ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
the Imperial War Museum. Related drawings and photographs will be included.
Weegee Until Wed 9 Sept. When great fires broke out in the city of New York Weegee was always one of the first to arrive. His photographs capture starkly and with 40s’ black and white the dark but exciting face of NYC. A cafe exhibition.
0 TRANSMISSION GALLERY 13 Chisholm Street. 552 4813. Mon—Sat Noon—6 mt.
0 WASHINGTON GALLERY 44 Washington Street. 221 6780. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm: Sat
10am— 1 pm.
O BACKROOM GALLERY Underneath the Arches. 42 London Street. 556 832‘). Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.
New Work Exhibitions Until Sat 12 Sept. Young Scottish graduates show at this gallery in the ‘back shop‘. Young designers working in tapestry. ceramics. felt and metal take tip the second slot.
0 BLUE PARROT 4‘) St Stephen Street. Tue—Sat l0am—3pm and 7—1 1pm; Sun 11am—3pm.
The Blue Parrot well-known lunch haunt in Stockbridge is now open in the evenings and has begun exhibiting the work oi Edinburgh artists.
Sarah McLaren L'ntil mid-Sept. Work by a young graduate.
O CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace. 556 1010. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—1pm. Summer Exhibition An exhibition of
Ken Currie delivered his last canvas to the People‘s Palace only last week and while the paint dried. the tricky business oi lighting was battling the experts and jangling the nerves oi Elspeth King. Curator. Bythe time this issue oi the List is out. the eight Currie paintingstelling the story 01200 years olGlasgow's Labour Movementwill circle the inside 01 a domed room atthe museum. No temporary exhibition this. Like a mural, they will remain a permanent ieature. iorvisitors to return to. examine and become iamiliarwith.
When I spoke to her. Elspeth was still worrying about the lighting. crucial to the detail and atmosphere oi the work, but was delighted with the murals themselves. ‘Ken has really come up with the goods.‘ she said amongst the scaiiolding. ‘He‘s been painting them tor the past eighteen months, working closely with the museum. We asked him to include items like the beehive and eagle which were carried during demonstration marches and are now part oiourcoilection.‘
In iact, the paintings are packed with objects and information, not to mention the throngs oi people carried along through history. The iirst depicts the days at candlelight, darkwith the miseries oi bad working conditions and exploitation. A sulphuric haze, lit by the iires around the Calton Weavers, iirst martyrs oi the workers‘ cause,
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 IV Bridge. 225 5584. Mon—Fri 9am-9pm. Sat 9am— 1 pm. Gems and Precious Stones Until Mon 7Sept Yugoslavia Then and Now Mon 14 Sept-Mon 26 ()ct. Edinburgh Images Until Tue 6 Oct. 0 CITY ART CENTRE 22 Market Street. 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Plus 2pm—5pm on Sundays during the Festival. Licensed cafe. [D] Miniature Masterpieces: Lacquerwork irom the USSR Until Sat 5 Sept. Lots of little black boxes in glass cases. Part ofthe Edinburgh International Festival. this exhibition celebrates a little-known Russian folk art — Palekh was the village most renowned for its skill in lacquerwork painting 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 complements the exhibits at the Museum ofChildhood 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
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brightens as the years peel by and conditions become more humane.
Through the great Reiorm Bill oi 1830/31 when hundreds oi trades unionists proclaimed the ideals oi liberty, equality and pride oi craft, to John Maclean's Marxist economic classes oithe early 19003, the paintings take us up to the position today where we can see the iuture illuminated by the past. It‘s a monumental struggle on a monumental scale, marked with the lines 01 work and communal eiiort. Huge ships, steel and the architecture oi industry are small behind the strength at those arms, some tattooed, some iorging the central proposition oi the Communist Maniiesto and some raising tools and banners.
Elspeth King hopes that this initiative by the People‘s Palace will encourage
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. Huntly House Museum. 143 Canongate if you have a good idea.
