ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
Rudolph Calender and Angela Weyersberg . Until 10 Jan. Two artists from mainland Europe, now living in Bath, paint from a thrusting unconventional viewpoint. Maggie Rambling 16 J an—20 Feb. Hambiing‘s erotic bulls move from the Serpentine in London. N0 energy spared in this show.
I THE DESIGNER GALLERY 1 l Hasties Close (round corner from 369 Gallery) Cowgate , 225 2774.
I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place Mon—Sat loam—5.30pm.
I EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY ARCHITECTURE GALLERY 20 Chambers Street, 667 1011 ext 4471 for info.
Carlo Scarpa at the Castelvecchio Until 22 Jan. This ltalian 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. See Royal College of Physicians for details of Art and Architecture Week.
I EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY LIBRARY George Square, 667 1011. Mon—Fri 9am-5pm.
Placing Together the Past 11 Jan— 15 April. Until March. Exhibition Room. An exhibition to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the University's Department of Architecture.
Warren Hastings and British India Starts 1 Feb.
I FILMHOUSE Lothian Road, 228 6382. Mon—Sat Noon-11pm; Sun 6.30—11pm. Licensed rest.
I FINE ART SOCIETY 12 Great King Street, 556 0305. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
Scottish painting from 18th to 20th century.
I FLYING COLOURS GALLERY 35 William Street, 225 6776.Tue—Fri l 1am—6pm;Sat 10am— 1 pm.
I FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent, 225 5366 Mon—Fri9.30am—1pm and 2pm-5.30pm.
No exhibitions during January. The photographs of Robert Doisneau (shown last year at the Collins Gallery) will be exhibited in February.
I FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street, 225 2383. Tue—Sat 10am—5.30pm; Sun 1.30pm-5.30pm. Licensed cafe.
Boyd Webb 23 J an—3 March.
Alan Johnston Until 10 Jan. Delicate abstract works reﬂecting the landscape by an artist who lives and works in Edinburgh, though rarely shown in Scotland.
Thomas Struth: Unconscious Places Until 10 Jan. Photographs of the street fascinate Struth and the streets of Edinburgh take their place in his work amongst those of Munich, Rome, Tokyo and Paris. This is the artist‘s ﬁrst major exhibition, organised by the Kunsthalie, Berne.
I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road, 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Restaurant. [D]
I GATEWAY GALLERY 2—4 Abbeymount , 661 0982. Mon-Sat Exhibitions Mon—Sat lOam—Spm. Rest.
I GALERIE MIRAGES The Lane , 46a Raebum Place, Stockbridge. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm; Sun 2—5pm. Closed Wed. Textile Fumtturs Until mid-J an. Bags from tents imported from the Atlas mountains, the plains of Persia and the deserts of China.
I BRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 15 Scotland Street 556 6020 Tue—Fri 11am—5pm ;Sat 10am—1pm.
Sol Lettlltt Until 13 Feb. Wall drawings by an American artist also appearing in the Edinburgh lntemational.
HANOVER FINE ART 104 Hanover Street, 225 2450. Mon—Fri 10am-5.30pm; Sat 10am-4pm.
leel Exhibition Mon 18 J an—Tues 2 Feb. Introducing new artists to the gallery. Plus ceramics, jewellery and prints.
Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh The day the new gallery of European Art 1200—1800 opened, John Makepeace was in the building. One olthe best-known designers in Britain, Makepeace had come to install very dillerent furniture lrom the dark, carved oak and elegant mahogany in the dimly-lit European room.
His table and chairs specially commissioned lor the boardroom ol the museum alter a number of British designers had submitted ideas, is in honey-coloured ash, softly padded in a salmon-mousse material, like calfskin to the touch but in reality an Italian synthetic. It’s a completely new
I HM GENERAL REGISTER HOUSE Princes Street, 556 6585. Mon—Fri 9am—4.30pm. The Scots in Australia Until end Jan.
I ITALIAN INSTITUTE 2a Melville Crescent 226 3173 Mon—Fri 10am—5pm (closed 1-2pm).
Carlo Scarpa at the Castelvecchio Exhibition organised jointly with Edinburgh University‘s Architecture Department — Sec Edinburgh University Architecture Gallery.
I KINGFISHER GALLERY 5 Northumberland Street Lane.
Quartet 11—30 Jan. 4 painters and 5 Scottish sculptors.
I MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street, 226 4151. Mon—Fri 9am—6pm; Sat 10am-1pm.
