A COLLECTOR'S EXHIBITION The Best of Scottish Printmakers

30th NOVEMBER TO 22nd DECEMBER Gallery open Monday - Saturday l0.00 am - 6.00 pm





University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge. Tel: 031 6671011 ext 4308

ALEXANDER FRASER Recent Paintings 7 November— 12 December

Mon—Sat loam—5pm Admission Free

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28 November- 10 January 1988


THOMAS STRUTH Unconscious Places

The Fruitmarket Gallery 29 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 IDF Telephone 031-225 2383

105.30 Tuesday-Saturday 1.30-5.30 Sunday Closed Monday Open 28 December and 4 January (Zlosed 25, 26 December and l, 2 January

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Talbot nice, Edinburgh Sandy Fraser’s recent work does not recognise category. Wide marks sweep with the expression oi an abstract painter, while iigures toss about in space. Open seas oi paint which create great distance are suddenly narrowed by tiny spots oi colour, like the brightly coloured detail of a Japanese kimono. Fraser’s canvas becomes an experimental stage, exciting in its boldness and not to be underestimated. '

Sketches and studies in the upstairs


gallery show the vital source oi the larger paintings. The curl oi a shell is a fascination shared with ex-studio mate lan Howard and one which lends itseli to variation. It becomes helmet, head or elephant’s trunk. Some announce themselves under smiley titles like Spotted Whiskers Fraser’s energy has a humorous edge which can catch you unawares with wonderful timing. Others have the dark glow oi a Goya. Currently working in the North-East, Fraser nearing 501s an artist of great breadth and virtuosity. (Alice Baln)

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.

I HETHERBOW 43 High Street. 556 9579. Mon—Sat mam—4.30pm and evenings when performances.

Ceremonies Until Sat 28 Nov. Work by Koert Lindc.

Pets and Parasites Until Sat 28 Nov. Sculptures and drawings by Deborah Jones.

Sax Shaw Wed 3-Wed 23 Dec. Fifty years of stained glass and tapestry design.

Meet the Artist on Sat 5 Dec from 2.30pm. Loose Connections ch 3-ch 23 Dec. Paintings by Lorraine Priest.

I OODFELLOWS OAR Oddfellows IIaII. Forrest Road. 11.30am—l 1pm.

Kate Lloyd Until 13 Dec. An exhibition of portraits.

I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sa 10am—4pm.

Peter Boume and Neil Read Until Thurs 3 Dec. Paintings and ceramics. See panel. On a Small Scale Sat 5—end Dec. Paintings drawings. sculpture. ceramics and glass. featuring the annual collection of 3m x 2m and 10in x 8in paintings, all for sale.

I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2-5pm. The great Scots of the past and present are

collected here in a gallery of faces and figures.

Gallery Talk See National Gallery.

I PRIHTMAKERS' WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street. 557 2479. Mon—Sat mam—5.30pm.

Open Day Sat 28 Nov. Noon—5pm. Open days in the past have been busy. fun affairs. so if you want to know what goes on in a print workshop and how prints come to life. pop along for a browse. Kids can make an etching and there will be a cut-price sale.

Prints For Presents Until mid—Jan. An exhibition of prints by workshops members ideal for Christmas.

Liie Drawing Thursdays at 7—9pm. £2 per session or save by buying a season ticket. I OUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street Box Office 668 2019.

I RIAS 15 Rutland Square. Mon-Fri 9.30am—5pm.

Architects as Artists Tue 1 Dec-J an. The annual round-up of architects takingto the brush for reasons other than building. I ROYAL BOTAHIC GARDEN 557 7171. MonhFri 10am—l hour before sunset. Sat.Sun 11am—l hour before sunset. Invcrleith House is open on weekends only.

Gardens oi Scotland Until end Dec. The development of gardens from the 17th century in contemporary photographs. Introduction to the Royal Botanic Garden Until end Dec. Audio-visual presentation. I ROYAL COMMONWEALTH POOL Dalkeith Road. Mon—Fri 9am— 10pm; Sat. Sun

36 The List 27 Nov - 10 Dec 1987