work of amateurs in the following years. Domestic items illustrate the change in living conditions - from coal-fired range to gas cooker. from gramophone to video. The Cowlairs Railway Works Until June. Historical exhibition of the life and times of Scotland’s one time largest railway works. Photography in Industrial Scotland Until 7 Jan. Selection from the Talbot Rice Gallery's excellent industrial archaeology exhibition Made From Girders. I THIRO EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521 . Tue-Sat mam—5.30pm. Sun 2-5.30pm. Closed 24 Dec—5 Jan. Cafe. [D] Jill David Sat 12 Dec—3| Jan. The Czech artist who was unable to show earlier this year with Margita Titlova, finally makes it to Third Eye. Born in 1956. he lives and works in Prague and this is his first exhibition in the West. His painting is described as combining an understanding of current Western artistic concerns with the symbols and images ofthe Czechoslovakian mood. Stephen Huber Sat 12 Dec—31 Jan. One of the artists taking part in the Edinburgh International, Huber uncovers new identities for objects. This is his first one-man show in Britain for this young German artist. Evelyn Carey/George Washington Wilson Sat 12 Dec—31 .I an. Photographs which record the scale and grandeur ofthe building of the Forth Rail Bridge 1885—1890. Carey was official photographer and an assistant engineer on the construction. Tina Schwarz Dec 12—31 Jan. Schwarz fuses past and present in a combination of old family snaps, text and herown photographs. A recent graduate of Glasgow School of Art. she lives and works in Copenhagen. Perlorrnance Texture As a Person. Wed 16, Thurs 17 Dec. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). A Glasgow-based group of artists create a piece of audio-visual theatre which explores the rather diverse subjects of cinema, ritual and the nature of environment. I TRANSMISSION GALLERY l3 Chisholm Street, 552 4813. Mon—Sat Noon—6pm. Ilevln Hannah Until Tue 15 Dec. Paintings and prints based on Hannah’s experiences living and working in Craigmillar, an Edinburgh housing scheme. I WASHINGTON GALLERY 44 Washington Street, 221 6780. Mon—Fri lOam—Spm; Sat 10am—1pm.


I BACKROOM GALLERY Underneath the Arches, 42 London Street, 5568329. Mon-Sat 10am—5.30pm.

Closed 25, 26, 27 Dcc;1—4Jan.

Christmas Exhibition Until end Dec. A mix of paintings, jewellery and ceramics.

I BLUE PARROT 49 St Stephen Street, 225 2941. Tue—Sat 10am—3pm and 7—1 1pm; Sun 11am-3pm.

Closed 25, 25, 27 Dec; 1,2,3Jan.

The Blue Parrot well-known lunch haunt in Stockbridge is now open in the evenings and has begun exhibiting the work of Edinburgh artists.

I BOURNE FINE ART 4 Dundas Street 557 4050. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm.


39/41 Princes Street. Mon-Sat 9am—5.30pm; Thurs 9am—6pm.

Closed 25, 26, 27 Dec; 1, 2, 3Jan.

The Scottish Crafts 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.

I CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace, 556 1010. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat lOam—lpm.

Christmas Exhibition '87 Until Wed 23 Dec. 150 years of paintings, watercolours and drawings by over 150 British and European artists, 1790- 1940.

* Metro Gallery, Glasgow A small, friendly gallerythis, which has an excellent selection of good, less expensive work. There are small, very decorative still lifes from Andy Cross (£65) and Anne Mendelow (£65) and Sandra Ewing’s Carnations on a Kekois (£60) is especially pretty. James Harrigan’s colourful, loose style is well suited to his subject, The Market Place (£300) and there is an attractive tiny etching called The Weeping Wall by Stuart Dulf (£365). Also a pre-Raphelite touch from Virginia Colley with her gently swooning portrait of a girl (£260), a Chinese llavourto Poppies and Dolls (£300), a big colourful picture by Ethel Walker and a childlike Christmassy feel to Julia Campbell’s work with its coloured wooden frames enclosing embroidered pictures, The Comet (£33), The Happy Prince (£65). (Sally Kinnes)

The Mercury Gallery, Edinburgh Though the theme here is also small scale, it is A Team who have been assembled. Leading the field, in price at least, is Gloxinia (£6000) by Anne Redpath, a creamy luxury of a painting. There is a lovely line drawing of a leopard by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (£3000) and from the same artist a head of a girl caught in profile with a few blunt strokes of chalk (£2200). Walter Sickert, Joan Eardley and Stanley Spencer all feature too.

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tv programme in which Malcolm Muggerldge and companion took a scholarly stroll through the medieval churches scattered about Romney Marsh. David Paton is in anecdotal mood with his pictures Gossip ol the Day and Taking Advice (£120 each) and June Redfern is represented by the powerful figurative style with which she made such an impression at this gallery during the Edinburgh Festival this year (£875—1000).

