ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
9.30am—4.30pm; Sat 9.30—1 I .30am.
Four ai Forty-Nine Until Sat 29 Aug. Paintings by James Morrison. Alan
I Ierriot . James Thomson and furniture by ('hris I lolntes.
0 NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556892I. During Festival
Mon -Sat Iiiam~6me Sun I lam—6pm. ()utside I-‘estival Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
French Master Drawings irom Stockholm £1 (60p) i'ntil Sun I 1 ()ct. Fine examplesof drawings by 18th century painterslike (‘hardin. a master of domestic detail. the frothy Watteau and the delightful Boucher selected from the National Museum in Stockholm. Part of the International Festival.
Monarch of the Glen ()n display until end Aug. l.ording 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. (iuinness. perhaps as a
Crawford Centre for the Arts UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS 21 August to 2()September The Unpainted Landscape direct manipulation
also 30 August to 5 September Raven and his Domain artefacts by Indians from the Pacific North-West coast of America Subsidised by the Scottish Arts C0unCil
none-too-unexpeeted PR exercise.
0 NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND (ieorge IV Bridge. 226 453]. During Festival Mon—Fri 9.30am—8.30pm: Sat 9.30am— l pm; Sun 2pm-5pm. ()utside Festival Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am— I pm: 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 ofa letter written by Mary to her brother- in-law. Henri III of France. at 2 o‘clockon the morning of her execution. Though Mary is the most colourful of the Stuarts. the exhibition reﬂects the fame and fortunes of the whole dynasty in a large and extensively researched documentary exhibiton.
0 NETHERBOW ~13 I Iigh Street. 5569579. Mon—Sat 10am-me and 6pm—10.30pm. Moskvoretsky Until Sat 29 Aug. Dressed in a huge fur coat and fed scrambled eggsand vodka by the labourers she drew on a building site. Tabitha Salmon's purpose on a visit to this old Moscovite district was
6th August—5th September 1987
NEW PAINTINGS by June Redfern
Daily 10am—5.30pm; Sat and Sun 10am—4pm On The Mound, Edinburgh (031 225 3200)
93 North Street, St Andrews (0334) 7616-1 extension 591
23 Union Street
8 August — 5 September
TWO PEOPLE PLAYING AT DOGS 8: OTHER THINGS
New Prints & Drawings and
New work produced in the studio by leading contemporary Scottish artists
Open: Mon to Sat IOam - 5.30pm Suns 2 - 5pm Edinburgh EHI 3LR 03l-557 2479
to sketch and paint the people and their everyday lives. digging roads. drinking tea and eating blini (pancakes). Landscapes oi Northern Scotland Until Sat 29 Aug. Hazel (.‘ashmore and Graham Jones. 0 ODD BAR Oddfellows Hall. Forrest Road. Open during pub hours. Rapture in a Pontiac Fri 21 Aug—Wed 2 Sept. Paintings and drawings by Jane Morrice and Tracey Anderson. 0 OLD ASSEMBLY CLOSE High Street (behind Fringe Office). I0am—5.30pm. Colin Baxter: Recent Photographs Until Sat 29 Aug. (‘olin 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. See also Assembly Rooms. 0 OPEN EYE 75 (‘umberland Street. 557 1020. Ann Pairick- Paintings and Alan Caiger-Smith-Ceramics Sat 8—Thurs27 Aug. 0 OUTLOOK TOWER Castle Hill. Top of Royal Mile. 226 3709. 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 Pleasancc. 556 6550. Daily Noon—- 10pm. Collectahle Ari Until Sat 29 Aug. Smaller works by contemporary Scottish artists selected by Sharon Lancer. O PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 892 I . During Festival Mon—Sat 10am—6pm: Sun 11am-6pm. ()utside Festival Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. The great Scots of the past arid present are collected here in a gallery of facesand figures. The Queen’s Image and The Queen's World Until Sun 4 ()ct. £1 (50p) (‘hildren tip to 16 years free. Whatever personality Mary
may or may not have had has been easily subdued by the massive amount of propaganda surrounding her. To the 16th and 19th centuries she was eithera scheming traitor of the deepest dye ora martyr to her faith. depending on your political persuasion. Both schools of thought are well represented in the portrait exhibition. The Queen's Image and as a piece ofpolitical comment it isa fascinating collection. It also says much about the (now largely defunct) role ofthe artist in shaping the image ofa political figure.
William Carrick Until Sun 18 Oct. Pre-revolutionary Russia recorded by Scots-born photographer. William Carrick. Part ofthe InternationalFestival. O PRESCOTE GALLERY 5 Northumberland Street. 557 0080. N8 New address. 2pm—6pm.
New Ground: Photoworks by Andy Goldsworihy. Until Sat 29 Aug. A new angle on nature by this one-time gardener who favours a non-scientific approach to his subject. Ann Ilartree moves tothe New Town from her premises in 369 High Street where she has exhibited for the past year. Northumberland Street is also her home and she hopes the domestic setting will enhance her exhibitions.
O PRINTMAKERS' WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street. 557 2479. MoneSat “lam—5.30pm. plus Sundays 2pm—5pm during Festival only.
Two People Playing at Dogs and OtherThings Until Sat 5 Sept. New prints and drawings which take a tongue-in-cheek attitude to human relationships. By Peter Pretsell. Festival Folio Until Sat 5 Sept. Specially-made prints at the PMW by leading contemporary Scottish artists. some working in the medium for the first time. Includes Ken (.‘urrie. I’hil Braham. (iwen Hardie. Sandy Moffat. John Bellany and many others.
What makes the exhibition downstairs at the 369 Gallery special is that it is the iirstever showing oi contemporary Soviet art in this country. A series oi visits to Moscow by gallery director Andrew Brown has resulted in the work oi several artists being shown as part at the Russian season this Festival and more importantly has opened contact with a whole group oi artists keen to develop communications.
What is the state oi contemporary Russian art? The evidence here suggests that the social realism and pat political subjects which you might expect are light years away irom at least some oi the work which isgolng on. With oiiiclal approval the three artists
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highlighted in this exhibition cleariy enon the physical qualities oi their medium. oil. Blrshsteln paints with large, spiky strokes, Kallnin in blunt. wide patches and Starzhenetskaya mixes and blends to make glowing colour. Subjects are private- couniry fields close to the heart orstrangely glamorous interiors. There is not the great diiierence between these artists and many in this country that you might expect. But his dlillcult to see where these artists are going, what they are working towards.
The ilrst move has been made. Hopeiully, hrture exhibitions will enlighten us more. (Alice Baln)
46 The List 21 Aug - 3 Sept