ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
Nell Libbert Until Wed 4 Nov. Photographs taken in DHSS offices. 0 TRANSMISSION GALLERY l3 Chisholm Street. 552 4813. Mon—Sat Noon—6pm.
Transmission Goes Verbal Sun 18 Oct at 3pm. ltinerant Poets reading. Graham Fulton. Jim Fergusson. Ronald McNeil and Bobby Christie. 0 WASHINGTON GALLERY 44 Washington Street. 221 6780. Mon—Fr12—5pm.
Stanley Cursiter Until Fri 16 Oct. Centenary exhibition.
Scottish Paintings Mon 26 Oct—Sat 12 I)ec.
O ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street.
Tartan Castle Sat 17 Oct. All day. The Tartan Castle came into focus last November. when artist Liz Rideal collected and collaged hundreds of photo-booth portraits against a backdrop ofthe famous Edinburgh landmark. One year on she’s back for the day and asks all those who took part in the project to step forward and claim their own miniature version of their photo cut from a postcard reproduction. They must be very small! The leftover is to be dubbed The Holy Postcard. Participants will also receive an uncut version of the postcard signed by the artist.
0 BACKROOM GALLERY Underneath the Arches. 42 London Street. 556 8329. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.
No October exhibition.
0 BLUE PARROT 49 St Stephen Street. Tue—Sat 10am—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 of Edinburgh artists.
0 BOURNE FINE ART 4 Dundas Street 5574050. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm.
No October exhibition.
0 CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace. 556 1010. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat IOam—lpm.
Fine paintings. watercolours and bronzes ofthe 18th and 19th centuries.
0 CENTRAL LIBRARY George IV Bridge. 225 5584. Mon—Fri 9am—9pm. Sat 9am-1pm. Yugoslavia Then and Now Until Mon 26 Oct. Looking back to 1914 when
ACROSS THE BOUNDARIES
Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh It may not be apparent from the illustration but Polly Pollock’s basket is made up of strips of cardboard brightly coloured and woven together. She is one of the first students to graduate from a new basketry course at the London College of Furniture, the only one of its kind in Britain. It's been heavily influenced by the American tradition of basket making and opens up the field for students who hitherto have only been able to learn the traditional Irish and English craft through apprenticeships.
Basketry is only one part of Crossing the Boundaries, a pilot exhibition
, which Crafts Manager Amanda Game
hopes will become an annual event and if basket work summons up an impression of crafts being something twee and unlmaginative, this exhibition should easily dispel it. There is some bold and interesting work here and one of the exhibition’s aims is to show new and good quality products on the border of craft/design that are available outwith the factory production line. Work comes from all over the country and includes lire grates made out of a single piece of metal by Stuart Hill, tiger striped wallhangings/bedspreads by Fanny Crook and huge colourful tufted rugs by the Edinburgh-based designer Fiona Nealon.
Other pieces include an attractive sculptural cane wallhanging by Susan O’Toole which looks something like a looped a lacrosse racket, a splendid stoneware vase about 5 feet high by Monica Young shaped roughly like a harp and some smaller steep-shouldered Egyptian style pots by JenniferJones designed to be used outdoors.
Prices range from under £100 to several thousand pounds. Amanada Game admits that these are ‘luxury goods for a very small market. But there are just not enough other alternatives for designers to show their work’ and the fact that the Scottish Gallery has committed itself to doing so is a valuable and welcome policy it would be good to see picked up elsewhere. (Sally Kinnes)
Dr. Elsie Inglis set up hospitals and nursed the wounded in Serbia to the tourist attractions of the country today. this exhibition brings the 20th century workings of Yugoslavia a little closer. Organised by the Scottish Branch ofthe British Yugoslav Society.
0 CHESSEL GALLERY Moray House College of Education, High Street. Mon-Fri IOam—Spm.
0 Alan Davie Tues 27 Oct—Fri 20 Nov. Recent work by this much-respected contemporary Scottish artist. It is the first solo show of Davie’s Eighties‘ work.