Chinese Prints From Sichuan Sat 12 Sept—Tue 13 Oct. Not old but new. The prints have been selected from The Sichuan Fine Art Institute which was founded in 1940 by the Communists and are mostly black and white woodcuts. Thirty one prints will be shown ranging from work by a first-year student to a seventy-four year old ex~lecturer. Leith —Turning the Tide Sat 19 Sept—Tue 20 Oct. The story of the port of Leith fast turning into a yuppiesville.
O COLERIOGE GALLERY 47b George Street. 220 1305. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.
0 COLLECTIVE GALLERY 52-54 High Street 556 2600. Tue—Fri [2.30—5.30pm; Sat 10am—5pm. Closed Sun and Mon.
Catherine Holmes— Recent Paintings Sat 5—Tue 22 Sept.
0 DANISH CULTURAL INSTITUTE 3 Doune Terrace 225 7189. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat l0am—3pm.
Eight contemporary painters irom Denmark Until Fri 11 Sept. A group ofpainters chosen from the Spring Exhibition of 1985 at Charlottenborg. Copenhagen.
0 RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Church. Blackfriars Street (off High Street). 557 0707.
1. \ e ’5 ../ ,y more bare spaces in public buildings to be titled with art. It beneiits artists, patron and public. ‘Art and architecture are divorced at the moment and it seems that prime opportunities are lost,‘ she says. On this occasion it was Glasgow District Council who took the risk on such a commission. The Scottish Arts Council were unable to come up with funding ior either the murals or back-up material. King is still looking for money to make a publication to support and explain the mural, but ior those who want to delve straight away, an excellent audio-visual is available in the gallery.
The last mural oithis type commissioned in Glasgow was completed in the 18808. Hopetully it will not be another 100 years beiore another such project is undertaken. (Alice Bain)
Joseph Beuys Until end Sept. There is a poignant note to this exhibition as Beuys was going to come to the gallery and make an installation for the new space upstairs. However he died before he was able to do so. Two hundred previously unexhibited works from the collection of Caroline Tidsall (see below) will be shown. Witches Point: History at the Landscape Until end Sept. Photos by Paul Vlissingen and text by Caroline 'I‘idsall of Witches Point. at remote spot on Loch Maree. Journalist (former Guardian art critic) turned filmmaker. Caroline Tidsall has recently completed a Channel Four film on Beuys. 0 George Wyllie— Book Table Until Mon 31 Aug. The scul‘.’tor George Wyllie has compiled a special tribute ofdrawings and text to 21 years of the Demarco Gallery. 4th Dimension Arts Group 14—26 Sept.Work from the disabled organised by Mike Grierson. Whither Scotland’s Culture Sat 12 Sept. A major arts conference to be held in Edinburgh's City Chambers. Chaired by Alan Massie. A 52 minute film being made for Channel Four on the ‘Demarco‘ experience will focus on the conference. Contact gallery for details. Admission by booking only. 0 EDINBURGH CASTLE: NEW MUSEUM Mon—Sat 9.30am (Sundays opens 1pm) to 5.50pm (last ticket at 5.05pm). Museum free with entrance to castle (£2 adults. £1 cones). Phone 225 7534 for information. The Story oi the Scottish Soldier 1600—1 914 This new museum dedicated to that well-known figure in kilt and sporran carrying musket or pipes. includes twenty-two fully dressed and whiskery Scottish soldiers who have been specially made. Order oithe Thistle Exhibition Until end summer. An exhibition celebrating the Most Noble Order of the Thistle. a purely Scottish Order ofChivalry dating back to the 17th century. 0 EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. O EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY LIBRARY George Square. 667 1011. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm (but check with venue). An Exhibition 01 Books Until 18 Dec. An exhibition marking the contribution of the retiring Secretary to Edinburgh University Press. Archie Turnbull. and George Mackie. designer to the Press since 1955. 0 ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION IN SCOTLAND 22 Atholl Crescent. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. O EILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 6382. Mon—Sat Noon—1 1pm: Sun 6.30—1 1pm. No exhibitions during September. 0 FINE ART SOCIETY 12 Great King Street. 556 0305. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. General selection of 19th and early 20th century Scottish paintings. O FLYING COLOURS 35 William Street. 225 6776. Mon-Sat 11am—6pm.
18 The List 21 Aug— 3 Sept