There is something of the Victorian traveller about Rob MacLaurin’s Figure in a Mountain Pass (another artist seen on excellent form here in an exhibition earlier this year). Ills small red figure is dwarfed by the orange landscape tinged with red and gold and it's as though he has left behind all the greyness of Britain and suddenly been able to indulge in an excess of glorious warm colour. The gallery also sells a selection of unframed prints by artists including Simon North, Willie Rodger and Kate Downie (£30-65).

Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh

Size is what links the paintings here none is bigger than 10 by 8 inches and again there is a huge range of work with over 100 artists exhibited. Prices range from £8-£800 with an average price of £200-£275 and £20-£40 for miniatures. Also titanium jewellery

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Marie Shillito (£28-£120) and contemporary cermaics from £8—£1 90 (average price £20-£30).

Compass Gallery, Glasgow

In Glasgow, pick of the bunch is probably the Compass Gallery whose famous Christmas show ls now 20 years old. Each of the three rooms in the gallery is packed from floorto ceiling with over 400 paintings and prints from under £10 to £1,000, plus ceramics and jewellery and handprinted paper at 30p per sheet. There is fine work from Charlotte Cheverton (£94) who uses an underlying geometry to strong effect, Bill Wright (£75-£200), Morag Muir £75 whose pale-coloured work has an almost medieval quality, Elise V Allan

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who works in an attractive loose style (£150), James Robertson (£600), Tom McKendrlck (£95) and Paul Chambers (£80). Representational work far outweighs abstracts but there are strong examples of the latter from Ian McKenzie Smith (£200), Elspeth Lamb (£180—£250) and a lovely stormy

Skylight Study (£84) by Graeme Swanson.

Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh has established a fine reputation for showing new jewellery and it must be the best place in the city to see what the up to the minute jewellers are fashioning. Look out for work by Karen McGlashan, artist-in-residence at Aberdeen Art Gallery, who uses from on silverto give a filigree effect and makes earrings which look like big, spindly quotation marks (from £39). There is attractive work from Mark Powell who uses shapes like machine parts in contrasting coloured metals, feathered and crinkled silverjewellery by Alison Bradley (from £50), titanium jewellery by Sarah O’Hana (£12-£29.50), perspex and gold foil work by Gail lllevan (£10—£55) and African style brooches by Adrian Hope (£60). Also studio glass by the talented duo Annica Sandstriim and David Kaplan (see lllus) of Lindean Mill Glass, Galashiels (£750—£1000). Paintings come in a wide variety of styles from seascapes by John Houston (from £300) to the theatricallty of Ian D Cook (from £200) and the evocative landscapes of Phil Braham (from £145). Don’t miss the delightful work of Catherine lmhof-Cardinal on the stairs (from £300) and some attractive small paintings by Richard Jacques.

I CENTRAL LIBRARY George I V Bridge, 225 5584. Mon—Fri 9am—9pm, Sat 9am-1pm.

I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street, 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon-Sat 10am—6pm. Licensed cafe. [D] No exhibitions until February as the gallery prepares for the lavish Gold of the Pharos in February. The Art Centre reception and postcard shop remain open as does the cafe.

I COLERIOGE GALLERY 47b George Street, 2201305. Mon—Sat lOam-5.30pm.

Glass, Jewellery and Prints by Contemporary Al‘liSiS Until end Dec.

I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 166 High Street, 220 1260. The Collective have finally made the move up the High Street forcast for some time now. While it is settlingin and organising the new space, the gallery is closed. The List will let you know as soon as its 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.

" obert Calnder at Richard Demarco '7 Gallery, Edinburgh

I RICHARD OEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Church, Blackfriars Street (off High Street), 557 0707.

Despite continued financial problems, Demarco continues to fill his gallery with art.

Yvonne Hawker Until Thurs 24 Dec. Solo show for a young watercolourist who lives and works in a remote shooting lodge on the West coast.

Rudolph Calonder and Angela Weyersberg Until Thurs 24 Dec. Paintings by two artists, one German, the other Swiss, who now live and work in England.

Janet Treloar Until Thurs 24 Dec. Paintings.

All Auction of Ricky Demarco‘s paintings and of paintings by Baria Sayer will be held at the Melrose Station Craft Centre, Palma Place, Melrose (tel: 089 682 3223) at 1.30pm on 12 Dec in aid ofthe St Mary's Music School, Edinburgh.

I EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY ARCHITECTURE GALLERY 20 Chambers Street, 667 1011 Ex. 4471 for info. Closed 24 Dec—4 Jan. Carlo Scarpa at the Castelvecchlo Until 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

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