ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
1.. , I ‘ “w; H W Roland Cognet, French Institute, Edinburgh With its tail windows and magnilicent view across the Forth to Fiie the gallery at the French Institute must be one oi the most attractive in Edinburgh.
Currently taking aim across this view is a huge bow and arrow, part ol the sculpture exhibition by the French artist, Roland Cognet. The bow is made oi two black oil drums mounted in parallel on big blocks oi wood and everything about it contradicts the thin, spindly arrow and its marble, ilint type head. There is no sense oi tension or elasticity, let alone danger-this is not an arrow which has any chance oi being
released - but like the other pieces assembled here it has a certain authority and pleasing absurdity. All the pieces have quirky, bulky shapes, like a roughly hewn spinning top or crudely-shaped rocket. They all depend on opposites lor eliect- wood and steel, mass and line, semi-circles and rightangles and all are tipped to balance on the point oi least stability. Its a playtul aesthetic which shuns reiinement and detail, and is pleasing in the same way that the ralters oi a ceiling are pleasing, with their natural materials, well-graited joints and sense oi solidity and volume. (Sally Kinnes)
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 a long absence from public exhibition. His documentary work emerges from strongly held beliefs both religious and social. and speaks volumes for lifestyles 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.
I CDLERIDGE GALLERY 47b George Street. 220 1305. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.
Glass, Jewellery and Prints by Contemporary Artists Sat 28 Nov-end Dec.
I 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 settlingin and organising the new space, the gallery will be closed for about two months. The List will let youknow 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.
I DANISH CULTURAL INSTITUTE 3 Doune
Terrace 225 7189. Mon—Fri IOam—Spm. Sonia Brandes- Papercuts Until Sat 5 Dec. Designs on fairy tale 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.
I RICHARD DEMARCD 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 lnnes Until Mon 30 Nov. Ladders and tables in humorous juxtaposition by this young Scottish sculptor.
I THE DESIGNER GALLERY 1 1 Hastics Close (round corner from 369 Gallery) Cowgate. 225 2774.
I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place Mon-Sat 10am-5.30pm.
I EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY ARCHITECTURE GALLERY 20 Chambers Street, 667 1011 ext 4471 (info). Closed 24 Dec—4 Jan. Carlo Scarpa at the Castelvecchio Tue 8 Dec—22 Jan. This Italian architect has posthumously become increasingly inﬂuential, his work now being assessed in a number of new publications. This exhibition shows twenty of his drawings for the Castelvecchio in Verona which he converted into the city’s main museum. It is the first time they have been seen outside Verona.
I EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY LIBRARY George Square. 667 1011. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (but check with venue).
All Exhibition oi Books Until 18 Dec. An exhibition marking the contribution of the retired Secretary to Edinburgh University Press, Archie Turnbull, and George
THE WINTER COLLECTION Small paintings and drawings
Until the end of December Mon$at 9.30am—5.30pm
Including: Hunter, Hornel, Lavery, James Paterson, Mary Armour, Melville, Eardley and others.
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FAY GODWIN The Scottish Photographs 24 November-23 December1987
Mon—Fri, 10am—5pm; Sat 12 noon-4pm Admission Free: all welcome
A Stills Gallery Touring Exhibition
ITALIAN SCULPTURES, FRENCH SILKS & SCOTTISH PORTRAITS
if '1"“its;gill...“.;."'.};.” gears; "168an Gallery of Modern Art in Belford Road presents the bronze cardinals, soldiers and lovers of Giacomo Manzu, one of the greatest Italian sculptors of this century, now in his 80th year. 1] See the silks: National
French Impressionists hung against French
the dramatic redecoration of the
Gallery of Scotland on The Mound is underway.
'1] The Ettrick Shepherd joins Sean Connery in a
diverse array of important acquisitions and comm-
issions from the last five years now on show
at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in
Queen Street. All three Galleries are open Monday
NATIONAL 2-5. Free! Further infor- SCOTLAND
to Saturday 10-5, Sunday
mation on 031-556 8921.
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