ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
National Library, Edinburgh Football, according to the tirst reterences in Scotland to the game, was not to be encouraged since it distracts the men lrom archery practice. Evidently no one took much notice and the cabinetdisplaying tootball memorabilia in this exhibition ot Scottish sport is the largest on display. Archery is in one ot the smallest.
For the addict there is much to savour here. The ‘Wembly Wizard Football’ which scored the goals which won the match against England in 1928 will be particularly relished, all the more so tor its cracked and blistered leather. There are lorgotten surprises too, like the 1930s cigarette cards of sporting heroes, issued by Players Medium Navy Cut, when the packets still showed a sailor's head within a lite ring set above a picture of the sea.
Cycling (and the Edinburgh Speedway), mountaineering, yachting and curling all make their appearance, the latter complete with intormation about ‘looties’ (curling stones) and a book with the arresting title ‘Curling and Artiticial Pond Making’, dated
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Glasgow, 1833. The author had a big response.
At the Edinburgh Skating club —the oldest in Britian —they apparently »‘adopted the ‘travelling position’ skating with their arms lolded in tront’ —though evidently not a style favoured by Raeburn’s tamous skating Reverend, Robert Walker.
Judging trom the current royal tour, not much has changed since the 1771 detinition ot a yacht, ‘a vessel ol state, normally employed to convey princes, ambassadors and other great personages trom one country to another' and yachting was apparently adopted with a vengeance by robust and wealthy Victorians in places such as Oban.
The exhibition has been researched with characteristic thoroughness by the National Library and its attention to detail is well-rewarded by the anecdotes it brings to light. There is something on just about every Scottish sport and not much has been overlooked, not even as a pen and ink sketch testities, an 1880 game oi of deck quoits. (Sally Kinnes)
exhibition of their work includesa reconstruction of a ‘single end’.
I EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY LIBRARY (ieorgc Square. (io7 WI 1. Mort-Fri 9am—5pm.
Piecing Togetherthe Past I 'ntil 15 April. Exhibition Room. An exhibition to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee ofthc University‘s Department of Architecture. Warren Hastings and British India Starts 1 Feb.
I FINE ART SOCIETY 12 (ireat King Street. 5560305. Mon-Sat lilam—opm.
Land DI the Pharaohs 1—27 Feb. 'I‘ocoincide with the (iold of the Pharaohs exhibition at the (‘ity Art Centre in February. the Fine Art Society have got together a little oftheir own magic with Victorian impressions ofancient civilisation. In the late 19th century Iigypt pulled in European tourists by the boatload. Edward Lear. Frederick (ioodall, David Roberts and Joseph Farquharson (better an‘Nn IUI’ SHIT“) SIICCP lll'dII L'dIIICISI dl C some of the artists included in this exhibition who made the trip and were inspired.
I FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366 Mon—Fri 9.3(lam—lpm and 2pm—5.3llpm.
Robert Doisneau I'mil 26 Feb. Black and white documentary photographs taken by the well—respected French photographer between 1933 and 1972. People andthe streetsof Paris. brimming with character
and unexpected juxtapositions. Which is pose and which is real‘.’ It's easy to be caught out!
I FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street. 225 2383. Tue—Sat l()am—5.3()pm: Sun I.3()pm—5.3()pm. Licensed cafe.
Boyd Webb Until 3 March. Boyd Webb‘s photographs will amaze. He creates a world where dinosaurs climb on men‘s backs. telephones talk to each other under water and people pop out of planets small enough to belong to The Little Prince. His theatrical set-ups are witty. intriguingand get to the point sharp.
Talk 5 Feb. 6. 15pm. Free. Richard Cork. writer and art critic, talks about the early work and development of Boyd Webb‘s photography.
Talk 12 Feb. 6.15pm. Free. Ron O'Donnell. the Scottish photographer known for his own unique worlds and witty installations. gives a personal appreciation of Boyd Webb‘s work.
Pertormance 19. 20 Feb. £3(£1.5t)). Rosemary Butcher dances to music by Michael Nyman and with design by Dieter Pietsch. See dance page for further details.
Open Exhibition Artists living in Scotland (not students) are invited to submit work for the first Fruitmarket Open exhibition to be held in May. Contact the gallery for details.
I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Restaurant. [D]
THE COLLECTIVE GALLERY ‘ I66 HIGH STREET - EDINBURGH - 031-220 |260
THE COLLECTIVE IS PLANNING TO MOUNT A SERIES OF LIVE ART PROJECTS DURING '88 BOTH IN AND OUTSIDE THE GALLERY.
W'L ARI. INVITING PROPOSALS FOR WORK IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS.
PLRIORMANCE; VIDEO; INSTALLATION: TAPESLIDE WORK; ENVIRONMENTAL; SI TE SPECIFIC.
WI; ARI- PARTICULARLY INTERESTRED IN SUBMISSIONS I‘OR SITE-SPECIFIC WORK WHERE THE AUDIENCE AND LOCATION IORM AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE WORK.
PROPOSALS ALONC: WITH A FINANCIAL RUDCIT SHOULD BE SENT TO I66 HIGH S'IRILIT I‘OR FURTHER INFORMATION PHONE LYNDA GRAHAM ON: (BI-228 6380.
DI-ADLINI; FOR PROPOSALS 3Ist MARCH I988.
SUbS/d/SOU by the Scottish Arts COUFICII imomic «mm - comm ions
EXPOSURE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
1] The Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Queen Street holds the national collection of photography; but with no display space the photographs sometimes seemed underexposed. Just opened, the new Photography Roam changes all that. The first of a continuing series of displays is ‘Photography in Scotland 1938-88’. 1] The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Belford Road celebrates four of Scotland’s greatest living artists with a room apiece given over to Bellany, Gear, Hamilton Finlay and Philipson. 1] At the National Gallery of Scotland on The Mound the dramatic redecoration continues; some of the main galleries are closed but the lavishly refurbished rooms
now open upstairs show the promise of things to come.
1] All three Galleries are open Monday to Saturday SCOTLA N D
10-5, Sunday 2-5. Free!
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