0 CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Licensed cafe. [D] Open Space Community Groups are invited to apply to the City Art
Hunterian Art Gallery University of Glasgow
26 JULY — 24 OCTOBER PRINTMAKING IN BRITAIN .1918 — 1939
Mon-Fri 9.30am—5pm, Sat9.30am-1pm Admission Free
Centre for 1988 exhibition space. Contact Herbert Coutts. City Curator. Huntly House Museum.
143 Canongate ifyou have a good idea
Leith —Turnlng the Tide Until Tue 20 Oct. The story of the port of Leith fast turning into a yuppiesville.
100 Years of Women’s Banners Until Tue 20 Oct. Banners made by women over the past 100 years from all over Britain. A display by the Co-operative Women’s Guild in Edinburgh will complement the exhibition.
20th Century Drawings and Watercolours Until Sat 24 Oct. The City displays its collection. which includes well-known painters like Gillies. Philipson and Eardley. The work of younger artists will also be shown.
A Look at the Landscape Until Sat 24 Oct. Another selection from the permanent collection will focus on rural landscapes from 18th century to the present.
0 COLERIOGE GALLERY 47b George Street. 220 1305. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Brian Blanthom Mon 19 Oct-Sat 31 Oct. An exhibition of glasswork.
0 COLLECTIVE GALLERY 52—54 High Street 556 2600. Tue—Fri 12.30—5.30pm; Sat 10am—5pm. Closed Sun and Mon.
0 COMMONWEALTH GALLERY 8 Rutland Square. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm;Sat IOam-Noon.
4 Artists Until Fri 16 Oct. Welded steel sculpture by Les Drummond, nude studies and rockscapes by Bernie O’Donnell. paintings by
James Gavin and Walter Miller. who showed last year with the Collective Gallery.
0 DANISH CULTURAL INSTITUTE 3 Doune Terrace 225 7189. Mon-Fri 10am—5pm.
Two From Denmark Until Sat 31 Oct. Work by two of the country’s foremost phOtographers. Saul Shapiro takes city. land and people into his view West of the Great Belt. Leif Madesen looks at lifeforms.
I RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Church. Blackfriars Street (off High Street). 557 0707. Jerzy Nowolsielski Until Sat 24 Oct. Paintings by one of Poland‘s foremost artists from the collection ofWroclaw and Cracow.
Exploring the Road to Melkle Seggle Until Sat 24 Oct. Watercolours by Mary Mclver. A teacher for 38 years. Mary Mclver took up painting only six years ago. Since then her work has ﬂourished. with an exhibition at Edinburgh College of Art earlier this year and another planned in 1989 with the Scottish Gallery. ‘Richard started me off on this road‘ she says and this exhibition is a document on the physical journeys to Poland. Germany. Holland and the West Coast of Scotland. she has taken with the Demarco Gallery.
Mayan Highway Until Sat 24 Oct. Photographs by the American. Ed Comfort.
0 EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 229 9311. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm; Sat 10am—4pm.
o EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY LIBRARY George Square. 667 1011. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm (but check with venue). An Exhibition of 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 FLYING COLOURS35 William Street. 225 6776. Mon—Sat 11am-6pm.
Autumn Collection Until 19 Oct. Animal Maglc21 Oct—21 Nov. Watercolours of African wildlife by Sally Oyler. a Borders artist.
0 FILMHOUSE Lothian Road, 228 6382. Mon—Sat Noon-11pm; Sun 6.30—11pm.
5.6 Group Until 31 Oct. Photography from Peter Bain. Doug Mackte and Roland Fortuna.
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 FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366 Mon-Fri 9.30am—lpm and 2pm—5.30pm. Edward Summerton Until Fri 6 Nov. For three months on a bursary funded jointly by the Scottish Arts Council and French Institute, this Dundee artist lived and worked in Clermont-Ferrand. This exhibition show the results of his stay in France. Primitive imagery and symbolism characterise his paintings and charcoal drawrngs. Roland Cognet, a French artist, is currently working in Aberdeen on a reciprocal
42 The List 16— 29 October