Stirling. FK8 290. lel: 0786 7l912
rum FORMS MUST BE RETURNED BY 5th AUGUST 1987.
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Asian Voices Fri 5—Sat 13 June. Books. magazines and tapes by the Asian peoples. Part ofSpring Fling.
0 STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557 1 140. Tue-Sat. noon—6pm. New Light—The Scottish Open Show Until 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. See panel. Part ofSpring Fling. O TALBOT RICE ART CENTRE Old College. University of Edinburgh. 667 1011 ext 4308. Mon—Sat. 1()am—5pm. Everywhere Oblique Until 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'. See panel. 0 THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 225 7942. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Exhibition not finalised at time of publication.
O THOMAS MORTON HALL Leith Halls. Ferry Road.
Memories and Things May be viewed during Tea Dances. See Spring Fling Diary. A collection ofphotos from the Calton and Pentland Community Centres. Part ofSpring Fling.
O TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon-Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 10.30am—4pm.
Ken Lochhead 8—20 June. Recents watercolours.
Josephine Graham 22 June-1 1 July. Paintings and drawings.
0 359 GALLERY 209 C owgate. 225 3013. Mon—Sat noon—5.30pm. Caroline McNairn Mon 8—Sat 27 June. New work by this Edinburgh artist. Large pastels and canvases.
O WARE ON EARTH 15 Howe Street, 558 1276. Mon—Sat 10am—6.30pm; Sundays by appointment.
Gabrielle Rilkind - Happy Shapes Mon Until Sat 20 June. An exhibition of ceramics. 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 EAST FORTUNE MUSEUM OF FLIGHT North Berwick. East Lothian. Daily 10am—5pm. Until 31 August.
Just Opened on a former RAF wartime airfield, this open air museum (during summer only) has over 30 aircraft including a 1930 de Havilland Puss Moth. a Submarine Spitfire and a Vulcan Bomber. Contact Royal Museum ofScotland. Chambers Street for further details. 0 MCLEAN MUSEUM 8t ART GALLERY Union Street. Greenock. 0475 23741. Mon—Sat 10am—12noon and 1—5pm.
New Work by Alan Watson Until Sat 6 June. Identifying with his own ancestry and the East Neuk of Fife, Watson paints lively pictures of fishermen at sea. Colours are sharp and the boldness ofstyle reﬂects the subject matter.
0 SMITH GALLERY AND MUSEUM Dumbarton Road. Stirling ()786 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. Ian 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 of Art. Dundee. The evening is organised by Central Arts, a recently formed arts group for the Central Region.
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