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OUTSIDE THE CITIES
This section lists exhibitions of special note held outside Glasgow and Edinburgh. Galleries should contact Alice Bain with information 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 llavilland Puss Moth. a Submarine Spitfire and a Vulcan Bomber. (‘ontact Royal Museum ofScotland. (‘hambers Street for further details. 0 SEAGATE GALLERY 36—40 Seagate. Dundee. 0382 2633].
Gwen Hardie Until Tue 23 June. The Fruitmarket Gallery exhibition moves to Seagate. Large symbolic figures now dominate Hardie‘s canvas. Built tip ofearthy paint. literally by hand. they go back to the beginning of life when movement and physical awareness is in harmony. This Scottish artist now lives in Berlin. where she has studied under Baselitz of upside-down figure
369 Gallery, Edinburgh Caroline McNairn’s recent work currently on show at 369, Edinburgh, would have been at home during the Edinburgh Festival. The flavour is international. The Earth Road Bridge doubles as the Golden Gate and skyscrapers sit behind the Scott Monument. Though these urban landmarks may in themselves be recognisable they have been uprooted from their natural habitat and placed in a flat landscape cut with pattern and recurring shapes which suggest roads and rivers going nowhere, trees, palettes and flowers.
Figures take their place in these urban scenes with as little identity. Faceless, they are built in as objects, sometimes black, but no more sinister
fame. Painting and drawing workshops have been organised throughout the exhibition. Contact venue for details.
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 byv5 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 ofits kind in Scotland. 1985's winner of the first prize. Ian McCulloch. has had four one-man shows since.
0 Scottish Agricultural Museum Ingliston. near Edinburgh. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat noon—5pm; Closed Sun. Phone 225 7534 for information.
Just opened for the season with a new display of country life during Burns‘
for it. Acid pink and blue dominate with black. The combination is decorative and well-suited to the 369 grey walls.
A series of large pastels ‘Is Sight of the Country’ carries McNairn’s style more coherently than the oils next door. A large anonymous figure stands to one side oi each painting, completely detached from the window of the landscape which makes up the rest. In pastel the drawing is swift and deliberate. Without changing her technigue to accommodate the viscosity of oil, the paintings have a rough and ready appearance which irritates.
These flat journeys have a cold touch, appealing but without feeling. (Alice Baln)
38The List 12—25 June