ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
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Adopted by Robert Walker Additional material and Scottish version by Alex Norton.
11-26 Sept Mon-Sat 7.45 pm Tickets from £2.70 (031) 229 9697 Matinee Sat 26 September 3.15 pm (0" seats £2.70)
Grindloy Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AX
FREE PREVIEW 10 SEPT 7.45 PM
RA RA ZOO
presents DOMESTIC BLISS
A stunning and spectacular array of circus skills combined with live music and zany comedy.
The Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, Edinburgh Tuesday 29 Sept — Thursday I Oct, 8pm
Tickets 1 3 (t I .50 concession) Advance Tickets from Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh, Mon—Sat l0am—5pm.Tel:O3l 228 l I55.
SEASON OF DRAMA 1987/88
CABARET 23 Sept — 10 Oct THE PRIME OF MISS
JEAN BRODIE 14 — 31 Oct JUNGLE BOOK 4 — 14 Nov
THE STEAMIE 16 — 21 Nov (WILDCAT)
RIDDILS * 25 Nov — 12 Dec THE TAMING OF THE
SHREW 27 Jan - 6 Feb STAGE STRUCK 10 — 20 Feb
THE CAULDRON * 24 Feb — 5 Mar
* World Premieres Programme also includes Late Night Shows and 8 Banquet Subscription Offers from £10 - £25 For full programme information and ticket prices phone Box Office: 031 665 2240
Office 668 2019. Exhibition can be viewed Mon—Sat 3—5pm.
O RIAS 15 Rutland Square. Mon—Fri 9.3(lam—5pm.
An Introduction to James Miller 1860-1947 Until Fri 4 Sept. Forty drawings by this Scottish architect from the RIAS collection which have never before been exhibited. Glasgow Institute of Architects Awards 1987 Mon 14 Sept-Fri 2 Oct.
0 ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN Inverleith House. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun
A Fascination For Fungi Until Tue 18 ()ct. Fungi comes in all shapes and sizes as this exhibition shows. 'I‘oadstools by Beatrix Potter and a watercolour which dates a fungus to 1788 are just part ofthis selection from the work ofover 20 artists. Lilian Snelling’s Rhododendrons Until Sun 27 Sept. From 1916 to 1921 Snelling was based at the Garden and drew the impressive collection of Himalayan rhododendrons which today includes over 401) species. The 25 watercolour studies show the range of her work — from the detail of a stamen. as furry as a bumble bee.
Elizabethan Ghost hy'Aiah 63h.
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Kingfisher Gallery, 5 Northumberland Street Lane, Edinburgh
In a bijou mews cottage behind the New Town edifice, a new gallery was launched during the Edinburgh Festival. Called the Kingfisher, suggesting elegance and colour, it promises to show the work of well-known British artists.
Certainlytheiriirst exhibition includes a host of eminents such as Alan Davie, John Bellany and Dame Elisabeth Frink. Four Davie paintings stand strong against the more romantic visions of Barbara Leneghan (currently showing at the Open Eye Gallery) and David Donaldson in lull colourist flight. Two small Frink horses lie curled up on plinths, while her dog drawing behind flows fully monumental. Marysia Donaldson's ‘Black Tulips“ are confident in their Scottish decorative style.
It's an intimate, almost domestic setting, with picture windows looking onto the garden. a comfy couch and an attic upstairs. The three directors Leslie Ridges, art collector Lena McGregor and art historian Moira Simmons, hope in the future to show important contemporary artists on a commercial basis.
The current show ends on 15 September but they will be back in Dctoberwith something new. (Alice Bain)
to a branch of leaves and waxy ﬂowers. only partly coloured. leaving her fine line drawing exposed. Gardens of Scotland Until Sun 27 Sept. In the upstairs gallery of lnverleith House. Dr Brinsely Burbidge. formerly ofthe Botanic Garden staff. documents in full-blown colour the great gardens of Scotland. 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 ofa Victorian herbaceous border. 0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat l()am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Oriental Ball Fri 18 Sept. Ileld in aid ofthe Leukaemia and Cancer Children's Fund and the 369 Building Appeal. Tickets available from 14 Featherhall Place. 334 3601. Tbilisi to Tashkent: Decorative Art from Soviet Central Asia Until Sun 21) Sept. Renowned for the richness oftheir costumes and traditions this exhibition gives a ﬂavour ofthe decorative carpets. metalwork. costumes and jewellery made in this vast. often impregnable continent. Part ofthe International Festival. Enclosures Until Sat 12 Sept. Work by Peter Catrell. a young photographer who examines man‘s impact on the natural landscape. Catrell works closely with Fay Godwin. one of Britain‘s foremost landscape photographers. 0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 1(lam—5pm: Sun 2—5pm. Scotland‘s antiquities share premises with the Portrait Gallery. See Portrait Gallery for details of Mary. Queen ofScots exhibitions. 0 ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY 'I‘he Mound. 2256671. Mon—Sat lilam—7pm; Sun lilam—5pm. Art of Our Time — Leading Works From the Saatchi Collection Until Sat 5 Sept. £1.5()(.£1). Outstanding examples of2()th century art collected by the Prime Minister‘s advertising consultant. Charles Saatchi and his wife. Doris. Some of the work. notably by Auerbach. Kieffer and Warhol has never been seen in Scotland before. Worth seeing in its last couple ofdays mainly for Richard Wilson‘s eerie oil installation. Black gold. 0 THE SCOTTISH ARTISTS SHOP8 Howard Street. 556 6337. Mon—Sat 10am—4pm. Sun 2—4pm. O SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE 140 Canongate. 556 8136. Mon—Sat I()am—5.3()pm.Apermanent showcase for the crafts of Scotland. 0 THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street. 225 5955. Mon—Fri 9am—5.3()pm. Sat ‘).3()am—1pm. 0 THE SCOTTISH MINING MUSEUM Lady Victoria Colliery. Newtongrange. Midlothian. 663 7519. Tue—Fri “lam—4.30pm; Sat/Sun Noon—5pm1'l‘hurs late opening 6.30—8pm. Prestongrange (between Prestonpans and Musselburgh) Tue—Fri 10am-4pm. Sat/Sun Noon—5pm. Visitor Centre. Historic Cornish Beam Engine and displays showing coal-mining through the ages 0 STILLS GALLERY 1115 High Street. 557 1140.'I‘ues—Sun 11am—6pm.
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