ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
Sept. An alternative on a more restrained scale to the show at the GMA. Artists exhibiting include James Cramb. Felim Egan. Peter Joseph. Iain Patterson and Kate Whiteford (who also appears in the Vigorous Imagination. GMA ). 0 HM GENERAL REGISTER HOUSE Princes Street. 5566585. Mon—Fri 10am—4pm. The Queen and the Scots Throughout the summer. The famous Franco-Scottish alliance of which Mary was so much apart has not gone unnoticed in this exhibition which has its accompanying explanatory notes printed in both English and French. It is a documentary—style exhibition. a little over—heavy on text. but givinga flavouroflife in Scotland in Mary‘stime when the Reformation was first taking a grip and the first man in Scotland was hanged for heresy. Scotland and the Netherlands Until October. A small exhibition in the entrance hall. The not unhistoric surname Fleming is one of the few remaining hangovers from the influx of Flemish weavers who were invited to Scotland to pass on their skills so as to boost Scotland‘s textile industry following the 400—year old act of 1587. 0 GREYFRIARS KIRKHOUSE CAFE Candiemaker Row. Mon—Sat “lam—11.30pm. Exhibition at Sculpture and Painting Mon Ill—Fri 28 Aug. Work by two recent London graduates Kate Bernstein and Anna Oliver. 0 INHOUSE 28 liowe Street 225 2888. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Richard Sapper Mon Ill—Sat 29 Aug. Sapper is the man who made those classic. thin. matt black lamps which make the Anglepoise look like a dinosaur. He also designs computers. clocks and pots and pans. Consultant to Fiat and Pirelli to name but two. he is an Italian who is inthe business ofshaping our lives. 0 ITALIAN INSTITUTE 2a Melville Crescent 226 3173 Mon—Fri 10am—5pm (closed 1—2pm). Robert Bossaglia Until Fri 4 Sept. Images of Rome in the surrealistic light ofthis Roman photographer. O IXIA 44a George Street. Wood. Ceramics and Glass 6—29 Aug. Dain during Festival. except Suns. 10am—6pm. Work by Keith Maloney. Elaine Dick and Anita Pate. O KINGFISHER GALLERY 5 Northumberland Street Lane NW Opening Exhibition This new gallery opens with an exhibition of work by a selection ofartists including John Bellany. Alan Davie. Iiamish Lawrie and sculpture by Dame Elisabeth Frink. 0 JOHN NELSON 22—24 Victoria Street. 225 4413. Mon—Sat l()am—5pm. Early 19th century maps and prints. 0 MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street. 226 4151. Mon—Fri 9am—6pm. Sat Illam—lpm. Scottish Colour Until Sat 15 Aug. Recent work by I. Lesley Main. a Glasgow artist who paints beaches and ﬂowers. two subjects close to the heart of the Scottish painterly tradition. A Scottish Panorama Tues 18 Aug—Sat 5 Sept. Historical views by artists like Raeburn. Iloratio McCulloch and Nasmyth. O MANOR SCHOOL OF BALLET 4 Manor Place Daily 10am—6pm. Patchowortt and Appllqué by Peggy Reid Tue ll—Sat 29 Aug. After missing the 1986 Festival. Peggy is back with more of her work. 0 MAPPIN & WEBB 88 George Street Mon—Sat 9am—5pm. Diamonds. Simply Beautltul Until Sat 8 Aug. An exhibition of a girl‘s best friend organised by the Diamond Information Centre in London. Janet Perry. a Scottish designer still at Edinburgh College ofArt, takes pride and most expensive place with a necklace worth £24,000. 0 MARTIN & FROST 83 George Street. 225 2933. i
Oriental Rugs: the Russian Dimension Dain exept Sunday during the Festival. 9am-5.30pm. Rugs from Turkey and China are supplemented with richly-coloured examples from the Caucasus and Turkestan.
O MERCHANTS HALL 22 Hanover Street Mon—Sat 10am—8pm.
International Photography Mon 1(LSat 29 Aug. 125th International Exhibition of pictorial photography by the Edinburgh Photographic Society. of which William Carrick (exhibition at the Portrait Gallery) was made an honorary member. 0 MERCURY GALLERY 2.3 North Bank Street. 225 3200. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm; Sat 10am—1pm.
June Redlern Thurs 6—end Aug. Redfcrn is one of Scotland‘s most dynamic painters and exhibits this Festival after some absence. She was the 1985 Artist in Residence at the National Gallery in London and last year was Guest Artist at the University of Minnesota. LLS. A. Iler work is well—known in America and this country — she is also exhibiting with the Vigorous Imagination show at the ( iMA. 0 NATIONAL AND PROVINCIAL BUILDING SOCIETY 49 George Street. Mon—Fri 9.30am—4.30pm;Sat9.30—l1.30am.
