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0 Art is listed by city tirst then byvenue. running in alphabetical order. Please send details to Alice Bain not later than 10 days belore publication date.


Listings include all Festival exhibitions, which are tree, unless admission charges are specltled.

O AOAM HOUSE 5 Chambers Street 225 3744 Mon—Sat 10am—6.30pm. Festival Book Fair NOT the Book Festival currently activating Charlotte Square. This one is run by the Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association and shows thousands of antiquarian and secondhand books from all over Britain. Cheapies at £1 and rarities at too much to mention.

0 ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street Box Office 226 2427/8. All exhibitions are open daily from Noon—Midnight Fri 7—Sat 29 Aug unless otherwise specified. Dazzle The cases of contemporary jewellery return to the Festival this year with the work of fifty top British designers. 1000 pieces will be for sale from £5 - £150. Treat yourself to excellent value and quality.

Rebekah Peterson - Rand-Painted Designs Noon-10pm. Jewellery and decorative pieces painted in festival spirit.

Colin Baxter Books of the postcards and prints of the photographs - Baxter has created a misty image of Scotland which fills the shops with spinner—stands. Here his success story comes together for the festival.

Allerthe Fall Original souvenirs of the Festival two local artists turn their talent into T—shirts.

Contemporary Scottish Painting trom the 369 Gallery Another Scottish exhibition which shows new talent. See also Gallery of Modern Art and 369.

John Talrawere Until Sat 22 Aug. Work by this renowned sculptor from Zimbabwe who describes his work as ‘undressing the stone‘.

0 BACKROOM GALLERY Underneath the Arches, 42 London Street, 556 8329. Mon-Sat 10am—S.30pm.

New Work Exhibition Until Fri 21 Aug. This Festival exhibition is divided into two parts, firstly showing painters, then (23

Aug—l3 Sept) designers. As with many other Festival exhibitions this year, notably at the Gallery of Modern Art and the 369, the exhibition focusses on young Scottish artists. The five painters in the first show are: Paul Furneaux. Zoe Telford, Lyn Youngson, Malcolm] . Cheape and Joseph Davie.

O BLUE PARROT 49 St Stephen Street. Tue—Sat 10am-3pm and 7—11pm; Sun 11am—3pm.

The Blue Parrot well—known lunch haunt in Stockbridge is now open in the evenings and has begun exhibiting the work of Edinburgh artists.

Sarah MCLaren During August. Paintings. 0 CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace, 556 1010. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat lOam—lpm.

Summer Exhibition An exhibition of paintings. watercolours and bronzes (1700—1940) from Britain and Europe. Early 19th century Scottish landscape painters are particularly well represented - including Alexander and Patrick Nasmyth as are 19th and early 20th century ‘Animalier‘ bronzes.

0 CENTRAL LIBRARY George [V Bridge, 225 5584. Mon—Fri 9am—9pm. Sat 9am—1pm.

Gems and Precious Stones From 27 July.

0 CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street,225 2424 ext 6650. Mon-Sat 10am—6pm. Plus 2pm—5pm on Sundays during the Festival. Licensed cafe. [D]

Miniature Masterpieces: Lacquerworlrlrom the USSR Until Sat 5 Sept.Part of the

' Edinburgh International Festival, this

exhibition celebrates a little-known Russian folk art. An immensely fine and intricate technique, Palekh was the village most renowned for its skill in this area and it is from here that the work on view comes. It is the first major showing ofthis work in the UK . Child’s Play Until Sat 5 Sept. An exhibition which wiii complement the exhibits at the Museum of Childhood round the corner. Playthings from the 19th century to the present day. Puppet Shows and activities have been organised throughout the

exhibition. so get in touch for details. Admission charges will be donated to the Save the Children Fund.

Open Space Community Groups are invited to apply to the City Art Centre for 1988 exhibition space. Contact Herbert Coutts. City Curator, Huntiy House Museum. 143 Canongate if you have a good idea.

0 CHAMBERS STREET CENTRE 16 Chambers Street 225 2991 Mon-Sat 10.30am—6.30pm.

Maverick. or Who's Atraid oi Edith Simon? Sun 9LSat 29 Aug. ln Simon‘s catalogue she points out that her technique is neither collage nor paper sculpture but Paper Bas Relief. images are created by cutting through as many as ten thicknessness of paper. The resulting portraits are certainly original, sometimes strange and well outside the current trends (hence maverick). Edith Simon is now a regular at the Festival. proudly proclaiming— without the assistance of the Scottish Arts Council.

0 COLERIDGE GALLERY 47b George Street, 220 1305. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.

Wide Selection of contemporary British studio glass shown permanently.

O COLLECTIVE GALLERY 52—54 High Street 556 2600. Tue-Fri 12.30-5.30pm; Sat 10am—5pm. Closed Sun and Mon. Collective Festival Exhibitions Mon 10—Mon 31 Aug. The gallery presents two exhibitions of members‘ work. one at their High Street address (above) and the other

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French Institute. Edinburgh

‘Shall we ltill it Mummy?’ says the little girl when her baby sibling will not stop bawling. Baggy-eyed Mummy replies ‘it's lust not done'. Has it happened to you?

Ever tried driving with eight and a hall months of pregnancy in hunt oi the wheel? Claire eretecher must have done it. Her drawings too accurater desribe the trustration to have imagined it all.

And that is her gift. To make the mountains that we all sutier into the laughable molehills that they so often are. Lilre the indignity or being iorced to buy a pair oi trousers you do not want, lilte the pregnant woman who doesn't want a boy because she can't stand the idea oi having balls inside her -women play the main parts in her domestic tales where nerves rattle and relationships collide. She iilte her British counterpart Posy Simmonds proves that comic humour like most things,is not a male preserve.

She’s been translated in the New Statesman ior some years but Bretecher visits the Festival in the raw. Sharpen your French on her wit and while you're working out the punch line tale a second iooir atthe drawings. Expression comes naturally in a couple oi lines. (Alice Bain)


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