369 Gallery, Edinburgh The 369 starts the New Year with an eager, lresh show at work by four young artists, graduates ot the mid-eighties.

Alastair Wallace continues in the vein exhibited at the Collective Gallery last year. The large lace, hall classical sketch, hall comic, joking around with ‘cartoon‘, tloats up again in boyish blues. Childlike humour is continued in a nursury blue and pink painting which declares ‘Ouite trankly you're boring my tits ott’. Viewers replies' would make interesting reading.

There is subtle intrigue in ‘Sandra Glespin Viaduct’ and ‘The Pilsner Poodles’. In the lormer, a little window lrames a zooming car and bright streets are lit up cheekin against the blacked out loreground. Though whimsical, Walker’s painting has sharp attraction.

0n the next wall, Gillian Farmer‘s oil painting is loaded with colour,


Gillian Farmer

outlining romantic, sell-absorbed ligures. In attempting to weave magic and mystery, she applies layer after layer. There is an over-theatricality

aboutthe laces in Seeing Over Sands, but they seem to be more resolved in Small Blue with Sun Behind You.

Also graduating lrom Glasgow School at Art, but as a mature student, Margaret Huntertakes the shell's spiral as symbol of life‘s lemale torces. She is instinctive and energetic. There is need though to move on. The power she promises seems to desire change.

Calum lnnes currently lives in Amsterdam as the Scottish Arts Council‘s artist-in-residence. Here, he is dashed oil and sketchy. Flame and black join in paintings of whipped up symbols. Fish and laces connect the group but have little presence. There is no mystery. (Alice Bain)


I This section lists exhibitions at special note held outside Glasgow and Edinburgh. Galleries should contact Alice Bain with inlorrnation at least two weeks priorto pubhcafion.

I CRAWFORD CENTRE FOR THE ARTS 93 North Street. St Andrews. File 0334 76161.

Memory and Imagination 8 Jan—7 Feb. The sister show to the Edinburgh International now playing at the Royal Scottish Academy. Work on paper by seven ofthe nineteen artists participating in Edinburgh brings European and American artists. little seen in this country. to some of Scotland‘s liveliest smaller scale venues. I SEAGATE GALLERY 36—40 Seagate. Dundee. 0382 26331.

Beth Fisher 23 Jan-16 Feb. The large drawings seen last year at Third Eye Centre.

I SMITH ART GALLERY Dumbarton Road. (0786) 71917 Wed—Sun 2—5pm; Sat


Critical Realism t'niil Sun 31 Jan. livery picture in this exhibition tells some kind of story. most of them political. There are images which portray social deprivation. racism. unemployment. politicians as fools and the trap of middle classness. A number of Scottish artists have contributed work (Ken Currie. Peter IIowson. John Kirkwood and Iilizabeth Mulholland) to this debatable exhibition. The photographic (Paul (iraham anth) Spence) and cartoon (Steve Bell and Gerald Scarl‘e) are most striking. ()rganised for Nottingham (‘astle by Brandon Taylor.

Talk: What Hope From Art in Scotland Sat 30 Jan. 2pm. Free. Brandon Taylor isjoined by Sam Ainsley (Artist and (ilasgow School of Art). Andrew Nairne (Third Eye Centre) and George Wyllie ( Scul'.’tor) to discuss (‘ritical Realism. The title ofthe talk is taken from a picture by Ken (‘urrie in which a welder holds HOPE forng in


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11 Roam around the National Gallery ofSeotland on The Mound, see ‘Drawings by Artists in 17th Century Rome’ & a new arrival ‘Diana & Her Nymphs’ by the other Robert Burns, painted in 1926 for Crawford's tearooms in Princes Street. 1] The Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Queen Street shows its two most important acquisitions in many years—The ist Duke of Hamilton by Mytens and a double portrait olthe 14th Duke 8L his wife by Kokoschka, two masterpieces spanning 340 years. 11 At the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Bellord Road take a closer look at Paul Nash’s ‘Landscape of the Vernal Equinox’; our appeal for “The Terrible Year 1937’ by Barlach commemorates the 50th anniversary of Hitler’s notorious ‘Degenerate Art’ exhibition; 8L have you had lunch at the

Gallery Cole? 11 All 3 Galleries are open Monday to Saturday

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