Four at Forty—Nine Tues iI—Sat 29 Aug. Paintings by James Morrison. Alan
I Icrriot. James Thomson and furniture by Chris Holmes.
0 NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND 'I’he Mound. 5568921. During Festival Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Sun 11am 6pm. Outside Festival Mon—Sat Ilium—5pm. Sun 22-5pm.
French Master Drawings from Stockholm £1 (60p) Fri 7 Aug— Sun 1 1 Oct. Fine examples of drawings by 18th century painters like Chardin. a master of domestic detail. the frothy Watlcau and the delightful Boucher selected from the National Museum in Stockholm. Part of the International Festival (see panel). Monarch olthe Glen On display until end Aug. Lording it over the glen with all the uncompromising dominance the Victorians showed to their subjected empire. Landseer‘s stag sums up everything which was vigorous. clear—minded and romantic about its age. It has been ‘returned' to Scotland and put on temporary public view by its new owners. Guinness. perhaps as a none—too—unexpected PR exercise.
0 NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George IV Bridge. 226 4531. During Festival Mon—Fri9.3(1am—8.30pm. Sat 9.30am—lpm. Sun 2pm-5pm. Outside Festival Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm. Sat 9.30am—‘1pm. Sun 2pm--5pm.
It cam wi' a lass—The Stuarts in Literature. Legend and the Arts Until Thurs 3 Sept. The star of this show has been brought in from Vienna — a magnificent James IV Book of Hours. though it will undoubtedly be
overshadowed by the dramatic appeal of a
letter written by Mary to her brother-in-law. Ilenri III of France. at 2 o‘clock on the morning ofhcr execution. Though Mary is the most colourful ofthe Stuarts. the exhibition reﬂects the fame and fortunes of the whole dynasty in a large and extensively researched documentary exhibiton.
O NETHERBOW 43 Iiigh Street. 5569570. Mon—Sat 10am—4pm and 6pm-- 10.30pm. Mosltvoretslty Until Sat 29 Aug. Dressed in a huge fur coat and fed scrambled eggs and vodka by the labourers she drew on a building site. Tabitha Salmon‘s purpose on a visit to this old Moscovite district was to sketch and paint the people and their everyday lives. digging roads. drinking tea and eating blini (pancakes).
Landscpes of Northern Scotland 4—29 Aug. Hazel Cashmore and Graham Jones. Vibrations Oils and pastels by Mike Coutts; Landscape Photographs by ROgcr Lee and A Portrait oI Moray in Oils and Watercolours. Until 30Ju1y.
0 ODD BAR Oddfellows 1 Iail. Forrest Road. Open during pub hours.
Rapture in a Pontiac Fri 21 Aug-Wed 2 Sept. Paintings and drawings byJane Morriee and Tracey Anderson.
0 OLD ASSEMBLY CLOSE Iligh Street (behind Fringe Office). 10am-5.30pm. Colin Baxter: Recent Photographs Sat 8—Sat 29 Aug. Colin Baxter has succeeded in creating an extraordinarily new picture postcard—type image for Scotland which is acceptably pretty without the usual recourse to tartan or shaggy cattle.
0 OPEN EYE 75 Cumberland Street. 557 1020.
Ann Patrick— Paintings and Alan Caiger-Smith—Ceramics Sat 8—Thurs 27 Aug.
0 OUTLOOK TOWER Castle Hill. Top of Royal Mile. 226 370‘). 9.30am~5pm. Camera Obscura: Room with a View Until Mon 31 Aug. £1.60. Students£1.20. Children. OAPs. disabled 80p. Spectacular views of the city plus holographic collection and pinhole photography.
0 PLEASANCE THEATRE FESTIVAL 60The Pleasance. 5566550. Daily Noon— 10pm. Coilectabie Alt Sun 0» Sat 29 Aug. Smaller works by contemporary Scottish artists selected by Sharon Lancer.
O PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8021. During Festival Mon—Sat
illam 76pm. Sun 11am—6pm. Outside Festival Mon—Sat “lam—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. The great Scots of the past and present are collected here in a gallery of facesand figures.
The Queen's Image and The Queen's World I'ntil Sun 4 Oct. £1 (50p) Children up to 16 years free. Whatey er personality Mary may or may not hay e had has been easily subdued by the massive amount of propaganda surrounding her. To the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries she was either a scheming traitor ofthe deepest dye or a martyr to her faith. dependingon your political persuasion. Both schoolsof thought are well represented in the portrait exhibition. The Queen's Image
MAVERICK, or Who’s Afraid of
Pictures, Sculpture Graphics, A-V & Video
CHAMBERS ST CENTRE 16 Chambers St, Edinburgh Tel 031 225 2991
Hunterian Art Gallery University of Glasgow
26 JULY— 24 OCTOBER PRINTMAKING IN BRITAIN 1918 — 1939
Mon-Fri 9.30am—5pm, Sat 9.30am—1 pm Admission Free
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