have finally made the move up the High Street forecast for some time now. While it is settling in and organising the new space, the gallery will be closed for about two months. The List will let you know as soon as it’s back on the scene. Any enquiries should be directed to the new address above. Meanwhile, the Collective have promised to hold events in alternative venues. Watch for news. 0 COMMONWEALTH GALLERY 8 Rutland Square. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm;Sat lOam-Noon. O 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. Sonia Brandes - Papercuts Fri 6 Nov-Sat 5 Dec. The artist will give a demonstration of her art on Sat 5 Dec at the Institute. 0 RICHARD DEMARCD GALLERY Blackfriars Church, Blackfriars Street (off High Street), 557 0707. Mayan Highway Until Sat 24 Oct. Photographs by the American, Ed Comfort. 0 THE DESIGNER GALLERY 11 Hasties Close (round corner from 369 Gallery) Cowgate, 225 2774. Revelations Mon 2—Mon 23 Nov. This framing shop adds a gallery to its activities, opening with an exhibition of photographs by Edinburgh photographer Trevor Yerbury. O 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 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. o FLYING COLOURS 35 William Street, 225 6776. Mon—Sat 11am—6pm. Animal Magic Until 21 Nov. Watercolours of African wildlife by Sally Oyler, a Borders artist. 0 FILMHOUSE Lothian Road, 228 6382. Mon—Sat Noon—1 1pm; Sun 6.30—11pm. 5.6 Group Until 31 Oct. Photography by Peter Bain, Doug Mackie and Roland Fortuna. O FINE ART SOCIETY 12 Great King Street, 556 0305. Mon-Sat lOam—6pm. Art ol the Print Tue 3—Tue 24 Nov. Moving from the Glasgow branch of the Fine Art Society, this exhibition contains a wide mix of contemporary and historic printmaking in Scotland (with an emphasis on the latter). From small etchings by D.Y. Cameron to the huge sand-timer in turquise and gold by Elspeth Lamb. 0 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
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Alan Davie is back. Back in Edinburgh and back at Moray House College, where he did his teachertraining, with a major exhibition in the college’s Chessel Callery- enterprisingly organised by James Coxon.
What jumps out at you as you enter the gallery is the colour. These are Iarge(ish) paintings (most oi them 72in x 601n), which sing vibrantly with the colours ol the Caribbean. Davie retains his magic touch with colour and here extends it by a more thought out approach to colour contrast. For me the most effective painting in this respect is ‘Mystical Vision, Spinning Cross’, where he has used viridian and leai green with bright pink and orange-red, also cobalt blue and midviolet with muted orange, yellow ochre and a touch of sharp lemon yellow tor a parrot on the far right. 0n the whole, the one colour Davie could have used less is a
Council and French Institute, this Dundee artist lived and worked in CIermont-Ferrand. This exhibition show the results of his stay in France. Primitive imagery and symbolism characterise his paintings and charcoal drawings. Roland Cognet , a French artist, is currently working in Aberdeen on a reciprocal arrangement. An exhibition ofhis work will be held at the French Institute next month.
0 FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street, 225 2383. Tue-Sat 10am—5.30pm; Sun 1.30pm—5.30pm. Closed Mon. Licensed cafe.
Enzo Cucchi Until Sun 15 Nov. This is Cucchi’s first one-man show in Britain, something of a coup for the Fruitmarket, as he is well-known and respected in Europe and America. This exhibition Tesla (Italian for head) takes a cerebral journey through art history of the past. What was good for Giotto and della Robbia is good for Cucchi. His looking back is not without an echo of the present, with modern materials like rubber and Araldite substituting ceramic and glaze. This work desires to be read and enjoyed like a book.
Hommage to Beuys Until Wed 18 Nov. The Fruitmarket have made a twin scoop this month, with this late
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Since the “10’s, Davie’s work has moved on. These paintings are still exuberant, but more quietly so; there is more control oi the paint surlace and more concern with spatial depth, and, above all, with drawing and composition. This concern with composition is quite a turnaround lrom Davie’s earlier philosophy, where he worked lrom the still centre of himself, accepting whatever came up: being more involved in process than result.
