ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
o ROYAL COMMONWEALTH POOL Dalkeith Road.
Photographs and Children’s Painting Mon 1—Sat 13June. Entries from the Spring Fling Competition.
0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. 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.
a 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.
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.
Selected Works from the Collection of HRH The Prince Philip Until Sat 20 June. £1 (50p). Mon—Fri 10am—5pm (note: different times from above). 0 THE SCOTTISH ARTISTS SHOP
8 Howard Street. 556 6337. Mon—Sat 10am—4pm. Sun 2—4pm.
O 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 Until Wed 24 June. The Comment Series by Ian Fleming UNtil Wed 24 June. Started in 1977. this series etches social comment. Undercurre’nts Until 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.
New Directions Until Wed 24 June. Decorated ceramics by Julian King Salter and John Maltby. wood — a
bowl of burr elm lovingly shaped — by
Mike Scott and Simon Fraser‘s sculptural jewellery. John Gardiner Crawford Mon 29 June—Sat 1 Aug. New paintings. Dawn Matthews Mon 29 June—Sat 1 Aug. Coloured etchings.
0 THE SCOTTISH MINING MUSEUM Lady Victoria Colliery. Newtongrange. Midlothian. 663 7519. Tue—Fri 10am—4.30pm; Sat/Sun Noon—5pm: Thurs late opening 6.30—8pm.
Striking Women - Communities and Coal Until Wed 1 July. Photographs commissioned by the London Photographers‘ Gallery to document the changing role of women during the recent miners' strike. The work of four women artists is included. 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.
Asian Voices Fri 5—Sat 13 June.
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Balla: The Futurist. Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
The Futurists were in a near-revolutionary mood when they published their Manitesto in Le Figaro in 1909. With all the vehemence available to the tanatic they sought to tear down the past with its ‘letid cancer' 01 backward looking professors and archeologists, and in its place celebrate speed, aggression and war.
However repellent its ideals. the movement had, in its rock-solid conviction a persuasive, almost compelling torce.
After a more orthodox and representational — in style —start, Giacomo Balla’s work became alligned with this Italian movement in the early 19008. Technological power was becoming a real torce in the world and the rejection of the contemplative, static mode of seeing characterises his
Books. magazines and tapes by the Asian peoples. Part of Spring Fling. O SHORE GALLERY 59 Bernard Street. Leith. Mon—Fri 11am—4pm. Through a Glass Brightly Until Fri 19 June. Windows. reflections and window-sills by artists like Jan Struther. Jane Soeder and Sir Robin Philipson. This window-gazing exhibition is sponsored by C. R. Smith.
0 STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557 l1-10.Tue—Sat.noon—6pm.
New Light-The Scottish Open Show Until Sat 13June. New Light covers a lot ofground. Professional photographers mix with community groups. The guts ofan abattoir spill out opposite an ice-bound castle ruin. There are large colour prints and small rheumy polaroids. Invited by Stills. this diversity was selected from 140 applications by Brian Griffin. one of Britain's leading
work in this exhibition.
He extracts the idea of speed lrom its originating source and sets out to paint its sensation. It is experienced in his pictures as a multiplicity ol planes, line and colour which rush from a central point or oscillate over the picture with the regularity 01 an electronic heart monitor. His picture Mutilated Trees looks mangled as though caught in the slipstream of an era revolutionised by technological power.
Later Balla extends his pictorial expression irom a description of light and movement, as in Force Line at a Caproni Aeroplane, 1915, to abstract concepts. Pessimism and Optimism 1923 is much less successlul than his earlierwork, but there is a highly attractive quality about his style oi expressive energy which would admit to neither hesitancy or inertia. (Sally Kinnes)
professional photographers. Part of Spring Fling.
Women Photographers in Britain 1900—1950 Because of the size of this exhibition it will be shown in two parts — Part 1 Sat 20 June—Sat 4 July; Part 2 Thurs 9—Sat 25 July. Beginning with aristocratic amateurs ofthe 19th centurylikeJulyia . Margaret Cameron. this exhibition traces the work ofwomen to documentary and pictorialist. Family portraits of Vanessa Bell. photos at the Front during the First World War and the stylish theatrical work of Madame Yevone are included in this important exhibition which wraps photography round a fascinating social history.
0 TALBOT RICE ART CENTRE ()ld College. University of Edinburgh. 667 1011 ext 4308. Mon—Sat. 10am—5pm.
Everywhere Oblique Until Sat 13
June. A new exhibition by Conrad Atkinson. How do we explain Page 3 as a normal reflection of human sexuality and desire. asks Atkinson? Are the worlds ofthe media. polities. 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 tts ‘how it is‘.
O THEATRE WORKSHOP 3-1 Hamilton Place. 225 7942. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.
Exhibition not finalised at time of publication.
0 TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Du ndas Street. 556 6366. Mon—Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 10.30am—4pm.
Ken Lochhead Until Sat 20 June. Recent watercolours.
Josephine Graham 22 June—1 1 July. Paintings and drawings.
0 369 GALLERY 209 Cowgate. 225 3013. Mon—Sat noon—5.30pm. Caroline McNairn Until Sat 27 June. McNairn has been connected with 369 for some time. but this is her first solo sho vat the (‘owgate premises. 0 WARE UN EARTH 15 Howe Street. 5513 1270. Mon—Sat 10am—630pm; Sundays by appointment.
Gabrielle Ritkind - Happy Shapes Mon Until Sat 20June. 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.
0 WASPS STUDIOS Patriothall. Stockbridge. Phone 041 552 0564 for information.
Exhibition Last week four floors of studios and an exhibition by the artists working in them. were officially opened. [it the last 18 months. 35 artists have been working in the Old Bakery building. The range of work is wide — from Phil Braham's silvery oils to designer dressmaking (lots ofwedding photos) by Caroline Scott.
EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART
DRAWING AND PAINTING
at the Edinburgh College ()I An, Laurrston Place I3th-201h June 1987 Monday-Thursday loam-8 .30er Friday 10 am - 5 pm Saturday 10 am 17 noon
SCHOOL OF DESIGN AND CRAFTS
at City Art Centre. Market Street 12th - 200i June 198 7 Maxim - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm (closed Sunday 14th)
at City An Centre. Market Street 24m - 2 7th Junt- 1987 Monday - Saturday 10 am 5 30 pm
DEPARTMENT OF [ANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
at The Old Herbanum. Royal Botanic Garden. lnverIeith Row 2151- 24th June 1987 . Sunday 2 - 5 pr“. Monday - Wednesday 10 am - 5 pm
Fruitmarket Gallery. Market Street.
Fri 19 June 3pm. 7pm, 9pm Tickets available
Fashion Department Edinburgh College ofArt,
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