I MERCURY GALLERY 26 North Bank Street, 225 3200. Mon—Fri 10am-5.30pm; Sat 10am—1pm. From the Indonesian Archepellgo Until 30 Jan. Shadow puppets, basketware and textiles. The Mercury Gallery have announced that this will be its last exhibition on the Mound. They say that although exciting, the venture has not ‘inspired sufﬁcient interest and has therefore proved uneconomic for us to sustain.‘ Over the ﬁve years this branch of the Mercury Gallery, London has been operating, they have consistently shown special artists. This summer an exhibition of paintings by June Redfem proved one of the most adventurous exhibitions of the Edinburgh Festival and more recently the calm abstract collage of Philip Reeves showed the gallery’s ability to change mood without losing quality. A student show selected from the four Scottish colleges was mounted every year. It will be sorely missed by those beginning their career. With the proliferation of galleries in
Makepeace design formed as a result of the museum's special need for a flexible suite. The long, rectangular table can be broken up into individual triangulartahles with exact simplicity. The chairs are high-backed vaguely recalling Mackintosh but much more comfortable.
The Makepeace commission (worth over £20,000) comes at a time when the museum is vigorously building up its 20th-century collection which already contains large holdings of glass, ceramics and textiles. In September 1988, the museum will host the Design History Society Conference. (Alice Bain)
Edinburgh over the last five years. there was bound to be a casualty sooner or later. Considering the reputation it has managed to forge, it is surprising and sad that it is the Mercury which is one of the first to fail. The gallery will happily continue to operate from its London address. I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2-5pm. TurnerWatarcolours - The Vaughan Bequest Until 31 Jan. January would not be the same without these piercing colours. Visions of Switzerland and Skye. a grey British wash and the famous lightning ﬂash in the Piazetta in Venice make Turner‘s understanding of landscape unmatchable. At the end ofJanuary they return to their drawers for another year. so don‘t leave it too late. The Other Robert Burns and his Circle Until end Jan. Burns‘ panel for the genteel Crawford tearooms (now Miss Selfridge and Doicis) forms the centre for this small but attractive exhibition. Redecorations and Restrictions From January to the end ofJune, the redecoration programme. begun with the red room this year, will continue in the main ground—floor galleries. The idea is to recall the spirit of the period in which the gallery was built and its architect Sir William Playfair. Rooms 15—18 (English, Dutch and 18th century European) will be closed until early March. I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George IV Bridge, 226 4531. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am—1pm; Sun 2pm—5pm. Scotland at Play 25 Jan-15 May. Sport gets the documentary treatment as the library looks at its history in Scotland from the Middle Ages to today. 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 anniversary of 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 NETHERBOW 43 High Street. 5569579. Mon—Sat 10am-4.30pm and evenings when performances. Cafe. Sax Shaw Until Sat 23 Jan. Stained glass and tapestry design. Picture Sale Until end Jan. Work donated by artists for sale by the Netherbow. £2.50—£60. I DDDFELLOWS BAR Oddfellows Hall. Forrest Road. 11.30am-11pm. I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street, 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—4pm. The Chosen Few Sat 9—Thurs 28 Jan. The Open Eye have gone for an unusual exhibition for the New Year. Academics. critics. administrators and even one or two artists have been asked to choose one Scottish artist. The gallery then invited that artist to submit one work. The resulting group of 30 makes interesting reading and should prove even more interesting viewing. John Beliany. Pat Douthwaite and Will McLean join the young Paul Furneaux and Stephen Conroy and others. To discover the choice of Timothy Clifford. George Wyllie, Cordelia Oliver and Andrew Brown pay . this playful exhibition a visit. 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. New Photographic Gallery in January, the Portrait Gallery opens their first permanent space devoted to photography. Work from photographers working in and from Scotland during the last 50 years have been selected from their collection for the first display. The national collection which is housed at the Portrait Gallery. continues to grow. the most recent gift coming from the Edinburgh Photographic Society. Queen's World The exhibition which began at this year‘s Festival will continue fora further three months due to public demand. Four new relics of Mary Queen of Scots have been added to the display. New Portrait of Hogg The gallery have recently acquired the finest existing portrait of the Scottish poet, James Hogg, known as the ‘Ettrick Shepherd‘. it is included in a small display in Room 1 of important acquisitions made since 1982. I PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street, 557 2479. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Prints For Presents Until mid—Jan. An exhibition of prints by workshops‘ members: shop early for next Christmas! Lite 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. Cafe.
I RIAS 15 Rutland Square. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm.
Architects as Artists Until Jan. The annual round—up of architects taking to the brush for reasons other than building. John Boak and Richard Jaques look to the landscape, John Boys favours the sea and Ian Patterson takes a view of Venice in the rain.
Environment Show 11 J an—4 Feb. Architectural designs for the environment pavilion at the Glasgow Garden Festival. The design selected was submitted by Assist Architects, Glasgow and will be built for the festival.
I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN 557 7171. Mon—Fri IOam—l hour before sunset. Sat,Sun 11am—1 hour before sunset.
L SBThe List 8-21 January 1988