' ART & EXHIBIT-IONS MST
O FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street. 225 2383. Tue—Sat li)am—5.3(1pm. Closed Mon. Licensed cafe. TSWA 30: Calton Hill Sculpture 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. Unfortunately it costs 45p a time to see the sculpture at its best and a climb up Nelson‘s column. Dan Graham Sat 27 June—Sun 26July. An American video artist is set to make the Fruitmarket into a rather unusual viewing gallery. There will be soft seats and cushions to make everyone very comfortble and glass and mirrors to make it like the shop window or display — all the comforts of home. The question is what or who is the exhibit. Videos to watch include Dan Graham in serious interview with philosopher Michel Foucault. and Andy Warhol as he appeared in an episode of the American TV series Love Boat. Try it for lunch. John Chamberlain Sat 27 June—Sun 26 July. Crushed cars visit the Fruitmarket again (remember Bill Woodrow‘s wonderful twists) this time including TONKS which are reputedly made from children‘s Tonka toys. Chamberlain is an early raker of rubbish and friend of Diana Ross (there are pictures to prove it!). 0 GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon-Sat 1(lam—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Rest. [D] Balla—The Futurist Until Sun 19July. First major showing ofthis Italian Futurist ( 1871-1958). Sixty-two works trace his career. 0 GATEWAY EXCHANGE 2-4 Abbeymount. 661 (1982. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Alterations in the Gallery will be completed in time for the Festival show. 0 HM GENERAL REGISTER HOUSE Princes Street. 556 6585. Mon—Fri lflam—me. 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. ()ther original documents describe the sorry plight of the Jacobite exiles and develop themes of economic. religious and cultural relations. The Queen and the Scots Throughout the summer. The real world of 16th-century Scotland. 0 JOHN NELSON 22-24 Victoria Street. 225 4-113. Mon—Sat lilam—5pm. Modern Athens Early 19th-century Edinburgh. the ‘Athens ofthe North'. is illustrated through prints.
0 MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street. 226-1151. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. Sat lllam-lpm. General exhibition of Scottish Painting.
0 MERCURY GALLERY 23 North Bank Street. 225 32(1fl.Mon—Fri Nam-5.30pm. Sat lilam—l .fl()pm. Drawings by Scottish Printmakers Until Sat 25 July. A mixed exhibition.
e MORAY HOUSE GALLERY Mon—Fri 10am-5pm; Sat 10am-4pm.
Flying Colours Admission £1. Sat 4-Thurs 3(1Ju1y. A large exhibition ofquilts. hangings. banners and embroidery drawn from museums and private collections in Britain. Sudan. Chile and Soweto.
0 NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 1(1am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Continental Watercolours Until Mon 27 July. The likes ofTurner‘s watercolours have made such an impact on the medium in this country. it would be easy to forget that its use was important in other parts of Europe. This exhibition brings to light from the stores ofthe National Gallery. a selection of watercolours by artists like Rubens. Delacroix and a translucent stained glass design from the Niirnberg school.
0 NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George IV Bridge. 226 4531. Mon—Fri 9.3(1am—5pm; Sat 9.30am—lpm.
It 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 of Scots‘ execution. The star of this show has been brought in from Vienna — a magnificent James IV Book ()fHours. though it will undoubtedly be overshadowed by
the dramatic appeal of a letter written by Mary to her brother-in- law. Henri III of France. at 2 o‘clock on the morning of her 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.
Vibrations Wed 1—Fri3f1July. Oils and pastels by Mike Coutts and landscape photographs by Roger Lee.
A Portrait of Moray in Oils and Watercolours continues.
0 ODDFELLOWS HALL Forrest Road (opp Sandy Bell's). Pub opening hours.
Arts Against the Wall 6—18July. Exhibition of Prints. Painting and Collage by Oisin Peters and Donald White.
0 OPEN EYE 75 Cumberland Street. 557 1020.
Moira Beaty— Paintings and Judith Gilmour— Ceramics. Sat 27 June—Thurs16July.
O PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat IOam-5pm. Sun 2-5pm.
The great Scots ofthe past and
present are collected here in a gallery
of faces and figures.
_ CALL OF THE WILD
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City Art Gallery, Edinburgh
As with a mystery, this exhibition by Tony Foster has to be studied before it unfolds itself. At first fragmentary, each work later seems multi-faceted. As iactual as a naturalist‘s notebook, each frame holds a collection of observations and objects brought back from the natural world — in this case, the wilderness of the Sierra Nevada on the West Coast of California.
Much of this exhibition's appeal lies in looking at travellers‘ curiosities — bark from redwoods in high mountain passes we‘ll nevervisit. Its beauty rests in formal qualities of design and control of tone. Each work is a unique arrangement where delicate colours in sketches match in tone the colours of leaves, seeds and rocks included in the design. Some individual pictures are sketchy but they testify to the difficult conditions in which Tony Foster was
44 The List 26 June—— 9 July
Tony Foster has company on his trekacross the 225-mile trail in the High Sierras.
painting —one picture having written on it ‘Hailstones fell on this.’
The artist has a strong feeling for time and place. His sketches are dated with details of the journey they were painted on. He paints the same place at dawn, then at dusk. With two similar expeditions behind him, Tony Foster, this time, followed in the footsteps of the Scottish conservationist John Muir who founded National Parks in the USA. Foster's visual record of his relationship with the wilderness on a 225-mile journey through the High Sierra proves its value as a human resource. His skies are wonderful to see and through intimate sketches of wayside flowers or a particular bird or fish seen en route, the call of the wild comes closer. (Maureen Sangster)
O PRESCOTE GALLERY 369 High Street, 225 2652. Mon—Sat 1(1am—5pm.
Studio Class Until end July. Annette Mecch. David Taylor. Chris Williams and work from the Glasshouse.
Contemporary British Design Until end July.
0 PRINTMAKERS' WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street. 557 2479. Mon—Sat 1(1am—6pm.
See Whatl Mean Until 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 ‘Downs‘tairs‘ show. Thoughts Abroad from Home —Tim Cockburn Colourful and exotic screenprints inspired by India. Sri Lanka and Italy. Cockburn is currently working at the workshop. An ‘Upstairs‘ exhibition. PersistentVisions3July—1 Aug. Prints. drawings and paintings by June Carey. A fantasy realm peopled by masked figures and dolls. 0 ROSS THEATRE Princes Street Gardens.
Sudden Sway Fri 26 June at 6pm and Sat 27 June at 1 and 6pm. This group of artists presents music on stage as an exhibit. A ‘Peep Show‘ takes the central position. around which various kiosks advertise modern life. Promoted by Rough Trade Records. it all sounds quite bizarre.
0 ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN lnverleith House. Mon—Sat 1(1am—5pm; Sun
Lilian Snelling's Rhododendrons Until Sun 27 Sept. From 1916—21 Snelling was based at the Garden and drew the mounting collection of l-Iimalayan rhododendrons which today includes over 4110 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 of Scotland L'ntil Sun 27 Sept. In the upstairs gallery of lnverleith House. Dr Brinsely Burbidge. formerly of the 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 of a Victorian herbaceous border. Flower Stamps L'ntil Sun 2 Aug. Some of the original work submitted by artists for the latest floral stamps. Alfred Lammer’s stunning plant portraits which were used earlier this year will be included. Art Competition for Kids Mon 6—Fri 31 July. Children are asked to design their own floral stamp. Entry forms available at lnverleith House “lam—4.30pm. The Scottish Post Office are donating prizes.
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 ()pen section). Contact the information desk for details.