ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
in a Glasgow dockyard. perched below Salisbury Crags. sold in aid of the Demarco Gallery and now appears. on its best behaviour. in a gallery. Scotland would be a much poorer place without him. Don‘t miss it. e PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. The great Scots of the past and present are collected here in a gallery offaces and figures. The Queen’s Image and The Queen's World Until Sun 4 Oct. £1 (50p) Children up 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 either a scheming traitor ofthe deepest dye or a 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 of political comment it is a fascinating collection. It also says much about the (now largely defunct) role of the artist in shaping the image ofa political figure. William Carricit Until Sun 18 ()et. Pre-revolutionary Russia recorded by Scots-born photographer. William Carrick. O PRESCOTE GALLERY 5 Northumberland Street. 557 0080. NB New address. 0 PRINTMAKERS' WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street. 557 2479. Mon—Sat l()am-5.30pm. Weekend Courses 26/27 Sept and 21/22 Nov. Etching. lithography and silkscreen for beginners and those who would like to brush up their skills. Please book with the workshop in advance. Lite Drawing Thursdays at 7—9pm. £2 per session or save by buying a season ticket. A Private View Sat 26 Sept—Sat 24 Oct. In aquatints and etchings Robert Shaw portrays people on the edge of society in fairgrounds. cafes and bars. 0 OUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street Box Office 668 2019. Murder in the Dark Until 10 Oct. Etchings and drawings by Anne Gilchrist. Exhibition can be viewed Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. 0 RIAS 15 Rutland Square. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm. Glasgow Institute at Architects Awards 1987 Until Fri 2 Oct. 0 ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN Inverleith House. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 11am—5pm. A Fascination For Fungi Until Tue 18 Oct. Fungi comes in all shapes and sizes as this exhibition shows. Toadstools by Beatrix Potter and a watercolour which dates a fungus to 1788 are just part of this selection from the work of over 20 artists. Lilian Snelllng’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 400 species. leaving her fine line drawing exposed. Gardens at Scotland Until Sun 27 Sept. In the upstairs gallery of lnverleith House. Dr Brinsely
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Collective Gallery, Edinburgh The rather prosaic titles at the work by Katherine Holmes identity and describe the subject matter which concentrates on the landscape and its many ieatures.
The drawings are rarely pushed tar enough to give a convincing statement 01 the encounter with nautre, though in severe oi the larger oil paintings there is a more investigative approach. In the painting ‘A Mountainside, rocks, and water’ we see an ominous, brooding
landscape with terms rising menacingly, calling to mind Munch’s ‘doom-shaped trees’. In this and others, Katherine explores terms and uses the paint itseli, which is scratched and scraped on the surtace, as a metaphoriorthe natural phenomenon experienced.
Though an uneven exhibition, the vision at nature presented is invigorating and a welcome reminder oi its presence. (Marcel O’Connor)
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 of a Victorian herbaceous border.
0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street, 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Oriental Ball Fri 18 Sept. Held in aid of the Leukaemia and Cancer Children‘s Fund and the 369 Building Appeal. Tickets available from 14 Featherhall Place. 334 3601. Tbilisi to Tashkent: Decorative Art irom Soviet Central Asia Until Sun 20 Sept. Renowned for the richness oftheir costumes and traditions this exhibition gives a ﬂavour of the decorative carpets, metalwork, costumes and jewellery made in this vast. often impregnable continent.
O ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Queen Street, 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Scotland’s antiquities share premises with the Portrait Gallery. See Portrait Gallery for details of Mary, Queen of Scots exhibitions.
O ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 6671. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Scottish Society oi Artists Annual Exhibition 19 Sept—l7 Oct. This year’s show features for the first time siz, specially invited, installations (sponsored by the Scottish Arts Council). including work by George Wyllie. The room that during the Festival held Richard Wilson‘s sump oil. trompe-l‘oeil. 20:50, now has a Kon-Tiki-style raft in a sea ofsalt — a sculpture by Reinhardt Behrens. Scottish Society at Women Artists 26
Sept—17 Oct. This is the 63rd annual exhibition. Enter from the side door. 0 THE SCOTTISH ARTISTS SHOP8 Howard Street. 556 6337. Mon—Sat 10am—4pm. Sun 2—4pm.
0 SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE 140 Canongate. 556 8136. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.
A permanent showcase for the crafts ofScotland.
0 THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street. 225 5955. Mon—Fri 9am—5.30pm. Sat 9.30am— 1 pm. Leszeit Muszynsiti Until Wed 31) Sept. New paintings. pastels and drawings. Born in Poland. Muszynski studied under Gillies and MacTaggart at Edinburgh College. Widely
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Out at 1000 entries irom 590 artists submitted to the Smith Biennial Exibition, Stirling, the lirst prize 0123000 has goneto Eileen Lawrence tor a watercolourwhich uses gold lost and oil on paper(photo). Second prize oi £2000 goes to Douglas Aubrey and Alan Robertson from Glasgow tor their video ‘Sniper' and third prize to Robert Wilson tor an untitled painting.
travelled. he now has a studio in Ibiza and divides his time between England. America and Spain. Bronzes by Jillian Watson Until Wed 30 Sept. A figurative sculptor who studied at Edinburgh. Watson now works in bronze and marble near Cararra. Italy.
20th Century Scottish Masters Until Wed 30 Sept. A very mixed show including work by Cowie. Eardley, Howson and Bellany.
Studio Porcelain Until Wed 30 Sept. New work by thirteen artists.
0 THE SCOTTISH MINING MUSEUM Lady Victoria Colliery. Newtongrange. Midlothian. 663 7519. Tue—Fri 10am—4.30pm; Sat/Sun Noon—5pm; Thurs 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 105 High Street. 557 1140. Tue—Sat l 1am—6pm.
Paul Trevor— Constant Exposure Until Sat 10 Oct. TV is something we look at a lot and think about little. Trevor promises to expose the medium in its personal and social contexts. This exhibition takes the form of a seventy frame ‘video strip‘ taken from TV images juxtaposed. superimposed and multiplied on themselves. See panel.
Talk: Paul Trevor will give a talk about his work on Tue 6 Oct at 7.30pm.
0 TALBOT RICE ART CENTRE ()ld College. University of Edinburgh. 667 101 1 ext 4308. Mon—Sat. 10am—5pm. Sun 2pm—5pm.
O THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 225 7942. Open all day Mon—Sat.
The Castle and the Wood Until 31) Sept. Aerial photographs in breathtaking colour by Patricia Macdonald.
0 TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon~ Fri
1 1am-6pm; Sat 10.30am—4pm. Jean McNeill Until 19 September. Recent watercolours.
Mixed Exhibition 28 Sept—10 Oct. Watercolours by John Boak. watercolours and drawings by John Walker and jewellery by Ann-Marie Shillitoe.
0 359 GALLERY 209 Cowgate. 225 3013. Mon—Sat Noon—5.30pm. Synergetic Images Until Sat 26 Sept. A series of new paintings and photographs conceived together by Christian Jahren and Julie McMahon. a recent graduate from Napier College.
Autumn Classes Run from Mon 5 Oct to Sat 12 Dec. Contact gallery for details.
Painting Course in Tuscany Sat Iii—Sat 17 Oct. Rose Frain will take this course for those who would like to get away from it all and paint besides. Residential fee £160. own transport arrangements. Contact gallery for details.
Continuing the Tradition: Twenty 20th-Century Scottish Artists Until Sat 26 Sept. Director of the 369. Andrew Brown makes no secret of his admiration for what he sees as the traditional values ofScottish
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