While Davie retains some oi his imagery lrom the 60s and 70s- crosses, snakes and parrots, the all-seeing eye, the vulva-like Moon Goddess - these paintings are lull ol naturalistic imagery and of the imagery ol India. (Brenda Bridges).
addition to their programme. The Cucchi show fitted neatly downstairs and suddenly there was an empty space. Within days, Cucchi’s German dealer had offered the Fruitmarket another major international show from his gallery for upstairs.
Bernd Kluser, also Beuys’ Munich dealer, had planned the Hommage for Beuys’ birthday but after his death in January 1986, it became a memorial show to this inflt'ential figure. Artists from Europe and America sent work — Warhol, Twombly, Richter, Clemente, Paladino and Schnabel amongst them, though most pieces were not specially created.
In the end, the work of 70 artists was included, a selection of which is on show at the Fruitmarket. The show comes direct from the Stadtische Gallery, Lenbachhaus and is only the second European showing.
Admission to talk below is free so take advantage.
Talk Sun 1 Nov at 2.30pm. Julian Gibb will talk on all aspects of Italian design.
0 GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road, 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Rest. [D] Paul Nash - Landscape ol the Vernal
Equinox Until Sun 6 Dec. A small explanatory exhibition about Nash‘s Equinox one of the gallery’s most popular paintings. The Terrible Year— 1937 The title of a poignant woodcarving by Ernst Barlach which is on loan to the gallery while funds are sought to purchase it. A small display around the sculpture commemorates one of Hitler‘s attacks on modern art. the Degenerate An exhibition of 1937. O GATEWAY GALLERY 2—4I Abbeymount, 661 0982. Mon—Sat Exhibitions Mon-Sat 10am—5pm. Chris MacNeill Tue 3—Sat 21 Nov. Paintings by a Leith artist. 0 GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 15 Scotland Street 556 6020 Tue—Sat l 1am—5pm. Photography and Film Until Sat 31 Oct. Two former post-graduates of Glasgow School of Art. the two artists exhibiting this month have worked in tandem for several years. Harry Kerr’s ‘Diana Series’ makes non-traditional landscape photographs based on archaeological digs. Martha McCulloch’s ‘Family Album‘ looks at the selective practices of preserving events. Her film can be seen on request. 0 HANOVER FINE ART 104 Hanover Street. 225 2450. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm; Sat 10am-4pm. 0 HM GENERAL REGISTER HOUSE Princes Street, 556 6585. Mon—Fri lOam—4pm. Scotland and the Netherlands Until end December. A small exhibition in the entrance hall. The not unhistoric surname Fleming is one ofthe few remaining hangovers from the inﬂux of Flemish weavers who were invited to Scotland to pass on their skills so as to boost Scotland’s textile industry following the 400 year-old act of 1587. O ITALIAN INSTITUTE 2a Melville Crescent 226 3173 Mon—Fri 10am—5pm (closed l—2pm). Alterthoughts by Geoffrey MacEwan Thurs 5 Nov—Fri 18 Dec. 25 recent paintings and drawings exploring particular themes from Dante‘s Purgatorio. e KINGFISHER GALLERY 5 Northumberland Street Lane. Group Eight Until Sat 14 Nov. The second show at the new Kingfisher looks at eight artists working in the North East of Scotland. Joyce Cairns uses expressive colour to depict scenes from her own experience in nightmare-like vividness. Ian Howard cones are among the repertoire he uses to construct his theatrical paintings and Ian Mackenzie-Smith is perhaps best-known for his work as Director of Aberdeen Art Gallery.
0 MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street, 226 4151. Mon—Fri 9am—6pm; Sat 10am—lpm.
Caroline Sillars-A Painter’s Diary Until Sat 7 Nov. Recent works in oil and pastel.
O MERCURY GALLERY 2/3 North Bank Street, 225 3200. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm; Sat 10am—1pm. Philip Reeves Until Sat 21 Nov.
0 NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound, 556 8921 . Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Drawings by Artists in 17th Century
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