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.

Alan Johnston 28 Nov-10 Jan. Major exhibition by Scottish artist rarely seen in Scotland.

0 GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921 . Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Rest. [D] Giacomo Manzu Sun 22 Nov-3 Jan. Italian artists are popular in Scotland this year. As the Fruitmarket closes on an important Italian painter, the ' GMA opens with an important Italian sculptor, also little known in this country. His last exhibition in this country was at the Tate in 1960. Ninety exhibits including sculpture, jewellery, prints and drawings will cover this artist’s work from the 30’s to the present day. Manzu’s reliefs for Salzburg Cathedral and St. Peter’s in the Vatican indicate his stature both in his own country and abroad. The exhibition is being opened by the Italian President, Signor Francesco Cossiga.

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 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 Art exhibition of 1937. Talks See National Gallery.

0 GATEWAY GALLERY 2—4 Abbeymount, 661 0982. Mon—Sat Exhibitions Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Chris MacNelll Until Sat 21 Nov. Paintings by a Leith artist.

0 GALERIE MIRAGES The Lane, 46a Raeburn Place, Stockbridge. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm;Sun 2—5pm. Closed Wed.

Textile Furniture Mon 23

Nov—mid-J an. Bags from tents imported from the Atlas mountains, the plains of Persia and the deserts of China.

0 GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 15 Scotland Street 556 6020 Tue-Sat 11am—5pm.

O HANOVER FINE ART 104 Hanover Street, 225 2450. Mon—Fri lOam—5.30pm; Sat 10am-4pm.

0 HM GENERAL REGISTER HOUSE Princes Street, 556 6585. Mon-Fri 10am—4pm.

Scotland and the Netherlands Until end December. A small exhibition in the entrance hall. The not unhistoric surname Fleming is one of the 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 lOam—Spm (closed 1-2pm).

369 Gallery, Edinburgh It’s a two-man show downstairs at 359 Gallery. Christie Cameron takes top-billing but his dad has a wall at gems on the side.

The triendliness oi their pairing is repeated in the work oi both. All is uplilting in this show. Only a year ago Christie Cameron’s paintings were in the llgurative style associated with the young Glasgow gang. It was impossible not to whisper Stephen Campbell at the sight at them. Who came tlrst was irrelevant by that stage and Cameron’s work seemed doomed in the other’s shadow. Until now. In this exhibition his painting has broken away and taken its own path, one which seems more natural and relaxed. His love oi nature still shines through, but the horses and dogs and blue birds are

new vonxrtuo cnrssuocx M _- $.22:

lreed irom their restricting line and

have lept into a more imagined, more magical space.

Christie’s dad, a lellow lover oi nature by the looks oi his watercolours, also dips into the world oi the comic. His little cartoons like Victorian postcards are penned with daltness like ‘It’s pure sikiolligy kid. Go in and eat the big ham.’ Whatever that means.

This is a joy at an exhibition.

Upstairs, work irom Art in General, a New York gallery joining with 369 in an exchange exhibition (next spring 3 irom Scotland show in the Big Apple) is less inspiring. A llat urban gloss seems to cover every one oi the tour on show. There’s a sanitlsed leel about the work. It is perhaps unlair to judge on lirst impressions -the work may say more in their own city, but then the challenge

‘6; ol travel is surely to be understood abroad.

lam not moved in any way by this work. Gerald Weinstein’s photographs 01 huge, industrial machinery and spaces are technically good but have lrankly been done irom all angles belore and Martin Weinstein’s paintings are pretty but vacuous. The large pair have visionary promises without coming up with the goods. Stephen McKeown's painting has more guts and like David Salle, he treats his surlace like a lilm still adding bits and pieces to disturb the space. They just seem too clean. llene Sterns has made a Remembrance installation tor the First World War. in the light oi last Sunday’s bombings in Northern Ireland however, it makes light and superlicial reading. (Alice Bain)

Atterthoughts by Geolirey MacEwan Until Fri 18 Dec. 25 recent paintings and drawings exploring particular themes from Dante’s Purgatorio.

o 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.

The Best oi Scottish Printmakers Mon 30 Nov—Tues 22 Dec. Prints from Dundee, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow.

0 MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street, 226 4151. Mon—Fri 9am-6pm; Sat lOam—lpm.

A Scottish Triptych Until Sat 21 Nov. Recent work by Cosmo Nevill, Tim Scott Bolton and Lucy Poett. Oil and watercolour wildlife.

0 MERCURY GALLERY 2/3 North Bank Street, 225 3200. Mon-Fri 10am-5.30pm; Sat lOam—lpin. Philip Reeves Until Sat 21 Nov.

0 NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound, 556 8921 .Mon—Sat lOam—Spm; Sun 2—5pm.

Drawings by Artists in 17th Century

Rome Until Sun 27 Dec. A display from the gallery collection which explores this fertile period, beginning with Alberti and Arpino and moving to the Carracci family. Round the National Galleries A series of tours began at the end of October. The following are planned for November. All free (and in the galleries relevant to each talk/tour). An Introduction to the Scottish Collection and Drawings by Artists in 17th Century Rome Wed 18 Nov at 2.30pm. With Lindsay Errington, Assistant Keeper of the National Gallery and Hugh Macandrew, Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery.

The National Collection at Photography Wed 25 Nov at 2.30pm. With Sara Stevenson, Curator of Photography at the Portrait Gallery.

A Closer Look- Paul Nash Wed 2 Dec at 2.30pm. With Ann Simpson at the Gallery of Modern Art.

The Portrait Archive Wed 9 Dec at 2.30pm. With Rosalind Marshall at the Portrait Gallery.

0 NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George IV Bridge, 226 4531. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am-lpm; Sun 2pm—5pm. European Community Archives Until Sat 14 Nov. A small exhibition to commemorate the arrival in form of microfiche of material relating to European Community. The Library will continue to receive these

archives over the next few years. Scotland and Russia Until 8 Jan 1988. Following the Festival‘s celebration of the October Revolution, this exhibition examines the historic links— cultural. scientific. economic and military- between Scotland and Russia. Burns in Edinburgh Until 8 Jan 1988. An exhibition to celebrate the publication of Burns’ Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, when the poet came to Edinburgh and charmed all the people of consequence here. 0 NETHERDOW 43 High Street, 556 9579. Mon-Sat 10am—4pm and 6pm-10.30pm. Ceremonies Until Sat 28 Nov. Work by Koert Linde. Pets and Parasites Until Sat 28 Nov. Sculptures and drawings by Deborah Jones. Sculpture Workshop Sat 14 Nov. 10.30am—4pm. Work with Deborah Jones. For adults and children over 7 years. 0 ODDFELLOWS OAR Oddfellows Hall, Forrest Road. 11.30am—1 1pm. Steve Dunlop and Dla Bamboye Until Sun 22 Nov. 0 OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street, 557 1020. Mon—Fri lOam—6pm. Sat 10am-4pm. Peter Boume and Neil Read Sat 14 Nov-Thurs 3 Dec. Paintings and ceramics. O PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street, 556 8921. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun

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