ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
the Tartan Until Sat 5 Dec. Third Eye commissions the first in a series of foyer installations from Glasgow artist Tommy Lindon.
Foreign Objects by Jane Brettle Until Sat 5 Dec. Photographs by this photographer who lives and works in Edinburgh, taken during European journeys.
O TRANSMISSION GALLERY 13 Chisholm Street, 552 4813. Mon—Sat Noon—6pm.
Kevin Hannah Tue 17 Nov—Tue 15 Dec. Paintings and prints.
0 WASHINGTON GALLERY 44 Washington Street, 221 6780. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat
The Next Wave Until Tues 1 Dec. Work by young Scottish artists, under a rather presumptious, title.
O BANK OF SCOTLAND 38 St Andrew Square Mon—Fri during banking hours. A Day Down a Goldmine Until Fri 20 Nov. George Wyllie‘s exhibitionds presented in the form of a large book. containing mainly artworks. O BLUE PARROT 49 St Stephen Street. Tue-Sat 10am—3pm and 7—11pm; 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 557 4050. Mon-Fri 10am—6pm. Wilkie’s Successors Until Sat 28 Nov. Scottish genre painters ofthe mid-19th century. 0 BURBERRY SCOTCH HOUSE Third Floor, 39/41 Princes Street. Mon—Sat 9am—5 . 30pm ; Thurs 9am—6pm. The Scottish Craits Collection Until July 1988. An exhibition of contemporary craftwork from Scotland including jewellery, ceramics. glass. textiles, wood and silversmithing. organised by the Scottish Development Agency. 0 CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace, 556 1010. Mon—Fri 103m—6pm; Sat 10am—1pm. Fine paintings. watercolours and bronzes of the 18th and 19th centuries. 0 CENTRAL LIBRARY George IV Bridge, 225 5584. Mon-Fri 9am—9pm, Sat 9am—1pm. O CHESSEL GALLERY Moray House College of Education, High Street. Mon—Fri 10am-5pm. 0 Alan Davie Until 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 l()am—6pm. Licensed cafe. [D] Critical Realism - Aspects oi British Liie Today Until Sat 5 Dec. In an exhibition organised by the Castle Museum, Nottingham, this exhibition looks at our consumer society and in particular, the negative aspects and pressures which are a familiar part of many people’s lives. Joseph McKenzie Until Sat 5 Dec. This Dundee photographer came to the fore earlier this year after along
— PRINTED PLANETS
Compass Gallery, Glasgow Senga Croall's paintings are planetary. Bright green eclipses and cool blue split atoms are worked away in ilat paint built up like plaster. They are quiet paintings despite their brilliant colour. Though some are overworked and colour combinations saturated to boring point, there are some beauties. ‘Core’ hums In red and true to its title looks like a glowing volcanic extrusion. A green planet called ‘ilewton’ seems to have a pulse.
Croall uses metal as her starting point, the more rusted and worn the better. Old cogs and wheels are put into
orbit in her paintings, at a time when the industrial age is out and technology in. Though it is hard to imagine lite on any other planets, it would seem that Croall is more interested in the organic character oi metal than the machine. Large etchings, embossed and iull oi texture appear in the shadow oi the paintings and subsequently dull, but are oi coniident character. Senga Croall was a student of Glasgow School oi Art and then the Slade in London. ller studies concentrated on printmaking and the influence oi Philip Reeves, Head oi Printmaking at Glasgow, ls strong. (Alice Baln)
absence from public exhibition. His documentary work emerges from strongly held beliefs both religious and social, and speaks volumes for live styles in Ireland, Scotland and England which have disappeared or are still threatened. For nearly 20 years, McKenzie worked at Duncan of Jordanstone College in Dundee in _ the photography department, where he constantly battled for his medium to be viewed as more that just a background tool for painting and sculpture.
The City's Clocks Until Sat 5 Dec. Edinburgh District Council‘s collection which includes Scottish, English and French made tickers from the 18th and 19th centuries.
O COLERIOGE GALLERY 47b George Street, 220 1305. Mon—Sat 10am-5.30pm.
Contemporary British Glass.
0 COLLECTIVE GALLERY 166 High Street, 220 1260. The Collective 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 DANISH CULTURAL INSTITUTE 3 Doune Terrace 225 7189. Mon-Fri 10am—5pm.
Sonia Brandes- Papercuts Until Sat 5 Dec. Designs on fairytale themes like the Arabian Nights and ‘Hans Christian Anderson. The artist will give a demonstration of her art on Sat 5 Dec at the Institute.
0 RICHARD OEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Church, Blackfriars Street (off High Street), 557 0707. Yvonne Hawker Fri 4—Thurs 24 Dec. Solo show for a young watercolourist who lives and works in a remote shooting lodge on the West coast. Moira Innes Mon 16-Mon 30 Nov. Ladders and tables in humorous juxtaposition by this young Scottish
0 THE DESIGNER GALLERY 11 Hasties Close (round corner from 369 Gallery) Cowgate, 225 2774. Revelations Until Mon 23 Nov. This framing shop adds a gallery to its activities, opening with an exhibition of photographs by Edinburgh photographer Trevor Yerbury - nudes in cemeteries.
o EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place Mon—Sat
Spawn oi Fungi Sculpture and painting by Hamish Weir and Vicky Harvey.
e EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY LIBRARY George Square, 667 101 1. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm (but check with venue). An Exhibition oi 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.
e FLYING COLOURS35 William Street, 225 6776. Mon—Sat
Animal Magic Until 21 Nov. Watercolours of African wildlife by Sally Oyler, a Borders artist.
0 FINE ART SOCIETY 12 Great King Street, 556 0305. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
Art oi the Print Until Tues 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 turquoise and gold by Elspeth Lamb. 0 FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent, 225 5366 Mon—Fri 9.30am—1pm and 2pm—5.30pm.
0 FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street, 225 2383. Tue—Sat mam—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 Testa (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 sc00p this month, with this late 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 influential figure. Artists from Europe and America sent work - Warhol,
40 The List 13 — 26 November 1987