lnverleith House is open on weekends only.

New Sculpture The pond looked very empty when Reg Butler's little female figure left with the Gallery of Modern Art. But the Botanic Garden has filled the gap. David Annand full-size heron with wings spread for flight will permanently reside on the spot. Appropriate too. as live herons have been known to fish in the ornamental pond.

Gardens of Scotland Until end Dcc. 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 COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS for info phone Mungo Campbell on 557 5498 or Acanthus 557 5498.

Artists and Architecture Conference 26.27 Feb. A gathering of artists and architects from around the country and abroad get together in the wake of Edinburgh District Council‘s ‘Percentage for Art' policy which gives out the message that buildings can be designed and built with works ofart integrated from the beginning. This conference will provide the focus in a mini-festival of architectural events throughout the city during the week 22—28 Feb.

I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Cafe.

European Art1200-1800 A new gallery opens. See panel.

I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 1(lam—5pm: Sun 2—5pm.

Scotland‘s antiquities share premises with the Portrait Gallery.


The Edinburgh International: Reason and Emotion in Contemporary Art Until 14 Feb. A major show organised by the Scottish Arts Council which brings together the work of 19 European and American artists. This is the first time a show on this scale has been organised in Scotland


Carlo Scarpa, Edinburgh University, Dept of Architecture

Scarpa, the Italian architect. began converting Verona's fortress-like Castelvecchio into the city museum in 1957 and finished in 1973, a few years before his death. Twenty of the 400 surviving drawings he made for the project are brought together for this exhibition and shown for the first time outside Verona.

It is not, however. an exhibition for the layman. Though it‘s very well displayed, and Peter Richardson and Andrew Hanson are to be congratulated on their very attractive exhibition design and construction, the same thought does not seem to have gone into making it generally accessible. I doubt if any but the architectually trained could get any idea of the architectural problems the original building presented or how Scarpa went about solving them. The labels are brief and few and far between and the slide show too gives virtually nothing in the way of explanation.

It‘s a pity,‘and not a little ironic, that what could evidently be a fascinating exhibition and whose very subject is

outside the Edinburgh Festival. The 18th century building. in keeping with the classical theme which runs throughout the work. is kitted out with cafe’ and bookshop forthisevent.

Edinburgh Internationale One-Day Symposium To be held at Talbot Rice Gallery. Old College. University of


how best to design a space in which to show works of art should pay such little attention to explaining itself to the general public. (Sally Kinnes)

Edinburgh. Fri 29Jan. The sympsium intends to set this exhibition in the context ofart and politics ofthe 20th century. How wide that brief will extend can only be imagined at this stage. Speakers will include Douglas Hall (one ofthe selectors). Michael Bury on the uscsof Classicism in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Walter Grasskamp on Classicism in Germany and Tom Norman on the British context of the dualism between reason and emotion. The day is free but reservations strongly advised. Please send for your ticket to Professor Fernie. Dept of Fine Art. University of Edinburgh. 19 George Square. Edinburgh EH8 9LD

I THE SCOTTISH ARTISTS SHOP 8 Howard Street. 556 6337. Mon—Sat lOam—4pm. I SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE 140 Canongate. 556 8136. Mon—Sat l()am—5.30pm. The work of Scottish craftspersons on sale and on display.

I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street. 225 5955. Mon-Fri 9am—5.3()pm. Sat 9.30am—1pm.

Denis Peploe Mon 11 Jan-3 Feb. A colourist in the tradition of that other Peploe. Denis Peploe explores the landscape of Spain. Cyprus. the Lake District and the West Highlands in 60 paintings.

Travels with a Paintbrush Mon 11 Jan—3 Feb. Esme Gordon's style looks back at the grand period of the English watercolour (for the real thing go no further than the National Galery on the Mound where the Turner watercolours have their annual airing).

Figurative Ceramics Mon 11 Jan—3 Feb. Figures and animals in clay by contemporary artists such as Sarah Honeyman who makes flowers grow from the portrait bust.

I THE SCOTTISH MINING MUSEUM Lady Victoria Colliery. Newtongrange. Midlothian. 663 7519. Tue-Fri 10am—4.30pm; Sat/Sun Noon—5pm; Thurs late opening 6.30—8pm.

The history of mining in Midlothian on a mining site.

I THE SMALL GALLERY 5 Glen Street. Tollcross. Viewing by appointment 228 1285.

A personal exhibition in the flat of sculptor Moira lnnes. Pop in for a look. but phone first.

I STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557 1140.Tue—Sat Noon—6pm.


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As the first exhibition to look at how modern art deals with classical ideas, Edinburgh

International should have the highbrows raising their eyebrows.

There will be paintings and sculptures by renowned international artists on show. And this

will be the first time the artists have ever exhibited together anywhere in the world.

Edinburgh International is on at the Royal Scottish Academy on the Mound, a classical

building if ever there was one, and the perfect setting for this exhibition.

With paintings like the one on the left on show, however, it’s clearly not for the narrow minded.

Edinburgh International. Reason and Emotion in Contemporary Art.

19th December 1987-I4th February 1988 at the Royal Scottish Academy. Opening Times: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat. 12 noon-6pm Sun. Admission £1.00, concessions 50p.

Scottish Arts Council Exhibition

Made possible with the help of Moosehead Beer

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